Archive for October, 2012

CONTROVERSIAL GM BOBBY TOTSCH OUT AT KCTV

Vice President and General Manager Robert G. (Bobby) Totsch is longer with KCTV/KCMO TV in Kansas City, sources have told Bottom Line exclusively. “Bobby is no longer with the station," wrote Art Slusark, Vice President and Chief Communications Officer with Meredith Corporation in a memo. "We did not renew his contract. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.” The fact Totsch w...

FOX 4 TRIO GOES ‘GANGNAM’ ON MORNING SHOW

You have to hand it to the morning show team at FOX4.  For years they have had a reputation for delivering the news, but also having fun while doing it. Now it seems as if the tradition has continued. The morning gang of Nick Vasos, Kim Byrnes and Michelle Bogowith went "Gangnam" this morning for Halloween (below). The dance style, based on South Korean pop artist PSY, wen...

OUCH! CHIEFS NOW HALLOWEEN JOKE

Not sure where this originally started, but KMBC's stalwart anchor Kris Ketz recently posted it on Facebook. If nothing else, the Kansas City Chiefs are providing a great Halloween laugh and fans here have found very little humor in the way the team has played this season. One Facebook poster added:  "1st Prize: 2 Chiefs tickets. 2nd Prize: 4 Chiefs tickets." That is a variation of the c...

OLATHE’S STEGEMAN HEADING TO WFTX-TV

Kelli Stegeman, who was born and raised in Olathe, will be joining Fox affiliate WFTX in Fort Meyers, FL as a weekend anchor and reporter, according to the TV Spy site.

Stegeman most recently worked at Topeka's Kansas News First, the NBC (KSNT), FOX (KTMJ) and ABC (KTKA) triopoly since 2007 as a reporter/producer.

“We are excited to have someone with Kelli’s energy and enthu...

MU OFFERS T-SHIRT TO COMMEMORATE KENTUCKY VICTORY

No one thought it was going to be an easy transition for the University of Missouri to move into the Southeastern Conference. But few people thought that the team would commemorate its first SEC football victory over a pathetic 1-8 Kentucky team by creating a t-shirt to highlight its 33-10 triumph. Mizzou's overall record is 4-4 and 1-4 in the SEC (1-5 after this weekend at Florida). A W...

KC STAR CIRCULATION CONTINUES TO PLUMMET

The blog site Mediakc.com is reporting that circulation at the Kansas City Star has dropped by 7% on weekdays and fully 11% on Sundays, according to the latest figures by the Audit Bureau of Circulation. The McClatchy-owned newspaper reported an overall circulation of...

BLOGGERS UNCOVERED ARMSTRONG CHARADE BEFORE MEDIA

It is easy to dump on bloggers and journalists love to at every opportunity. Yes, some are totally irresponsible and will run with any story with little or no facts.  Some have hidden agendas.  Some have real agendas. Some simply try to make a buck by allowing their advertisers to write columns on their blog with few facts. In essence, they have no credibility. However, there are a ...

READER SUBMITS GUSEWELLE PHOTO FOR REVIEW

It is one of the strangest media occurences in a long, long time in Kansas City. Did respected Kansas City Star columnist and regular KCPT contributor Charles Gusewelle actually harrass people during a recent rally for Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney? Participants at the rally claim that Gusewelle drove his SMART car around their rally and actually gave the finger to them--incl...

TWINS? KMBC’S JUDY AND GIANTS’ POSEY

KANSAS CITY STAR TO UNVEIL PAYWALL DEC. 5

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, the Kansas City Star will institute a new "Paywall" system that will increase charges to subscribers for access to its digital content. The announcement was made today by the Star's President and Publisher Mi-Ai Parrish in a note on the Star's Web site. As expected,...