Archive for the ‘KC News’ Category

AT KSHB ONE LEGEND DEPARTS; ANOTHER STEPS IN

In an interesting twist, Kansas City's NBC affiliate KSHB has announced the retirement of one sportscasting legend, who will be replaced by another KC legend. Jack Harry, who was never shy about giving his honest opinions on athletes and teams over the years, will retire as the station's Sports Director June 30 after coverings sports for more than 40 years. [caption id="attachment_5888" alig...

MAJOR STAFF CHANGES UNDER WAY AT KMBC

There are some major changes on the horizon at Kansas City's top-rated TV station KMBC, sources have confirmed to Bottom Line Communications. An internal memo from News Director Sherrie Brown  notes that popular morning anchor Kris Ketz (pictured) and 32-year veteran at the station,  will move into the main evening anchor spot, replacing Len Jennings.  In a somewhat surprising move, Jennings...

KAREN FULLER REVEALS DETAILS OF HER SUDDEN EXIT FROM KC..

Kansas Citians were stunned when they learned that popular KCTV anchor Karen Fuller was unceremoniously dumped in February after 12 years at the Meredith-owned station. After all, Fuller had anchored weekday newscasts at the CBS affiliate for more than a decade and had become a fixture in KC households.  A single mother of two, she had worked her way up the tough TV ladder starting by working ...

KC MOURNS LOSS OF WEATHER ICON DAN HENRY

To meet longtime Kansas City weather man Dan Henry (Bowser) was to like him. The amiable weather man on WDAF-TV and radio for more than three decades passed away Saturday night from complications from emphysema. After retiring Henry (2011 photo) was involved in a barbershop quartet and traveled extensively. He was a frequent attendee at Kansas City Media Legends meetings wit...

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 BROADCASTING ICON WALT BODINE DIES AT 92

Broadcaster Walt Bodine, 92, died peacefully in the early morning hours of March 24, 2013, in the city he loved and served, says an entry on waltbodine.com, where the headline proclaims "Walt Bodine Signs Off From Kansas City, March 24, 2013." "Born in Kansas City in 1920, Walt was the only child of Walton Martin Bodine and Mary Gilmore Bodine. His media career spanned 70 years from 1940 until ...

KC STAR’S HATRED OF CATHOLIC FAITH CONTINUES

It seems as if when Kansas City Star cartoonist Lee Judge starts running out of creative ideas for his cartoons he falls back on old faithful:  the Catholic Church. Just last month Judge was blasted locally and nationally for a cartoon that many people felt was horribly offensive that mad...

PR PRO PAT PATON STARTS 58th YEAR

Pat Paton, 81, is the unquestioned dean of public relations practitioners in Kansas City. There very likely will never be another PR person in the market with as much experience in the field. How long has he been generating publicity for clients? Well, today (2/1) marks Paton's 57th anniversary in PR with his respected "Pat Paton Public Relations" firm.  He's the one with the "PPPR" li...