Rusty Talks to Media Titans Neil Budde and Glenn Haygood

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Neil Budde, the new executive editor of the Courier-Journal, joins the Rusty show to talk about the future of the local newspaper — and he’s optimistic. Neil, a WKU graduate in his second stint at Sixth and Broadway, says the paper’s focus on digital products, the addition of USA Today to the daily paper and the hiring of new reporters signals potentially the bottoming out of bad news involving the paper.

Glenn Haygood, on the other hand, is always good for a positive quote or two about how well the #1 ratings station is doing in town. Haygood, who’s been at WLKY for six years, was also the only local who was happy to see the University of Central Florida, his alma mater, win Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium this year.

In a busy week, I did Christmas parties, listened to Greg Stumbo diss the chances of new hemp legislation, and lamented the death of Nicholas Brody on Homeland. Just another great episode with the Most Interesting People in the ‘Ville.

And yes, the Rusty Satellite show t-shirts are in. if you want one.