Sad to say, Media Watch, most Old Pueblonians wake up every morning with that Tucson Weekly Senior Writer Jim Nintzel and I'MMMM LUUUUPEEEETTTA MUUURRRILLLLLO on their minds.
When they actually could have been fooling around and around and around with Curiosity in their dreams.
Well, kind of, not really, really.
Close enough for now, though, if Old Pueblonians click the correct arrow.
Re: Fool -- who cares?
wow can't believe the weekly gives such easy free press to this guy. Either an obvious buddy at the paper or big fan of the show. Will you cover all d.j.'s illnesses and medical issues from now on? Too coincidental ref. the guns thing too. And yes, only an idiot would shoot w/o good hearing protection. PS: Most d.j.s have hearing issues anyway. Get back to reporting some real media stories.
Almost every reputable firing range I have ever been to would not allow a shooter to the firing line without proper ear protection. Either Fooks is an idiot or he went to a wildcat range. There is another possibility, he made the crap up as another so-called slam at gun owners.
Add to the list of those previously burned by Avalon and Sprei, one who was invited to work at the station as the network engineer. I show up for the first day of work, only to find the doors locked and that no one had their phone on. Neither Avalon or Sprei would answer calls, respond to e-mail or voice mail, or do even the least thing to acknowledge my attempts at contact.
I wish I'd seen these comments before leaving what little part time work I had, because now I'm out of work altogether. Avalon promises great things will happen, claims to have 30 years in radio, but is nothing but a bullsh!t artist who cares nothing about what her broken agreements do to other people's lives. FYI, Avalon now signs her documents as President, Hudson Communications.
As for Sprei, he is a witting and willing accomplice. He sits there aiding and abetting Avalon in her madness (nothing else to call it), and should be sued for the way he lets Avalon wreak havoc in people's lives. Whether the station lives or dies in his hands, but he seems oblivious to it all.
What problems the station has are blamed on former employees attempting to sabotage the station; Alan Michaels take note, in particular, take note. You are the favorite target, buddy.
The latest target of Avalon and Sprei's malicious behavior
As far as we know, those notorious Chinese hackers for some mysterious reason, haven't infiltrated John Humenik's and Maria Parham's Arizona Daily Star network. Perhaps a sensible lack of fascination with the tacky upside-down glass pyramid at Speedway and Wilmot? Or the lumberjack at Glenn and whatever it is...
oops! forgot. Sorry, one of the phones rang
"In other changes at the Star, Maria Parham has been named editorial page editor,..." (posted by John Schuster, January 31, 2013)
News up, John Schuster: according to her LinkedIn page, Maria Parham advanced to the dumb newspaper's editorial page editor January, 2012, a year ago, not recently. But that may be a typo on her part. Of course, certainly.
Needless to say, as you report, (the clumsy and cloddish) John Bolton is now night editor, as near as anyone can determine...
To me, Scott will always be the guy at Greyhound Park who announced "There goes the rabbit."
Bikes for kids. Every year at the holidays. Enough said .
It's nice that Scott can get election night numbers, when the folks COUNTING the numbers can't figure out how to do it. He's the successor to Bert Lee, no doubt.
More could be said about John Scott's lasting contributions to this community. He was instrumental in founding the Tucson Business Coalition in the early 90s, which has morphed into the Tucson Small Business Committee, an influential arm of Mayor and Council for a couple of decades. His coverage of local elections brings up to the minute returns and candidates comments on election night. And, although his general purview is political, he has been remarkably even handed in giving voice to all comers. In a sense, John Scott is Tucson's Bill O'Reilly!
I guess it's OK for me to admit this now: when Alan Michaels was there, I was going to host afternoons on KWFM...
The Winter 2012 ratings period you reference actually covered last January 2012 through March 28th followed by the the Spring 2012 book, the Summer 2012 book and finally the Fall 2012 book.
Those are the most recent numbers and they were just released Tuesday January 8th, 2013.
Is KWFM paying the fees the go along with playing all that music or are they just doing what ever they want without the fear of consequence. (again)
If I were 94.9 MIX or 106 The Groove and was paying the appropriate fees and following the rules of the FCC, BMI and other requirements, I would be quite upset that KWFM/KJLL gets to just do as they please without responsibility/punishment.
As far as Progressive talk, the jolt (1330 AMs old format) did infact work! while under the direction of John C Scott. The reason being that he had the rest of the stations hours sold out as brokered air. Local shows/hosts that payed good money to be on the air and advertise or talk about real local issues. Then Ed Shultz, Alan Colmes, and others were peppered in to round out the line up. That all went down the drain when John and crew were ousted and the new GM, the owners new GF took over.
I enjoyed it when it was the Jolt under John C Scotts control. Too bad. That's what radio needs to be in this world of corp. radio. All local radio is just about gone. As far as a complete Liberal station? Who knows.
@northstar77, sponsors do not show up without listeners.
The Progressive Talk format has failed in almost every market it has been rolled out in, even the liberal and progressive bastions where you would think it would work.
Progressive outlets do much better in the online world.
Tucson currently has a radio station for almost (again ... almost) every genre. The one that's blatantly missing is PROGRESSIVE TALK! Why can't a station find sponsors for progressive content? I know I would tune in along with a whole lot of other folks.
Bring Adrienne Mackey over to KIIM had to have brought followers. She had a big following at KLPX, and is very active in the Social Media arena.
This is still last week's column....
The KMXZ morning show is getting old and Bobby Rich is not all that great. Turning the program off in the morning is better than listening to the trio with their editorials and terrible humor.
It will be nice when the winds of change come to KMXZ...evidentally not soon enough.
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