Rusty Satellite 57 – Pat Forde and Stacey Yates

rs57PatForders57StaceyYatesIt’s all about the PGA Championship, being contested at Valhalla this weekend, on the Rusty Satellite Show. I caught up with national Yahoo! Sports columnist Pat Forde in the media tent and asked him about golf and college football, and how his job and others in sports have changed since the advent of the Internet.

Of course, the golf tournament is a big deal for tourism officials, and I was fortunate to run into Stacey Yates at the PGA Media Tent, where she was selling the Urban Bourbon Trail to media types. Stacey is a Louisville native who is probably the city’s biggest cheerleader.

The big news in media has been the drama surrounding LEO Weekly. As Rusty Satellite fans know, Aaron Yarmuth agreed to buy the paper his Dad started, but it took a while to finalize the deal. That happened last Friday, which coincided with Sara Havens’ (another former Rusty Satellite guest) 15th anniversary at the newspaper. Well, Yarmuth’s first order of business was to let Havens and three other staffers go, a move that was loudly criticized in social media. Another local controversy involves bicyclists and the Big Four Bridge. Plus, I tell you all about how to rent my house on Airbnb. There’s plenty more on this week’s Rusty Satellite Show.