Friday, May 18, 2007

Leftovers from the Laptop

World-Herald Coverage Not As Advertised
Apparently not quite grasping the concept of what is "live" and what is not, the Omaha World-Herald's online editorial staff is advertising "Live Track" coverage on its website, Omaha.com. Well-documented in this column is the World-Herald's tendency to avoid the word "blog," which is what sports reporter Stu Pospisil is providing for readers from the press box at Burke Stadium Friday and Saturday.

Radio Auction Raises Money For Camps
Omaha radio station KSRZ (104.5 FM) will be auctioning off several high-profile items Monday morning to raise money to send children to the College of St. Mary's Summer Girls Camps. The camps are for girls ages 6 to 18 that promote careers in health, forensic science, Spanish and an all-around life balance. Among the items up for bid will be a VIP pass to an upcoming B-52's concert and tickets to Gwen Stefani's concert in Omaha June 4.

No Children's Miracle Network Telethon on WOWT
WOWT (Cox Channel 8) will not televise the Children's Miracle Network Telethon next month. A message on the station's website says, "In lieu of a telethon this year, WOWT along with Children's Hospital would like to invite you to participate in a fundraiser for sick children in the Omaha area." The "Chip in for Kids" golf event on Monday at Champions Run replaced the telethon. Cash donations are also being accepted at area Baker's stores or by calling 955-6851.

Chris Egert, Courtesy of WFTVFormer KMTV Reporter Heads to Seattle
Chris Egert, former reporter/anchor at KMTV (Cox Channel 5) is moving from Orlando to Seattle to accept the weekend anchor position at KIRO-CBS.

Egert has worked at WFTV-ABC in Orlando the past five years. He and his wife Kate (a former producer at KMTV and WFTV) have one son and are expecting another child in August.

New Reporter Hired at WOWT
WOWT's replacement for reporter Rebecca Kleeman is Michelle Leach. The Hastings native has previously worked at WEYI in Flint, Mich., at independent station "6 News Lawrence" in Lawrence, Kan., and at NTV-ABC in Kearney.

KMTV Invites Viewers To Shred Documents
As a follow-up to Carol Wang's story about identity theft, KMTV (Cox Channel 5) is inviting viewers to bring up to 50 pounds of paper to its studios Saturday for shredding. InfoSafe will provide the document shredding from 9 a.m. to noon at 10714 Mockingbird Drive.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good to hear about Chris Egert! Great reporter, great guy and great looking! Seattle is a great market, too! :-)

Andrew said...

Sean Any word why WOWT is not showing the telethon?

Anonymous said...

Well Channel 3rd did a good job of shredding any evidence that they once had a newscast when Greg and Deb's contracts were shredded.

Anonymous said...

The execs at third are probably hoping Wang and Speedy's contracts get thrown into the shredder after they see another dismal rating's book.

Anonymous said...

I applaud KMTV for hosting the shredding event. Were any of you there? They actually did something positive for the city. good job KMTV.

Welcome to Omaha Michelle Leach.

Anonymous said...

Michelle Leach? I remember her from Kearney. Curious how that works out.

supreme commander of the allied forces said...

I am totally mystified as to why KMTV believes any of their viewers would attend such an event. Aren't the only important papers their viewers have are bankruptcies, Walmart receipts and Zig-Zags?

Anonymous said...

Actually kmtv had a huge turnout for the shredding event. They shredding over 17-thousand pounds of paper that people wanted to get rid of.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I hear there were lines outside the building with people waiting to get in.

11:56...unless you have something factual to say, keep your small-minded comments to yourself. jeez.

Obbop said...

"11:56...unless you have something factual to say, keep your small-minded comments to yourself. jeez."

Achhhh... Sieg Hiel mein Fuhrer

Anonymous said...

Don't lead us to believe that KM3rd deserves some kind of special award for community service for a paper shredding event! Obviously, they are trying to overcome the huge void filled when you fire two anchors who were involved in telethons, community events, etc. Seems like there are some sensitive Journal employees on here!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Now that state track is over, what does Stu Popsicle do to feed his incredibly large ego?

Anonymous said...

i like some of the interviews KM3 has started to do for local events in town.. to bad they only air about 10 seconds of the interviews

Anonymous said...

No one said KM3 should get an award but at least they're trying something different, even if it is for ratings. Every station fights for ratings, don't act the others are immune for being dumb for ratings.

Anonymous said...

Try something different...like say a different sports director !!!!!