James Howard, Holly Abernathy Combine For New Book On Radio Legend Luther

Saturday, January 5, 2013
James Howard and Luther on book cover
James Howard and Luther on book cover

James Howard has partnered with friend and writer/photographer Holly Abernathy to create My Life with Luther: A Glimpse of a Legendary American Broadcaster.

Luther Masingill is the legendary morning radio host of WDEF. A radio personality since he was a teenager, Luther is still going strong at the age of 90. Occupying the same time slot since the station’s creation in 1941, he has a lifetime of stories and experiences. Told through the eyes of long time co-host James Howard, the new book tells the story of one of the original legends of radio through interviews, experiences, stories, and first-person accounts.

Written "with passion and perception, this new book will captivate readers with its personality and educate them with its history.

Geared toward broadcast enthusiasts and up-and-comers, the book is unique in its wide appeal to anyone who has experienced the joy that is broadcasting and Masingill. Whether it’s native Tennessean listeners, broadcast students, or everyday enthusiasts, this book is a must read for anyone with even a passing interest in the broadcast industry."

My Life with Luther: A Glimpse of a Legendary American Broadcaster tells Luther’s story through the eyes of co-host Howard, allowing an intimate look into the minds of both characters.

It will be for sale on Amazon.com in February.

If you are a local Chattanooga business interested in carrying the book at your establishment, please contact James Howard at 423-584-3040 for more information.

James D. Howard has been a radio personality for WDEF Sunny 92.3 since 1993 and has been working by Luther's side on the morning show since 2001. He has been a Chattanooga resident all of his life and cannot remember a time when he did not listen to Luther in the morning. James resides in Chattanooga with his wife, Christy, his two daughters, Gracie and Lucy, and his dogs, Wilson and Lily.

Holly Abernathy is a published writer and photographer. She got her start in broadcast communications at WDEF Radio as an intern in college, gaining experience in all aspects of the industry and has worked with Luther for over 16 years. She left WDEF as promotions director in 2007 after the birth of her daughter. She continues to do freelance work, secondary to raising her children, who were both born in Chattanooga. You can find more on her website at www.6qCreative.com. She lives in Nashville with her husband and two children.

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