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 Meiners goofing around with 800 Building doorman Sam Grandison (1981). WLRS was housed in two apartments surrounded by elderly tenants who peacefully co-existed with thumping rock music.
A Zapruder-like grainy photo of Ron and Terry in the WQMF studios (1983). Ron enjoyed running the control board unless he spilled coffee into it, causing a bit of smoke and a visit from an angry engineer.
Radio braggadocio led to a colossal mud wrestling loss to a pair of dancers pretending to be nuns. (1983)
After I moved to WHAS, Ron rebranded himself as Uncle Ron and had a varied cast of talented co-hosts.
Ron passed away in 1991. This video is a rare glimpse of his comedy chops in front of cameras. Great memories.
Thanks to Bret Sohl for production and the release of this video.