"Today, I am a pastor at the Faith United Methodist Church in Bowling Green, Kentucky.I have worked as chaplain in mental hospitals (working at WAKY was great preparation for that task), jails, prisons, and hospital emergency rooms.The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Friendship Manor for the love and care they gave for their father. "I was close to Bill Crisp, Bob Watson, Byron Crawford (who I still talk to often), Ron Statzer (who was killed in Cincinnati working for a TV station there I think), John Randolph, Weird Beard, as well as several of the sales people and secretaries.Funeral Services to honor Bill's life will be held at 6 p.m. It was a fine group of people who put up with a lot of my immaturity (after all I was 15 and running around a business office).Bill left WAKY for country-formatted WCII (the former WKLO) but returned to WAKY for another stint in 19.After leaving WAKY the second time, Bill did some airwork for Louisville's WTMT.He was born December 18, 1930 in New Bern, NC, the son of the late Jesse A. For nearly 30 plus years Bill ruled the morning airwaves at WAKY radio and other Louisville radio stations before ending his career in broadcasting in 1994 at WVLK in Lexington.
At that point I returned to my hometown (Evansville, IN) to open my business, Aiken Management.We were able to turn the fortunes of GBF from bad to good (including becoming the first station to syndicate The Bob and Tom Show). Did mornings at WSSX in Charleston, SC in the early '80s.Was morning host at WVEZ in Louisville for many years through July 21, 2008.[Audio Interview Available] Longtime WAKY morning man known as "The Duke of Louisville." Bill came to the Derby City from Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1965 to do morning drive at WKLO."We were in the old studios in the Kentucky Home Life Building on 5th and Jefferson."I became a Christian while in college and then called to full-time Christian work when in the army.At a very young age Bill developed a love for drawing and painting.