Jerry being replaced on KAND's Talk Time?

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Zeke

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Apr 26, 2010
 
I heard through the grapevine that Jerry is being replaced on Talk Time, and that this is his last week. Has anybody heard anything?
grape vine

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Apr 26, 2010
 
if you really want to know, send him an email and asked him

http://www.kand1340.com/staff.php
Zeke

Corsicana, TX

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Apr 26, 2010
 
I did. He thanked me for my concern, but politely said he wouldn't be able comment on it until Friday. Hmm...
Angel

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#4
Apr 26, 2010
 
Something's changed. Jerry's not at the station all day anymore. He used to be the one who edits our church program every week. Now another guy does it.
Crusty Judgmental Guy

Corsicana, TX

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#5
Apr 27, 2010
 
I doubt they'd let him go. Too many people listen to Jerry on Talk Time every day. The new owners can't be stupid enough to get rid of him.

JGK

Since: Dec 08

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#6
Apr 27, 2010
 
Normally in radio if they let someone go, they don't tell them and then put them back on the air. Since Jerry responded nicely to Zeke that he would not be commenting until Friday I expect he is in on making the change. People change jobs, people change shifts, hopefully we will be happy with what Jerry tells us on Friday. or least happy for Jerry if he is making a change.
Zeke

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#7
Apr 30, 2010
 
It's true. Jerry left KAND today. Read more here:

http://www.myspace.com/jerryhancockinfo
Crusty Judgemental Guy

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Apr 30, 2010
 
Crusty Judgmental Guy wrote:
I doubt they'd let him go. Too many people listen to Jerry on Talk Time every day. The new owners can't be stupid enough to get rid of him.
I stand corrected.

“Kiss my grits, internet trolls”

Since: Sep 08

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#9
May 3, 2010
 
I can't believe that he did all that work for that long, with no financial remuneration. What a devotion of time and effort. Jerry is to be commended, and proved what an honorable man he is.

I was disappointed to hear that the station was on borrowed time for so long... but David Yates never had the financial backing to follow through with his plans... and then the economy tanked... making it worse for all involved.

I don't know what the future holds for KAND, but I hope they don't go wild with new formats. You don't need to fix what isn't broke... and you can't get blood out of a turnip... so, I hope they don't look at the station for it's financial value only, but consider the intrinsic value to the community.
Michael J

Corsicana, TX

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May 22, 2010
 
Here's what he put on his website:

An open letter to listeners of KAND and Talk Time:

Almost three years ago, following Roy Miller's untimely death, I was hired by Dick Aldama as the host of Talk Time. I really didn't know what to expect, but to my great relief, you accepted me and supported me from day one. I'm very grateful.

Two months into the job, Northland Cable announced the station would close. What a shock!

Along came a new owner, David Yates. In addition to hosting Talk Time, I was promoted to Head of Production. A short while later, when the economy tanked, there was no money for employee salaries. I had two choices: quit working and watch KAND fold; or keep working for no pay until better times. Well, I decided to keep working and do whatever I could to keep KAND on the air. I've put in long hours almost every day, worked most weekends, plus I've been on call pretty much 24/7. Most of you don't know this, but I drew no salary for over a year. However, at the end of the day, I must say my devotion to KAND was rewarded as I learned a lot, met a lot of you loyal listeners, and it was fun.

On March 1st, David sold KAND to New Century Broadcasting. I was told that now I would be the Operations Manager. Not really knowing what that required, I asked for a job description. Due to the fact that there were so many extra duties and responsibilities involved, and that I was already overburdened and exhausted, I felt I had no choice other than to respectfully decline the new position. I made it clear, however, that I would be happy to continue as host of Talk Time, in production, and as a board operator, as needed. I said I'd be glad to work on a part-time, full-time, or hourly basis.

To my surprise, they simply said they excepted my "resignation."

At that point I had the option of leaving, but doing that would hurt the radio station that I care so much about. Plus, I just couldn't leave on a bad note. I told them I'd continue to host Talk Time until my replacement was found. Well, that day has come.

I'm saddened by their decision. I had hoped to remain with KAND and Talk Time for many years. A very special thanks to Mary Sikes and Dick Aldama. It's been my pleasure to know and work with both of them.

I thank each and every one of you for your support, loyalty, and friendship. I will miss you.

Jerry Hancock
Get a life

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#11
Jun 22, 2010
 
I don't listen to Talk Time anymore. It's become somewhat boring and lacking character. Jerry made it fun.

If I want to see what's for sell, I just go to the KAND website. It's all listed there, and it takes a fraction of my time.
layed back and off

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#12
Jun 22, 2010
 
Get a life wrote:
I don't listen to Talk Time anymore. It's become somewhat boring and lacking character. Jerry made it fun.
If I want to see what's for sell, I just go to the KAND website. It's all listed there, and it takes a fraction of my time.
thanks I did not know that
Zeke

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Jun 22, 2010
 
Get a life wrote:
I don't listen to Talk Time anymore. It's become somewhat boring and lacking character. Jerry made it fun.
If I want to see what's for sell, I just go to the KAND website. It's all listed there, and it takes a fraction of my time.
Thanks. I didn't know that, either. I quit listening, too.
I wish they'd bring Jerry back to Talk Time.
Michael J

Corsicana, TX

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Jun 26, 2010
 
Zeke wrote:
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Thanks. I didn't know that, either. I quit listening, too.
I wish they'd bring Jerry back to Talk Time.
Me, too!
Time for a petition? I'll sign.
Johnny be good

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#15
Jun 29, 2010
 
Jerry sucked on talk time... The new guy is way better! When you miss something Jerry would just say their number, but the new guy... the New guy says not only the number, but everything they have that their selling..........
Michael J

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Jun 29, 2010
 
Johnny be good wrote:
Jerry sucked on talk time... The new guy is way better! When you miss something Jerry would just say their number, but the new guy... the New guy says not only the number, but everything they have that their selling..........
I asked Jerry about that a while ago. When he first started as host, he repeated everything, but was told to stop by the guy who was his boss at the time. The idea was that he could spend less time on each call and take more callers.

When the new owners took over, Jerry insisted that he be allowed to bring back buying & selling animals. He also introduced taking emails and started allowing callers looking for work. He didn't suck. He made the show better.
Billie

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#17
Jun 29, 2010
 
I just found out our "local" station, KAND, is not really local after all. It's owned by people who are in Cameron. Sure, they hired Dick Aldama back so they'd sound local, but follow the money. Our local advertising dollars leave here and go somewhere else.
Also, they guy they hired to replace Jerry was shipped in from Montana!
Doc

Corsicana, TX

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Jul 1, 2010
 
Michael J wrote:
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Me, too!
Time for a petition? I'll sign.
I'll sign it.
Zeke

Corsicana, TX

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Jul 2, 2010
 
Where do I sign?
Sheesh

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#20
Jul 24, 2010
 
I'm not crazy about the new guy, either. Bring Jerry back. He made it interesting.

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