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Byron Crawford Biography

Byron Garrison Crawford is a former television journalist and newspaper columnist from Louisville, Kentucky. Crawford is best known for a continuing series of reports on WHAS-TV titled “On the Road,” somewhat of a localized version of the series by the same name by Charles Kuralt for CBS.

Byron Crawford Age

He has lived in and around St. Louis, MO his entire life, except for a five year period he spent in Chicken Switch, MO. I hold a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a concentration in marketing, from East Bumblef*ck State University, the Harvard of the Midwest, as well as a certificate in food safety he earned while working at a White Castle.

Byron Crawford Kentucky

A legendary Louisville journalist was honored Monday night for sharing the stories of Kentuckians for more than 40 years. Byron Crawford, a newspaper columnist, author, TV, and radio host, was given the “Distinguished Rural Kentuckian Award” by the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives. Crawford’s career includes 30 years of writing the “Kentucky Column” for the Courier-Journal, hosting the series “Sideroads” on KET and writing the back page column for Kentucky Living Magazine.

Byron Crawford

“The most satisfying thing to me, actually, is to have written so many stories about so many people and to have been trusted with those stories over the years,” Crawford said. “that’s what led up to all these people sharing their great stories with me to write.” A past winner of the award includes Jesse Stuart, Cawood Ledford, and Wendell Berry. Great storytelling runs in the family. Byron Crawford is the father of WDRB’s own sports columnist, Eric Crawford.

Byron Crawford  Career

Crawford is best known for an ongoing series of WHAS-TV reports entitled “On the Road,” somewhat of Charles Kuralt’s localized version of the series for CBS. The feature was subsequently syndicated to other TV stations in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio as “Sideroads.” Before his series “On the Road,” Crawford was a station news reporter.

He began as a news reporter at WAKY in Louisville on radio and transferred as a reporter to WCKY in Cincinnati, Ohio. He then entered WHAS Radio and Television as a reporter when the stations were still under The Courier-Journal’s possession.

In 1979, Crawford left WHAS to become the Kentucky Columnist for the Courier-Journal newspaper, where his column was of the same vein as his TV work. He wrote the column three times a week until he retired in 2008

Crawford was also the first host of the Emmy Award-winning television series Kentucky Life on Kentucky Educational Television from the beginning of September 1995 through the summer of 1999. He released three books, all versions of his columns: ‘ Crawford’s Journal ‘ in 1986, ‘ Kentucky Stories ‘ in 1994 and ‘ Kentucky Footnotes ‘ in 2010.

Crawford continues his job today penning the back page article, “Byron Crawford’s Kentucky” for Kentucky Living magazine. In 2017, the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives honored Crawford as the 2017 Distinguished Rural Kentuckian. Crawford’s son, Eric, was for The Courier-Journal a sports columnist until he left for WDRB television in 2012.

Byron Crawford Net Worth

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Byron Crawford Books

  • Infinite Crab Meats
  • NaS Lost: A Tribute to the Little Homey
  • Writin’ Dirty: An Anthology
  • Kanye West Superstar
  • The Mindset of a Champion: Your Favorite Rapper’s Least Favorite Book
  • No Country for Black Men
  • Critical Beatdown
  • No Country for Black Men
  • Critical Beatdown
  • NaS Lost: A Tribute to the Little Homey
  • Writin’ Dirty: An Anthology
  • Kanye West Superstar
  • The Mindset of a Champion: Your Favorite Rapper’s Least Favorite Book

Byron Crawford Combat Jack

Byron Crawford Hip Hop

Legendary hip-hop blogger Byron Crawford has built his reputation over the years with his controversial posts, feuds with rappers like Bun B and Lupe Fiasco and epic articles for Medium. As a former XXL columnist and published author, Byron has certainly earned the wrath of the hip-hop industry but no-one can deny that his writing is always hilarious, thought-provoking and extremely insightful.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Byron recently and he talked extensively on a number of topics including, XXL shutting down their print magazine, rap’s golden age, Nas, the term “culture vulture,” publishing on Medium and what’s next in store for him. Enjoy! Well, word on the street is that they’re gonna try to put out at least a few issues next year. They had been on a bimonthly schedule, then they went out of business, and then it was announced that they might not be done with the print version after all.

Something similar happened with King magazine after it went out of business in the late ’00s/early ’10s. Every now and again you’d see a new issue on newsstands, but without any real articles, just pictures of cellulite-ridden video hoes. Some would argue that was an improvement! Also, lest we forget, magazines like Vibe and Spin went through a few zombie incarnations before going out of business once and for all. It definitely seems like that’s the destiny: sputtering to some sad, final ending in the next few years.

The thing is, it’s in the best interest of the few people still working there in an administrative capacity — the editor-in-chief and the other top editorial positions — to drag this out as long as they possibly can. Because once this really is over, that’s it. Where else can they go? There aren’t any more print hip-hop publications, and I can’t imagine a more mainstream publication, say, a GQ, would want anything to do with someone from XXL.

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