Sunday, December 31, 2006

GMC Weekend thoughts?

Heard from a couple of folks about KRDO/Channel 13's new "Good Morning Colorado" weekend edition, with Eric Singer anchoring. Anyone got any thoughts on either Singer's performance or the pluses and minuses of a weekend morning newscast?


At 5:10 PM, December 31, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see Eric back on TV. I also think it's great to have a weekend morning show. I imagine the other stations will follow.

At 5:32 PM, December 31, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really doubt that the other stations will follow, in this market... It is a waste of time and money. You may have been the only viewer.

At 8:32 PM, December 31, 2006, Anonymous Don McCullen said...

"It is a waste of time and money. You may have been the only viewer."

May I remind you that Colorado Spirngs is bigger than El Paso, Texas.

I say this cause KRDO's new sister station KVIA has been doing a Weekend Morning Newscast with just an anchor and a weather person.

I took CS a few years to get a decent Morning Newscast in this market. That began around 1992 when KKTV began its early morning news and filally had a better program than KRDO's 15 minute early morning news at the time.

Just be greatful that News Press & Gazette want to make KRDO a winner. Harry and Patti Hoth held back on the station's pontical...but hey they made their money doing what they did.

At 8:38 AM, January 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The KKTV 1-hour morning show began in 1995 with the Jennings and Paul Kavanaugh.

At 9:15 AM, January 01, 2007, Anonymous TV Watcher said...

I loved the Jennings!

Weekend local news show, I wouldn't watch - same as I don't watch Today Show on the weekends. Weekdays are for my "news routine", weekends I watch home improvement shows and read the paper.

I'm just one viewer weighing in, not saying it couldn't be successful.

At 9:41 AM, January 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to burst anyone's bubble, but The Springs is NOT larger than El Paso, Texas. According to the 2005 U.S. Census population estimates, El Paso has a population of 598,590, making it the 21st-largest city in the United States. Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua lies directly across the Rio Grande forming a bi-national metropolitan area of 2,280,782. In this case, Just because Nielsen rates the El Paso, Texas market a little lower - well, their numbers are meaningless.

At 1:23 PM, January 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ramble on, ramble on...el paso texas does has alot smaller english speaking, money making audience. the spanish speaking there can't much afford tv so they are outside commiting the crimes that they are so notorious for!

At 8:14 AM, January 02, 2007, Anonymous Lucy said...

Like it or not, weekend morning news is the wave of the future. There's a lot more ad $$ in it than in cartoons ... and as stations get up to speed on digital multichannel-casting, kids programming could easily be moved to a subchannel (thus still fulfilling the fcc requirements of children's programing) and news could be on the main channel earing the big bucks.

At 5:20 PM, January 02, 2007, Blogger Don McCullen said...

"Like it or not, weekend morning news is the wave of the future. There's a lot more ad $$ in it than in cartoons ..."

Agreed and if it were not for the E/I rule the CBS, ABC, and NBC would drop kids programing alltogether, allthough I heard NBC is doing well with the 'qubo' lineup.

ABC Kids for the most part is airing the Disney sitcoms which do have morals in the show and can pass as E/I.

CBS has decided to move away from its former sister networks and partner with children production company DIC for its E/I shows. Cause of this CBS is likely to suffer ratings wise with their kidvid, and even ABC even if they have the Disney synger. Most have cable and they are watching Hannah Montana on Disney Channel before ABC Kids.

Getting back to the topic of Weekend Morning Newscasts yes its going to be in CS's future and KKTV and KOAA will get into the act eventually.

Granted the first newscasts that Eric did are not going to have the best numbers. This is put together quick with no promotion. Expect to see some promotion in the comming weeks.

At 6:36 AM, January 03, 2007, Anonymous don Mccullen said...

"The KKTV 1-hour morning show began in 1995 with the Jennings and Paul Kavanaugh."

Slight correction KKTV's morning newscast signed on around 1992 or 1993 with the Jennings. Paul Kavanaugh was added in 1995.

Believe it or not KRDO was the first station to have an early morning newscast in the CS market. It was just a 15 minute program and still was such when KKTV got into the act.

When KOAA singned on their newsprogam the KRDO expanded but only a half hour lol. Had to wait till 2000 for an hour. By 2003 KRDO finally went two hours along with 24/7 programing.

At least NPG is not doing this kind of crap when it comes to building the Weekend Mornings.


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