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Introducing the 15 KSTV Semi-Finalists

Fifteen people are closer to living their lifelong dream of sitting on the KSTV set with Matt Jones. The list of aspiring television stars from Lexington, Louisville, and the internet has been narrowed down. 12 were selected by the online fan vote and three were hand picked by the KSTV staff.

Here are your 15 KSTV Semi-Finalists:

Will Chambers

Leslie Neely

Ron Chilton

Mary Kurapkat

Jason Thompson

Avery Browder

Tony Radden

Chase Lilly

Hays Cannon

Sam Moore

Chris Morris

Kyle Piercy

Ryan Dugan

Chris Edge

Tony Young

Each person will now audition in studio with Matt over the coming weeks. This time the lights will be brighter, the discussions will be deeper, and the contestants will be staring down the worst hair in the business.

Tune in to KSTV weeknights at 7:30pm and 11pm to see who has what it takes to ink that contract.

Good luck and thanks to all who auditioned!

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

33 Comments for Introducing the 15 KSTV Semi-Finalists



  1. Irishhooliganx
    5:40 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    Matt’s hair. Will it ever get any mercy?



  2. Birdman
    5:51 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    Ryan Dugan!



  3. Brinson
    5:52 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    Does anyone know Matt Jones’ email? I clicked on the link at the top of the page and nothing will happen. I asked this last week and had some idiot give me a smart ass remark. If someone will please help me I would greatly appreciate the matter.



  4. Old Man Dong
    6:26 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    Ron Chilton is a local radio guy from way back. Good to see him still active!



  5. Cats
    6:57 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink


  6. Goose Givens' 41 points
    7:19 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    disappointed no sexn or b psycho on that list



  7. Roland
    7:22 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    The vid for Chris Morris is unavailable on your facebook site.



  8. BillysDrPepper
    7:29 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    Chambers. Boo-Ya!



  9. Tony Radden
    7:31 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    Honored to have made it this far. Thanks to any of ya out there who may have voted my way. I’m comin for ya Matt.



  10. BigTuckDogg
    7:36 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    Chris Edge is about to kill it!!!



  11. Cats
    7:41 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    How come the comments always say there are alot more than there actually are. On the front page it says 10comments but when I open them I only see four? This happens all the time, anyone else?



  12. Buckets
    7:46 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    11 – It drives me crazy and happens all the time.
    No douchey U of L fans should win this competition. They shouldn’t even be in the competition.



  13. robshairgel
    7:49 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    This is crooked! Wildcat Corey should be in the fold!



  14. robshairgel
    7:49 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    This is crooked! Wildcat Corey should be in the fold!



  15. Hestkuk
    7:52 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    Ive noticed the comments problem is Chrome as well.



  16. BlueinLou
    8:03 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    Chambers has to be the favorite. Knows his stuff and bleeds blue. Would be nice to have someone who actually knows about sports on there



  17. Zach R
    8:49 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    I was one of the 20 from Lexington and was wondering if the total amount of votes for each person will be shown. Just curious to see how many people actually voted for me.



  18. RadioRon
    9:44 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    Hey..old man Dong!
    Thanks for remembering my radio days. I had 40 yrs. in broadcasting. I started listening to UK basketball in 1946…then while in Lexington radio I interviewed Coach Adolph Rupp and became acquainted with Pat Riley, Larry Conley, Thad Jaracz & the “Runts”. The KSTV audition process has been a “ball.”



  19. thenamerobdigity
    9:57 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    My vote is for Chambers



  20. Misspelled
    10:19 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    It’s Leslie Neeley, not Neely.



  21. woot woot
    10:33 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    I know Ryan Dugan! He has my vote. He is funny and passionate. A+ in my book.



  22. TheVig
    11:51 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    It’s not Dick Stalkers job to get robbed.



  23. ukblue
    12:12 am June 20, 2011 Permalink

    @#12. Matt has seemed like he doesn’t think the idea of having a U of L fan as his co-host was a bad idea. He has made several comments that would lead me to believe this. If it were up to me there wouldn’t be any Card talk on a UK show ever though so I do agree with you on that point.



  24. tfordstyle
    12:17 am June 20, 2011 Permalink

    Grats to Radio Ron – as it’s not even close.



  25. Keinow
    10:54 am June 20, 2011 Permalink

    I watched all of the videos and Jason Thompson to me knew his stuff. I want to hear more of what that guy has to say!



  26. JEREMY
    11:38 am June 20, 2011 Permalink

    RADIO RON…..RADIO RON!!!!!!!



  27. CatFanatic
    12:12 pm June 20, 2011 Permalink

    Chas Lilly is about to kill this thing. It’d be cool if they could spell his name correctly though.



  28. UCanDoIt
    1:16 pm June 20, 2011 Permalink

    Pullin’ for ya Avery! Know from our days at UK he’d be awesome at this. But kudos to everyone who made it this far or even tried out.



  29. Rod C
    1:37 pm June 20, 2011 Permalink

    Radio Ron has all the qualities to help Matt. Would help the show in many ways.



  30. Felix Bonet
    2:20 pm June 20, 2011 Permalink

    Jason Thompson has a good radio voice and a graet knowledge of Wildcat history! And just so you know Matt, the dude can sing! Don’t miss out on giving this guy a chance! Great family man, and hard worker! Please let him represent the all the “Red Bird Haters” in the Rdacliff/Fort Knox area… I promise he will not let you down!! GO BIG BLUE!!!!!



  31. Felix Bonet
    2:33 pm June 20, 2011 Permalink

    *Radcliff! Sorry for the typo!!!!!



  32. Scotty P
    4:36 pm June 20, 2011 Permalink

    Leslie Neeley would do great!



  33. Advertisement Listing
    10:19 am June 22, 2011 Permalink

    Thank you for writing this article. I really enjoyed it. Keep up the quality work, dude!