I call shenanigans.
I coined the term Big Lick International Airport several years ago while I was waiting for a flight to Dulles. I’d just finished renaming the Roanoke Times the Big Lick Times so I could quickly and efficiently refer to the newspaper as the BLT.
I even created a FourSquare checkin for Big Lick International where I gave the airport the international airport code BLI (no reference here to Roanoke personality Larry Bly) as in ORD, or CLT or IAD.
I worked for WDBJ-7 for almost 20 years and relocated to Orlando to teach at a digital media university a couple years ago. I still call Roanoke Regional “Big Lick International” or BLI.
Thankfully, a friend back in Roanoke forwarded me a link to the article so I’d have a chance to right this terrible injustice!
Give credit where credit is due Dan!