Tonight’s Kansas City Press Club holiday party has been canceled. Blame the weather for being a Grinch. The Press Club hopes to reschedule.
For the second time this week, KSHB is explaining a gaffe to its viewers.
On Monday, sportscaster Jack Harry denied calling the Kansas Jayhawks “Gayhawks,” and tonight the NBC affiliate is apologizing for mixing up the nationality of a story subject.
The station broadcast a story about Indians in Overland Park – natives of India, mind you – suspect they are being targeted for their gold and precious stones after a rash of burglaries. Continue reading
Social media is atwitter with reactions to KSHB sports guru Jack Harry allegedly calling the Kansas Jayhawks “Gayhawks” in last night’s broadcast.
But today on Facebook, KSHB posted a video of Harry explaining his side, and threw its support behind him, saying it agreed with Harry that he did not use the term.
While Jack Harry is opinionated, he knows the difference between legitimate sports discussion and unacceptable, uncalled for language. After speaking at length with Jack, we believe Jack when he tells us that is not what he said.
We stand by Jack and encourage him to speak his mind when it comes to sports in Kansas City and beyond.
Kim Noble, whose British accent brought the news to KCUR listeners for 19 years, has signed off for the last time:
After 19-years of working the airwaves for KCUR, announcer Kim Noble has decided to leave the station to devote more time to civic interests. She also plans to carve out time for the occasional sunny, warm, tropical beach.
Noble started working at KCUR part-time on weekends, that position turned into a full-time announcing gig as the station’s midday host.
For 40 years, Larry Moore has occupied the anchor chair at KMBC. Tonight is his final broadcast before becoming an “anchor emeritus,” a slow coast into retirement.
He talked to The Star about his career and his future.
It’s a great chance to network and reconnect with old newsroom buddies, and meet new folks as well. Support the Press Club. Continue reading
Bob Dutton, who found new ways to write about the Royals as they found new ways to lose, is leaving the Kansas City Star, he announced on Twitter this morning.