I am speechless to have lost such a good friend. Jay and Delphia and their sons were all very special people. Julius was my age and we attended the Methodist church here in Hazard for a long time. Jay was a prisoner of war during WW2 , although not many people knew that. I enjoyed his broadcasts on WSGS and shall always remember how much fun we all had together. Lets remember the good things we did together. RIP Julius. Anna, your mother, is waiting in heaven for you. Elizabeth Duncan, Hazard, KY
I worked with Jay at WSGS. Jay Lasslo, among so many other things was an honorable man. A decent and honorable man who set standards in life. Randy Walters, WTUK, Harlan, KY
Shane, you did a great job on the story about my father. My
brothers and I grew up thinking it was normal for us young lads to be in
the car with dad when his voice would come out of the radio. We
grew up with Faron and Shane and the rest of the WKIC/WSGS family.
Many times after school we would run downtown and go into the studio
when Dad was on the air. Throughout my adult working life, almost
anywhere in Kentucky when I introduced myself as a Lasslo, they would
ask, "are you any kin to the guy on the radio?". And I
was (and still am) proud to say, yes that's my dad! Thanks for everyone's'
kind remembrances. Julius will be missed but not forgotten.
Mike Lasslo, Hazard, KY
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family in their loss. Eastern Kentucky has lost another great voice of the mountains. The memories of Julius and Delphia Lasslo are noteworthy in that they are all good memories. May God bless and ease the grief and suffering of the family. John Paul Campbell, Liberty, KY
Clifford and I send our love, prayers and support to
each of you. Mike, Steve, Solie and Joey, You four sons made your Dad
and your Mom so proud! You all are like brothers to me. We love you and
we send our deepest condolences. Ann Campbell, McIntyre, Hazard,
An icon is gone, in comparison to the nation, this was our Walter Cronkite. For many years he was the voice of the mountains as WSGS signal traveled a great distance. Don Carroll, Hazard, KY
So sorry to hear this! I grew up listening to him and Ernest do the sweet sixteen, they made me feel like I was there in the stands. I fondly recall Jay calling it the "dribble derby" Wayne
Jay was a class act. Always professional. Sure would love to see that quick draw one more time. Scott Napier - WJMD-FM
very sorry to hear of Jay Lasslo passing. I grew up in Knott County and
listened to Jay Lasslo and WSGS everyday. Jay Lasslo is one of the
big reasons a decided to become a broadcaster myself. He sure will
be missed. Ron Smith-WSIP, Paintsville, Ky.
We have losta
sound we grew up with, Jay Lasslo on the radio,from calling games, to
commercials to reading our letters to Santa. I got ready for school with
the radio blaring my Daddy's Kentucky Power commercials in Mr. Lasslo's
voice. He will be missed. Sharon, Hazard, KY
I worked at GMAC with Delphia and her sister many years ago. Dora Holbrook, Lynn Haven, Florida
I loved listening to Jay and I miss listening to him.
Michael Barnes, Busy, KY
I remember Jay very well. I worked for Beams Electric when I got out of service. We did work for WKIC in the '60s. I met Jay then. Carl Gene Lawson Jr., Scottsburg, IN
Jay was a very special favorite of our family! Mary Belle and I grew up listening to Mr. Lasslo and Mr. Sparkman on WKIC and we cherish those many good times and great memories! The reporting of sports has never been as good as when they did it! Jay was a classic and a treasure. John Earl Goff, Jr. - Walkertown section of Hazard
I still think of Jay and reminisce of the great times we shared working together at WSGS Radio. I sure do miss seeing his smiling face every day." Love, Trish Stacy, Hazard, KY
We miss hearing Jay on the radio, it was a joy to hear him bring the ballgames. There will never be another Jay. Betty Francis, Hazard, KY
My dad sure did love Ernest and Jay so much! He was one of a kind! I can't help but say how close my grandmother, Rebecca Burns, and Mrs. Lasslo were. Those were the days! Mary Belle Goff, Hazard, KY
Sure do miss hearing 'Morning Glory' everyday at the
station. It sure got the day off to a good start. Paula Campbell,
add your comments to this page