Cincinnati Television

Courtesy WLWT-TV

That was quick. Weekend morning meteorologist Ashley Brown has left WLWT-TV after only 15 months.

WLWT-TV has posted two openings: One for a meteorologist, and another for an anchor-reporter, even though Channel 5 hired anchor-reporter Ashley Kirklen last month.

Meg Hanrahan Media

As a kid, Meg Hanrahan loved family vacations in Shawnee State Park, where she roamed the lush forests of Southern Ohio. Maybe you did too. Or love to do it today.

Then you need to set the DVR for A Force For Nature: Lucy Braun airing 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, on WCET-TV.

Sara Dorio / Courtesy HGTV

Here's a "before and after" look at HGTV's "Urban Oasis" home in Oakley to be given away in a sweepstakes starting Monday, Oct 1.

Courtsey MeTV

On this day 40 years ago, America was introduced to Dr. Johnny Fever, The Big Guy, Venus Flytrap, newsman Les Nessman, sexy receptionist Jennifer Marlow and the crazy WKRP in Cincinnati gang when the sitcom premiered on CBS at 8 p.m. on Sept. 18, 1978. It aired for four seasons (1978-82).

Baby, have you ever wondered, wondered what happened if we never met them living on the air in Cincinnati, Cincinnati WKRP?

Here are 40 reasons to celebrate the beloved sitcom's 40th anniversary:

Courtesy Kathrine Nero

"This was a blindside," says Kathrine Nero, WCPO-TV's Good Morning Tri-State anchor who was let go by WCPO-TV Monday.

NBCUniversal

Multiple entertainment news websites are reporting that the "Jerry Springer Show" has stopped production after 27 seasons.

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Cincinnati Public Radio's WVXU-FM and WGUC-FM are looking for new studios in anticipation of the eventual demolition of the Crosley Telecommunications Center.

CBK Media Management

Kyle Inskeep from Indianpolis' WXIN-TV will take over Brad Johansen's old anchor shifts starting the week of June 18.

CBS Television

WKRP will be living on the air in Cincinnati again starting April 2.

Dr. Johnny Fever, Venus Flytrap, and Les Nessman from the beloved CBS sitcom (1978-82) will be seen in reruns on Me TV, the classic television network broadcast by WLWT on Channel 5.2.

Cincinnati Reds

Great news for Reds fans! All 162 Reds games will be televised by Fox Sports Ohio (FSO) this year, for the first time in Reds history. 

FSO also says UC/Bengals radio voice Dan Hoard and former Reds pitcher Sam LeCure will be part of FSO's pregame, in-game and postgame programming.

John Kiesewetter

Larry Smith, who entertained thousands of kids with his Hattie the Witch, Teaser the Mouse, Snarfie R. Dog and Nasty Ole Thing puppets, died Monday. He was 79.

Smith's puppet show was the first program broadcast by WXIX-TV in 1968, and helped make Channel 19 the nation's highest-rated independent station in a year.

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Fans of former WKRC-TV meteorologist Michelle Boutillette are lighting up the web over her return to  Channel 12 on weekends.

How else can I explain that my July 2015 story, "Michelle Boutillette Returns To WKRC-TV Newscasts,"  was trending on our website 2-1/2 years later?

John Kiesewetter / Procter & Gamble

Congratulations to Procter & Gamble, which swept the top Super Bowl commercials, according to ADWEEK.

"Tide, which aired four brilliant commercials across four quarters… easily won the night with the best campaign," ADWEEK wrote. 

ABC

They're back! Low-power WKRP TV (Channel 25) has added two networks from sister station WOTH-TV (Channel 20), which stopped broadcasting Tuesday.

John Kiesewetter

Another year down the tubes! Here's a look at 2017 TV/Media/Radio/Movies stories of 2017 from A to Z:

A is for abolishing the area's admired Adult Album Alternative (Triple A) station, WNKU-FM.

Provided / WLWT-TV

Mississippi native Allison Rogers has been hired by WLWT-TV as weekend meteorologist to replace Erik Zarnitz, who left in October.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

WCPO-TV will celebrate Fiona the baby hippo. an "adorable underdog," with a one-hour special Thursday, Dec. 21.

John Kiesewetter

Uncle Al, Gary Burbank, Skipper Ryle, Jim Scott, the Q102 Morning Zoo, Bob Shreve, Bob Braun, Ruth Lyons, WEBN's Jelly Pudding, the Cool Ghoul and "WKRP in Cincinnati" are "Living on the Air" in a wonderfully nostalgic display at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County downtown through January.

If you're heading downtown over the holidays, plan on spending an hour gazing at the Cincinnati TV and radio displays on the first and third floors at the main public library, 800 Vine Street.

Provided by WCET-TV

"Cincinnati LEEDs The Nation," a documentary about the innovative design of Cincinnati Police District 3 headquarters in Western Hills, premieres 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 on WCET-TV (Channel 48).

Provided by Rusty McClure

Crosley historian and author Rusty McClure gives a uniquely personal look at Cincinnati's Crosley manufacturing and broadcasting empire Friday, Nov. 10, at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting on Tylersville Road in West Chester Township.

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