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LouisvilleKy’s soccer club and WDRB expand their partnership for this year

LOUISVILLE – Louisville City FC and WDRB are excited to announce an expanded partnership for the 2019 season that will see all USL Regular Season matches shown on WBKI-CW, part of the WDRB Louisville family of networks. With the announcement, the Club enters into an agreement with Louisville’s FOX and CW network affiliates for a fifth straight season. Aaron Matas, Sports Director of WDRB, shared his excitement about continuing the partnership: “We are thrilled to team up with Louisville City once again. Soccer has become a major part of Louisville’s sports scene and we’re excited to have the two-time defending USL champions…

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Louisville KY takes one step closer to getting Google fiber

Louisville, Ky., – Legislation that would make it easier to bring in Google Fiber unanimously passed the Louisville Metro Council Thursday night. Local news outlets report that the two ordinances would combine all of Jefferson County’s cities into one entity and that entity could negotiate contracts and adjust installation permissions for workers.  Previously, it would take 60 months to get the necessary paperwork for workers to move exisitng utility lines. With the new ordinance, that time can be cut almost in half to 24-36 months.   According to a news story on WDRB, Mayor Greg Fischer applauds the council’s move….

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Louisville Ky’s own Kyle Hornback named Miss Kentucky

Louisville, Ky., – University of Louisville student and Miss Louisville Kyle Hornback has earned the Miss Kentucky USA crown. According to a WDRB news story, Hornback had sued Katina Powell last fall, claiming Powell’s book, “Breaking Cardinal Rules”, damaged UofL’s degree programs. Hornback will compete for the national Miss USA title later this year. The Miss Kentucky runner-up is Miss Belle of Louisville Madelynne Myers.  

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KFC Yum! Center adds new security measures to Louisville Ky facility

Louisville, Ky., – Patrons of the the KFC Yum! Center will see some changes when they show up to the Downtown Louisville arena. According to the center’s Facebook page, beginning January 14, 2016, metal detectors will be installed at all entries to the building. Purses larger than 14” x 14” x 6” will be forbidden and doors for all concerts and family shows will open 90 minutes prior to show time. As usual, doors will open one hour prior to women’s basketball games and 90 minutes prior to men’s basketball games. “The safety of each guest who enters the KFC…

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And the Winner Is…Louisville Stations Rack Up Regional Emmys

Lexington, KY., – In a black-tie gala with Keeneland as the backdrop Saturday, three Louisville stations received several top nods from the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Here’s a list of the Emmys nabbed by WDRB, WLKY and WAVE. There were no awards listed for WHAS. For a complete listing of the entire awards list, click here to go to www.ohiovalleyemmy.org. *Breaking News Fern Creek High School Shooting, WLKY Kendra Ulrich, Lexy Scheen, William E. DeReamer *Continuing Coverage Theft, Deception, Racism, Wrongdoing: Southeast Bullitt Fire Investigation, WDRB Valerie Chinn, Beth Peak, Barry Fulmer, Jennifer Keeney,…

Louisville’s WAVE Wins Best Newscast; Lauren Jones, Kent Taylor Get Big Wins

LEXINGTON, KY. — The Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters announced its News Excellence Awards for 2014 Saturday night in Lexington. The winners for outstanding broadcast journalism are listed below: PROFESSIONAL RADIO: Best Continuing Coverage: WHAS-AM, Staff Best Long Enterprise Reporting: WFPL, James McNair Best Long Light News Feature: WKYU-FM, Joe Corcoran Best Long Newscast: WKYU-FM, Staff Best Long Public Affairs: WFPL, Rick Howlett Best Long Serious News Feature: WNIN-FM, Cass Herrington Best Long Sports Feature: WFPL, Jacob Ryan Best, Political Coverage: WKMS-FM, Chad Lampe, John Null and Whitney Jones Best Radio Anchor: WHAS-AM, Suzanne Duvall Best Radio Reporter: WNIN-FM, Cass Herrington Best…

Listen Up — Eric Crawford in Studio, Tyler Allen in Transit with Rusty

If you haven’t driven around downtown lately, I recommend you call up Tyler Allen and let him whip you through the bridge construction debris and listen in as he tells you about all the mistakes made along the way, how Jerry Abramson insulted him and how he really believed the city would adopt the interstate-dismantling 8664 plan.

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Blackout or Knockout for Louisville’s WDRB and WMYO or Insight Communications?

It’s all about MONEY! Round one of the battle for bucks is over and the loser, at least right now is US, the viewing public. But the story is much bigger than just WDRB TV not being on Insight Communications Cable TV station channel 9. It could spell the start of a financial war between local TV, Time Warner and US, the viewers! First the background: If you tried tuning in to channel 9 on insight today, you were greeted with the screen “The ownership of WDRB and WMYO has forced us to stop carting this channel. Visit www.LetsKeepItOn.com for…

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The Biggest Local Media Stories of 2011

Here you go — a completely unscientific subjective list of the top stories I’ve covered in local media in 2011. It’s usually disappointing to me, in this modern digital world of news consuming, to see what posts from this site generate the largest amount of traffic. It’s the same reason I hate the popularity of reality TV shows, or NASCAR. Or how really bad TV commercials, like the one with that damn KIA Store chick, keep showing up on TV. So I didn’t use that information to determine my list. I saw plenty of significant changes on the local landscape,…