Thursday, December 31, 2009

Leaving

We've been inundated with reports that KMTV sports director Travis Justice is leaving the station (and broadcasting), effective January 10th. Depending on how his spot is filled, this could be a boost for the kids at Channel 3rd.

Additionally, Channel Sux sports reporter/anchor Merlin Klaus is said to have tendered his resignation again, this time to take a job with Douglas County. We have not heard what his duties there will be. If we had the power to fire everyone at WOWT, Klaus is one of about three people we'd keep. So his leaving makes perfect sense. Can you imagine having to tell people Ross Jernstrom is your boss?

As one alert reader notes, the last half of 2009 has been marked by turnover at local sports desks. KETV lost Matt Schick to radio over the summer, and WOWT's Dave Webber semi-retired in the fall to spend more time doing dental insurance and car commercials.

Isn't it about time for Ann Schatz to resurface?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Two front teeth

Channel Sux's Jimmy Thiedlecki is, indeed, the Ghost of Christmas Stupid.

During Tuesday's morning program, Jimmy reported that New York EMS workers were facing questions after refusing to help a woman who "allegedly died."

God bleth uth everyone!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Test?

Is John Knicely mentally retarded?

During Wednesday's 6 p.m. newscast, Channel Sux's lead anchor read a story about the death of Walt Disney nephew Roy Disney. J-Pa actually said that Roy "was seven years younger than his father and uncle."

Really. Can't anyone in management come up with a better way to allocate SuxNews salary dollars?

Based on a report from an alert reader, at least something's going right at that joke of a station. During Wednesday's midday time-waster, a penguin improved the quality of the broadcast by taking a dump on Jimmy Thiedlecki.

It seems only fitting that the source of so much on-air shit would be the recipient for once.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Dewey Defeats Truman

Congrats to SuxNews twits, led by fill-in amateur anchorette Ann McIntire, who proclaimed the Cornhuskers Big 12 football champions during the last 10 seconds of Saturday's 10 p.m. newscast. (The Huskers lost the championship game to Texas by a score of 13-12, on a bizarre, last-second field goal.)

Several KETV staffers appeared to be trying out for jobs at Channel Sux as they attempted to air live coverage of coach Bo Pelini's news conference.

On three occasions, viewers were told they were about to see Pelini, which turned out to be true. The only problem was that, each time there was a shot of Pelini speaking, there was no accompanying audio.

A flummoxed on-the-spot sports anchor John Schuetz, in-studio news anchor Todd Andrews, and totally overmatched in-studio pubescent sports anchor Steve Henneberry bumbled and fumbled for at least two minutes until someone finally managed to locate the audio controls.

Watching this display was almost as comical as that of a week earlier, when after the Huskers defeated Colorado, Channel 7 remote reporter Matt Schick's standups were enhanced by a drunken fan who repeatedly mouthed to the camera that Schick was a tool and flashed a "camel-toe" hand gesture. No matter how tight the camera shot got, the inebriated Husker-supporter managed to elbow his way onscreen.

Give that man another beer. He probably needs it after Saturday's game.
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