Friday, March 11, 2011

And These Are The Day's of THV

Channel 11 morning viewers were thrown a big curve this morning when 2 of the weekend hosts of THV This Morning were hosting this morning. Pamm Baccam and Meredith Mitchell were doing the honors this morning. Seems Melissa and Tom were given the day off. No doubt Channel 11 has it work cut out for them as they regroup their morning news program.

53 Comments:

At 12:39 PM, March 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BRING BACK DITCHFIELD!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 3:28 PM, March 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craig didn't make the cover page with Dawn and Liz?

 
At 4:42 PM, March 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They had the day off and that made the blog? THV just made the WRONG decision on who was going to anchor today! I couldn't watch. They do have better talent than what was on today. If they want us to watch when Tom is out, at least put somebody watchable on!!

 
At 7:16 PM, March 11, 2011, Anonymous Morning News Watcher said...

Watching (and listening) to them was absolutely painful. And that's putting it nicely. I lasted all of 10 minutes before changing to KATV (can't do KARK and Mosler...just can't). They were just okay (really boring) but still much more polished than Pam and Meredith. I ended up switching to CNN so I could hear coverage of the earthquake in Japan.

If the local news stations don't do something, I may just start watching national programming in the am altogether.

Does Fox 16 have a morning show?

 
At 8:18 PM, March 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This morning was painful. I never watch the weekend show and now I know why. If this is what we have to look forward to I will be out of there looking for a new show to watch. I will stick with Tom if he is still there but when he goes I go.

 
At 3:44 AM, March 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I felt so sorry for them (talent) that I just couldn't watch very much. Why would they be put in such an uncomfortable situation. If Tom leaves, they will have to start all over again. Solution is to put Craig on the early show alone. He talks so much it would seem like five people hosting the show. Then, I could watch the 5, 6, and 10 news.

 
At 7:37 AM, March 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Dawn and Craig on the morning show? If you have ever watch thv 2 then you know they have so much fun with each other. i can see craig, dawn and tom making a huge comeback! it'd be such fun show.

 
At 10:33 AM, March 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is the best idea I have heard yet!!!!!!!! Dawn, craig, and Tom, that team would blow everybody away. Start with the morning show, then redo 5, 6, & 10 with Ashley and a new male anchor who has journalistic chops, aka Justin Early. Put Liz on the fluff stuff and let us see more of Tracy Beene please.

 
At 4:06 PM, March 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know. That would putting too much payroll in one place for Gannett.

Don't think the mucky-mucks up in corporate would go for it.

 
At 12:47 AM, March 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pam Baccam was just awful. I have never watched the Saturday Morning show, but now I know I am not missing anything.

I also hated how casual Meredith Mitchell dressed.

Craig and Dawn in the mornings would boost ratings like crazy, but you leave three other prime shows to fail. (5, 6 & 10)

Sorry, but being honest Ashley Blackstone will not gain ratings.
I am not saying it in a mean way, just saying.

 
At 1:02 AM, March 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stefanie Bryant! Why is noooo one mentioning her?

 
At 3:04 AM, March 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

SHE WEARS A WIG!!!

 
At 4:25 AM, March 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is better than Pam Smith!

 
At 4:28 AM, March 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even Craig is better than Pam on air!

 
At 4:38 PM, March 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, stephanie is WAAAAAYYYYY better than Pam, but she doesn't show any personality on air. What do we know about her? Absolutely nothing. Viewers want someone they can connect with. Like they're getting news from a friend. Steph isn't a friend... she's just a face.

Wish her the best though. She's beautiful.

 
At 6:29 PM, March 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thv hadn't allowed steph to be 'a friend'

She is 100-times better than baccam and gets used less.

 
At 8:46 PM, March 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV management is out of touch. Probably won't be around much longer. Friday morning show was a disaster. Baccam should be behind the scenes.

 
At 10:26 AM, March 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

baccam never needs to anchor again! she made that show lose soooooooo many viewers within just those two hours. so sad. whoever decided to put her up... is stupid.

 
At 10:27 AM, March 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree. pam sucks! that was the worse management choice ever! stef needs to be put in the spot! and i'm pretty sure.... stef should step up if she wants to anchor more. she cant just wait for it to fall in her lap!

 
At 10:28 AM, March 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's right! if steph wants it, she needs to go fight for it! she's make a great morning show person, but she's doing anything extra to get it. walk into the nd's office.... and ask for it! ask to try to get it! if not, a 25 year old is going to get it. because 25 year old will fight for it.

 
At 12:01 AM, March 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steph may not want a schedule that requires her to be at work at 4:00 A M. She is a pretty and classy lady, also does a great job with the noon show and her health segments.

 
At 11:55 AM, March 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well if her goals are just a noon show and few small health segments, i hope she doesn't get too comfortable. the noon show sucks and it probably won't be around that long so hopefully she has a back up plan.

i do agree though she is a classy and pretty woman.

 
At 1:04 PM, March 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if ratings are not good a station will usually keep it rather than buying something like regis&kelly or whatever.

They can, but can't put paid programming at noon.

 
At 9:28 PM, March 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When management gives a very green reporter an anchor position, it creates a lot of questions. After last Friday, I don't think it will happen again.

 
At 10:22 PM, March 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

nah. it will.
and they will scratch their heads as to what happened in the ratings.

 
At 12:02 AM, March 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it happens again, I think there will be a big power shift.

 
At 12:18 AM, March 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One reason I turned off KARK at is that "Gentle Molding" commercial. If I had to watch it one more time I would just throw up.

 
At 4:36 PM, March 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alyson is a traitor!

 
At 5:12 PM, March 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

alyson will be doing all the work while the others continue their sitting.

 
At 12:17 AM, March 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Humm, Alyson a traitor?

How about all these people who left Today's THV in the past few months and about 4 of them going to other local stations where they are treated with appreciation at 7 and 4.

Larry Krief
Charles Crowson
Neal Sommerlatte
Erica Zermatten
Katharina Yancey
Jordan Burns
Russell Wilson
Nick Gentry
Kenny Reynolds
Alyson Courtney

AND OTHERS I MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT AND I KNOW OTHERS WITH RESUMES OUT TO OTHER STATIONS

 
At 7:34 AM, March 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alyson isn't a traitor, she loved THV but they refused to take care of her, and they way you do that is money. Gannett still thinks that a recession is upon us and they are milking it for every penny. Trust me - there will be NO raises witin the broadcast group. Alyson is at a better place, as well as everyone else who were fed up with the garbage at THV.

 
At 11:06 AM, March 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a lot of Bullshemp! None of those people cared about the product. We've got the people in place now that we've always wanted. Our newsroom finally has the leader in place that should have been there from the start. She will show everyone or they will feel her wrath.

 
At 9:56 PM, March 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where did Kenny R. go? They lost a good photog there. Is he still playing music?

 
At 9:37 AM, March 21, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

That's a lot of Bullshemp! None of those people cared about the product. We've got the people in place now that we've always wanted. Our newsroom finally has the leader in place that should have been there from the start. She will show everyone or they will feel her wrath.

11:06 AM, March 19, 2011

Wow, somebody's fishing for a response on this one - lol. The truth is that everyone on the above list cared about the product and was a team player. THV has lost a lot of good people in 2011. Only time will tell how they will absorb the hit. The corporate machine certainly isn't doing them any favors.

 
At 9:45 PM, March 21, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so it's going to be Dawn and Craig on the AM show? What will Liz do. She's running around the newsroom in a tizzy.

 
At 8:36 AM, March 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can speculate all day, you will know what they are doing the day it hits the air.

 
At 6:19 PM, March 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It'll be Pam Bacaam. Chuck and Larry love her because she's a real hard worker. So everything that BJ, Robyn and Tom built has officially been smashed all to pieces. Pam may be a real hard worker but she has a lack of the necessary skills and talent to be an anchor or co-host for that matter. It's all very sad. I feel for anyone who is left in front of the camera or behind the scenes in the morning at Channell 11. Just because you are in amangement, doesn't mean you know everything.

 
At 3:01 AM, March 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pam works at an equal level as her co-workers. Not any better.

 
At 1:53 PM, March 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter if you are a favorite of Chuck and Larry. It appears as if you don't even have to be that talented - just be in the right place at the right time.

 
At 1:54 PM, March 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No you have to be a favorite. ummm how do you think liz is on the 10? and pam is on saturday?

 
At 1:57 PM, March 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

her wrath? you talking about michelle? i think if she can keep her cool and be nice. it will workout for her. she just has a bad habit of being rude and snapping at people in the newsroom. she's lost too many people's respect since she's been named ep.

 
At 3:01 PM, March 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pam baccam did not apply for the THV job, chuck maulden called and offered her the job, there ya go.

The saturday morning show was kept secret until the week it aired. No team enthusiasm, just secrets. And no tryouts, asking for input or ideas. Management loves secrets even when you should involves the supposed team.

Ashley is the only reporter who gets paid a descent wage and that's because she belongs to larrys religion and he is going to protect her.gag.

Melissa was just at the right place at the right time when the morning show started falling a part.

 
At 4:25 PM, March 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off: If you wanted a promotion at THV you should have been in Chuck's office letting him know and backing it up with your talent and HARD work.

Secondly, don't act like you know how much people make. Uhhh...Ashley should make more than many of the other reporters. She's been there longer! why should she be making the same as Lauren Clark or BJ Steed?I doubt she makes much either. I think all the anchors making 6 figures are the ones that need to be called out....

As for Melissa, who can blame her? Why hate on her? She is next on the list for that job. She hasn't been showed favortisim. She can't help it that everyone that worked with her on that shift is now gone.

Rumors and lies! Wow! Unreal. Sounds like THV needs to identify the haters in the group and get rid of THOSE people!

 
At 8:13 PM, March 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well. As for Ashley getting paid more I heard she just signed three years and no one else could afford to so that show she is getting a what some above said a "decent" raise.

Why is it that with a new contract that she is still not MMJing? Oh yeah, she's "protected"

Ebone is very vocal about how managment has asked her to learn to edit and shoot.
Ashley reporter 3 days a week, have they asked her?

 
At 8:22 PM, March 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ebone isn't shooting or editing either! Ebone and Ashley weren't hired to MMJ. They were hired to be reporters. Get your facts straight. Again, ash should make more. She's been there longer people! And I know first hand from a reliable source that it was NOT a big raise by ANY means.

 
At 10:25 PM, March 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ebone was hired when they were only hiring mmjs because they needed a black person. Apparently their were complaints from someone(s) up high about the lack of african american talent.

They have asked ashley to learn to mmj too. But that's the key word, ask, not tell or force.

 
At 10:29 AM, March 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashley should get paid more. She anchors two days a week. She is way better than all the other reporters and mmjs. I have no problem with that.

 
At 10:30 AM, March 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melissa doesn't need the job. Her kids come first and she would always be missing because of that. Also, even the most loyal thv viewers don't like melissa.

 
At 2:07 AM, March 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashley is only getting paid well because she is one of them, meaning Larry thinks he and Ashley are the only people not going to hell because their extreme religion.

That's why she gets paid more, because he protects her and no one else.

 
At 4:55 PM, March 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashley does a great job. I would think that is the reason she is being paid well.

 
At 10:29 PM, March 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV staff needs to focus on its product and get off the blogs and rumor mill.

THV mgmt needs to stop leaving positions open for months just to save money.

Get solid news readers in place for every show. Stations only get new viewers during big news events. More often its not "likeability" its just ability.

 
At 9:10 AM, March 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Ashley should get paid more. She anchors two days a week. She is way better than all the other reporters and mmjs. I have no problem with that.

10:29 AM, March 25, 2011

Who isn't better that all the other reporters and MMJ's? The problem is that the talent pool is so watered out. I'll agree, she's the best they've got - but compare that to the talent that's come through that station in the past 10 years. I can name a dozen THV alumni that could run circles around her. Sad, but true. So I guess if yoiu take all things into consideration, perhaps she does deserve a raise.

Whenever a staffer leaves THV they always hire someoen for less - and instead of reinvesting that extra money into the product (i.e. raises for current staff) it just goes away - presumably stuck into some manager's pocket as a bonus. The only promotion anyone gets at 720 Izard is in title only. Go ahead - ask those who have gotten new titles in the past 5 years if they got a raise to go with it. I think you'll find that the answer is "no". They give out titles like napkins at a dinner party, hoping that that will keep folks around. THESE are the days of THV...

 
At 3:28 PM, March 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as you are paid hourly, you will be o.k. but if they want to put you on straight salary, well, it's the next best thing to automation as far as management is concerned. You are screwed.

 

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