Friday, April 24, 2009

Weekend Wrapup

We couldn't post this week due to blogger thinking we had cookies disabled (we don't). But, let's catch up, shall we?

TWC Announces plans for Cavs Game Tonight, and Looking at Conflicts Next Week: Before last weekend, we'd been following the Blue Jackets/Reds conflict.

Well, add the Cleveland Cavaliers (in the territory of our friends at OMW) to that conflict.

With the Cavs in the playoffs now this forces Time Warner to adjust their schedule again. The Reds will air as scheduled on Fox Sports Ohio tonight at 7pm. Meanwhile, the Cavs are bounced to ESPN locally tonight at 7pm.

This also affects the HD schedule, as tonight's game as well as next Tuesday's game, will NOT be HD as had been previously planned. FSO will add two games later this season in HD.

With the Blue Jackets out of the playoffs as of last night, there needs only be one move made per gametime conflict, as long as the Cavs remain in the hunt.

Watson Out at 9: John Kiesewetter says Bernard Watson's tenure at WCPO-TV/DT 9 quietly ended last week.

His contract was not renewed, we're told and he won't be replaced. WCPO is going with a show that is centered around Katherine Nero.

Q102 Wins NAB Award: The folks up on Bonneville Mountain must really like this news.

WKRQ-FM 101.9 has won the NAB 2009 Crystal Radio Award, which is given to stations with a commitment to public service, Kiese reported earlier this week. They were one of 10 stations out of fifty nominated for the award.

Sister Bonneville station WUBE-FM 105.1 B105 was one of the ten winners last year, and can't reapply for 3 years.

Q102 noted in its entry that they had done almost 16,000 minutes of Public Service Announcements, raised 2.5 million dollars for charities like The Susan G Komen for the Cure, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Kenzies Closet, American Heart Association, Special Olympics, Autism Speaks, Brighton Center, ACT, Lighthouse Youth Center, Shriners Burn Hospital and St. Joseph Orphanage, and that their staff donated over 15,000 hours to serve their communities.

Congrats to Q102 on winning this award, and we also thank them for remembering why they're in this community in the first place...to serve the public.

2 comments:

joe beans said...

who is bernard watson?

J. Moses(Tri-State Media Watch Editor) said...

Sorry we didn't clarify. Watson was hired to do the morning news in place of David Rose 18 months ago. His role had been greatly reduced in recent months, however.