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Friday, April 30, 2010

Notes From the Newsroom: 4/30/10

By Frank Macek

Time for another behind the scenes look at what's going on behind the scenes at the WKYC Digital Broadcast Center.

Our best wishes to Michael O'Mara who leaves Channel 3 News to become Vice President at Hennes Paynter Communications - a crisis management company. Mike started his news career on March 14th, 1977 and winds it up today, April 30th, 2010. We'll definitely miss Mike's journalistic experience and flair.

May sweeps are underway. Sweeps started Thursday and run through Wednesday, May 26th. Channel 3 has a "Must See" May all planned for you. So be watching.

The Director's Cut Blog has learned that Fox 8 will become a news competitor with a 7 p.m. newscast launching soon. We certainly welcome the competition. But remember Fox 8, Monica and Eric play hard and we'll be playing to win. Remember the 7 PM Anchor Olympics? Bring it on!

The April sweeps period was another good one for Channel 3 News. We continue #1 at 5 a.m., 6 a.m. 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. in the all important demos of adults 25-54. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno also held solid at #1 since Jay rejoined the show as host after the Olympics.

The Director's Cut Blog will be switching over to a new blogging platform, so our blog may not get updated for the next several days. We hope to be back soon. Until that time, we'll be posting updates on our Facebook page @ http://www.facebook.com/frank.macek and on Twitter @ http://www.twitter.com/fmacek. If you haven't friended us or aren't following us, please do so. You don't want to miss anything.

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