Friday Flashbacks: 1970 and the popular WHAS11 show, Omelet

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by Doug Proffitt

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 13, 2009 at 7:28 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 14 at 1:56 PM

(WHAS11)  This week in our Friday Flashbacks series, we salute a trail-blazing television show on WHAS11 in 1970.  It was we eased you into your morning; with Omelet.
 

Omelet, with Milton Metz and Faith Lyles, debuted in 1970 and ran for nine years.  The show took on tough topics, whipped up recipes, and interviewed celebrities; including John Mellencamp, when he was still a young man.
 

We got Milton and Faith back to the station to remember that distinctive Omelet theme song.  Faith last walked these halls, the day the show ended; that was the day she left in 1979.  So we had to ask, was she mad at us?
 

Not mad at all she said.  She’s married to Lenny Lyles, the former Louisville football star who played in Super Bowl number three for the Baltimore Colts, and she has had a busy life.
 

Milton and Faith talked about the late Fred Wiche trying to do the news with animals in the studio, and that Omelet logo.
 

The music to the open of Omelet was created by a then WHAS director.  The music was locally produced and meant to have a rural sound; sort of like Green Acres.
 

Milton and Faith are great friends; he hand-picked her as his host, after meeting her one day with her husband.

 

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