Archive for September, 2012

KRASKE CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY ON KCUR

Loyal listeners to Steve Kraske's "Up to Date" radio show from 11-noon each weekday on KCUR-FM 89.3 can almost predict they will hear an interviewee say at some point, "That's a great question." They won't say it just to be complimentary to the host. They say it because Kraske has done his homework prior to the interview. He frequently will ask them a unique question they have never bee...

DAN HOLIDAY FLOURISHING WITH HIS ‘STORM REPORT..

The reality in the news media today is that the days of people like Frank Boal and Jack Harry having TV careers of 30 and 40 years respectively will likely never happen again (Link). With the cutbacks almost weekly at the Kansas City Star and area radio stations, media folks...

VETERAN SPORTS DUO WOWS PRESS CLUB

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KC PROFILE: JOHNNY ROWLANDS

In Kansas City when someone mentions the word "helicopter" the next words out of their mouth are generally "Johnny Rowlands."  The two just seem to go together as Rowlands has been flying around Kansas City for decades now. Since 1993 he has been KMBC's go-to guy for traffic and severe weather reports. It can be a difficult job, but he comes across to viewers and radio listeners as a calm voice s...

K-STATE MAY NEED HELP WITH REBRANDING

Kansas State University is trying to re-brand itself  as "Kansas State University" and not "K-State." Kansas State President Kirk Schulz has announced the school wants to improve its national recognition, and he believes dropping the K-State nickname w...

BABB BIDS ADIEU IN FINAL INTERVIEW WITH PITCH

The Pitch's Jonathan Bender has officially closed down the Kent Babb sports columnist era in Kansas City with a fascinating Q & A with Babb, who starts October 1 at the Washington Post. On his depar...

40% LOOK TO INTERNET FOR NEWS; ONLY 7% NEWSPAPERS

A new Rasmussen Report says that 40 percent of American adults think the Internet is the go-to source for news and information in today's world while traditional print outlets have plummeted (LINK). Keep in mind, the survey target...

HARRY, BOAL TO ADDRESS KC PRESS CLUB

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GARRETT CELEBRATES 15TH TRANSPLANT ANNIVERSARY

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FORMER KMBZ EMPLOYEE MIKE CARTER DIES

Mike Carter, 73, the president of KANZA Communications and one-time KMBZ employee, passed away on Sunday, September 23. (Link to story) He was a member of the prestigious Kansas City Media Legends group. Carter started his broadcast career in the 60′s at 940 AM KIOA in Des Moines, Iowa. Not long after that, he landed at KMBZ in Kansas City. Carter and fellow KMBZ employee Bill Bilyeu then ...