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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Media Watch

Re: “Media Watch

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.

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Posted by MrUltimate on 09/15/2016 at 5:34 PM

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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! :-)

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Posted by HumanBean on 09/15/2016 at 5:20 PM

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This is what happens when out of town conglomerates buy up local media outlets.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 09/15/2016 at 2:21 PM

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Learned a lot from your column. Sorry to see you go.

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Posted by Jus'me on 09/15/2016 at 1:15 PM

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I always looked forward to your column, so thanks for writing. Sadly, there's nothing much worth reading in the Weekly any more.

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Posted by Da Coach on 09/15/2016 at 12:29 PM

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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!

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Posted by Firsttimecaller on 09/15/2016 at 10:37 AM

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Is Media Watch now kaput?

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 09/15/2016 at 9:37 AM

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Tired of PC, the media is no longer worth watching. They are extensions of political parties controlled by the big money foundation frauds.

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Posted by Nations Have Borders on 09/15/2016 at 9:27 AM

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Why is this the last media watch, or maybe I should say radio only watch, column? This used to be a good column.......& maybe that's why it's the last.

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Posted by tiredofpc on 09/15/2016 at 8:18 AM

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Really? "Pete Delgado told the Weekly, "(Bob Richardson) Was HARD-ON people"

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Posted by MrUltimate on 09/08/2016 at 6:17 PM

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Is Dino a wop?

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Posted by likeus101 on 09/01/2016 at 11:50 AM

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Sony Wasu was totally biased in her reporting on a student fight at Sahuaro HS relying on a "source" who was the mother of the "victim" who started the fight. Good riddance.

Posted by ayrton on 08/26/2016 at 6:43 PM

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Best wishes John. Actually both Johns. Do it Schuster!

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Posted by Rat T on 08/26/2016 at 2:31 PM

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John Justice just left The Truth 104fm station. Did you know that?

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Posted by MrUltimate on 08/25/2016 at 7:26 PM

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"soon-to-be erstwhile"? That'll be TW's loss...

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Posted by Firsttimecaller on 08/20/2016 at 9:23 AM

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"The newspaper industry is suffering. That’s bad news for journalists..." Journalism: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Posted by Slick Show on 08/18/2016 at 4:25 PM

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"Best Buy," "about 20 employees." Face it — John likes to make stuff up.

Posted by R.J. on 08/14/2016 at 2:59 AM

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...not all *too* long ago.

You, too, two, 2, tu.

It gets hard to, too, two, 2, tu keep track sometimes.

Sorry. DC

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 08/06/2016 at 9:07 AM

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Let me help with clearing this up.

Yes, the building was a LaBelles. They also had a a location on the NW corner of 22nd Street and Craycroft Road, long before there was a titty bar in that same "strip mall" (chuckle) that has changed names probably more times than I bothered to change my underwear this week. (I know, ewww! At least I don't go commando; but I digress...)

The location at the NE corner of Fort Lowell Road and Oracle Road (or possibly still very much considered HWY 77 at the time, I'm a bit fuzzy on that because I grew up on the east side of town outside of city limits. Sorry!) changed their name to Best at approximately the same time as the 22nd Street location, which as far as I'm concerned indicates either a buyout or a corporate name change.

If my fuzzy memory serves me right, this all took place at least 25 to 35 years ago; oddly enough, the year 1986 strikes me as correct. Sorry that I'm not more exact on those numbers, this is something that hasn't crossed my mind for years. Although, not all to long ago, possibly about 3 years ago, Mr. Schuster made the same mistake when labeling this area as a former location for Best Buy. Shame on you John! You should read the comments that accompany your articles, you might actually learn something.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 08/06/2016 at 8:38 AM

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I believe the building at Ft. Lowell & Oracle began life as LaBelle's, a Catalog Showroom store, and became a Best & Company for a while (another catalog showroom) before it began to house radio stations.

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Posted by DoesTheNameLabellesRingABell on 08/06/2016 at 2:54 AM

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