Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Year in review

So I need to do a short local TV and radio roundup for our year-in-review piece. Give me a few ideas.

I think you've obviously got the KRDO sale and the Hoths bowing out after 50 years in broadcasting. And you've got Hal Kennedy's passing. Rich Hawk retiring from KILO was pretty big on the radio side.

Then we have Comcast finally taking over Adelphia.

Must have been a few other things going on. What have I forgotten?

UPDATES: KXRM/Channel 21 starting its own newscast is a good one. And the new anchor team at KKTV/Channel 11 -- January seems like a decade ago already.

18 Comments:

At 12:36 PM, December 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jan 12 2006
KKTV/Channel 11 announced Wednesday that it will replace the anchor chairs vacated by Eric Singer and Melissa Brown with some big- city talent.

The station named Shannon Brinias and Don Ward as its new evening anchor team. Ward, a former KRDO/Channel 13 weekend anchor and reporter who graduated from Doherty High School in Colorado Springs, now works as a reporter and fill-in anchor at KWGN/Channel 2 in Denver.

 
At 12:40 PM, December 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BEST RADIO PERSONALITY
READERS’ CHOICE:
Captain Dan, KKLI (106.3 FM)
With more than 20 years on the local radio dial, KKLI’s Captain Dan...
GO! CHOICE: Vicky Gregor, KRCC
(91.5 FM)
It’s humbling to contemplate how much better our friend and neighbor Vicky’s taste in music is ...

BEST RADIO STATION
READERS’ CHOICE:
KKMG (98.9 FM) “Magic FM”
Magic isn’t dominating as it once was, but it’s still a fan favorite...
GO! CHOICE:
KBIQ (102.7 FM)
It’s no secret that Christian music has come a long way...

BEST TV NEWS STATION
READERS’ CHOICE:
KOAA/Channels 5&30
Although KOAA wins this award every year, its lead is getting smaller...
GO! CHOICE:
KOAA/Channels 5&30

BEST TV REPORTER
READERS’ CHOICE:
Kyle Troxel, KRDO/Channel 13
Troxel is an integral to the success of KRDO’s “Good Morning Colorado”...
GO! CHOICE: Lauri Martin,
KKTV/Channel 11
What we like about Martin is that she’s game for anything...

BEST NEWS HOTTIE, FEMALE
READERS’ CHOICE:
Stephanie Pytlinski, KXRM/ Channel 21
Since Joe Cole left the anchor desk last year, Pytlinski has run KXRM’s 9 p.m. news solo...
GO! CHOICE:
Katherine Cook, KKTV/Channel 11
KRDO’s Kellie MacMullan, last year’s winner, was an obvious choice but...

BEST NEWS HOTTIE, MALE
READERS’ CHOICE:
Jeff Marcu
Marcu got this award last year and we thought we’d switch it up this time around, but...
GO! CHOICE:
Matt Meister, KRDO/Channel 13
For those who prefer Old Navy to Abercrombie, Meister manages to be cute...

BEST TV ANCHOR
READERS’ CHOICE:
Lisa Lyden, KOAA/Channels 5&30
Henceforth the Lisa Lyden Perpetual Anchor Award...
GO! CHOICE:
Lisa Lyden, KOAA/Channels 5&30

 
At 12:43 PM, December 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2006 - KKTV loses power again and still no power generator in its inventory like the big stations. Plus a fire started in the studio because of the power outage. Probably the way they wired their work around.

 
At 12:45 PM, December 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KXRM breaks away from KKTV to do their own news.

 
At 12:47 PM, December 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2006 - KOAA promises HD and after many lame excuses finally delivers.

 
At 12:48 PM, December 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2006 - KOAAs poor attempt of adding a blog to their website is met with laughs and giggles after readers see little progress or additions.

 
At 12:52 PM, December 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2006 - MyKKTV is added to the KKTV lineup. Funny morphing digital signals add to the entertainment value of the newscast. Morphing is a must see! News anchors are added to augment the force.

 
At 12:54 PM, December 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KRDO meteorologist uses the "F" word on air.

 
At 1:02 PM, December 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a threesome! The Don Ward, Shannon Brinias and Katie Couric interview.

 
At 1:38 PM, December 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

An interesting note:

NPG and Co. won't fire their chief over the F-Bomb... but they fired the chief in Grand Junction over a verbal disagreement with a co-worker that only about 4 or 5 people heard. Go figure...

 
At 3:14 PM, December 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KKCS, with 25 years of country heritage in the Springs, goes down the toilet, thanks to "Superior" business practices that included an even more "Superior" moving of the tower that ultimately resulted in the termination of lots of great folks. Thanks, but I'll be sure not to mention any names.

 
At 6:33 PM, December 19, 2006, Blogger TallGuy said...

We finally reach all 5 major Colorado Springs networks in HDTV!

 
At 7:02 PM, December 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NEWLIFE!

 
At 7:06 PM, December 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe Myers get let go from KVOR, they bring in some new guy, and KVOR is now KRAP!

 
At 2:39 PM, December 20, 2006, Anonymous TV Watcher said...

Matt Meister - need follow up on that, did KRDO get fined?

 
At 5:05 PM, December 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

my kktv/my network tv ch141 is CRAP.Adelphia morphs into COMCAST..FOX 21 news @nine goes into hd with panisonic p2 solid -state tv cams beating the older DVCPROS from the other 3 tv networks.

 
At 7:07 AM, December 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What? Fox 21's "HD" news is a joke. They're not shooting or broad asting their news in HD, just a progressive format that is on the HD capable cameras they bought. Actually, I think using the progressive mode for news looks like crap.

 
At 10:01 AM, December 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andy,

When does this article come out?

 

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