Friday Flashback: "The Weekend Gardener" with Fred Wiche

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 7 at 7:44 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The segment was created by Fred Wiche, one of the original hard news reporters in the whas tv newsroom.

 ‘The Weekend Gardener’ aired every Friday at six for more than thirty years and was  enormously popular.

In this story, from 1979, we find Wiche up a tree, giving advice for your home.

Wiche died in 1998 of cancer.  He started working  for both WHAS radio and TV in 1958.

He was an award winning political reporter and he anchored the noon and evening news. He wrote three books on local gardening and entered the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in 1997.

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