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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).
"Far and away, my best business project was the purchase in 1987 of WGBF AM and FM. He replaced Daryl Douglas on the midday shift in late 1979 and later moved to the Production Director's slot for WVEZ when it moved into the WAKY building."As it turned out, Laurie didn't really NEED a partner.We made her the star of the show and she just celebrated 20 years at WPOC.A few of my colleagues at WAKY were Jack Sanders, Jim Light(foot), Chuck Dunaway and Phil Page."Following WAKY, I went to KQV in Pittsburgh for 4 years.At that point I returned to my hometown (Evansville, IN) to open my business, Aiken Management.At a very young age Bill developed a love for drawing and painting.
You could put anything in front of him and he could draw it or paint it.
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.
Bill was an accomplished artist and found Peace through his art.
He is preceded in death by a sister, Jessie Faye Skiles. I got to know 'Rudy Ratfink' who was the all night program. "I spent most Saturday mornings at the studio and helped to set up when Tim Tyler had a remote at Stewart's department store on Saturdays. I left to take a job as an announcer at WSTL in Eminence.
He is survived by a son, Erick Boahn; his daughters, Shelly Schultz (Steven) of Boca Raton, Faith Chapman (Shane) and Jennifer Boahn of Louisville; nine grandchildren, to include, Ariana Arroyo, Kayla, Kendall and Grant Chapman; two great-grandchildren and a brother, Charles (Joyce) Boahn of North Carolina. "Then when I was 15, there was an opening for the 6-8 PM request line. I was able to get my FCC 3rd class RTO license because so many people at WAKY tutored me before I took the test.
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