WHO-TV’s SoundOff put on its 700th episode Sunday night. Keith Murphy was there in the beginning back in January, 1997 and still runs the show today.
Many faces around WHOTV have changed, but Keith has been the one constant on the show along with funny lines, rants, callers, home team chatter and great hair.
There were many laugh out loud moments during the show on Channel 13. Many of those moments come from the best of “What’s Bugging Andy“, letters and story time with Gary Dolphin and the legendary ping-pong match between Round Guy and John Bachman.
During my first stop at WHO-TV, SoundOff didn’t exist, it was still time to “Beat The Bear.”
But then-news director Al Setka wanted something different and got it a year later in 1997 when he brought Keith Murphy over from WOI-TV to replace Pat Parris. Keith had a different sounding voice then, not sure how it evolved, but there’s a different pitch to it. But over the years, there’s been a lot of mixed nuts on the show.
The show starred Keith and Round Guy, but now features Andy Fales as the sidekick, or in some eyes, the star of the show.
I’ve known Chris awhile and he’s passionate and good at anything he puts his mind to. Even if it does got a bit over the top as was the case with the Little Lick bit. Or his Marty Terrell impersonation.
Sorry if you wanted to read something about Pat Robertson here. None of THOSE 700 Club mentions here. Or the new KCCI morning meteorologist Wes Callison who is replacing Bryan Karrick. And also no mentions if Jeriann Ritter is pregnant.