TV, Radio, Internet...dishing dirt since 2001
Any idea what the "recent developments" were...did Cumulus fire all their co-workers unexpectedly and leave them on the air?
Sad..because its easy for her to take a stand..she can always marry a rich guy if she's not already married and "write her book". One poster said the guy is 28? If true-or even 38..what a mistake to get talked into doing that. HE WILL be blackballed for the rest of his life. He might as well have tattooed on his forehead "Do not hire".
It always gets me how this country says it admires people who do that. And when those two cant find a job..America will turn its back on them.
There are other jobs in the world, you know, other than reading off of teleprompters.Some of them are even professions like medicine, law, or science. Being on tv is not the most important thing in the world. What do you think 99.9% of ex anchors do when they are utterly forgotten by everyone?They continue to live and function. American women make up a huge chunk of the workforce, as well as a huge proportion of the classes in med school and law school. There are often high-paying private and public sector pr jobs which pay more, on average, than anchor jobs. Condemning a particular duo because they dared to have their own standards is such a curious thing. You'd think, people in broadcasting would want to cheer the occasional media person who speaks out against the trend of trivializing journalism and lowest common denominator news "product". Good for them for not being typical and predictable. A little clue to 9:54, why would you be in such a conniption about a woman writing a book. She's not forcing you to buy it,is she?
The point is- an attractive woman can find time to write a book,as her hubby provides-like those woman who jog at their pleasure while other woman who not lady's of leisure are commuting to work. He will be out hustling to get a job. And a guy who's going bald chances of being hired as another anchor or reporter after pulling that stunt is not high.Also you seem to think I am against whistle blowing..I'm not in the least. My point is,you make a splash,get a pat on the back...and no future employer will give you a chance.When those two thought this up..they didn't consider the real world consequences.
Maybe I should go on your show to reveal that its still true about this cold world..80% of the people don't care about your problems and the other 20% are glad you have them.
No, because San Francisco is a "real" market where people want to work.Those guys will never work again.
Didn't Elaine Corral essentially do this when she left KTVU?
And Elaine did it when Betamax was still going. Nobody has tape of her kissoff. This guy is YouTubed. Who in the media will hire the poor guy?
She did not do it on air, but Leslie Griffith really ticked off management at KTVU so they put here "on vacation" until her contract was nearly up. Last I heard she was freelance writing/blogging.
She had that special relationship with Mark Ibanez..and when it ended she gave him death stares on live TV. Plus, she is a little kooky.
Did not know that about Ibanez/Griffith. What exactly do you mean by kooky?
You have to know Leslie for her "uniqueness."
Elaine had the goods on dalliances. They settled.
When you're in one of the top markets in the nation like San Francisco, chances are you won't be walking off into the sunset. You'll sell out to keep your job. You'll want to keep spreading that mindless pablum for as long as you can. It's all about the bucks and you sure as you-know-what won't see these kinds of bucks working in a little fishing town like Bangor, Maine.
all true, but Bangor, Maine has less crime and much cleaner air and even better seafood than most big markets.
This is what is happening, and what has been happening throughout the media in both radio and TV in small and medium markets over the last 15 years. Thanks to deregulation, championed by both Dems and Reps, we have less TV and radio news and sports, and more canned, syndicatedcrap that doesn't tell us anything. The big-box companies continue to ruin our media, but more importantly, the American people are being shortchanged. The only good things is that the internet, podcasting, blogging, the social media and satellite radio have picked up some of the slack. But these places are not great breeding grounds for journalists, as anyone with a modicum of intelligence and internet savvy can do anything they want to these days with no training in writing, public speaking or journalism. The small and medium markets used to be a great place for 'minor league' broadcasters to work for several years before matriculating to places like Denver, LA and the Bay Area. I feel badly for the two folks on that station in Bangor, because I too once worked on air in small market TV and it was a stepping stone for getting jobs in much larger markets, including the bay area.
I think it took guts, and it appears to have been done with integrity, in response to what they felt was an unjust situation that compromised their ability to put forth a product they could stand behind. It took courage and integrity themselves to do that, and in "the new media age" it may not be the professional "kiss of death" to do that anymore: different standards do and will apply.
What was wrong with that? That was a lovely goodbye to their audience.