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KSNW Debuts New Set, HD Newscasts

KSNW in Wichita debuted a new set and high definition newscasts Monday. The new set, which has been under construction for several months, features a new weather center and several new high definition monitors (photos above).

The station also gets a new control room, new production software and high definition graphics as part of the upgrade. Video editors and photographers are training on new cameras and editing gear as part of the transition.

After the jump, video of the first newscast from the new set. Read more

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Fired Wichita Anchor Spoofs His Own Firing in ‘Anchorman’ Send-Up


Now that the has extra time on his hands, Justin Kraemer has unveiled a video spoofing his firing from Wichita NBC affiliate KSNW.

Kraemer re-enacted the pivotal scene in the first “Anchorman” movie when Ron Burgundy famously told San Diego what to do with its collective self.

The video features various celebrity Wichitans…Wichitonians…Wichitaters…residents of Wichita and the voice of uber-anchor Bill Kurtis.

He tweeted the video out explaining what he did with the lemons life handed him with a link to the video:

Shawn Oswald Named GM of KHBS-KHOG

khbs-khogShawn Oswald has been named president and general manager of KHBS-KHOG, Hearst’s ABC affiliates serving Fort Smith-Fayetteville, Ark.

Oswald comes from KWCH in Wichita, where he is the general sales manager. Previously, he has worked as national sales manager at Hearst’s WISN in Milwaukee and VP-GM of KSNW in Wichita.

“Shawn has distinguished himself as a multi-faceted broadcast executive throughout his career,” Hearst Television president Jordan Wertlieb said in a statement. “He is the right person to lead the KHBS/KHOG team and he brings great energy and enthusiasm for the opportunity to return to the community where he and his family have so many personal ties.”

Oswald replaces Brian Sather, who recently joined KCCI in Des Moines as general manager.

More in the release after the jump. Read more

Justin Kraemer Out at KSNW After Hot Mic Moment: ‘I’m Embarrassed’

justin kraemer_304x200Justin Kraemer has been fired at Wichita NBC affiliate KSNW after he ended Saturday night’s newscast with “let’s get the fuck outta here.”

“I’m embarrassed,” Kraemer told The Wichita Eagle. “I did something extraordinarily unprofessional. It’s something that’s drilled into you from the minute you start in this business to always consider the microphones hot.”

Kraemer, KSNW’s weekend anchor, joined the station in 2008. He previously worked at KSNW “in the late 90′s through 2001,” according to a cached version of his online bio, which has been stripped from the station’s website. The Wichita Eagle reports he has another job lined up.

KSNW General manager Erik Schrader and news director Denise Killian have not responded to multiple requests for comment.

KSNW Anchor Ends Newscast With ‘Let’s Get the F-ck Outta Here’

No one being at work at 10 p.m. on a Saturday, but KSNW anchor Justin Kraemer may want to double check that he’s off the air before the next time he expresses that sentiment. 

Meteorologist JD Rudd Set to Join KSHB

jd ruddMeteorologist JD Rudd is joining KSHB, the NBC affiliate in Kansas City. Rudd moves from KSNW, the NBC affiliate in Wichita.

“While I am extremely excited about this new endeavor, leaving Wichita will truly be bittersweet. I have made many great friends here over the years and I will miss them all greatly,” Rudd wrote on Facebook. “…I have learned so much, in so many different ways, while working in Wichita. I’m eager to see what the future holds.”

Rudd joined KSNW in 2008. He has previously worked at KMOT and KXMC in Minot, North Dakota.

Wichita Station Hires News Director from Dallas

killianDenise Killian has been named news director for LIN Media’s Wichita NBC affiliate KSNW, according to Rick Gevers.

Killian comes to KSNW from Dallas CW affiliate KDAF where she was the assistant news director.

Before working at KDAF, she was the news director at KWQC in the Quad Cities. She worked in Dallas earlier in her career as well as working in Nashville, TN, Corpus Christi and Temple, TX.

Gevers reports Killian fills the role vacated by Jason Kravarik who left the station to be the assistant news director at KOIN in Portland, OR, in January 2012.

KSNW added a new general manager in August. LIN Media completed its purchase of KSNW from New Vision last October.

KAKE Shuffles Morning and Evening Anchors, Welcomes New Meteorologist

Viewers of Gray Television’s KAKE might be forgiven if it takes them a little time to remember the changes taking place at the Wichita ABC affiliate.

Anchor Mike Iuen and meteorologist Ben Pringle have been moved from the morning shift to weekend evenings. Iuen replaces Larry Hatteberg. Hatteberg, who moved to weekdays to replace Jeff Herndon who recently left for Chicago’s WFLD, told TVSpy starting this week he’ll anchor the 4:00, 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. newscasts.

The station also welcomed new meteorologist Frank Waugh, who returns to his home state of Kansas by way of Gray’s South Bend, IN, station WNDU. Waugh joins Jemelle Holopirek who remains on the mornings.

Iuen told TVSpy, KAKE Management’s response to our question about why he was being moved was this: “We are expanding newscasts and with the Sunday 10 pm show being the most watched show of the week, we need a strong team there, hence Mike and Ben.”

KAKE Adds Weekend, Afternoon Newscasts

Wichita ABC affiliate KAKE has added two new newscasts, one on Sunday mornings and one at 4 p.m. on weekdays, to its lineup.

The Sunday morning newscast, which debuted yesterday, is anchored by Annette Lawless with meteorologist Blake Smith. The 4 p.m. newscast, anchored by Larry Hatteberg and Deb Farris, will debut this afternoon.

“The addition of these two local programs further demonstrates our commitment to local news,” KAKE general manager Dan Wall said in a statement.

The station is currently searching for a replacement for Jeff Herndon, who signed off from the anchor desk last week. Herndon is headed to WFLD in Chicago, where he will co-anchor the evening newscasts.

KAKE Says Goodbye to Anchor Jeff Herndon


KAKE anchor Susan Peters said her goodbyes one day early to co-anchor Jeff Herndon who is leaving the Wichita ABC affiliate to replace Bob Sirott as co-anchor of evening news on Chicago’s FOX owned station WFLD.

Peters baked him a cake and rolled a blooper reel showing Herndon’s evolution at the station. “This newscast is Jeff and mine, I don’t know if I’m using correct English, newscast together,” said Peters. “And it’s really sad after ten years. I’m really sad.”

Herndon started at KAKE as a part-time sports photographer in 1997 but left in 2000 to be weekend sports anchor at KTKA in Topeka, KS. He returned to KAKE a year later to anchor weekend sports and was later named news anchor.

“I watch that and I wonder, ‘Why didn’t they fire me [unintelligible] years ago?” said Herndon after the video. He also promised viewers he would be back tonight for his final newscast.

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