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The First KSTV Casting Call Louisville Audition

We begin the rundown of the uber-talented KSTV Louisville Casting Call with this duo, a current sportscaster and a guy in a vest. Both were solid and both held their own with Chip Cosby and Perrin Johnson. Take a look:

Article written by Matt Jones

60 Comments for The First KSTV Casting Call Louisville Audition



  1. eric
    3:00 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    WHERE IS THE VIDEO OF MY MAN JASON?



  2. Mike
    3:00 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    What is the purpose of having Will Mapes on this panel? Is it just to have a Simon Cowell type? At least Cowell liked some people. Mapes disses the ones with real talent, and passes people that are borderline. It would be different if he were funny or clever, but he’s neither.



  3. BlueinLou
    3:02 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Will Chambers was great! I think the two views of KY basketball would be great….plus the comment on Will Mapes, the I don’t like anyone but drug addicts like Artie who try to commit suicide by stabbing themselves and fail, being a Cuse Alum shows the two sides of his skill set



  4. SexnNursinHomes
    3:03 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Even though Will wouldn’t pee on my jelly fish sting to save my life, I am going with Will. Everybody that had the gonads to do try out should be applauded.



  5. dooba
    3:09 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Yeah Dave!



  6. KellyB
    3:14 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    I didn’t like Will. Seems like a know it all type guy. KSR needs someone with a good, fun personality and I don’t see it there. Second guy was all right other than that dreaded vest.



  7. tommy
    3:18 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Plan to show the rest of the Lexington auditions?



  8. tomas
    3:19 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    I like Dave.



  9. BlueinLou
    3:22 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    It’s hard to judge a person by 60 seconds of tape, but that’s what this is. I hope the next round allows them to show some more of their personality. Possibly some banter with Drew Franklin. They’re asked straight up questions, what would you expect them to do but not answer them



  10. BlueinLou
    3:23 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    @Kelly B, if Will is a know it all type what is Matt Jones?



  11. NKY
    3:32 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Definitely liked Mr. Chambers as he gives a much needed cincy and nky view of UK sports.



  12. RidgeRunner
    3:42 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Note to Panel…

    Make sure these people know a little something abou our legacy in basketball. Besides who the court is named after. Research and reading can defy age.



  13. Bert
    3:43 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    I enjoyed will, I watched both of them with and without sound (to get a feel for non-verbal) and David moved around to much and when he was still was very much like Matt in his expressions and movements… they already have that, Will would be a nice counter balance and appeared to have a greater knowledge base (as expected from a sports caster) than did Dave, and some of the panel.



  14. BPsycho
    3:46 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    #10 He’s a soldier, I thought I told ya



  15. Kim Soper's Fore/Five Head
    3:47 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Will is a buddy of mine from college. The guy knows his stuff. Would love to see him make it. Best of luck, Will! Smmmmmmash!



  16. David
    3:47 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    I’m David “the vest guy,” Thanks for the support. So much talk about the vest, is this Project Runway or KSTV?



  17. Jeffneck
    3:48 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    I had to go right after both of those guys. No wonder I didn’t get pass the second round. They both did really well.



  18. BigBlueMan
    3:53 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Mr. Cosby’s wardrobe by the ‘Jack Hanna Collection’… exclusively at JC Penny….



  19. walt
    3:54 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    It’s good to see Keenan and Kel back together again.



  20. TommyLasorda
    3:56 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Is that Harry Conick Jr?



  21. Rich
    3:57 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Mapes is a douchebag. Mr. Chambers did really well…and I hate Joe Buck and Bob Costas, but they are good at their jobs…



  22. Bahama Brothers
    3:57 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Good job David, glad you got that audition in before Mike and I beat ya’ll at cornhole! hahah



  23. Sara Filipski
    3:59 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Well done! This looks like a true professional!



  24. BlueinLou
    4:00 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Check out the video to see the different personality he has with the Georgetown players…hilarious

    https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_178213435569321



  25. NurseJ
    4:00 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    I think that Will killed it. I dont think he seemed like a know it all but more like someone who was prepared which is always important. He seemed really comfortable and could be a good TV personality to go with the group. I look forward to getting to see him showcase some more of his talent in later rounds.



  26. Ollie
    4:02 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Will Mapes equals Drew Deener.



  27. UKGirl
    4:20 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    These are the two best I’ve seen posted on the site so far.



  28. Sasha Williams
    4:29 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Will Chambers wins my vote…Definitely the right guy for the job!



  29. jefres
    5:06 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    matt johnes and the first guy look like good couple,,,both look gay



  30. Boom
    5:16 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Still going with Avery… Will seems like your avg. yankee prick that goes to UK and acts like they are better than everyone else, but he also seems like he could flip flop into a UofL fan. If you like that sort of thing you are probably from NKY. Will Chambers talking KY sports = instant drop in ratings…



  31. BobKnight'sabusedchair
    5:17 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Dude looks like Derek Dooley from the still shot.



  32. Trevor
    5:26 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Got to give it to Will. Guy know his stuff.



  33. KSTV Feedback
    5:37 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Hats off to Will. I watched all the Louisville and Lexington postings at the KSTV website and although I still think I could do better than most that were posted, Will is top notch and should win the contest.

    Good job and good luck



  34. tyson
    5:50 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    love the competition, but can the KSR team stop using the phrase, “but having said that…”? thanks.



  35. MelD
    5:59 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Will killed it! Blew the competition out of the water!!



  36. JenM
    6:08 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    I thought Will did a great job. He is very well spoken.



  37. UKeith26
    6:28 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    That guy Daves a baller. Wear ur f***n vest all the time. Don’t listen to those haters. And Dave seems like he really know what hes talking about. GO CATS!



  38. Twit89
    7:06 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    I like the second guy!! I think he may be a little on the rainbow side though



  39. Amber
    7:48 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Will Chambers definitely gets my vote!!! Go Big Blue!!!



  40. BlueinLou
    7:55 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Please tell your producer Will Mapes that it’s UK, not UofK or UaK..just UK. I digress



  41. KNA
    7:56 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Great Job Will Chambers!! The guy’s an obvious natural for this job. Very opinionated, knowledgeable, and confident in himself and what he says.



  42. nKy_UK_fan
    8:25 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    coooooke! 109 State St!



  43. Mo
    8:57 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Will C. took it to another level. He obviously knows his stuff and is confident in his opinion.



  44. JennyLynn
    9:08 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    the first guy looked like he was just trying too hard. totally not what ksr and kstv is about. the second guy sounds absolutely amazing. he knows his basketball and is a sharp dress (yay for the vest!). he’s got my vote.



  45. Bill Hunter
    9:28 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Will rocked round one and Will continue! He’s not a know it all but he does know most of all. This kid is sharp and his confidence shows it. Great job Will !



  46. Lauren
    10:52 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    PLEASE PICK WILL!! Not only was he more of a professional, new his stuff on the spot and had a personality, but he wasn’t wearing that vest!!! =)



  47. Clark
    11:42 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    This guy should get the job: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6iKfsl3AXs



  48. Berz
    8:10 am June 8, 2011 Permalink

    You can’t go wrong with Will!! A true blue fan and great at what he does!!



  49. jseta
    9:25 am June 8, 2011 Permalink

    Will is your guy. He gets my vote.



  50. Allison Konen
    9:35 am June 8, 2011 Permalink

    Fantastic Job Will!! You blow all the other contestants out of the water. So professional and confident…way to go!!



  51. doug helm
    10:28 am June 8, 2011 Permalink

    Way to be Chambers! There is simply no other option, than my man Will Chambers!



  52. catsfan12
    10:37 am June 8, 2011 Permalink

    I had a class with David! He is definitely a legitimate UK fan who really knows his stuff. Yes, Will was super polished, but he never once said that he was passionate about UK athletics…I think he’s just trying to get a job. Go David!



  53. KellyB
    11:23 am June 8, 2011 Permalink

    @BlueinLou Matt is a know it all type but he’s not as polished and has a bit more of a personality. He’s doesn’t come off as bad as Will. Will seems like a name dropper.



  54. KellyB
    11:42 am June 8, 2011 Permalink

    Will just seems like someone I will eventually hate. I can’t put my finger on it. He seems more fit for UL.



  55. Yo Believo
    1:23 pm June 8, 2011 Permalink

    Will is worse than Simon Cowell. He passes o.k. people and the best ones he gives a no. He has had to give at least less than 20 yes’s.



  56. PhishTank
    1:49 pm June 8, 2011 Permalink

    People, being polished and professional is not a bad thing. from the looks of the video posted above he obviously has character, how relaxed were you on your first interview? Kid knows his stuff, confident, sense of humor, and is great on camera. I dont know what else they are looking for?

    https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150200087543095&oid=178213435569321



  57. BigBlue
    2:32 pm June 8, 2011 Permalink

    I’ve known Will since college at UK and can tell you from first hand experience he bleeds blue, no question and no other option. If UK had a NFL team there might be competition with his Bears, but that’s all



  58. BigBlue
    2:35 pm June 8, 2011 Permalink

    KellyB….entitled to your opinion, just don’t think you can judge a person and be so critical after 60 seconds….check out that other video posted by 56 and see if it changes your mind. If not, we’ve all got opinions. Good luck to everyone



  59. dong slapper
    3:14 pm June 8, 2011 Permalink

    Chambers is by far the best… And he is just staying in character until he blows through the competition. When he wants to clown on someone and get the laughs going, people go home crying.



  60. The Real
    7:39 am June 9, 2011 Permalink

    No contest. You guys have built far too much of a following to dilute yourselves with amateurs. Will Chambers is the professional for the gig.