Some MEDIA GENERAL PR person told me the KRON/KGO arrangement is "not" an SSA, (shared services arrangement).
I read their press release. I'm not a trade. I don't print the BS they're putting out. Not for a minute.
Baloney is baloney.
They can spin this all they want. For the time being, at least. I'm not going for their spin.
Eventually, in my opinion, and I have countless others who KNOW the handwriting on the wall, they'll eventually begin, in earnest, combining and consolidating. Engineering, production, you name it. And talent too. That's what they do.
I wasn't born yesterday.
You weren't either.
I imagine their PR trolls are in extra duty now.
Consolidation and elimination of personnel, property, equipment and the like, in order to keep costs down, minimize expense at the cost of profit has always been, and will be, a corporate tactic, not only in the broadcasting business, but business in general. There's no crime there; after all, why invest in the great labor tactic known as maintaining or re-establishing positive worker morale. What a abomination, for god's sake, can you imagine that!
I won't buy it for a minute.