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Drew Shirley Joins KPLC as Sports Director

Drew Shirley is the new sports director at KPLC, the NBC-affiliate in Lake Charles, LA.

Shirley joins the station after a two-year hiatus from the television business. He is a former sportscaster at KKCO in Grand Junction, CO KVUE in Austin and, most recently, KXII in Sherman, TX.

“I am so happy to be a sports guy again and to be able to stay close to home,” Shirley told Houston media blogger Mike McGuff. “[Last week] was my first day back on the air, and there’s just nothing like that feeling when the red light goes on.”

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Dave Beech Out as KOLO News Director

Dave Beech has departed KOLO after three years as the station’s news director.

KOLO vice president and general manager Matt Eldredge confirmed Beech’s exit to TVSpy this week but did not share details about what led to the move.  KOLO has not named an interim news director and there is no word yet on who may replace Beech.

Beech joined the Reno ABC-affiliate in 2008 after serving as ND at KKCO in Grand Junction, CO.

KKCO Investigates Tooth Found in a Box of Ice Cream

“There was a foreign object in my ice cream,” Kenneth Smalley, a resident of Grand Junction, CO, informed local NBC-affiliate KKCO.  “All the sudden there was a chocolate chip that wasn’t melting.”

Smalley suspected that the object was a tooth so KKCO took it to a dentist for further inspection (video above).

While a dental hygienist backed up Smalley’s claim that it certainly looked like a tooth, Dr. John Poovey, a general dentist, concluded that it was “100 percent” not a tooth. Poovey guessed that it was just a piece of plastic. The verdict brought relief to Smalley, but perhaps disappointment to KKCO reporter Aaron Luna, who may have thought that he had a major consumer advocacy story on his hands.