IF YOU WANT NO-NONSENSE, CRISP, STRAIGHT-FORWARD AND UPFRONT TV NEWS WITHOUT DISTRACTION, THEN YOU WATCH KGO'S 9 PM NEWSCAST on KOFY-TV 20 with Dan Ashley and Ama Daetz.
It's the news the way I like it: a simple, "here's the news" and nothing else--handled in a manner which respects the viewer; provides the basic news presentation without any extra giggles or useless talk--how refreshing in an industry dominated by gimmicks galore. Too bad the KOFY format wasn't universal among all of KGO's news platforms.
*I told you a possible mutiny is in store at 900 Front where KGO-TV's studios are headquartered --a group of senior staffers; some anchors; several producers; news editors; and senior reporters are quite disgusted. They don't plan on going to the News Director nor the President/GM. The issues that have created this major dysfunction --and they are MAJOR--go beyond a meeting with management; fact is, the pissed-off staffers don't even trust the managers; in fact, they seem to feel the ND and GM are part of the problems --at this point, they work on. They meet at a café nearby the station but out of sight and off hours; at this point they're building up a strategy and plan that deals with the issues and are preparing to write down their issues; point by point and get them to some people way above the pay grade. I have been promised a copy of the manifesto and will pub it out as soon as I get it.
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