Perhaps people are tuning out because the playlist is terrible (Sam Hunt) and repetitive.
Local TV news is a joke. They are all competing for a rapidly shrinking audience. What can you expect when in a half an hour there is only 16 minutes of actual content and the rest is commercials.
It will be gone in a few more years . It's also one of the biggest staffing costs for a station. Soon TV stations won't be able to afford the staffing.
The "it's summer so there are fewer people here" argument won't wash anymore. Maybe when Tucson was a small city, but now that there are close to a million in the area (city and county) there are plenty of people here year round. The amount of people who actually leave for the summer is probably less than 2% if that.
Speaking of Nielsen, any word on the November ratings book for our local TV stations?
Diaries, as a source of radio and, especially, TV ratings, are an absolute farce.
Shame on Arbitron and Nielsen for sampling listening and viewership as if it were still 1950.
I heard a strange noise the other day as I drove past Roger & Oracle roads. Best I can describe, it sounded like a concert of sales people NASH-ing their teeth.
Looks like Channel 13 has returned to calling itself "KOLD" and has some primary color graphics.
And KGUN appears to have some new graphics as well.
Gurule is moving to Santa Fe, N.M., where he will be a law enforcement public information officer.
Does anybody know what happened to Greg Gurule?
Every other week=very bad move!
Sorry to hear of another cutback in local media. Media Watch was the primary reason I continue to look forward to my Thursday email (yes, I gave up trying to find an unshredded paper Weekly a couple years ago). Now, I guess the online version might do well to offer alternative week issues of Media Watch and the Play with Yourself column, but only time will tell.
PS. I never watched "Community" when it was on TV, either.
Please don't confuse Acccess Tucson and Brink Media! Brink Media is a for profit company, beleaves in content control and is not public access but rather private access. Access Tucson is still alive and will be heading strongly into the future to provide true public access. Good luck Brink hope you don't loose the franchise fees from Cox the city gets.I do not see Cox liking a for profit company running a channel.
I don't get it, the City has Channel 12 to tell their stories. If I wanted to learn to tell stories I'd take classes at Pima Community College or UA. Access Tucson was like a library with resources, a community. I don't have the room or resources to produce my own show. I MISS ACCESS TUCSON!
How about the story of how Steve Russo stole $1-Million of property from me, my retirement assets!
Another local TV commercial guy that's pretty hilarious is Scott Lehman over at Premier Auto. His Heat Miser commercials this month had me rolling on the floor. They were awesome in the way that something totally wrong is awesome. He changes up his theme every month and sometimes it's funny, sometimes not as much. But I daresay he's starting to give Chris Edwards a run for the money in the goofball commercial-spoof dept.
How does this amount to anything more than a PR piece for Lotus? You're a schill, Schuster. Do you actually report anymore or just recycle press releases for whatever media conglomerate buys you lunch?
John, having many years in Media, love reading your comments, please keep going and have a good year Marv Kirchler
Hi there & Best to You in this Holiday Season!
Now, for one gentle comment: hoping to have some television reporting on Media Watch in 2016. I've been good this year & Santa will back me up on that, so here's hoping for some television coverage in 2016! Woo Hoo!!
Giving up on Cranky for the Holidays! :-)
Another leaving local TV (Kgun). No surprise. Low ...low pay makes for a revolving door in local TV.
The pay is disgusting. The owners suck the dollars out of Tucson. Always have, always will.
It looks like Wild Country 97.1 is now calling itself 97.1 The Bull.
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