"You deejays make all that BIG MONEY!" Well...some do, some don't. It's all about the deal that's struck with management. Deejays who are connected to revenue streams typically pull better salaries. I've done at least 7 critical negotiations with management at WLRS-FM, then WQMF-FM, and then a series of revolving deals with the various managers of WHAS Radio and television over the past 45 years. WHAS Radio news anchors recently discovered a treasure trove of station documents, including this 1943 contract for staff announcer and "specialty man" services. There were also rates for singers, musicians, actors, and sound effects specialists. Here is a 1976 proposal from WKQQ/Lexington program director Dick Hungate to his manager requesting to unplug the automation and switch to live
It's still a year away but WHAS Radio will turn 100 on July 18, 2022. WHAS was Kentucky's first licensed radio station. What a wild trip it's been! 🎧 current WHAS audio: morning show, mid-morning, afternoons 🎧 historical audio Here's what WHAS-TV dug up in its video vault to note the radio station's 95th birthday in 2017. The Courier-Journal and Louisville Times Company obtained the broadcast license in 1922 and built a studio near the newspaper facility. This fall, current WHAS Radio owner iHeart Media will move the studio operations from Bishop Lane in the Newburg area back to downtown. WHAS has enjoyed a fantastic array of broadcast talent over the past century. The station has won prestigious awards for news coverage, emergency operations
Congrats to Gary Burbank on his induction into the Kentucky Broadcasting Hall of Fame. We spoke today: AUDIO 🎙 https://t.co/0kdJq6ItzZ 📻 Exactly 10 years ago today, Gary Burbank and I had a long form chat about his life and career 2009 🎙 https://t.co/KQDdNsBNC7 #kymedia pic.twitter.com/H8Jdy47Eqq— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) October 15, 2019 From the Facebook page of WAKY/WKLO audio curator John Quincy: From Bob Moody: "Tonight at the Kentucky Broadcasters awards show. L-R: Bob Moody, Mike McVay, new Hall of Fame inductee Gary Burbank, fellow HOF member Coyote Calhoun, KBA exec Dale Thornhill. Hilarity ensued."
The crazed news writers at Ontario's CKLW Radio were the original National Enquirer Boys of radio. Growing up in Louisville, the bad boys of the airwaves crackled in from Chicago's WLS. The best ever? Gary Burbank: