"Wheel" keeps turning
The “Wheel of Justice” keeps turning up more publicity for Channel 12. Since my May 30 story about the “Wheel” – a carnival wheel plastered with police mugshots spun at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday on Ch. 12 by Deborah Dixon – the “Wheel” has been featured in USA Today and on CBS News, Fox News and CNBC. Yeah, the “Wheel” is a goofy concept that might only work in Cincinnati… but it works here. About 20 fugitives have been captured since the weekly “Wheel” segments started in Feburary.
WLW-AM and the Clear Channel AMs played music chairs with their news networks today – but WLW-AM’s switch from Ch. 12 to Ch. 5 will wait until next month. ABC News returned to WLW-AM, after a 10-month absence. Fox News went to conservative WKRC-AM (550), and CBS returns to WCKY-AM (1530) where it had been for years. WLW-AM’s news partnership with Ch. 5 will start sometime next month…. And don’t be surprised if Ch. 12 soon cuts a deal to serve the CBS Radio stations (B105, Q102, WGRR) that had been using Ch. 5 meteorologists.
MOJO Baby News
MOJO 94.9 co-host Laura Powell and news anchor Angie Irick will return to the airwaves in August. Powell had a baby boy last week, and Irick had a baby girl. So morning co-host Keith Mitchell will have a busy summer without their help in the morning.
Couldn’t find anything decent to watch last night when I stumbled into Dustin Hoffman on “Inside the Actor’s Studio.” What a joy. Hoffman spent two hours with James Lipton talking about his career. It was fascinating hearing his insights… and to be reminded of all the great films he’s made: “The Graduate,” “All the President’s Men,” “Kramer vs. Kramer,” “Midnight Cowboy,” “Tootsie,” “Rain Man,” etc. I don’t see a repeat listed on bravotv.com, but keep an eye out for it. You won’t be disappointed.