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KC PROFILE: JOHNNY ROWLANDS

In Kansas City when someone mentions the word "helicopter" the next words out of their mouth are generally "Johnny Rowlands."  The two just seem to go together as Rowlands has been flying around Kansas City for decades now. Since 1993 he has been KMBC's go-to guy for traffic and severe weather reports. It can be a difficult job, but he comes across to viewers and radio listeners as a calm voice s...

KC PROFILE: KCTV’S KAREN FULLER

Early in her career KCTV news anchor Karen Fuller ran a studio camera and teleprompter at WHO-TV in Iowa for meteorologist (and now co-worker) Gary Amble and KMBC's Kelly Eckerman.  She later worked with the late Don Harman of Fox 4 at the station. In other words, she didn't just leave college and move into an anchor slot.  There have been plenty of twists and turns along the way. Today, F...

KC PROFILE: FOX 4 ANCHOR JOHN HOLT

    One would be hard-pressed to find anyone in Kansas City media circles (or in Topeka and Wichita where he also worked) who would say something negative about veteran WDAF-Fox 4 anchor John Holt, who has been anchoring the 5 and 9 p.m. newscasts at the Fox affiliate for several years.      Holt, who joined Fox 4 in 1994, not only does an admirable job anchoring the news and as an invest...

KC PROFILE: INTERNET RADIO’S GEORGE WOODS

   You may not recognize him if you met him in person, but without a doubt Kansas Citians would recognize the familiar voice of former radio talker George Woods if they heard it again.    After years as a successful radio host in Omaha and several other cities, Woods came to KCMO in 2002 and was the station's morning talk show host for three years. He moved on to St. Louis, but soon realized ...

KC PROFILE: KMBZ TALK SHOW HOST DARLA JAYE

     Actress. Singer. Comedienne.     Those are generally not the careers people think of when they hear KMBZ's long-time talk show host Darla Jaye on the air. But those are a few of the things she did before settling in on her award-winning radio career.     Darla was nice enough to discuss her media career with Bottom Line Communications and how she landed at KMBZ seven years ago, w...

KC PROFILE: LEGENDARY ANCHOR LARRY MOORE

    Anchors have come and gone over the years in Kansas City. Then there is Larry Moore, who has anchored the news on ABC affiliate KMBC-TV9 for nearly four decades.     And not only has Larry anchored the news, but his station has been one of the top-rated in the nation for several years now. In the process, he has won just about every journalism and community award ever given.    He gr...

KC PROFILE: RADIO LEGEND TED CRAMER

     Ted Cramer is a legend in country radio and has been involved with all aspects of his chosen profession for 58 years now. He was inducted into the Country DJ "Hall of Fame" in 1999 and has won enough awards to fill a trophy case. The much-traveled Cramer is currently with KFKF and sat down to answer questions for Bottom Line Communications.  NAME:  Ted Cramer

KC PROFILE: KCPT’S NICK HAINES

     He's the affable Welsh-born host with the distinctive voice who is able to effortlessly transition from KCPT's prime time public affairs program "Kansas City Week in Review" to the sometimes raucous weekly "Ruckus" program. Nick Haines, KCPT's award-winning Executive Producer of Public Affairs, handles those and a multitude of other tasks at the public radio station flawlessly.     He...

KC PROFILE: KC STAR COLUMNIST SAM MELLINGER

    Sam Mellinger today is the Kansas City Star's premier sports columnist. He had to step into some major shoes with the departure of award-winning columnists Joe Posnanski and flame-thrower Jason Whitlock.     It is a credit to his talent and hard work that he has flourished in his key role with the McClatchy-owned newspaper. We tossed some questions at the recently married scribe, and ap...

KC PROFILE: FREELANCER DAN LYBARGER

     Based in Kansas City, Dan Lybarger has been a freelance writer and film critic for more than 20 years with his articles appearing recently in publications such as the Huffington Post (Link) and numerous others.  We asked him a few questions about his ca...