Archive for the ‘KC News’ Category

HEART ATTACK TAKES NOTED KC AD MAN PAUL WELSH

Paul Welsh, one of Kansas City's leading advertising executives and one of the co-founders of the former NKH&W ad agency, died suddenly from a heart attack Sunday afternoon. UPDATE: Visitation for Paul Welsh will be held Wednesday evening from 5-8 p.m. at Church of the Nativity (3800 West 119th St., Leawood). His funeral Mass will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Church with buria...

SOME (ALMOST) FINAL THOUGHTS ON THINGS IN KANSAS CITY

As I announced a few weeks ago, my days as a media chronicler in Kansas City are numbered. It has been a great run, but my wife and I have decided to relocate to the Hilton Head, SC area.  It is just a few hours from my mother's nursing ...

NEW RADIO STUDY: 92 PERCENT ARE REGULAR LISTENERS

The perception is that many people have stopped listening to radio--especially the Millennial generation. The reality is that might not exactly be the case as a recent study by Latitude Research and OpenMind Strategy says that 92% of Americans regularly tune into FM/AM radio. It should be noted the research was funded by media conglomerate Clear Channel. The report says radio remains more...

KC STAR’S MEAT SERIES RACKING UP AWARDS

An in-depth year-long look at the beef industry by a team of Kansas City Star journalists published in 2012 titled "Beef's Raw Edges" continues to rack up the awards. The

POST-DISPATCH SAYS GOODBYE TO GREGORIAN

The Kansas City Star's gain is a loss for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as sportswriter Vahe (VAH-hey) Gregorian and his wife Cindy Billhartz Gregorian depart the Lee Enterprises-owned newspaper for the Star. They are expected to join the Star in June. Gregorian, who has been with the Post-Dispathc for nearly 25 years, will assume

CLINKSCALE PENS MOVING TRIBUTE TO BOY KILLED AT MARATHO..

Danny Clinkscale is a runner.   At one point the afternoon sports talker on WHB-810 AM since 2000 ran at least eight miles every day for 19 years. He has written a moving tribute about the death of an innocent young eight-year-old boy, who was killed by a terrorist bomb yesterday du...

BOSTON TRAGEDY SHOWS TRANSFORMATION OF NEWS REPORTING

The tragedy that occurred during the Boston Marathon dramatically points out how the reporting of "news" has changed in the Internet age. It used to be that people could rely on newspapers for reliable information.  That no longer is the case as pointed out dramatically Monday by the New York Post. The Post is the nation's 11th largest newspaper with a circulation larger than any paper in B...

KIETZMAN NOT WORRIED ABOUT LATEST CHANGES AT KCSP

KCSP-610 AM recently announced a series of line-up changes on the sports talk station in an effort to topple long-time leader WHB-810 AM. If the goal was to scare WHB the tactic did not seem to work, particularly with long-time afternoon host/owner Kevin Kietzman. "I've ...

NAJAHE SHERMAN DEPARTS KSHB; LANDS IN NASHVILLE

Najahe Sherman, who joined KSHB-TV as an anchor/reporter, is no longer with the NBC affiliate, sources have confirmed to Bottom Line. She had been on weekend mornings on 41 Action News Today (8-9 weekends and 9-10 a.m. Saturdays) during her term at the Scripps-owned station.  Reportedly, her contract was not renewed. She has a blog, but it has not been

KCPT’s ‘LOCAL SHOW’ IS KANSAS CITY TV..

It is easy to criticize much of what passes for "news" today on local TV stations. After all, most of them are "consultant-driven" with most stories designed for viewers with an attention span of a gnat. That's what makes KCPT's "Local Show" so refreshing. Co-hosted by public TV veterans Nick Haines and Randy Mason, the show officially went on the air July 2010 and takes the time necessar...