any idea what's going to happen on 1490am now that oehler is gone?
if you and brad get the slot, i'll listen!
Is KFNN going to drop the local sports show altogether or is someone else coming on board?
Ed Havens was also a great resource for our news operations at KFLT as well, too bad the Tucson Weekly didn't have that information to add to the list of stations who worked with him. His expertise and quick newswriting ability is certainly missed!
Let's just be honest, listening to KLPX brings back the memories, (what ever they may be) of our youth and maybe what seemedlike less complicated times. I remember the summer KLPX debuted. I went to a record store on Broadway and got my station T-shirt and a
membership card. I got away from the music for a lot of years, but finally came back, and listening and singing to it makes me feel young
and I get some good feelings from it (at least the songs and artists I like). Quite honestly, there were a lot of bands I never followed then,
so hearing them is new to me. I like the live shows, and you know it takes a lot to perform on stage, especially when you a senior citizen!
But it keeps them young too, so let's just shut up and let KLPX play the music loud!
The whole KLPX part of this column was so meandering and rambly that I have no idea what it was really about. It made my head hurt. Next time, pick a topic.
I hear KLPX is hiring a new DJ named Dusty Cooch.
New Normal Rock is so much better than the crap on KLPX. How many times can you hear Free Bird or awful music by Queen? Queen sucked in 1970 and they still suck today.
The Krokus song's title is "Long Stick Goes Boom", not "Big Stick Goes Boom".
Daniel Berk took over Ryan Finley's UAFB beat. Pat was the FB/BKB sidebar writer, wrote features and was the UA Softball beat writer, amongst other things.
Sad to see him go, but Kori got a heck of an offer in Chicago. Congrats to them.
Rob Guarino is still in town running some sort of weather consultant business.
I am personally more concerned about the whereabouts and possible criminal activity of the woman Genesee Pineda. When I searched her named she showed up in a 2008 news story pictured in a church burnt down On rose not Ave. by arsonists, losing Thousands of dollars in donated goods For The Giving Tree Outreach program for homeless children. This woman is up to something, this is not her first time in the right place at the wrong time......or just coincidently just at the right time to get something out of it for herself. I would be finding this woman and doing some major checking on what she has been up to !
Independent country radio is alive and well in Texas.
And Gov. Brewer continues to Dope the news agencies. They have failed to report about the real Jan. Brewer and her issues, laws she signed and vetoes.
Not one News agency press the woman about her sons suicide. Since when do they become wimps and not press the issue. There was no confirmation that a suicide ever happened nor did anyone come forward about this situation. It was just in limbo for a few days.
Since when does a news agency not press any issue. Esp. this one.
Just goes to show how useless these stations have become, I feel their main interest is not to provide newsworthy news. They get rid of seasoned employees because they don't want to pay wages, recent changes in personnel tell the story.
Who cares whether their news is accurate? They talk about the weather most of the time anyway, where accuracy doesn't matter.
"It will be hot and sunny today with a 10% chance of rain. And now, more weather..."
So, there was "intense debate" at KVOA about "our decision to sit on this suicide farce"?
In other words, once the suicide story ran on Sunday - a story that ran without, apparently, ANYONE asking TPD or any other agency to confirm - by Monday, everyone KNEW it was fake and THEN there was a QUESTION about whether to come clean and admit it was fake and KVOA fell for it?
That's damning in itself. Wonder who in the newsroom said, "We screwed up royally, but let's not tell anyone we got something so wrong."
There are a lot of things that happen behind the scenes viewers don't know about. There was intense debate in the KVOA newsroom about our decision to sit on this suicide farce. We knew about it Monday after and followed up with phone calls that day. We decided to hold on it until absolute confirmation from TPD. The whole thing was so bizarre we didn't want to get it wrong again.
This wouldn't have happened on Carr's watch
I'm just a person who spent more than 30 years in journalism. The first time I heard of this story, my first thought was, "How the hell does a 10-year-old commit suicide?" The second was, "Why isn't anyone saying anything more about this?" Either question would have led a credible journalist to find out the real story. If so-called reporters don't have enough instincts to ask such questions, then someone in the newsroom should. If there isn't anyone in the newsroom who has those instincts, then the whole damn newsroom should be scuttled, especially the person in charge.
Having a story like this happen on a Sunday is no excuse to have absafrickinlutely no one in the operation who knows what real journalism is. Hey, wake up, broadcasters! It's a 24/7 news cycle and you guys helped create that! No excuses.
Arnold's weak-kneed reaction to a legitimate question on how his employees handled this is no excuse, either. (Where is KVOA's explanation?)
Thanks, John, for looking into this so far. I hope you or someone else keeps an eye on this. In this world where people are more apt to believe a misspelled Facebook meme than a legitimate news report (and realize what the damn difference is), someone needs to let people know that they reap what they sow if they continue to let things like this slip away into oblivion and don't demand better from the people charged with delivering the "news" in Tucson.
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