Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Watching the Weather and Holding Our Tongues

• The storm that caused KETV's Bill Randby to nearly soil himself on Monday's 5 p.m. newscast continues to make its way across the country. At 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Randby pegged our chance for significant snowfall at 70%, as did KXVO/KPTM's Tyson Pearsall. KMTV's Ryan McPike put the likelihood at 50%, while WOWT Ejacuweather's Jim Flowers declined to put his guess in percentage terms. Stay tuned.

• We are being besieged by emails asking for our review of KXVO's 10 p.m. newscast, which debuted on Monday. We are withholding comment for a few days until the kinks are worked out (or institutionalized), but, so far, we have to say it doesn't look any worse than WOWT's 4 p.m. offering, where they read grocery and gasoline prices and try to pass that off as news.


splog2 said...

You should spend a little time in Lincoln town and watch the locals or should I say yokels?

nebraskatv said...

Did KXVO ever hire the "On air marketing host"?????
we know the have a new anchor now..

newsperson said...

doesn't look any worse than 6's 4pm?? Are you KIDDING me? I've seen cable access shows better than that, honest to god.

joeygrisgris said...

Just checked the KPTM/KXVO job listings, and they are taking applications for 9, count 'em 9, positions....everything from the "on air marketing host" to a weekend director, anchor/reporters, all the way down to clerical. Geez....I realize this is KPTM, but doesn't that indicate that pretty much every job there is open? I have no broadcast marginally funny (looking) and can at least talk semi-coherently. I think I will apply.

Joe Swank said...

I would agree with newsperson. That newscast is a JOKE. I tried to watch the last couple of nights for a few minutes and couldnt stop laughing at that set. It looks like she is broadcasting out of her basement with a homemade set.

To say it doesnt look worse then 6's 4pm to me that just kills a lot of your crediblity and indicates your judgement is way to skewed and you just have it out for 6.

I lost a lot of respect for your commentary after that remark.

ego_bruiser said...

It's safe to say we can expect great damage to KPTM and KXVO come February.
Yes, there are several job openings, the "vets" were sick of the incompetent newbies coming in blindly and an Executive Producer that doesn't know her head from a hole in the ground. (Talk about a true idiot that only repeats other people's ideas and thinks the world evolves around her....or is that Tracy Jacim?)
KPTM had made hiring mistakes and are slowly realizing it, but aren't willing to admit it. Now it's getting to the point where all of the good workers are leaving and they are going to suffer drastically.

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