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Glen Bastin

Glen Bastin

2004

Became WHAS Radio’s first News Director in 1972. (Before that time WHAS had maintained a combined news operation serving both radio and TV.) Was the voice of WHAS’ 5 p.m. “Broadcast of Record” throughout the 1970s; directed coverage of major events including the tornadoes of 1974 and the 1975 implementation of school busing in Jefferson County. Put together one of the largest local radio news operations in the country as WHAS-FM was converted to Kentucky’s first all-news station in 1975. Hosted several KET broadcasts and syndicated the radio program Pondering Kentucky in the 1980s, broadcast daily for over ten years on some 85 Kentucky radio stations. During his broadcasts, left little doubt of his deep love of the Commonwealth and its people. Serves today as Senior Ambassador and Chief Operating Officer of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.