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Anonymous said...

Cool. No lead in comments. No posts. Nothing. What the hell?

Anonymous said...

A walk thru time!

Anonymous said...

Tim Ford...Brad Dye....throwback Thursday :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Great ThrowBack Thursday. Keep these coming.

On an unrelated note, I simply don't believe Woody that people were writing/calling in about the river stages.

Anonymous said...

Tim Ford puffed up a little bit over the years!!

Anonymous said...

...and no "" in the commercials!

Ghost of Bob Neblitt said...

No redundant screaming, "BREAKING NEWS,

I love it.

Thanks for the memories !

Anonymous said...

Hey that is the Secretary of the Navy.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if it was a true story or just the tail end of joke being told in a poker game that I walked into that went over my head but... I remember hearing about what happened when Woody's forecast during harvest season (cotton, I assume) was for partly cloudy with line of thunderstorms to break up and pass through south of Jackson, but instead it started raining midday the next day and it came down in buckets for two or three days before a farmer who had relied on Wooody's forecast to travel up to Memphis for a couple of days with his wife.

Evidently, he drove up on Hwy 61, but on the second day of it raining nonstop, he drove straight down 51 to WLBT and punched Woody in the nose. Woody supposedly broadcast with his nose bandaged and made up an on-air story about having a fender-bender of some such story.

It would've had to be before the interstate was completed on I55, so probably early 60's, maybe.

I didn't think about that for 35 yrs later when I was having a beer with my uncle one time while we were fishing, right after my dad had passed away. I asked him if he remembered that story being told, because I was positive that he was in the game, since my cousin had come with him and spent the night.

He said he couldn't remember who he played poker with last weekend, so he sure as hell didn't remenber 35 or 40 years ago, but the story he "remembered" about Woody was that the on-air story that Woody told was the one about the farmer that popped him in the nose, and it actually happened. But the punch was actually for Woody running around with the farmer's wife, not because of the wrong forecast.

If anybody's ever heard of either story, tell it here. I heard some people giving Woody a hard time about "all the pretty gals" always flirting with him, kind of a running joke about him being a "ladies man", but he was so active and visible in public throughout the city doing events and PR work helping sell ads, that it might've just been part of his shtick. I do remember him emceeing different pageants and similar things. And "the weatherman says" always preceded his forecast.

Anonymous said...

I could watch these all day. Are they available online?

Anonymous said...

23+ years later and MEA still hasn't changed their jingle.

Anonymous said...

8/21@7:54. Actually, that is what people used to do- there were no cell phones with texting at that time. Especially farmers and people that depended on the weather and River stages at that tim. You are showing your young age. People actually communicated and did not hide behind their fingers.

Anonymous said...

He attended same church with my grandmother. She thought he was such a cuuutteee. She even asked him to visit her in hospital. You would have thought it was Elvis the day he walked in. Old grandpa, the disciplined 6'4 deacon that he was, just let old grandma have her giggles. Haha.

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