Archive for October, 2013

KC’s LARRY MOORE TRULY A TV LEGEND

The words "legend" and "icon" today are often overused and frequently not deserved. That's not the case with veteran Kansas City anchorman Larry Moore, who has announced that he will assume the title of "Anchor Emeritus" at KMBC-TV, where has anchored for 40 years.   He is one of the longest running anchors in TV history. Moore joined the station in 1968 and was named primary anchor in 197...

NARRATIVE UNCHANGED: MATTHEW SHEPARD A GAY MARTYR

In journalistic circles, once the news media has set a specific narrative on a story it is almost impossible to change it. That clearly is the case with the story involving Matthew Shepard, a gay 21-year-old who was brutally murdered 15 years ago in Laramie, WY. Why was he murdered?  The narrative was set from the onset:  Because he was gay. It clearly was a hate crime. Add in the fact ...

AM/FM RADIO STILL STRONG AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

The death of radio has been predicted for decades now. The reality is that even today AM/FM accounts for two thirds of daily audio minutes, according to an article in Inside Radio. "A cross-media service of the Media Behavior Institute, USA TouchPoints includes radio station streams an...