Thursday, September 07, 2006

Updates

MyKKTV will add the local 6:30 p.m. newscast and the rest of its syndicated programming on Monday. No word on when the primetime programming will be updated to HD, but that's still the plan.

They're trying to get the new weather channel onto Comcast, but no word on a channel assignment yet. KKTV also plans to add live reports and updates, just like KOAA does on WeatherFirst Now.

Let's see, a few new faces to come at KRDO/Channel 13. Notably, morning meteorologist Marty Ventincinque is going on paternity leave for a couple weeks (congrats, Marty), so John Keyes from sister station KJCT/Channel 8 will be filling in. Shortly after Marty returns, the new weekend weather guy will show up, Ben Legg. At about the same time, they'll add a reporter, too: Anna Jensen. KRDO plans to add a fourth weather guy in 2007, too.

KOAA has a new reporter coming, too, but haven't gotten the name.

And I'm off on a float trip over the weekend, so no updates until Monday.

51 Comments:

At 2:43 PM, September 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh great. Another sausage-fest-weather-team. Make sure you stock up on Lube there Ben!

 
At 6:19 PM, September 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh well, i guess i didnt get the job at krdo tv..i put in my resume at that krdo tv offices and lo and behold its another crummy out of state personality..geez.. cant the locals around here hire locally instead from some city??or state.. hmm.. interesting.. im surprised again.. krdo, kk and koaa.. theres local people here that can do a great job here.. its again another slap in the face again..local tv viewers like me..sheez

 
At 6:40 PM, September 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and ..also kxrm tv.. too, sorry i forgot to put..it in, but that what i think there..but these "tv stations" kind of irks me..to serve the local tv public..fcc statement.. sorry.. wrong!lets get more local people ok. geez..

 
At 6:56 PM, September 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Ben: I cannot await until we work together. I'm sure you'll appreciate my foul mouth. --MM

 
At 7:12 PM, September 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard who they might have hired for weather on the MyKKTV side? They were advertising for a spot there or did they just put the KKTV folks in for more work.

 
At 8:31 PM, September 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wish that local weather people get the chance to work at kk..not out of state..then ill watch it they are running on adelphia.ch141 just weather..ill watch weather first now..

 
At 9:22 PM, September 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

especially, i go to to penrose library and get me a good book to read or the newspapers..this so-called tv media "wars" is going to heat up soon.. so i go to my computer or walk or bike..its going to be something else watch out koaa-tv ..i dont like koaa tv with that mda telethon deal without lisa lyden.. i called koaa and they told me this.."they " dont have the money to adequtely staff a pueblo market. thats the truth.. people.. now if im Pueblo or canon city or lajunta and i have to drive 60-70 miles one way..geez..just for a lousy pledge..i hope that next year will be changed if enough people called in for koaa tv, then ..

 
At 7:36 AM, September 08, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't hire local reporters or on air talent, pulling them from other stations in the market because most of them have contracts that include non-compete clauses. This means talent can't walk across the street and work for another station. This is why news directors hire people from outside the market.

 
At 7:53 AM, September 08, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the poster complaining about the MDA Telethon....for the 41 years that it's been on, there have been "phone numbers" that you can call to pledge...you don't have to drive to place where the telethon is taking place....welcome to 2006!

 
At 8:20 AM, September 08, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey i know .. that!but to me it doesnt make any sense..its like this gentleman runs down from pueblo..right and he takes his money from pueblo to the doubletree..thank god that they had a guard there for that sum of money..its a waste of time for this big tv station in pueblo..they should have done this at the pueblo mall.i wonder how many pueblo or southern colorado gt people read this blog and can come up with a better idea for this problem.. i Think and i hope others can come up to koaa and the station people .that pueblo people and southern colorado are "meaning ful " to koaa not just having a cookie from the doubletree..they koaa-tv used to have the telethon in the citadel or chapel hills mall with all that people.. o.k i do repsect your opinion..but with a "big" tv station like koaa and m.da. i think the people of pueblo and souhtern colorado should more included or am i wrong?? im surprized again..i donated to this cause too.

 
At 8:28 AM, September 08, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and also the tv station fron another blog ..the tv stations here can hire locally from pikes peak community journalism class with former tv kktv wendy macdonald who is teacher ..there you see they..can hire locally. not just from some other city or myself ..we have lot of alent here.. im just surprised that the tv stations just dont care or have have this or degree,, geez..it just a "good o boy" network

 
At 8:30 AM, September 08, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's less about how good you really are and more about how they might think you'll improve their ratings.

 
At 8:47 AM, September 08, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

also lets look at the "local tv talent" we have here..mr terry gerb.. he local tv weather tv talent.. yes, working from kktv and krdotv for what 13years almost.. would the people locally want some one form another tv market let say alabama .replace him?? no if i was the news director of fox21 news..and with the weather guy like mike daniels.. would you replace him with a guy far far away in mobile ,ala ..like alan sealls that has no local connection.. i think not, it silly to thin about it though..

 
At 8:52 AM, September 08, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry for my poor typing..but what i saying is that the tv stations should look into hiring local people that can do the job..not to be picky..thanks..

 
At 9:03 AM, September 08, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and lets look at comcast..mike boyle resturaunt show and sandy mann show .. which is great..theyre produced local.. i did a couple of tv documentries on wine making to local city county issues and into working gold mine.i give them credit and i watch them..i didnt have to go over the heads of these news directors of these tv stations or to get a degree fot christ sake .. i should maybe.. it the "local"people that im worried about . i went to work at another company.. instead tv photography/reporting and i dont need a "degree" .i have relevant experience here.im surprised ..

 
At 2:06 PM, September 08, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ill get "rejected" again with the other tv stations ..also no calls back..thats.. colorado springs..

 
At 9:35 PM, September 08, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to Colorado Springs! Where everyone in the media is an egotistical asshole, and if you're not, you're gone!

*cough* Matt f'n Meister *cough*

 
At 10:53 AM, September 09, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well is that you, matt??nah..i wonder how did andyw.did up there with his..holiday .i know ican take a "holiday" here..

 
At 10:54 AM, September 09, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry again .. i cant take a "holiday here with almost all the people working..

 
At 11:31 AM, September 09, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, i didnt get the "job"..at that lousy "wal-mart" in monument,co also..they said, " there gaps in my app"..so.. ill try at giving my resumes to a couple of tv stations in nebraska or western slope .. but then again. those tv stations.. will probably be discrimanating.. towards me though.. its very hard to be an reporter or tv videographer here. i have to have this.. right and i have to have that right ..ughh. mini d.v tapes ,more resumes..ughh

 
At 11:54 AM, September 10, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

update...i just "learned " that a local nbc tv station has put in..a weekend tv sports anchor position .. in the G.T sunday paper in the employment page today HMMM????interesting..but i dont have two year experience??i guess.but thats interesting i wonder what happened?? no out of townies reporters/videographers....hmm, interetsing! now?? if i have the chance..,and my resume and mini dv tape ..what is my chances to be..hired at that tv station??..hmm?? great idea! nbc tv station..keep up the good work!! but find REAL local tv talent which .i am ..and the others tv stations like kxrm or krdo or kk. cool

 
At 7:51 PM, September 10, 2006, Blogger V said...

KKTV's HD channel doesn't care too much about Tennis fans.

Tonight - trying to watch the men's final - the Thunderstorm Warning for PUEBLO (really Rye) was up for OVER 20 MINS - changing my lovely HD in to regular TV so they could broadcast that lovely little footer... During the final set of the match.

Someone set it up and forget to turn it off perhaps?

 
At 8:20 PM, September 10, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the master control operator went to get a whopper or a tacho bell taco maybe and left it onn??

 
At 1:46 AM, September 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear "anonymous,"

Sorry your applications at the local stations are going unnoticed. However, it takes more than knowledge of the viewing area to be considered a qualified applicant. Another essential requirement is being able to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively. Not to offend, but your misspelled, incorrectly punctuated, and uncapitalized, incoherent ramblings would immediately disqualify you from consideration by even the most inexperienced and sympathetic news director. An appealing appearance, solid grasp of the English language, polished delivery, and experience in another market will always win out over a long-time local resident simply interested in presenting on the local news. That's just the way of the world. It may not be "right" in your mind, but it's what wins viewers.

You should check out the bio pages for the local stations. You may be surprised to find out how many of the local personalities are Colorado natives. Not Colorado Springs or Pueblo per se, but still from Colorado. In most people's minds, that makes them "locals."

 
At 8:36 AM, September 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmm thanks for "your" insight on what is what in your mind...ok, am i wrong. now let me tell you whats on my mind.. ok .. im not at the greatist typist in this world there . im doing the best i can .. but yet.. i do have a say so.. . i dont ramble! ..im telling the truth..it seems to me that this "blog" is filled like your self. I wish to say that im not a "hr. rep" or anything like that.. yes i have .. relevant experience in about 10years in reporting with ..out a degree.. i went to all . of the " tv stations " and have met with the " secreataries to give this and .. i have to have a resume this and i have to have a "tape " or anyhting..but yet..it seems strange that..theres a lot of out of town people..maybe .. youre from a tv station .. right.. well im not and i dont tell your "news director " how to hire your staff .. but i have an opinion .. maybe it hurts you or what ever..this tv market is "discrimating" ,i dont see any one from the local tv networks that hires hadicapped people for tv talent ..not kk not krdo not the news dept at koaa or kxrm . they should..look at late pam daale of news 7! she was hired because she was in a wheel chair and i did the presentation..pretty great one .. now why dont think that the news directors here .. dont look at this "anonmymus"?? hmm??? i can write what i say here and try to tell the truth about hirings .. if i offend you..im sorry. yes .. im sorry to here that for the "locals" that read this blog.im important and i like to see the "locals" get a chance at being hired dont you??as i under stand this .. they will hire what they tink is right in their mind not in your mind thaanks for letting me write here and say my opinoin without otheers to judge!..at least i gave it a shot!always excuses..

 
At 8:58 AM, September 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In gradeschool, you learned what a paragraph is.

USE THEM.

 
At 9:39 AM, September 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

also one more thing.. i didnt went to 4 yr"school". i coundt afford it ..i have degree in electronics and also i have 1-2 years experience with ikegami, hitachi, sony and jvc 3-ccd top -of the line tv cameras e.ng./e.fp for 30,000 a pop.. lets look at kjct-tv 8 ..in their hire page ..they wants just a "tv photog"..just that have to have a "college degree"..hmm interesting . im also a free-lance tv cameraman. i dont think that "kjct" will hire me based on this?? . i wouldnt have a prayer..again im sorry for my punct..i think that ive would have a shot at being a tv camera man either studio or e.n.g here right. nope ..i would be the best tv camera man..in this "market" if the tv station would look objectivily..but noo .. nope..we got to hire the "BEST!!if they let me try!!!

 
At 9:56 AM, September 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey "anon".. im a polite guy ..ok..leave me alone.. im not bothering you..and i did graduate grade school.. infact i grad from the "local" colleges here how bout that!

 
At 3:37 PM, September 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But , i do give one thing.. koaa tv wants..local people.. ill tell it like it is..not i dont think kk or krdo or..kxrm..it should stay that way..and give people (like me )a chance or a crack at the job..u would be surprised!!!not a chance at my resume or tape in the trash bucket..

 
At 7:13 AM, September 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For your sake, I hope you've had your resume edited by someone who at least has a grasp on the english language.

 
At 8:23 AM, September 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey !why dont you .. become part of a new group called the colorado s springs "english police" .. i bet you would take that job, i bet..you bet PERFECT for this blog..

 
At 8:26 AM, September 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey you know what ..im going to IGNORE YOU>>IF This "BLOG" keep on with ridcule for some of the people here i will not read it..if this keep upp.

 
At 8:30 AM, September 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i bet you even do this at your work site thats why.you like or enjoy to "poke" fun at people thats a little off .. right.maybe you come over here and pick on people instead at work maybe..

 
At 10:50 AM, September 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

again.. i say that the local tv media..is great .but there are some undelying problems ..like kxrm and kk and krdo tv should hire "local":' tv people. not just out of townies like michelle martin, but local people from uccs or ppcc college. now i dont know how that works..im not..from out of town here .i live here for 30 years and i dont wish to offend anyone! i love to make friends and not enemies. but that the impression that i have here in this colorado springs tv market and this blog. i have relevant experiences with e.n.g /e.f.p.tv equipment tv studio or otherwise and i do have a college degree.. i bet if they would try me . i be even better than the others..im just "glad" that koaa tv is seems to hire locals.. thats GREAT! but these tv stations must do more!!..i hate to get on a soap box..

 
At 1:22 PM, September 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dude... you probably shouldn't be writing anything more... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .. .. ..... ..., oh and quit hitting the damn period key when you write, unless it is at the end of a sentence !

 
At 6:30 PM, September 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey dude! why dont U leave the guy ALONEand F*** OFF!

 
At 6:34 PM, September 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey ,andy w.. is this the way to run??a BLOG with mean ,spiteful people on it ?? shame!! shame..

 
At 9:34 PM, September 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

also john keyes , in my opinion sucks!!..im hopeful if ben legg will come or marty v. i hope he will go back..to grand juction.. and we got him for two WEEKS?? i got to get a good book and read it please marty v come BACK and save these people from boredom.

 
At 5:39 AM, September 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi everyone... I am sorry you think I am boring in the morning. I usually am a little more animated and lively in the morning... but I have been told to not be that anymore. Do you want to offer your reasons why I am not good? I realize that it is tough to be like Marty especially when I have little experience with the format and people here. Things are a little different in Junction than here. Maybe if I was here longer... it might be a bit easier for me to fit in. BTW... I am only staying a week now. Someone else from KJCT will bere next week.

 
At 7:13 AM, September 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why you're not "Good."

1) It's obvious that your grasp on the english language is weak at best. It also appears that someone has either stolen your shift key, or you're retarded.

2) Blamming Andy for our comments is not going to get you any sympathy. Anyone is allowed to post comments. If Andy deems them too harsh, then he can censor them if he wishes.

3) You've brought this on yourself. It's obvious you're not qualified for the market. Now it's time for you to get over it.

 
At 7:59 AM, September 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think there is some confusion. The comments by Mr. "No Shift" aren't mine. I was asking him why he thought I sucked. I guess we'll see if he cares to comment. Sorry if I confused the last poster. JK

 
At 8:58 AM, September 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

to the "person that wishes " i should be gone from this tv market..let me assure you something that like yourself no such fellings for the retarded at all!or you wouldnt say it youre a very mean person as i read oyu rblog.. thats how im honest.. youre not i guess the real truth scares you also.. maybe im a little reatarded and i cant compose right. but taking out your feelings on some body like me.. i guess that that you are a monster and i bet 100% you take it out on me or others that doesnt see your tv market.im going to write anmd express my opionion its a free country and thank god i should not be pushed off of here just to express my views as i say again this is a free blog and i bet you again you wouldnt do this at work or at your home..just me..

 
At 9:05 AM, September 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

im here to express my opinion and i should not be quashed because of this and im an objective viewer also..take that.i bet your from tv station which ends in channel 13.and i bet you would hurt others that dont see your way.

 
At 9:07 AM, September 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and lets see that you can get away with this with others expressing an opinion instead of me..

 
At 9:16 AM, September 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and also if you dont like lets say the wrong video format or the wrong tv anchor thats your opinion.. if the person sucks ill tell it right off the bat!look what happened to ms jayne smith..dont like her theres the door or do more damage write here on this blog..and youre doing this to me. and im ashamed ..

 
At 9:21 AM, September 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and i bet you have the guts enough to throw me off of this blog .just to make you feel great because of a little opinion that i think the guy sucked .you would do that to others too. i wouldnt do that to you or others .watch out!

 
At 9:37 AM, September 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and i wil not watch channel 13 in the mornings..thanks for telling me this.. im going to say agian .im a free lance tv camera man with 20 years of experinces and i dont like what the tv stations have in the way for truely old tv.. like some of these tv station have 10 year old im mean old dvc-pro tv euipment .why dont they upgrade like the new krdo tv people dont tell me that tv chief photog cant buy better tv equipment right instead of old hum drum panasonics do you ??that been there for ages and ages..

 
At 10:25 AM, September 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

im sorry for my typing..but thats the way it is you just have to put it up... like kktv and kxrm and krdo . ill say it again..they dont want to think of hiring local people just out of town.. ill be amazed if they did..

 
At 8:54 PM, September 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

its obvious this guy has bad typing guy has MANY issues...many, many deep issues...I would be suprised if he even made it past the 3rd grade by the way he types. hey retard, go watch bozo's bigtop and leave this blog alone to the more educated...hey, i hear your mommy calling you...hahahaha

 
At 7:58 AM, September 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First time blogger here. This is entertaining. How many sources for the weather are there. There are the local TV and radio stations, the newspaper, your computer, the weather channel (adelphia ch.61) and you can even look out the window.
If you have been a long time Colorado Springs resident then the weather shouldn't be such a mystery. When I do watch weather reports I want to be informed and not so much entertained.
It is my personal observation that the local news programs are more apt to report events in and around the city rather than getting out there and finding some news. Often the local news shows start out with what is being reported on the major news networks. This seems to negate what the local news programming should be reporting. I can understand if it is a major news story that affects a large segment of the population, but when it is just a near verbaitim repeat of a CNN, MSNBC or FOX news story then again the local news programs have failed.
As for who stations hire I would think the most qualified are being hired and that is the goal of every employer. A videographer is one position that I would think might stand a chance of free-lancing and selling his skills and talent to many media outlets. Maybe I'll drop back in and see what, if any, responses my thoughts generate. Thanks-Fred

 
At 10:08 AM, September 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi fred, thanks for coming by. well i think i know what the guy is saying. That the local stations is not being serious of hiring local or handi-capable people to do the jobs in tv media. I agree with him. but some people here just dont want to hear about it. look at person calling names at him. I just wouldnt care to look at this blog here. Ill just read a good book and shut off the tv or the computer. they even probably know the address and really cuss him on this blog because he trying express an opinion just like you and me. Some people here just let it go or mock him. I wish it would stop! This blog just have too much bad fellings toward handi-capable people. Why do this i dont know.I guess they are sick or demented anyway. We have too many tv channels like weather first now to my kktv. Thanks fred and good luck as a blogger. Ill go somewhere else where the fighting stops..

 

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