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This page contains items that formerly appeared on the Home Page under "What's New."

October 12, 2015

The 1989 WLKY-TV "Radio Wars" news features for WHAS, WDJX, WQMF and WLOU have been posted.

August 23, 2015

Added some new pics to WAVE Photo Page 2 thanks to Allen Brown.

May 26, 2015

Thanks to Jim Fenn for the 2015 WHAS Kentucky Derby composite, which can be found here.

We also added a 1966 survey from the Top 40 days of WAXU.

April 18, 2015

A 1989 WDJX aircheck composite is now online here. Included are clips from Chris Hamilton, Greg Scott and Ann Avery.

April 5, 2015

Former WMHX morning man Jack Shell's listing has been added to the DJs Page.

March 29, 2015

Added a WVLK survey from 1964 and a WBLG survey from 1967.

December 15, 2014

Three classic, great-quality airchecks from WINN are now available from Bob Hughes (1961), Tim Lockhart (1963) and Chuck Browning (1964). Access them here.

November 28, 2014

We've added over two dozen oldies artist interview clips, conducted by WHAS radio's Joe Donovan over the years. Find them here. A great big THANK YOU to Dave Reichel for dubbing the original carts for us.

November 24, 2014

Our thanks to former WLAP GM Jim Allison for the new pictures on our WLAP-AM page.

October 28, 2014

A whole slew of music survey scans from the Top 40 days of Lexington stations WLAP and WVLK have been added, conveniently zipped for easy downloading.

October 20, 2014

Thanks to Gene Smith for the 1983 aircheck of former WRKA PD Lee Tobin. Hear it here.

October 13, 2014

New WHAS audio has been added: A collection of WHAS 55th Anniversary vignettes (July 18, 1977) and Mark Strauss' last WHAS show (October 6, 1979). Plus Joe Donovan's "Derby Magazine" show from the morning of the 109th Kentucky Derby (May 7, 1983) and Joe's "The Other Side of Midnight" pilot show (September 8, 1988).  Thanks to Mark Strauss and Doris Deuth for these contributions. Find them here and here.

May 28, 2014

The 2014 WHAS Kentucky Derby Montage is available here, courtesy Jim Fenn.

March 9, 2014

Added a 1978 WKQQ Aircheck of Terry Meiners and Kathy Stamps, courtesy Elaine Harris Grant.

January 19, 2014

We're sorry to hear of the passing of WHAS Radio legend Joe Donovan. A special page has been created to give fans quick access to Joe's airchecks, photos and video -- plus the audio interview we did with Joe in 2009.

Thanks to Larry Smith for contributing two of his 1994 WHAS airchecks, plus a copy of his WHAS JAM jock jingle.

January 12, 2014

Two photos have been added to the WLAP-AM page.

January 5, 2014

New written material has been added to the WVLK-AM page.

November 3, 2013

Thanks to Dave Reichel for the 1985 WAVG aircheck of Karl Shannon, and to Alan Sullivan for the 1963 WINN photo featuring his famous father Claude.

June 9, 2013

Four 1985 WAVG airchecks have been added: three from Jeff Kibbey and one from Bob Riggle. Thanks for Jeff for making them available.

May 9, 2013

The 2013 WHAS Derby Day Montage is now online here, thanks to Jim Fenn.

May 5, 2013

We just added a wonderful 1978 WVLK aircheck from the wacky Paul J. Hughes. Our appreciation to Alan Reed for putting it in our digital hands.

May 2, 2013

Thanks to Todd Richmond for the 1988 WQMF "Harry" Legal ID. Find it here.

April 22, 2013

A 1964 aircheck of former WKLO PD Barney Groven doing AM drive at WINN is now online here. Thanks to Dorothy Unwin (the former Mrs. Barney Groven) for sending it our way.

February 18, 2013

WAVE airchecks of Jim Jeffrey and Rip Rinehart from December 21, 1977 have been added here.

November 22, 2012

Terry Meiners' November 13, 2012 conversation with National Radio Hall of Fame winner Gary Burbank is now available here.

October 27, 2012

A big thank you to former 590 jock John Parker for the scan of a WVLK 1971 music survey.

August 22, 2012

We added a picture of Lee Masters to the WLRS Page, thanks to Marty Messex.

May 9, 2012

Thanks to Jim Fenn for the 2012 WHAS Kentucky Derby montage.

May 6, 2012

Another aircheck for the WAXU Page -- this time courtesy Chuck Ham, who gave us a generous slice of his October 2, 1974 show. (Gotta love those jingles from TM Productions!)

April 29, 2012

We've added our first photo to the WVLK-FM Page, courtesy Tad Murray.

March 15, 2012

Two new photos have been added to the WKQQ Page, courtesy Mike Graves.

March 11, 2012

Thanks to Dave Reichel for the 1960 aircheck of the WHAS Radio "High Teens" show.

February 20, 2012

Our first Bill Bailey WTMT airchecks are now online. Hear how the Duke of Louisville sounded in February of 1989. Thanks to Terrell Metheny for sending them our way.

January 21, 2012

Two Bill Bailey photos have been added to the WVLK Page.

January 14, 2012

The Duke of Louisville has left us. Bill Bailey passed away this morning at the age of 81. Find the Bill Bailey Tribute Page here.

December 26, 2011

Thanks to Adam Jones for the scan of a 1962 WINN print ad, and to Keith G. for a pic of a WINN 1970s bus banner. Find them here and here.

December 22, 2011

A 50,000 watt thank you to Mark Strauss for the right-off-the-board unscoped recording of WHAS' 1979 "Metz Here" 20th anniversary show. Mark also contributed a clean-sounding, in-the-clear version of Gary Burbank's "Mack The Knife" Snow Shark Song. Find them both here.

October 10, 2011

Thanks to Jerry Keifer for the scan of the 1972 WAXU Coverage Map. (Jerry says "I'm sure Dave Carrier and Ray Hooper hustled some biz with this.)

September 18, 2011

Phil Osborne has been added to the DJs Page -- and there are a couple of new WVLK pictures, courtesy Ken Gullette.

July 24, 2011

Now available: a ZIP archive of airchecks from most of Joe Donovan's final WHAS show (August 29, 1997). Find it here.

July 21, 2011

A great big thank you to Barry Fox (Greg Peddicord) for the early-80s pics just posted on the
WVLK page.
July 18, 2011

Thanks to Dave Reichel for the early '70s WXVW pics, and to Gene Smith for the scan of the 1988 Joe Donovan WHAS listener award.
June 27, 2011

Our appreciation to Paul J. Hughes for the
WBLG aircheck of the "Pattie-Hurst" hour (with Jack Pattie and Ron Hurst) from 1975.
June 8, 2011

Thanks to Gene Smith for the scans of the two WVEZ fridge magnets from the '80s.
May 12, 2011

Thank you to Jim Fenn for the 2011 WHAS Radio Derby Day Montage, now available
here. Jim writes, "This makes the 30th year that the station has produced these Derby montages. I think you have all of them except for 1983. That one has been lost for years. I hope someday someone comes across it."

May 4, 2011

Mucho thanks (again) to former WLAP engineer Tom Fitzgerald for the 1973 studio construction photos of WLAP at "Radio Park". View them here.

February 27, 2011

More WLAP pics have been posted -- this time from 1968 and courtesy Ron Chilton. See them
here.
February 20, 2011

Our deepest appreciation to former WLAP engineer Tom Fitzgerald for the 1974 pics of Lexington's "Radio Park". Find them here.
February 12, 2011

Thanks to Barb Polk, we've launched our brand new
WHAS Video Page, featuring TV commercials of WHAS radio personalities past and present.

February 7, 2011

We've added Don Bader to the DJs Page.

Thanks to former WHAS promotions director Barbara Polk for the great late '70s pics we've added here.

February 3, 2011

Our thanks to Joe Crawford for sending us a copy of a 1991
WZKS composite, produced by then-PD Joel Widdows.
January 5, 2011

Check out the WXVW Page for new WXVW memories from Mark "Buzz" Knight.
December 24, 2010

Thanks to Terry Meiners for two cool 1986 WHAS control room photos with Terry and Jerry Abramson, now proudly displayed
here.

November 27, 2010

We found three WVLK jingles (circa 1960) on a Richard H. Ullman-marketed IMM jingle demo. We're not sure if they were ever used on the air, but you can hear them here.

November 25, 2010

Thanks to Gene Smith for the 1989
WHAS airchecks from Diane Williamson, Doug McElvein, Jack Fox, Ted Fleischaker and Terry Meiners.
November 24, 2010

We've just posted airchecks from WAVG, WCII, WDJX, WJYL, WLRS, WLSY, WOBS, WQMF, WRKA, WVEZ and WWKY. (Most are from 1989.) Our appreciation to Gene Smith for submitting them.
October 3, 2010

Check out more Louisville radio ink from
WAVG, WDJX, WLSY, WOBS, WQMF and WWKY, plus an October 1990 ratings recap. Thanks again to Gene Smith for sending them our way. 
September 27, 2010

Thanks to Gene Smith for the two WLRS articles just added here.
September 26, 2010

Again our gratitude goes out to  Ted Fleischaker for the 1967 aircheck of
WLRS, and the 1984 aircheck of WVEZ -- both from the stations' beautiful music era.
September 18, 2010

Thanks to Ted Fleischaker for the February 1978 aircheck of Lexington's WVLK-FM from its automated Beautiful Music days.
September 11, 2010

Several Joe Donovan airchecks from 1987, 1996 and 1997 have been added to the
WHAS Aircheck Page. Thanks to Adam Hamby and Steve Mannix for these DX recordings.
September 4, 2010

A photo from the 1999 WDJX Birthday Bash has been added here, courtesy Barry Fox.
August 10, 2010

Thanks to Joe Caruso for the pics just added to the
WDJX page, and to Tyler Cox for his 1980 photo now on WAVE photo page 2.

August 8, 2010

A great big thank you to Tyler Cox for several audio contributions to the WAVE, WLAP and WVLK pages. Included are two 1970s Tyler Cox WAVE newscast montages, two WAVE Radio mid-70s news retrospectives, a bit of a 1973 Ike Smith WLAP newscast, part of a Steve York 1973 WVLK newscast, and a nice montage of Tyler's 1974 WVLK newscasts.

Thanks also to David Stockhoff for the additions to our WHAS photo archives (we're now up to five WHAS picture pages) and a WDJX article and pic.

July 22, 2010

WKQQ's Dennis Dillon rock-and-roll story is now part of LKYRadio.com's
DJs Page.
July 4, 2010

Thanks to Terry Dismore for the photo of the 1992 Big 84 weekend crew, which we've added to WHAS Photo Page 4.
June 29, 2010

A video tribute to legendary UK play-by-play announcer Claude Sullivan has been added to the
WVLK page.
June 21 , 2010

We added a photo of current and past WVLK staffers here.
May 31 , 2010

A great big thank you to Future Bob for the classic WQMF pics just added
here.
May 5 , 2010

We've added the 2010 WHAS Kentucky Derby montage here, courtesy Jim Fenn.
April 17, 2010

WQMF celebrated their 20th anniversary with the release of a "best of" aircheck CD in 2001. If you missed getting your copy, catch MP3 files from the disc
here, compliments Gene Smith.
April 15, 2010

Thanks to Jim Fenn for the WHAS 2009 Kentucky Derby montage, which may be enjoyed here.
March 6, 2010

Check out the
Vince Staten 1979 column featuring WINN, WZZX and WAKY, courtesy former WAKY DJ Darrell Douglas -- and the 1981 Billboard article about country radio in Louisville that featured WAMZ, WCII and WINN.
March 5, 2010

Thanks again to Gene Smith for more Derby City Radio contributions including pics of many 1987 WHAS radio personalities and several station bumper stickers and window decals (posted throughout the site).
February 28, 2010

Two new articles each have been added to the Ink sections of the
WHAS and WINN pages.
February 26, 2010

We've added a bunch more stuff from Gene Smith including surveys from WDJX, WHAS, WJYL, WLRS and WRKA; bumper stickers from WDJX, WLRS, WQMF, WRKA and other Louisville stations; a photo of the 1989 WHAS weekend warriors; and letters from the management of WAVG and WWKY.
February 25, 2010

Thanks to Gene Smith for the two Vince Staten articles from 1984, which are now on our Louisville Ink page
here and here.
February 24, 2010

Our appreciation to Larry Smith for sharing his pics from WHAS and WLRS.
February 20, 2010

Thanks to Leonard Yates for the scans of the
WHAS and WRKA bumper stickers, and to Gene Smith for more WHAS airchecks from 1989, 1990 and 2002, including Ken Schultz's final regular appearance on the the station (with Joe Elliott). We also posted a quickie 1989 break from WWKY, plus a couple of 1973 WHAS airstaff photos.
February 17, 2010

We switched our site search from FreeFind to Google Custom Search. Now when you use the search box near the top of the main page, it searches all of our radio tribute sites as once, not just this one.

February 15, 2010

Several
WAVG airchecks from July and August 1989 have been posted, provided by Gene Smith. (One features the last-ever WAVG breaks from Danny King, John Asher, Chuck Casteel and Allen Brown.)

Thanks to former WLAP newsman Ken Gullette for the two WLAP print ads from 1978.

February 10, 2010

Nice to hear from former WINN DJ David "Mark" Ford who contributed a photo and great-sounding WINN April 1961 aircheck. Find them here and here.

Thanks also to David Stockhoff who turned us on to a couple of cool WINN pics from 1941.

January 20, 2010

Additional audio artifacts, courtesy the cassette deck of Gene Smith, have been posted -- including 'checks from
WDJX-AM, WLRS and WPTI.
January 19, 2010

Thanks to Dan Steffen for additional late '60s pics and updates from WLRS and WXVW...and to Gene Smith for the aircheck from WKJJ's last night in 1985. (They became WDJX the next day.)
January 18, 2010

And the airchecks from Gene Smith keep comin' -- including
WKJK, WLSY, WNAI, WOBS, WRES, WVSL, WXKN, WXLN, WXXA and WZCC.
January 16, 2010

Still more Gene Smith-recorded airchecks have been posted from WLRS, WRKA, WTMT and WZKS.
January 13, 2010

More airchecks from the cassette collection of Gene Smith are now online including audio artifacts from
WAVG, WDJX, WGZB, WHTE, WRVI, WSFR and WWKY -- plus a May 1991 WQMF aircheck of Ron Clay, recorded just a few months before his death.
January 11, 2010

Our appreciation to current WQMF PD Charlie Steele for the scans of a 1987 WQMF "Weasel Goofy Mailer".

December 31, 2009

Former WLAP jock Bill(y) Love contributes audio of some nifty mid-60s
WLAP station imaging. "I found an old reel tape recently with a batch of WLAP promos by Nick Clooney, Wayne Bell and Herb Kent, and singing 'Billy Love' promos by Avo & Ray. There are news intros, jingles, etc." Thanks Bill!

December 21, 2009

Thanks to former WLAP GM Jim Allison for the new 60th anniversary images posted here.
December 19, 2009

Another present from Gene Smith: Joe Elliott and Leonard Yates commemorating the Beatles 40th anniversary of invading America. Grab the nearly 90-minute February 6, 2004 WHAS aircheck
here.
November 28, 2009

More Gene Smith WHAS audio contributions have been posted, including an aircheck from the Joe Elliott-Johnny Randolph-Leonard Yates-Clarence Lidster Christmas 1990 show; Terry Meiners and WHAS Gulf War coverage from January 23, 1991; a bit of Joe Donovan from July 16, 1993; Joe Elliott's New Year's Eve 1999 countdown to 2000; WHAS' network news change in 2005; and the first Sunday Morning Talk Show (December 2, 2007) after the cancellation of Joe Elliott's weeknight program. Find these and more historic gems on the WHAS Airchecks Page.

November 27, 2009

Hear some of Joe Elliott's WHAS 75th Anniversary show (July 18, 1997)
here, compliments Gene Smith. Gene also contributed nearly 90 minutes of Milton Metz-anchored WHAS coverage of the January 17, 1994 winter storm.

We've also posted an audio interview with former WHAS radio and TV personality Ray Shelton, courtesy Old Goat Radio.

November 22, 2009

Thanks to former WHAS DJ Joe Donovan for sending us a great-quality aircheck of his November 5, 1992 show. Stream it or download it here.
November 21, 2009

Former WAKY, WHAS and WLW air personality Gary Burbank was a guest on WVLK's Jack Pattie's "9 to 10 Show" on November 18. Hear the fun and frivolity that ensued
here.
November 18, 2009

March 1, 1988: The WAKY call letters have just left the Louisville AM band for good, and WHAS' Terry Meiners mourns the loss with a bunch of funny bits, including a "funeral procession" of former WAKY listeners marching down Chestnut Street. There's even a call from the real Bill Bailey. Check out this 53-minute aircheck here, compliments of Gene Smith.

November 13, 2009

Many sleep-deprived people and third-shifters have fond memories of listening to Joe Donovan spinning the oldies overnights on WHAS between 1977 and 1997. We recently spoke to the retired Donovan about his long-running WHAS program -- and more -- in the just-posted audio interview you can find
here.

We also added a montage of 1991-1996 WAVG airchecks plus sound souvenirs from WDJX-AM and WKJK-FM, all recorded by Gene Smith.

November 9, 2009

More Gene Smith-recorded River City blasts from the pasts have been added including airchecks from WLRS, WLSY, WMHX, WRKA, WRVI, WQSH, WTMT, WULV and WVSL.
November 6, 2009

We've added a montage of WHAS' January 1994 winter storm coverage
here, courtesy Matthew Batcheldor.
November 3, 2009

Our appreciation to Denny Nugent who's sent us more airstaff pics from his time at the WHAS helm, posted here.

October 29, 2009

Thanks to former WHAS PD Denny Nugent for sending us a photo of many of the Big 84 airstaff circa 1984. Find it
here.

Even more Gene Smith-donated airchecks have been added including WDJX-AM, WDJX-FM, WXLN, WXKN, WXVW, WXNU, WTFX, WZCC and WZKS.

October 19, 2009

More Derby City audio artifacts have been posted from Gene Smith's personal collection. Included are several additions to our Other Louisville Radio page, plus a  1995 sampling of Christian Talk WLOU

October 18, 2009

Thanks to Gene Smith for these WHAS airchecks: Doug McElvein's last Sunday morning talk show and first regular midday talk show (both from June 1992) as well as Mr. McElvein's final WHAS program on August 27, 1993. You can also listen to how Terry Meiners and the WHAS team provided severe weather coverage on June 6, 1990. Find all of the above
here.

Also, check out '90s airchecks of WAJE, WQLL, WSJW and Duke Meyer on WQMF, sent in by Gene Smith.

October 15, 2009

Missed hearing Gary Burbank on with WHAS' Terry Meiners on October 15th? Never fear -- we've got a scoped version here.

Also, check out the photos from Burbank's Big 84 appearance here, compliments Mr. Meiners.

September 20, 2009

Gene Smith delivers more audio goodies: a sampling of station breaks from 1080 WRES ("The News Resource) and a unscoped aircheck of syndicated Gary Burbank as heard on WRES, all from 1995. Find it on our brand new
Other Louisville Radio page.

We also posted a Christopher Randolph WDJX aircheck from 1989, plus two early 90s WVEZ airchecks.

August 29, 2009

Thanks to Gene Smith for some more audio artifacts from the Derby City -- this time from 790 WWKY. Check out the WWKY 1992-1994 montage, plus two Rocky & Troy airchecks (including their last WWKY show) from 2000, ready for downloading or streaming here.

August 28, 2009

WHAS Radio's "9th Best Radio Announcer" Terry Meiners now is listed on our LKYRadio
DJs page, along with a spiffy 1977 pic of him from WKQQ and a very interesting WKQQ memo. (If you're a former Louisville and/or Lexington on-air person and you'd like to be listed, click here.)

Also, thanks to Randy "Dan" Davidson who sent us a cool photo of him on the air at WKQQ's sister station, WBLG, also from 1977.

August 27, 2009

New to the WHAS Aircheck Page: WHAS' coverage of the 1996 Bullitt Country tornado, additional 9-11-2001 coverage, and the last hour of Jane Norris' final show from 2002.

You'll also find clips from Doug McElvein's last midday show in 1993; Jack Fox's final WHAS broadcast and Jane Norris' first WHAS program in 1994; and Terry Meiners & Joe Elliott taking listener reaction to the O.J. Simpson murder verdict in 1995.

Thanks to Gene Smith for the above audio gems.

July 30, 2009

We've posted five right-off-the-board recordings of WWKY's morning show with Stew Williams, Jo Jacovino and Stan Cook
here. The airchecks are from 1996 through 1998 and are mostly unscoped.
July 22, 2009

New pictures have been added to the WWKY page, courtesy former AM drive talk host Stew Williams.
July 11, 2009

An 840 kilocycle thank-you to Adam Hamby for the photos of the 6th and Chestnut building that WHAS radio called home for over 30 years. See them
here.
May 30, 2009

More WKQQ print material (this time from 1989) has been added here, compliments of Rob Calhoun.

May 25, 2009

Most radio markets are in the midst of the 2009 "Spring Book" -- but how did Louisville radio stations fare in the  same ratings period 20 years ago? Find out in a Courier-Journal Tom Dorsey column contributed by Rob Calhoun
here.

We also added some WVLK, WKJJ and WKQQ images, courtesy Mr. Calhoun.

May 4, 2009

Thanks to Rob Calhoun, we can flash back to 1987 to check out the state of Lexington morning radio at the time, complete with pictures. Read "They're Radio Active" here.

April 26, 2009

Lexingtonians of a certain age fondly remember "Lexington My Home Town" (produced by the legendary PAMS of Dallas) and Elm Hill Meats. Thanks to Leonard Yates for sending us the audio from the 45 WVLK facilitated for Elm Hill Meats in 1963 featuring "My Home Town" and "Elm Hill Bill" jingles, plus a scan of the record label. Find it
here.

Also, thanks to Mr. Yates for getting us the audio from the B side of the 1964 WINN City Song 45. Hear it here.

April 1, 2009

New to the WHAS Aircheck page: 1986, '87 and '88 montages of the Big 84's balloon race coverage, as well as the '87 steamboat race coverage. Because of Jim Fenn's audio contributions, you can enjoy them here.

We have a new WHAS photo too: Karl Shannon DJ-ing the 1979 WHAS Christmas party. Thanks to Mark Strauss for sending that one in.

March 23, 2009

Our thanks to Leonard Yates for sending us a copy of
WINN's 1964 Louisville city song jingle from CRC, which WINN pressed onto a 45.

March 8, 2009

Read the October 1989 Lexington Herald-Leader article about WHAS' Terry Meiners here. Our appreciation to Rob Calhoun for sending it our way.

March 7, 2009

Thanks to former WQMF intern Brian Smith for the pics of Ron Clay and the Master Batters softball team. Find them
here.
February 9, 2009

Nice to hear from 1971 WLOU morning man Tony Edwards. Check out his info on the official LKYRadio.com DJs Page.
January 25, 2009

We've added a 1997 C-J "Business First" feature about WAMZ's Coyote Calhoun
here. Thanks to Robin Oldham for sending it in.
December 28, 2008

Thanks to Bill Love for sending us a photo of the WLAP crest patch that was on his 1963 blazer.

November 29, 2008

We're delighted Rob Calhoun saved and sent us the C-J Magazine from May 1985, because we're able to share an excellent feature on WQMF's Ron Clay and Terry Meiners
here.

Rob also contributed a 1986 Herald-Leader business profile piece on former WBLG, WKQQ and WVLK personality Paul J. Hughes. View it here.

Plus, Rob's submission of a 1988 H-L article about WCKU's sign-on enabled us to start a WCKU page.

November 8, 2008

A 500-watt thank you to Jim Barks for finding and transcribing the 1957/58 newspaper clippings about the beginnings of WTMT.
October 30, 2008

Thanks to Mike Green for sending us a 1981 aircheck of him on WFMI, which may be heard
here.
October 23, 2008

A 1981 Lexington Herald article about the launch of WFMI has been posted here -- yet another contribution from Rob Calhoun.
October 22, 2008

We're delighted to launch our new
Lexington Radio Ink page. The first article, about AM Rock Radio (remember that?), comes from 1974. Thanks again to Rob Calhoun.
October 21, 2008

Lexington's WVLK moved from the Phoenix Hotel to the Kincaid Center in late 1979. Read the historic Herald-Leader article about the move here, courtesy of the Rob Calhoun archives.
October 18, 2008

Our appreciation to Rob Calhoun for the
WVLK 80s airchecks of Jack Pattie's Captain Tag tribute, Greg Peddicord, Rick Ellis, Noel Thomas, Tom Casey and Ercel Ellis, plus the 1987 WLAP-AM aircheck of Kim Jackson.
October 16, 2008

Thanks to Tom Hoehler for sending us a 1972 aircheck of WKRX (the predecessor of WVEZ). Anybody know who the announcer is?
October 14, 2008

Better-looking scans of 1960s WLRS stationery -- plus a new scan of WXVW/WLRS stationery are available
here, thanks to Dan Steffen.

October 7, 2008

Many thanks to Jim Barks for finding and transcribing two 1960s Louisville Times articles about WINN. Find them here.

September 30, 2008

Dan Steffen's info has been added to the
DJs Page.
September 22, 2008

Our gratitude to Greg Hahn for supplying historical info for our WRKA Page.
September 21, 2008

Thanks to Dan Steffen for sending us 1968 and 1969 airchecks of WLRS. (That was when the station had an easy listening format.) Dan also contributed an incredible piece of national historic interest, a recording of the Mutual Broadcasting System's June 5, 1968 edition of World News Today, with coverage of that day's assassination of Bobby Kennedy. Find them all on the
WLRS Page.

September 6, 2008

Check out the late '60s WLRS photos and stationery here, courtesy Dan Steffen.

We also posted several great-quality airchecks from Jerry Leitzell's WHAS archives including a 1976 conversation with comedian Dick Gregory, early morning 1976 and 1977 airchecks with Mark Straus and John Polk respectively, a blizzard of '78 newscast from Dave Siler, and part of a 1978 news retrospective with Mark Watkins. Plus, there's a 1976 WNNS newscast as a bonus.

September 2, 2008

Thanks to Tim Tolbert for the scans of the WHAS Gary Burbank trading card (which can be viewed on
this page) and to Lou Kloufetos for the additional info on WXVW.

August 29, 2008

For a limited time you can get "Bill Bailey: A Louisville Legend" and "WAKY Remembered" for just $20 -- postage included. This is a savings of 10 bucks. Get details here. All proceeds help us with Website and archiving expenses.

We've started a WXVW page, thanks to the vintage photos contributed by Dan Steffen.

August 24, 2008

Our appreciation to former WHAS newsman Jerry Leitzell for the pic of the late '70s WHAS news staff. Find it
here.
August 22, 2008

On August 15th, former WHAS Radio News Director Glen Bastin put together a reunion of folks who worked at the big 84 in the '70s. Thanks to Glen for sending us some photos from the event.
August 14, 2008

A big thank you to Big Bill Love who sent us a really cool 1964
WLAP-AM photo -- and a great caption to go with it.
August 12, 2008

Thanks to Diane Williamson who contributed her Louisville broadcast history to our DJs Page. (If you too worked in Louisville and/or Lexington radio pre-1990, we'd love to post your bio as well.)
August 11, 2008

Photos of WLRS Homemade Album covers and promotional items may be viewed
here. Thanks to ThatKYIECSafetyGuy for e-mailing us the pics.
July 8, 2008

Jerry Leitzell bio info has been added to the DJs Page.
June 29, 2008

Thanks to Jerry Leitzell for sharing a pristine recording of his final WHAS newscast (January 25, 1980). Find it on
here.

June 14, 2008

Our appreciation to Andrew Steinberg who submitted two WHAS airchecks: Baltimore's WFBR retransmitting Nashville's WSM relay of WHAS' broadcast coverage of the 1937 Ohio River Flood, plus Lum and Abner granting an honorary Pine Ridge University degree to Happy Chandler and other Kentucky dignitaries in 1939.

May 8, 2008

Thanks to Jim Fenn for sending us the WHAS 2008 Kentucky Derby Montage (produced by Jim, Gus Allen and Mark Williams). Find it and a whole bunch of other Derby audio from the Big 84
here.
May 5, 2008

From the LKYRadio.com Instant Gratification Department: We've added an embedded Media Player from Yahoo to most of our pages with audio (like airchecks and jingles) so you can listen to our many golden goodies without having to download them first. Look for the little arrows next to the audio links. (Just ignore the "Buy" button on the player; all of the online audio here remains free.)

April 27, 2008

Former Lexington radio and TV guy Mike Proctor shares his memories from WVLK, WBLG and more here.

April 24, 2008

Thanks to Tad Murray and Dana Greene for sending in a 1994 aircheck of Eric Stevens doing mornings on Lexington's WWYC.

April 12, 2008

Read the Ron Clay C-J article published the day after his 1991 death here. Thanks to Future Bob for saving and sharing it.

Our appreciation to Eugene Oakes who sent us airchecks of Lexington's WLAP-FM from the station's automated days in the 80s, plus a 1983 'check of Bobby Ellis on WJYL and a 1984 sweeper break from WLRS.

April 10, 2008

Check out the two new May 1983 airchecks of WQMF's "Show With No Name" (Ron Clay and Terry Meiners) here, We appreciate long-time Louisville DJ Future Bob for sending us these goodies from the past.

A big thank you to Frank Fendley for contributing a montage of seven WRKA jingles from the mid-1980s.

February 22, 2008

Thanks to Tim Tolbert for the audio sample of WTMT DJ Kenny Holliday's 1973 local hit "Now I Lay Me Down To Cry." Download it here.

January 12, 2008

Nice to hear from former WHAS air personality Dave McCree (1970-1973) who not only gave us some info for our DJs Page, but provided some WHAS Ink from 1973.

December 28, 2007

Our appreciation to Sean Page for sending us several chock-full-o-bits WQMF airchecks of the late Ron Clay, including a great 1990 interview with Star Trek's Mr. Sulu, George Takei.

Sean also sent us a brief aircheck of Stew Williams on WWKY.

December 19, 2007

Mucho gracias to Terry Meiners for his WHAS interview with former WAKY and WHAS air personality Gary Burbank, recorded just a couple days before Gary's retirement from Cincinnati's WLW. Find it here.

December 15, 2007

Leonard Yates comes through with scans of surveys from WKJJ, WLOU, WOWI and WTMT.

December 8, 2007

Thanks to Leonard Yates for giving us a AM stereo copy of the three-hour WHAS Christmas Eve 1984 "Kentuckiana Flashback" as he played the biggest Christmas songs from the mid-50s on. We had to scope down the music for online posting, but all commercials, promos and newscasts remain untouched in the Santa-sized MP3 you can download here.

November 9, 2007

Another batch of WHAS Kentucky Derby calls have been added here, this time covering the years 1971 to 2005. Our thanks again to Mark Travis for his audio contributions.

November 6, 2007

Our gratitude to Mark Travis for airchecks of WHAS Kentucky Derby calls from 1936 though 1970 (including Cawood Ledford's first Derby call in 1961). We've created a new page for these new clips and all of our WHAS Derby audio.

September 16, 2007

Bone up on some of the history of WAVE Radio in "WAVG 970 AM Marks 60 Years of Broadcast History" here.

September 11, 2007

Thanks to Leonard Yates for the 1988 Courier-Journal Magazine piece on former WHAS DJ Gary Burbank (who will be retiring from his daily WLW radio show at the end of this year).

September 10, 2007

Scans of three WHAS bumper stickers have been added here.

September 8, 2007

More WHAS audio delights from Mark Travis have been posted including airchecks of WHAS' 20th and 25th anniversary shows and the 1949 show celebrating WHAS' new studio. From '63 you'll find opens for the Kentucky Derby and "Echoes of 1963," and from '64 there's a news open. Download them all here.

September 7, 2007

Thanks to Mark Travis, lots of wonderful WHAS audio has been added. You can now download airchecks of Jim Walton's Waxworks (1949), Cawood Ledford's final UK Catcalls show (1992), a Terry Meiners' helicopter report of the Pegasus Parade (2000), and reaction to Cawood Ledford's death (2001). 

There are also newscasts from Cornelia DeBruin (1982) Beth Merrell (1992) and Shelly Catherine (1994), plus WHAS news coverage of Denny Crum's retirement (2001), the death of NASCAR's Dale Earnhartd (2001), the Governor Patton sex scandal (2002) and the Lexington plane crash (2006).

In addition, there's a recording of the Cawood Ledford tribute at Rupp Arena (1992), an interview with Barry Bingham, Jr. (1997), a WHAS 1979-1991 production montage -- and last-but-not-least, a fascinating 1994 lunchtime conversation between five "classic" WHAS announcers: Ray Shelton, Milton Metz, Randy Atcher, Bob Lawson and Tom Brooks. Find it all here.

September 2, 2007

Check out the scan of a WWYC bumper sticker here, compliments of Jim Plummer.

August 21, 2007

Thanks to Tim Tolbert for the 1988 WAMZ aircheck of Coyote Calhoun interviewing Keith Whitley, just months before Whitley's untimely death.

August 11, 2007

The 30th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death is coming up this week. Hear how WHAS' Gary Burbank and Steve George covered the news of that sad 1977 day here, courtesy Mark Travis. It's a good time to check out Moon Mullins' August 16, 1977 Elvis death coverage on WINN too.

August 9, 2007

Thanks to Kentucky radio historian Rob Calhoun for his memories on WVLK-FM's 1982 format switch.

August 7, 2007

More Mark Travis radio history online; we've created pages for Lexington stations WTKT, WWYC and WVLK-FM for his latest contributions. You'll also find a new December '93 aircheck of Mark playing oldies on WHAS.

August 6, 2007

Thanks to Mark Travis for sending us airchecks of his early work at WAXU and WCII, plus an aircheck of Bill Cody from WCII.

August 5, 2007

Additional WHAS Derby Day montages (from 1990 through 2007) are now online here, Thanks again to Jim Fenn for sending them our way.

August 2, 2007

Several WHAS Derby Day montages from the 1980s have been posted here, compliments of Jim Fenn.

July 17, 2007

A 50,000 watt thank you to Jim Fenn for sending us a copy  of Milton Metz' final 3-hour "Metz Here" WHAS show. Travel back to July 15, 1993 and enjoy "El Metzo" in glorious unscoped AM stereo here.

July 15, 2007

Thanks to Jim Fenn for a great-quality aircheck of WHAS' coverage of the 1973 Kentucky Derby. Download it to hear Milton Metz, Cawood Ledford, Mike James, and Dick Gilbert -- along with several commercials for Louisville's own Fall City Beer.

July 13, 2007

A photo of a one-of-a-kind WAMZ briefcase has been added to the WAMZ page, thanks to Bill Bryant.

July 10, 2007

You can now download airchecks of Mark Travis doing WHAS traffic reports on Derby Day 1998 and Joe Sharkey doing one of his last shows on WAMZ in 2006.

June 29, 2007

We've created a page for Louisville's WWKY, with airchecks courtesy Jim Barks.

Several WAMZ Airchecks from the '80s and '90s have been added. Thanks to Jim Barks for recording them, saving them and making them available to LKYRadio.com. Jim also contributed several just-posted WTMT Airchecks.

June 25, 2007

Thank you to Bill Elliott for sending us more WQHI jingles, liners and TV commercial audio. Find them and all things "Hi 95" here.

June 6, 2007

See how the Telecommunications Act of 1996 affected Louisville radio one year later in Radio Revolution, a February 1997 Courier-Journal feature. You'll see who owned what 10 years ago and how the stations stacked up ratings-wise. Our appreciation to Leonard Yates for letting us borrow the original to retype and scan.

June 2, 2007

Thanks to Leonard Yates for the just-added WINN airchecks of Wretched Richard (Dick Braun) and Jack Daniel from 1980 and 1981.

May 18, 2007

"The (Wise) Crack of Dawn" is a March 1996 Courier-Journal Scene feature that spotlight several of Louisville's morning radio shows. Because Leonard Yates sent it our way, you can read it here.

May 15, 2007

Our appreciation to Bob Walker for sending us an aircheck of WHAS-FM from their final days of their classical music format.

May 14, 2007

A 70s-era photo of Danny King has been added to WAVE Photo Page 1, courtesy Tom Taylor.

May 10, 2007

We've added a WHAS aircheck that will be of special interest to fans of the local Louisville music scene of the '50s and '60s. It's a February 1980 edition of Joe Donovan's "Saturday Night Revival," with appearances by members of the Monarchs, the Epics and the Sultans, along with local music expert Leonard Yates. Thanks to Bob Walker for sending it our way.

April 30, 2007

Before it was WAMZ, 97.5 FM in Louisville was all-news WNNS, carrying NBC's News and Information Service. Our appreciation goes out to Bob Walker, who sent us a great-quality unscoped hour from WNNS' final evening of existence. Download it here

April 24, 2007

Thanks to John Owen for the contribution of historic photos and promotional material from WAVE, WLAP and WLOU.

Now you can download 1993's out-of-print "The Best of Terry Meiners....So Far!" here. Thanks to Bob Walker for providing a copy of this WHAS gem.

April 21, 2007

A site search function has been added.

April 17, 2007

WVLK's 1960s "The Station That's All Heart" jingles from MARS Productions are now online. A great big 59 thank-you to Paul J. Hughes for making them available.

April 16, 2007

Additional history has been posted on the WVEZ page, compliments of Mike Griffin.

Thanks to Bill Elliott for sending in a batch of 1974 and 1975 WQHI jingles and TM Stereo Rock IDs (originally digitized by Alan White) plus a scan of the front of a WQHI Christmas card.

WVLK '70s jock Alan Reed checks in with his memories of the Big 59, plus two of his airchecks and a 1976 station composite. Find them all here.

April 12, 2007

Thanks to Terry Meiners for sending us a bunch of his best WHAS bits. Download over 30 minutes of classic Meiners comedy here.

April 9, 2007

We've added a 1990 Dick Braun aircheck to the WAMZ Page, courtesy Jim Barks -- plus TM Winning Score and Good Feelings jingles to the WHAS Page, compliments of Bob Walker.  

April 8, 2007

Several WCII Airchecks have been added from the final three days the station was in the country format. Thanks to Jim Barks for these September 1986 recordings of Patsy Simpson, Frank Kinney, Bruce Logan, Chuck Case and Gary Allen.

April 7, 2007

Two good-sized 1973 airchecks from WAVE Radio have been posted: one from Jim Lucas and one from Dick Dick Marendt. But were recorded in-studio and, with the exception of some occasional tape squeal on one of them, sound excellent. We only scoped down the records; all spots and newscasts remain intact. Our appreciation to John Owen for these gems -- as well as for the brief WLOU Aircheck of Ange Canessa.

April 6, 2007

More goodies from John Owen's archives: A special 1991 edition of WAVG's "Your Question Please" hosted by Ed Phillips with past WAVE Radio air personalities, plus an aircheck of Mark Stahr doing the "WMIX thing" on WLRS in 1991.

April 4, 2007

The Duke of Louisville -- a DJ on WHAS? Yep. Bill Bailey filled in for Terry Meiners on August 22, 1988...and we've got the audio proof, thanks to John Owen. Thanks also to John for the 1982 WCII aircheck of Shelby Clark.

April 1, 2007

No fooling -- it's an aircheck of Mark "The Spark" Anderson and "Lean" Dean Taylor on WTMT in October 1991. Thanks to Jim Barks for this slice of Derby City radio history -- and for Parts 3 and 4 of the history of WAVE Radio -- and for an aircheck of the New Year's Day 1991 launch of WLRS' "WMIX" AC format.

Radio Ratings: Who's Hot and Who's Not is a TV Times Vince Staten column from January 1984 that provides an Arbitron snapshot of the Fall 1983 Louisville ratings book. Thanks to Leonard Yates for sending it our way.

March 31, 2007

Part Two of 1991's "The History of WAVE Radio" (airchecked by Jim Barks) is now online here.

March 30, 2007

In the Summer of 1991, WAVG' aired a multi-hour special, "The History of WAVE Radio." A scoped version of the first hour of the special -- which aired over two weekends and was produced by Mark Owen -- can be downloaded here. Thanks to Jim Barks for the 'check.

March 24, 2007

On December 17, 1993, Dick Braun did his last show on WAMZ...and lucky for us, Jim Barks rolled tape on the broadcast. Download this historic aircheck here

March 19, 2007

Thanks to Mark Travis for the copy of the early 1970s WHAS jingle package from TM Productions.

March 18, 2007

Lots of goodies have been posted from the archives of Mark Travis. You can now download WAMZ airchecks of Coyote Calhoun and (Mark's alter-ego) Joe Sharkey.

For WHAS, you'll find a 1961 Cawood Ledford interview with Adolph Rupp, an aircheck from Wayne Perkey's first day doing mornings on WHAS (April 7, 1970), a 1971 aircheck of Jerry David Melloy, a couple of Gary Burbank bits from 1979, an April 1989 Terry Meiners aircheck, a 1992 Cawood Ledford horse race retrospective, and an aircheck of how WHAS broke the news of the World Trade Center disaster on September 11, 2001. Plus there's a montage of 1980s-era WHAS jingles and IDs.

March 12, 2007

Radio Daze is a July 1988 Courier-Journal SCENE article that provides details about every AM and FM station in the Louisville market at that time. Thanks to Leonard Yates for sending us this interesting look back at the state of Derby City radio nearly two decades ago.

March 11, 2007

"Music To Listen To Records By" was a double album with three sides of Gary Burbank WHAS bits from 1979. (The fourth side contained a recap of the 1979 WHAS Crusade for Children.) Download the Burbank sides from the Airchecks section of the WHAS Page. Many thanks to Tim Tolbert for making a copy for the LKYRadio archives.

March 9, 2007

Five more Ron Clay & Terry Meiners "Beaver Bits" have been posted on the WQMF Page. Thanks to Terry for sending them our way.

March 7, 2007

A 1967 Dick Wagner and two new Wretched Richard 1979 WINN airchecks have been added, along with some WINN commercials recorded by Dick Braun in the late '60s. Thanks to Leonard Yates for these gems.

March 5, 2007

A second WAVE Photo Page has been added, thanks to material contributed by Jim Barks.

March 4, 2007

Thanks to Jim Barks for sending us the 1986 Courier-Journal article that covered some of the history of WHAS and WAMZ. (It was published the day after the stations' sale to Clear Channel was announced.) Find it here.

Jim also contributed a 1993 C-J article about the retirement of Dick Braun from WAMZ; a photo of WTMT's Mark and Dean from 1992; pics of the WAMZ 1992 airstaff; and some WHAS promotional items.

March 2, 2007

Our very first LKYRadio.com audio interview is now online -- and it's with WHAS PM Driver Terry Meiners. Download it here. A great big 50,000 watt thank you to Terry for his time and memories.

We also posted a set of WVLK "Star Station Breaks" from the early '60s. Mucho gracias to Paul J. Hughes for sending it our way.

February 28, 2007

Two more WLRS airchecks have been added: Lisa Lyons from February 1985 and Dave Lee from March 1986. You'll also find a new December 1991 WRKA aircheck featuring Louisville's own Muhammad Ali. Thanks to Larry Miller for that one.

February 27, 2007

A June 15, 1985 aircheck of Christopher Randolph has been placed on the WKQQ Page. We also added a Brad Hardin aircheck from August 4, 1988 to the WLRS Page.

February 25, 2007

More goodies from Bob Walker: airchecks of a September 1977 "Saturday Night Revival" with Joe Donovan, and Terry Meiners & Company's first show in December 1985. Find them both on the WHAS Airchecks Page.

February 23, 2007

Thanks to Rob Calhoun for the scans of a 1986 WDJX music survey, available here.

February 21, 2007

We have our first WDJX aircheck online -- from the station's first day on the air, as a matter of fact -- so we've made a WDJX Page  to hold it. (Thanks to Bob Walker for the WDJX tape.)

An August 1979 aircheck of Gary Griffin on WKJJ can be downloaded here.

Two WINN airchecks of the late Dick Braun (a 1968 one as "Dick Wagner" and a 1979 'check as "Wretched Richard") have been added here. Thanks to Leonard Yates for making these available.

February 20, 2007

We added two 1990 airchecks of Leonard Yates on WRKA, courtesy of Bob Walker, plus a December 1985 WHAS "Kentuckiana Flashback" aircheck.

February 19, 2007

In May of 1982 there were 88 DJs working weekdays on Louisville radio. Find out who they were with DJ Dictionary, a Vince Staten article contributed by Leonard Yates.

Another goodie from Bob Walker: an April 15, 1963 WINN Aircheck of Bob Lyons.

February 18, 2007

Thanks to Bob Walker for the 1976 aircheck of WHAS' 54th Anniversary Special "The Birth of a Cuddly Giant." Find it here.

February 14, 2007

Added to the WHAS Page: A 1986 memo from Barry Bingham, Sr. announcing the sale of the Bingham broadcast and newspaper properties, plus a 1984 WHAS Radio playlist. Thanks to Leonard Yates for the scans.

February 13, 2007

A January 1971 aircheck of the WAVE Radio morning news has been added here

February 11, 2007

A WRKA Page is now online, thanks to the contribution of several 'RKA airchecks by Gig Herbig, Jr.

Another aircheck of WHAS' Joe Elliott has been added. This one features Johnny Randolph, Leonard Yates, and Clarence Lidster. Thanks to Jim Barks for this goodie...and for the 1987 and 1989 airchecks of WHAS' Terry Meiners.

February 10, 2007

We now have a WFMI Page, thanks to Jim Plummer's info and aircheck.

We've also added a 1976 aircheck of Paul J. Hughes to the WVLK Page, plus some history from Paul about WBLG, WKQQ and WVLK.

February 9, 2007

Thanks to Jim Barks for sending us a 1990 aircheck of a fascinating hour of WHAS' Joe Elliott taking to WAKY's Johnny Randolph and C's Records' Clarence Lidster.

We also posted 1982 airchecks of  Karen Bach at WQMF, Ron & Terry at WLRS, Chuck Brodie at WKJJ and Wayne Perkey at WHAS.

February 6, 2007

Station pages have been added for Lexington's WAXU and WBLG -- along with some really dreadful airchecks.

February 4, 2007

Several hours of excellent-quality WHAS April 1974 tornado coverage have been added, courtesy of Mark Travis.

February 1, 2007

Thanks to Mark Travis for all of the historic WHAS audio we added today -- and to Jim Plummer for the aircheck of WLAP from 1962.

January 30, 2007

The Monday in 1991 after WQMF AM-drive personality Ron Clay passed away, the station aired a tribute to him with some of his best comedy bits. Thanks to Dave Reichel, you can download most of it from our WQMF Page.

January 28, 2007

Hear how Future Bob sounded in the past (1980 to be exact) in the WLRS aircheck we added today, courtesy Gil Herbig Jr.

Photos have been added to the WHAS, WKJJ and WVEZ pages. A big LKYRadio.com thank you to Mark Strauss and Hutch.

January 24, 2007

Now you can grab the Show With No Name Two Year, Seven Month and Eleven Day Anniversary Special from the WQMF Page. Thanks again to Dave Reichel for this gem.

Also new to the site today: a April 1974 WHAS newscast by Byron Crawford, plus a WLRS Legal ID (date unknown).

January 22, 2007

Download the Show With No Name One Year Anniversary Special from the WQMF Page, thanks to Dave Reichel.

January 21, 2007

Two 1987 WAVG airchecks of Joe Fletcher have been added to the WAVE Page, courtesy Dave Reichel. Dave also sent us another Ron Clay & Terry Meiners bit for the WQMF Page.

We started a WJYL Page, thanks to Gil Herbig's contribution of a Nancy Edwards aircheck from 1984.

More photos have been added to the WAMZ Page, plus a second WHAS Photo Page has been created because of the image donations by Mark Strauss.

Bill Elliott sent us scans of six TM Stereo Rock reel cue sheets, which we've added to the WQHI Page.

January 20, 2007

We added a 1979 aircheck of Nancy Edwards doing overnights on WKJJ.

January 18, 2007

Hear how WINN and its listeners reacted to the news of Elvis Presley's death in our latest Moon Mullins aircheck on the WINN Page. (It's nearly an hour and three-quarters long.)

Thanks to aircheck submissions from Dave Reichel, we now have a WLRS Page.

January 16, 2007

We've started our LKYRadio.com listing of Louisville and Lexington DJs. Congrats to Carl Blanton for being our first entry.

January 14, 2007

Over a dozen early '70s WINN Newsletters have been added to the WINN Page, courtesy Moon Mullins, along with DJ memos from PD Danny King, a 1975 letter to Moon from Buck Owens, and a 1978 WINN Moon Mullins promotional flyer.

Also added: a 1976 Newsletter and Announcers Schedule for WAVE Radio, courtesy Rip Rinehart.

January 13, 2007

We've added a stereo off-the-board recording of Leonard Yates doing "Kentuckiana Flashback" on WHAS on Derby Weekend in 1985.

Check out the WINN Page for two 1975 C-J articles that feature Dickie Braun, Al Risen and Moon Mullins. We also added a second WINN Photo Page, thanks to the image contributions from Moon Mullins...plus a 1976 WINN survey.

January 12, 2007

We're now set up to receive donations through PayPal. If you'd like to help us with Website expenses, look for the "Make a Donation" button on the home page.

Thanks to Jack Gallo for sending us an aircheck of his 1976 WAVE work...and to Bill Elliott for sending us scans of a WQHI sales kit that should be very interesting for all Hi95 fans.

January 11, 2007

Our appreciation to Tim Tolbert for the 1979 WHAS aircheck of Joe Donovan doing the "Saturday Night Revival," and to Moon Mullins for the 1972 "Metz Here" recording of the tail end of what was probably a very fascinating show with several Louisville PDs. (Anybody have a tape of the whole thing?) Find them here.

January 10, 2007

Three more WINN airchecks have been posted: two of Moon Mullins from 1971, and one of Bucks Braun from 1974.

January 8, 2007

Thanks to Jim Plummer for the WVLK Control Room photos...and to former WINN PD Moon Mullins for sending us a bunch of his 1240 airchecks to share with the world. Find them on the WINN Page, of course. More from the Moon man to come!

January 7, 2007

"My heart is breakin' honey, but I sure am makin' money!" is the 1976 Louisville Times Scene article we just posted on the Louisville Radio Ink Page about the state of country music -- and country radio in the Derby City -- in the bicentennial year.

We also added a WLAP '60s DJ Page.

January 6, 2007

Thanks to Carl Blanton for sending us more images for WINN plus WAVE, WHAS and WAMZ.

Our Louisville Radio Ink Page now sports a Louisville Magazine article on the state of Derby City broadcasting from September of 1981. Our appreciation to Rip Rinehart for passing it along.

January 5, 2007

More pics have been added to the WINN Page, courtesy Carl Blanton (who was "Jason Williams" on WINN). We also posted a MP3 of WINN's 1969 custom Atwood-Richards jingle package.

January 3, 2007

Mucho gracias to Tim Tolbert who sent us some WHAS and WAMZ photos.

You can now hear an aircheck of the remark morning drive jock Bill Crisp made on WLAP in 1970 that caused him to lose his job there. Find it on the WLAP-AM Page.

Barry Fox sent us a 1988 WLAP-FM composite, which we've posted on the brand spankin' new WLAP-FM page.

Two more 1966 airchecks of Burt Mathis from WINN's short-lived Top 40 days have been added here. Burt, of course, became "Weird Beard" at WAKY in November of that year.

Thanks to Jim Barks we now have WINN year-end surveys from 1974 and 1975.

January 2, 2007

We added the Louisville Radio Ink Page, which contains a collection of newspaper articles about classic Derbytown radio.

January 1, 2007

LKYRadio.com is officially "open for business!" Special thanks to Bill Elliott, Mark Travis, Rip Rinehart, Alan White, Rob Calhoun, Jim Hicks, Megan Chaplin and Tim Tolbert for their contributions of information and content.

 

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