Joe was best known for his distinct voice as the host of the Joe Lowe Morning Show on 1490 WOMI – it was truly the heartbeat of Owensboro. He also was a philanthropist, traveler, Monster Truck emcee, devoted family man, owner of Joe Lowe Productions, political activist, Guy Fieri doppleganger, avid Gambrinus patron and radio legend. Joe came to Owensboro and started at WVJS in September of 1972. He worked there as well as at WOMI and WBIO. Joe did mornings at WVJS from 1972-2002. Around 1977 when the Executive Inn opened Joe formed Joe Lowe Productions which remained active until his death. While at the Executive Inn Joe introduced virtually every major performer in the entertainment business that appeared in the Showroom Lounge until its closing. For a number of years, Joe was chairman of the Daviess County Republican party and was a member of the Owensboro Airport board. He also spent over 30 years as an emcee for Feld Motorsports Monster Truck Shows. He traveled the U.S. and overseas in that capacity. Joe was most recently honored as the Broadcast Journalist Winner of the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2012 Communications Awards. He and his wife Kathy married in 1971 and have two children, Sandy of Owensboro and Karen of North Carolina. His granddaughter, Brittani, also lives with Joe and Kathy. Joe never met a stranger – even if it was your first time meeting him, you felt like you knew him for years. Here at WOMI, WBKR and Townsquare Media, we all feel blessed to have worked with a man who had such an impact on radio and also the community he served. While Joe was still battling the big C, we put together a video tribute. We hope you will watch and enjoy the memories that flow from the many comrades who spoke from the heart and please include your own in the comment section of this post.
Elizabeth Mundy Center Annual Dinner is Aug. 23
The Annual Elizabeth Mundy Center Dinner is set for Thursday August 23 at 6:30 P.M. Tickets are available now at the center located at 1650 W. 2nd St. You can also order your tickets by phone at 270-687-4640. Executive Director Tom Vittitow was a guest on the Joe Lowe Morning Show Thursday Aug...
Highland Elementary Students to “Go for the Gold”
Fifth-grade students at Highland Elementary School will “go for the gold” this week with a creative Olympic game activity. In honor of the Olympic games taking place in London, and to represent Highland’s back-to-school theme, “All Things Patriotic,” each group of fifth-graders will receive a bag of mystery items with which to “create” an Olympic event. Students will use the “Productive Thinking
DCPS Schools Earn OMHS Health Grants
West Louisville and Whitesville elementary schools were recently awarded Community Benefit grants sponsored by Owensboro Medical Health System. OMHS distributed nearly $641,400 to 53 regional organizations for 57 projects last week.
Adopt – a -Highway Program invites Student Entries
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced the beginning of the 2012 Adopt-a-Highway Poster Contest. Students from across the Commonwealth are invited to submit creative works for use in the Adopt-a-Highway calendar for 2013. The contest is open to all Kentucky students of elementary, middle and high school age...
No Rant, Just Senator Rand Paul on the Joe Lowe Show
United States Senator Rand Paul was a guest Tuesday morning on the Joe Lowe Morning Show. During his time on the air Senator Paul again called for America to cut spending to improve the economy.
$1.2 Million Road Work Project begins in Hancock Co.
A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict westbound traffic to one lane on US 60 in western Hancock County on and off for the next several months. A work zone is expected to go up today for westbound traffic on US 60/Lewisport-Hawesville Road from about Nugent Lane at mile point 9...
Senator Rand Paul on the Joe Lowe Morning Show Tuesday
U.S. Senator Rand Paul is scheduled to be on the Joe Lowe Morning Show Tuesday August 7 during the 8 A.M. hour. The Senator is traveling thru the State of Kentucky the next few days gathering information from voters.
Applications Accepted for OPD’s Citizens Academy
The Owensboro Police Department, community owned and operated since 1817,wants to give the citizens of Owensboro the opportunity to see how THEIR department operates on a day-to-day basis. The Department believes that by educating the community, they can foster better communications between the Owensboro Police Department and those they serve. That is why they are currently accepting applicatio
Win Tickets To Tour The Owensboro Riverfront on Cape Air
Here is an awsome and easy contest that could reap big benefits for you and a family member or friend. It is just one more exciting event to mark the Grand Opening of the Owensboro Riverfront August 23, 24 and 25. The City of Owensboro invites 1490 WOMI listeners to the Owensboro Air Show Saturday, August 25...
Owensboro Symphony Concert on the Lawn is Aug. 18
The Owensboro Symphony Orchestra’s annual Concert on the Lawn will take place on Saturday, Aug. 18, on Kentucky Wesleyan College’s front lawn.