July 12, 2017 at 9:57 pm #175382
RayParticipantJuly 13, 2017 at 11:42 am #175384
Kristin Volk Is Leaving News 5July 15, 2017 at 6:15 pm #175418
Why do you folks think so many TV personalities have left their on air TV gigs…some even totally changing their careers? Why do we see on-air folks who look to be barely out of college or obviously in a market too large for their skill level? $$$$$$$. And, why are so many TV & radio stations cutting experienced, veteran staff? Advertising revenues are down as billions of ad dollars are shifting from traditional media along with the bulk of the consumer population to the internet: 24/7, worldwide mostly free entertainment and information. It’s a different world now, folks. This is reality and is simple economics, guys!July 15, 2017 at 8:03 pm #175424
Hey Tim, are you that guy that plays CAPTAIN OBVIOUS for that hotel chain’s commercials?July 15, 2017 at 9:55 pm #175432
Going to miss Lee. FTVLive seems to think they were forced out with a buyout. Danita moving to just 6 and 11, wonder if she took a pay cut?Quote FTV is reading way too much into things…Leon Bibb is 72 and Lee Jordan is 60+…that’s right around “hang ’em up time” for most anchors (look at Tim Taylor, Wilma Smith, and Ted Henry…all were 60+ when they retired). I don’t think Danita is taking a pay cut…she was just doing the 4p show as a stopgap to stabilize it after Dominique Ricks left. Besides, Harris is 50+ and a station fixture…just lightening her load a bit.July 16, 2017 at 1:13 pm #175443
jawbreakerParticipantJuly 16, 2017 at 3:20 pm #175444
It’s a different world now, folks. This is reality and is simple economics, guys!
Word for word, exact quote … from 1996. It was all over back then. All over. Collapse of an industry.It’s also greed. Companies and shareholders aren’t satisfied with 95% of the pie, they want 99.9% of the dough and the only way to do that is to dump the older high price talent and screw the newcomers by telling them that’s they’ll also be the camera person, sound engineer, be driving the station van [and doing the oil change on it], etc.July 16, 2017 at 9:37 pm #175447
Yeah, Yekimi .. I can’t tell you how right you are.
I ran several stations back when the Internet was first coming in to commercial viability and .. it is so ridiculous what you say. When you see the actual financial breakdown .. the true numbers .. it is absolute complete greed.
If I had to put my finger on it .. I would say it generally started with the Reagan deregulation of media companies able to own a multitude of media entities in one market. I think that is where the CRAZY greed started. Greed has always been there but these days .. it’s just galactic Mongolian clustergreed.
The big talking point in politics these days is .. coal miners. Bring back coal! I read an article in The Washington Post this week that said: “All of the jobs in America in the coal industry .. accounts for less than half of what Kohl’s Department stores employ”. So .. why does nobody ever speak of all of the jobs from the collapse of broadcast radio, television and the ancillary industry careers?
I don’t know the raw numbers but one would think that local radio employs more people than coal nationwide. With the added bonus of not destroying the environment nor having a mountain collapse on top of announcers when they make a mistake.July 18, 2017 at 11:21 pm #175488
Looks Like The Text Background round On Channel 5 Is White NowJuly 24, 2017 at 6:37 pm #175565
Lee and Leon To Anchor Their Final Newscast Together THIS FRIDAY!July 24, 2017 at 7:20 pm #175568
Shanice Dunning has left Cleveland 19 after five years as a reporter. She made the mention on her Facebook fan page last week, and her bio on 19’s website has already been taken down.July 25, 2017 at 1:24 pm #175576
I noticed Dick Goddard has not been doing the dog segments on the Friday 6 pm newscast on Fox 8 lately. Lou and Tracy do not even mention Dick. Has he retired from that also?July 29, 2017 at 8:17 am #175645
Here’s the last newscast with Leon Bibb and Lee Jordan on WEWS:July 30, 2017 at 7:04 pm #175675
Here’s the last newscast with Leon Bibb and Lee Jordan on WEWS: https://www.facebook.com/News5Cleveland/videos/10156479929809922/Quote I think TV 5 has picked up on a trend that WJW started. When Dick Goddard retired, Fox 8 honored him by christening their weather desk the Dick Goddard Weather Center…fast forward about 9 months, and now WEWS has officially christened their news room the Leon Bibb News Room, and their main studio the Lee Jordan News Studio.July 30, 2017 at 7:07 pm #175676
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