WIVB Chanel 4 Worst News Station in Buffalo?

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Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#1 Apr 2, 2013
I am doing a media relations project at UB for my thesis and am lookng for some community feedback.

I surveyed 400 UB students in our student union and via facebook about local news stations.
Most respondents rated Channel 2 News very highly followed by Channel 7, YNN and WIVB.
Channel 2 News was ranked highly for its professionalism and dedication to issues that matter in the community, indepth analysis of issues, etc.

WIVB 4 was ranked poorly for a number of reasons that all fall under the category of lazy man's journalism. Many respondents noted that their stories are "stale", not regulary updated. Many respondents noted that WIVB 4 was more of a propaganda arm of local law enforcement agencies due to it's number of arrest stories, which gives credence to its low ratings due to lazy journalism as they are just regurtitaing press releases from local police agencies.

Of the news personalites Mary Alice Demler was ranked best personaity while Keith Radford was ranked most reliable. Jackie Walker was ranked last for possessing poor traits that included talking under her breath, rushing through stories and not being appealing to the eye of viewers.

So I'm asking for feedback on the good, the bad and the ugly of your local news teams. What makes Channel 2 rated the best among respondents in the community? What makes WIVB 4 the worst?

Please be serious. Thanks
Country Boy

Batavia, NY

#2 Apr 2, 2013
Channel 2 broadcasts in High Definition while channel 4 still broadcasts in SD.
Buck Rohde

Buffalo, NY

#3 Apr 2, 2013
Just about everthing stinks about channel 4 for the last couple of years.Too much national junk and basketball pre-empting the regular programs.

Weather closing junk streaming on the screen and commercials dominate the channel.Junk news that is supposed to take a half hour is only about 10 minutes and the rest of the time, they use for identifing themselves and conforming to every other channel.

They insist on keeping that Don NO NECK Paul doing the weather who is not only freakish but long winded to boot and stubborn as a mule by covering up the right side of the map etc. I think he is afraid to face right cuz his right profile would gag even the Elephant Man.
No Mo Bistro

North Tonawanda, NY

#5 Apr 2, 2013
Channel 2 News at 6 is suspense-filled.

Viewers have spent years fearing Kevin O'Connell's over-stuffed clothing will burst at their seams causing his massive man titties to flop on the news desk.
Kilhoffer Street Rules

Buffalo, NY

#6 Apr 2, 2013
I think all of the channels suck especially 4.
Channel 2 has too much lottery and other junk and they have that fat pig,Kevin O'Connell doing the weather.You can go just about anywhere around the country and it all looks the same.Cable is a monopoly with almost all crap too.
Loretta Swit

Buffalo, NY

#7 Apr 2, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
I am doing a media relations project at UB for my thesis and am lookng for some community feedback.
I surveyed 400 UB students in our student union and via facebook about local news stations.
Most respondents rated Channel 2 News very highly followed by Channel 7, YNN and WIVB.
Channel 2 News was ranked highly for its professionalism and dedication to issues that matter in the community, indepth analysis of issues, etc.
WIVB 4 was ranked poorly for a number of reasons that all fall under the category of lazy man's journalism. Many respondents noted that their stories are "stale", not regulary updated. Many respondents noted that WIVB 4 was more of a propaganda arm of local law enforcement agencies due to it's number of arrest stories, which gives credence to its low ratings due to lazy journalism as they are just regurtitaing press releases from local police agencies.
Of the news personalites Mary Alice Demler was ranked best personaity while Keith Radford was ranked most reliable. Jackie Walker was ranked last for possessing poor traits that included talking under her breath, rushing through stories and not being appealing to the eye of viewers.
So I'm asking for feedback on the good, the bad and the ugly of your local news teams. What makes Channel 2 rated the best among respondents in the community? What makes WIVB 4 the worst?
Please be serious. Thanks
Just your phrasing in your final paragraph demonstrates, as another posted noted, you have no skills in conducting such a survey or, worse, that you are a fraud. "What makes WIVB 4 the worst?" Great leading the witness nonsense. Ch 2 is #1 in the AM and early evening. But Ch 4 has 3 times Ch 2's audience at 10 and generally is way ahead as #1 at 11. Ch 7 (yes, Keith Radford is--IMO--the best male anchor in the evenings) isn't really even in play in the ratings. So your premise seems to suffer from poor sampling on your part, assuming you're legit.
City Dude

Buffalo, NY

#8 Apr 2, 2013
All those channels stink for news reporting. Channel 4 & 7 with their drama. Channel 2 with their 'fluff' stories. I don't turn any of that crap on anymore.
Weather forecasters? If you like computer generated forecasts that are usually wrong 90% of the time, then watch those goofy stations.
Matt Kruse

Buffalo, NY

#9 Apr 2, 2013
Buck Rohde wrote:
Just about everthing stinks about channel 4 for the last couple of years.Too much national junk and basketball pre-empting the regular programs.
Weather closing junk streaming on the screen and commercials dominate the channel.Junk news that is supposed to take a half hour is only about 10 minutes and the rest of the time, they use for identifing themselves and conforming to every other channel.
They insist on keeping that Don NO NECK Paul doing the weather who is not only freakish but long winded to boot and stubborn as a mule by covering up the right side of the map etc. I think he is afraid to face right cuz his right profile would gag even the Elephant Man.
That goofy grunt, No neck faced the right for quite awhile last night and he looked ever more stooped over and ape-ish than the last time I saw him. Do you think he may have some Negro in his genes?
Kevin O Connell

Buffalo, NY

#10 Apr 2, 2013
Matt Kruse wrote:
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That goofy grunt, No neck faced the right for quite awhile last night and he looked ever more stooped over and ape-ish than the last time I saw him. Do you think he may have some Negro in his genes?
Are you or your slimey friend Rohde EVER going to say one thing that has one whit of wit? You worthless pieces of detritus need to be banned from this board.
Matt Kruse

Buffalo, NY

#11 Apr 2, 2013
Kevin O Connell wrote:
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Are you or your slimey friend Rohde EVER going to say one thing that has one whit of wit? You worthless pieces of detritus need to be banned from this board.
For a fat bloated pig, you and Arnold aren't very nice to say bad things about me and Buck.If I had the powers like that Anthony kid from the Twilight zone, I would wish you out into the corn field.
Buck Rohde

Buffalo, NY

#12 Apr 3, 2013
Matt Kruse wrote:
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That goofy grunt, No neck faced the right for quite awhile last night and he looked ever more stooped over and ape-ish than the last time I saw him. Do you think he may have some Negro in his genes?
Hey Matt,

3 more years of bigtime kixxxxxxxx. LMFAO !!!!!!! NO NECK SIGNED NEW 3 YEAR CONTRACT.Can you imagine how goofy he will look in 3 years.

PRICELESS !!!!!!!!!!
Off Duty

Buffalo, NY

#13 Apr 3, 2013
Buck Rohde wrote:
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Hey Matt,
3 more years of bigtime kixxxxxxxx. LMFAO !!!!!!! NO NECK SIGNED NEW 3 YEAR CONTRACT.Can you imagine how goofy he will look in 3 years.
PRICELESS !!!!!!!!!!
Can you imagine how hopelessly failed your life will be by then, you worthless piece of rancid grease?
Buck Rohde

Buffalo, NY

#14 Apr 3, 2013
Off Duty wrote:
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Can you imagine how hopelessly failed your life will be by then, you worthless piece of rancid grease?
Off Duty,

This board seems to be getting infested over the last few days by you and your NF buddies like that violent Raped Ape and that fat, bloated pig, Kevin O'Connell.

This is supposed to be a semi-private board for my tight friends and I,to jaw about and expose goofs in the msdia and politics, catch my drift?

You gotta realize that if you didn't go to East High, go to 7 Dolors for religious instructions and hang out in the old Flat Iron Grill, you couldn't possibly reak of bigtime tightness.

This message was meant for the NO NECK board but I am too schnabeled up to notice.
Matt Kruse

Buffalo, NY

#15 Apr 4, 2013
Buck Rohde wrote:
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Off Duty,
This board seems to be getting infested over the last few days by you and your NF buddies like that violent Raped Ape and that fat, bloated pig, Kevin O'Connell.
This is supposed to be a semi-private board for my tight friends and I,to jaw about and expose goofs in the msdia and politics, catch my drift?
You gotta realize that if you didn't go to East High, go to 7 Dolors for religious instructions and hang out in the old Flat Iron Grill, you couldn't possibly reak of bigtime tightness.
This message was meant for the NO NECK board but I am too schnabeled up to notice.
Thats telling those square pompous dorks a thing or two.Nothing could ever replace the old kraut east side and that is why I still live there.
GLORIA

Buffalo, NY

#16 Apr 4, 2013
Matt Kruse wrote:
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Thats telling those square pompous dorks a thing or two.Nothing could ever replace the old kraut east side and that is why I still live there.
Reading Buck's and your posts make this topix worthwhile. A few others are good too.
yougly tv anchors

Buffalo, NY

#17 Jun 19, 2013
Jacquie Walker Oh god looking at her is similar to watching a train wreck I can not believe someone so ugly was ever put on television! At least Susan Rose stuck to radio.
Country Boy

Batavia, NY

#18 Jun 19, 2013
I get tired of watching on Channel 4 news the inside jokes that are never shared with the viewers..all the giggling and side looks. Also the flirting of the middle aged, balding male anchors with the young, fresh out of college, females news casters is getting old.

Since: Jan 13

Montgomery, AL

#19 Jun 19, 2013
The think I dislike the most about Channel 4 is the constant weather updates like thats the only newsworthy story of the day. On average per 30 minute broadcast they update the weather 3-4 times!!
factcheck

Mystic, CT

#20 Jun 19, 2013
This thread is why a UB dimploma is synonomous with a sheet of single-ply scott tissue.
Country Boy

Batavia, NY

#21 Jun 19, 2013
factcheck wrote:
This thread is why a UB dimploma is synonomous with a sheet of single-ply scott tissue.
About as valuable as Kodak stock certificates.

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