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Hearne: The Flip Side of News-Talk Station KMBZ’s New Split Personality

Once upon a time – not that long ago actually – KMBZ 980 AM was taking down in excess of $6 million a year in billing… But you know,  times change – listeners get older, advertisers loose interest or boycott … Continue reading

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Hearne: Rumored KMBZ Radio Format Change Could Backfire, Experts Say

It took nearly four years for Entercom to admit it made a mistake… To confirm that blowing up adult contemporary powerhouse KUDL (98.1 FM) in order to simulcast News Radio KMBZ (980 AM) on the FM band to try and attract younger listeners was a failure. … Continue reading

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Hearne: Don’t Miss KC Confidential’s Christmas Wilding Wednesday @ Stanford’s

Brace yourselves… This year’s KC Confidential Christmas Wilding is about to unfold. Better and badder than ever, btw, in part because we’re shedding our in-town ways and holding the shindig in South Johnson County. That’s right, in the land of milk and honey where propped up two-income … Continue reading

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Glazer: Lawrence Strip Club Cop Stop & This Weeks Picks

Lawrence strip club Allstars sent a limo to take me and comic Trevor Moore and his Whitest Kids U Know crew to Lawrence last night… Stanford’s had featured the playmate appearing at Allstars on our pod cast Wednesday so they invited us to come to … Continue reading

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Donnelly: Sporting KC Overhauling Roster After Disappointing Season Finish

Sporting Kansas City spent the second half of the 2014 season on an epic slide that finally and mercifully ended with a first round playoff loss to the New York Red Bulls. There’s a lot of blame to go around, to … Continue reading

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Glazer: The End is Near (And It Ain’t Looking Pretty)

Seems like just a few weeks ago the Chiefs, MU and K-State football was just starting… Now it’s all coming to an end and – unfortunately – the Chiefs are becoming the team we all thought they were, as in not … Continue reading

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Hearne: 610 Sports Knocks One Out of the Park in Fall Ratings

We’ll get to the latest radio ratings shortly, but for now the big news is 610 Sports… Because not only did Entercom’s KCSP AM rocket into fourth place in the overall ratings released in November, its cume rose to just shy of a … Continue reading

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Star beams: Turkey Pardons, Foil Cars, Flashing Lights & Bill Cosby

That’s the last time I attend the mayor’s Turkey Pardoning Ceremony wearing a slutty skirt.                                                   … Continue reading

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Glazer: Fox 4’s Mark Alford Still on Top After 16 Years

Everybody knows the names of Kansas City’s top evening news anchors… Names like the recently retired Larry Moore, John Holt and Phil Witt. Those guys have been doing it for years. However one name jumps out from KC’s morning news pack – a dude who’s … Continue reading

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Calvin Sense: Down with Political Correctness, Let America Laugh

Senator Harry Reid is in trouble… Reid apologized for two jokes he made about Asians while speaking to a group of Asians. The jokes were: “I don’t think you’re smarter than anybody else, but you’ve convinced a lot of us you are” and “One problem … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Critic Nails Rolling Stone — Calls U2, Springsteen ‘Irrelevant’

“As Jann Wenner and Bono mash the gas pedal towards the cliff of irrelevance… In other words, how can Rolling Stone be so tone-deaf? This single-handedly reveals the inanity of the shenanigans behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, … Continue reading

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OTC: Flashing Back to the Top 10 Reasons Greg Hall Left KC Confidential

Return with me now to June of 2011 when Greg Hall split from KC Confidential for greener writing pastures… Leaving behind this final Top 10 list to commemorate his time here: 10. Craig Glazer’s scandalous tales of juggling 20-something babes … Continue reading

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Hearne: Hardballers @ American Royal Browbeat KC Council, Media

These new breed American Royal guys are scary… UMB’s Mariner Kemper doesn’t really fall into that category – he’s far too mellow – plus he wrote a touchy-feely op-ed two weeks back. However today’s answer to R. Crosby Kemper, Jr., – Cerner main man Neal Patterson,-  is … Continue reading

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Glazer: Big Weeks for K-State, Mizzou, KU & Chiefs

Oh my, both K-State and Missouri in the hunt to win a division title… I know it doesn’t feel like it, but both teams seemingly are in a decent position to end the season on high notes. K-State will beat KU unless … Continue reading

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Hearne: Misguided Racism to Blame for Ferguson

Think of it as the Craig Glazer syndrome…. In the early days of the Bill Cosby rape controversy earlier this month, Glazer was quick to sympathize and explain away how Cosby’s charges were possibly either exaggerated or trumped up. Where were the women … Continue reading

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Hearne: Area Investigative Journalists as Endangered Species

Was a time investigative reporters at the Kansas City Star could phone it in… The award-winning journalists there were treated like “tribal elders” – men and women who through age and experience were respected and admired for their wisdom and held in high regard, … Continue reading

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FIAT FRIDAY 10 PM TONIGHT @ AURA KANSAS CITY

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Hearne: Ad Icon John Muller Dies & Much Ado About Nothing KU Win

Just what I needed, a weeklong battle with a cold/flu… Consider that my calling in sick after the fact. But I’m back and I’m bad, so where is that tub-O-lard Lazlo dude? I’ll tear him to pieces. He’d best pray … Continue reading

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Edelman: ‘Bad Jews’ @ The Unicorn, Good Muslims at KC Rep – Stand Tradition on its Ear

“Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as… as…a fiddler on the roof.”  Thus spake the poor milkman Tevye in the Broadway musical named after the precariously-placed musician. Up against a modern world turning its back on the … Continue reading

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Hearne: October Radio Ratings Range from Spooky to Pathetic

Since when does October not include Major League Baseball‘s ALCS, the World Series or Halloween?  Since right now, courtesy of Nielsen’s radio ratings. That’s because the “October” rating book runs from September 11 to October 8. Meaning a whole lot of USDA choice Kansas City … Continue reading

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