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J. Bruce Miller // Nov 28, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I got a laugh from the headline of the article on the WHAS-TV website beginning “Media Executives…. ” It’s my understanding that one of the 2 “Media Executives”, Keith Hall, was fired by Time Warner when it purchased Insight. As a matter of fact WHEN Insight was operating the cable franchise in Louisville I PERSONALLY MET WITH HALL and he WAS FULLY SUPPORTIVE of the concept of an NBA team in Louisville, because Insight was going to be the cable revenue provider for ALL of Insight, which included their franchises in Covington, Lexington, Bowling Green, Evansville, and Owensboro. Insight was going to make a ‘killing’ off this – particularly when the NBA team’s ownership was going to be the 5 Chinese who controlled CCTV (China Cable TV). He knows this and he also knows that I met SPECIFICALLY with the East Asian ownership of Insight in conjunction with its lawyer at the time (Larry Zielke). Remember all that Keith! Then Demaree is a salesman for 5 small radio stations around here that ARE LOST ON THE DIAL — hardly two MEDIA EXECUTIVES.

Seems to me that WHAT(!)-TV might be trying to CREATE a controversy around here. Wouldn’t be the first time.

There will be some interesting news COMING about this BoxCar report regarding its veracity — and the REAL PEOPLE WHO FUNDED IT. It is my understanding that those people who funded it WERE NOT the ‘fired’ Keith Hall or the salesman of 5 small time radio stations.

Like Jake told Miller in a response:

jake // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:40 pm

That report has no veracity. Or credibility. It only got attention because Bob Gunnell is still trusted by Joe Arnold for whatever reason. And because Mark Hebert helped hype it.

People (not Arnold) at WHAS have reached out to me to share that most folks there have laughed hysterically over the whole mess.

The real story about Gunnell is easily discovered in his bankruptcy filing, which I never published out of courtesy to his family. Suffice it to say he has to do whatever work he can get in order to pay off that $400,000 owed to the IRS and Gus Goldsmith. And likely to his now-former business partners.

Note: Bob has one other tie at WHAS and I won’t name her because she has a young kid.

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