The Colorful Characters Are On The Air!


John Carney

I’ll be on the air twice in the next couple of days to talk about The Colorful Characters of St. Louis.  At 12:40 p.m., Tuesday, I’ll talk with John Carney of The Carney Show on KTRS, The Big 550 AM.  I wouldn’t be surprised if we didn’t talk about one of the subjects in the book. Jack Carney. Jack Carney shook up radios all over the St. Louis area when he sat before mikes at WIL in the late 1950s and KMOX in the 70s and early 80s.Then John Pertzborn of Fox 2 News in the Morning will interview me at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday. It’ll be a couple of fun days.

John Pertzborn



Published by Jim Merkel

Reedy Press published four of my books, Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side, 2010; Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans, 2012; The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and the Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch; and the Second Edition of Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side, 2014. They're available in bookstores and online. For an autographed copy, send a check for $21.50 made out to Jim Merkel, to Jim Merkel, 4216 Osceola St., St. Louis, MO 63116.

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