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Colin Mayfield from Louisville's WLKY-TV will join WLWT-TV's "News 5 Today" anchor team in January, when morning anchor Mark Hayes moves to evenings.

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Branden Frantz, former general sales manager at WXIX-TV (Channel 19), will succeed Richard Dyer as WLWT-TV president and general manager Jan. 1.

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WLWT-TV President Richard Dyer is leaving Cincinnati to be president and general manager of WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C., his home town.

Jerry Springer Show

On this date in TVKiese History, Jerry Springer made his sitcom debut on Fox Broadcasting's "Married… With Children" on Nov. 14, 1993.

At the time, Springer was a little known daytime talk host, just starting his third season in national syndication.

WCPO-TV

The TV ratings "sweeps" period starts Thursday Oct. 27 with still no WCPO-TV news director after eight months, and no WKRC-TV chief meteorologist to replace Tim Hedrick who died six months ago.

Why the delay? Here's what the TV bosses say, and a look at what else you need to know about local news during November sweeps:

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Jerry Springer's "Tales, Tunes & Tomfoolery" podcast taped in Ludlow is now available on Westwood One’s Podcast and On-Demand platform.

Springer, a former Cincinnati mayor and WLWT-TV news anchor, comes back here weekly to record the show at the Folk School Coffee Parlor, 332 Elm St., Ludlow.

Mike Martini

Judy Perkins (Sinclair), the last of the original "Midwestern Hayride" stars, will be remembered at a memorial service 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Maple Knoll Village Chapel, 11100 Springfield Pike, Springdale.

Perkins died Sept. 9 at 92.

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Who'da thunk it? Be honest, how many of you thought Jerry Springer's daytime talk show, which premiered Sept. 30, 1991, on five TV stations, would last long enough to mark its 25th anniversary today.

Not me. I was recently reminded that when I reviewed the premiere, I recommended that Jerry not give up his "desk job" anchoring WLWT-TV's news.

Mike Martini

Judy Perkins was best known for WLWT-TV's "Midwestern Hayride" country music show, but she also enjoyed the national country music spotlight.

Perkins, who died Sept. 9 at 92, was a cast member of Eddy Arnold's national "Checkerboard Jamboree" morning radio show from Nashville's Andrew Jackson Hotel in 1947, and appeared on legacy radio stations WLS in Chicago, KMOX in St. Louis, WLAC in Nashville and WIBC in Indianapolis.

Courtesy Rich Jaffe

A couple of things to know about WKRC-TV's Rich Jaffe -- and what made him one of the city's best TV reporters -- before he retires Wednesday:

HE STARTED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER: Jaffe first worked in television at WLWT-TV as a photographer, so he knows how to tell a story in words and pictures. Jaffe also shot news at WKRC-TV in the mid 1970s, often paired with Howard Ain. He left Channel 12 just before the 1977 Beverly Hills Supper Club story.

Ken Fouts

Longtime Reds fans will recognize the name Lou Rainone, producer-director of Reds games when WLWT-TV (Channel 5) was the Reds flagship station until the mid 1990s.

Rainone died last week in Colorado at age 78, after a five-year battle with Alzheimer' disease.

Weil Funeral Home

Don Dahlman, who turned Dayton radio talk host Phil Donahue into a TV phenomenon, died Friday, two days short of his 98th birthday.

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At 21, Jac Collinsworth will be one of NBC's youngest reporters ever covering the Summer Olympics. But don't expect any father-son moments with Jac and Cris Collinsworth from Rio de Janeiro on NBC's Facebook Live stream, Twitter or the NBC TV network.  

"He's done Olympics for like 97 years, and I finally get this, and he's not going to be there! I'm a little bummed," says Jac by phone from the family's Fort Thomas home. 

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Rod Serling's first Cincinnati TV drama, "The Keeper of the Chair," aired on WKRC-TV's "The Storm" drama series 65 years ago, on July 10, 1951.

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Well, that was quick!

A month after WLWT-TV welcomed back Alison Montoya, Channel 5 announced that she'll be replaced as "News 5 Today Weekend" anchor.

Jonathan Hawgood

When I asked "News 5 Today" weekend morning anchor if he wanted to thank viewers who had watched him for 13 years on WLWT-TV, he emailed me a photo of him blowing a kiss and wrote that the "ramblings of an old news anchor don't amount to a hill of beans in this old world…"

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After a two-year absence to raise her infant daughter, Alison Montoya will return to WLWT-TV to replace Jonathan Hawgood as Saturday morning anchor.

Hawgood, the "News 5 Today Weekend" anchor for nearly 10 years, is "retiring" from  TV news to "focus full-time on his business interests," the station announcement says.

Provided by Clyde Haehnle

Veteran broadcasting engineer and executive Clyde Haehnle will be honored Friday when the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting names its new meeting and exhibit space Clyde Haehnle Hall.

Haehnle, 93, a VOA Museum board member, has been a huge supporter of the museum effort at the VOA's Bethany Relay Station, where he worked as a University of Cincinnati electrical engineering co-op for Crosley Broadcasting. Crosley built the facility in 1942-44 during World War II.

Provided / Jim LaBarbara

That vacant red brick building at Ninth & Elm Streets downtown bought by Kroger recently was once the studios for WLW-AM’s Jim LaBarbara, Rich King and James Francis Patrick O’Neill, and WLWT-TV’s Peter Grant, Gene Randall, Phil Samp and meteorologist Tony Sands.

For about 20 years, the COMEX building housed WLW’s radio operations and TV news across the street from WLW headquarters at Crosley Square, now the Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy-Armleder campus.

From the mid 1950s until 1976, people could sometimes watch WLW TV newscasts or radio shows through the huge plate glass windows and hear via outdoor speakers. Channel 5 viewers also saw announcer Bill Myers and DJ Jim “The Music Professor” LaBarbara do weather from the building’s roof.

Meghan Mongillo

With February sweeps ending Wednesday, viewers soon will start seeing local TV news changes.

Again WKRC-TV was first for all local weekday newscasts in the Nielsen overnight household ratings in sweeps (Feb. 4-March 2).

WLWT-TV finished second at 6-7 a.m., 5-6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. WXIX-TV was third 6-7 a.m., and first for local news at 10 p.m. (tying Channel 5’s 11 p.m. audience with a 4.7 rating, or 39,193 TV homes). WCPO-TV was fourth 6-7 a.m., and third in the evening for Channel 9's new Craig McKee-Tanya O’Rourke team that debuted in January.

Now get ready for these moves:

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