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Entries from March 2007

Jurich vs. Barnhart: No Contest

March 30th, 2007 · 2 Comments

You get the feeling that The Cats Pause, the fan publication for UK sports, would do almost anything to get an exclusive on the Wildcat basketball coaching situation. That includes repeating unfounded rumors, or, maybe even making stuff up. How else to explain how a message board rumor turned into a news story picked up [...]

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Tags: Media · Sports

Drive Time Reduced

March 22nd, 2007 · Comments Off

Now we come to the time of year public radio listeners dread the most — the spring membership drive. Or, you might call it the begging season. During the drive, the WFPK DJs, and other local public radio personalities, struggle to find something to talk about that relates to the pitch for money from listeners. [...]

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Tags: Radio

TV Spot: Job Done

March 15th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Here’s the first TV spot for the Lunsford campaign. Lunsford-Stumbo: Job Done [youtube=]

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Tags: Politics · TV · Video

The Last Byline for John McGill

March 14th, 2007 · Comments Off

If you were paying attention to sports around here in the last 30 years, you probably read the work of John McGill, who passed away earlier this week. I was fortunate to work briefly with John, and I’m truly saddened by the news. Billy Reed writes a wonderful tribute to a great writer.

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Tags: Sports

I Want My HDTV, Locally

March 14th, 2007 · Comments Off

It was great to read about WDRB-TV’s plan to produce a local HD broadcast for this year’s Thunder over Louisville. It’s a technology that is creeping into our society, set to take its place as a given in much the same way that black-and-white gave way to color years ago. I got HD about two [...]

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Tags: Cable · TV

Bruce speaks in Bullitt County

March 11th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Bruce Lunsford in Bullitt Co. [youtube=] Tip of the hat to Jim Pence of the Hillbilly Report for shooting this video in Bullitt County.

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Tags: Politics · Video

The Boyd is Back in Town

March 8th, 2007 · 1 Comment

After eight years of dodging bullets in Iraq and other outposts, Terry Boyd is back covering retail and advertising for Business First. Terry, who sat across from me in the paper’s newsroom for a couple of years, told me how he came to the decision to get home. “I was going up in a helicopter [...]

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Tags: Newspaper

The Numbers are in and. . .

March 8th, 2007 · Comments Off

I finally got my hands on the local news ratings numbers for February, and they’re pretty much as expected. Most time periods are really close, with WLKY-TV winning mornings and by a wide margin at 11. WHAS-TV hangs on, barely, at 5, 5:30 and 6. Did this have anything to do with Bob Klingle’s resignation? [...]

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Tags: TV

WHAS: Klingle Out as GM

March 7th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Bob Klingle is out at WHAS-TV. His resignation is effective March 23, and he plans to stay in Louisville and pursue other opportunities, according to a report on the Business First web site. That’s the official story, now here’s some speculation. It’s certainly no secret that WHAS-TV is on a ratings decline. In news, WLKY-TV [...]

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Tags: TV

Ali’s Return Should Be Celebrated

March 5th, 2007 · 4 Comments

There’s been some buzz around town about the New York Times piece written by local freelancer Michael Lindenberger. You can read it online, free, at this Toronto Star link. The story has attracted criticism (Velocity listed Lindenberger as one of “This Week’s Losers“) , calling the story “ignorant and inflammatory.” I know Michael, and think [...]

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Tags: Media · Newspaper · Sports