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WAVE Farm Reporter Jack Crowner Dies

Jack Crowner, agriculture reporter for WAVE, has died.

For 30 years, Crowner provided farming reports to the Louisville, KY, NBC affiliate. As the owner-operator of the Farm Service Radio Network, he was also a  source of agricultural news to farmers in several states.

In 2008, he was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.

He was 81.

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Louisville High School Students Find Local Stations Report A Lot on Crime

louisville_stationsA yearly study of Louisville TV stations by students at a local High school found local Louisville TV stations spent more time reporting on crime than any other story.

For the study, journalism students at the duPont Manual High School in Louisville, KY, watched twenty hours of WAVE (NBC) WHAS (ABC), WLKY (CBS) and WDRB (FOX) and also read the “A” section of the Louisville Courier-Journal. Then they wrote down what stories they saw and tabulated the results.

The study found 40.5% of the reporting was on crime. Social issues and human interest came in second, taking up 18.5% of the reporting.

The station leading the crime reporting was WLKY which devoted 52% of its time to crime, up from 37% a year ago. By comparison, runner-up WHAS reported crime 49% of the time compared to last place finisher WDRB which reported on crime 31% of the time. Read more

Convicted Sex Offender Confronts WAVE Reporter While Leaving Jail

A convicted sex offender leaving jail confronted WAVE reporter Scott Adkins Tuesday. The man, Bryan Patrick Scott, was arrested for failure to comply with sex offender registration, attending a volleyball game at a local school last month dressed as a Ghostbuster.

In response to a question from Adkins about why he was at the school, Scott grabbed Adkins’ microphone and said, “You’re being advised to get out of my face.” Watch:

Veteran Louisville Meteorologist John Belski Joining WLKY

Three years after leaving Louisville NBC affiliate WAVE, John Belski is returning to television at rival WLKY.

Belski began his career at CBS affiliate WLKY in 1979. He left for WAVE in 1987 and worked there until he left to “explore some new possibilities outside of the TV business” in 2010.

“John brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, and is a great addition to our team. We are thrilled to have him join the WLKY family,” WLKY news director Andrea Stahlman said in a statement.

In his new role, effective immediately, Belski will appear on-air and online as a forecaster and severe weather specialist, joining meteorologists Jay Cardosi, Matt Milosevich, Susanne Horgan and Jared Heil. He will also contribute a daily blog to WLKY’s web and mobile platforms.

“It’s great to be back at WLKY, where I started in Louisville years ago,” Belski said. “I’m excited to join Jay, Matt, Susanne and Jared doing what I love most, covering the weather and keeping people informed.”

Bill Shory Named News Director at WAVE

Bill Shory has been named news director at Louisville NBC affiliate WAVE, Rick Gevers & Associates reports.

Shory moves to Louisville from Knoxville, where he spent eight years as news director for NBC affiliate WBIR. He has most recently been the director of production for Jupiter Entertainment. Shory has also worked at WCCO in Minneaplis, WHNT in Huntsville, WCNC in Charlotte and WBMA in Birmingham.

He replaces Kathy Hostetter, who was named news director at WTHR in Indianapolis.

Shannon Hori Changing Markets and Last Name

Shannon Hori will go by her married name of Cogan when she joins Louisville, KY, NBC affiliate WAVE as the 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. anchor on July 1.

Cogan (Hori) is currently the evening anchor for Miami CBS owned station WFOR. This will be a return to Louisville for Cogan, who worked as a morning anchor for the local CBS affiliate WLKY early in her career.

GossipExtra’s Jose Lambiet reported in early April, Hori’s contract negotiations were not going well with CBS and she wanted out.

Before coming to Miami, she also worked at KTVT in Dallas-Fort Worth, Orlando NBC affiliate WESH, and WTWO in Terre Haute, IN.

Image: WFOR

[Orlando Sentinel]

Kathy Hostetter Named News Director at WTHR

Kathy Hostetter has been named news director at WTHR, Dispatch Broadcast Group’s NBC affiliate in Indianapolis.

Hostetter, who was an executive producer at WTHR from 1998-2002, will begin in her new role on May 6. Since April 2010, she has been news director at WAVE in Louisville. She has also worked as news director at WISE in Fort Wayne, Ind. and WAVY in Portsmouth, Va.

“Kathy is a remarkable and highly-regarded news leader with years of experience in major markets. As a former Executive News Producer here at WTHR, her local experience is a tremendous asset,” WTHR GM John Cardenas said in a statement. “I am excited that she will be joining us.”

Hostetter replaces Keith Connors, who left WTHR when his contract expired last year.

VIDEO: Shooting Erupts Outside WAVE Live Truck

WAVE reporter Jaimie Weiss and photographer James Thomas were covering a homicide in Louisville yesterday when another fatal shooting occurred just outside their live truck.

Three people died and three were wounded in the incident. As the shooting continued, Thomas shot video from just outside the live truck while Weiss called into the newsroom and reported on the events unfolding.

“They’re shooting out here. They’re shooting right where we are,” she said. “Everybody’s on the ground. It’s not safe for us to get out.” Watch inside… Read more

Reporter Lawrence Smith Joins WDRB in Louisville

Lawrence Smith has joined Louisville Fox-affiliate WDRB as a general assignment reporter, the station announced today.

Smith is a local news veteran with experience at two of WDRB’s rival stations — WHAS and WAVE — as well as at WTVQ in Lexington, KRIV and KHOU in Houston, and WATE in Evansville.

Most recently, Smith was Dean of Students at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His first day on the air at WDRB was last week.

In Louisville, WAVE Shuffles Newscast Schedule

Following a disappointing November sweeps period, Louisville’s WAVE is making some changes to its newscast lineup for 2012, Rick Redding reports on louisvilleky.com.

Starting in January, the noon newscast on the NBC-affiliate will be moved an hour earlier. With the change, WAVE will be the only station in the market with a newscast in the 11 a.m. timeslot.

The station’s hour-long local talk show, “WAVE 3 Listens,” has occupied the 11 a.m. timeslot since July. That program will now air at noon, with one major change — a new host. In what general manager Ken Selvaggi called “a promotion from within,” John Ramsey will take over for Cindi Sullivan.

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