Kansas City And Boston Top Local Super Bowl Ratings

DMA 32: KANSAS CITY, MO

Charlie Henrich Jr. New KCTV-KSMO VP-GM

He succeeds the retiring Chuck Poduska as head of Meredith’s CBS-MNT duopoly in Kansas City, Mo., beginning April 1.

DMA 32: KANSAS CITY, MO

Chuck Poduska To Retire As KCTV-KSMO GM

He’s stepping down as head of the CBS-MNT duopoly in Kansas City after a career spanning 38 with Meredith.

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Female Duo Host, Produce KCTV Sports Show

KCTV, Meredith’s CBS affiliate in Kansas City, is doubling down on sports coverage with a daily, half-hour sports show called The Locker Room Show. It’s hosted by Dani Welniak, a former women’s professional football player, and produced by Nikki Rushing. “I don’t feel an immense amount of pressure, like: oh, two women are in charge. I think it adds to the product versus adding pressure,” Rushing says.

DMA 32: KANSAS CITY

Ex-KCTV Anchor Settles Suit Against Meredith

DMA 33: KANSAS CITY

Cukyne Out As KCTV GM, Poduska In

Mike Cukyne, who has been general manager for the last three years at Meredith’s Kansas City CBS affiliate, has been replaced by Chuck Poduska, who has been with Meredith, in various positions, for 35 years.

DMA 33: KANSAS CITY

KCTV Adds Trio Of Reporters To Newsroom

DMAS 10,12,33 & 72

Meredith Renews Four CBS Affiliations

The new agreement extends affiliation for Meredith’s stations in Atlanta, Phoenix, Kansas City and Flint, Mich. In addition, all seven of Meredith’s CBS Affiliates renew for local live streams on CBS All Access and commit to Hulu Live multichannel digital service and some future digital distribution deals.

DMA 33: KANSAS CITY

KCTV Adds Gina Bullard As Morning Traffic Reporter

DMA 33: KANSAS CITY

Rob Finnerty Leaving KCTV After A Year

DMAS 10 & 33

Josh Marshall Joining KHOU News From KCTV

DMA 33: KANSAS CITY

KCTV News Director Ed Kosowski Leaving

The news chief at the Meredith CBS affiliate in Kansas City has resigned from the station and has told staff that tomorrow is his last day.

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WDAF Rules Kansas City’s Social Scene

Tribune’s Fox affiliate WDAF leads among Kansas City’s local media on social according to Shareablee data, but Meredith’s CBS affil KCTV is nipping at its heels in a market rife with social activity. 

DMA 33: KANSAS CITY

KCTV News Crew Robbed At Gunpoint

DMA 31 (KANSAS CITY)

Stranger Saves KCTV Photog From Flood Waters

DMA 31 (KANSAS CITY)

Mike Cukyne Tapped As KCTV-KSMO VP-GM

Meredith adds leadership of its CBS-MNT duopoly in Kansas City to the portfolio of the group’s SVP of digital media.

DMAS 31 & 9

KCTV News Director Larry Perret To WGCL

The news director at Meredith CBS affiliate in Kansas City takes the same position at Meredith’s Atlanta CBS outlet.

Ex-KCTV Meteorologist Running Plumbing Business

DMA 31

Longtime Kansas City Weatherman John Yates Dies

DMA 31 (KANSAS CITY)

KCTV Names Larry Perret News Director

The former news director at KTVX Salt Lake City is tapped to head journalism at Meredith’s Kansas City CBS affiliate, succeeding Blaise Labbe who left in July.

DMA 31 (KANSAS CITY)

Kelly Jones Is Out At KCTV Kansas City

DMAS 31 & 40

Meredith Names New GMs In KC, Las Vegas

Darrin McDonald moves from KVUU Las Vegas to head KCTV-KSMO Kansas City and is succeeded by KVVU general sales manager, Todd Brown.

DMA 31 (KANSAS CITY)

Bobby Totsch Out As KCTV General Manager

VP-General Manager Robert G. (Bobby) Totsch is gone from Meredith Corp.’s Kansas City CBS affiliate KCTV. “Bobby is no longer with the station,” wrote Art Slusark, Meredith’s VP-chief communications officer in a memo. “We did not renew his contract. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

DMA 31 (KANSAS CITY)

KC Stations Opt For Local Over Nets In A.M.

Both KSHB and KCTV have replaced network programmingin favor of their own local lifestyle shows at  9 or 10 a.m.

DMA 31 (KANSAS CITY)

KCTV May Go Dark On Time Warner Cable

The Meredith CBS affiliate in Kansas City warned views on Friday that its contract with the cable company will expire at midnight Wednesday — and that negotiations are not going well.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/07/20/3715532/now-kctv-5-may-go-dark-on-time.html#storylink=cpy

DIGITAL DMAS

McClatchy, KCTV Lead in Digital Kansas City

In a market where media outlets have eschewed sensationalism in favor of serious and investigative journalism, McClatchy Newspapers’ Kansas City Star not only leads in online traffic, but has created two dozen spinoff sites, targeted to topics like high school sports, local pets, politics and religion. Meredith’s KCTV5.com ranks second in traffic, thanks in part to the station’s award-winning investigative reports.

DMA 31

Kansas City Stations’ Footage Subpoened

A grand jury issued subpoenas Monday to all the market’s network affiliates —  KCTV, WDAF, KMBC and KSHB — requesting any raw footage of interviews with missing infant Lisa Irwin’s family, friends or neighbors.

Meteorologist Chris Suchan Heads For KCTV

DMA 31

Katie Horner’s Stormy Tenure At KCTV Is Ending