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Anchor Fired for Saying ‘Let’s Get the F*ck Outta Here’ Dreams of Hollywood

kraemer fundRemember Justin Kraemer? He was the KSNW anchor who had a job lined up in Colorado Springs until he was caught on a hot mic ending his weekend newscast by saying, “Let’s get the fuck outta here.”

Soon he was out of a job at the Wichita NBC affiliate and the station where he was heading.

Now Kraemer is looking for $10,000 via his “Getting the f— out of here fund” on gofundme.com. Click here to check it out. As of this writing he’s at $407.00.

“For all my friends and family that were hoping and praying I would make a risky and bold move, you’ll like this,” writes Kraemer on the website. “I am moving to Hollywood.”

Kraemer added, “This is a gamble to say the least but it’s also calculated. I truly believe I’ll be able to make this work.”

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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

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

Wichita Anchor Who Dropped F-Bomb Doesn’t Get New Job Over Station’s Fear of Publicity

justin kraemer_304x200Justin Kraemer, the Wichita anchor who was fired from NBC affiliate KSNW after dropping an F-Bomb in the final seconds of a broadcast, is still looking for a job.

He told The Wichita Eagle he was close to signing with Colorado Springs NBC affiliate KOAA when the story about his on-air gaffe broke.

He said KOAA told him the deal was off Thursday morning. “The conversation was very clinical and professional, and they informed me that this got a lot more attention than anyone could have possibly imagined when everything got started,” Kraemer told The Eagle. “They’re in a difficult situation because they don’t want to get national or global publicity just for making a reporter hire.”

“It’s been a difficult week,” said Kraemer who told The Eagle he’s not sure what he will do now. “The only thing that’s gotten me through it is the anonymous love I’ve gotten from a lot of people.”

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.

Erik Schrader Named General Manager of KSNW in Wichita

Erik Schrader has been named president and general manager of KSNW, LIN Media’s NBC affiliate in Wichita.

It is a move within LIN Media for Schrader, who has been news director of WTNH in Hartford-New Haven since 2011. Schrader’s last day at WTNH was last week.

“As News Director for one of our largest markets, Erik transformed the stations’ largest single department into a multi-faceted operation with award-winning, multiplatform content creators that work hand-in-hand with every department in a cohesive way,” LIN Media EVP of television Scott Blumenthal said in a statement. “He brings a skill set to one of our newly acquired television stations that will be very important to its growth and development.”

His appointment is effective immediately. Read the official announcement after the jump. Read more

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