Monday, February 26, 2007

KLRT Hires New ND

A tipster tells Arkansas TV News Ed Trauschke has been hired as News Director at KLRT. Trauschke comes to Little Rock after leaving WESH-TV in Orlando, Florida in August 2006. Trauschke replaces Michael Fabac who left KLRT in December.

23 Comments:

At 7:37 AM, February 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

let the meetings to plan the the meetings to discuss the meetings that he should ahve meetings about start. Right after our next meeting.

 
At 10:58 AM, February 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You'd think after the last disappointment, KLRT would hire a news director who at least knows there's a difference between Little Rock and North Little Rock. Yeek.

 
At 11:01 AM, February 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They'll have a meeting and get back to you.

 
At 7:03 PM, February 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad Hearst-Arygle fired his ass!!!

 
At 9:06 PM, February 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully, this guy won't wind up being a loser.

 
At 11:50 PM, February 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After all this time we were starting to think that the assistant ND was just going to get promoted. No matter how badly things turn out with this guy, there's always comfort in the knowledge that it could have been worse!

 
At 11:59 PM, February 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This just in from Orlando

http://rogersimmons.com/orlandotvtalkforum/viewtopic.php?p=8950&sid=bec9bb69cc22a1db6cac42b2b77954a8

 
At 10:09 PM, February 28, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The comments on that link are brutal.

 
At 8:15 AM, March 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All this guy does is CUT budgets, insult you personally, drive down morale and slowly suck the life out of the newsroom. Sure, there may be a short honeymoon period. Then, get out if you can.

 
At 8:33 AM, March 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody understands that in order to attract an audience.. you must do good work.. and that takes money. You gotta spend money to make money !

 
At 12:46 PM, March 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All this guy does is CUT budgets, insult you personally, drive down morale and slowly suck the life out of the newsroom. Sure, there may be a short honeymoon period. Then, get out if you can.

Sounds like he can work anywhere in this city. He doesn't cut budgets. It's not he has the ability to coma in and say, lets spend less. He's told what to spend from corporate. If he cuts budgets it's not his fault.

And with Clear Channel wanting to sell Fox 16, i wouldn't be suprised if he's asked to cut budgets.

 
At 2:20 PM, March 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy is clearly being brought in to be scapegoated in typical Clear Channel fashion if the news at 5:00 tanks. Ten minutes spent on Google will tell you that this guy was fired from his last job after leading the station straight to last place, that he is not respected among his colleagues and co-workers, and that he has been unemployed for nearly eight months. Does anyone honestly think KLRT believes they have picked a winner?

 
At 8:25 AM, March 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And you do all realize that Dale Nicholson III will be the next GM at good old KATV, right ?

 
At 8:47 AM, March 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ZERO people skills especially with women. If you're not in the small inner circle of henchmen, you can forget it.

 
At 8:56 AM, March 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ZERO people skills especially with women. If you're not in the small inner circle of henchmen, you can forget it.

Have you ever been in TV station? They all work like that.

 
At 10:05 AM, March 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a reason why he got fired from WESH. Ever since they got stomped by the competition during Hurricane Charley, they went from a dominant number one to a perennial cellar dwellar. KLRT can have him.

 
At 10:32 AM, March 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He really does care about Journalism. Just not enough to trump his first instinct to try to make you work for free. He doesn't seem to realize that sniping at you over every nickle and dime kills his chances of getting you to go the extra mile for him.

 
At 11:18 AM, March 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, you can’t blame him for all the problems at his previous ND job at WESH-TV, Hearst who owns WESH-TV is really calling all the shot there. That’s why all morale at that station sucks. The new ND is currently doing the same thing he was doing, CUT CUT CUT… Hearst only now how to mess up a TV station…

 
At 1:15 PM, March 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He doesn't cut budgets. It's not he has the ability to coma in and say, lets spend less. He's told what to spend from corporate. If he cuts budgets it's not his fault.

News departments are allotted a percentage of a station's overall budget which has a tangible dollar amount. The ND is required to stay below this magic number. Nothing dictates how he spends it though - it's at his discreetion more or less. If he would rather spend more money on set design, new software and gadgets than salaries, you'd better believe that he has the power to let people go and find replacements who will work for less or just have less people doing more work i.e. no AP, less photogs, etc. Any station's ND, just like the production manger, head of marketing, or an other department head is figured into the station's overall budget. They do their own budgeting within the financial boundaries placed upon their department by the station's budget. If he cuts budgets it's not his fault? Who are you kidding?

 
At 5:31 PM, March 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's put it this way, one of the legendary stories around the WESH newsroom about this guy was, he wouldn't pay for a photographer's $1.35 tube of toothpaste while he was out covering Hurricane Charley in Punta Gorda!
Perhaps he has no control over the budgets he's given, but he does have the ability to ruin morale by doing cheap ass, penny pinching bullsh*t like that!

 
At 12:50 PM, March 03, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like he found a new sucker to flush down the toilet.
WESH used to be a "contenda."
When he left, it was trashed.

 
At 2:53 PM, March 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i got a feeling that this guy is worst tanm fabac and i can tell by looking at him!(Look at him he looks like he came out of a horror show just like the rest of the klrt cast).

 
At 1:15 AM, August 21, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They will never get the quality people to work for them.

 

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