Mitch McConnell Records Kentucky Derby Radio Introduction

By Niels Lesniewski
Posted June 30, 2015 at 12:30pm
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Many Kentucky radio listeners will be hearing a familiar voice at the start of coverage of the Run for the Roses. Over an instrumental version of “My Old Kentucky Home,” Louisville-based 840 WHAS is featuring Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introducing the news radio station’s coverage of this year’s 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. “This is Sen. Mitch McConnell. Welcome to one of our commonwealth’s most treasured traditions, filled with colorful pageantry, remarkable speed and stunning surprises. It’s the first jewel in horse racing’s Triple Crown,” McConnell says in the recorded promo. “The Kentucky Derby on NewsRadio 840, WHAS.”