“Luther” goes national on 92nd birthday: Listen!

Sunday March 9, 2014 marks Luther Masingill’s 92nd birthday, as our incredible local broadcaster continues his world-record 74th year on WDEF Radio (and soon to be 60 years on Channel 12 too)!

One of America’s top radio hosts, Phlash Phelps of Sirius XM’s 60s on 6 devoted part of his show on Friday to Luther, and to Chattanooga.  Phlash’s mother grew up in the Bonny Oaks area of Chattanooga, so Phlash has heard about Luther all of his life.  Phlash is a true radio guy, so he understands and appreciates Luther’s amazing achievements.  On the 60s on 6 channel, one of Sirius XM’s top attractions among its 26 million subscribers nationwide, Phlash interviewed Luther about his life and career.  As always, Luther provided a few laughs during the segments, which totaled about 7 minutes.

I know some folks who were afraid they wouldn’t get to hear Luther in the national spotlight, because they don’t have access to satellite radio.  Well, here it is!  Click the YouTube link below, watch, enjoy and share!  Thanks so much to Phlash Phelps and Sirius XM 60s on 6 for making this happen, and to Luther, for for being our friend for 92 years….and counting.

 

 

About David Carroll

David Carroll is a longtime Chattanooga radio and TV broadcaster, and has anchored the evening news on WRCB-TV since 1987. He is the author of "Chattanooga Radio & Television" published by Arcadia.

5 thoughts on ““Luther” goes national on 92nd birthday: Listen!

  1. JOHNNY HOLDEN

    HE HAS BEEN OUR ROCK FOR MY ENTIRE LIFETIME! A TRUE “PURPLE POUNDER” AND A WONDERFUL MAN! HE HAS HELPED SO MANY PEOPLE AND THEIR BUSINESS. IT HAD BEEN AN INCREDIBLE RUN NEVER TO BE DUPLICATED AGAIN! GOD BLESS LUTHER! JOHNNY HOLDEN

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  2. Susan Jewell

    Happy Birthday, Luther!
    Thanks for all of the love and caring you’ve given me throughout my life via radio. I woke up to your voice giving facts for the day, lost items, caring comments, endorsements and beautiful, gentle music to start off with a calm morning while I prepared for work.
    One morning in particular (August 1973), I was driving to Memorial Hospital to visit my sweet Mother, you dedicated a song to someone in the same situation…..surgery for that day. I remember , “Lord I hope this day is good “,played by you as I drove and prayed that prayer for Mom.
    Luther, you’ve made a difference……thank you for your kindness and dedication to the people whose hearts you’ve touched through the years.
    May God continue to bless and use you for His glory.
    Happy, Happy Birthday! Happy, Happy Year!
    Susan Jewell

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