Wutr News Going out of Business...

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#1 Jun 20, 2013
THE TRUTH HERE! It was really just a matter of time here, First Caroline Gable, now Joe Parker, two high profile anchors gone, it seems WUTR is struggling with ratings badly, Why? with competition like wktv this should not be happening, They basically doomed themselves from the start, No morning or weekend broadcasts, which has cost them in viewership badly, and finally you have Merrin running the show, Caroline and Joe both wanted better pay, with more job security, guess what, it didn't happen. Soon there will be only one choice for local news again...Regrettably...THE TRUTH AT WORK...
Anonymous

Rome, NY

#2 Jun 20, 2013
Truth-Teller 42 wrote:
THE TRUTH HERE! It was really just a matter of time here, First Caroline Gable, now Joe Parker, two high profile anchors gone, it seems WUTR is struggling with ratings badly, Why? with competition like wktv this should not be happening, They basically doomed themselves from the start, No morning or weekend broadcasts, which has cost them in viewership badly, and finally you have Merrin running the show, Caroline and Joe both wanted better pay, with more job security, guess what, it didn't happen. Soon there will be only one choice for local news again...Regrettably...THE TRUTH AT WORK...
Yeah i have heard the same news, Caroline was great, parker sucked however, next is that goof jeff that does the weather. He is an idiot....

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#3 Jun 20, 2013
mover212 wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah i have heard the same news, Caroline was great, parker sucked however, next is that goof jeff that does the weather. He is an idiot....
Right, Jeff is horrible, with his dumb double nickel, and 3 cousin expressions from time to time, just do your job...The Weather...
oh well

New York, NY

#4 Jun 20, 2013
I'm not going to lose any sleep over this
Anonymous

Rome, NY

#5 Jun 20, 2013
oh well wrote:
I'm not going to lose any sleep over this
Morning news might have saved them, waking up to Caroline would have been good.

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#6 Jun 20, 2013
mover212 wrote:
<quoted text>Morning news might have saved them, waking up to Caroline would have been good.
Good one! That certainly would have been nice...
Bill Warden

United States

#7 Jun 20, 2013
I like fishing
Will Borden

Clinton, NY

#8 Jun 20, 2013
Bill Warden wrote:
I like fishing
That's nice, Bill. I like boating myself. Maybe you should hookup with Bill Worden and fish together.
Mark

Durhamville, NY

#9 Jun 20, 2013
WUTR news was doomed from the start. Without weekend and morning shows, there is no way to build up a loyal audience. People who watch news are creatures of habit. You can't take the weekend off and expect them to come back to you on Monday when they had to tune into DubyaKrapTV news.
George

New Hartford, NY

#10 Jun 20, 2013
Their numbers aren't bad, people are creatures of habit alright, but since ABC lead in shows have more viewers than NBC more stick around for the news. AM and Noon are loss leader's anyways and the few news junkies that watch all of the broadcasts will make it a point to tune to WUTR at 6 +/or 11. Content on both is the same, stale OD reports.
Utica Is High Tech LOL

Schenectady, NY

#11 Jun 20, 2013
Utica has only two news channels?! Lol
WUTR News

Rome, NY

#12 Jun 21, 2013
WUTR outshines WKTV in everyway, but they just lack the presence. The anchors at WUTR are superior as is the HD presentation.
uticanna

Boonville, NY

#13 Jun 21, 2013
There is now only one anchor at WUTR.
l luv her

East Granby, CT

#14 Jun 21, 2013
Elsa Gillis is a hottie !
Paul

Auburn, NY

#15 Jun 21, 2013
I've often wondered why there are any TV stations in Utica. Its close enough to Syracuse that the area could easily be served by the Syracuse stations. There are many other places with a far larger population than Utica that don't have network affilliates of their own, yet Utica has two half baked stations.
Clifton Park News

New York, NY

#16 Jun 23, 2013
Utica Is High Tech LOL wrote:
Utica has only two news channels?! Lol
How many news channels deos "Clifton Park" have that provide Clifton Park centric news? Not Albany, Schenectady, or the surrounding area...
Valley Neighbor

Herkimer, NY

#17 Jun 23, 2013
WUTR News wrote:
WUTR outshines WKTV in everyway, but they just lack the presence. The anchors at WUTR are superior as is the HD presentation.
That is really a shame. I was hoping that WUTR would soon have morning news but I guess that will not happen. wktv's morning news anchors are really hard to listen to and watch. Sorry WuTR to see you go. if this is true
partly flaky

New York, NY

#18 Jun 23, 2013
Valley Neighbor wrote:
<quoted text>That is really a shame. I was hoping that WUTR would soon have morning news but I guess that will not happen. wktv's morning news anchors are really hard to listen to and watch. Sorry WuTR to see you go. if this is true
What's with the fill in weatherman for wktv ,he acts flaky. I think he's from cherry valley area.
Far from it

Utica, NY

#19 Jun 23, 2013
Truth-Teller 42 wrote:
THE TRUTH HERE! It was really just a matter of time here, First Caroline Gable, now Joe Parker, two high profile anchors gone, it seems WUTR is struggling with ratings badly, Why? with competition like wktv this should not be happening, They basically doomed themselves from the start, No morning or weekend broadcasts, which has cost them in viewership badly, and finally you have Merrin running the show, Caroline and Joe both wanted better pay, with more job security, guess what, it didn't happen. Soon there will be only one choice for local news again...Regrettably...THE TRUTH AT WORK...
WUTR is in a much higher league than WKTV. It is like comparing 60 minutes to Romper Room. News is a serious business and requires people who know when to use levity, unlike the KTV bunch, who think it is a playground. No Contest. WUTR is here for a long time.
muggy and hot

New York, NY

#20 Jun 23, 2013
partly flaky wrote:
<quoted text> What's with the fill in weatherman for wktv ,he acts flaky. I think he's from cherry valley area.
his name is craig flynt

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