Slow News Day

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Mercer Island High School’s Rhythmic CHR “Hot Jamz 88.9” KMIH Mercer Island/Seattle WA is stunting with a broad mix of music as it prepares to relaunch as “88.9 The Bridge –LANCE VENTA/RADIO INSIGHT…SINCLAIR asks the question, “How can we replace more humans, cut our staff and still deliver a news product?” Thank goodness for technology! San Antonio Fox affiliate KABB became the 10th Sinclair-owned station to launch a drone this week. Sinclair plans to have 80 trained and FAA-certified drone pilots in 40 markets by the end of 2017. TVSPY…The old KAPY (Port Angeles) call letters are now being used at a low-power FM in Duvall. KAPY was bought out by KKOL (Salem) and went dark (2006). At that time KKOL was set to boost power to 50,000 watts. KAPY at 1290 was shuttered in order to insure no interference to the Salem ‘Tower of Business Talk Power.’ KKOL FM call letters are used on an FM station in Hawaii… Is it CAREER OVER for GARY CROW ? Saw his picture on the side of a milk carton this morning, but no longer listed on the KZOK website.

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Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of PugetSound.Media, former broadcaster at KAMT/Tacoma, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KJUN/Puyallup, KASY/Auburn, KTAC AM/Tacoma, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. View other articles by Jason Remington

1 thought on “Slow News Day

  1. mikec says:
    January 23, 2017 2:56 pm at
    The goons at Sinclair are probably waiting for virtual reality (VR) to get perfected in robots. We’re close to that for audio creation & video can’t be soon far behind. Maybe TV anchors of the future will be animated creations with VR installed, as will all VT on radio. …Or robots that can converse/interact with one another. Why bother with humans?

    pugetsound says:
    January 26, 2017 7:29 pm at
    Sinclair and others will consolidate newsroom into hubs. Local news will be a thing of the past. I think we will see regional news reports – at best.

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