Radio Legend, TnRHOF Inductee Luther Masingill Passes Away
A member of our first class of the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame, Luther Masingill, age 92, died in his sleep with his loving family by his bed side 6am Monday morning October 20, 2014.
Luther is an icon in our business. He only worked at one station, a feat in and of itself! Luther started at Chattanooga' s WDEF radio in 1941 and has been there until this day. He is recognized as the only talent in America who was on the air during the two attacks on America, when Pearl Harbor was bombed AND when the twin towers of NYC were destroyed.
In Chattanooga, the airwaves were full of tributes to a radio legend. Our TRHOF family extends prayers for his family and his city. Radio was blessed to have had a talent like the legendary Luther Masingill
LIVE STREAM Thursday 10/23 at 1pm Central, 2pm Eastern:
A Celebration of
LUTHER, memorial live from Engle Stadium on WDEF.COM
Chattanooga Times Free Press story
CBS News Story
National HOF Induction
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