Archive for January, 2012

VETERAN KC STAR EDITOR LEAVING

Veteran journalist Jay Williams, who has served most recently as the Morning Editor at the Kansas City Star and been with the McClatchy-owned newspaper since 1999, will be leaving to assume a new position outside of journalism. Williams, a longtime, behind-the-scenes copy editor, paginator and news editor, will be taking a new position with TriStar Publishing, which offers on-site newspapers at...

LANDRETH NEW KMBZ PROGRAM DIRECTOR

News/Talk veteran Jack Landreth has been named Program Director at Entercom's NewsRadio 98.1fm / 980am KMBZ, sources have told Bottom Line. He will officially start Monday, January 30, the day the new duo of "Dana and Parks" will take over during the important 2-6 p.m. afternoon talk show slot. Landreth replaces Neil Larrimore, who recently took a new position in Phoenix. “We are very pleased...

STAR’S HELLING ANALYZES STICKY ISSUE OF ‘TR..

It all began a few weeks ago in a controversial column by former Kansas City Star Publisher Art Brisbane that he wrote in his current position as the Public Editor at the New York Times. Brisbane wrote: "I’m looking for reader input on whether and when New York Times news reporters should challenge ‘facts’ that are asserted by newsmakers they write about…. And if so, how can The Times do...

KCTV’S WRIGHT TO REPLACE SHANIN ON KMBZ AFTERNOON..

KCTV's award-winning investigative reporter Dana Wright will replace long-time veteran talker Mike Shanin on the KMBZ afternoon drive-time talk show "Shanin and Parks," sources have told Bottom Line. Sources have said that Shanin will stay with Entercom and serve as the station's business editor providing morning drive business and stock reports. He also will do political commentary. "Shanin and...

2012 Great Year for KC Sports

A LOT TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2012 KC Sports & Fitness, January 2012 By John Landsberg The Kansas City Royals finished the 2011 season with a 71-91 record.  Yes, that’s an unremarkable .438 and put the team ahead of only three other teams in the entire American League. The Kansas City Chiefs went into a tailspin in 2011 and fired its head coach.  At times the tea...

A LOT TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2012

KC Sports & Fitness January 2012 By John Landsberg The Kansas City Royals finished the 2011 season with a 71-91 record.  Yes, that’s an unremarkable .438 and put the team ahead of only three other teams in the entire American League. The Kansas City Chiefs went into a tailspin in 2011 and fired its head coach.  At times the team resembled the old joke where its opponent acciden...

Flashback: KMBC’s Kris Ketz

Sometimes it is fun to look back and see TV folks as they were years ago.  Thanks to blogger Broadcastkc.com we are able to see KMBC morning anchor Kris Ketz as he was on the air in 1984.  He hasn’t changed a bit over the years…

 

Weinbaum Leaving KMBC

Veteran KMBC-TV anchor/reporter Dan Weinbaum is leaving the top-rated station for a new position as Director of Communications with Olathe-based Heart to Heart International. His last day will be January 20. Weinbaum has been with the ABC affiliate since 2004 and has been working primarily as a field reporter for the station's 10 p.m. news. He has won three regional Emmy Awards in three of the ...

CRYSTLE LAMPITT NEW ’38 THE SPOT’ HOST

Crystle Lampitt, who moved to Johnson County from Indonesia about 10 years ago, will be the new host on KMCI's "38 The Spot." She starts Jan. 10. A graduate of Blue Valley Northwest High School and the University of Kansas, Lampitt then spent the next two years as a model. Lampitt replaces Holly Starr, who left her hosting position in July after a three-year run. Taunia Hottman was the first spoke...

WEINBAUM LEAVING KMBC FOR HEART TO HEART INTL.

Veteran KMBC-TV anchor/reporter Dan Weinbaum is leaving the top-rated station for a new position as Director of Communications with Olathe-based Heart to Heart International. His last day will be January 20. Weinbaum has been with the ABC affiliate since 2004 and has been working primarily as a field reporter for the station's 10 p.m. news. He has won three regional Emmy Awards in three of the ...