From Aiken to Zint, many greats are here ... but have we missed anyone? UPDATE, SATURDAY 7:55 p.m.: Mark has received a MASSIVE amount of additional names, which I've added to the bottom of the list. They are in blue below. (The names in red were added previously.) Mark Elliott from 104 FM WIKY and I are still compiling a list of the Top 40 Personalities in Evansville Radio History (using Top 40 as a metaphor, they can be from any genre or format - news, DJ or other).
We've been collecting your nominations on Facebook and via email, and here is the first version of the list. This is in alphabetical order (as close as Mark can get, he says he's been singing the alphabet song all night!) Larry Aiken "Lonesome Larry" (WGBF) Angela Allen (WIKY and others)Scott Allen (WRBT)Adam Alexander (UE radio voice)Mark Baker (WIKY)Marv Bates (UE Radio, WGBF)Joe Blair (WIKY, WJPS, WJLT)Bwana Johnny (WGBF)Bob Buck (UE radio voice on WIKY, WBKR)Stan Clark (WKDQ and others, news)…
Will be a freelance fill-in meteorologist for Eyewitness News
It's been a little over four years since Stacey May left NEWS 25 to raise her three children, but the popular former Daybreak meteorologist is making something of a comeback.
I'm told this evening that she'll be working at WEHT/WTVW as a freelance fill-in meteorologist when Eyewitness News' regular meteorologists — Wayne Hart, David Heckard and Ron Rhodes — need time off.
"We’re excited to get Stacey back on the team and can’t wait to see her on the
air again," said WEHT/WTVW news director Bob Freeman.
Welcome back to the air, Stacey!
The other night, while watching one of our local TV stations (I won't say which one, but some of you will likely remember), three -- count 'em, three -- campaign ads aired, featuring Republican Indiana House candidates, right in a row. There's nothing inherently wrong with that. Indeed, campaign ads this time of year often outnumber (or at least they seem to outnumber) regular commercials. But these were different, and by that I mean ... they weren'tdifferent. All three people basically looked into the camera and read the exact same message. I was slack-jawed. Surprisingly, so far none of our local stations have done any reporting on this, at least not that I'm aware of, but veteran political reporter Jim Shella of Indianapolis' CBS affiliate, WISH-TV, did. He found that the ads are produced by Gov. Mitch Daniels' political action committee (PAC), Aiming Higher. Evidently it was cheaper to do them in what Shella calls "cookie cutter" fashion. Here&…