IHEARTMEDIA AND TOP ON-AIR PERSONALITY TERRY MEINERS ANNOUNCE NEW LONG-TERM CONTRACT
Louisville, KY – December 4, 2023 – iHeartMedia today announced an exclusive long-term agreement with Louisville personality Terry Meiners to renew and expand his relationship with the company. Under the new 5-year agreement, Terry Meiners will continue his current role as host of “The Terry Meiners Show” on NewsRadio 840 WHAS.
Terry Meiners is a 38-year radio veteran at NewsRadio 840 WHAS. “The Terry Meiners Show” has aired weekday afternoons since his first shift on December 2, 1985. Prior to his on-air success on NewsRadio 840 WHAS he worked at WKQQ-FM in Lexington (1976-1980), WLRS-FM in Louisville (1980-1983), and WQMF-FM in Louisville (1983-1985).
“iHeartMedia Louisville is thrilled to extend our relationship with Terry Meiners,” said Kristy Beebe, Area President for iHeartMedia Kentucky, Carolinas and West Virginia. “Terry is one of Louisville’s most loved personalities thanks to his passion for the community and the city combined with his unique ability to entertain and inform our listeners.”
Meiners is a 25-year host and face of WHAS Crusade for Children, helping children with special needs and their families throughout Kentucky and Indiana. The WHAS Crusade for Children has raised 210 million dollars since its inception in 1954. Other notable public service organizations Meiners has contributed to include Louisville Urban League, Louisville Metro Police Foundation, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, American Cancer Society, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Alzheimer’s Association and Kentucky Humane Society.
“Terry Meiners is a Louisville icon who, for the last 38 years, has been guiding Kentuckiana listeners home on their nightly commute,” said Michael Jordan, SVP, Programming, iHeartMedia Kentucky. “His leadership, thoughtfulness, knowledge and love for the people of this community is unmatched. I’m thrilled to continue our relationship with Terry for the next five years!”
Meiners has interviewed many notable figures including President Joe Biden, former President George W. Bush, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former Vice Presidents Mike Pence and Al Gore.
“I’m the luckiest radio guy in the world because I’m serving my hometown during all of its major moments,” said Terry Meiners “I cherish the chance to communicate, listen, learn and lead whenever duty calls. Louisville is my heart.”
More interview subjects include Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence; musicians Dolly Parton, Carly Pearce, Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers, Ozzy Osbourne, Charlie Daniels, Timothy B Schmit (Eagles); media stars Vanna White, Katie Couric, Natalie Morales, Larry King; sports celebrities Will Smith (Dodgers), Terry Bradshaw, Brett Favre, Lamar Jackson, Dick Vitale, Kenny Payne, Rick Pitino, Tubby Smith, John Calipari, Mark Stoops, Bobby Petrino, Peyton Siva and Tim Couch.
In addition to currently broadcasting on NewsRadio 840 WHAS, “The Terry Meiners Show” is also available on iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app, iHeartMedia’s all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service.
About iHeartMedia Louisville
iHeartMedia Louisville owns and operates WAMZ-FM, WHAS-AM, WKJK-AM, WNRW-FM, WSDF-FM, WKRD-AM, WTFX-FM, and WQMF-FM and is part of iHeartMedia. iHeartMedia, Inc. [Nasdaq: IHRT] is the leading audio media company in America, reaching over 90% of Americans every month, and has a portfolio of unmatched consumer brands and industry-leading events. iHeart’s broadcast radio assets alone have more consumer reach in the U.S. than any other media outlet; twice the reach of the next largest broadcast radio company; and over four times the ad-enabled reach of the largest digital only audio service. iHeart is the largest podcast publisher according to Podtrac, with more downloads than the next four podcast publishers combined; has the number one social footprint among audio players, with seven times more followers than the next audio media brand; and is the only fully integrated audio ad tech solution across broadcast, streaming and podcasts. The company continues to leverage its strong audience connection and unparalleled consumer reach to build new platforms, products and services. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.