Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sparano lands at WB2

From Mike Coletta, formerly of Newsblab:

Nina Sparano left KRDO last December... I've heard because KRDO didn't
re-new her contract (rumor), but anyway... Nina is now at a staion in Denver.

She started last night on Channel 2 (now known as 2TheDeuce, http://www.2thedeuce.com/)
She is on set with Kellie MacMullan, who also left KRDO.

The Deuce paired with Fox/Channel 31 and they broadcast from one set,
one building. They also changed their format and news times a bit.

Anyway... Nina does a segment each night at 7PM called internet cafe.
(iCafe) You can see her there or on the iCafe link on their website. www.2thedeuce.com/news/internetcafe/


At 8:58 PM, March 31, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey Andy--you hear anything about shakeups at both KILO and 989 MAGIC?
air staff changes I think--Mo gone from KILO? and John Fox gone from Magic?? Radio seems to be shrinking before our eyes.

At 9:09 PM, April 02, 2009, Blogger cmccollunsky said...

Good she was a great anchor and I watch the 7Pm Newwscast

At 2:09 PM, April 03, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andy, what kind of media reporter are you? "WB2?" KWGN hasn't used that station ID for several years.
I actually miss newsblab. Your blog and articles (or lack there of) are disappointing. SpringsTV Talk? Give me a break. Where's the local content???

At 7:08 PM, April 05, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for Nina. This is a tough time to be out of a job, not too many out there. It's good to see she was able to get something pretty quickly.

At 8:29 AM, April 06, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone posted they miss NewsBlab on here....Mike C., is that you???? LOL!!!

At 9:42 AM, April 06, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

does anyone know of any other blog site or forum that discusses local media..radio...tv...?? andy doesn't seem that interested in it..or, maybe with the way these companies have cut staffs to the bone so deeply that there isn't much to report anymore...how truly sad this industry has become..and newsblab..ughhhhh

At 10:30 AM, April 06, 2009, Blogger AndyW said...

Yeah, my job has changed and I don't focus on TV and radio nearly as much as I used to, although I do try to cover the major stuff. This blog suffers as a result.

I don't know of another site that focuses on local TV and radio, but if someone starts one, I'd love to hear about it.

At 12:45 PM, April 06, 2009, Blogger Odo said...

I, too, miss Nina. She's a lovely and talented newscaster. Fi on those who refused to renew her contract! Now she joins another lovely and talented "loss" from Ch 13, Kellie MacMullen. Those guys at '13 ain't too smart...

At 12:34 AM, April 07, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Odo, Nina didn't want to sign a new contract.

At 7:10 AM, April 07, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they could keep the hot chicks at KRDO if they got rid of the Cript Keeper - Eric Singer.
I mean seriously 1986 called and they want their hair dyed wanna be Ron Burgundy back!
The guy is like the singing vulture from that cartoon - "I'm bringing home a baby bumble bee, won't my momma be so proud of me....."
Or better yet, I can see the conversation at KRDO when it comes to signing contracts, "So you are a hot chick who can now be wayched in HD. And we want you to sign a contract renewal with us. What's that? um.....yes you will be sitting next to the old guy with a walker from Family Guy.....oh1 ok, well we hate to see you go....."
LOL! Dummies!

At 5:41 PM, April 08, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 7:46 AM, April 11, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andy wrote, "Yeah, my job has changed and I don't focus on TV and radio nearly as much as I used to, although I do try to cover the major stuff."

The newspaper industry is figuring out what is important and what is not because of their diminishing budgets. Let's face it, our local tv news people are not exciting, they are not rich, they are not famous, and they are not really part of this community or very newsworthy. Most would turn their back on this community for a few more bucks. They complain about low pay when they are probably making more than they are worth. I'm glad Andy is covering other community news that really is important. TV news people are not worth the ink the paper used on them.
And who cares when and where Nina is?

At 9:18 AM, April 11, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like hearing about them.

At 9:21 AM, April 13, 2009, Blogger AndyW said...

I think readers, either here or in the paper, do like to know what's going on with the local TV stations. We see these people every day, so if they're suddenly gone or there's someone new, it's natural to want to know a little more.

For us - for me - it's just a question of resources. Is that news more important than explaining unemployment benefits or examine how companies are responding to the recession (just to name a couple stories that I'm actually working on)?

I'm devoting my time to those other areas because those stories are going to run on the front page. That's not a perfect metric, I understand, but for a reporter, leading the newscast or having a story on the front page is a pretty infallible way of telling what your boss think should be your top priority.

In the meantime, I will try to continue to cover local television when and where I can.


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