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KSTV Casting Call: The Final Five

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After weeks of auditions across the state and in the CN2 studio, the KSTV Casting Call has now finally made it down to five lucky individuals who are on the cusp of taking a seat next to Matt Jones. The voting to trim the 15 down to 5 was a little surprising, but you guys turned out in huge numbers and sent the following people on to the finals.

“Radio” Ron Chilton (Semifinals audition video)

Mary Kurapkat (Semifinals audition video)

Chris Morris (Semifinals audition video)

Leslie Neeley (Semifinals audition video)

Jason Thompson  (Semifinals audition video)

The five finalists will now each get a turn next week hosting an entire show alongside Matt and either Chip Cosby, Tony Vanetti, Perrin Johnson or Mark Krebs.  As has been the case with the previous rounds, their fate will rest in your hands.  So make sure you vote.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

29 Comments for KSTV Casting Call: The Final Five



  1. SueWylieCaller/RushListener
    7:44 pm July 27, 2011 Permalink

    I think we need to see if Mary Kurapkat has a birth certificate. Sounds like a muslim to me, probably born in Kenya. Bet her middle name is Hussein.



  2. Jambrose
    7:47 pm July 27, 2011 Permalink

    No Will Chambers= no bueno!!! Should be in the Finals!!!



  3. The Crow
    7:53 pm July 27, 2011 Permalink

    Leslie Neeley is the best on this list. She’s also a UK Alumna



  4. Fort Wortrh Cats Fan
    7:56 pm July 27, 2011 Permalink

    Ths just in: Redskins trade Jeremy Jarmon to Broncos for Jabari Gaffney. Free sortleader2!



  5. CaliUKFan
    8:04 pm July 27, 2011 Permalink

    No Avery or Will?

    Seems like popularity won over quality



  6. CaliUKFan
    8:05 pm July 27, 2011 Permalink

    As long as the finals — unlike the semis — come down to talent over popularity then Radio Ron wins easily.



  7. Fort Wortrh Cats Fan
    8:07 pm July 27, 2011 Permalink

    Any relation to Michelle Beisner of NFL Network? If that is your wife Beisner, mad props! Jeremy Jarmon traded to the Broncos tonight.



  8. Tony Radden
    8:12 pm July 27, 2011 Permalink

    Congrats to the 5 finalists. My vote is for Radio Ron.



  9. Henry Earl
    8:37 pm July 27, 2011 Permalink

    Seriously? Will Chambers was probably the best of them all, certainly in the Top 5. The only reason he’s not in the finals is b/c Jones doesn’t want someone on set who can do a better job that he does. What a clown.



  10. COBB SALAD
    8:40 pm July 27, 2011 Permalink

    insane that Will Chambers didn’t make the final five. INSANE. Jesus, except for Radio Ron, all those other finalists have a pedestrian (at best) television presence. Matt, it’s a shame you relied on facebook as a voting tool and didn’t aggregate the data from, perhaps KSR, facebook, and another public venue and weighed that with what the producers of the show and you (and your co-hosts) thought. The latter should have factored in more than anything. Other than Ron, you can’t seriously be happy with these finalists. Either that, or this is an extremely long audition process for an extremely minor part.



  11. COBB SALAD
    8:51 pm July 27, 2011 Permalink

    insane that Will Chambers didn’t make the final five. INSANE. Jesus, except for Radio Ron, all those other finalists have a pedestrian (at best) television presence. Matt, it’s a shame you relied on facebook as a voting tool and didn’t aggregate the data from, perhaps KSR, facebook, and another public venue and weighed that with what the producers of the show and you (and your co-hosts) thought. The latter should have factored in more than anything. Other than Ron, you can’t seriously be happy with these finalists. Either that, or this is an extremely long audition process for an extremely minor part



  12. Jones Returns
    9:24 pm July 27, 2011 Permalink

    The next cn|2 KSTV related post better be about it hosting the Dominicans vs. UK pros game or I’m going to come down on you harder than BBN did on BTI’s ‘Knight for some NCAA job’ post…lets not have to melt downs in the same day



  13. Jones Returns
    9:24 pm July 27, 2011 Permalink

    *two



  14. playa21
    10:23 pm July 27, 2011 Permalink

    are you going to release the total amount of votes? What kind of contest doesn’t release how many votes or the percentage of votes received? I would like to see Will Chambers total votes? anyone else agree? are we just suppose to believe the results are not skewed?



  15. UKantseeus
    10:28 pm July 27, 2011 Permalink

    Agreed, CaliUKFan. Good luck to the final 5 though.



  16. TheVig
    10:43 pm July 27, 2011 Permalink

    Attention Will Chambers… please stop logging in with different names & go back to the DJ booth at Champs rollerdrome.

    Radio Ron owns the airwaves.



  17. .
    11:13 pm July 27, 2011 Permalink

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  18. K-Rod
    1:42 am July 28, 2011 Permalink

    Radio Ron is the best and offers 40 years of experience following the Cats in all sports. I know he worked the radio in Lexington in the 60’s plus experience. I know he is a senior Olympic gold medalist in about 10 events plus he gives Matt a blend of for the history concerning the Cats beyond the past 10 years. He might even be able to bring some old timers (with his contacts) to be intervied in the coming years. To me, that makes a lot of sense!!!!



  19. Computer Blue
    2:10 am July 28, 2011 Permalink

    Pick Leslie, she’s hiz-ot!!



  20. SportTv
    6:18 am July 28, 2011 Permalink

    I think Leslie Neeley is the One!



  21. bung
    7:31 am July 28, 2011 Permalink

    Radio Ron if you want UK basketball knowledge.



  22. UKfanNKY
    8:36 am July 28, 2011 Permalink

    Radio Ron is good but come on NO Chambers in the finals???????? What the heck, I really think Matt and the boy’s feel like he would be much better than them….. oh well, GO CATS!!!



  23. SNUBBED
    9:52 am July 28, 2011 Permalink

    What is this, a beauty contest?!?



  24. Kris
    2:07 pm July 28, 2011 Permalink

    Good luck Ron!



  25. WillChambers
    2:56 pm July 28, 2011 Permalink

    This thread was just brought to my attention and I felt compelled to respond. First this was a contest where fans voted for who they wanted. Ron, Mary, Chris, Leslie and Jason did a fantastic job in their auditions and deserve the opportunity afforded to them by the fans who voted. They were the ones the people wanted. I congratulate them and wish all of them the best of luck. Matt and co. treated me with nothing but respect and class and I enjoyed the opportunity. The support I’ve received has been awesome and I promise those people this is not the last you’ve heard of me. Now excuse me, I have to get back to the booth at rollerdome



  26. Flip
    4:12 pm July 28, 2011 Permalink

    Definitely a popularity contest. Love the website but you should have used better judgement. Attention TheVig…you’re 33 years old and still live with your parents. Radio Ron is old and outdated. Congrats to all the finalists.



  27. C-A-T-S!!
    10:54 pm July 28, 2011 Permalink

    Thanks for reminding me why I stopped watching American Idol. Public voting should have been used for periodic appearances but the permanent position should have been awarded to the candidate who has the strongest candidate. The people who voted for a friend will get bored and quit watching after a few shows. Loyal viewers are created because a program is entertaining and informative. Will Chambers was the best candidate. Everyone knows that! When the ratings drop off in a few months, KSTV will realize it too. BIG MISTAKE!



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  29. Bluebald
    11:33 am July 29, 2011 Permalink

    Radio Ron!