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Ten Years And Out

And they said this thing would never last.

omwwhiteBut yes, after ten years passing along news and musings about media in Northeast Ohio, the Mighty Blog of Fun(tm) is hitting the road. Like the brand “19 Action News”, we’re gone. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]

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Past And Future, Part One

A lengthy, unannounced hiatus here at the Mighty Blog of Fun(tm) caused speculation throughout the Northeast Ohio media industry – or, at least, the part of that industry that reads this site.

omwwhiteYou know what happens when rumors and speculation run rampant in radio and television…sometimes it’s true, sometimes, it’s not true. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]

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The Domain Is Back

If you are reading this, the OhioMediaWatch.com domain has been restored, at least for you.

omwwhiteThank you to long-time personal and professional Friend of OMW Scott Fybush for his help in that process…and thank you to RadioInsight’s Lance Venta for keeping things purring behind the scenes…even if none of you could get here due to the domain problems. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]

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Chuck Collins Passes Away

The Northeast Ohio media community is stunned this morning by the death of veteran Akron and Cleveland broadcaster Chuck Collins.

ChuckCollinsEdit1Chuck’s death is not a surprise, per se. He’s been battling brain cancer for years.

But Chuck Collins had an impact on local broadcasters in both personal and professional ways. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]

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Soon To Be “Action” Less

A bunch of items this time around, but first…

NO ACTION: We’ve told you for weeks (exclusively) what’s coming soon at Reserve Square…the long-time “19 Action News” branding at Raycom CBS affiliate WOIO/19-MyNetwork TV affliate WUAB/43 is about to be put out of “action”. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]

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Press Release Theatre, Vol. 13

And as always…oh, you should know by now who comes first in these things…and that the releases were all released in a timely matter. We’re just getting a Round Tuit(tm)…

WKSU WINS TEN OAPME AWARDS FOR WORK CREATED IN 2014

Ann VerWiebe, WKSU

In a Columbus ceremony, WKSU was honored with 10 OAPME Awards from the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors this weekend, including the top award for General Excellence (an award presented to the large market radio station with the best showing in the competition). [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]

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New Starts

Some changes in Northeast Ohio broadcasting to be chronicled…some permanent, some temporary…

BOOMS-LESS: As widely expected, CBS Radio sports WKRK/92.3 “The Fan” has opted for evening host Ken Carman to sit alongside Kevin Kiley in morning drive…who co-hosted “Kiley and Booms” for nearly four years with now-former “Fan” co-host Chuck Booms. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]

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The Booms Fallout

As per usual, our Day Two reaction on the exit of morning co-host Chuck Booms from CBS Radio Cleveland sports talker WKRK/92.3 “The Fan”.

ChuckBoomsFanHeadshotThis morning, Booms’ long-time partner Kevin Kiley and morning producer J.G. Spooner were about as open as possible about the Euclid native’s departure. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]

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THIS JUST IN: Booms Ousted At “The Fan”

Numerous sources report that CBS Radio sports WKRK-FM/92.3 “The Fan” morning co-host Chuck Booms (“Kiley and Booms”)  is out of the building.

Cleveland Scene columnist and OMW reader Vince Grzegorek first reported the news, then confirmed it with “Fan” program director Andy Roth, and got comment from Booms himself:

Update: Program director Andy Roth confirmed and had this to say: “I can confirm we parted ways with Chuck. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]

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Out Of A (Kris) Pickel

Local TV newsrooms have always featured a virtual revolving door, but this one’s a big one. There’s one more exit on our list (who is also heading west), but first…

ARIZONA BOUND: Kris Pickel, brought in from Sacramento to Gannett NBC affiliate WKYC/3 in March 2012 to become co-anchor with former CBS News anchor/reporter Russ Mitchell, is heading back west. [ Click Here To Continue Reading ]

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