For God Sake it's only the weather! Get a life.
I would love for 1290 to put Brad & Schu back on. I haven't been able to listen to the garbage they are putting out this year. It is pathetic on the 1st listen, I can't imagine hearing it twice. The pre and post game used to be mandatory listening, now I don't bother. It is about as lame as that clown Herb "Max" Crowe is on the radio. Crowe isn't just ignoring Schu, he doesn't seem to answering anybody's emails when they complain. What are the big bosses going to say when they see the pathetic new ratings? UofA should step in, it degrades their product.
Hey master Herb and company have made all their respective companies "billions" of dollars and who are YOU or even little old ME to judge what they know...or how successful radio is done. :(
Interesting that the new guy puts great emphases that he is a "happy person", considering chucks issues, sort of slap in the face if you asked me.
And I started calling him Chief Meteorologist Aaron Pickering after CG announced his resignation; boy do I feel foolish.
Nothing against the new guy Kevin Jeanes (he didn't hire himself), as I'm sure he'll do fine. Erin's working on her PhD and Aaron is almost done with his MBA studies, either of which may or may not translate to another job outside of KOLD afterward. They've both been here for about 7 years and would've been suitable replacements, hence I agree with the other sentiments expressed here about them. Wouldn't be surprised if either one or both leaves in the next couple years.
You'd ideally hope Aaron and/or Erin would've been offered the job and refused, but for all we know neither one of them could have wanted it and decided not to bother to apply.
It is too bad the television stations in Tucson do not utilize people with real forecast experience. It seems to be the trend across the country to hire broadcaster with an interest in weather. As a retired weather forecaster and USAF Master Meteorologist, I was told I was over qualified at several locations across the country. I even have a degree in Journalism to go with my degrees in Meteorology. DM has a significant talent pool of "real" weather forecasters, folks who create their own forecasts, rather than read the generalized dribble that comes from the National Weather Service. But veterans seldom get a real chance to utilize their experience and knowledge in this country.
People still watch KOLD? Quite frankly, their people are unattractive. If I am going to see bad news, I want the people to be attractive.
I noticed the second hour was a repeat while doing my black Friday shopping and listening to the pregame report. I did have to do a double take and wonder if they were reading a script or if it was a recording, but I figured it out quickly. Certainly doesn't make me want to keep listening.
Bad move KOLD. You have two great and very educated meteorologists who could have easily slid into the "Chief" position, but instead you did what many other corporate media giants do and refuse to promote from within. Again bad move. Don't be surprised when Erin and Aaron accept a better offer from outside the market. If you don't take care of your staff, then they certainly WILL NOT take care of YOU.
"We had a hurricane, a huge forest fire and an earthquake all in one week in Virginia ..."
but only one of those is actually a weather event...
Shoo -- You certainly are grinding that ax, aren't you? We know you were canned by 1290 and this is your 2nd negative column about the station. Not say you don't bring up some valid points, but I see where Brad is getting airtime periodically on the station as a fill-in, but you have not been back. Is there more to the story than you have shared, or are you just using your position as a columnist to take shots at the station? "Inquiring minds want to know" ....
Why wasn't Aaron Pickering chosen as chief meteorologist? He's been there awhile and is very good. Why don't these stations choose to promote from within? They always go outside the box. Well, I bet you'll see Aaron and Erin Jordan leaving soon since they weren't promoted. Shame on you KOLD!
Yes @fraser007, that will mean having to pay to read it online. Odds are they'll do like how other papers do, and give you X number of story reads free each month, then the rest will require a monthly subscription.
Fear not, though: you'll still be able to read UA basketball and football coverage (FOR FREE) here: http://bleacherreport.com/users/2861968-br…
Can you explain the last paragraph? Is the Star going to charge to be able to read the online version in 2014?
That will be the death rattle if the paper. I used to enjoy reading the Sunday edition. Now I go through it in 10 minutes. Only the sports section is readable. 2/3 of the Sunday paper is ads. My recycling can is always filled.
Hey Star home delivery subscribers -- did you know you are paying a $2 premium to have the Thanksgiving Day paper delivered -- the same paper that will be chock full of ads.. that companies have PAID the Star to deliver!
Has anybody been looking at the Star's sports pages lately? Full of errors -- where is the copy desk? Oh right, it's now a universal desk. Unbelievable the number of mistakes. Day after day.
Reporters used to get dinged for 2 corrections a year! Now they don't even bother to run corrections - likely because Humenik and the rest don't eve realize mistakes have been made.
How long before it goes under?
She is so incredibly sexy. The gorgeous women is the only reason to watch KVOA
the basketball pregame, like the football pregame, is now unlistenable. bums me out
Tonya: That's because all Cumulus, Clear Channel, and other big broadcasting companies run things from a power central somewhere in a hidden bunker, behind a curtain, and without any concern for what really is broadcast.
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