Luther Day

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF)-The Hamilton County Commission and the City of Chattanooga declare March 9th "Luther Day".

March 9th will be spent doing random acts of kindness. The radio and T-V icon died this past October after a 74-year broadcasting career.

Mayor Jim Coppinger says, "there’s only a few people, Like Elvis, Cher, and some of these people who are just known by their first name..but when you say Luther, everybody knows who we’re talking about."

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The Mayor and  Hamilton county commissioners began their Wednesday meeting with a proclamation honoring our friend and colleague Luther Masingill who died last October. 

The woman he described for years as "my first wife Mary",  was there along with his daughter Joan and grandson to accept the proclamation.

People he worked with for years had urged local governments to honor the man and his life-long mission–to make his community a better place to live.

The Chattanooga city council did the same proclamation Tuesday night.  The goal is to get all Chattanoogans to do random acts of kindness on Luther’s Birthday.

Joan Masingill, Luther’s daughter, says, "I just hope this whole thing just snowballs and gets bigger and bigger..year after year."

Luther was known for doing acts of kindness, most of which the public never knew about.

It’s a fitting tribute to the National Radio Hall of Famer, who chose to stay in his hometown his whole career.
Mark your calendar, Luther’s birthday March 9th, a day for random acts of kindness.