Archive for November, 2012

BRACCO LEAVES HEARST FOR VP & GM POST AT KSHB

Brian Bracco, who has been with KMBC and its parent Hearst Broadcasting for more than 25 years, has joined Scripps-owned KSHB (and affiliate KMCI) as its new Vice President and General Manager, numerous sources have told Bottom Line. He starts in his new position Monday, Dec. 3. One industry insider called the move "a huge shock," while another referred to it as an "earthquake" in the media...

ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HARMAN DEATH

At the time it absolutely stunned the media community in Kansas City and beyond. The news spread like wild-fire that respected Fox 4 meteorologist Don Harman had committed suicide one year ago on Thursday (11/29). He was just 41 and had worked on the morning news show si...

MANNING BLAMES KCTV PHOTOGRAPHER FOR CONTROVERSY

Who does Peyton Manning blame for the national news story regarding a KC Chiefs players begging him for an autograph and and another a photo after Sunday's most recent loss? The KCTV photographer who shot the footage of the embarrassing scene. And we have learned that 18-year veteran KCTV sports reporter Neal Jones not only reported the story, but also was the shooter on it. A

KRISTINA DODGE RESPONDS TO MEDIA STORIES OVER KCAI PLED..

Kristina Dodge, who along with her husband, Larry, pledged $5 million to the Kansas City Art Institute in 2005, has responded to a recent article by Bottom Line Communications that highlighted the actions of the KCAI, which is curre...

TKC BREAKS STORY OF MAYWEATHER FIASCO

It is easy to take potshots at the Kansas City area's most-read blogger, Tony Botello of tonyskansascity.com. His photos of scantily-clad women on his site is a turn-off to some folks who use that as proof  that he does not break serious news.  They would be wrong. One would be hard-pressed not to recognize that he routinely ...

JOURNALISTS NOW TURNING INTO WAR TARGETS

As if being a journalist these days is not already tough, the New York Times is reporting that more and more journalists in foreign countries are being targeted and killed and the profession is under "murderous assault." “Targeting journalism has become a trend, and now the people who are harassing and killing journalists include governments as well as the people you would expect,” said Al...

CONAN ONCE AGAIN POKES LOCAL ANCHORS

TNT host Conan O’Brien loves to poke local anchors who get caught parroting the same lines.

In this case, a variety of anchors from around the country tried to explain Cyber Monday by using the same line: “Enjoyed from a desk or from a couch…

 

 

CHIEFS WAIT FOR MANNING’S AUTOGRAPH, PHOTO

And to think many fans didn't think the KC Chiefs could embarrass the city any more than they have with a league-worst 1-10 record. But after the team's latest loss to the Denver Broncos at least one player made things even worse by waiting outside the locker room to get Peyton Manning's autograph.  Running back Jamaal Charles acted like a little kid getting Manning's autograph (he says for h...

PR MESS: ART INSTITUTE SEEN AS RUTHLESS GOING AFTER DON..

It's a tough decision, but the Kansas City Art Institute is coming across as ruthless as it goes after a wealthy Southern California couple that cannot fulfill a pledge to donate $5 million to the school. In 2005, Larry and Kristina Dodge pledged $5 million to the Kansas City Art Institute to help the school build a $7 million building. However, the Dodges, who have donated huge sums of mo...

BBC HEAD COULD HAVE USED TV MEDIA TRAINING

Maybe corporate executives in the U.S. should be thankful they rarely have to deal with British journalists, who can be brutal in their questioning. In fact, the head of the BBC didn't care for the questions he was being pummelled with and used very bad form recently by abruptly walking off d...