Thanks so much to Rick Loader for sending a few WHAS items in honor of the station's 100th birthday. "Microphone Memoirs" was written by Credo Fitch Harris, who was hired in 1922 by Courier Journal owner Judge Robert Worth Bingham to manage the launch of WHAS Radio. This 1937 book by Credo Harris reflects upon the many innovations achieved during the first 15 years of WHAS, Kentucky's first radio station. Here are a few samples of Credo's notes.
#WHAS100 🎧 Angelic Angie, Flyboy Bill DeReamer, Bubbly Bobby Frazier, and Principled Paul Miles + newsmakers Lucy Westlake, Rand Paul, and David Novak
It's party time at WHAS Radio. We are 100 years old and show only two varicose veins on the broadcast tower! Looking good, old friend! Meet some more of our peeps! #WHAS100 🎙 @AngieFenton is the purest soul in local media. She is an excellent interviewer, writer, on air personality, mom, wife, and bestie. Angie and Jason created @EXTOLMagazine and never slow down on their public service.LISTEN 🎧 https://t.co/Dy6dfLKmd0#WHAS100years pic.twitter.com/JcOjsYD0ph— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) June 4, 2022 #WHAS100 🎙 @PaulMiles840 has a front row seat for the biggest news and sports stories throughout the region…on the job 24/7 always delivering a fair, fully verified report. A consummate pro, every day, every time. LISTEN 📲 https://t.co/MXCAwYV6cs#WHAS100years @840WHAS pic.twitter.com/xzMU5fkfhK— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) May 27,
#WHAS100 profiles of Perkey, Fox, Shay, Skipper, Ted, Joe, Sid, Lach on the Clock, and Jack “Santa” Pattie
After the first century of WHAS Radio's amazing legacy continues unfolding, the newest radio ratings are out. WHAS is still #1. Just like any other successful pursuit, WHAS' incredible run is built upon quality people. Here are more of the outstanding media members I've added to the #WHAS100years series. We begin with revered morning man Wayne Perkey, who dominated ratings for 30 years before retiring in 1999. #WHAS100 🎙 Louisville's legendary morning man Wayne Perkey joined me on @840WHAS to catch up on life, love, radio, community, & @CrusadeChildren happiness. He's still the Perkiest guy in town! 🎉 Happy 84th birthday, Wayne! LISTEN 🎧 https://t.co/ijc8QTshQ8#WHAS100years pic.twitter.com/cuSjLt30qf — Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) January 15, 2022 #WHAS100 🎧 My investigative journalist pal @ShayMcAlisterTV explains the challenges of asking
How much do y’all radio deejays make? Ain’t y’all loaded?
"You deejays make all that BIG MONEY!" Well...some do, some don't. It's all about the deal that's struck with management. Deejays who are connected to revenue streams typically pull better salaries. I've done at least 7 critical negotiations with management at WLRS-FM, then WQMF-FM, and then a series of revolving deals with the various managers of WHAS Radio and television over the past 45 years. WHAS Radio news anchors recently discovered a treasure trove of station documents, including this 1943 contract for staff announcer and "specialty man" services. There were also rates for singers, musicians, actors, and sound effects specialists. Here is a 1976 proposal from WKQQ/Lexington program director Dick Hungate to his manager requesting to unplug the automation and switch to live
WHAS will crack triple digits next summer when Kentucky’s first commercial radio station turns 100
It's still a year away but WHAS Radio will turn 100 on July 18, 2022. WHAS was Kentucky's first licensed radio station. What a wild trip it's been! 🎧 current WHAS audio: morning show, mid-morning, afternoons 🎧 historical audio Here's what WHAS-TV dug up in its video vault to note the radio station's 95th birthday in 2017. The Courier-Journal and Louisville Times Company obtained the broadcast license in 1922 and built a studio near the newspaper facility. This fall, current WHAS Radio owner iHeart Media will move the studio operations from Bishop Lane in the Newburg area back to downtown. WHAS has enjoyed a fantastic array of broadcast talent over the past century. The station has won prestigious awards for news coverage, emergency operations
Louisville radio ratings through January 2021, WHAS remains on top
What's old is what's new. WHAS Radio continues to lead in the Louisville radio market. Here are the latest radio ratings, released March 1, 2021. Louisville Rank: 54 12+ Population: 1,053,000 Ethnic Composition: Black - 15.87% Hispanic - 5% Market Swept: 13x/year Station Format Owner/LMA Dec20 Hol20 Jan21 WHAS-AM Talk iHeartMedia, Inc. 7.5 7.5 7.8 WAKY-FM Classic Hits W & B Broadcasting, Inc. 6.1 6.0 5.6 WAMZ-FM Country iHeartMedia, Inc. 5.6 5.2 5.5 WVEZ-FM Adult Contemporary Summitmedia, LLC 2.4 3.8 4.8 WFPL-FM News/Talk Kentucky Public Radio, Inc. 4.8 4.6 4.6 WDJX-FM CHR Alpha Media 5.2 4.5 4.6 WSFR-FM Classic Hits Summitmedia, LLC 4.2 4.2 4.5 WGZB-FM Urban Contemporary Alpha Media 6.4 5.4 4.4 WQNU-FM Country Summitmedia, LLC 5.0 4.5 4.2 WMJM-FM Urban Adult Contemporary Alpha Media 4.4 4.7 4.0 WQMF-FM Rock iHeartMedia, Inc. 3.8 3.9 3.3 WNRW-FM CHR iHeartMedia, Inc. 2.8 3.1 3.2 WUOL-FM Classical Kentucky Public Radio, Inc. 1.7 2.7 2.5 WXMA-FM Adult Hits Alpha Media 2.6 2.7 2.4 WRKA-FM Urban Adult Contemporary Summitmedia, LLC 2.3 2.2 2.2 WTFX-FM Urban Contemporary iHeartMedia, Inc. 1.6 1.8 2.0 WFPK-FM Adult Alternative Kentucky Public Radio, Inc. 2.3 2.0 1.8 WGHL-FM Modern/Alternative Rock Alpha Media 0.7 1.2 1.4 WKJK-AM Talk iHeartMedia, Inc. 0.9 1.0 1.2 WSDF-FM Adult Hits iHeartMedia, Inc. 1.9 1.0 1.1 WLCL-FM Sports Union Broadcasting, Inc. 0.9 0.6 1.0 WKRD-AM Sports iHeartMedia, Inc. 0.8 1.0 0.9 WHBE-AM Sports Union Broadcasting,
The WLW radio reunion in 2020 with Gary Burbank, Jim Scott, Bill Cunningham, more
Gather ’round the radio for riveting WWII updates
Radio delivers like no other medium. Listen to these voices describing the most consequential military maneuvers of World War II. Here are some segments of RADIO GOES TO WAR "The Amos and Andy program has been delayed a few moments" as we tell you how the Allies are saving the world.
I got Moxie Talked!
Terry Minors Ver 16 -Legacy Master- 6-4-2019 TRT105 from MOXIETALK with KIRT JACOBS on Vimeo. Thanks to Kirt Jacobs for a comfortable chat about me, my life, and my career. I prefer asking questions of others but Kirt made this a pleasant experience. We taped it 7 months ago so I have very little memory of what was said but whatever it was...I said it with 100% sincerity. Thanks for watching. The fact that my last name is misspelled on the Vimeo makes me even happier. That's my life. Never get caught up in the little things, baby.
more today than yesterday
Bruno Mars covers the 1969 hit More Today Than Yesterday during a 2011 radio appearance in New York. Here's the original song from Spiral Staircase: Oh, and things seem to have worked out for that Bruno Mars fellow. Five years later, here he is on show with a wider reach than WPLJ-FM in NYC. My buddy Scott Shannon, now the morning man at WCBS-FM, has seen immense talent roll through his New York studios over the years, but no one more gifted than Bruno. Glad to see he loves refurbishing classic pop songs.