To the hoops
A couple of basketball-related things today:
--WXIX-TV (Channel 19) has bought rights to air UC’s NIT game at 8 p.m. Friday, opposite the NCAA tourney on CBS (Chs. 12, 7). Fox's “Trading Spaces” gets shoved back to 11 p.m. Friday, and “Nanny 911” moves to 6 p.m. Sunday.
--For goofy fun, check out WGUC-FM’s “Musical Madness” (www.wguc.org). They’ve matched up 64 classical music composers in basketball tourney-like brackets for listeners to vote. No. 1 seeds are Bach, Beethoven, Hadyn and Mozart. The musicians will advance from the First Movement to the Second Movement, Suite Sixteen, Elite Octet and Final Quartet. The winner will be announced April 20.
Channel 12 news
Diana Lara, the former Channel 5 traffic reporter, is subbing this month for Channel 12’s Sasha Rionda on "Nuestro Rincon," the Spanish-language newscast (5:30 a.m. Saturday, 6:30 a.m. Sunday7). Lara lost her traffic gig when Channel 5 didn’t renew its contract with Metro Networks last September for a helicopter, pilot and reporter (Lara). She also has done some TV work in Dayton.
I guess the kids at Summit Country Day School made a difference? Kevin Covais, the 16-year-old New York cousin of students Matthew and Patrick Schiess, advanced to the final 12 contestants on “American Idol.” Kids at the school have been asked to call in and vote for the youngest singer on the show. That’s nice, but I don’t see Kevin winning the competition. The final 12 sing tonight (8-10 p.m., Ch 19), and one goes home Wednesday (9-9:30 p.m., Ch 19).
Bravo has bought reruns of “6 Feet Under” from HBO to air this fall.