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Hearne: Once Bitten (by ‘Once’) Twice Shy

It’s like this… If you consider yourself to be a man’s man – or anything remotely close – there’s really only one reason you should go see the musical “Once,” now though Sunday at the Kauffman Center. And that’s that if you can … Continue reading

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Hearne: 610 Sports Blows Everybody Away, Soars to No. 1

Ho-lee-shit… Pardon my French, but I’m scrambling to try and put my eyeballs back in my eye sockets. Because about two minutes ago they flew out like meteorites when I saw that 610 Sports had taken complete command of the … Continue reading

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Hearne: What Goes Around Comes Around for Hallmark

It’s hard not to feel sorry for Hallmark Cards… I mean, it’s a hometown institution. A company that generations of locals were raised to be proud of. And what Hallmark did with Crown Center and the surrounding area with hotels has … Continue reading

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Hearne: The Decadence & Bizarreness of Online Dating

Lemme let you guys in on a secret… If you’ve noticed I’ve been indisposed lately, the reasons are multifold. Starting with I filed for divorce two months ago, listed and sold my five bedroom house in Lawrence, bought and moved … Continue reading

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Hearne: How to $urvive Universal $tudios Orlando

Travel column, anyone? Years ago, prior to my daughters arrival on the planet, I had the occasion to visit Universal Studios Orlando. I did the Disney thing too, but that experience paled by comparison to Universal,  given there were no rug rats in … Continue reading

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Hearne: Will a Glazer Be KC’s Next Tom Watson?

So I’m gathering my thoughts after a week on the road when Craig calls… “Are you into tennis and the French Open?” the Scribe queried. Before I could even fathom the motivation for the question – let alone come up with something clever or coherent to … Continue reading

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Hearne: How to Take a Driving Vacation to Orlando…

Who drives anywhere anymore besides me? On one hand, I remember being in the back of station wagons and cars while my parents shuttled my sisters and me to places like Michigan and the Ozarks. On the other, my dad … Continue reading

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Hearne: Jock Sniffing Tom Brady & The ‘Border War”

Is there anything jock sniffers love more than hyperbole? Especially the sports media. If they can rile up the faithful by pissing them off or exaggerating to the tenth power, 9 times out of 10 they’ll rock with it. Even normally clear … Continue reading

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Hearne: The Poker Game’s Over, Time for the American Royal to Fold

Poker, anyone? Just last fall the hot shots at the American Royal laid a huge bluff on Kansas City, threatening to move the Royal and its vaunted barbecue contest somewhere else. Unless of course, KC would rubber stamp a deal to cough up $50 million in public … Continue reading

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Hearne: Fixing Kemper Arena No Laughing Matter

Kansas City Star features writer Tim Engle is a great guy – charming, personable, quick witted – self-effacing and honest even… The flip side of all that good stuff: He’s no pit bull. Far from it, in fact. It’s just … Continue reading

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Hearne: News Talker KMBZ FM Slip Sliding Away

Another big red flag in April’s radio ratings, the fall of KMBZ 98.1 FM… The news talk station that broke out on its own earlier this year fell to the equivalent of 17th place in April’s ratings, behind 16 other … Continue reading

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Hearne: KCKC FM (Finally) Awakens, as Mix 93.3 & Point Slip

Let’s take a closer look at April’s radio ratings, shall we? For starters, two things stand out; the drop in ratings by a full share point for more for Entercom’s The Point and Steel City Media‘s Mix 93.3 FM. Coupled … Continue reading

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Hearne: April Radio Ratings Shakeup

Those crazy radio ratings… Wasn’t everything supposed to get super accurate when Arbitron switched from the diary system to people meters a handful of years back? Indeed. However, it all still comes down to the sample size – which is … Continue reading

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Hearne: ‘Duke’s on Grand’ Sodomy Story Keeps Getting Tawdrier

Alleged dirtbag Dennis Skeen grinned sheepishly as he was lead from the courtroom yesterday in an orange jumpsuit and chains… I know because I was sitting in the front row right next to Skeen’s wife Michelle who glared as he passed but a few feet in front of us. … Continue reading

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Hearne: Bill Self Teams With Former KU Wild Man for Lawrence Eatery

Maybe Bill Self  will stick it out here in Lawrence after all… I still have my doubts. However it is possible that the KU basketball coach’s philandering days are behind him. And that coaching at the level of an NBA practice squad is starting to grow on … Continue reading

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Hearne: Boonville a Vacation Destination, Seriously?

Boonville, Missouri a vacation destination? No way, trust me – I’ve vacationed there (if you wanna call it that) – more than once even. Yet here comes Smithsonian Magazine positioning Boonville up there alongside legit small town getaways like Nantucket, Massachusetts, Stuart, Florida, … Continue reading

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Hearne: Anatomy of a Precipitous Sales Slide & The Star

Here’s why the economy has nothing to do with the steep slide at the Kansas City Star… The Greater Kansas City area – the whole shebang, not just the Omaha-sized part – is home to more than 90 new automobile dealerships. That’s a ton … Continue reading

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Hearne: Editor Sees KU Football Team 0-12 in 2015

What a difference a year makes… One year ago Lawrence Journal World sports editor and columnist Tom Keegan preached a doctrine of faith to the KU football faithful: Don’t be so gol dang negative. Look at the cup half full – have some faith in the … Continue reading

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Hearne: ‘99.7 The Point’ Powers It’s Way to Numero Uno

There’s a new top gun in town… Three years in and 99.7 The Point  (the radio station formerly known as KY) has clawed it’s way to the top of the ratings heap in listeners 12 and older, Monday through Sunday, … Continue reading

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Hearne: Showdown Between Lazlo / Glazer Leads to Entercom Building Ban

What goes around comes around… A long running grudge by 96.5 The Buzz afternoon drive host Lazlo – aka program director Scott Geiger – against Stanford’s owner Craig Glazer erupted last week and has resulted in Glazer being banned from Entercom offices. The details … Continue reading

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