A book signing is scheduled with broadcaster Luther Masingill and his co-host, James Howard Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at Barnes & Noble at Hamilton Place Mall.
Review for My Life with Luther: A Glimpse of a Legendary American Broadcaster:
Mr. Howard has partnered with friend and writer/photographer Holly Abernathy to create My Life with Luther: A Glimpse of a Legendary American Broadcaster. Mr. Masingill is the legendary morning radio host of WDEF in Chattanooga. A radio personality since he was a teenager, Mr. Masingill is still going strong at the age of 91.
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, this book tells the story of one of the original legends of radio through interviews, experiences, stories, and first-person accounts. As an authoritative compilation consisting of over 180 images, the book possesses longevity that will ensure its place in the history of broadcasting.
Mr. 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.
Ms. 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. She lives in Nashville with her husband and two children.