Thursday, April 12, 2007

State of the media?

An anonymous poster put this up in comments a couple days back (just noticed it, sorry). A potentially interesting question:

"i posted this a couple posts back... but thought it might get more responses up here.i'm curious about the tv "atmosphere" in colorado springs... specifically KRDO. what stations are good to work at and which ones are leading in the ratings. also, if you would be so kind, can i get a brief history of the recent happenings at the stations? thanks very much. greatly appreciated."

I greatly appreciate people who can find the "shift" key, but that may be because I'm a giant newspaper dork.

Hmmm, from the people I've talked to at KRDO, it seems like the atmosphere might be described as "improving" - YMMV. I'll leave the good stations to work for question to the people who work at stations.

Gotta laugh at the "brief history" question, though. If you can summarize everything that's happened in local TV in the last two years in less than a book, you're doing pretty well: KKTV fires its anchor team, brings in new crew, KRDO sold, KXRM starts own newscast, KXRM and KKTV start digital subchannels, Matt Meister swears on-air, everyone and their brother adds half a dozen new newscasts to their schedules, local TV icon Hal Kennedy passes, KKTV gets satellite truck, everyone gets new weather systems, entire nation descends on Springs for Haggard lovefest, everyone but Fox starts a radio partnership, KOAA starts a newspaper partnership (or will, I suppose)... I dunno, is that the highlights?

Busy and competitive times in local news.


At 1:51 PM, April 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for the help. as someone who has to write in caps all day long at work, it feels like i'm rebelling a little when i write in all small letters. :)

sounds like it's been a busy couple of years in the springs.

At 2:07 PM, April 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention that Blabbing Mike shut down his volatile TV Blab Board and ... oh, by the way ... decided to run for mayor. Nobody saw that coming!

At 2:57 PM, April 13, 2007, Blogger AndyW said...

One of our copy editors said she writes her e-mails in all lowercase. I would have thought that kind of cognitive dissonance could lead to a psychotic break, but I guess we all have our little escapes.

Forgot to mention: KXRM and KXTU were sold, too. I always forget that because KRDO was such a big deal.

At 12:45 PM, April 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YMMV - ????????????????


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