"Pickering left the industry altogether to pursue other opportunities after completing his MBA from the UA."
I'm sure the fact the he didn't get Chuck George's position at KOLD or Rob Guarino's position at KVOA had NOTHING to do with Pickering's decision to leave.
I'll miss Kayla. I like her style.
I'll warn my Central Ohio friends Kayla is coming to town.
I will miss Aaron Pickering. I thought he did a great job for KOLD, and wish him well.
The Buckmaster days were the best.
Unfortunately, given the nature of commercial TV, my impression of Tom McNamara is an air head, making ridiculous comments about fluffy stories, as most TV talking heads are wont to do.
I'm sorry AZPM had to resort to having him in the chair. But I will still watch the show, given my loyalty to the station.
I wish Arizona Illustrated good luck. However, I will continue to miss the older version (in the Buckmaster years) where you frequently got DAILY in-depth reports of local stories of interest. Political reports in particular were often BREAKING news stories on AI, and not something tossed in after the latest monsoon update, as most commercial stations do now. (substitute "fluff piece", if it didn't rain)
"...a new look and a variety of time slots..."
Is this KUAT's idea of an audience builder? Move the program around to make it harder than ever to find Arizona Illustrated? With all the schedule shuffling to accommodate an almost unending series of fundraisers, AZPM keeps driving viewers away from what used to be favorite programs. When familiar shows can't be found, sometimes for weeks at a time, it becomes apparent there is a problem in overall management at the stations. Maybe someone at the UofA needs to take a closer look at some reasons besides the lousy economy for the need of running those fundraisers nearly all year long.
Maybe that nearly quarter-million-dollar-a-year "manager" position could use some trimming.
Where is this week's column?
Just a simple question, is Media Watch ever going to get back to reporting on the tv scene in Tucson? Seems like it's been a long dry spell.
Clear Channel, owner of KNST, uses the tagline "More Stimulating Talk Radio" on KFI, its powerhouse talker in Los Angeles. So it's not surprising CC is sticking that tag on a sister station.
In Ferguson a veteran police officer was suspended for posting a racist video on social media, as well as his bragging on oath keeper membership, one has to wonder why do folks shoot themselves in the proverbial foot for no valid reason other than their inability to control their emotions or personal beliefs?
KNST is still broadcasting? My tuner has been on KVOI for some time...one of the few stations with local programming AND local owners, and a clue about local politics, too.
This is much like the ADS trying to sell online subscriptions. Free, it was a stretch. pay for it? Buh bye!
Or you can just listen to KCDX out of Florence (www.kcdx.com).
Or KTBX, its similarly-formatted sibling out of Tubac at 98.1 (hearable in most of Tucson).
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