415 Media made contact with a KRON source; someone who works inside the building who describes the mood as deteriorating at best and the atmosphere quite depressing. No surprise there.
Here's more from the source, at length...
"The feeling like the end is near, meaning they're going to turn off the lights. Considering the situation, the staff remains focused on doing a job...but for the most part that is easy because one just goes through the motions. When the email went out from Ashley Gold Messina for the quick urgent meeting it was thought there might be news of the sale going through, the station being sold or news on a possible shutdown. AGM was also serving as the interim GM at KOIN in Portland and remains there until she leaves at the end of the year. Before her announcement it was thought Media General would ship her up there before unloading KRON.
There is a hiring freeze, of course. People are tired of Radnich on the air...but he is still cordial and polite (for Gary) in the halls.
There is the belief many things will get the axe when Nextstar takes over. Gary, the Sunday Sports Night Live show and The BackStory to name a few."
|Gary Radnich at KRON|