I get many, many questions e-mailed, called and tweeted into me every week. Here are some of the more common questions and my responses.
What happened to Blake Smith?--While we are disappointed Blake is leaving KAKE, he isn't leaving the Wichita area. Blake decided to make a career change, and will teach Geoscience in the Maize school district. Blake comes from a family of teachers and the kids will soon find out that Blake is a great educator.
When is KAKE going to broadcast its news in HD?--That would be the $64,000 question, but the price tag is much, much higher. Converting to high definition requires changing virtually everything you see on KAKE News--from the cameras, to the weather graphics to editors. It is not an inexpensive proposition. Our parent company also has to make the transition at more than 30 stations. The bottom line is the wheels are in motion, but we can not give you a firm date as to when you'll see KAKE News in HD.
Why didn't you post my comments on kake.com?--The most common reason comments get rejected are personal attacks (name calling) on other kake.com users and inappropriate language. We are also seeing many comments that attack or question the victims of tragedies or their families. We don't want to add pain for people who may be suffering through the most painful experience of their lives. Our goals for comments on kake.com are simple--to give you a voice and to advance the conversation.
That's all for now. Keep those e-mails, calls, comments and tweets coming.