The Louisville community suffered a huge loss today with the death of Francene Cucinelli, a talk show host at WHAS. Whether the topic was sports or politics, Francene had done her home work and provided a tremendous forum for discussing the issues.
The observer was fortunate to have attended a Francene appearance, and she was as outgoing as she was intelligent. She was in the mold of Milton Metz, one of her local talk show predecessors, who gave callers the opportunity to voice their views without disconnecting the telephone, a rare ocurrence these days.
Among her many community involvement activities was providing assistance to senior citizens through Annie’s Angels, a program run by University of Louisville fans Joey and Lisa Strader at Annie’s Attic. The program was an overwhelming success, thanks to her support.
Thanks for enriching our lives, Francene. Our sympathies to your many friends and fans.