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Boo! Join the Fest on Bardstown Road Saturday

If you haven’t heard about the Bardstown Road BooFest, either here, or on Rusty Satellite, or on the many TV appearances coordinated by my friend Caroline Knop, you’re just not paying attention. Check out this clip from WHAS-TV, which features Caroline along with ex-Rusty guests Terry Meiners, Todd Moore and Ingrid Hernandez. The BooFest starts Saturday at Noon, and is a great opportunity for the kids, and you, to put on that costume and get out in public. The 12-year-0ld event occurs in the Highlands, centered on the Mid-City Mall, with costume contests for kids and adults.

Let’s Get Fired UP for Another Week in Louisville KY

Sure, the big news may have been that big Rand Paul announcement, but here are some very interesting stories making the rounds in Louisville KY this week: This is NOT Hazing: A U of L fraternity, TKE, is being investigated because members forced pledges to be designated drivers, paint themselves for sporting events, and, if you can believe it, carry books. Is this something worth investigating? Frats are getting a bad rap these days, thanks mostly to the racist video of University of Oklahoma SAE’s, but being forced to carry books? Insert sarcastic comment here. (WLKY) Now THIS is Hazing: The swim…

Hey Terry! Meiners Signs A Nice New Contract with WHAS

Louisville, KY – NewsRadio 840 WHAS announced today that longtime afternoon personality Terry Meiners has renewed with the station.  Meiners, who marks 30 years with NewsRadio 840 WHAS this year, will continue to inform and entertain Kentuckiana every weekday from 3-6:00 p.m. ET. “We’re so happy Terry will continue doing what he does best,” said Kelly Carls, Senior Vice-President of Programming, iHeartMedia Louisville.  “Terry is a true gentleman on the air and off, and a tremendous asset to our community.” “I am delighted to continue with my iHeartMedia family.  I love my on-air radio team and cannot imagine life without…

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Video of the Meiners Traffic Stop

Here’s the video of the traffic stop by Officer Sam Cromity that includes Terry Meiners, who is the second car stopped here. This video was used in evidence in the trial in which a jury declared Meiners not guilty of speeding, doing 75 in a 55 mph zone. You can hear the officer, Sam Cromity, get off a phone conversation at the :48 mark in the video, as he’s pulling the cars over. Skip ahead to the 9:00 mark for the audio exchange with Meiners.

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Monday’s Morning TV Review of the Weekend

We knew Monday would come, but it’s seems especially unwelcome after the time change and all that Breeders’ Cup fun. The reality is that we’ve got an election tomorrow that no one seems to care about, and if our out-of-town guests paid attention to the local news, well, it wasn’t all that impressive. Except for. . . The CarBoat Guy: WHAS-TV found Dr. Steven Filardo, a cardiologist, making his way across the Ohio in his car/boat contraption.  His vehicle goes shore-t0-shore in four minutes. Ingenious. Constable Confusion: Didn’t you just know when you heard that loony constable David Whitlock was…

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A Great Day for Angie, WHAS

Angie Fenton, managing editor of the Voice-Tribune, Red Carpet hostess at Churchill Downs and all-around media maven, doesn’t need another job. But she says she couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be  a part of WHAS-TV’s upcoming daily lifestyle and entertainment program, Great Day Live. Fenton will join hosts Terry Meiners and Rachel Platt on the one-hour show airing at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday. Great Day Live! debuts August 22. Fenton will continue her role with the growing newspaper. Kirk Szesny, executive producer of the new show, said that negotiating the agreement with Fenton took some time, but that’…

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WHAS-TV Adding Local Programming

There are big changes all over the TV dial locally this fall, and none will have more impact than what’s going on at WHAS-TV. Rumors have been swirling for months that the ABC affiliate was pitching new, local morning and evening programming, and station GM Mark Pimentel confirmed it a newsletter released today. WHAS-TV is replacing syndicated programming (Regis) on weekday mornings with a local broadcast featuring Rachel Platt and Terry Meiners. It wil air weekdays from 9-10 a.m.  That would seem to be bad news for WBKI, the CW station that airs a local program, Louisville Live, from 10-11….

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What Happened to Station Mascots?

Happy Hump Day. Here’s some of the more interesting things I’ve noticed out there in the news. Going Public:  Louisville Public Media’s Donovan Reynolds recorded a spot airing on the station urging YOU to get involved in a grass-roots campaign to dissuade Congress from cutting the budget for Public Broadcasting. The U.S. House voted to end federal funding of public broadcasting, so advocates are trying to mobilize the 170 million people who listen and watch. 38 Years: WHAS-TV photographer Donnie Ruark retired yesterday after 38 YEARS at the station, prompting a visit from station mascot Fisbie (shown here with Claudia…

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Boel is on the Way Back

I caught up with former WLKY-TV anchor John Boel today. As I expected, he sounds as if he’s been a model rehab patient.  He’s back in town, celebrating his three-month sober anniversary on Sunday, watching the Packers with his pal Terry Meiners. Boel, in his direct and humble way, said he goes to three AA meetings per week, 2 counseling sessions. He’s found a sponsor in his recovery effort, has lost 32 pounds and is running and cycling every day. He can’t drive, because his license has been suspended. “I’m trying to get well,” he said. “The folks at rehab…

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The Over-Under on Fischer’s Speech

I feel like I’m so far behind on making wisecracks about our public officials, media types and tattoo-parlor crashers.  But it’s easy to make excuses for inactivity these days — it DID snow a few inches yesterday. This morning I went to the Okolona Business Association breakfast, where the speaker was our own blogger/staff nutritionist Barbara Day. She had some good advice for pushing away from the table, and was shocked that the guy sitting in front of her at the Yum Center last night had 3 beers. I didn’t need to hear how many calories that was. 7th District…