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Buddha (Dan Mills)

Buddha has entertained listeners for more than 40 years of Radio in the Whitewater Valley. He enjoys history, knowing a little bit about almost everything. His career highlight was when he reported from the White House when Richmond won its first All-America City honor in 1987. Buddha enjoys watching Reds baseball, Colts and Bengals football along with IU and Purdue basketball.

Buddha (Dan Mills)'s Blog:

You Never Know The Impact You Will Have

I recently met a young man whose mother came to the station to pick up a prize she won on 95.3 The Legend. He told me he was in 2nd grade and had been held back a year in school. His mother later told me he had been ill and was receiving treatment at Riley’s Children’s Hospital. That explained the school situation. I showed how the radio station operates and the studio from where I ...
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Continuing Thoughts on PBS' 'Country Music'

Watching the 2nd episode of Country Music, the documentary from Ken Burns, gave a real sense of how “Hillbilly Music” took off in the 1930’s. Highlighted was the growing tensions in the Carter family, the success of Gene Autry, first in music and then in movies and after serving in the military in WW!! Autry came home and became a very successful businessman. The music of Bob ...
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Ken Burns Documentary on PBS

My thoughts on the first installment of Country Music, the Ken Burns Documentary on PBS.   The foundation was set in this first installment of the eight part show. I am a history buff so enjoyed the look back at where country music got it’s beginnings and the instruments that helped make it what it has become.   I think it is difficult to ...
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Buddha's ancestry

Welcome to Buddha’s Blog.  A chance for me to share a few thoughts on a topic.  This Sunday would have been my maternal grandfather’s 119th birthday.  When he was 12 years old his mother died.  Leaving him and his siblings in a very difficult situation.  His father told all of the kids he didn’t want them and told them move out.  My gra...
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