Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell joined me on WHAS Radio for a wide ranging conversation about the Biden Administration's stimulus packages, infrastructure proposals, COVID vaccine access, moving the MLB all-star game over woke politics, and the senate seesaw of having moderate Democrat Joe Manchin voting often with Republicans. .@terrymeiners says @LeaderMcConnell might consider himself still majority leader given how much @Sen_JoeManchin sides with the #GOP. McConnell says he appreciates Machin’s open-mindedness, saying @JoeBiden is leading an “audacious” left-wing administration. #KYSen #Biden — Philmonger (@phillipmbailey) April 6, 2021 Only once did the Senate Minority Leader cut me off while blurting "LET ME FINISH!" That's a new over/under record! Wide ranging interview with @LeaderMcConnell on whether @JoeBiden has ghosted him, if McConnell is still majority leader b/c
House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. John Yarmuth (KY-3) joined me on 840WHAS to add deeper context to the spending plans in the Biden Administration's American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Mr. Yarmuth is the primary author of the legislation. Parts of it were retooled by the Senate but it was ultimately passed and signed into law last week. Republicans claim that only a fraction of the spending package is appropriately aimed at eradicating the COVID pandemic. Americans earning $75,000 individually or $150,000 filing jointly receive up to $1,400 per person in stimulus funds from ARPA. Extra cash and tax credits are added for additional family members. That cash commitment makes up 22% of the $1.9 trillion spending package. "I'd be happy to defend every
THE BEASMAN #1 u of l denied ncaa tourney berth AWWWW M-I-T-C-H! MITCH! MITCH! MITCH! (laffs) MITCH BARNHART IS THE GREATEST KENTUCKY WILDCAT LEADER EVER! (laffs) WE NEED TO GIVE MITCH BARNHART A RAISE FOR PUNCHIN LOSERVILLE IN THE MOUTH AND KNOCKIN EM OUT OF THE NC2A TOURNEYMINT! (laffs) I AIN’T STOPPED CHUCKLIN SINCE THEY ANNOUNCED THE BRACKETS! (laffs) ALL US GOOD AND CLASSY CAT FANS WAS SAD ABOUT BEIN ONE-AND-DONE IN THE S.E.C. TOURNEYMINT BUT THEN MITCH BARNFART SHOCKED EVERBODY BY TELLIN LOSERVILLE TO TAKE A SEAT! (laffs) I BETCHA CHRIS MACK WEREN’T MAKIN NO SMART ALECK VIDEOS DOWN IN HIS BASEMENT BAR WITH ERIC WOODHEAD! (laffs) Y’ALL AIN’T MOCKIN U UH KAY NO MORE, IS YOU, YOU NOBODY WORTHLESS
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,
Heavy snow falls. The solemn duty of shoveling the driveway becomes Job One. After a brutal hour of pushing away the frozen encumbrance, a drive by plow dumps another load of street snow all over your freshly cleaned private drive. What the what? It turned out the Snow Bully was my buddy The Beasman. He called me on the radio to laugh at my shoveling misery. LISTEN #GoCats #BBN #LarryMinner #NoCountLoservilleLover CATS WIN! CATS WIN! The Beasman sends a special shoutout to Ashley Judd for letting a gorilla snap her lucky wishbone so that the Cats could start winning again! 🏀 #840WHAS For the uninitiated, University of Kentucky superfan The Beasman loves to taunt U of Smell lover Larry Minner on
THE BEASMAN calipari lifetime contract SHUT YOUR SNAGGLE TOOTH MOUTH, LARRY MINNER! I AIN’T IN NO MOOD FOR JOSHIN’ WITH YOU U OF SMELL BUTTKISSERS. Y’ALL CARDINALS CAINT SMIRK CUZ Y’ALL IS ON BASKETBAW PAUSE CUZ Y’ALL DISEASED UP WITH THE S.T.D.s. BUT AMERICA DON’T CARE! AMERICA WANTS TO SEE THEIR HERO KENTUCKY WILDCATS! TROUBLE IS…WE GO OUT THERE AND SUCK AGAIN! (cry) MY WILDCATS SUCK THE SUCKIEST SUCK IN THE HISTREE OF U UH KAY BASKETBAW. IT’S TRUE. BIG BLUE IS 5 AND 12 AND IT FEELS LIKE WE IS 5 AND 5 HUNDERD. (cry) I CAINT BLEEVE THE MIGHTY KENTUCKY WILDCATS DONE SUNK LOWER’N A SNAKE’S BELLY. AFTER LOSIN TO THEM MOONSHINE SWILLIN, SISTER KISSIN TENNERSEE HILLBILLIES, OL COACH CAL
THE BEASMAN cat fan uprising I KNOW THERE’S A LOT OF CRABBY CAT FANS RIGHT NOW BUT TELL ‘EM TO PUT COACH CAL’S FURNITURE BACK IN HIS HOUSE! COACH CAL DON’T GOTTA LEAVE LEXINUN AFTER ALL CUZ U UH KAY IS WINNIN AGAIN! AWWWW C-A-T-S CATS! CATS! CATS! DONTRAY ALLEN IS SHOOTIN THE LIGHTS OUT AND WE GOT KREON BROOKS PLAYIN AGAIN! BIG BLUE NATION OUGHT TO BE HAPPY BUT HALF OUR GOOD AND CLASSY CAT FANS SAY THEY AIN’T FANS NO MORE! Laurel County Sheriff and Jailer burn their UK shirts in protest of UK kneeling last game pic.twitter.com/fyy71mnSJZ — Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) January 11, 2021 LARRY, WHY CAINT YOU TAWK ABOUT KENTUCKY’S FAN UPRISING INSTEAD OF ALL THIS DUMB WARSHINUN STUFF? COME ON,
I've forgotten why the Playboy Playmate of the Year was at our WHAS studios in 1995 but I did not complain about it. Julie Cialini sat for an interview and she was very pleasant and willing to meet listeners. So we had doughnuts sent in and offered commuters a choice. We would broadcast with the Playmate of the Year from the sidewalk in front of our radio station for 30 minutes. Listeners could pull up and choose between a doughnut or a hug from the playmate. Great fun ensued. Not many doughnuts were chosen. Julie actually ate one. That may have been the most shocking aspect of the show that day. Imagine a radio segment like this in today's #MeToo world. I would
The Courier Journal ran an extensive profile of me on January 4, 1992. The excellent writer C. Ray Hall followed me for three days. I was worried that I was about to be indicted. What in the world would be that interesting that required three days of observation? The piece turned out to be the most thorough, thoughtful, and accurate piece ever written about me. Mr. Hall told me that it was the longest profile the newspaper had ever done on a media person. These photos were never published but were given to me after the publication was released. Staff photographer Pam Spalding was terrific. She snapped a zillion pictures of my family and me and they were incredibly respectful and touching.
Looking forward to joining @TerryMeiners today on @840WHAS in #Kentucky to discuss the news of the day. Tune in live at 4:05 ET today: https://t.co/TKlXiZ1ism — Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) August 8, 2019 Of all the interaction I've had with various luminaries over the years, no one creates more blowback than Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The comments are WOW!