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Television
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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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Away from the TV

I'm sneaking out for a week of vacation. If I see something worth commenting on, I'll post a blog -- but I don't plan on it. In fact, don't plan on watching much TV. Gonna be watching the highway driving on our family vacation, or watching the ocean at the beach.
Emmy nominations come out tomorrow (7/6), but most of the folks I think are deserving probably won't get nominated. Anything for "Earl," "West Wing," "Everybody Hates Chris," "Lost," "Scrubs" or "Boston Legal?" Probably not much...
Check back periodically, and catch me for sure on the 17th.
--Kiese


157 Comments:

at 7/05/2006 10:11 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could someone PLEASE tell Marina Jurica on Ch. 5 that she doesn't need to give the WIND CHILL when it's 90 degrees out!

That genius hire of Brennan Donnellan is just another "chilling" reason why WLWT remains mired in distant 4th!

Quick, someone help...I'm FREEZING!!!

 
at 7/05/2006 11:58 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Silly me....it seems that in the past, when the spring and summer hit, WIND CHILL would be changed to HEAT INDEX.

I wouldn't necessarily blame this on the news director. Where is the "Chief Meteorologist" in all of this? Isn't he responsible for the overall look and content of "his" newscasts (since all weather crawls state his name, though I doubt he's working 24/7 for us!)? Tony would have done it correctly.

 
at 7/05/2006 11:58 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

How sharp is that ax you're grinding?

 
at 7/05/2006 12:50 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah i think that the west wing should get nominated along with the office.

 
at 7/05/2006 1:28 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone else hear that Tanya O'Rourke got married over the weekend?

 
at 7/05/2006 1:29 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marina is too wacky for me.....she's like hyper all the time. I can't take it. And she kind of has an annoying voice, too.

 
at 7/05/2006 1:39 PM Blogger BMurdock said...

Could someone PLEASE tell the "anonymous" posters to stick to the topic?!

 
at 7/05/2006 2:00 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently Tanya did get married...Steve Norris referred to her husband on yesterday's newscast.

Marina is a bit bubbly/cheerleader-esque, especially for early morning weekdays. 10am on Saturdays, she's not so bad - the wind chill thing notwithstanding.

Was interesting trying to watch the Macy's fireworks show last night on 5 with Jimmy's weather panics cluttering up the corner and the bottom crawl. As it turns out, that show was so badly directed and poorly produced, it didn't really matter.

BMurdock...the only topic here is TV and everyone's stuck to it so far, so go'head and remove that stick.

And Anon 11:58am, if that was a Tony Sands reference, that's a classic.

 
at 7/05/2006 2:03 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

about tonya o'rourke... i noticed she all of a sudden was sporting an engagement ring and then in one newscast she mentioned something about "meeting the right guy, like i did..." she talks about raising her two kids a lot too. is this the second marriage or finally marrying the father of her kids? who has the inside track on this?

 
at 7/05/2006 3:22 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a good vacation ,Kies.
Lee Ann and Mom

 
at 7/05/2006 3:30 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

This would be Tanya's second marriage. She does have 2 kids from the first.

Kinda curious to see if 19 picks up Harvey Smilovitz for their sports department, or if they'll go for a female like 9 and 12.

 
at 7/05/2006 3:36 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually it Tanya's THIRD marriage.

And this guy is NOT the father of her two kids.

The guy in the SECOND marriage is.

 
at 7/05/2006 5:00 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

As soon as the Emmy nominations come out tomorrow, I will e-mail you if you like, or put it on the blog.
Lee Ann: :)

 
at 7/06/2006 12:25 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess Tanya is hoping third times the charm

 
at 7/06/2006 1:43 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony Sands was a class act. True National television history....and the Today's Show's first meteorologist!

It's funny...I can't see Tony Sands, Ken Torrey, Gary Rizzo or Steve Horstmeyer (and even Bill Myers, Debbie or Maureen) either freaking people out or hitting them over the head with panic-weather. Now, hawking a Jeep or a Totes umbrella giveaway...that was cute. Something that Gimme5 Weather won't be seen doing these days...just promoting their "power of 5" fake radar sweep screen.

 
at 7/06/2006 10:18 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, three marriages for tonya o'rourke? whew!! don't ya' feel bad for the kids? hopefully third time is the charm! ya' figure after a first failed marriage she would know how to pick a fight guy for a successful marriage. let's just hope she really did find the right guy this time. best wishes to her!!

 
at 7/06/2006 3:29 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Local 12 Breaking News:

For those who love Kit Andrews:
12 News Anchor Kit Andrews will be on 'The Dish' Tomorrow Morning

 
at 7/07/2006 6:22 PM Blogger newsdirector5 said...

hey we are starting top 5 at 11pm news now in order to get ratings.

 
at 7/08/2006 10:49 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone really care about O'Rourke's personal life? Seems there are lots of judgmental busy-bodies around here...

 
at 7/08/2006 7:16 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

question for whomever knows or cares even if you dont reading the story about the 3 alarm fire in carthage there is a picture with a caption
"Firefighters on the scene from Air19"


what in the heck is air 19 ?

 
at 7/09/2006 12:41 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I noticed 19 had stable aerial video of the Carthage fire. Did they renew a deal for a chopper?

BTW...the most powerful newsteam? 19? If there's news in Cincinnati, it's usually news to 19.

 
at 7/09/2006 12:10 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone see 12's DEVELOPING STORY of the lawsuit filed against the "pastor" by an ex-husband?
Is this DEVELOPING crap out of hand??? Just say at the top of the newscast: all the following stories are developing and/or breaking....

 
at 7/09/2006 11:42 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so tired of breaking news or developing news like tonite on local 12 at eleven with the kings island roller coaster problem it was breaking news at 5:30 or so while it was still happening not at eleven

 
at 7/10/2006 7:47 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anybody see Angela "whatsherface" on Channel 5 Sunday night? She was talking about the PKI situation, and said she didn;t know many details. Just then Courtis Fuller told her he had the public relations person on the phone. Angle "whatsherface" did the old "W.T.F." face! There was a split screen and I guess she thought they had gone back to the studio, but she was still on screen and looked like a fool. She must ahve been pissed that she had just said thetre were no details available, and then Courtis had them.

What a pro!

 
at 7/10/2006 11:54 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't have been angry once I heard the PR flack gave her "details". Stations'da been better off just making stuff up.

 
at 7/10/2006 5:26 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

the only way news5 could get great ratings is to have sandra and sheree do topless mudwrestling live at 5:00, 5:30, 6 and 11

 
at 7/10/2006 6:15 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think that would get ratings! they could also do what fox news does and just have the female anchors and reporters wear low cut tops and short skirts and remove the desk! but there was something on another part of this blog about sandra ali only wearing black pants. was that in this blog? but as bad as they're going now, do you really think mudwrestling would boost the ratings?

 
at 7/10/2006 6:43 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mentioning Tony Sands reminded me of why he was let go...I think this was the blizzard years, and he got into big trouble for two things(0ne was a conflict of interest when it was discovered that one of the reasons he was predicting record snowfalls was because he was a spokesman for a snow blower company. The other was his reference to it being cold enough to freeze off a certain part of a monkey's anatomy,or maybe a witch's.... I dont know, didnt hear the comment but I do that shortly after that he was let go.
Lee Ann from Middletown

 
at 7/10/2006 6:58 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard Lance Barry's comment about the Son of a Beast ride. I was wondering how many other people got it too. *lol*

 
at 7/10/2006 7:18 PM Blogger newsdirector5 said...

yeah I mean comeon lance barry get your facts together before going on air.

However angela brown did a great job for us last night.

Vote for your top 5 at 11. The voting lines are open till 830.

 
at 7/10/2006 11:04 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long before we see you on camera, like MSNBC?

Let's face it, all of local television is an embarassment. Stick to straight news, kill the gimmicks and watch your ratings improve. Forget consultants.

Listen to what Mother used to say (that would be Ruth Lyons for you non-Cincinnatians)....treat the viewer with dignity and respect and they will give you the same.

Cincinnati viewers are not like Erie, PA, Des Moines, IA or even Cleveland. Treat the viewer like family....because that's how the typical viewer wants to be treated. You can have your yuck yucks every now and then, but when it comes to news, give the news, be yourself and not some fake Ted Baxter persona.

That's what kills me about most of the on camera folk...they are trying to be someone instead of being themselves, relaying the story.

So those of you who work at 5, 9, 12 and 19 (FYI: I don't work for any), you don't have to go back to Douglas Edwards giving the news but the tabloid-izing of the news has to end. It doesn't do any good to the viewers nor to the technical people behind the camera, trying/dealing with/making on-camera folk seem intelligent.

And since we are getting a crop of new on camera people/traffic-ites:
Lebanon: Leb-eh-non
Reading: Redding
Versailles: Ver-sails
Cheviot: Chev-ee-et
Route 127 is Hamilton Avenue
Route 22 and 3 is Montgomery Road
Route 42 and Lebanon Road is THE SAME!
Kroger: Kroger (NO 's)
Kings Island: not King's
WLWT: double ewe ell double ewe
Meteorologist: the 2nd syllable is EE (Meat-EE-ore-ologist)
and for Janell Walton:
any sentence with an A, the A is uh, the is thau, not thEE.

 
at 7/10/2006 11:05 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, any reason why every map of the tri-state has to be animated?

 
at 7/11/2006 12:16 AM Blogger newsdirector5 said...

Yeah our market research shows that is what the viewer wants. It provides a much better indepth look at cincinnati.

 
at 7/11/2006 9:00 AM Blogger BMurdock said...

Speaking of maps - Is it just me or does 19's map look like a treasure map or what?

 
at 7/11/2006 10:36 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Market research....that's funny. How were the questions crafted? Were the questions written like a channel 12 flash poll, where you get to answer yes or no or one of these definitive answers without a "none of the above" answer.

Would love to see the Lykert scale questioning for the market research!

 
at 7/11/2006 8:47 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Severe weather coverage - and a note to the All-Knowing poster who gave info to all the "new" TV people in town, and "Traffic-ites."

Truckers use the route numbers. You don't know everything. You made some very good and vaild points. But keep in mind - MANY state routes actually CHANGE their local street names as you follow them along. Case in point - SR-126, on the other side of Montgomery Road, is NOT referred to as the Ronald Reagan Cross-County Highway.

NOW - since everyone seems to enjoy posting about sever weather coverage in town - just flipping through the channels during these nasty storms in Clermont and Warren counties, and here's what I've found:

19 - Richie Baby broke in to the All-Star game, and ACTUALLY SAID there were "NO reports of any serious or damaging winds" in the area. (Yet the NWS was saying that small trees were uprooted, and there were numerous reports of damage to home sin the area? WTF?) Waaaay off base. Horrible coverage.

12 - Timmy Boy didn't even know the names of his own tools he was using, and stumbled over just about every word. He probably had his mind on how Bob H. is slowly stealing his summer grilling gigs instead of the storm. The maps were waaay too busy to understand.

9 - Mr. Big Cleft had the names of the aforementioned State Routes right in front of him - and STILL got them wrong (showing SR126 - and said "yep - that's route 26") Pat Barry/Mark Sebastian style radio voice was clear, but was scrfewing up some of the info. Not bad coverage - but not the best, either. Kind of over-dramatic. (and again, still has no concept of the names of certain areas, etc. You're not in San Fran any more!)

5 - Jimmy had the best coverage, by far. Say what you want about the whole "Power of 5" crap - Jim O'Brien gave the clearest and most concise information about the storms. He took his time, to make sure he got things right - but still moved quickly enough to get the information out in a timely manner. 5 is lucky to have him.

No BS, no cheerleading going on here - just simply put, hands down, JO and channel 5 had the best storm/severe weather coverage tonight. Clear, easy to read maps and icons - VERY well explained, without the "oh my God, we're all gonna die" drama. They didn't need to go to Sandra Bling for more info - other than just to give Jim a short and much needed rest. Great info, delivered in a way even the stupidest people could understand. Great job, Channel 5.

 
at 7/11/2006 8:53 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the holier-than-thou turd who posted their "useful info" on pronounciations, etc. - whatever. Truck drivers use the state route numbers to travel through the area - so it's useful information. Using BOTH names for a road is sometimes helpful. "New traffic-ites?" There's only ONE that does a great job - the other clones are still struggling to keep up. Maybe THEY are the "fake" people you're referring to?

As for "Krogers" um, I think you'll find that it's people who have lived here THEIR WHOLE FREAKING LIVES that refer to the store as "Krogers," not "Kroger." It's a colloquialism. It is NOT what people from other parts of the world say. It's a LOCAL thing - so maybe YOU "ain't from around here...?"

Don't be such a puss - if you have something to say to someone in local tv, go for it - send it TO THE SOURCE.

 
at 7/11/2006 8:56 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the above poster as far as storm covergae goes. Jim O'Brien did a great job tonight. And he's the least "fake" weather person in town, by FAR.

 
at 7/11/2006 9:13 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is FAR?

 
at 7/11/2006 9:20 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Who is FAR?"

Wow. You're stupid.

 
at 7/11/2006 9:32 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pete...you're up late! Glad to see there's no "BS." Considering your traffic reports are 15 minutes outdated by the time I get to the highway, I'll stick with WLW radio, thanks.

As for Jim O'Brien, you're "cheerleading" is so blatantly transparent, it's absurd.

Get a life. People's lives are at stake when these storms move through. From what I've seen from all 3, they're all doing fine. You people are so petty.

 
at 7/11/2006 9:41 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey mr920pm anon lighten up i was just kidding. i was getting fedup with timewarner because anytime they started with all the banner warnings it knocked out my volume thru the convertor so they now have to replace it and i now have a picture but no volume if i bypass convertor i have sound but thanks to tw and the antiquated equipment they provide.......sorry about the rant

 
at 7/11/2006 9:46 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

man news5s derek beasley is going to be a tired puppy doing the morningshow and then on tonite

 
at 7/11/2006 9:50 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos to 12 for getting home video, but next time, you might want to make sure you can actually see the tornado in the video. If you have to tell people where to look and what to look for, and it's _still_ invisible, it might be best to move on.

 
at 7/11/2006 10:11 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the stations start doing this emergency weather stuff, thats when I change the channel or turn it off. Put your weather alerts on your weather channels 5 and 9. not on the network channel. Maybe a crawl at the bottom saying to tune in to channel 5.2 or 9.2 for the latest on the weather would be good enough. That way you don't mess with the network programming. Otherwise, I just change to the Dayton station and hope that they aren't doing the same.

 
at 7/11/2006 11:42 PM Blogger newsdirector5 said...

we were filming a promo when the severe weather coverage was on. It airs in a few days bout Jim being the most trusted meterolgist.

 
at 7/11/2006 11:45 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know if the regular programming that wasn't shown will be reshown at a later time?

I'm pretty sure that if there is a tornado coming to your area, you will be under a heavy object in your basement as they all pointed out. Plus so much electricity was out, I think the people who didn't have any storms watched more of the coverage.

 
at 7/11/2006 11:52 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder if Marina Jurica was helping out Jim, Derrick, and John with Ch. 5 weather coverage? That would have been a great debut for her...

 
at 7/12/2006 12:22 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey news5director and everyone else a person wrote a very derogatory statement in the breaking news thread (no it was not me) i was just irritated by the cable company and noaa and the governments emergency alert going off and hearing the computer voice telling about it when i was watching news 5 argh!!!!!!!

 
at 7/12/2006 4:03 AM Blogger the Traffic Guy said...

To Mr./Ms. Anonymous (at 9:32) ...

Yes, that would've been a late time to be awake at night for us early risers. And I bet Mr. Beasley might be a little groggy this morning, after going back in to work last night! But he loves covering severe weather, and does a great job IMHO.

Referring to my past posts, just a reminder - I do NOT post anonymously on this or any other blog site. Nice try :-)

Just thought I'd see what viewers thought of the storm coverage last night - now, it's off to work. Hope everyone has a great rest of the week!

 
at 7/12/2006 10:30 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Sandra and Sheree looked really good last night! I was glad to see them with the weather coverage. Maybe it was the thrill of "real breaking news." Jim did a good job. Can't stand channel 9 storm coverage. That Steve Raleigh guy is way to "sensational" when he is discussing things. He was much more toned down when he worked at channel 5 some 15 years ago as a weekend forecaster. I wonder what happened to him? At any rate, a big WOW to Sandra and Sheree! Those are the faces I'd like to see when severe weather is striking...of course, with Jim's information too!

 
at 7/12/2006 11:23 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

MEMO TO ALL WLWT-TV/CH. 5 EMPLOYEES POSTING ON THIS BLOG

After looking at Tuesday's numbers (Nielsen Overnights), you've got a LOT of work to do. As is ALWAYS the case, WLWT was in distant last place with its breathless tornado weather coverage.

Additionally, your morning show was in dead last place (uhhh, that would be FOURTH!). In fact, on Monday, your morning show couldn't even pull a "1.0" rating from 6:30-7:00 a.m. Now THAT is BAD!

[wonders to self] How much longer will it be before your boss is shown the door and a new news director comes in and cleans house? Real soon, I suspect.

Some advice: You all need to be honing your skills and trying to get the best tape possible (IF that's possible).

After all, you're IN THE BOOK...and with numbers like that, NONE of you will be around long.

Now get off this little-read blog, stop anonymously trying to build yourself up and...

Get back to work!!!

 
at 7/12/2006 12:25 PM Blogger BMurdock said...

I'm trying to not get in the middle of these little matches but... To the last anonymous poster (at least Pete "the pulse" isnt' afraid to reveal himself). Wouldn't WLWT's demise work to your favor? You should be enjoying their downslide not cheering for them to overcome it.

I must say you guys crack me up. I love checking this blog for a good laugh sometimes...

 
at 7/12/2006 1:18 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um...whatever.

 
at 7/12/2006 1:24 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

bmurdock:

Apparently you didn't get the fact that that poster was totally patronizing Ch. 5.

I hardly think he or she was "cheering for them."

 
at 7/12/2006 1:52 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's amazing what people say to make themselves feel better about, well, themselves. I'd love to see if the pompous jerks posting on this tiny blog do the same thing elsewhere on the 'net. Might be an interesting story in there. How people with no lives love to write about people in the media - out of jealousy, despair, low self-worth, anything like that.

I just wish there was a more educated, respectable place to actually discuss local television. If there was a knob on this piece of filth, right about now, you'd be hearing this: *click.*

 
at 7/12/2006 1:53 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um, NewsDirector5, please explain when you tout Jim O'Brien as the most trusted meteorologist in the tri-state -- BASED ON WHAT???

How are you measuring trust to back up that claim??

Or is this the same baseless claim like "the undisputed weather leader" or "your official school closing station." Because neither of those statements is true either. Who made WLWT the official school closing station?? NO ONE! There is no such thing.

 
at 7/12/2006 2:55 PM Blogger BMurdock said...

I was being sarcastic myself... Maybe they work for WLWT and are shaking in their boots?

 
at 7/12/2006 3:56 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

After looking at Tuesday's numbers (Nielsen Overnights), you've got a LOT of work to do. As is ALWAYS the case, WLWT was in distant last place with its breathless tornado weather coverage.

Additionally, your morning show was in dead last place (uhhh, that would be FOURTH!). In fact, on Monday, your morning show couldn't even pull a "1.0" rating from 6:30-7:00 a.m. Now THAT is BAD!

how can one check the tuesday overnight ratings?

 
at 7/12/2006 3:57 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, but jim scott, andy furman, bill cunningham and others made the switch to 5.

 
at 7/12/2006 5:48 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

right.....

I've make the switch to 5 if I were paid $250,000 a year too.

 
at 7/12/2006 8:00 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

"hey, but jim scott, andy furman, bill cunningham and others made the switch to 5"

Yeah, and these same guy will soon regret the switch when Ch. 5's horrible reputation starts bringing them down.

Will be interesting to see the first Arbitron book that comes out post "switch".

Timberrrrrrrrrrrrr...........

 
at 7/12/2006 10:04 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess Furman won't be on Sports Of All Sorts or 12's Sunday night sports-extravaganza.

 
at 7/12/2006 10:21 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say what you will about Channel 5, but no other news station has news hotties like Emily Longnecker, Candice Hunter, and Sandra Ali!

 
at 7/12/2006 11:18 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, ok...let's bring a bit of decorum back to this blog. It's gotten a little out of hand.

"Can't we all just get along?"

--Rodney King

 
at 7/13/2006 12:24 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont forget to add karin johnson to that hottie list along with candace hunter and marina

 
at 7/13/2006 12:33 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

And lest we not forget FORMER News 5 anchor -- Anne Marie Tiernon!! She was a hottie!!!

 
at 7/13/2006 1:19 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, I was thinking about that woman on the MedMart commercial. Nothing sexier than a woman riding a cart! :)

 
at 7/13/2006 1:23 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Dennis Janson doing the news bulletins during the 7 o'clock hour on 9.

Outside of him saying 9 sports on his outcue, I think he'd be perfect to do the 5 O'Clock News. (Hey, if Brad can, why not Dennis...after all, I still remember listening to him on 55KRC doing news)

 
at 7/13/2006 8:17 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

john, how much did WLWT pay for that article you wrote about the two female anchors? You took their stuff hook, line and sinker. They claim their stories are regularly on air??? Give me a break....they never have stories on the air. It would be helpful if you watch. They've been successful at 5pm because of another woman....JUDGE JUDY

 
at 7/13/2006 9:35 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Mr. Wakeman (er, Drees)...why don't you get busy selling some mortages or over-piced HELOC's? Get a life!

 
at 7/13/2006 10:19 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pete,

Isn't there some fender-bender you should be tracking?

You don't do a very good job of posting "anonymously".

As far as winning one or two half-hours on Wednesday...even a stopped clock is right twice a day!

Now get back to reading your Artimis email alerts. We can't wait for your next stumbling, bumbling report.

 
at 7/13/2006 11:30 AM Blogger the Traffic Guy said...

Some people obviously don't pay attention to previous posts. I encourage anyone with something to say to contact me directly. I'd be happy to talk to anyone who writes in. And another reminder - I don't post "anonymously." Hopefully, Kiesewetter comes back soon - it'd be nice to have something constructive to talk about. Thanks.

 
at 7/13/2006 11:32 AM Anonymous Z said...

Wow. Why in the world do 9 and 12 employees even care how or what 5 does?

Makes you wonder.

 
at 7/13/2006 11:35 AM Blogger the Traffic Guy said...

On another note, I actually DID get to see the Miller Brothers on "America's Got Talent." That 12 year-old kid really IS amazing... Anyone on here know of them before they were on the show?

 
at 7/13/2006 11:44 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pete,

You aren't fooling anyone.

Just to help you out a bit...your I.P. address doesn't change when you post BOTH anonymously and under a moniker.

Now, back to fender-benders.

 
at 7/13/2006 12:47 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

stop dissing pete. he does a great job and is now anchoring the morning edition of netcast. Plus his sister is a ben-gal

 
at 7/13/2006 1:51 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, at least pete is forthcoming and willing to share with all of us his perspective either via this blog or through his email at channel 5. some of the people and on air personalities don't even respond to their email (umm, er, uh, sandra ali). we should be appreciative of mr. scalia's commitment to channel 5 and their viewers. thanks pete!

 
at 7/13/2006 3:19 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

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at 7/13/2006 3:30 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just found out news5 top story before the top 5 its a meijer ad that spelled florence wrong. The ad spells it folorence. I work in the news5 news room. We are sending newly hired michael mooley.

 
at 7/13/2006 3:31 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does it seem all the articles kiese writes are about news 5. Oh I remember they have a revolving door.

 
at 7/13/2006 3:33 PM Blogger newsdirector5 said...

Might wanna check YESTERDAY'S numbers, buddy boy.

Numbers go up and down - sometimes, without rhyme or reason, it seems. But I'd say the latest digits speak for themselves. Who knows how it will all pan out this go around.

Yep we were number 1 last night for all key demos. That includes from 5-630 and 11pm newscasts.

 
at 7/13/2006 3:34 PM Blogger newsdirector5 said...

dont forget to vote for your top 5 at 11. the lines are open from 330 till 830

 
at 7/13/2006 3:47 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Yep we were number 1 last night for all key demos. That includes from 5-630 and 11pm newscasts."

Huh??? With a statement like that, newsdirector5, you're fired immediately.

The G.M. will be in shortly to take your building key.

 
at 7/13/2006 3:52 PM Blogger newsdirector5 said...

i was talking about the male demographics.

 
at 7/13/2006 4:49 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's this about a blue-eyed coloker?

Sincerely,
Hans Blick

 
at 7/13/2006 5:01 PM Blogger the Traffic Guy said...

So... I take it that means no one else watched the Miller Brothers last night? ;-)

 
at 7/13/2006 6:37 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. I will be so glad when Kiese is back ,this forum is out of control
2. newsdirector5 NOT if your are a news director your typing is atrocious,definitely not that of a pro

 
at 7/13/2006 9:22 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Miller brothers were great. The older brother said he plays the drums so maybe switch to that. The harmonica kid is awesome. I couldn't wait for the dog guy to get off the stage. That way horrible.

 
at 7/13/2006 9:54 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The WIZ moves to 101.1 FM on Friday...Movin' on up!

 
at 7/13/2006 10:14 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats going to be on 100.9 then and is the wiz moving for better frequency

 
at 7/13/2006 10:21 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

why the frequency change?

 
at 7/13/2006 10:44 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's so funny how this blog just takes on a life of it's own when mr. kiese is gone! really it's great how people argue and disagree about the smallest of details. speaking of small details, did anyone notice that sandra ali wasn't wering black pants today? also, karin johnson did a story about some teens who had a rare type of thyroid cancer. did she ever reveal what type it was? either i'm deaf or i didn't hear it. kiese come back!

 
at 7/13/2006 11:41 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

karin johnson was brought in to replace joelle girone. I dont know y 5 let go of girone in the first place she is doing a great job at 12

 
at 7/14/2006 12:10 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey mr 11:41 pm anon johnson was brought in to replace juliette vara you BONEHEAD

 
at 7/14/2006 12:15 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

well johnson is doing a horrible job. It will be a long time before 5 has a better journalist than vara was!!! BONEHEAD

 
at 7/14/2006 1:32 AM Anonymous Radioguy said...

WIZF is moving to 101.1 to allow Radio One to move 100.3 WIFE from Connersville to Norwood. 101.3 WFMG Richmond also has to drop power to allow this change. I'll miss G101.3. It was one of my favorite stations. Now all I'll hear is the hash from WIZF's Iboc on 101.3.

There is also a new station coming to 88.9.

 
at 7/14/2006 10:22 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

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at 7/14/2006 1:47 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was unaware that Nielson sent numbers for "key demos" overnight. That's pretty amazing. I thought those weren't released until after ratings were completed.

Anyway: still awaiting that promo saying Jim O'Brien is the most trusted meteorologist in the tristate. I wonder how those slogans would play in other venues?

Enron: the most trusted name in energy.

Pinto: the undisputed leader in vehicle safety.

Think those would pass a review by the Federal Trade Commission??

 
at 7/14/2006 2:00 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it ethical for a TV station to say a story was "first on" their station when it was actually reported in a newspaper first?

 
at 7/14/2006 2:01 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why didnt 5 renew Joelle girones contract?

 
at 7/14/2006 4:04 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Joelle Girone ever work for channel 5? If she didn't then their wouldn't be a reason to renew her contract, huh?

 
at 7/14/2006 5:20 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes joelle worked for 5 for a few years. She was there lead reporter along side sheree. Check out this link http://www.channelcincinnati.com/station/2535135/detail.html

 
at 7/14/2006 5:22 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

anybody remeber when 5's snow coverage was called snowdesk 5 and 9 had the penguin.

 
at 7/14/2006 5:24 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

On 7/14/2006 at 4:04pm
Anonymous said...
Did Joelle Girone ever work for channel 5? If she didn't then their wouldn't be a reason to renew her contract, huh?

Joelle Girone was at news5 from sept 2003 to sept 2004

 
at 7/14/2006 5:26 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.channelcincinnati.com/station/2535135/detail.html

try this link instead

 
at 7/14/2006 5:28 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

add this after det
ail.html

 
at 7/14/2006 6:36 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved the Snowbird Penguin. He was cute.

Was it just me or on Tuesday night when all the stations covered the weather for hours and hours...I noticed several "exclusive" viewer photos kept showing up on all of the stations. I noticed at least 3 of the same pictures and viewers names.

 
at 7/14/2006 10:50 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does channel 9 not have the penguin anymore? Oh yeah, anybody have any trivia about Emily Longnecker besides the obvious... she's stunningly gorgeous!!

 
at 7/15/2006 8:38 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why dosen't 12 have any black reporters???

 
at 7/15/2006 8:41 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny you should bring up viewers photos/videos on the newscasts.... Really, how lame is your life if you take pictures and videos and send them to TV stations; or go on vacation and send postcards to Tim Hedrick??

 
at 7/15/2006 9:49 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's funny to see how many posts seem to come from channel 5 employees.

If you spent half the time putting a real newscast together than blogging gripes about the competition, perhaps your ratings would improve.

Gripe about the racial makeup of staff, postcards from viewers, etc...isn't the current promotion at WLWT where the viewer does the legwork and 5 "sends a crew"...oh and "you tell us your 5 top stories". How about you make editorial control and produce a stellar newscast.

Oh....to the post a while back about Ronald Reagan Cross County always referred to by people at 126....gimme a break. For us residents of the area for more than 6 arbitron books, 126 used to be Remington Road, Pfieffer Road and whatever Pfieffer turned into once past Rt 42 to Springfield Pike. The current 126 has always been called Cross County...add the Reagan reference in the late 80's/early 90's.

 
at 7/15/2006 12:53 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

local 12 has two everyday black anchors while 5 has zero. True 5 has the first black meterologist in the market and derek is doing a great job.

 
at 7/15/2006 2:35 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correction, WLWT had an African-American meteorologist in the 1990's, Chris Wright.

And, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Derek actually the most qualified for the WLWT Meteorology staff? (I'm not saying he's the more television friendly...he still looks like he should be working at Jake Sweeney or Tom Gill). Shouldn't he actually be the chief meteorologist? It's not like WLWT hasn't demoted a meteorologist (or two or three).

 
at 7/15/2006 9:15 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah remember when Ch. 5 had Anglique Frame as Chief Meterologist, she went on maternity, and when she came back from her maternity, they had hired a new chief meteorlogist "Byron Webre" to take her place?!?!?! What was up with that!??!

I'm suprised she didn't sue them or something.......

 
at 7/15/2006 11:21 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

She might have been given money not to sue. We never knew the outcome of Norma's lawsuit, just that the station settled.

Anyone just watch the Fox 19 10:00 news when they ran the opening with Dan Hoard's name. When they went back to Meghan Mongillo (who was anchoring) she looked shocked or something to that affect.

 
at 7/16/2006 12:53 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know-did Regina Carswell-Russo (ch. 19) have her baby yet?

 
at 7/16/2006 2:46 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cincinnati's first Spanish station hit the air today. It's on AM 1320.

 
at 7/16/2006 6:14 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

What? You mean it's not going to go back to CLU132? I guess it will be LaCluUnoTreDos?

Can't wait for those $13.20 gift certificates from Taco Bell!

 
at 7/16/2006 8:22 PM Anonymous Jeff Davis said...

You're killing me with that CLU-132 stuff!

 
at 7/17/2006 5:57 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the preson saying Derek should be working at a car dealership....please explain that. It makes absolutely no sense.

Are you saying black folks belong at car dealerships selling cars rather than on TV?

 
at 7/17/2006 6:57 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think it has anything to do with race, but I do wonder myself what a car salesman is supposed to look like.

Maybe the above poster's definition of "TV friendly" is blond hair/brunette blue eyes and a coke bottle figure.

Who knows?

 
at 7/17/2006 12:57 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

derek will be a chief meterologist soon. I would like to see him become 5's chief afterall he is the most qualified meterologist in the tristate!!!!!

 
at 7/17/2006 2:50 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

car salesman: fake smile, annoying voice with little personality. Call it Wink Martindale-lite.

 
at 7/17/2006 3:01 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I personally, don't see how Derek is anywhere close to that description, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

 
at 7/18/2006 2:16 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

did anyone see the grocery game on monday night on 5

 
at 7/18/2006 3:24 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

There seem to be a lot of pots and kettles on this blog.

 
at 7/18/2006 9:10 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

John:
Anything you can do about the "news dweebs" shooting at each other on this blog? Last thing I need to do is remember another login and password, but maybe your blog should require registration. Looks to me like reporters and producers in Cincinnati have an average age of pre-teen 12.

News ratings must be down because they're all on here going "nanner-nanner, neener-neener."

 
at 7/18/2006 10:25 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

i saw the grocery game. i didn't quite understand it, but i guess it could work. sandra's outfit looked a little snug on her. an extra 15-30 seconds may have added a lot to the story which seemed a bit rushed for me.

 
at 7/18/2006 1:43 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah I agree John. This blog seriously needs an overhaul. It's almost to the point where it is detrimental to the reputation of the Cincinnati market in the eyes of others that happen to stumble upon this blog and read some of the garbage posted on here.

Apparently some people have already caught on: (http://www.medialine.com/ubb/NonCGI/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=049452)

 
at 7/18/2006 1:44 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.medialine.com/ubb/NonCGI/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=049452

Correction to link posted above

 
at 7/18/2006 1:46 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.medialine.com/ubb/NonCGI/
ultimatebb.php?ubb=
get_topic;f=1;t=049452

Sorry. The link keeps getting chopped off.

 
at 7/18/2006 2:11 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical of our newsroom...

Don't solve the problems people are complaining about, just shut down the discussion.

 
at 7/18/2006 2:23 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of those that post here are in the communications business, so I find it hilarious that some want this "viciousness" or opponing differences of WLWT AND other stations to cease and go away.

I think a lot of what is discussed here is CONSTRUCTIVE criticism, though some items, like listing of 3rd weddings, etc., is a bit much.

 
at 7/18/2006 2:25 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, one more thing, watch the language. We're all adult. No need to drop the F-bomb. That takes all credience out of what you've mentioned.

 
at 7/18/2006 3:29 PM Anonymous Changes? said...

Maybe its me, but with news5 hiring Michael Moely and reading his credentials is he the beginning of a change at 5 with him ready to be a main anchor and others being let go and or reassigned to other positions?

 
at 7/18/2006 4:04 PM Anonymous mm said...

I would like to see moley get a anchoring position, like maybe the 530 news with sandra.

 
at 7/18/2006 4:06 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

did anyone notice that 5 has new pictures on there website of the reporters and anchors

 
at 7/18/2006 11:25 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure no one has since nobody watches that station, much less reads their web site.

 
at 7/19/2006 1:18 AM Anonymous news5intern said...

hey I take offense to that claim I am a news 5 intern and during our down time we get on here. All of you will be shocked when the ratings come out for july!!!

 
at 7/19/2006 1:22 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey everyone tell your news 5 switch story!!

 
at 7/19/2006 1:25 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey did anyone know that fox is starting a national morning show in the fall heres the link to the site. http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060718/tv_nm/media_fox_dc

 
at 7/19/2006 8:36 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know which intern you are but I gotta tell you....the ratings will be bad for us once again. --News 5 staffer

 
at 7/19/2006 10:17 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

about the fox "national morning show" read the whole article,it starts in the fall of 2007 and will only be on fox owned stations not locally on fox19 of fox45

 
at 7/19/2006 10:20 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

why is there a bio for michael moely, but none for karin johnson? i know she worked for ch.64 before they shut down that newscast. anyone know what she did in the time between leaving 64 and joining 5? she seems to be doing a pretty good job.

 
at 7/19/2006 11:07 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get the vague impression that the above post about Michael Moely had to be done by a news 5 staffer with the little twist about staff reductions to hide the tracks.

Look, this is not meant to be a slam against Mr. Moely, but his bio reads like about 99% of any TV reporter. Starts in a small market, works his way up to fill-in anchoring, has awards from X, Y, Z. I'm not discounting those awards, I'm sure he earned them, but just about every local reporter has the same. Perhaps he does have the qualities needed for a main anchor - but how could you judge that based on a couple weeks of reporting in Cincinnati?? And that's why I think a news 5 staffer wrote the post.

I do think its interesting that 5 tries to make their news team look bigger by including the Hearst Washington reporters.

 
at 7/19/2006 4:10 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

an the "exclusive" butler-warren news bureau...isn't it just a truck, and didn't channel 9 start that like years ago?!

 
at 7/19/2006 4:38 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you think Kiese is mad at us for all these comments? He hasn't posted in a long time....I hope he's not mad at us. :-(

 
at 7/19/2006 5:17 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

at 7/19/2006 4:10 PM Anonymous said...
an the "exclusive" butler-warren news bureau...isn't it just a truck, and didn't channel 9 start that like years ago?!

Yeah....in the late 70's/early 80's with the 9 NewsFlash unit.

I seem to remember a group from Oak Hills High tipping and rolling the 9 news vehicle.

 
at 7/19/2006 10:45 PM Blogger television addict said...

at 7/19/2006 10:20 AM Anonymous said...
why is there a bio for michael moely, but none for karin johnson? i know she worked for ch.64 before they shut down that newscast. anyone know what she did in the time between leaving 64 and joining 5? she seems to be doing a pretty good job.

she was up in dayton for the sinclair stations fox45/abc22 till news5 hired her to be in the exclusive butlerwarren newsroom

 
at 7/20/2006 2:44 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

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at 7/20/2006 3:06 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

why would she defect to 9 when shawn-boy is at 12?

 
at 7/21/2006 11:51 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

From today's top 5 voting on News 5:

10.) After News 5 Report, Middletown To Change Inflatable Pool Rules

Yeah, except EVERY OTHER STATION DID THE SAME STORY!!

 
at 7/21/2006 12:10 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even Sussi is doing Top 5 at 11 reports. Where's the Bone?

 
at 7/21/2006 12:29 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michale Moley???

Worked at a fox station in Indianapolis... and in Grand Rapids, and was a producer at WNDU in South Bend?

Whats so impressive about that? I'm not knocking the guy, but somebody posted he was the second comming of Al Shotekote or something...... I don't see anything impressive on his bio at all.... and he isn't even good looking.... What makes this guy an Anchor candidate? Nothing at all.

 
at 8/02/2006 2:33 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous,
What did this Moley guy ever do to you? I've caught a couple of his stories and like his work, regardless of whether he anchors or not.

 
at 1/08/2007 1:49 PM Anonymous Virgil said...

Just want to tell all the Marina Jurica fans out there that you can join her fan site at groups.yahoo.com/group/the_fabulous_marina_jurica

 
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