It gives us reason to wonder if Channel Sux's dim-bulb anchorman John "J-Pa" Knicely might soon join the ranks of the unemployed amid a national trend of stations dismissing longtime, high-salary anchors.
According to the aforementioned article,
Across the country, longtime local TV anchors are a dying breed. Facing an economic slump and a severe advertising downturn, many stations have cut costs drastically in the last year, and veteran anchors, with their expensive contracts, seem to be shouldering a disproportionate share of the cutbacks. When station managers are forced to make cuts, hefty anchor salaries are a tempting target.On the other hand, getting rid of J-Pa won't do a bit of good if he's replaced with the low-rent talent on the SuxNews bench, e.g., Jimmy "Loud Thpitter" Thiedlecki or Brian "Doughball" Mastre.