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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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Friday, May 16, 2008

Two Guys With National Gigs You Don't Get Here

Chris Seelbach is getting some buzz nationally, but you wouldn't know it in Cincinnati. Same with long-time radio personality Marty "With the Party" Thompson.

Seelbach, a political consultant for various Democratic candidates, has been named the political correspondent for "The Daily Buzz," a nationally syndicated morning show. It airs on 141 stations – but not here. The northern 'burbs might be able to see it 6-9 a.m. on Dayton's WBDT-TV (Channel 26), where the show was first produced in 2002. It has since moved to Orlando, Fla.

Seelbach, 28, a vice president with the Seidewitz Group, auditioned on a live show last Friday in Orlando, while in Florida for a wedding. He's a friend of Steve Bailey, marketing vice president for the show hosted by Andrea Jackson, Mitch English, Andy Campbell and Kia Malone. He’s the liberal balance for conservative Campbell.

The Over-the-Rhine resident will report live from here by Skype video conferencing software. And lobby local stations to carry the show.

Thompson, the former program director at WUBE-FM, WGRR-FM and WLW-AM, now hosts "Classic Top 40" (mostly '70s rock) 7 p.m.-midnight on more than 100 stations. But not here.

The show is syndicated by Dallas-based TKO Radio Networks to stations in Pittsburgh, Denver, Oklahoma City, Evansville and Muncie. You can hear him Monday-Saturday nights online from http://www.wupe.com/home.php

This week he was also named vice president for programming when TKO launched 24/7 syndicated programming.

Thompson, 43, broadcasts from his home Hamilton County's Miami Township. Now he's Marty with the Party in his basement.


5 Comments:

at 5/16/2008 3:22 PM Anonymous Michael J. said...

Not only is Seelbach a rising political star, he's a rising Cincinnati star. Congrats to him!

 
at 5/18/2008 6:02 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a reason you don't Marty Thompson here. He still sucks.

 
at 5/18/2008 11:44 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know for a fact marty with the "party" does not have 100 stations. Cite your sources.

 
at 5/19/2008 11:26 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marty is a great guy! I loved working with him in the 80's on the old WDJO.
Congrats & blessings to him always!
Now if we can just find Stan Foster???

 
at 5/19/2008 4:00 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, this sounds like something W. Emerson Rhodes will do when he is 104 years old -- play that TIRED old music originating by the water heater in his basement, in, pardon the expression, Delhi!!

 
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