Not long ago, new KRON GM, Ashley Gold Messina sent an inner-office e-mail to staff REQUIRING everyone to submit at least 3 ideas of how to make more, or save more money.
A little unusual but given KRON's meager-means status, nothing out of the ordinary.
Then, according to a few of my insiders, there was water cooler talk among staff "If we don't start making more money they're going to clean house --sell the station." Nobody, of course, spoke on the record.
Expensive consultants met with show producers last week. There was much discussion involving the future at the local independent station. It was not exactly a Mary Poppins session, according to one staffer.
Making matters more intense, after years of neglect, management is asking all VJs to document any and all gear issues. Which lead some people to conclude the following:
Why the sudden interest? According to one individual: "I think they're taking inventory to ready for appraisal." Which can only add to future speculation. We're monitoring closely and will try to dig deeper.
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