Saturday, October 14, 2017
TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY TV LEGEND FRED BROSKI AUTOBIOGRAPHY OFFERS EPIC INSIGHT INTO EVOLVING LOCAL MEDIA!!!
As Kansas City recovers from severe weather tonight, we take a moment to look back at one of the most influential people to shape the local media.
As a local TV legend, Fred Broski brought down home class and charm to millions of views over the years . . . But just as importantly, he fostered a real connection to the community.
He grew up on the East Side and worked his way up the local news system to become one of the most recognizable personalities in Kansas City.
He STILL gets stopped by strangers to this day asking about his life and times in the TV game as he continues to entertain fans of his work.
Mr. Broski recently penned a book on the subject of his life in local broadcasting and the work is getting rave reviews:
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This isn't a spoiler but after reading the book what's most impressive is a simple lesson: Mr. Broski worked tirelessly throughout his career and one of his keys to success was staying humble and never letting local celebrity go to his head.
Like it or not, the current TV news game is about egos and transient mini-celebs hoping to become famous on a national level. Most of them don't care about the towns on which they report, never stay long and don't understand the people and communities served by local news outlets.
Again, and to this day, Fred Broski remains someone who is deeply connected to the people of Kansas City.
His book offers an amazing glimpse of the media game in KCMO and for those who read very closely, there are so many AMAZING personal and professional stories that define the people and players who influence and still work behind the scenes to this day.
Read more about the autobiography here: Sunshine, Strikes & Spares by Fred Broski
And on this still rainy night, we dedicate our playlist to one of the all-time class-acts in Kansas City Television, Fred Broski:
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night . . .