UPDATE: Sources tell FTVLive that Fox Television is looking to acquire somewhere between 6 and 10 stations from Sinclair in a cash and trade deal. As FTVLive told you, Fox is mainly interested in stations in NFL markets. FTV LIVE
(FTVLIVE.COM) …sources are telling FTVLive that Sinclair and Fox are looking to make a deal where Fox will keep renew their affiliation agreements with Sinclair, but that Sinclair will agree to sell some of their Fox stations to Fox. The stations Fox is looking to buy are in NFL markets. So, that means after the Tribune deal goes through, stations like KCPQ (currently owned by Tribune) in Seattle will be turned around and sold by Sinclair to Fox. Same thing could happen in Denver, St. Louis, Kansas City and Indianapolis…Former KCTS-TV Seattle pledge drive host George Ray died November 23. (30 years at KCTS) NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS…WARM 106.9, KMPS 94.1, Praise 106.5/Lynden, Spirit 105.3/Edmonds and Star 101.5 KPLZ – Your Christmas stations. Rumors of KMPS switching to a new format after the Christmas Holiday persist. Why did Entercom sacrifice KMPS, telling listeners to switch to 100.7 “sister” station KKWF “The Wolf” for those great Country hits? Maybe KMPS will switch to Classic Country…Clay Freinwald has suggested that KLAY 1180/Lakewood could be considering 102.9 FM/Centralia to compliment the AM signal (Clay’s Corner)
Remember, PERSONALITY RADIO? Well, those days seem to be behind us. Consultant and talent coach, Tracy Johnson is the founder of the Tracy Johnson Media Group. He programmed stations such as KKLQ (Q106) and B100-FM/KFMB-AM (all San Diego), taking these stations from worst to first in that market. In this audio clip from an In Radio interview, Johnson talks about some the problems with personality radio today.
Whether it is on TV, radio or even social media, KOMO continues to disappoint. This is an example of NEWS, as KOMO sees it… Stations should be using social media to put their best foot forward and show the public that they are trusted news sources. Instead, we get this from KCPQ…
Stations should be using social media to put their best foot forward and show the public that they are trusted news sources. Instead, we get this from KCPQ…
I think a news department should stick to NEWS whether over their air or on Facebook.
Tatevik Aprikyan, KCPQ FOX 13 reporter, celebrated her sixth month reporting news in her hometown, Seattle. Aprikyan previously worked at WPRI-TV/WNAC-TV Eyewitness News in Providence, RI as a reporter and began her career at KIFI-TV ABC 8/KIDK, way out there in Wyoming. She followed the right path. You start in the sticks and work your way up.