Join us on May 15th at Elk Run for the Ted Throckmorton Crusade for Children golf tournament. Ted was a Crusade volunteer for over 60 years. Now that he has passed, we honor him with his friends to continue the cause of helping special needs children. Don't miss my one and only swing at 1:49 in the above video. I was wearing my business suit pants and shoes and literally got out of the car and walked to the tee box. 105 yards, 52 degree wedge into a headwind, ball stops 6 feet short. Birdie. We've upgraded the Crusade music menu this year. Thanks, Teddy Abrams.
Is radio dead? Is TV dead? Nope. But there is a reframing of information flow. A recent poll lists broadcasting as one of today's worst career choices. You may be surprised to learn how little most TV and radio people earn. Others predict the end of talk radio following the 2016 elections. No way. Local talk shows allow each city's residents to weigh in on local issues. The local radio station is the kitchen table where everyone can throw in their two cents or at least eavesdrop on those who do. I completely love my 40 year broadcast career and have rarely regretted choosing it. I have learned 10 million things by talking with a zillion people on
The summer of 2014 Ice Bucket Challenges raised lots of money for ALS research, despite reports illustrating that billions more dollars are needed and that only 27% of incoming ALS-targeted gifts are actually spent on research. Many prominent people took the pain and made donations. Critics claim many are doing it simply for platitudes on social media. Viewers were both pained and flummoxed that so many show business people don't understand that vertical video is amateurish production. The water splashing phenomenon actually grew out of a fundraising campaign by firefighters, including exponential growth among WHAS Crusade for Children participants. Here are city of Louisville firefighters dousing me for a $100 Crusade "Cold Water Challenge" during May 2014. Brrrr. I'm still
Thanks to the Louisville Fire Department and IAFF Local 345 for raising money for the WHAS Crusade for Children. I broadcast from the #1 tee box on Great Day Live as several firefighters and friends blasted killer drives. Not one golfer succumbed to the pressure of hitting their tee shots on live TV. But that doesn't mean they weren't nervous. Thanks again, firefighters. We couldn't have a successful Crusade for Children without you.