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WDRB Ends Time Warner Blackout

Louisville Fox-affiliate WDRB, along with its MyNetworkTV sister station, WMYO, is back on Insight Cable, which is owned by Time Warner Cable.

WDRB’s owner, Block Communications, reached a new carriage agreement with Time Warner this week, ending a blackout that began last Friday.

“I couldn’t be happier to have this process completed,” WDRB president and general manager Bill Lamb said in a statement.  “I know the last several days have been trying for our viewers who are Insight subscribers, and we’ve shared their pain. It’s good to know that–despite our differences– both sides were ultimately able to finally reach a fair resolution.” Read more

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Louisville Parks Director Suspended After WAVE Report Catches Him Drinking and Driving

Louisville director of metro parks Mike Heitz was suspended on Tuesday after a report by WAVE‘s Eric Flack exposed several occurrences of Heitz drinking and driving his city vehicle.

Flack’s report, presented in two parts (watch the first part after the jump), includes hidden camera video of Heitz, as well as records of Heitz’s prior DUI arrest. The second part of the WAVE report will air tonight on the 6 p.m. newscast.

Louisville media reporter Rick Redding takes an interesting look at how WAVE’s competitors covered the story, finding that while the other Louisville stations covered Heitz’s suspension, none of them mentioned it came as the result of a WAVE report. Read more