Thursday, February 21, 2008

party hat

How great is this? Jimmy Kimmel mentioned me on his show last night. It was a very pleasant surprise. If you read Saturday's post, you know that I emailed Jimmy about a funny photo in the obituary section of the Knoxville News Sentinel. He then had someone on his staff track down a copy of the paper. I figured he would use the picture but I didn't expect him to credit me. By the way, I got a spike in readership on Sunday thanks to a nice plug by Jack Lail on

I am trying to figure out how to make a YouTube clip of Jimmy's shout out to Knoxville. I don't think that I have the right software to convert the file on my TiVo to anything usable. I sent a message to visiontellie2, who posts a lot of Kimmel clips online, in the hope that he or she can help me.

As a radio guy, I know how to make an audio file off the TiVo. I had some great editing software on my old computer but I needed something for my current laptop. My friend Kathy (of the cream-filled cupcakes) sent me a link to a free program called Audacity. I downloaded it today and it worked great when recording and editing this mp3 file of Jimmy's comments:

The best way to actually see Jimmy display the News Sentinel is via the streaming video on Go about 8 minutes and 20 seconds into the second segment of the February 20th show.

Hearing my town talked about on late night television is something I was involved in once before. You might also want to read about the time David Letterman said hi to Washington.

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Anonymous Just a thought said...

So if sucking up to athletes is 'jock-sniffing', then what does this make you Frank?

A TV-sniffer or an anchor-sniffer?

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Anonymous Heather said...

Congrats Frank!! Great shout out Jimmy gave to his byddy!

Blogger Frank Murphy said...

Hmm... I think being a TV sniffer is probably more accurate because it would include anchor-sniffing, right?

Thanks for the funny comment.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank, did you see the obituary this week in the News-Sentinel of the gentleman who looked a lot like Colonel Sanders? I remember you talking on the radio show once about how you read all the obits with pictures. I even read that one!

Blogger Frank Murphy said...

Thanks for the tip. I found the obit and enjoyed reading about the man. He was a friend of Cas Walker and appeared on his show as a Col. Sanders look-alike.


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