The Star began its White Mountain distribution cutback Sept. 16 and plans to return to its summer circulation figures around Easter.
"Delivery in the White Mountains is seasonal. Tucsonans are coming back into town, so we will cut back on our circulation through the fall and winter. We will resume in the spring when folks start to escape the heat in Tucson," said managing editor Teri Hayt via e-mail.
This is the fact despite Hayt's insistence, via e-mail, that the Star has no such policy.
When pressed with a follow-up e-mail explaining that the Media Watch columnist received past e-mails from Star interview subjects that said an e-mail policy was indeed in effect, she responded, via e-mail, with this response.
"We only ask the Weekly to submit questions in writing. The Star has been misrepresented and many staffers misquoted over the years. Written questions and responses keep the record straight."
Shame on you, Tucson Weekly. That said, it might be something to keep in mind for those who feel the Star has misrepresented them at some point in the past. Instead of allowing a Star reporter the convenience of a phone or personal interview, one might consider asking the Star to submit questions in writing. After all, written questions and responses keep the record straight.
Kelly Puchowicz, Jacqueline Recinos and Nancy Pohanic will aid the KUAT sales force as well.
The KUAT Communications Group also includes KUAT 89.7/90.5 FM, KUAZ FM 89.1/AM 1550, the UA Channel and V-Me, a Hispanic public-television station set to debut later this year.
In the Arts/Entertainment--Program Special category, Jennifer McKinney, Dan Sheffer, Terry Quinn and Mitch Riley received recognition for Sonoran Style. In the category of Historical/Cultural Program Feature, Gene Einfrank and Riley earned a nomination for The Mission. Lety Bazurto Matthews was nominated for her sports feature Formula for Success. Einfrank and Riley's historical documentary Why We Remember made the cut, and Riley was also nominated for his short-form photography work in I Am Tucson. Sheffer wrapped up Tucson 12's nominations in the Non-News Photography Program category with Ruby.
The Rocky Mountain Emmys are slated for Saturday, Oct. 6 in Glendale.
Well, it looks like I jumped the gun a bit. While Patrick's debut has been pushed back, it is still scheduled to run in that timeslot on 1290. That could happen as early as Monday, Oct. 1. Really, it could.