Friday, April 23, 2010


Monday marks the debut of Channel 3rd's run at a morning/midday local talk show.

Hosted by former KM3rd reporter Mary Martin (formerly Nelson) and Mike DiGiacomo, a recovering reporter from KETV, Morning Blend appears to be a "pay to play" offering that will focus on businesses who have purchased time from Channel 3rd's owner, Journal Broadcasting.

The last local talk program we can recall being produced at 3rd was Good Morning Day, an early-80s groaner hosted by longtime KMTV personality Joni Ballion and station-hopping radio morning host Dave Wingert. While the show was almost painful to watch back then (it lasted only a few months), it might look like Meet the Press if held up against what passes for early morning programming on Channels 3rd and Sux these days.

We're anxious to see what the folks at 3rd can slap together as they attempt to fill huge chunks of airtime with what are likely to be little more than unrehearsed infomercials. While we liked both DiGiacomo's and Martin's work as local reporters, it's hard to see this having a good outcome for either of them, unless it helps them get better gigs somewhere else.


KM3 Alum said...

First, it was called "Good Day". Second, it wasn't bad, and it certainly was not pay for play--they even interviewed the Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court on on occasion.
That said, it probably was more fun to be on the crew than watching the show.

Helio said...

Haven't seen the show yet but the commercial of Mary Martin dancing is pretty annoying.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't "Good Day" on KPTM? Back when Ron Gerard was still there? That AM show did not last long, but I think Taylor Wilson was one of the hosts.

ajwees41 said...

Good DayLive on KPTM was from LA not local Jillian Barbrie did the weather

kdklown said...

This new show sounds "wacky"! Could someone please DVR all the shows so we can have a video record of this Edward R. Murrowish program AFTER the 60 days that this program lasts?

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