WKTV to change/ add affiliate

WKTV to change/ add affiliate

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cny

Torrance, CA

#1 Jun 6, 2014
WKTV announced on their facebook page that they have a bunch of new changes coming, some cannot be announced yet. I heard from a reliable source that the NBC affiliate contract with them is under negotiation for renewal. Talk is too that they will be adding a CBS affiliate again
cny

Utica, NY

#3 Jun 6, 2014
Mole 5150 wrote:
Neat tidbit - WKTVs new owner Bobby P has a friend who keeps tabs on WKTVs ridiculous reporting for him and Bobby ain't too friggin happy right now! There are more than just a "few" changes coming!
What exactly is he not happy about?

Utica Lies and Riggies

Since: May 14

Clifton Park, NY

#4 Jun 6, 2014
cny wrote:
WKTV announced on their facebook page that they have a bunch of new changes coming, some cannot be announced yet. I heard from a reliable source that the NBC affiliate contract with them is under negotiation for renewal. Talk is too that they will be adding a CBS affiliate again
Affiliates go to growing or stable markets. Not utica.
Sunshine

Little Falls, NY

#5 Jun 12, 2014
cny wrote:
<quoted text>
What exactly is he not happy about?
Could it be the morning news anchor. Wouldn't that be a surprise!!
hmm

Watertown, NY

#6 Jun 12, 2014
Sunshine wrote:
<quoted text>Could it be the morning news anchor. Wouldn't that be a surprise!!
Along with the afternoon anchor, the evening anchors, late night anchors, weekend anchors. they all need to go. You could replace them with High school kids and have a more professional newscast.
Total Eclipes of the Chin

Utica, NY

#9 Jun 12, 2014
Powles in HD bwahahahahaha!
huntz hall

Penn Yan, NY

#10 Jun 12, 2014
Get rid of Kristin & Alison Norlione. Hopelessly miscasted as anchors.
And Powles needs to go to. Lets hope mgt. really shakes up the mix here.

Utica Lies and Riggies

Since: May 14

Clifton Park, NY

#12 Jun 12, 2014
"Total eclipse of the chin". Lol!!!!
start over

Waterville, NY

#13 Jun 13, 2014
yes, get rid of Jason, Kristin, McMurray, Shipman, and Alison.
Dan

New Hartford, NY

#14 Jun 13, 2014
Utica Lies and Riggies wrote:
<quoted text>
Affiliates go to growing or stable markets. Not utica.
For a guy with maybe a GED, you have lots to say.
One who knows

Carthage, NY

#15 Jun 13, 2014
I like Kristen and think she does an excellent job. She has a personality that comes thru when she reports the news - gives the news that personal touch which is very refreshing.

Don Shipman is another good announcer - his personality also comes thru.

The rest - they all read it right from the prompter and NONE of their personalities (if any)shine thru. They all act like robots.

I do like the "new" lady Katrina - she is very professional and very seldom comes across as a Robot reading the telepromter. She is married and the mother of children - not just another bimbo right out of college.
Drafman

Herkimer, NY

#17 Jun 14, 2014
Heartland bought the #1 ranked station in the area. They get the most results from ads in the area. This is fact. They are building new sets and upgrading equipment to digital. The success of the station is in consistency and not changing to rookie announcers every week. Yes, staff does apply for larger markets and move on but many are carrier people and love the area.
If you think about it, they must smile about all the comments because the opinions mean people are watching !!
Another fact : Nielsen ratings show growth in almost all areas of WKTV.
huntz hall

Syracuse, NY

#18 Jun 14, 2014
Drafman wrote:
Heartland bought the #1 ranked station in the area. They get the most results from ads in the area. This is fact. They are building new sets and upgrading equipment to digital. The success of the station is in consistency and not changing to rookie announcers every week. Yes, staff does apply for larger markets and move on but many are carrier people and love the area.
If you think about it, they must smile about all the comments because the opinions mean people are watching !!
Another fact : Nielsen ratings show growth in almost all areas of WKTV.
So that means that the viewers have to suffer thru second rate no-talent announcers? Maybe its because we want to see news and not have to suffer thru Kristin's theatrics or Shipman's play time. Katrina is the best anchor they have...and its a shame she's confined to the weekend.

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