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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, August 27, 2007

Channel 9 News on Delkus, Anchors and Ohio Lottery

Some Channel 9 news this morning:

--The two new anchor/reporters to replace David Rose (mornings and 5:30 p.m. news) will be hired soon after Labor Day. They're expected to be on the air by the end of September, near the start of the fall TV season, says Bill Fee, general manager.

--"Cash Explosion" and the nightly Ohio Lottery numbers will move from Ch. 9 to Ch. 5 in October. Fee says he couldn't reach a deal with the Ohio Lottery on compensation for the air time. Ch. 9 has been the local lottery affiliate for most of the last 20 years, except for 1999-01, when it aired on Ch. 5. The lottery requires two minutes at 7:28 p.m., which is very valuable real estate for TV stations. "We just couldn't reach an agreement for what that time was worth," Fee says.

--Fee denies that former weatherman Pete Delkus was offered a "lifetime contract" to stay at Ch. 9. Delkus told a Dallas website that Ch 9 offered him a lifetime deal when he left two years ago for Dallas. "That was Pete's ego talking," Fee says. Delkus was offered a "long-term contract similar to the 10-year deals we have with Clyde and Carol," Fee says.
See the Delkus interview in my Aug. 16 blog:


at 8/27/2007 6:00 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bad move for channel 9.

How many people tuned in for the results and stayed for Alex?

And...what happens next spring when "Best in the class" spots start running. A channel 9 tradition shot to hell lolol

Let's just hope for channel 5 that Ohio Lottery Cash Explosion Double Play hires back Paul Tapie and Sharon Bicknell or the ratings will be as bad as they are now...with the doofus hosting the worst gameshow on television.

at 8/27/2007 7:19 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Ohio Lottery evening drawing and Saturday gameshow- the biggest waste of airtime short of those cable channels with the rolling bad graphics announcing a craft show at the bingo hall.

at 8/27/2007 10:27 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Move by 9...Delkus really didn't have it. It always seemed like Clyde Gray (who's great) always was making him better.
My wife and I like that new guy Raleigh now anyway. He seems to be helping a lot in the community.

at 8/28/2007 8:26 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a Big 10 Network update from Time Warner?

at 8/28/2007 10:12 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah raleigh does a lot for the community. He helped get oak hills field turf installed. He is overall a great guy and a great met!

at 8/28/2007 10:13 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

kiese wondering how the bengals game did in primetime. Did 12 win the ratings last night. How big of an audience did the game have.

at 8/29/2007 1:30 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love channel 9's overblown HD promo... the ONLY station that is on YOUR side!

Yes, 5, 12, 19, 38, 48, and 64 are all totally against you!

Only channel 9 can protect you from the evil plot.

Funny, they are on your side, but dole out a bunch of horse doo-doo about the accuracy of their weather forecasts (they pay a licensing fee to WeatheRat, which claims 9 is most accurate, but provides no details of its metodology or a definition of what it considers "accurate), and then they have more overblown promos about how seconds count -- and if you watch someone else's weather, you may die!!

at 9/03/2007 5:29 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kieswetter seems to be on Channel 9's side said the memo before mine. I agree that his comments have been obviously one-sided. Wonder why that is. Hmmm. Channels 12 and 5 have anchors as good or better. The news is the same, but I like the combination of Shari and Sandra on 5 best and Jonathan Hawgood and the sports guys. I also like Lisa Cooney, and others. I miss the former weather man and would like to see more of Michelle Hopkins. I also like Sports Rock. The guys seem to have a lot of fun while they give the latest commentaries about local sports. All the channels make too many changes though. It's hard to get use to new people. I also like Rob Braun and the co-anchors at 12 who have been there for awhile. I usually watch 5, so I can't think of their names right now. But those anchors on 12 are good too.

at 9/04/2007 11:32 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess Terry Daniels auditioned this morning on WCPO morning show.

John, I went to tune in the end of the MDA telethon on Star 64 Monday evening at 6:40 and it was not on - they usually carry it until 7:00pm - any idea what happened? All TV Guides indicate it was to be on until 7:00 pm. I was travelling all day Monday and watched it on my laptop but wanted to see how the "local area" did.

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