Daytime TV Trash, Local News & Views


Daytime television is a wasteland. Maybe not as bad as Saturday and Sunday mornings, not as bad as infomercials – but very, very BAD television. THE CHEW on ABC is “must avoid tv”. This is followed by General Hospital. The day of the TV soap opera has passed…Will someone please take the clicker out of the hands of KOMO 4 anchor Morgan Chesky? Did KOMO lay-off the crew in the control room? This Click-mania can be added to the list of failed News formats, like KIRO’s Out of the Box News…Why are Netflix and On Demand so popular? You can avoid all the other tripe and get straight to what you want to see, we lead busy lives, we can’t arrange our schedule around network tv any longer, people want tv on THEIR time. TV, like radio, is moving to the online platform. Big screens will still be used for many years. But many millennials are satisfied with small screen [7-inch cell phone] viewing to get their tv fix…
Nielsen reports that the #1 radio format is COUNTRY. The #1 format for a podcast is COMEDY. Radio has toyed with COMEDY formats and failed. A PODCAST format on RADIO may be on the horizon. This was tried in San Francisco on KYOU AM a few years ago. That failed also. Now may be the time for this.-
Bill Ogden, former traffic reporter for KOMO radio and Metro Network, has agreed to do some freelance on-air work for KLAY on the shores of Commencement Bay for the Freedom Fest on July 4th. This marks 23 years that KLAY has been broadcasting the event. According to it’s organizers, Freedom Fest is one of the nation’s largest 4th of July events. Ogden was asked to dye his hair red, white, and blue for the occasion but declined sighting the fact that the color combination clashed with his pasty complexion due to lack of sun.
Bill Ogden will also be co-MCing “Classic’s in the Park” Auto Show in Fife on Sunday, June 25th. Dacca Park on 54th and Valley Ave. Hot cars, an old fashion type writing contest on 1950s style Smith Corona typewriters, prizes and free SWAG for people who attend. 9 am til’ 2pm….Its free to attend.

PUGETSOUND.MEDIA was on scene when Ogden and his talent agent negotiated these appearances…

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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

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