Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Discovery filming in the Springs

From the release:

Investigation Discovery film crews will be in Colorado Springs, CO today, Wednesday, April 29 through Friday, May 1 to film segments for the upcoming season of CALL 911. The crew will cover three real-life emergency situations that previously took place in the county. One story being filmed is when a daughter calls 911 because her family is trapped in a house fire. Before the firefighters arrive, the family is forced to jump from the second floor to save themselves. Additional stories being covered are a five-year old girl who finds her diabetic father losing consciousness and an eight-year-old daughter who calls 911 when her mother is having a stroke.

More Clear Channel layoffs

All Access is reporting that Clear Channel is laying off hundreds more company-wide. 590, to be exact. The radio giant owns KKLI, KIBT, KVUU, KDZA and KCCY in the Springs.

This is the second round of layoffs this year for CC. Local on-air staff were spared in the first round, although other departments took a hit. No word yet on what's happening this time.

The good news, such as it is, is that Clear Channel is being remarkably generous with severance - 3 to 9 months for most employees.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

KKLI wins Crystal radio award

KKLI (106.3 FM) was one of 10 winners nationally of the National Association of Broadcasters' Crystal Radio Award, which is given for outstanding public service. Sort of a big deal.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

KOAA, KKTV win Murrow awards

KOAA/Channels 5&30’s James Jarman and KKTV/Channel 11’s Jesse Kurtz won 2009 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association.

Jarman won the investigative reporting prize for his hidden camera investigation of former Fourth Judicial District Attorney John Newsome.

Kurtz won the sports reporting prize for his story on a cancer survivor who became a mountain bike racer.