Another column down the drain. Same direction the weekly is going.
You took a good community paper and started ruining it right after the sale. You should be proud of yourselves.
Talk to the 13 announcers who have left Downtown Radio in less than a year. I'm sure you'll hear plenty of negative feedback.
No negative comments about the station??? But a multitude of people mistreated and dismissed by a control freak of a station manager at Downtown Radio. Plenty of internal complaints about the manager but no board to address as he controls everything. There's quite a lot of complaints about unprofessional-ism even harassment of female announcers. Slander, defamation seems to be the go to of the station manager after he mistreats and wrongfully dismisses people. LOTS of complaints. It's a 501c3 being run for the profit of the GM. Dig a little deeper, Schu
Sad this is your last column and that this is the subject matter.
So video really HAS killed the radio star, as well as print journalism, and it will likely soon kill journalism itself. Now only Jim Nintzel's work distinguishes the Weekly from the lifestyle mags /rags that litter the Republican areas of town.
wow, glad I caught this column - just want to say thanks for your efforts to cover the turmoil at kxci a few years ago.
I wonder where you'll end up? Could it be the hokey web site you spent the whole column plugging? As always, fantastic journalistic integrity, bub.
Hate to see you go, hope it was your decision. Your column was always so chock full of interesting info and gossip. You lasted a long time under the new regime. I wish you well in all your endeavors.
have had your column bookmarked in my media folder, bummed to have to delete it.
wish you were back doing pre/post for football/basketball. just cannot listen to who luke is working with.
Thank you for all of your work, John. Good luck on your next chapter!
Dang! How in tarnation am I gonna keep up with Tucson's best cast of characters and the theaters in which they perform? I've very much enjoyed reading your items over the past number of years. Folks like Allison Alexander, Bob Richardson and the Lisaius' must be releived!
I hope this was your own decision John! I always loved reading your columns and you gave insightful information on the media business.
Only reason I came to this site was to read this column, sad to see it come to an end. +1 on the blog idea!
Good luck John. I have enjoyed reading your coverage and occasionally even your odd opinions. I will miss this feature, which has been the only regular visit I've made over the past couple of years.
This is one of the few sections of the Weekly that has actually involved reporting/journalism and not opinion. Sad to see you go. Write a blog and let us know what really happened behind the scenes with the end of this column! It would be fitting! :-)
This is what happens when out of town conglomerates buy up local media outlets.
Learned a lot from your column. Sorry to see you go.
I always looked forward to your column, so thanks for writing. Sadly, there's nothing much worth reading in the Weekly any more.
Hansen may be pining for Utah, but he's taken plenty of pot shots at the University of Utah's teams over the years -- most recently denigrating their men's basketball coach. Anyway, thanks for one of the better written columns in the TW and good luck with whatever's next!
Is Media Watch now kaput?
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