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WKRC 7:00 a.m. News to Switch Channels

Wkrc_news_logoSinclair’s Cincinnati CBS affiliate WKRC is moving its one-hour show at 7:00 a.m. from its CW affiliate digital subchannel to Deerfield Media’s MyNetworkTV affiliate WSTR beginning Monday.

“Good Morning Cincinnati at 7 will provide the community with the quality newscast they have come to expect and WSTR is a station that tri-state viewers already turn to for News at 10pm,” WKRC GM Jon Lawhead said in a statement.

The show features anchors Bob Herzog and Tiffany Wilson, meteorologist John Gumm and traffic reporter Jen Dalton.

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Cincinnati Reporter Asks Viewers to ‘Like’ Him So He Can Adopt Shelter Dog

gumm_dog_wkrcWKRC reporter John Gumm took to his facebook page to accept his wife’s challenge of trading ‘likes’ for a new dog.

The reporter for the Cincinnati CBS affiliate wrote on his page,  “We have a Bichon Frise at home who is 15. I want another. My wife isn’t convinced. She says if I can get 10,000 likes by the end of today I can adopt this friendly guy from my friends at SPCA Cincinnati. I’m in love. Help me out!”

Even though Gumm had 12, 367 likes as of this writing, this did not have a happy ending for Gumm. The dog was adopted before he could get to the SPCA.

“I am so happy for the family who adopted him and hope they give him lots of love and I hope he gives them as much love as we have received from our 15 year old Bichon Calvin (pictured here)!,” wrote Gumm on a later facebook post. “That said, we will be looking to add another shelter or rescue dog to our home.”

Cincinnati ‘TV Anchor Dream Team’ Contest Takes a Mulligan

The Cincinnati Enquirer has decided to re-do the round of voting for the “TV Anchor Dream Team” contest pairings that were hacked, this time with security measures in place to ensure the purity of the vote.

For those who haven’t been following the drama surrounding the local anchor popularity tournament, eight anchors ranked from one to eight were paired off against each other in four categories: male, female, sports and weather in NCAA style brackets. However, the first round of meteorologists and one sports anchor pairing was hacked by an Internet bot which supercharged the totals for some anchors. One pairing drew more than 105,000 votes in a little more than ten hour period.

The Enquirer’s John Kiesewetter told TVSpy the paper still doesn’t know who hacked the contest or why. Voters will now have to enter a security code for each vote they cast. Read more

Cincinnati ‘Anchor Dream Team’ Voting Spoiled by Hackers

First Major League Baseball had BALCO, then the Tour de France had Lance Armstrong, now the Cincinnati Enquirer’s “TV Anchor Dream Team Tournament” is in jeopardy because of Internet bots.

John Kiesewetter, the Enquirer’s media writer, told TVSpy between Wednesday at noon and 10:30 a.m. Thursday, more than 105,000 votes were cast in the meteorologist race between Steve Horstmeyer (WXIX) and John Gumm (WKRC). For what it’s worth, according to Nielsen’s 2012-2013 rankings, Cincinnati market has 897,890 households.

A clearly frustrated Kiesewetter wrote the competition would go on despite the hacking, “I never thought that people would abuse the system. I was wrong. We don’t have a way right now to prevent autobot voting. So we’ve decided not to shut down the voting on my blog here, which ends at Thursday noon.” Read more

Tim Hedrick Back on Cincinnati’s WKRC

After being off the air for two months, WKRC‘s Tim Hedrick will return to the weather desk at 5 and 6 p.m. for the Cincinnati CBS affiliate.

Kirk Varner, WKRC news director, posted a statement to the station’s website saying in part,

“Tim has been on an extended personal leave.  He will back to also doing the weather at 11 p.m. by week’s end.

I would like to take a moment to personally thank meteorologists Michelle Boutillette, John Gumm, Scott Dimmich and freelancer Erin Sebree—who each did a great job on all of our weather.”

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WKRC Chief Meteorologist Taking Leave of Absence to ‘Handle Some Personal Matters’

WKRC chief meteorologist Tim Hedrick, who has been with the Cincinnati CBS-affiliate for the past 24 years, is taking a six-week leave of absence from the station.

In a statement, WKRC vice president and general manager Les Vann explained that Hedrick was taking leave “to handle some personal matters.”

Vann also assured viewers that Hedrick “is feeling fine and will return in late September to his regular schedule and duties as chief meteorologist.” Read more