WKTV is as much at fault

Posted in the Utica Forum

Newsman

Utica, NY

#1 Jan 2, 2011
Utica and surrounding area no longer have a t v station becasue of the lack of professionalism at WKTV. The crew at WKTV was sloppy and had no competition. WKTV had people like Donna Hanover,Rocco Vertuccio,the pretty blonde girl that went on to the Syracuse market along with their sportscaster,Rich Luterman and so many other 1st rate people.
Megan Koscovitcvh was perhaps the cream of the crop. The rest were an embarassment,now you want to blam Time Warner for not civing them what WKTV thinks they are worth. I think WKTV is worthless as a competitor in the market.

WUTR was a better station and kept them on their feet.
Bill Worden may be a nice man but he is way past his prime,Jolene ferris though only a reporter came on at night with her hair like a cheeah pet,and skin so dark she must nave left the tanning booth seconds before air. Jill reale,she is the straw that killed the camel.This girl had no buisness doing television.Again she may be a nice person but she was atrocius at her job. I could go on but realistically speaking WKTV killed themselves.....

Time warner are spiteful becasue they could have given us a station between Buffalo and Albany or even return WPIX channel 11 that we once had. Both parties are despicable,but,WKTV could have realized that they are not a large market and they just "AIN'T THAT GOOD" they could have thought of their viewers and dealt.
No News is Good News

Utica, NY

#2 Jan 4, 2011
Right on, Newsman!!!
Proof

United States

#3 Jan 4, 2011
Hey I went to the movies yesterday and they have many new adds- WKTV loss is somone elses gain. When you have a monopoly in a area people are not sorry to see you loose. WKTV needs to wake up and do like other stations do .
Rocco

Syracuse, NY

#4 Jan 4, 2011
I agree totally. WKTV news was awful and it looks like few people seem to care that they are gone from cable.
Bozo The Clown

Clinton, NY

#5 Jan 4, 2011
What's a WKTV?
ummm

Potsdam, NY

#6 Jan 5, 2011
how is TWC at any fault? WKTV is a free signal provided to everyone over the air and they demanded money for a subpar station while there are hundreds of NBC affiliates in the country that all provide the same "NBC" shows. On top of that, all NBC shows can be watched on the internet the day after they air.

Bu bye WKTV
Freebie the Bean

United States

#7 Jan 5, 2011
I agree with all these posts. Just seeing Don Shipman every morning struggling thru a newscast is very painful. You would think that as long as he's been there he would get better. Kristin Copeland feels she's doing TMZ reporting. Jolene, however, is a very good field reporter, along with
Caroline Gable and Gary Libertore. Worden is a dinosaur. He did the actual radio broadcast of Pearl Harbor and he was 28 when he did that. Too, too old. Meg is okay...you just need to pair her with ANYBODY over Shipman. With those exceptions, the whole station needs a complete makeover.
Wise Up

Waukesha, WI

#8 Jan 5, 2011
This is a case of WKTV thinking that they can drive the car. In the age of internet and other services their monolpoly is not worth what they think it is.
Watch

Boston, MA

#9 Jan 5, 2011
Freebie the Bean wrote:
I agree with all these posts. Just seeing Don Shipman every morning struggling thru a newscast is very painful. You would think that as long as he's been there he would get better. Kristin Copeland feels she's doing TMZ reporting. Jolene, however, is a very good field reporter, along with
Caroline Gable and Gary Libertore. Worden is a dinosaur. He did the actual radio broadcast of Pearl Harbor and he was 28 when he did that. Too, too old. Meg is okay...you just need to pair her with ANYBODY over Shipman. With those exceptions, the whole station needs a complete makeover.
You Realize that would make Bill Worden 97 years old right?
How old is Bill Worden?
Wise Up

Waukesha, WI

#10 Jan 5, 2011
Last time I checked he was deceased
well

Oneida, NY

#11 Jan 5, 2011
ummm wrote:
how is TWC at any fault? WKTV is a free signal provided to everyone over the air and they demanded money for a subpar station while there are hundreds of NBC affiliates in the country that all provide the same "NBC" shows. On top of that, all NBC shows can be watched on the internet the day after they air.
Bu bye WKTV
not only did WKTV demand money,(and TW offered money) WKTV wants LOTS and LOTS of money.

and any time WKTV wants they can invoke a "must carry" and TW would have to carry the signal ( but wktv wouldn't get any money then)

so WKTV is the bad guy. any time they want they could be back on, they are choosing not to be
Vic Vetters

Utica, NY

#12 Jan 5, 2011
well wrote:
<quoted text>
not only did WKTV demand money,(and TW offered money) WKTV wants LOTS and LOTS of money.
and any time WKTV wants they can invoke a "must carry" and TW would have to carry the signal ( but wktv wouldn't get any money then)
so WKTV is the bad guy. any time they want they could be back on, they are choosing not to be
Yup, that's true!
yeh but

Potsdam, NY

#13 Jan 5, 2011
But without WKTV on tv the public is in jeopardy, didn't you hear the mayor???

What if we are expected to get 3 feet of snow tonight how will anyone ever know and know if there is school tomorrow or if I need to boil my water????

What do we do!!!! I hope the President gets involved soon. And what happens if all 10 employees at WKTV lose their job over this!!!!

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