Monday, September 11, 2006

BEARDED BEASON BEATS BASS IN BAND

Our spies at Bluesfest spotted former KY3 anchor Tony Beason and grabbed some scoop. Beason retired from the station and promptly pulled a Johnny Carson, staying clear of any media appearances.

What's he been doing? Playing bass in a band with his wife -- and giving the razor a rest. "He had a beard," our spies report. "A pretty good one, too." Nothing like ZZ Top, but certainly much more than a scrawny tangle.

Good for him.

Speaking of KY3, we hear the old on-air set has been gobbled up by City Utilities; the energy company will rehab the set and use it for their own communications projects.

One other local media note while we're at it. Our little post on the departure of News-Leader reporter Jenny Fillmer certainly struck a nerve, lanced a boil, released the hounds. Nearly 70 comments now grace the post, and man, it's good -- albeit bittersweet -- reading. Sweet because sometimes the media need tweaking. Bitter because several people from our era at the News-Leader still survive in that place, and in spite of the crap they endure, they try to thrive.

Got scoop on the local media? Drop us an e-mail and dish.

52 comments:

Cowboy Yoda said...

Scoop I have for you.
Care not about the local media I do.
Find it odd I do the fascination there is with newspeople.
Watch or read the news for the NEWS does not anyone?

Michelle said...

Tony Beason and Jenny Filmer have one more journalist on their team...Ky3 Crime Reporter Laurie Patton is leaving after 8 years. She is an incredible force within our newsroom, and she will be deeploy missed. She's also my best friend...I've posted a link on my blog about her, if you want to drop a line..
http://michellesherwood.blogspot.com

Is that considered scoop? By the way, I love Tony B and Carrie. Her new CD is incredible. I listen to it all the time.

michelle said...

I meant deeply. not Deeploy what ever that means.

By the way, LP's last day is Friday.

John Stone said...

Yeah ... it's good that drummers don't have to talk and try to pronounce Abu Garibe ... or any name in the phonebook ... I am having a brainfart and can't remember my foavorite Beason name pronounciation ... let's have a contest to remind me.

Anonymous said...

I checked out Michelle's blog. In her profile she mentioned that her boyfriend is HOT. Isn't Michelle dating Jerry Jacob? I saw him this summer arm-in-arm with an Asian lady at a Springfield Cardinals game. She had on very large sunglasses so I was not sure on the identity. Anyone else know?

notafinga said...

Headline: Bearded Beason blunted beats big bass at Bluesfest.

Chattering classes go boffo.

Anonymous said...

For sure not JJ she's dating a really talented photographer named Jim VanDillen

Anonymous said...

Michelle is HOT. I'll be her boyfriend.

Anonymous said...

Laurie totally rocks, the station is going to be all the worse for it. Who is going to do real investigative work now? I know she was trained by Dennis Graves and she is really old school. The newer reporters just try to pass off consumer crap as 'investigation'.

Michelle said...

Um, WE DON'T ALL LOOK ALIKE!
:)

My post was about Laurie, not my love life. Jerry's Asian girlfriend is way cute, smart, funny, and Asian, and I am not his girlfriend.

notafinga said...

And then chater turned into high school.

Anonymous said...

Yea!

Anonymous said...

Isn't JJ dating Norma Champion?

Anonymous said...

Some one seems a bit sensitive about their appearance ...

mit said...

Is the Chatter typist still screening this stuff?

DocLarry said...

Wait, why was Tony Beason hitting a fish?

no clue said...

It's the Ozarks, honey...everyone thinks all Asians look alike. We're all dumb rednecks. I don't think you're being sensitive about your apprearance.

notafinga said...

That's what all the kids are doing nowadays.

brittany said...

Whoa, ya'll. According to V.D.J. this morning, it's "Orientals".

Anonymous said...

All I said was that Jerry was "with an Asian lady." I thought I was being nice with that describtion. I could have provided other specifics in regard to shape, size., etc ...

I didn't say "you all" look alike. I saw them front 25 yards away and it was pretty quick. Plus, it was a little hard to see much of her face with the large sunglasses.

I was just asking ... those inner office/media relationships can be tricky.

lisa ling said...

1) Who's VDJ?
2) Is this person that ignorant?
3) I'm embarassed sometimes to live here.

notafinga said...

VDJ is a jackass right wing hack on hate talk 104.1, yes he is that ignorant. Is he now waging war against orient-o-facism. The unrelenting onslaught of radical dinnerware?

Anonymous said...

Back to Laurie
I know for a fact the city of Springfield would have covered up the missing money (as in insider)but, she found out about it. They called in a the press girl on her day off to lessen the impact. How scary is that? Now she's leaving and the city and all of the cronies will basically have their way. We should just call it Finneyville now and get it over with.

Anonymous said...

Who's going to take over the crime beat now?

Anonymous said...

Anon 436: Finneyville? Who the hell is Finney? Oh, you must mean Tom Finnie, the retired city manager. Funny, but you and VD(J) suffer from the same inability to spell Finnie's last name. Hmmm...

Your sexism is showing, too. "Press girl," eh?

RON DAVIS said...

Is the Chatter typist still screening this stuff?

MIT: Screening? I'm still trying to get through the comments on the Jenny Fillmer post.

Cowboy Yoda said...

Want to talk about NEWS does anyone?
Find interesting this story I do:

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14704366/

Or, spend more time exchanging anchor dating gossip we could.

Care not anymore do I.

Cowboy Yoda said...

Part one of that report is here:
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14686871/

Anonymous said...

So who's Lisa Myers dating?

MrsThurstonHowell said...

I heard she's dating Tony Beason, or a large mouth bass.

Anonymous said...

Better a large mouth bass than a barge mouth lass.........

Anonymous said...

I like Finnieville. I would actually love to put up a statue in city plaza of Tom. At the the base it would read..."Open Government is good Government" to be followed by
Salus populi suprema lex esto" Although we should have someone spell check that last part.
Someone get the state seal.

Anonymous said...

But I don't like Ex Lax in my Pesto.

Anonymous said...

Does PETA know about the beared Beason beating a bass? Has anyone asked Norma Champion about abusing fish for fun?

Oh, I did see Ethan Forhetz and Sara Sheffield holding hands as they exited Target one Friday night not too long ago...

Anonymous said...

Are you sure that wasn't Ethan and some other "white lady," maybe Norma Champion?

Anonymous said...

Not to state the obvious but, shouldn't we be concerned when a good, solid journalist leaves a job in our community? Not who they're dating.


P.S. I heard Laurie's husband is a middle school teacher not that that is NEARLY as important as a news reader.

Anonymous said...

What in the world is going on???

Anonymous said...

Anon 216: Ask Norma Champion about anything, you won't get an answer. She lets the puppets do all the talking and thinking.

Cowboy Yoda said...

There is....another...Sky...walker.

Desdinova the Eternal Light said...

Let me clear all of this up.

1) Jerry Jacobs in not dating Michelle Sherwood. I've seen Jerry's girlfriend and she looks nothing like Michelle Sherwood.
2)Ethan Forhetz IS NOT dating Sara Sheffield. He is also NOT dating Aunt Norma or Skinny or Rusty. However, he DOES look like Gordon Tracy of the Thunderbirds. Check it out:
http://www.thunderbirdsonline.com/site/characterprofiles/index.html

3)(Some of you can see this comming up I-44, so if it offends you please don't read it) VDJ is short for Vincent David John Jacob Jingle Himerschmit Shotenkirk Shimmy Shimmy Ko-ko Bop Ramma
Lama Ding Dong Do Wah Diddy Diddy Gidyup Ooomp Pompa Oooomp Pompa Mow Mow Hiyo Silver Away Banana Fanna Fo Fanna De Doo Doo Doo De Da Da Da (That's all I want to
say to you)Gabba Gabba Hey Gabba Hey (Now you're one of us) two all-beef patties special sauce lettuce cheese pickles onion on a sesame seed bun, Itsy Bittsy Tiny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Jericho Joiner-Kersee Sammy Davis Junior. He is a loud mouthed and rather paranoid morning talk show host on KSGF am-fm. I'll bet Lisa and Jamie on KTXR could KICK HIS ASS ALL OVER SPRINGBURG! Just my opinion. Desdinova the Eternal Light.

Anonymous said...

Well, they may not be dating but I watch KY3 everyday- I know who they are and they were definately together. And trust me, if Norma Champion was wearing the dress Sheffield was the night I saw them, I would still be blind!

Anonymous said...

You guys are totally wrong. Not only are sara and ethan dating...they've been engaged for quite some time. Wedding set for April.

Anonymous said...

You are right about Forhetz's twin! Here's the link to the site:
http://www.thunderbirdsonline.com/site/characterprofiles/index.html

Anonymous said...

that's the funniest s%$@ I saw all day. heard his fiance likes the coach types and that she had a thing with her old boss.

Anonymous said...

Is anyone else worried that Yoda might just have died?
Weren't those his final words in Ep. V???

Anonymous said...

Glad to see Ron Davis site catching fire---doing a public service.

I saw Tony Beason after Dylan concert---he said good---different. Y the way the new Dylan is a must for people to get---I have bought records sine 8 years old---this is the only lp---cd I ever could not stop listening to.

Dylan really talks of life---getting older---the end and God---all in a happy way.
www.bobdylan.com

As far as Tony Beason---most of us love him---good posting sorry to see it head south.

As far as Huda goes---we need more press at City Hall---apartment Moratorium was almost story of the year until Millionaire Mayor stepped in at 11:55 to stand up for those renters---or builders!

The News-Leader---WELL!

DocLarry said...

Yoda can't die. He's a cowboy now! Hits a fish, retire he will. Die, never.

Anonymous said...

So this is why this town sucks it's filled with a bunch of knuckle headed idiots. You don't deserve people who care, I'd leave too.

Anonymous said...

"heard his fiance likes the coach types and that she had a thing with her old boss."

Wow.

By the way, did the thing with the HP and KY3 in Clinton ever blow over?

Anonymous said...

Darn ... I had a crush on Ethan ... now you say he's getting married.

About constant numbers of news people finding relationships inside?? Get out once in awhile.

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