Sunday, December 30, 2012

Rent A Met...

Well we've heard of rent a doctor...rent a cop...well how bout rent a met!  KTBS has outsourced its weather forecasting to Accuweather. Meteorologists from the weather service have been "staffing" Channel 3's weather center the last couple of days.  Above is a capture of today's weather guesser...sorry meteorologist..but they are the same....Loved it when he pronounced El Dorado wrong..can't make this stuff up..

23 Comments:

At 12:12 AM, December 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And so it begins. Once they start outsourcing jobs it doesn't stop. I wonder what areas/departments will be next?

 
At 1:15 PM, December 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow... that's really quite pathetic.

 
At 10:33 PM, December 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am guessing all but Sales and Technology. But, that's management and everyone knows that Sales brings is the bread winner at every station.

 
At 10:34 PM, December 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

*that Sales is the bread winner at every station.

 
At 10:48 PM, December 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the same AE's move from station to station.

 
At 11:57 AM, January 01, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTBS management would be happy to fire all current on-air staff to save money and outsource everything. Wouldn't be surprised if this is a sign of the things to come.
They have such a skeleton staff as it is and take so much newsfeed to fill the extended AM & PM news. It is going to be local in name only and just another channel in the near future would be my guess.

 
At 9:15 PM, January 01, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The on-air staff of the future will be computer-generated talking heads that always look good with perfect diction and always smiling.

Goodbye to all real people on set as management will not have to pay salaries, healthcare, retirement (not much loss there) and worry about vacation, sick days, etc. At least one station has eliminated camera operators.

It's a management dream and it is coming. Can you see it?

 
At 10:27 PM, January 01, 2013, Anonymous Former Broadcaster said...

Not only have I seen it, I have also stepped in it. Time to brush up ole resume and find another career people.

 
At 3:59 PM, January 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With local news becoming less local, people will tune in for infomercials instead as those programs will have better personality than what local news is fast becoming.

 
At 11:15 PM, January 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Local news will continue to happen no matter what, but we don't need as much of it being shoved down our throats as we have right now. Two and a half hours of repeating the exact same thing from the 10:00 the night before is entirely to much. As is the expanded full hour from 6:00-7:00.

 
At 12:42 AM, January 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep. The local news will continue where the viewer never misses a fatal accident, shooting or bank robbery. That's for sure. Certainly enough of these easy-to-cover-by listening-to-the-scanner stories to easily fill an hour with assorted commercials and promos when there aren't enough commercials sold to fill the allotted time.

 
At 8:20 AM, January 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Warmer temperatures this after-nyune.

 
At 9:04 AM, January 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just keep selling that ad time during the newscast. You are going to need it for the settlement with Rhonda.

 
At 10:13 AM, January 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HA! LMAO 9:04.
The next area KTBS should consider outsourcing are their directors and producers. Whomever was doing the A block the other day had Jerry all jacked up. He looking like a deer in the headlights with no direction. It was very KTALish.

 
At 9:14 PM, January 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...

Warmer temperatures this after-nyune.

8:20 AM, January 03, 2013"





Yep, he along with a couple of others are still saying, "afternyune" and "Nyune." Hey, listen to the intro of NBC Nightly News if you want to hear the correct pronunciation of that word.

 
At 9:53 PM, January 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTH?

 
At 10:14 PM, January 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, those that say "Nyune" and "Afternyune" on the air for lack of better training I suppose. Also say, "Nyune" instead of "Noon." I guess they would say the "Myune" instead of the "Moon."

 
At 10:46 AM, January 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Them hillbillies out in the byune-docks don't like no silver-spyune-fed city slicker talk. A racc-yune can talk more sense than that buff-yune.

 
At 11:57 AM, January 06, 2013, Anonymous El-do_rahhh_do said...

I say potato, you say potahto........

 
At 1:01 PM, January 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Henry Higgins would have a stroke listening to some of these accents, and from so called "professionals" at that.

 
At 1:33 PM, January 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes he would. I was just on the KTBS website and can't believe how understaffed they are. Seems they are not interested in filling many, or any their vacancies.

 
At 11:11 PM, January 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Shit no, KTBS won't hire any body until it gets well past the breaking point. Think about it: just one key person gets sick, fired or quits in disgust and things start to really fall apart. But if you think management gives a rip, think again; they're too busy looking at the gains the make from cutting costs.
They only react when something starts affecting the income statements. And the Wrays, well you couldn't find a more clueless bunch as long as they keep getting their checks on time.

 
At 12:48 PM, January 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of the Wray's, does anyone how many of them are still on the payroll even though none of them have ever done a days work at the station?

 

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