Saturday, March 31, 2007
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Saturday, March 17, 2007
KDVR-Channel 31 reporter/weekend anchor Jeremy Hubbard is movin' on up to a job as a Chicago-based correspondent for ABC News, covering Middle America.
And he's taking his fly-by-day wife, Taunia Hottman, KUSA-Channel 9 eye-in-the-sky reporter, with him.
The ink's not dry on his ABC contract, but Hubbard expects he'll be gone from Fox by mid-April. Hottman says her last day at 9News is April 13.
Husband-and-wife teams in the TV biz are not unheard-of but landing jobs together isn't easy, which makes their electronic odyssey unusual. The two fell in love in college, worked together in Wichita, Kan., then moved to Kansas City before arriving in Denver three years ago.
Hottman's going without a job but she's looking forward to the Chicago move too. "I'm just thrilled beyond anything for him. I know it's a large freelancing market so I'm hopeful something will turn up. We loved living here. It's really difficult to be leaving."
What I found out too late about Hubbard: He's a rabid fan of Neil Diamond. "I have every song he's ever recorded." I have no comment.
Hubbard averted a horrible tragedy recently when someone stole his iPod that contained his entire Diamond collection. That must have been one disappointed thief. Luckily, Hubbard had his Diamond treasure trove saved elsewhere.
Taunia disavows any connection with Jeremy's Diamond madness. "I have nothing to do with that."
Earlier this week my brother made it official. He is going to be the new ABC News Correspondent from Chicago. Congrats bub! Love ya!
Anyone who knows anything about me knows that I hate the Dallas Stars, but I am a Modano fan. He was a member of the Minnesota North Stars when Norm Green (or Norm Greed), moved them from the Twin Cities to the South. He has been a member of the same organization for his whole pro career. I was glad to see him make it to 500 goals, but I don't want to see him holding the cup anytime soon!
Friday, March 16, 2007
The Kansas Jayhawks kicked some major butt tonight in Chicago. They rolled past Niagra 107-67. They were picked to win by 19 points. They more than doubled that tonight! The last two years they tanked in the first round with losses to Bucknell and Bradley. Not this year. They will play again on Sunday. GO KU!!!
Monday, March 12, 2007
Classic Country 92.3 Announces New Morning Personality
Wichita, Kan. – A familiar Wichita radio voice will return to the airwaves as Classic Country 92.3’s first morning man. Veteran broadcaster Tim Peters will wake up Wichita starting Monday March 26 on KFTI-FM, which has been playing Classic Country Music since January 16th.
Operations Manager Beverlee Brannigan made the announcement, remarking, “In the search for the right morning personality, Tim Peters name kept coming up. It’s clear that Wichita has a strong connection to him. With Tim on board, Classic Country 92.3 is off to a great start.”
Peters adds, “I am so excited to be returning to Wichita. I can't wait to get on the air and re-connect with all my friends who used to listen to me and make a bunch of new friends.”
Tim Peters was most recently on the air at KFKF, Kansas City. Previously, Tim had Wichita’s #1 morning show for more than five years between 1982 through 1987 on KEYN and KKRD.
Police found the 49-year-old comedian alive but gravely injured in a West Hollywood home when they responded to a call Saturday morning from Jeni's girlfriend, Los Angeles Police Officer Norma Eisenman said. Eisenman said the caller told police: "My boyfriend shot himself in the face." Jeni died at a nearby hospital.
Eisenman said suicide had not been officially confirmed and the investigation was continuing. An autopsy on Jeni would be done Monday, said Lt. Fred Corral from the investigation division of the coroner's office.
Jeni regularly toured the country with a standup act and had starred in several HBO comedy specials, most recently A Big Steaming Pile of Me during the 2005-06 season.
Another HBO special, Platypus Man, won a Cable ACE award for best standup comedy special, and formed the basis for his UPN sitcom of the same name, which ran for one season.
Jeni's movie credits included The Mask, in which he played Jim Carrey's best friend, The Aristocrats,National Lampoon's Dad's Week Off, and An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn.
He had guest appearances in the TV shows Everybody Hates Chris,Married: With Children, and updated versions of the game shows Hollywood Squares and Match Game.
Frazer Smith, standup comedian who often opened for Jeni and the emcee at the Ice House, where Jeni often performed, said young comedians looked up to him.
"He was probably one of the best standup comedians in the last 50 years," said Smith. "He had tons and tons of material. He was looked up to by all the young comedians, a total pro."
The Brooklyn-born comic first received national attention in 1990 with the Showtime special Richard Jeni: Boy From New York City. Two years later, his Crazy From the Heat special attracted the highest ratings in Showtime's history.
Jeni became a frequent guest on The Tonight Show during Johnny Carson's reign and continued to appear after Jay Leno took over as host.
He also wrote comic material for the 2005 Academy Awards, which was hosted by his friend Chris Rock.
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Mr. Delp was found alone Friday afternoon in his southern New Hampshire home, the Associated Press reported. While police characterized his death as untimely, they reported no indication of foul play. The death remained under investigation by Atkinson, N.H. , police and the New Hampshire medical examiner's office, with a report scheduled to be released on Monday.
A Danvers native, Mr. Delp helped form Boston with guitarist and studio mastermind Tom Scholz, drummer Sib Hashian, guitarist Barry Goudreau, and bassist Fran Sheehan in the early 1970s.
The group's self-titled 1976 debut album was one of the fastest selling in rock history. Songs such as "More Than A Feeling," "Foreplay/Long Time," and "Rock and Roll Band" helped the album sell over 17 million copies and is a staple of classic rock radio to this day.
While Scholz was the musical wizard, Mr. Delp's voice lifted above the trademark layered guitars, seemingly reaching into the stratosphere pictured on the band's space-age album covers.
Boston's debut has since appeared on countless "best of" lists and was recently voted one of the top 50 essential albums for rock fans as part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's "Definitive 200."
The band took two years for the followup, "Don't Look Back." But Scholz, a notorious perfectionist, was unhappy with the results, and it took eight more years for the release of Boston's next album, "Third Stage."
By then only Scholz and Mr. Delp remained from the original lineup. Still, both albums went to Number One.
During its heyday, Boston's following in New England was huge. In 1987, soon after the release of "Third Stage," the band played an unprecedented nine nights at the Worcester Centrum.
"It took us a long time to get here -- and we're going to stick around a while!" the curly-haired Mr. Delp shouted from the stage at one point. "This is the best audience around," he added. "It's good to be home."
Boston kept a low profile after that, and Mr. Delp spent time in a band called RTZ, which released albums in 1991 and 1999. He rejoined Boston in time for the tour in support of the band's 1994 release "Walk On."
Steve Simon, who was in charge of the band's business and legal affairs from 1983 to 2003, last night remembered Mr. Delp as the "go-to guy," making himself available for everything from autographs to interviews to charity appearances.
He recalled a two-night charity event the band did in the mid-1990s at the House of Blues in Cambridge , when Mr. Delp lost his voice.
"He could have stayed away, pouted, not shown up, but he was there," said Simon. "He croaked out a couple of words with a smile. In all ways someone could nonverbally communicate with the audience, he did."
In recent years, Mr. Delp found new fans while fronting Beatlejuice, his popular Beatles cover band, which was scheduled to play Johnny D's in Somerville this weekend.
"We're really kind of walking around in a daze," the club's booking agent, Dana Westover, said last night.
Beatlejuice had been performing at Johnny D's since 1996. Each of its more than 50 appearances were sold out, Westover said.
Though some fans were initially drawn by Mr. Delp's Boston fame, they came back for the group's ebullient performances, in which he always dedicated "All You Need Is Love" to the lovers in the audience.
"Not only was the band really sharp, but Brad had this uncanny way of becoming John Lennon, and Paul McCartney and Harrison too," said Westover, who called Mr. Delp "a dear friend" to the club. He planned to have a tribute to him at the venue last night.
"I think everyone who hears this news today, the first thing they think is, 'Oh my God, he was such a nice guy.' " Westover said. He was "one of the most congenial guys I ever met."
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry agreed in a statement last night. "The few times I did meet him, he was very down-to-earth and seemed like a great guy, without any of the ego baggage," Perry said. "He had one incredible, amazing set of pipes. He is going to be sorely missed in this city and the music-loving world."
Mr. Delp had recently proposed to his longtime girlfriend. The two reportedly planned to wed during days off from Boston's scheduled summer tour.
Last night, the band's home page was set to a black screen with these simple words: "We've just lost the nicest guy in rock and roll."
KANSAS 67, KANSAS STATE 61
Darnell Jackson went to the line for a one-and-one trip out of the timeout, rolling in the first one. He swished the second attempt, making it a six-point game with 3:57 to play.
David Hoskins turned the ball over for K-State, but Brandon Rush couldn’t capitalize, as he missed a three from the corner. Cartier Martin missed a trey look on the other end, and Julian Wright threw a wizard-like pass to Darrell Arthur for two points which put KU back up by eight with 2:30 to go.
Hoskins dusted two in off the glass while knifing across the lane, taking a pass from Clent Stewart to do so. Chalmers then tried to ice it with a three, but the ball went out of bounds, back to K-State, trailing by six with 1:53 left.
Julian Wright put the game on ice with a minute left as he hit a tear-drop jumper in the lane to put KU up by eight, it gave him 12 points and his second huge play of the final minutes.
A free throw-fest finished up the game, as Mario Chalmers led KU with 16 points. Julian Wright had 12, including a late bucket in the lane and a nifty dish to Darrell Arthur, both of which helped KU ice K-State for the third time this season. Sherron Collins was the third Jayhawk in double figures, scoring 10, including two three-pointers.
Cartier Martin led all scorers with 17 points, while Lance Harris had 16 and Akeem Wright had 12 for K-State.
KU will take on the winner of Texas and Oklahoma State tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the Ford Center.
Sunday, March 4, 2007
I know that my dad would like that place. Dad, I miss talking to you.
By the time Jay Cutler made a previously scheduled appearance at Columbine Elementary School in Denver to read Dr. Seuss books to students on Friday afternoon, he was surrounded by cameras wondering about the status of the man he supplanted in the starting lineup in December.
Thursday, March 1, 2007
I met Kristy when the show "Skating With Celebrities" debuted on Fox. I interviewed her on the air. She was very cool. She started come on with me 1-2 times a week. I also had Lloyd on with me. They ended up winning the contest. I will let you know what she has to say about being a mommy now. Congrats guys!
With more than 15 years of experience in radio, Cowzinski will now oversee promotional efforts for Journal Broadcast stations in Wichita.
He will be responsible for organizing and coordinating promotional events for all six of the company's Wichita stations: KFDI, 1070-AM; KSTI, 92.3-FM; KICT, 95.1-FM; KFDI, 101.3-FM; KFXJ, 104.5-FM; and KYQQ, 106.5-FM. He is looking forward to the KFDI listener appreciation party this spring.