Stanley Hall

 

Stanley Hall Young jpg

News Director and much more, WFLI

Stanley Hall (aka Rodney Ripoff) passed in 2008 and is missed by many.

 

DJs from Judy Graham FB WFLI staff, 1971

Paulette Hall Theobald – “My Dad, Stanley Hall, (the short one in the middle of the photo pointing) started out as a dj for WFLI and was later program director back in the 60’s. I have this photo and will check if it date stamped like they did back in the day He passed away in 2008, but I have a bunch of old photos of him while he worked at WFLI. He was a character called Rodney Ripoff and wrote some of the commercials that played FLI.”

Ben Cagle –  “Paulette, I hired your dad in the early 80s as operations mgr. at WDEF…. Stanley was awesome!”

Fred Millsaps –  “I remember Stan T wearing the hat on the left he first worked in Chattanooga at WRIP he did the play by play of East Ridge football in 1967. He then moved over to WDOD and then to WFLI in 1969.”

Bill Miller –  “The man in the middle is Young Stanley Hall, aka Rodney Ripoff, aka Sinful Stan The Music Man, etc., from Jet Fli, WFLI. Stanley possessed one of the most creative minds I’ve known. On the side, he was a songwriter for Jack Clement. Stanley wrote a song called “Ho…me Country” that was recorded by Tompall & The Glaser Brothers. Although it was an obscure album cut, a government agency in Canada used it for a ‘Keep Canada Clean’ type campaign and Stanley earned a royalty check for many years as a result. I don’t know if he ever visited Canada, but he allocated his quarterly earnings to single malt Scotch and other party favors.”

Stanley Hall from Paulette on fb

Harold Loyd –  Love that N-ru suite.

Bill Miller –  It looks like a typical high school football team of the week presentation. Young Stanley, aka Sinful Stan, aka Rodney Ripoff, was always a model of sartorial splendor.

Paulette Hall Theobald –  “Model of sartorial spendor” – Dad would like that description. When he passed away in 2008 he still had many of old suits. The man could dress!
Paulette Hall Theobald  – That’s my Dad in the cool 70’s outfit. One of the tv station in Chattanooga is doing an on-air retrospective of the radio station WFLI where he worked for many years. It will be a trip down memory lane for the old rock-n-rollers of that area. Jim and I may be doing a “road trip” in Feb. to see it. I have been sending in many of his old photos and a couple of records he recorded that played on the air.
David Carroll  – This was at Cleveland High School, probably 1971, give or take a year.

Stanley Hall by Paulette T to WFLI 2

Deborah Poteet Johnson – “I also recall William Stanley Hall, Jr.’s “Rodney Rip-Off” jokes on the radio…and how he would beat his chest, pretending that he was giving traffic reports from a helicopter…any sound footage of that?”

Rich Phillips –  “I loved working and knowing Stanley. What a great talent!”

 

from Bill Miller on FB, Stanley Hall

Bill Miller –  “The man in the middle is Young Stanley Hall, aka Rodney Ripoff, aka Sinful Stan The Music Man, etc., from Jet Fli, WFLI. Stanley possessed one of the most creative minds I’ve known. On the side, he was a songwriter for Jack Clement. Stanley wrote a song called “Ho…me Country” that was recorded by Tompall & The Glaser Brothers. Although it was an obscure album cut, a government agency in Canada used it for a ‘Keep Canada Clean’ type campaign and Stanley earned a royalty check for many years as a result. I don’t know if he ever visited Canada, but he allocated his quarterly earnings to single malt Scotch and other party favors.”

Rodney Ripoff wants to be paid audio

Rodney Ripoff getting colors audio

Rodney Ripoff lost audio

Rick Shaw and wife, Ann, Stanley Hall

stanley hall, ray anderson, and robert benns from johnny

Johnny Eagle – “Stanley Hall, Ray Anderson and Robert Benns, now they are real pioneers…..Unfortunately, they have all three passed on. I can only hope they are at the Big Jet FlI in the sky.”

One response to “Stanley Hall

  1. Marilyn Arnemann

    Thank you for sharing this. He had an amazing, brilliant mind. Very funny guy with a ton of talent for comedy, and he was talented as a musician as well.

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