Snow it goes
Snow it goes
A flurry of notes from watching and listening to snow coverage….
So I guess the TV weather folks were right for once? Is it true that Andy Furman was ragging about inaccurate forecasts last night? It probably wasn’t the night to make that complaint….
As I flipped around the dial, I kept coming back to Channel 5 last night. Not because it’s the “official snow closing station,” but because of the superior graphics on the school closing list: The state was in yellow type right next to the school, and changes were noted with “this just in” in yellow. Very helpful….
Channel 9 and 19 listed states for each school, though Channel 9’s was to the far right of screen and harder to read. Channel 12 didn’t list states, and it should.
Did you see Channel 9’s snow blog?
That was helpful to read before leaving downtown. So was checking the Artimis cameras. On the way home, callers giving WLW traffic reports told me that traffic was a nightmare all over….
Tell me: Who has the best snow info? What did you like or dislike?
Local TV notes
--Hunter Goodson from Delhi Township gets a shot at winning big prizes on “The Price Is Right” Monday (11 a.m., Chs 12, 7). and Cindy-Ann Thomas from Highland Heights appears next Friday….
--Discovery Health channel’s new “Skeleton Stories” premieres with a Hamilton forensics investigation today (10-11 p.m.), but that won’t be clear to most viewers. Producers changed the names and location out of respect to the victims (and in fear of law suits?). When Hamilton police detectives and College of Mount St. Joseph professor Beth Murray talk about a woman’s skull found near a lake, it’s the 1996 Hamilton murder of Tina Mott. The experts explain how the woman’s body was identified from a nearly toothless skull found by two boys while fishing at Hamilton’s Linden Lake. Next Friday “Skeleton Stories” does another Butler County story, about the burned body found on New Year’s Day 2003 near the Butler-Preble county line – but producers changed the victim’s name, location and date (to Halloween!).
Christmas in TV Land
My TV could be on all day Sunday to catch the Christmas marathon on TV Land (6 a.m.-6 a.m.). They’ve got everything from “Happy Days,” “Cheers,” “Brady Bunch,” “MacGyver” and “Night Court” to 1960s classics from “Bewitched,” “The Addams Family,” “Green Acres” and Gunsmoke.” Here’s a link to TV Land’s Sunday schedule:
Put this on your Monday calendar: The Contemporary Arts Center goes old school 5-9 p.m. Monday with Mr. Rhythm Man (Elder HS art teacher Bob Beemon) playing hits from Cincinnati’s King Records label at the “1000 Tears Too Late” exhibit about Cincinnati’s R&B scene in the ’60s and ’70s. Don’t forget you can catch his show, “You’re On The Air With Mr. Rhythm Man” 6-9 p.m. Saturday on WNKU-FM (89.7) or www.wnku.org.
As Mr. Rhythm Man would say: Have a cool yule.