I’m sure Gray (the owners of KSFY and soon to be owners of KDLT) will argue that having the two news teams in the same studios will make them better. Ah, I’m not so sure.
Not only do I expect layoffs of some of the top anchors and low rung videographers (rumor has it that Tom and Brian are going to have a cage match to determine who is top dog anchor person, or is it a hot dog eating contest? Can’t remember.) you will see some staff changes.
I think Gray should put up a public comment page on their website and let the public decide who to keep and who to let go. They should also let the public pick which personalities will do the NBC local news and who will do the ABC local news. I also think they should have their field reporters working for both stations.
But the bigger question I have is will both entities just do the same stories? I know what you are thinking, they already do. While I haven’t had television in my home for over 6 years, I do go to the websites and watch vids or livestream it sometimes. Both websites could use improvements.
Another question is how will this affect the real top dog in local TV news, Stormland-TV? Will they lose advertisers? Will Angela be forced to do real investigative stories instead chasing white trash skanks around stealing buffet cards?
It will be interesting to watch the transformation. And by the way, if you would like any suggestions on that possible termination list, shoot me an email Jim, I have some ideas.