Big thanks to Mark Murphy of Annapolis, MD for contributing some vintage photos of Uncle Wally Nehrling holding forth at birthday parties for Mark and his sister in 1955 and 1956. Amazing that one of Indy's top announcers could come to individual homes and make memories lasting for life.
Uncle Wally Nehrling of WIRE with a group of kids reading the funny papers at Mark Murphy's sister's 5th birthday party in March of 1956
Terry Murphy gets interviewed on her 5th birthday in March of 1956 by Uncle Wally Nehrling of WIRE.
Uncle Wally reads the Indianapolis Star Sunday funnies at a kid's birthday party in 1956. Wally Nehrling was morning man at WIRE for over 30 years and began reading the funny papers during a newspaper delivery strike. It became so popular that he continued it for years after including a in-home station appearances at lucky kid's birthday parties.