Category Archives: Hearne_Christopher

Hearne: World Series Grab Bag – Everything You Need to Know & More

Maybe you’ve got hours to kill running down anything and everything Royals… I’m betting though that you don’t – even if you have World Series fever – and who doesn’t these days? – you’ve still got a life, right? Example: I totally … Continue reading

Posted in Hearne_Christopher | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hearne: AMC Puts Kibosh on Cinetopia World Series Promotion

Talk about getting ratted out… For three weeks the new Cinetopia Overland Park 18 has been hosting free watch parties for Kansas City Royals baseball games during the team’s playoffs run. It started with KC’s wildcard win over the Oakland A’s October 1st … Continue reading

Posted in Hearne_Christopher | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Hearne: ‘Losers’ @ Sports Illustrated Forecast Royals Rumble

Does Sports Illustrated still matter? A handful of years back the editor at the Kansas City Star told me in no uncertain terms that it did not. It was a joke, the dying embers of an outdated dream. Seems SI had … Continue reading

Posted in Hearne_Christopher | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

Sounds Good: Ryan Adams @ Uptown

Monday, October 20th Ryan Adams at the Uptown Theater in KC Once the darling of the alt-country rock craze, for about the last decade Ryan Adams has been putting out decent records that never could quite live up to Heartbreaker, or … Continue reading

Posted in Hearne_Christopher | 5 Comments

Hearne: Much Ado About Nothing, Baltimore Media Manufactures Controversy

It was bound to happen… After days of smashing pies in one another’s faces and chanting and waving signs reading, “We Won’t Stop,” the Baltimore media and to an arguably lesser extent its fans are starting to devolve into nitpickers and sore losers. Case … Continue reading

Posted in Hearne_Christopher | Tagged , , , | 18 Comments

Hearne: Star vs. Star & The Winner Is…

It’s really quite surreal watching playoff baseball and seeing dudes with the words “Kansas City” etched across their chests…. I can’t think of any sport – with the possible exception of curling or log rolling – I’ve watched less of … Continue reading

Posted in Hearne_Christopher | Tagged , , , | 21 Comments

Hearne: Baltimore Orioles Jinxed by Fans, Celebs – Don’t Let it Happen Here

Forget about not changing your socks… If you really want the Kansas City Royals to prevail over the Baltimore Orioles and go on to win the World Series, read my lips: t’s not about the good luck charms or ritualistic … Continue reading

Posted in Hearne_Christopher | Tagged , , , , , | 16 Comments

Glazer: Royals Eclipse NFL, Chiefs Off, This Week’s Picks

What a week… The Chiefs are off this week. The Royals are undefeated with four of five post season games going into extra innings – they seem to be unbeatable – team of destiny, America’s darlings. Who knew? Missouri catches … Continue reading

Posted in Hearne_Christopher | Tagged , , | 13 Comments

Hearne: Brownback Rides Davis’ Stripper Bust Campaign into 1st Place

“I checked some of the polls this morning and, as of today, most polls show Davis is up by three to five points. The ‘What’s the Matter with Kansas?’ crowd are the base voters for Brownback. His campaign might believe … Continue reading

Posted in Hearne_Christopher | Tagged , , , , | 19 Comments

Hearne: Entercom’s ‘The Point’ & ‘610 Sports’ Continue Climb, KCFX Continues to Slip & KFKF Tops September Radio Rankings

Here we go again with the September 2014 Kansas City radio ratings. Nothing particularly dramatic this month, other than Entercom’s The Point 99.7 FM continued climb as it passes longtime urban powerhouse KPRS FM for the No. 3 slot in … Continue reading

Posted in Hearne_Christopher | Tagged , , , | 26 Comments

Hearne: Dissecting Bob Lefsetz on the Concept of ‘Too Much’

I’m not sure what, Too much of nothing really means… Other than being the lyrics to a Bob Dylan song that a lot of people – me included – used to think were “manna from heaven” back in the 1970s and … Continue reading

Posted in Hearne_Christopher | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Hearne: Have Tony, Will Travel—Jersey Boy-Turned-Midtown Man—Has Prismatic Past

Not many Broadway shows  and starshave groupies… Jersey Boys does, it’s even got its own Facebook page.  So who knows? Things could get interesting Thursday night at The Lied Center of Kansas in Lawrence when The Midtown Men take the stage. That’s … Continue reading

Posted in Hearne_Christopher | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hearne: Democrat Paul Davis Strip Club Misadventure May Be Fatal

Never been much for strip clubs myself… Don’t get me wrong, I’ve attended my share, but for writing stories in recent years. Long ago though I went with friends – first out of curiosity – later with married pals from Pembroke Hill…while I was still single, … Continue reading

Posted in Hearne_Christopher, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 44 Comments

Hearne: ‘Midtown Men’ to Take Lied Center by Storm Thursday

One of the hottest tickets going goes down Thursday night in Lawrence… That’s when the Baby Boom’s answer to boy band One Direction – The Midtown Men – take the stage at the Lied Center of Kansas for a 7:30 p.m. two hour concert. … Continue reading

Posted in Hearne_Christopher, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Hearne: Tiananmen Square Revisted, Tunnel Vision & Ebola

As Motown great Marvin Gaye sang in, “What’s Going On?” – I’m commenting about current events using common sense  or Calvin Sense, if you will…  For example, will the situation in Hong Kong become today’s Tiananmen Square? Perhaps not, because the Chinese have developed new strategies for dealing with dissonance; now … Continue reading

Posted in Calvin Sense, Hearne_Christopher | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Hearne: Out-of-State American Royal Bigshots Muscle KC Council on Kemper

It’s high time somebody called bullshit on the American Royal… Seriously. Just because a handful of fat cat local businessmen think they can pull a good old boy style power play over on the Kansas City Council – despite a preponderance of evidence that … Continue reading

Posted in Hearne_Christopher | Tagged , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Hearne: Royals Making Playoffs a Financial Disaster for KC Businesses

Think modern mythology… Somewhere along the line professional sports teams figured out how to con cities, politicians and the general public into doling out millions in tax dollar incentives because they thought it was a good investment. Starting with taxpayer subsidized … Continue reading

Posted in Hearne_Christopher | Tagged , , , , , | 30 Comments

Hearne: Why the Jury Bagged ‘The Buzz’ for Big Bucks

And now the rest of the story… If all you knew about the lawsuit former KU law school grad Ashley Patton filed against Entercom Kansas City two years ago after morning show personalities on 96.5 The Buzz misidentified her as a porn star and a jury granted her a million dollar … Continue reading

Posted in Hearne_Christopher | Tagged , , , , , , | 52 Comments

Hearne: Behind ‘96.5 The Buzz’ Big Fat, Million Dollar Miscue

Who the heck knew? I guess know, being young and “hip”just isn’t what it’s cracked up to be these days. Or so it would seem. I used to think – naively I suppose – that on air personalities at an alternative rock radio … Continue reading

Posted in Hearne_Christopher | Tagged , , , , | 25 Comments

Hearne: Harvard Grad Takes on Sweet Tomatoes, Howard Cosell, Nixon & Hy-Vee

Harvard degree? Check. Stalking conviction? Check. Baseball statistician extraordinaire? Double check. To describe Pembroke Country Day School alum Jeff Magalif as a tad eccentric would be an enormous understatement. Magalif has agreed to share some of his baseball wisdom and provide an overview of … Continue reading

Posted in Hearne_Christopher | Tagged , , , , , , , | 22 Comments