Dayna Eubanks moves to noon
Dayna Eubanks, little seen on WKRC-TV these days, has moved permanently into the anchor chair at Channel 12. She’s doing and , because Cammy Dierking and Dave Burchell now work a late shift to prepare for anchoring the new news the station is producing for Channel 64. Eubanks has been less visible this year, since Dierking moved from "Good Morning Cincinnati" to the early evening news. Dierking, Burchell and meteorologist Michelle Boutillette began rehearsals this week for the Monday Aug. 21 debut. Dierking will continue to do the 5 p.m. news with Rob Braun and the 5:30 with Burchell on Channel 12.
ABC pulls two Fall TV shows
A month away from the official start of the TV season, and ABC has benched two new sitcoms. "Big Day" and "Notes from the Underbelly" won’t air until after "Dancing with the Stars" completes its run in November sweeps. "Betty the Ugly," the one-hour comedy about a plump plain Jane (America Ferrera) working for a NY fashion magazine, has been moved to Thursday from Friday. "
"Big Day" stars Marla Sokoloff and Josh Cooke as a young couple planning their wedding. "Notes from the Underbelly," about a young married couple preparing for their first child, stars Peter Cambor and Jennifer Westfeldt.
10 Days to "Prison Break"
Fox again rolls out part of its new TV season about a month ahead of the other networks (because baseball playoffs interrupt October programming). So "Prison Break" opens its second season at Monday, Aug. 21 (Ch 19) followed by the new "Vanished" serial drama () about a
WARM98 host Chris Lynn has taken over the "Smooth Jazz Saturday Night" show from Michael Grayson. PD TJ Holland says the station remains committed to the Saturday smooth jazz show, which was No. 1 in adults 25-54 and women 25-54 in spring.
Grayson, also a morning music host on WNKU-FM (89.7), had done the show for seven years. He says the station talked to him about cutting his fee, and didn’t hear any more until he was told his last show had aired July 29.
Says Grayson: "I"m proud of the work.... and I am extremely thankful for the talented local and national artists who have contributed their musical passion.... and to the gracious, loyal listeners of "Smooth Jazz Saturday Night."It felt like we were all doing the show together every week. I think there will be a lot of disappointed listeners."