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Entries from September 2007

Lach’s Back, Here’s Why

September 28th, 2007 · 12 Comments

The ‘Ville Voice has learned that WHAS Radio sports talk show host Lachlan McLean, who was indefinitely suspended from his job after reading an anti-U of L football poem on the air, is scheduled to be back to his regular duties on Monday. But the circumstance of his suspension and reinstatement should have the Cardinal [...]

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Tags: Radio · Sports

T.G. It’s Time to Get on the Field

September 28th, 2007 · Comments Off

Just thinking about the big game in high school football at the old stadium tonight. . .  I like Manual over Shelby County. Where’s Lachlan?: We’re working on the story of the disappearance of Lachlan McLean from WHAS Radio. We know the sports talk show host is off the air, indefinitely. We suspect that he’s [...]

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Tags: Media · Newspaper · Politics · Sports · TV

But First, the Weather

September 27th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Finally, it’s raining. ‘Nole Way — WAVE’s Bob Domine says the rumors that Florida State is recruiting Tom Jurich to become its new athletics director are real, and that the courtship has been going on for four months. Nice work in pulling up video of Jurich interview from July, saying unconvincingly that he wasn’t looking. [...]

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Tags: Newspaper · Politics · Smoking Ban · Sports · TV

A Maze of Choices

September 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Everybody knows that Jerry Abramson is far and away the most popular public official in Jefferson County. But quick — who’s number two? You’d get few arguments against Jefferson County Attorney Irv Maze, who has a significant political organization around here and a world of appealing choices ahead of him. Maze got a taste of [...]

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Tags: Politics

Will Business Support Possibility City?

September 26th, 2007 · Comments Off

Let’s set aside, for a moment, the arguments in favor of or against the content of the Louisville Branding Campaign, and set a few things straight about the way the whole thing’s being financed. It is, of course, always about the money. First of all, there’s the approximately $1 million raised thus far that came [...]

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Tags: Branding · Media

Will Smaller C-J Size Matter?

September 26th, 2007 · Comments Off

The incredible shrinking Courier-Journal? Gannett’s VP of Production, Austin Ryan, told Editor & Publisher that the Louisville paper could move to a smaller size in early 2008. If it happens, the change would be dramatic, according to the story. The new 44-inch size would make each page size 11 inches by 22 inches, meaning the [...]

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Tags: Newspaper

Media in the Middle

September 25th, 2007 · Comments Off

* Oops, Did it Again. Public officials can’t always avoid cameras, and given the choice between offering up incriminating truth or blatantly lying, they usually opt for the latter. Jefferson County coroner Ron Holmes found himself is just such a position Monday. He may run out of people to fire soon. He let go of [...]

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Tags: Media · Newspaper · Politics · Sports · TV

Does City Need This Brand-Aid?

September 25th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Nobody likes to be criticized, but everyone is drawn to conflict. That’s what sells newspapers and it’s why a lot of blogs are so popular. I’m not above being critical to get some attention right here. It certainly attracts notice, and when you’re keeping score based on measurements like site visits, insulting others is as [...]

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Tags: Marketing · Possibility City · Radio · TV

Personnel Moves at Fox 41

September 24th, 2007 · 14 Comments

Fox 41 general manager Bill Lamb confirmed a host of personnel changes in the station’s news department. Lamb, just back from the Greater Louisville Inc. trip to Ireland, said that the shifts in personnel are designed to make the station better, calling them more “evolutionary than revolutionary.” To be fair, Lamb did point out that [...]

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Tags: TV

Clearing up the Smokescreen

September 24th, 2007 · 1 Comment

This morning, the C-J’s Dan Klepal reported the good news that the smoking ban in Louisville is working. The number of complaints is down from 12 a day in August to about four per day. I wonder, though, if there’s really been much of a decline in smoking in the places where no one has [...]

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Tags: Newspaper · Politics · Smoking Ban