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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Media Watch

Re: “Media Watch

People still listen to the radio? I'm shocked.

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Posted by journo on 10/26/2014 at 7:53 PM

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Give them something to listen TOO, and they will and do!

Posted by Bill Randal on 10/23/2014 at 4:42 PM

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@newnormal

No, they don't. :(

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Posted by anotherday on 10/09/2014 at 10:49 PM

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Nice to see Mike Christy and Randy Metcalf win awards. Two great photographers and standup guys.

Posted by journo on 10/09/2014 at 4:29 PM

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People still listen to the radio? Holy moly!

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Posted by newnormal on 10/09/2014 at 4:27 PM

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N7IQV: It'll be online soonish.

Posted by Dan Gibson on 10/09/2014 at 2:00 PM

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October 9th...NO Media Watch in this issue, online?

Or, perhaps, no local media anymore?

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Posted by n7iqv on 10/09/2014 at 9:20 AM

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I don't know if this comment will be read in the Tucson Az. area, but I'm fed up with ME-TV seen on KOLD here. They go & change the shows without asking any of the viewers for their input. Every Sunday on the Noir segment, I really looked forward to to The Fugitive. Gone now for some dumbass Adam 12, I don't know, I QUIT. Now, they've replaced Dobie Gillis with that stupid Green Hornet, which sucked when I was a kid back in the 60's. Dobie was only on @ 5am on Sundays as it was. My dvr does NOT record ME-TV @ that time anymore. They are ruining the program down just like TV LAND did. Hey ME-TV, get some viewer input, viewers for your channel are of a different breed. Quit running shows that weren't that good in the first place, we want good old clean black & white rabbit ear TV.

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Posted by Joe Harris on 10/04/2014 at 5:01 PM

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Tucson Weekly should get LAST place for redesigned Web Site,and AZPM for last place because their Web Videos of shows don't work most of the time!!!!

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Posted by North Of The River on 10/04/2014 at 1:26 PM

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How about a column on the revolving door of AM news readers on 89.1 NPR? This week's new name is Tony ... (and not Paniagua).

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 10/02/2014 at 2:04 PM

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Those " awards" are given out like so much popcorn and are pretty much meaningless.

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Posted by Timmothy on 10/02/2014 at 11:21 AM

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Can't help noticing there is no byline on the column this week.

Are we to ASSUME John Shuster wrote it by the familiar stench?

The fact that this column opens with Kudos to KOLD and then later on takes swipes, by name, at KGUN and KVOA but NOT KOLD for weather forecasts speaks volumes.

I suppose the KOLD weather team was telling THEIR viewers "No worries, folks."...?

Why don't you just get some pom-poms and a KOLD cheerleader sweater John?

Oh? You already HAVE them?

John Shuster would have to IMPROVE just to be considered a LAME excuse for a media columnist.

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Posted by InMyOpinion on 10/01/2014 at 5:31 PM

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Some TV Mets are actual meteorologists... just none in Tucson. I worked in the South for several years (where they get actual weather on a regular basis) and the majority of the folks who report on weather there hold at least a Master's degree from reputable schools such as Mississippi State, when I mentioned that a certain chief meteorologist here bragged about getting her degree from MSU's correspondence program they all laughed and said "She's not a real meteorologist, that program is for simpletons." Suffice to say I wasn't surprised the Tucson media blew it on Odile.

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Posted by Manny Luz-Cruz on 09/29/2014 at 11:55 PM

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These weather people are not meteorologists. They took a short course to get certified to read the weather properly without sounding totally stupid. They get their weather forecasting from the National Weather Service. Talking heads and bimbos.

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Posted by Kevin D. Johnson on 09/27/2014 at 7:42 PM

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I thought Kayla the best sports reporter/anchor at KGUN and maybe one of 2 best in Tucson. I wish her well...and we will miss her energy!

Posted by Judi Williams Brauns on 09/27/2014 at 10:52 AM

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Nice shot, "Jose"...... did you enjoy your little ambush? Did it make you feel all puffed up and warm inside?
- M Goodrich

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Posted by weather.wrangler on 09/25/2014 at 10:00 PM

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"The darn computers let them down and the great flood of 2014, or as I like to call it, Nora 2.0"

Very much agree: I was on the air at the time and did go along with the "models" and the "experts" including the PHD level man who was my tutor and called me from his job in California to add his opinion that Nora was going to be a hurricane when it got to Tucson. Wrong, wrong wrong.

I and others on the air at the time got the requisite 40 lashes from the viewing public for that forecast bust.

Turned out the since Nora was a relatively small hurricane system, and after just grazing SE Arizona, it was then easily steered back up thru central Pima County and then up the Colorado River Valley (path of least resistance) and all the way up into Prescott and Southern Utah, as hurricane remnants.

(see the Weather Service summary from that era below-)

From:
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ftp/pub/forecasts/discussion/MIATWSEP



"ZCZC MIATWSEP
TTAA00 KNHC 011409
MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
8 AM PDT WED OCT 01 1997

FOR THE NORTH PACIFIC...EAST OF 140 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE...
...SUMMARY OF TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY DURING SEPTEMBER...

DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER...THERE WERE FIVE TROPICAL
CYCLONES...THREE TROPICAL STORMS AND TWO HURRICANES.

TROPICAL STORM KEVIN FORMED ON 3 SEPTEMBER ABOUT 500 NAUTICAL MILES
SOUTH OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA AND MOVED TOWARD THE
WEST AND WEST-NORTHWEST. IT DISSIPATED OVER COOLER WATERS ON 6
SEPTEMBER AFTER REACHING MAXIMUM WINDS OF 50 KNOTS.

HURRICANE LINDA FORMED ABOUT 650 NAUTICAL MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF
THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA ON 9 SEPTEMBER. IT MOVED TOWARD
THE NORTHWEST AND DEVELOPED INTO AN EXTREMELY POWERFUL CATEGORY 5
HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR/SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE. LINDA BECAME THE
STRONGEST HURRICANE ON RECORD IN THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN ON
12 SEPTEMBER WHEN MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ESTIMATED FROM SATELLITE
REACHED ABOUT 160 KNOTS. THE HURRICANE WAS THEN CENTERED ABOUT 120
NAUTICAL MILES SOUTHEAST OF SOCORRO ISLAND. AT THIS TIME...THE LONG
RANGE GLOBAL MODELS SUGGESTED THAT LINDA COULD EVENTUALLY BECOME A
DIRECT THREAT TO THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST. IN ORDER TO BETTER
DEFINE THE STEERING FLOW IN THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE HURRICANE...THE
NEW NOAA JET AIRCRAFT TOOK MEASUREMENTS AROUND LINDA ON 13 AND 14
SEPTEMBER. WHILE THESE DATA MOST CERTAINLY IMPROVED THE
INITIALIZATION OF THE GLOBAL MODELS...THE IMPACT ON THE MODEL
FORECASTS HAS YET TO BE EVALUATED. BECAUSE OF THE POTENTIALLY
UNIQUE THREAT TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA...AN AIR FORCE RESERVE AIRCRAFT
FLEW INTO THE EYE OF LINDA FOUR TIMES ON 14 SEPTEMBER TO OBTAIN
MEASUREMENTS FROM THE CORE OF THE HURRICANE. LINDA TURNED MORE
TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST...EVENTUALLY MOVING OVER COOLER
WATER...AND WAS DOWNGRADED TO A TROPICAL STORM ON 15 SEPTEMBER AND
TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION ON 17 SEPTEMBER. THE LAST ADVISORY ON LINDA
WAS ISSUED LATE ON 17 SEPTEMBER WHILE THE TROPICAL CYCLONE WAS
CENTERED ABOUT 1000 NAUTICAL MILES WEST OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA
CALIFORNIA. A WEAK SWIRL OF LOW CLOUDS PERSISTED FOR A FEW MORE
DAYS. THE ONLY IMPACT TO THE UNITED SATES WAS HIGH SURF ALONG THE
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST AND AN INCREASE IN SHOWER ACTIVITY OVER
PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHWEST.

TROPICAL STORM MARTY FORMED ON 12 SEPTEMBER FROM AN AREA OF
DISTURBED WEATHER NEAR 11 DEGREES NORTH...HALF WAY BETWEEN BAJA
CALIFORNIA AND THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. MARTY DRIFTED WESTWARD AND THEN
TOWARD THE WEST-SOUTHWEST FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS AND GRADUALLY
DISSIPATED DURING 15 SEPTEMBER.

HURRICANE NORA FORMED ON 16 SEPTEMBER ABOUT 250 NAUTICAL MILES TO
THE SOUTHWEST OF ACAPULCO...FROM AN AREA OF DISTURBED WEATHER THAT
HAD DRIFTED WESTWARD OVER THE PREVIOUS FEW DAYS. THE CYCLONE MOVED
SLOWLY TOWARD THE NORTHWEST...PARALLEL TO THE SOUTHWEST COAST OF
MEXICO...AND WITHIN THREE DAYS IT HAD INTENSIFIED TO A 90-KNOT
HURRICANE. NORA THEN STALLED FOR ABOUT TWO DAYS AND WEAKENED BACK TO
65 KNOTS....PRESUMABLY IN RESPONSE TO THE HURRICANES PROLONGED STAY
OVER WATERS COOLED BY UPWELLING BENEATH THE STORMS CIRCULATION.
NORA RESUMED ITS NORTHWESTWARD TRACK ON THE 21ST AND RESTRENGTHENED.
ITS WINDS PEAKED NEAR 110 KNOTS...JUST BEFORE NORA MOVED OVER THE
COOL WATERS LEFT IN THE WAKE OF HURRICANE LINDA. MORA THEN TURNED
TOWARD THE NORTH AND ACCELERATED ON THE 24TH AND 25TH WHEN AN
UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH DEVELOPED TO THE NORTHWEST. NORA PASSED OVER A
WARM WATER ANOMALY JUST WEST OF BAJA CALIFORNIA AND THEREFORE DID
NOT WEAKEN AS RAPIDLY AS MOST TROPICAL CYCLONES IN THAT AREA. IT WAS
STILL A HURRICANE WHEN IT MADE LANDFALL EARLY ON THE 25TH ON THE
NORTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA...FIRST NEAR PUNTA EUGENIA AND
THEN AGAIN ABOUT 100 NAUTICAL MILES TO THE NORTH. ABOUT 12 HOURS
LATER ITS CENTER CROSSED INTO ARIZONA...NEAR YUMA...WHERE SUSTAINED
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WERE OBSERVED...A RARITY IN THE UNITED
SATES FOR EASTERN PACIFIC TROPICAL CYCLONES. THE SURFACE CIRCULATION
CENTER DEGENERATED DURING THE FOLLOWING 12 HOURS...BUT NEAR-
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS OBSERVED OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHWESTERN
UTAH WERE LIKELY ASSOCIATED WITH THE REMNANT CIRCULATION ALOFT.
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS ALSO ACCOMPANIED NORA OVER NORTHWESTERN MEXICO
AND THE U.S. SOUTHWEST AND CAUSED SOME FLOODING. DAMAGE TOTALS ARE
INCOMPLETE AT THIS TIME BUT MEDIA SUMMARIES OF NORA INCLUDED A
PRELIMINARY ESTIMATE OF AGRICULTURAL LOSSES OF SEVERAL HUNDRED
MILLION DOLLARS. THE NHC HAS NOT RECEIVED ANY REPORTS OF DEATHS
DIRECTLY RELATED TO NORA.

TROPICAL STORM OLAF FORMED IN THE GULF OF TEHUANTEPEC ON 26
SEPTEMBER AND REACHED MAXIMUM WINDS OF 60 KNOTS. OLAF MOVED SLOWLY
NORTHWARD TOWARD THE COAST OF MEXICO BY WAY OF THE GULF OF
TEHUANTEPEC. THE CENTER OF OLAF BARELY MOVED INLAND JUST EAST OF
SALINA CRUZ...PROBABLY PRODUCING HEAVY RAINS AND GUSTY WINDS OVER
PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHEASTERN COAST OF MEXICO. THE CIRCULATION
INTERACTED WITH LAND AND IT WAS NO LONGER IDENTIFIABLE ON 29
SEPTEMBER.

SUMMARY TABLE
MAXIMUM 1-MIN.
NAME DATES WIND (KNOTS)
______________ ___________________ ______________

T.S. KEVIN 3 - 6 SEPTEMBER 50
H LINDA 9 - 17 SEPTEMBER 160
T.S. MARTY 12 - 16 SEPTEMBER 40
H. NORA 16 - 26 SEPTEMBER 110
T.S. OLAF 26 - 29 SEPTEMBER 60

AVILA/MAYFIELD/RAPPAPORT


NNNN"

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Posted by weather.wrangler on 09/25/2014 at 12:41 PM

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Weather hype versus weather report.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 09/25/2014 at 11:02 AM

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I was truly disappointed in following what little news Jim Cantore could report from here. I hope he at least got the chance to sample some of the local cuisine before heading out to the next natural disaster. He also needs to "friend" the commentator above. As I learned DECADES ago from that weekender at 1490 KAIR..."Michael Goodrich said it would be like this"
At least I didn't need to bother filling sandbags at home. Whoopee.

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Posted by n7iqv on 09/25/2014 at 9:40 AM

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What everybody forgot with the ex-hurricane Odile event was the "upstream kicker" off the Pacific Coast. WSW winds from the bottom of that fall-like trough will always force a smaller system off to the NE. Not just the TV kiddies....but EVERYBODY missed that important behavior. (These dominant features have only done this sort of things to small system in the SW for a few millennia...). But the forecast models and younger, less experienced humans in the weather business relied too much on the computer models and forgot about watching a few water vapor satellite loops, and how the trough was already digging southward and beginning to shove Odile out of the state....
respectfully,
Michael Goodrich
(former Tucson TV weather broadcaster)

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Posted by weather wrangler on 09/25/2014 at 5:49 AM

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