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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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Monday, February 05, 2007

Scott Springer back on WLW-AM

Good to hear Scott Springer back on WLW-AM this morning. The morning sports reporter had been off the air since Nov. 17, and some folks thought he was fired in Clear Channel's Nov. 29 purge. Not the case. He has been on disability leave since Thanksgiving, after a Botox shot gone wrong.
For the past year, he has received six to nine shots a quarter in his jaw and neck for oromandibular focal dystonia. The disorder causes jaw contractions, making it difficult to move the mouth or speak. That's not good for a Radio Guy. The Botox treatments had worked fine until November, when an injection into a jaw muscle partially paralyzed his palate. Welcome back.


6 Comments:

at 2/05/2007 9:59 PM Blogger SophiaZ123 said...

I am glad Scott is back on the air. That is a tough vocal condition and remember when Andy McWilliams lost his job over similar vocal stuff. Hope Scott's health improves.

Off topic:

Mr. Kiesewetter,

YOU GOTTA start a thread about the overkill of WEATHER GRAPHICS on the tv...I have not watched ANY PRIMETIME because of it. They distort the tv and everybody looks like fat heads. LUDICROUS and I can NOT believe I am the only one that detests this 24/7 trend.

Thread unhijack:

Now back to Scott Springer and our regularly scheduled program.

I am not always up in the early mornings but if I am this week, I hope to catch the return of Mr. Springer's voice. :- )

 
at 2/06/2007 11:44 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck Scott, but watch over your shoulder. The bosses at CC may have discovered they could get by without you.

I hope it doesn't happen, but so did Andy Mac and Andy Furman and Jeff Piecoro and Greg Waddel and Bill Ridenour and Robin Wood and on and on......

 
at 2/06/2007 11:51 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can see it already today.

A map in the upper left hand corner of the screen showing which counties are under a heavy snow warning, even as the snow is piling up.
On top the screen, a rolling scroll of the latest forecast.

On the bottom of the screen a rolling scroll of closings and delays.

Lower left corner..logo declaring
the station "The Official School Closing Station" (all 4 of them say they are and have a corresponding graphic.

Lower right corner, the usual network logo.

Good Luck everybody. The snow is starting. I hope we make it thru this 5 inches. Is there any bread left at Krogers?

MAY THE POWER OF 5 BE WITH YOU.

 
at 2/06/2007 1:47 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad that Scott is back to work. Even though I dod not share his passion for UC sports, I do respect him for voicing it.

"It's more than a Turkey Store".

 
at 2/06/2007 9:23 PM Blogger JackHill said...

I'm glad Scott is back too. I *have* always wondered why he sounded....for lack of a better term...hairlipped during Jim Scott's show. I heard him doing a play by play broadcast once and was amazed it was the same guy.

Now it makes sense. I wish him nothing but the best. Thanks John, for the insight!

 
at 2/10/2007 7:44 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unrealted to all of this...what has happened to Michael Grayson of WARM98 Smooth JazzSaturday Night ...just isn't the same without him.

 
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