The Friday Flashback: Steve Dahl's "Greetings From Graceland"
By Chuck Sudo in Miscellaneous on Aug 15, 2008 1:00PM
We've written about the onetime powerhouse lineup of the Loop, AM 1000 in a previous flashback. It's almost sad to see that, twenty years later, Jonathan Brandmeier never outgrew his "Wait'll Otis sees us" Delta House on-air persona (though for some it still works), Kevin Matthews became a right-wing nut and Garry Meier just imploded.
Steve Dahl, on the other hand, matured both on air and off. He tackled his alcoholism and personal demons with shocking candor, discussed the insecurities of his professional life after his split with Meier, his children grew up as we listened. Still, the chemistry he had with Meier was lightning in a bottle.
One of the high water marks of the Dahl/Meier partnership was the local Emmy award winning "Greetings From Graceland," which spoofed the phenomenon of Elvis tourism in Memphis during a time when everyone except the Presley estate was making a killing on Presley's name. The video we picked is the cooking segment of the show (courtesy of the always entertaining Fuzzy Memories). On the 31st anniversary of the King's death, it seems fitting.