Archive for the ‘KC News’ Category

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...

CLEGG LEAVING BROADCASTING FOR PR JOB

After a 12-year career at NBC affiliate KSHB-TV in Kansas City anchor Mark Clegg will be leaving the station to assume a public relations position with Hines, a Houston-based real estate/development company, sources have confirmed to Bottom Line Communications. Craig, who grew up in Houston and started his broadcast career in Texas, will anchor his final broadcast at 6 p.m. on July 23. He curre...

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...