The Chrisman Morning Show
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It’s hard to believe, but this year marks the 36th anniversary of the Chrisman Morning Show. The original show officially kicked off in January 1976 – on the former Twin W (WWPA). After graduating from the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Communications in May of 1975 – I stayed in south Florida for awhile job hunting – ran out of money – came back to my hometown of Williamsport for a short stint with the intention of heading back that fall to Florida. And, I stayed – for 30 years. Now I get around with a walker and can’t eat much solid food.
My early training for the Chrisman Morning Show came during my
The cast of characters has changed a little over the years, but Howard Smith was there from the start, and sidekick Rodney (loincloth and all) joined the show that very first year. Other original favorites, included: Richard Simmons, Mr. Rogers to President George Bush and my all-time favorite, President Ronald Reagan. Leonard, the typical housewife from Faxon, Andy Rooney, Dwayne Dumple, have all been around for 35 years and still make appearances.
In 1987 – thinking I would return to
In the fall of 1997, when KC fled to
When it comes to sports, I can’t leave out the Little League World Series. I have had the pleasure of working every World Series since 1974 with my long time partner, Ken Sawyer.
Well, that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it. Thanks for being such loyal listeners all these years! We’ll see you on KISS FM a little after .
#1.) ST. PATRICK wasn't Irish. He was born in either Scotland or Wales, and was brought to Ireland as a slave.
#2.) You know what else isn't Irish? "Danny Boy". It was written by an English songwriter named Frederick Weatherly . . . he set it to an Irish melody called "Londonderry Air".
#3.) Also, "When Irish Eyes are Smiling" was written by two Americans.
#4.) St. Patrick's name wasn't Patrick. It was actually Maewyn. And the holiday marks his DEATH, not his birthday.
#5.) America is way more Irish than Ireland. There are approximately 36 million Americans with Irish ancestors. The population of Ireland is about 4.5 million.
#6.) 1% of all the beer in the WORLD is consumed on St. Patrick's Day.
#7.) Guinness sees the biggest boost of any individual beer on St. Patrick's Day. On the average day, people worldwide drink 5.5 million pints of Guinness . . . on St. Patrick's Day, it jumps to at least 13 million pints.
#8.) America's bar tab on Sunday will be approximately $245 MILLION.
#9.) Americans are in the middle of a new love affair with Irish whiskey. Sales of Irish whiskey are up 400% since 2002. They've even jumped 22.5% in the past 12 months.
#10.) Approximately 133 million American adults . . . or 56.3% of the adult population . . . will celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year. And 84% will wear green.