Friday, July 01, 2005

Ch-ch-ch Changes - again

We're hearing rumours of some job changes in the media and PIO's around the region, based around the new fiscal year for some (July 1), but we're having a hard time tracking things down.

What have you heard?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

is it this LINK?

Friday, July 01, 2005 3:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Lise Harwin said...

We're looking for a new PIO type here at Legacy. You can make change happen from the inside!

For anyone who's interested, the position's been posted for about a week at

Friday, July 01, 2005 4:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the shift at KATU - Katy Brown is the new sports director, Ron Carlson is back to sports reporter.

Not that the market rises or falls on sports -- but not many people could make the supervisor/worker swap work.

Ron and Katy can because they are quality people.

Friday, July 01, 2005 4:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when will donahue come back to the anchor desk to save KOIN from itself?

Friday, July 01, 2005 4:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PEOPLE: you always talk about getting out of the business -- someday, maybe -- Legacy is offering a chance.

It will NOT get any better thinking about it.

So either get the guts to go for a change...or kwitcherbichin.

Friday, July 01, 2005 4:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You'll see Donahue anchoring next week, but that's because Gianola is on vacation..

Saturday, July 02, 2005 8:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Lise -- How about the newly at-liberty Tom Parker for PIO at Legacy? He'd be a natural.

Saturday, July 02, 2005 8:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which brings up a whole different change. Parker was a victim of KKSN's switch to "Charlie." He'd just started at KKSN in January, after not getting the K-103 morning show. Word is that his deal relied heavily on ratings incentives. They shoved his show over to the peanut whistle AM, which was never going to pull the ratings needed for him to collect a bonus. So he's, like Anonymous 8:54 said, at liberty.

Saturday, July 02, 2005 9:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumors are rampant that KGW's 10:00 news (the newscast formerly known as Pax) is going to make a move to the WB soon. Can anyone confirm?

Saturday, July 02, 2005 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not really breaking news, but Carl Click will be pulling up stakes at KGW and moving East across the river to KATU. He'll be replacing Ken Ackerman in the Am. Also report? Who knows. Don't forget Katus debut of the much anticipated 4:30 news. More staff or more work?

Saturday, July 02, 2005 6:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still waiting to hear more details about the KOIN weather situation. New hire on the way? Or is KOIN still looking?

And why do they need to hire another weather person? They have three people already... why the need for a fourth?

Anyone in the know... fill us in.

Saturday, July 02, 2005 10:51:00 PM  
Blogger PDXMediaWatcher said...

At some point, very soon, KGW will air its produced 10pm news to KWBP. Final details need to be worked out. While it's unlikely it will put a firm dent in the police blotter report at 12, the news on WB will have a stronger lead in. It's what 32 does with it that will be the key. Look what happened with Fox49 produced by KOIN. It kicked KOIN's butt in demos and finally ratings after a while.

Sunday, July 03, 2005 2:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just heard Lew Frederick has left the school district for a "study leave".

Sunday, July 03, 2005 9:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lew's finishing up his PhD. One of the smartest people I know, who suffered in silence through a pigheaded bureaucracy. Good luck to him.

Sunday, July 03, 2005 9:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's no question what a good guy Lew is, but let's be honest - he hasn't shown his A game for years. It may have started with Ben Canada, but Lew hadn't been helpful to us for a long, long time.

Monday, July 04, 2005 8:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreement on Lew. A super nice family guy who loves his job and kids. But, he hasn't been able to hit major league pitching in years, i.e. returning a FREAKIN call before my kid's bar mitzvah!

Was he worth almost $100,000 a year in taxpayer money? Or $1,000,000 over his PPS career?

Maybe Lew will take his Doctorate and teach in PPS so he can see what the heck he was talking about for a decade. So, Lew, want $30,000 a year to teach 150 kids a day?

Monday, July 04, 2005 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More wholesale changes, and maybe more wholesome, is still barreling down the track in the mass-shift to internet global TV news about to smash into local TV news every market everywhere. An earlier mention of Independent World Television on this site received a pooh-pooh dismissal. But the train keeps a rollin' in this LINK, to an interview updating news of the project status, and starting with this excerpt.
July 5, 2005
Paul Jay, Creator of Independent World Television, Intends To Challenge Corporate Broadcasters at Their Own Game

When we met Paul Jay, we became convinced he's got the professional expertise and righteous indignation to maybe pull this idea off.... So, we have joined his advisory committee, and BuzzFlash is fully supporting his efforts.

BuzzFlash: You're a successful producer of documentaries and also public affairs programming for the CBC in Canada, and you have enjoyed other accomplishments relating to films and television. Why at this point in your life would you undertake this gargantuan project to launch an international television news network?

Paul Jay: In many ways, everything I've been doing has led me here. I've been making long-form documentaries for over twenty years. The last film I did was in Afghanistan, a film called "Return to Kandahar." And that filmmaking experience gave me an opportunity to get a sense of just how serious, even dire, the world situation is. You can't go to a place like Afghanistan, and see the poverty and the destruction that's taken place -- the destruction of so many people's lives -- and not just feel moved, but feel the need to act in some way, to respond to it.

The more I know about the world, the more concerned I am about where it's going. Also, I've been doing a political debate show on Canadian TV for the last ten years called "counterSpin." So I've heard all the political debates.

BuzzFlash: It was on the CBC?

Paul Jay: Yes, on CBC News World. And it's the same thing. At least personally, I've increasingly felt that the only life that makes me happy is a life with meaning. For my life to have meaning, I have to act. ...

Tuesday, July 05, 2005 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone see former PPS Board member Julia Brim Edwards spending more time with her family in The Oregonian today?

Page A5 has a huge photo of Julia, Nike's new six-figure flack, shilling for shoes, instead of kids, in Salem, 50 miles from her SE Portland home.

It's always about the money, not more time with the family.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005 1:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is your point? That she is going to do just one job and not two jobs? You don't think that will give her some time with her family. And what is the big deal about her earning a paycheck for her hours of work rather than just donate them. This just sounds like sour grapes from someone who has not attained personal goals. Julia turned the school board from a laughing stock to a board that got business done. Men have been doing this for years - working and being with their families. Lay off of Julia.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005 4:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who thinks JBE turned around PPS hasn't met a little lady named Dr. Vicki.

Isn't Julia's husband State Treasurer Randall Edwards, one of the highest paid public employees in the state?

Thought so.

Pay for play is fine, just don't hide behind the kids. It's a bit too... Republican... for our taste.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005 7:01:00 PM  

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