Following the police shootings of Breonna Taylor and David McAtee, Louisville has been reeling from passionate street protests against police brutality. Riots and looting sprang forth on the edges of the peaceful protests so law enforcement added National Guard troops by order of Governor Andy Beshear. The move only heightened tensions. Here are some of the most poignant leadership, legal, and prominent voices who shared a radio microphone with me to talk about solving Louisville's issues of inequality and cracked security. #Louisville metro council member Jessica Green on @LMPD shooting of #DavidMcAtee, protest rioting, small business concerns, the city's future, more 🎙️ @840WHAS audio https://t.co/HNdwo2oLdy #BreonnaTaylor #GeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/gm2xzUJLmz— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) June 2, 2020 This @nytimes video adds much more context
Let's not bury the lede. The largest stimulus bill in American history was passed by the Senate, then the House, and signed by President Donald Trump today. It was an honor to join @POTUS at the White House today for the signing of the CARES Act. The American people needed this rescue package. They needed it quickly. And the Senate delivered, 96-0. It's a proud moment for our country. pic.twitter.com/jk33y5D5lg— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) March 27, 2020 Now for the rocky road to get here. America is in a freefall from the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus called COVID-19. Surely every elected official will jump in to craft a plan for recovery! Not quite. But Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, and
📻 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell jumped on the radio with me to talk about chicken chomping Democrats, why he is proudly called The Grim Reaper, defining socialism in 2019, if investigating the investigators is overkill, Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling AG William Barr a criminal, Sen. Mazie Hirono lobbing 🔥 at Trump, just WHO IS REALLY IN CHARGE!, and Liberals' favorite Kentucky Derby horse 🎙️ 🏇🏽 840WHAS #USpolitics
I'm stepping aside from Great Day Live on WHAS11. I will continue to do limited on air appearances on WHAS11 going forward but the daily grind of GDL ends now. Angie Fenton will take over as sole anchor of the show. My daily WHAS Radio show will continue every weekday from 3-6 PM. I plan to continue my radio and TV work for another three years or so before I call it a career. Thanks to all for your continuing support. You are greatly appreciated. My WHAS family means the world to me. That never changes. We love you @terrymeiners! pic.twitter.com/pFZuuqyx9R— Rachel Platt (@rplattfrazier) April 5, 2019 #tbt One of my favorite WHAS11 live shots (1995)
WAVE3 would like for you to have a kitty. My teammates at WHAS11 are rating snacks. Over on WLKY, it's breaking news about dog faces on St. Patrick's Day shirts. And WDRB is squabbling with service providers to get reinstated. All local stations go through these rate negotiations from time to time. WDRB's typically news heavy website does occasionally throw in some fluff.
We go live to our @fswisconsin meteorologist @Katie_George05 for an update on the wind, uh, shield 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/pfty0YR3WX— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) January 30, 2019 Our Louisville superstar athlete-turned-NBA-broadcast-star Katie George got an ample dose of Wisconsin wise-assery after she referenced the "windshield factor" for tonight's polar vortex. The saddest part is that she believed she was using the correct term to describe wind chill. Oops. We thought we prepared Katie for every possible broadcast scenario but this gaffe now fully completes her windshield of reporter knowledge. Give the Milwaukee Bucks reporter Katie extra credit. Her self-deprecation skills are anything but below zero. A+ Katie!
Proofreaders? We don't need no stinkin' proofreaders! Nor do most American newspapers. Two more editors were among the newly RIF'd at The Courier-Journal in Gannett's slash-and-burn strategy. A few weeks ago, a Courier-Journal employee told me that the scant few remaining employees were shuddering at the prospect of a hedge fund takeover of CJ parent company Gannett. Sure enough, Gannett made another massive reduction in force across America this week as if to prepare for its unholy marriage with Alden Capital. Gannett slashed 400 jobs. Other media outlets also sent the Grim Reaper through employee break rooms. Even the snarky HuffPo kids took a hit. The Courier-Journal losses were light this time but it could be just a preview of more consolidation
Former WHAS11 and WDRB meteorologist Jeremy Kappell was fired at a Rochester, New York station after the internet mob determined that his on air phrasing of Martin Luther King Junior's name was a deliberate racist shoutout. In what reasonable people would consider spoonerism, Kappell mashed up "King" and "Junior" and said "coon" and quickly corrected himself. It's the exact same verbal mashup that ESPN's Mike Greenwell tripped through a few years back without repercussion. Wait, what? That's right. The ESPN guy said "oops" and went on with his life back then. Today it's all about the WOKE factor. It doesn't matter what a person says in their own defense. The WOKE crowd is allowed to determine what is in another
Louisville news viewers lost two pillars of the local media on Friday, December 21, 2018. WHAS-11's Rachel Platt, above, had long planned for her smooth departure. WAVE-3's Scott Reynolds had no chance to make his own plan. He was informed in October that his contract would not be renewed at year's end. It's a money squeeze induced by the merger of WAVE owner Raycom and Gray Television. This blending of Gray's 93 stations and Raycom's 63 stations would only happen if Raycom reduced the payroll at certain outlets. Raycom operators had hoped to keep the RIFs (reduction in force) quiet but former WAVE news anchor Cheryl Case broke the Reynolds story on Facebook in a December 19 post. Affable Scott Reynolds,
Here are the full results from this year's Readers Poll. Some choice selections: