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Post by genlock » Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:59 pm

Speaking of anchors, What happened to that nice Tom McGee fellow?

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Post by herdgirl72 » Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:21 pm

He's in friggin LAW school at the 'hole...

There has to be a joke there! I just know it!!!

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Post by Bob Campbell » Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:54 pm

Wow. I agree with Arp twice in one week. For the most part, in all the markets I've worked (and that may be ALL of them, God I'm old), the average level of ability in radio air talent is higher than tv. Most (not you Lord, ya little weasel) on air tv people have such a narrow focus of ability that they can barely function. Though most of the news chicks I've known are way fun to party with.
Did I ever tell you about the time Wendy Griffith (hoooah) wanted to interview me about something with the Governor and I, having lived in West Va. for 90 days, had to explain to her, a native, where Poca was?
TV talent for the most part are prompter readers, slow to react to real time situations. That's why they seem dumb compared to jocks, who have to be much quicker while doing a live show, running the board and trying to get the calls correct ( difficult for some).
But, tv talent do have to look good. They've got us beat at that. Except for Bass, who, while ugly, is the best ad-libber ever in WV Tubedom.

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Post by Mark Hallburn » Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:27 pm

How's this for picking out the radio guy in a crowd. He's still got the hairstyle that he entered radio, he's wearing a faux satin jacket with call letters emblazend across the back, a concert t-shirt his weasled from a promoter for free mentions on the air, and he just paid for his meal at the local fast food chain with station prize certificates.

His breath smells of coffee, his hair and clothes smell of cigarettes, and his eyes are sunk back in his head with dark bags below after years of sleep depravation from getting to work at 4am and working till 6pm on remotes.

THAT guy--definitely in radio.

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Post by drunksailor » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:00 pm

Mr. Smith wrote:The only "anchors" in the local market that I've actually heard that do real work are Tim Irr (from 3) Jessica Ralston (from 3) Bill Murry (3) and Rick Dayton (13). As for those "Rick Lord" and "Sandra Cole\Penny Moss" types, I've only heard about talking heads with nothing to back it up.
What is your basis that the "Sandra Cole\Penny Moss types" are just talking heads? Do you sit in the newsrooms everyday and watch them? Do you go with them on their packages? Do you monitor when they arrive and leave the building? Do you track what they do while they're at work? Please provide me with examples that either of them don't do anything.

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Post by joshwv3 » Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:00 am

I've seen Penny Moss do packages for WSAZ. Aren't all the anchors assigned cover stories for the 5:30 Edition? I also hear Penny is very instrumental in writing scripts for the newscasts she anchors.

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Post by Ace Purple » Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:07 am

When I was at WSAZ, Penny did many, many stories from the field. She's a good reporter along with being a good anchor.
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Post by Mark Hallburn » Sat Feb 17, 2007 12:56 pm

Most medium-market anchors write stories and do more than just anchor.

The only markets I worked in where anchors didn't do any writing were Los Angeles, D.C., Chicago, and New York. Unfortunately some were too lazy to read their copy before they went on the air-then screwed it up because they'd never seen the story before.
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Post by Dr. Whiplash » Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:38 pm

:roll:

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Post by Jessica Ralston » Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:43 pm

Penny does a story every week and is an outstanding writer. She's also very smart and one of the nicest people I've ever met.

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Post by Bob Loblaw » Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:41 pm

Mark Hallburn wrote:...markets I worked in...D.C....
Where did you work at in DC, Mayor Hallburn?

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Post by Mark Hallburn » Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:33 pm

That would be CBS News in D.C., Mr. Moderator.
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Post by Bob Loblaw » Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:28 pm

Where did you live?

Where was your favorite place to go?

What's the name of the bar ALL the Print and Broadcast reporters hang out at?

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Post by Mark Hallburn » Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:07 am

Bob:

See your p.m. box.

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Post by fearpeddler » Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:55 am

I havent experienced "all" of the local anchors personally, but I did watch penny moss throw a fit and stomp out of a store in the mall a couple weeks ago cause they wouldnt open another register just for her....

Rick, its noble and what-not for you to defend your co-anchor like that, but still, for as much money as these people make in this market compared to their co-workers who are actually "making" the product, not just reading a damn prompter, sickens me..
Doesn't MSNBC stand for the Media that Spins the News for Barrack's Cabinet?



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Post by SPIKE NESMITH! » Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:02 pm

Yah, wasn't Tom McGee on something like a quarter of a mil at 13? That was the figure I was quoted...

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Post by fearpeddler » Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:04 pm

Tom has quite the pile in the 'ol change purse from what i've heard....
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Post by genlock » Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:09 pm

The Debra Linz story made the Gazette this sunday.
Look in Phil Kablers column.

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Post by Dave Allen » Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:10 pm

How much of the was because she was Penny Moss and how much of it was just being another pissed off consumer? I had it out and later blasted Verizon on the air a few months ago. That wasn't because I'm the local morning disc jockey who wanted preferred treatment..its because I was a pissed off consumer who didn't have phone service for a week, then they day they said they would come to fix it "sometime between 11am and 6pm, they never showed. I blasted them on the air the next morning and oddly enough my neighbor called and said they were in my driveway within an hour after I got off the air. Bottom line is I would have been just as pissed if worked at Pizza Hut instead of the media. Besides, my wife works hard to pay the phone bill!
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Post by Dave Allen » Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:12 pm

BTW

Phil Kabler's column in the Gazette this morning talks about the whole Linz/Perdue ordeal.
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