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Sports show in Kentucky apology for "hot mic" incident

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Central-KY-Kid, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/WYMT-apologizes-for-Sports-Overtime-incident-278407511.html
    "WYMT apologizes for Sports Overtime incident | Posted: Tue 2:14 PM, Oct 07, 2014
    WYMT would like to address an issue that came up during our Sports Overtime broadcast on Friday, October 3rd.
    We would like to address an issue that came up during our Sports Overtime broadcast on Friday, October 3rd.
    A statement could be heard from the anchors at the end of one of the commercial breaks regarding one school's inability to beat certain schools from Northern Kentucky.
    The anchor's microphones were turned on when they were supposed to be off.
    "The incident was a careless mistake on my part, and I apologize to anyone who felt offended or as though they were the target of what was said. It was said in a casual conversation with no intent to belittle or poke fun at any Eastern Kentucky school. We as a sports department, and as a station, take great pride in covering all 43 high school football teams in Eastern/Southeastern Kentucky and have worked hard to develop strong relationships with each of those schools. While some programs may be more successful, we do not value any one program more than the others, and always pull for all area teams to go as far as they can in the postseason," said WYMT Sports Director Josh McKinney.
    "I can assure you that our sports team regrets and has learned from the mistake that was made. We are taking steps to make sure this never happens again. Meanwhile, we will continue to provide coverage of ALL mountain football teams that you will not see anywhere else." said WYMT News Director Steve Hensley.
    Again, we regret the mistake that was made and will continue to work hard to be your source for local news, weather and sports."

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