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KSTV Finalist #1: Mary Kurapkat

The search for a co-host to sit opposite Matt Jones is now down to the final five people and Mary Kurapkat was the first to earn a seat on the set. In the nine-minute clip below, she talks with Matt and Mark about the Joe B. Hall fiasco, 2012 target Alex Poythress and the trio of former Cats headed back to campus.

Mary Kurapkat, you’re on the clock…

Article written by Thomas Beisner

22 Comments for KSTV Finalist #1: Mary Kurapkat

  1. Mike
    6:07 pm August 5, 2011 Permalink

    Thought she did a great job but I can’t believe no one has commented on her name. Kurapkat? Sounds like corrupt cat! The ul fans would love that one.

  2. KarlMalone
    6:13 pm August 5, 2011 Permalink

    Agree w #1.

  3. wildcatfan11
    6:26 pm August 5, 2011 Permalink

    just got to the bullitt east earl clark charity event. tickets prices went up to 12$ for some reason

  4. Brian Storn
    6:54 pm August 5, 2011 Permalink

    Why not Lexington Legends? That solves the UK issue yet remains perfectly clear where they played college ball and it promotes the city.

  5. Dix Shinnari
    7:09 pm August 5, 2011 Permalink

    Sempiternus Felis Silvestri (Latin for ‘Wildcats Forever’).

  6. mic the 1
    7:30 pm August 5, 2011 Permalink

    they should call the uk team ” Team Lockout”

  7. Ukbetanu1771
    10:49 pm August 5, 2011 Permalink

    When does Will Chambers finals audition air?

  8. tfordstyle
    11:05 pm August 5, 2011 Permalink

    i don’t think she adds anything to the show – no offense to her.

    plz hurry and put the crown on top of the best hair in the biz – radio ron

  9. BleedingBlue79
    11:51 pm August 5, 2011 Permalink

    Yeah, was seriously shocked that Chambers somehow didn’t make the cut…not to mention extremely disappointed in the people who voted. Not to take anything away from the other finalists, but Will Chambers was simply head & shoulders above. Very disappointing. Really hope they can somehow find a way to get him involved.

  10. dontgoanywhere
    12:44 am August 6, 2011 Permalink

    She is a sweet heart and I like looking at her and hearing her talk. Please pick Mary-she has it all.

  11. dontgoanywhere
    12:47 am August 6, 2011 Permalink

    Mary has my vote.

  12. UKGirl
    9:27 am August 6, 2011 Permalink

    Matt – I just saw Will Chambers wasn’t in the top five. Not to rub more salt in the wound but man that sucks. He was great.

  13. PerryStevensonIsntWalkingThruThatDoor
    10:14 am August 6, 2011 Permalink

    I don’t know how much on-camera experience Mary has, but if she’s brand new to this then she’s going great.

    As someone who works in entertainment the two things I would suggest are:

    1. Slow down your speech. I can tell your brain is going a mile a minute and your mouth sometimes struggles to keep up. Slowing down your speech will force your brain to slow it down, and will ground your focus. You will be more present.

    2. We need to see both of your hands. Seeing just one makes the viewer wonder where the other one is.

    Break legs!

  14. tonydelksarms
    12:53 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    didn’t listen to the vid but hire her

  15. Kyle
    2:28 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    I just watched all the finalist videos. Leslie is the hottest, but Ron is the best in my opinion. Jason, Chris and Mary are okay.

  16. jseta
    4:44 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    It’s too bad Chambers didn’t make it. He is a talented guy.

  17. pearl jam
    7:11 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    @#15. What do you mean you made a mistake? Wasn’t this contest based on voting by the viewers etc.?

  18. Betanu1771
    8:23 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    Sorry to cause such a mess with my comment earlier. I can assure you I’m not Will C, just a buddy of his who hopes the best for his broadcasting career.

  19. eeincecile
    8:48 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    I think Mary is adorable and has a great on screen personality. I know Will C personally and he would never take any credit away from this talented young lady. He has great respect for each finalist and hopes to work with them someday in the future.

    5:46 am August 7, 2011 Permalink


  21. Mr. WhatYou'reReallyThinking
    9:20 am August 7, 2011 Permalink

    She does add something to the program…. a nice round pair

  22. rob lock
    1:46 pm August 8, 2011 Permalink

    Seriously, she probably couldn’t name a single linebacker on the football team…any one can look at the schedule and give their game by game predictions…RADIO RON!