Changes at WKTV with new owner?

Changes at WKTV with new owner?

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Clark Mills, NY

#1 Jan 7, 2014
Any word on what (or if) changes will take place at WKTV when the new owners take charge.

It is a DISASTER right now. Totally pathetic waste of oxygen and airwaves. Big change is needed up there in a way that actually changes it. Not a coat of paint.
What

Massena, NY

#2 Jan 7, 2014
Two things definitely need to change...stop the continuous gooey "GOOD EVENINGS,"...and tell Jill it's TV not radio...we don't need all the temperatures "spoon-fed" to us...we can see the map and the variety of temps...they already waste way too much time on the weather with their constant Storm Tracking...once during the half hour is plenty...just my opinion...
My Two Cents

Utica, NY

#3 Jan 7, 2014
How about getting rid of that biffune Powles!
Phillip

Ithaca, NY

#5 Jan 8, 2014
I watch it for the comedy and nothing else. Christine talks sooo fast you can't understand her at all. And why must she act like she is doing a movie. She is by far the worst at that station. So bad she is. Drama queen. Jason i find fun to watch because he is down to earth and real, not phony like Copland.
agree

Utica, NY

#6 Jan 8, 2014
Phillip wrote:
I watch it for the comedy and nothing else. Christine talks sooo fast you can't understand her at all. And why must she act like she is doing a movie. She is by far the worst at that station. So bad she is. Drama queen. Jason i find fun to watch because he is down to earth and real, not phony like Copland.
Copeland is a drama queen and Powles is a clown.
Enough Already

Herkimer, NY

#7 Jan 8, 2014
What wrote:
Two things definitely need to change...stop the continuous gooey "GOOD EVENINGS,"...and tell Jill it's TV not radio...we don't need all the temperatures "spoon-fed" to us...we can see the map and the variety of temps...they already waste way too much time on the weather with their constant Storm Tracking...once during the half hour is plenty...just my opinion...
Wasting time on the weather is a trick started by YNN years ago, now they all do it, WTVH, YNN, WKTV. It's easier to keep repeating the weather than to report actual news. If I want to hear wall to wall weather, I can watch the Weather channel. Wish there was a local station with some serious LOCAL news.
Utica JJ

Carthage, NY

#8 Jan 8, 2014
I don't know who the new owners are but there is no doubt this station needs a lot of help. Some of their news and weather crew are very professional and do a good job, but others are seriously lacking and shouldn't be on the air.
Yeah sure

Massena, NY

#12 Jan 8, 2014
The way it is wrote:
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She and the station must read out loud the temperatures across the viewing area for those who can't read them clearly. There are elderly and vision impaired individuals who need to hear the news. So the bottom line is not everyone can see the map, you shouldn't base your own judgement on others who may be impaired.
Then apparently none of these impaired individuals ever listen to other channels because no other channel does it....just mentioning the range of temperatures would be sufficient you moron!
Enough Already

Herkimer, NY

#13 Jan 8, 2014
sums it up wrote:
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If these nit wits didn't talk about the weather they wouldn't have anything talk about. How about hanging at city hall and asking the new comptroller how Uticas finances are looking, how the harbor point is moving along, how is the salt situation, ask the mayor if he is going to hold the line on taxes at 2% so homeowners can receive a rebate, when are not-for-profits going to pay a curb fee, what do they expect to do about pot holes and paving, why the spike in home foreclosures, how do they plan on paying delinquent school taxes and should the law be changed so tax payers aren't on the hook, what's going on a the schools core programs, how is the teacher evaluations going, how are we going to sustain paying pension costs, what are they going to do about the thousands of illegal signs all over the city, how do you think the comets are impacting the area so far, are local businesses satisfied with the economy, which businesses are looking to leave the area and which ones are looking to expand and stay, what changes have occurred since the new commissioners of elections took over, how about a talk about the refugees center and it's need for the endless flow of refugees into Utica with a limited supply of rental and there cost to taxpayers or the burden there putting on school resources, what are union demands with upcoming contracts and can they be sustained, the uptick in uneducated white woman having so many kids they can't afford, how many more lawsuits are there down the pike against the city while Roefaro was in office, can we sustain an ambulance service with real numbers, do we still need to borrow money for the cities everyday expenses, what services can be consolidated, will water and sewer rates continue to rise even if they have more users, can Utica negotiate with Nimo to reduce rates for residents, why codes violations after 30 years not being addressed and what money have they made Utica over the last 2 years since Palmeiri took over, what do the young kids have to do during summer recess, how do we address blight and crime in neighborhoods, why are department heads spending millions more than they are budgeted for, who is going to pay for the overages, and on and on and on..........
Wow, right on!!! And that's just for starters. There are so many issues and stories in the Mohawk Valley it is mind boggling but you'd never know it if you simply depend on the local media.
For sure

Massena, NY

#14 Jan 8, 2014
Gone are the days of the "investigative reporters" both on TV and the local ragsheet...it it just easier to call the local police for their blotter reports and to take news off the AP...there will never be another time like reports on the Fisher investigation of the 50's or meals on an arline flight again...sad
Heres an idea

Clinton, NY

#16 Jan 8, 2014
If you don't like it, change the channel.
hiccup

Utica, NY

#17 Jan 8, 2014
What they ought to do is watch the sales department. Bunch of lushes especially the manager Daffne. She comes into the restaurant and drinks at lunch and throws herself at every guy at the bar. Mr New Owner please STRAIGHTEN THAT PLACE OUT. It embarrasses our city.
1990s TV

Herkimer, NY

#18 Jan 8, 2014
How about the news in HD. Watching News Channel 2 is like stepping back in time.
futurerama Nixon head

Syracuse, NY

#19 Jan 8, 2014
Maybe the new owners will make joleen show more then only her head shot!
Please

Ardsley, NY

#20 Jan 8, 2014
hiccup wrote:
What they ought to do is watch the sales department. Bunch of lushes especially the manager Daffne. She comes into the restaurant and drinks at lunch and throws herself at every guy at the bar. Mr New Owner please STRAIGHTEN THAT PLACE OUT. It embarrasses our city.
That's my girl !
yep

Massena, NY

#21 Jan 8, 2014
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They all do it including CNN. And when you feel the need to be insulting with the moron remark, all you're doing is showing your insecurities in life.
just call em as I see em...
hiccup

Utica, NY

#22 Jan 9, 2014
hiccup wrote:
What they ought to do is watch the sales department. Bunch of lushes especially the manager Daffne. She comes into the restaurant and drinks at lunch and throws herself at every guy at the bar. Mr New Owner please STRAIGHTEN THAT PLACE OUT. It embarrasses our city.
PUHLEEEZZZE she is something else. She hits on my husband all the time and we laugh about it after. Its really sad to watch but funny at the same time. She is a terrible example for WKTV and its sad that they allow that behavior.
My Two Cents

Utica, NY

#23 Jan 9, 2014
hiccup wrote:
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PUHLEEEZZZE she is something else. She hits on my husband all the time and we laugh about it after. Its really sad to watch but funny at the same time. She is a terrible example for WKTV and its sad that they allow that behavior.
SO, You expect the "new owner" to police his patrons and dictate how they conduct/enjoy themselves in his restaurant at lunchtime, and according to you, WKTV ALLOWS their employees to VIOLATE your CODE OF CONDUCT. Life around you must really be great!!!
Owner

Herkimer, NY

#24 Jan 9, 2014
The New Owner would be appalled at the goings on there I'm sure .
Whitesboro White Trash

Clifton Park, NY

#25 Jan 9, 2014
Enough Already wrote:
<quoted text> Wasting time on the weather is a trick started by YNN years ago, now they all do it, WTVH, YNN, WKTV. It's easier to keep repeating the weather than to report actual news. If I want to hear wall to wall weather, I can watch the Weather channel. Wish there was a local station with some serious LOCAL news.
It would help if the utica area had actual news to report. When it's a dead area there's not much to talk about but the weather.

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