Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Kansas City Awards Season Starts With Drastically Scaled Down Pitch 'Best Of' Issue

They're working with a skeleton crew at The Pitch but still managed to do and EXCELLENT JOB with this year's 'Best Of' Issue that's proudly being forwarded among local social media denizens.

Because nobody but retirees, hobos, manic-depressives and people too lazy to train their dogs take the time to look at the print edition . . .

Most readers don't know that this year's 'Best Of' offering from The Pitch is one of their smallest issues ever. 

Don't worry, TKC doesn't fall into any of those categories, I'm painting my mom's basement TKC GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS and I needed something cheap free for the trim.

But I digress . . .

Long, long ago there controversy about pay-for-play Pitch write-ups which only really mattered to the obsessive-compulsive types who have been left behind by the current media epoch where EVERYTHING IS A COMMERCIAL . . . Hell, this whole blog is nothing more than a promo for day when TKC leaves it all behind to sing the blues on street corners and walk the Earth like Caine from Kung-Fu.

But I digress once again . . .

The point here is that once-a-year advertorial is an old school idea and smarter publishing outlets are now immersed in native ads, digital interstitial eye candy and outright sponsored content.

Meanwhile, we still have some affinity for the Pitch prizes just to remind Kansas City of its movers and shakers before everybody with a mobile phone became the biggest celebrity in the world.

Of course the people and places category is our fave and there's no blogger reference wherein two nobodies compete with KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY which is now much more active, influential and AWESOME than the people who still read the Pitch.

Still, take a look at some notables who really do deserve recognition . . .

Best Twitter Personality

Best Local Radio Show
Dana & Parks
Church of Lazlo
Afentra’s Big Fat Morning Buzz | Johnny Dare Morning Show (tie)

Best Local TV News Station
KMBC Channel 9 (ABC)
KSHB Channel 41 (NBC Action News)
WDAF Channel 4 (Fox)

Best Local TV News Personality
Gary Lezak
Kris Ketz
Mark Alford

Best Radio Personality
Scott Parks
Johnny Dare | Afentra (tie)

Question for tonight . . .


Either way, hopefully we'll be back for the morning update with all kinds of BREAKING/EXCLUSIVE news, discussion, debate and discourse.



Anonymous said...

TK, johnny dare has bigger ratings than Lazlo, Parks and Afentra put together.

What a crazy list.

But I do like Fake Ned. That dude is FUNNY.

He is the 10th man for the royals!

Anonymous said...

Fake Ned IS New Media's best!

Greedo said...

What's he gonna do when Ned Yost leaves?

Anonymous said...

Best Comedy Club
Improv KC
Stanford & Sons
KC Improv’s Kick Comedy Theater

Glazer claims to have the number one comedy club place in the United States. As always the people of Kansas City don't agree with the loser.

The Improv Rocks

Anonymous said...

Best blog: TKC

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^^ Agree

Byron Funkhouser said...

The biggest racists on this blog, & the nominees are Dave Larsen, Chuck *the kid with no last name), & Crazy Clown.

And the winner is:


No one stays as focused on their agenda of racial hatred as Chuck does. As the Era of the White Man's Hegemony on this continent comes to a thankful end, look for his, & the other Klan Members, rhetoric to become more & more insane.

Like most racists he has become a Republican & a Trump Supporter. At this point, only racists are voting for him. He is the last Great White Hope, & they know it, & they're running scared.

Anonymous said...

So many names so many snarky comments to be made, I'll pass

Anonymous said...

Best elected official: Heather Hall!

Anonymous said...

Dana & Parks is terrible. After Mike left it has been all downhill.

Anonymous said...

I like your thoughts about native advertising Tony, I think you're hinting that you're skeptical of it all.

Check out a recent essay by Jeff Jarvis that takes on the new trend in the online marketing game:

Native Advertising: Another False Messiah?

It seems like we're coming full circle and advertisers are looking for the next new toy. Renewal rates for advertorials are falling and there is increased competition from media companies. This puts the pressure back on publishers. I don't know if the Pitch is going to figure this out but I do notice that they've been far less controversial over the past few years and that is most certainly a result of their ad sales hurting.

We need to think about the future of media in KC and how we can continue to watchdog our city.

Anonymous said...

I like Scott, they should really try a news AND sports show to really showcase his talents. Sometimes he seems bored with some of these topics. Give him news and talk to take to and which him get an even bigger audience.

Anonymous said...

They left off that weatherman on KMBC with the fucked up hair.
Looking at that dude when you are stoned is fucked up.

Anonymous said...

Gary Lezak as the area's best personality?
A legend in his own mind.
Of course, the competition isn't too stiff.
What a cow town!

Anonymous said...

THE Worst person alive today in KC- Mark Alford..Hands Down.

That's after eliminating most killer's and all rapist's

Anonymous said...

Best scam = Streetcar.

Can't Believe This Shit said...

Best sheep fucking troll from West Virgina...........Bryon Funkhouser

Don't like us here in Kansas City asshole? Then may I suggest you stay the fuck away.

Anonymous said...

6:43---Gayzaks competition may not be too stiff bt I'll bet his husband is.

Anonymous said...

RE: ..for the day when TKC leaves it all behind to sing the blues on street corners and walk the Earth like Caine from Kung-Fu.

Grasshopper, snatch the pebble from my hand.

When one eye is fixed on the destination, you have only one eye to search for the way. – Caine

To know nature is to put oneself in perfect harmony with the universe. Heaven and earth are one. So must we seek a discipline of mind and body within ourselves. – Caine

When your enemy is weak, you must make him strong. To destroy that enemy, you must first glorify his power. – Caine

There are two strengths… the strength of the body and the strength of the spirit. The body is the arrow. The spirit is the bow. You must learn to use the strength of the spirit. – Caine

Master Kan: All life is sacred. Thus the joining together of man and woman is always honored. Apart there is no life. But from such union, life may proceed.
Caine: Then life must be always defended.
Master Kan: The thorn defends the rose. It harms only those who would steal the blossom from the plant.

Once mighty waters hurdled themselves against rock. And from these two harsh strengths came this most gentle sand. – Caine

A worker is known by his tools…. a shovel for a man who digs…. an axe for a woodsman. A gun is not a tool for peace. – Caine

Life is a corridor and death merely a door. – Caine

Anonymous said...

Hottest ex-traffic reporter & jock sniffer: Kacie McDonnell