As my 30th anniversary with WHAS radio approached, I recently renewed my contract for another six years. On July 1, 2021, I will likely end my 45 year commercial broadcast career.
My shows contain serious news interviews, community service, and a fair dose of jocularity involving celebrities, athletes, and newsmakers. Cracking wise is the overriding theme.
Our iHeartMedia Louisville management team must send all press release materials through the corporate prism in New York for approval.
I was asked to give a statement upon the contract renewal and submitted this:
“I declined a generous offer from the international brotherhood of brain surgeons so that I can remain with my iHeartMedia family for six more years. I love my on-air radio team and cannot imagine life without them. Thanks to Bill Gentry, Kelly Carls, Kevin LeGrett, and iHeartMedia for renewing my contract. I’m excited to continue my afternoon radio show, morning TV show, and my weekend work as an exotic dancer.”
Here is an example of how the parent company released my statement to various broadcast industry news outlets.
Scrubbed like a decommissioned CIA computer.
Come and see me dance at the Turnpike Tuck-a-Buck. It’s the only time I’m not the guy in the deejay booth.