Tuesday, September 04, 2007

4 days and counting...

I started my first day at "the new KSPR" today.
It was awesome!
I think a lot of people will like the changes that we're going to bring to the market. I'm not sure if I can talk about them yet, but we've set up some really cool agreements with other community leaders/magazines/professionals...

Anyway, the launch date is 9-9-07.
You'll see us on-air for the first time at 10pm.
Watch it or else!!

The station's got a lot of young, agressive reporters.
At the same time, we bring a lot of seasoned journalists to the table, too...starting with Joe and Christine...then behind the scenes with our news director, Brad Belote (formerly my executive producer at KY3) and Ron Davis...former print reporter, former editor of 417 magazine, the creator of the chatter blog, etc...

Anyway, aside from everything being new in my life, I went to the park during Labor Day.
It was, in a way, a first...
we rode our bikes to Aunt Martha's Pancake House,
and then took off for Nathaniel Greene Park.
When we got there, we played catch and fed the ducks.
We saw some weird looking ducks!

One tried to chase me, and it was scary.

Then, I almost killed Jim on the way back home because the bike ride no longer seemed like a good idea.

It was hot.

I had a headache.

It felt like we were 20 miles from home...and it was all uphill.

My head and my butt were really sore by the time we made it back to the Phelps Grove Park area, where we live...

and it wasn't pretty.


Anonymous said...

Good luck in your new job, Michelle.

FYI, the 417 magazine that Ron Davis "founded" (he was the first hired editor, he never owned the thing) was similar only in name to the 417 that thrives today. His 417 was totally different in content, and the magazine never succeeded until Gary Whitaker (former GM of KSPR, by the way) bought it and turned it into the gold mine it is today.

Mike said...

Great story Michelle. I look forward to seeing you on the new KSPR. I wish you the best and I think you are making a good move.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Probably not my best entry but I appreciate you checking it out.

Michelle said...

Thanks, I'll change that to "first-hired editor"!

Emily said...

All of our meetings have made me so excited. It's been a long time since I've seen so much enthusiasm in one newsroom. You're right I think we have a great mix of experience and go get em' attitudes. I'm excited to see what we can do!! I almost want to start a blog about it...but I'm waayyyy behind on blogging!

Jason said...

I'm very anxious to see what happens with the "new" KSPR. I've seen Ron's work and been impressed with it.

I haven't been a follower of KY3 news so I'm not very familiar with your work so I'm looking forward to seeing your skills in action.

Sniderman said...

mmmmm hmmmmm

see you friday.

Amy - Gentlewhisper.com said...

Awesome Michelle! I may actually have to turn my TV on tomorrow night and watch KSPR. Tell Ron that Amy at GentleWhisper says hi... and ask him where I can get some sublime meatloaf.

[P.S. Anonymous... I kinda liked the original 417...]

Anonymous said...

How am I the first person to mention the bike ride? I'm proud you stuck it out and loved the pic at the end. :) I should just sign in huh? Anonymously Leigh :)