Legendary Chattanooga radio broadcaster Luther Masingill will share his story with UTC students as the keynote address of the University’s Communication Week. Hosted by his Sunny 92.3 morning show partner, James Howard, “A Conversation with Luther” will take place on March 9, Luther’s 90th birthday, at 10 a.m. in the University Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

Winner of the prestigious Marconi Award from the National Association of Broadcasters, Masingill has been the morning host on WDEF-FM since December 31, 1940, the longest run in one broadcasting time slot in history. He is the only American broadcaster to announce both the attacks on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center.

He was featured in the most recent issue of American Profile magazine, which can be accessed at here.

UTC’s annual Communication Week provides students who are preparing for jobs and internships with opportunities to meet professionals in their fields of interest. Newspaper, television and radio reporters and editors, public relations and advertising executives, and corporate, nonprofit and public service communicators share their insights with students during a number of seminars and events both on and off campus.

“A Conversation with Luther” is presented by the UTC chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and UTC’s student-run public relations firm, PR Tactics.

Seating is first come, first served. Doors to the UTC University Center auditorium will open at 9:30 a.m. Tickets are available at http://luther.eventbrite.com.

Media Relations Contacts: Email Chuck Cantrell or call (423) 425-4363.
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