Moral Side of the News

One of the longest running broadcasts in America

The Moral Side of the News is one of the longest running public affairs programs in American broadcast history. It’s first broadcast was May 14, 1952 on 840 WHAS and WHAS-TV.

Each week, a panel of clergy from diverse faiths discuss current affairs and give their unique moral perspectives.

Broadcast schedule

The Moral Side of the News 30-minute television show is seen Sunday at 5:30am on WHAS-TV (11.1) and heard Sunday at 8:30pm on Newsradio 840 WHAS. Other iHeart Media radio outlets also carry the program.

Here’s the entire broadcast schedule:


Sunday 5:30am

The Faith Channel (Spectrum Cable digital channels 19, 96.9 or 279)
Sunday Noon


Sunday 8:30pm

Sunday 7:00am

Sunday 7:00am

Sunday 7:00am

WLGX 100.5FM
Sunday 7:00am

Sunday 7:30am

Sunday 7:30am

Sunday 7:30am

WKRD 101.7FM
Sunday 7:30am

The WHAS Crusade for Children Advisory Council

The WHAS Crusade for Children has been tied to the Moral Side of the News from the very beginning. Moral Side panel members are part of the WHAS Crusade Advisory Council. This independent board of interdenominational ministers decides how donations are distributed each year.  They volunteer their time ensuring that 100 percent of your donation to the Crusade directly improves the lives of children with special needs.

Representatives from agencies, schools and hospitals apply for grants and appear before the council during grant hearings held each spring. Once the hearings are complete, the advisory council determines which agencies receive Crusade donations.

Since agency grant requests far exceed donations to the Crusade each year, the advisory council has difficult decisions to make.

Moral Side of the News Panelists

Four or five panelists rotate onto each week’s show moderated by John Blim of the WHAS Crusade for Children staff.

Rev. Harriett Akins-Banman
Centenary United Methodist Church
New Albany, Indiana

Rev. Clay Calloway
West Louisville Ministers Coalition
Louisville, Kentucky

Rev. Jason Crosby
Centre College
Louisville, Kentucky

Dr. Jamesetta Ferguson
St Peter’s United Church of Christ & MOLO Village CDC
Louisville, Kentucky

Father Joe Graffis
Archdiocese of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

Rev. Dr. Kilen Gray
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Louisville, Kentucky

Father Bill Hammer
St. Margaret Mary and St. William Catholic Churches
Louisville, Kentucky

Rev. David Harkleroad
South Point Church
New Albany, Indiana

Rev. Sally McClain
Retired – Christian Church, Disciples of Christ
Louisville, Kentucky

Rabbi Stanley Miles
Louisville Melton School
Louisville, Kentucky

Rabbi Emerita Gaylia Rooks
The Temple
Louisville, Kentucky

Rev. Daniel Corrie Shull
Burnett Avenue Baptist Church
Louisville, Kentucky

Dr. John Slider
Breckenridge Chapel, Free Methodist
Louisville, Kentucky

Father Tony Smith
Archdiocese of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

Father John Stoltz
St. Aloysius Catholic Church
Pewee Valley, Kentucky

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