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Ours, and Everybody Else’s Awards

September 23rd, 2009 by admin · 4 Comments

Yes, we’re really proud to be the choice of LEO readers as the top local news blog, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a little exception to some of the other choices made by readers, especially in the all-important media category. Because that’s what we do.

You should read through them all, it’s exhausting. And show up Thursday night at the Gillespie (Best Downtown Building Named for a a Former UK Coach) for the big LEO Party, where Nappy Roots is likely to show up and yes, a hair-hanger. It’s free, from 6-10.

WAVE is the TV station choice for #1, which doesn’t reflect ratings, which makes us suspect that somebody at WAVE is manipulating contests. How else to explain WAVE’s dominance in Louisville Magazine’s “Best of Louisville” awards. WLKY gets no mention. Ouch.

Dawne Gee as best local news anchor? Puh-lease. The reason may be related to the graph above. Rachel Platt and Jackie Hays get 2nd and 3rd. If we’re picking sides in an anchor vs. anchor contest, I’ll take John Boel.

Hottest Anchor (male or female)? Seriously. Julie Tam? This calls to question the credibility of all the other choices. I know V.V. readers have expressed admiration for choices 2 and 3 (Jennifer Baileys and Carrie Weil) and Janelle MacDonald deserves mention here. And since I just met her, that Lindsay Allen at Fox 41 is pleasant.

TV Morning Show: Can’t argue with Fox in the Morning, can we?

Meteorologist: Belski, Wills, Cardosi. Evidence that LEO Readers don’t watch much TV, since their #2 is no longer on the air. Tenure seems to be the key to winning.

Best Local Writer: Bob Hill, who’s great, but retired. Stephen and Phillip are good choices. No, the C-J has no more interesting writers, or at least none they allow to write columns. If the C-J were to replace Hill, that person could easily win this category.

Lastly, people seem to think the over- and under-reported story is Rick Pitino/Karen Sypher. Not sure how it could be considered to be under-reported. Maybe it’s the only story some voters could think of.

Tags: Anchor · Awards · Blogging · Reporters · TV

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Michael // Sep 23, 2009 at 11:43 am

    One reason for Dawne being in the one spot could be she’s personable, laughs at her own mistakes and seems like a nice gal.

    I’m in shock about the Tamminator…maybe it’s the new ‘do, but how can you vote against JMac and Carrie Weil….

  • 2 John B // Sep 23, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Has she already posted the award on her website?

  • 3 Crutnacker // Sep 23, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    You think Julie may have stuffed the ballot box?

  • 4 BillM // Sep 24, 2009 at 11:51 am

    And maybe why I watch 3 is that I spent a lot of $$ on a HD set and they are the only ones broadcasting in HD. What’s up with that?

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