Our celebration continues as we roll toward the 100th birthday of WHAS Radio, Louisville's 50,000 watt blowtorch. Each week, I profile a former personality or station leader to reflect of the incredible history of Kentucky's first licensed radio station. Visit this link for my interviews with Gary Burbank, Liz Curtis, Doug McElvein, Cindi Sullivan, and Mark Levin. Now on to more great conversations with WHAS Radio legends! We will continue these visits every Friday at 4:35 PM until the 100th birthday of WHAS on July 18, 2022. 🎧 #WHAS100 🎙 The brainiest of all @840WHAS colleagues is likely Barry Bernson. We chatted about his media career as a master storyteller, anchor, reporter, actor, narrator, and happy dad + grandfather. LISTEN https://t.co/xqH3Fuv48H #WHAS100years #radio #TV
It was fun seeing all of my deejay buddies post their photos and career trajectories for #NationalRadioDay last week. Here are a few that I snatched from their social media pages. And then there's the program director's memo that kept 19-year-old me on the part-time payroll. NOTE: he used bad math. I was being paid $40 per MONTH, or $480 per year to do some radio promotion work on the University of Kentucky campus. Had they cut me, I would more than likely have found a different career path. 😢 Happy #NationalRadioDay 🎧 Here's the 1976 @WKQQLexington program director's memo that saved my job and kept me in the business. I had only been working there for two months when Dick Hungate suggested that
#WHAS100years #WHAS100 #LouisvilleMedia #loumedia With the 100th anniversary of WHAS Radio arriving in July 2022, Terry Meiners is featuring chats with former WHAS personalities, news anchors, and regular contributors. Most of the weekly interviews air Fridays at 4:35 PM. Here's the series so far, beginning with the best radio personality Louisville has ever heard. 🎙 Louisville's greatest all-time radio entertainer Gary Burbank is about to turn 80. We had some big laughs on @840WHAS Radio today! LISTEN 🎧 https://t.co/xF2GRtheIK#Louisville #media #radio #airpersonalities #deejays #WHAS #WAKY #WLW #CKLW pic.twitter.com/mL9MTsmOdb — Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) July 16, 2021 🎧 #WHAS100years 🎙 Liz Curtis Higgs ruled the midday airwaves on @840WHAS in the 80s. She is happy, healthy, and doing God's work today. It was a delight having her back on
In 1985, my radio career was soaring. I was co-hosting the hugely successful WQMF-FM morning radio "Show With No Name." My partner Ron Clay was a shrewd, sardonic, soured-on-life hippie guy. He was brilliant and always had something clever to throw out on the air. We could finish each other's sentences with goofy riffs about society, celebrities, and politicians. We did outrageous things. We used sound effects to make it seem as if we were broadcasting from around the world. We lied a lot. We giggled at each other's provocative setups. We were juvenile delinquents trapped in grownup bodies. Rude boys throwing conventional broadcast techniques out the window. Radio stations in Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia sent employment inquiries. None of those
Congrats to Gary Burbank on his induction into the Kentucky Broadcasting Hall of Fame. We spoke today: AUDIO 🎙 https://t.co/0kdJq6ItzZ 📻 Exactly 10 years ago today, Gary Burbank and I had a long form chat about his life and career 2009 🎙 https://t.co/KQDdNsBNC7 #kymedia pic.twitter.com/H8Jdy47Eqq— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) October 15, 2019 From the Facebook page of WAKY/WKLO audio curator John Quincy: From Bob Moody: "Tonight at the Kentucky Broadcasters awards show. L-R: Bob Moody, Mike McVay, new Hall of Fame inductee Gary Burbank, fellow HOF member Coyote Calhoun, KBA exec Dale Thornhill. Hilarity ensued."
Conspiracy theorist and rabid radio/TV loudmouth Alex Jones is in a custody battle with his ex-wife. He has no shot. Even Jones' lawyer laughably stated that his client is a "performance artist" who doesn't sincerely believe his public claims that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were "an inside job" and that the Sandy Hook school massacre was "staged" as a means to control private ownership of guns. That must be a real setback to Jones' legions of lemmings. He boasts 2 million subscribers on YouTube. Alex Jones...meet Tuck Buckford. transcription from the New York Times: “Welcome back to ‘Brain Fight.’ Listen, people, the liberals want to tattoo Obama logos onto the skin of Christian babies, O.K.? And it makes me want to fight! Fight with my fists!
Two American broadcast legends on one video, the father/son tandem of Tom and Ron Clay (Clague). While Tom was visiting for the holidays, Ron had his pop appear with him on our morning cable TV show. It was taped for use a day or two later as fill-in material during the holiday schedule. I was still on Christmas break from the show and Tom filled in as Ron's partner. The local WLRS cable show was usually live on weekday mornings. People watched us do our WLRS radio show and during times music or commercials were on the radio, we could turn to the TV cameras and improvise racier content that was suitable for cable. PHOTOS - Ron Clay and Terry
The staff of 84WHAS Radio recorded A Christmas Carol, including lines from syndicated radio superstar Rush Limbaugh. Milton Metz narrates. Here's part one: Part two: CAST: Rush Limbaugh (solicitor), Milton Metz (narrator), Wayne Perkey (Ebeneezer Scrooge), Terry Meiners (Bob Cratchit), Van Vance (Jacob Marley's ghost), Jane Norris (Christmas past ghost), Joe Donovan (Christmas present ghost), Joe Elliot (Christmas Yet to Come ghost), Fred Wiche (nephew Fred), Laura Shirley (Mrs. Cratchit), Ken Schulz (Peter), Mary Jeffries (Belle), Beth Merrill (Martha Cratchit), Frederick Speck (Tiny Tim), Brian Rublein (1st man), John Asher (2nd man), Skip Essick (Joe), Tony Cruise (man), Christopher Holcombe (1st boy), Edward Pratt (2nd boy), and Sara Greiling (3rd boy. -- Directed by David Holland -- Produced by