John Randolph Aspenleiter

08/07/1941 - 07/22/2020

Visitation: after 4pm Wednesday at the Showroom

Funeral Service: 1pm Thursday at the Showroom

Posted by:
Barbara Caskey

Posted on:
08/06/2020

I always liked Waky and I still do. Johnny Randolph was the best there ever was.

Posted by:
Donnie & Canyon Harned

Posted on:
08/05/2020

My dad Donnie remembers listening to Johnny Randolph and WAKY Radio since he was a teen in the 1960's and I have also always listened to Johnny & WAKY since I was a little kid right with my dad in his auto garage in Hodgenville. Johnny will be greatly missed by two generations of WAKY listeners. We will forever listen to WAKY.

Posted by:
Jay Whitaker

Posted on:
07/30/2020

Thank you, Johhny for some of the best years and experiences of my life. You will be LONG remembered.

Posted by:
Penny Whitaker

Posted on:
07/29/2020

I first met Johnny Randolph Aspenleiter in the fall of 1970 when I joined the staff of WAKY Radio. Little did I know then that my life would change forever because of him. Nor did I know when we had dinner last October that would be the last time I ever saw him. Or the email I received from him two days before his passing would be the last time I would hear from him. He had and always will have a special place in my heart. Love never dies. Thanks for the memories, Johnny. RIP

Posted by:
Barry Davidson

Posted on:
07/29/2020

My deepest condolences to Johnny's Family. I met Johnny in 1969 when one of our " basement bands " took 1st place in WAKY'S Battle of the Band's at the Carl Casper Rod N Custom Show at The Fairgrounds in Louisville. Johnny treated us like he had known us all our lives. As I got to know him better down the road, I realized the only thing bigger than his booming voice was the size of his heart. From Club 68 to announcing wrestling matches, he was never to busy to spend time with anyone that wanted to say hello. I will never forget the time that Johnny introduced me to Charlie Rich. Charlie made sure, with tears in his eyes, that I knew everything Johnny had done for him. For the next couple of years, Johnny conned me into being a judge at consecutive Battle Of The Bands. He had us wear Tuxedo's and Converse Tennis Shoes. Johnny 's keynote phrase " Wherever You Go, There You Are ". Today I know exactly where Johnny is, and if there is a Rock Station in Heaven, they just landed the finest Program Director on Earth . It was a privilege to have known Johnny Randolph Aspenleiter.

Posted by:
Shammi Whitaker

Posted on:
07/29/2020

I know people change and move on but you will forever be a big part of my childhood during the 10 or so years you and Mom were together. I'm glad the two of you were able to reconnect. RIP, I will forever think of you when I see Dr. Pepper ...

Posted by:
Penny Whitaker

Posted on:
07/28/2020

A visit to Cumberland Falls on Labor Day. He didn't usually smile when having his picture taken, but the crowd shamed him into it!

Posted by:
Rita Yates Dugan

Posted on:
07/28/2020

I was president of John's fan club in the mid 60's when he was at WKLO. I would stop by the station most afternoons on my way home from Mercy High School. We had many good times talking about various local bands and everything music. I stayed in touch via phone calls and we would reminisce about various DJ's that had come and gone. Including Ken Douglas, Mitch Michaels, Charlie Knox, Bill Bailey just to mention a few. Rest in peace dear friend. An iconic voice that will be missed. John always said "No matter where you go, there you are."

Posted by:
Larry & Pam Langfeldt

Posted on:
07/28/2020

Sending Condolences and Prayers to the Family-we are so sorry for your Loss! We knew of Johnny through his sister Sharon, heard so many lovely stories of his humor and love that he shared. May John be at Peace and his wonderful memories help you through. Hugs, Larry & Pam Langfeldt

Posted by:
GROVER SALES

Posted on:
07/27/2020

Johnny and I were friends over 53 years.I met him In 1967 when he was at WKLO Radio I was 16 in High School at Seneca. I had a Saturday morning show for 30 minutes and he helped me learn the equipment He told me something I never forgot “ Grover you have a face for radio!” God Bless you Johnny REST IN PEACE ❤️❤️❤️

Posted by:
Anonymous

Posted on:
07/27/2020

Johnny was my friend and neighbor. I will miss our talks and seeing him smile and wave as he passed my house. He was a legend in his own time.

Posted by:
Al & Pat Bevens

Posted on:
07/27/2020

I actually met Johnny the first time at WAKY 79 AM on 4th St. in Louisville. I was a young Louisville Police Patrolman walking a footbeat on the newly designated River City Mall. I knew Johnny and he knew me from a casual association related to my police work, a business relationship acquaintance only. Fast forward to when Johnny came to WAKY 103.5 FM. I heard him on the air, so I called him there and reintroduced myself. We talked about things we remembered about our meeting in 1971, but even though I knew him, he didn't remember me. One Saturday in August 2016, Johnny had driven to Louisville to do a WAKY remote. I had known in advance he was doing the remote, so I asked him to stop by our house that afternoon; we were cooking out. He called me after his radio duties were over that afternoon, and we reconnected after such a long time. My wife Pat and I then had several occasions to meet with Johnny to take excursions into the Kentucky countryside, and enjoy a nice lunch somewhere. We both enjoyed Johnny's company, and he was always a pleasure to have around. Though we truly only knew him a short time, we'll miss our friend Johnny.

Posted by:
John and Karen Weston

Posted on:
07/26/2020

We want to send our heartfelt condolences to John’s family. John was our good neighbor and friend and will be greatly missed. RIP John, you had so many fans in life and in your excellent career.

Posted by:
Carolyn P.D. Hopkins

Posted on:
07/26/2020

Chris and family, My heart breaks for you. It never is easy to have a parent pass. It’s hard to believe JR is gone. Just on Monday of the week he died, we exchanged emails. He was so worn out after the pneumonia. We always exchanged birthday greetings. I worked at both KLO and with your Dad at WAKY, it was such great time to be in radio. Wishing you strength and consolation in this time of grief. As you know, he was one of a kind, generous to so many and he will be missed.

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