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John Kiesewetter on the world of local and national TV


Senior Entertainment Reporter John Kiesewetter has been covering TV and media issues for 20 years. After joining the Cincinnati Enquirer in 1975 as a summer intern, he worked as a county government and suburban reporter; assistant city editor and suburban editor; and features editor supervising the Life section. He has a B.S. in journalism from Ohio University.

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Thursday, November 17, 2005

The Big One's Big Plan

Big crowd expected at WLW-AM’s “Big One Talk Radio Idol” contest 6-8 p.m. at Rick’s Tavern, 5955 Boymel Drive, Fairfield. Contestants will have 90 seconds to impress judges Bill Cunningham, Scott Sloan and Jim Scott with their take on a topic. But WLW not just looking for a talk host – it’s also looking for a TV commercial. Cameras will be rolling, and don’t be surprised if come January – when “American Idol” returns with more bad singers – to see a TV commercial showcasing the worst talk show auditions (“So you think it’s easy to host a talk show?”) for the Big One….

UCTV on the air
UCTV begins broadasting at noon today from the Electronic Media Communications department at UC’s Raymond Walters campus in Blue Ash. UCTV – or WLX805 – broadcasts on the Educational Broadband Service portion of the spectrum not available on VHF or UHF TVs. But you can watch the programs on public access services like the Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Waycross Community Media, Media Bridges, UC College Cable and Northern Kentucky University. Or you can buy a converter box and antenna to get the signal, which has a 20-30 mile radius from Blue Ash.

Kiese-watching
“Without A Trace,” which has been beating “ER” all year at 10 p.m. Thursday, experiments with a new storytelling format tonight (Chs 12, 7). Instead of focusing on the police, we see the emotional trauma of parents (Laurie Metcalf from “Roseanne,” Matt Craven, “Crimson Tide’) when their 15-yr-old boy is missing...
Over on “ER” (Chs 5, 2) John Stamos guest stars in a plane-crash episode. His “Jake in Progress” returns to ABC at 9:30 p.m. Monday Jan. 9, after ABC’s Monday Night Football ends. “The Bachelor” will air at 10 p.m. Mondays in January...
And “Run’s House” ends its first season on MTV (10:30 p.m.), but it will be back next year with more episodes. Catch repeats at 8 & 8:30 today on MTV...

Late news
Jerry Seinfeld goes on Jay Leno tonight (11:35 p.m., Chs 5, 2) to plug the new DVD release, while Howard Stern visits David Letterman tonight (11:35 p.m., Chs 12, 7) to plug his move to Sirius Satellite Radio in January. Stern leaves WAQZ-FM and other stations Dec. 16.


4 Comments:

at 11/17/2005 10:06 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lost was freaking awesome last night, did anyone else see it?
Note to self: When you run out of butter, do not put Crisco on your bagel.

 
at 11/26/2005 12:47 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please explain why Northern Kentucky High School sports is not covered by stations in Cincinnati as much as Ohio High Schools are covered?

The ratio on average during any sports season is 7 games (Ohio)to 3 (KY)...why is that?

When television stations sell their advertising, the sales people depend on the viewership in total, including Northern Kentucky, but the programming coverage of Northern Kentucky historically does not reflect that. You can ask anyone from Northern Kentucky and they will say the same thing.

Greater Cincinnati is their broadcast footprint, in which includes Northern Kentucky, S/E Indiana, and Ohio within a 50+ mile radius.

It is just frustrating and unfair. Northern Kentucky deserves more.

 
at 11/26/2005 12:48 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 2:06,
The reason Northern Kentucky Sports don't get as much press, is because they are inferior to the Ohio sports. It is the same reason guys sports get more press than girls. It is the same reason football gets more press than cross country. It is the same reason basketball gets more press than swimming.
People do not want to watch a bunch of hillybillies try to throw a ball around, they want to see a well oiled machine like St. X.
You should ask your self, why doesn't the press cover arena football like it does the NFL?

 
at 11/26/2005 12:51 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those statements are extremely arrogant! First of all, I don’t have anything to ask myself about anything regarding “why doesn't the press cover arena football like it does the NFL?…ask NBC that question, they do cover the Arena Football.

Plus, it very condescending to call Kentuckians “hillybillies”...it is hillbillies…and that we are not. Look into the mirror fool…you are the redneck!

It should not make a difference…because of FCC Ascertainment Studies of a broadcast station, a station should produce programming to match the demographics and audience needs of their coverage area….and Northern Kentucky, Southeast Indiana are part of all Cincinnati television stations.

 
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