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Mixed Notes - Aug. 11

By Rich Heldenfels Published: August 11, 2012

The Olympics are almost over and for some viewers that means ... "Dr. Phil" is coming back.

WKYC bumped the show from its late afternoon slot during the Olympics, not least so it games audience could lead into an early newscast (and maybe come back to the news when the games were over). I've received several calls asking if Phil was gone for good; he's not. WKYC's schedule has him back on Monday, and a station rep assured me that he will be back for a new season in the fall.

Also Monday, WKYC retools its midday lineup, dumping the traditional newscast and "Good Company" to make room for "Live on Lakeside." the station described the new show this way: "Hosted by Hollie Strano and Michael Cardamone, the new show will be a mix of news, weather, entertainment, lifestyle and advertiser friendly segments. Airing from 11a.m. – 12:30p.m., the show will also feature News Anchor Amanda Barren, Meteorologists Bruce Kalinowski and Marcus Walter, Arts, Culture and Entertainment Reporter Karina Mitchell, Lifestyle and Features Reporters Joe Cronauer and Desiray McCray, “Ways To Save” Anchor Matt Granite and a host of other contributors."

Looks as if Couch Burner is the successor to Howie Chizek. Story, with an abundance of comments already, is here. 

Watching some of the Browns game on Friday night, I loved Bernie Kosar's comments. He expects players to do their jobs right, and expresses his displeasure when they don't. Also, as I said on Twitter, he sounds like Bill Murray in "Caddyshack." When the Browns came back for their win, I really wanted Kosar to say "Cinderella Story."



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