Tuesday, January 22, 2008

WBRE to do noon news by itself, hires Miss USA finalist to do weather

WBRE will stop simulcasting WYOU's noon news and instead produce its own program at 11 a.m. But perhaps more notably, Kristi Capel -- the "reigning Miss Missouri 2006" -- has been on WBRE since the beginning on January.

See Ms. Capel's MySpace page

131 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yep....i guess once again theres no qualified local media grads to fill that spot...just another way this valley says yes you may go to college here, but after that get the f***k out!

Anonymous said...

Yeah but Miss USA finalist...

Anonymous said...

Don't act like every TV Station hires all its staff from the local colleges. This is a market 53, a recent college grad has no place in a high market newsroom. Typically you need to start at a lower end station and work your way up. It's rare to find a grad talented enough to jump right in to a high market news room. Quit b*&^%ing. Get some experience then come back.

Anonymous said...

I like her.

Anonymous said...

Ah shucks, she's married.

Ok, no so seriously, she is a college grad in public relations, but does she have a meteorology degree? Wasn't this the end to Vince because he wasn't a meteorologist and didn't have a degree?

Anonymous said...

She is a trained meteo. Needs to scale back the giggles but she has the degree

Anonymous said...

Is the ink dry on that meteorology degree? It was faxed to her, right?

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Evangel University has a great meteo program.

Anonymous said...

Who cares whether or not she's a meteorologist? Is she a good communicator? From what I've seen so far, average at best. Pretty girl, but she has to tone down the makeup.

Bill Mecca said...

Good to see the two stations trying to have separate identities. I doubt it will ever go back to what it was.

Let'see, back in the day to be certified by the NWS you only had to submit a demo tape. AMS was a different story. Very few REAL meteorologists are good communicators. And today the term meterologoist is used more loosely that it was in the past. Even those places with real meteros are hooking up with the Weather Channel or Accuweather and using both.

So the market has slipped to 53? was 47 when I was there.

We hired a lot of recent local college grads, mostly as camerapeople, newsroom staff, a few as on air, heck Dan Brady started doing sports when he was still at the U. WNEP hired local too. But also looked for the best they could get.

and when they want to get rid of you, they will make up reasons.

Tom Carten said...

I was at a place in the midwest where a time salesman also recorded booth on a 10.5" reel and copied the weather from the Chicago's 10pm for our 11pm, which he would deliver.

Can't beat small-market tv.

Anonymous said...

She has a degree in journalism and public relations. She is working on her meteorology degree. I don't mind the giggles at all. She will hone her on-air presence here and move to a top 25 or better market inside 18 months (or whatever draconian contract terms Nexstar coerced her into signing...I hope she got the "If I get an offer from a larger market I'm free to leave" clause.) And giggles and too much makeup to your liking notwithstanding, ask yourself this: Would you rather look at her or Joe Snedeker? Every TV weather forecast has approximately the same degree of accuracy. I'll take the babe over the Bozo.

Anonymous said...

Miss USA over Milo hands down, and I'm a straight woman. Good-natured charisma always beats misogynistic ass-clownery in my book, I don't care how many times one rides around the Northeast for St. Joes.

Anonymous said...

Misogynistic, bingo! (And since we touched on the demo, I'm a straight man, white, 51.) Snedeker routinely makes sexist and derogatory comments about women, so often and to such a degree that I think he gets undeserved benefit of the doubt, "Oh, that crazy Joe Snedeker will say anything, haha!" I think he's mean-spirited and boorish. Go Kristi!

Anonymous said...

12:01 again. I don't necessarily consider Snedeker mean-spirited. He's actually fairly mild-mannered when the cameras are off. I mostly chalk his sexist remarks up to ignorance, which, in the interest of ratings, WNEP makes absolutely no effort to curb. Watching NEP's morning news is like watching a reality show, and we all know how those appeal to society. Maybe now that BRE has a reason to watch the weather, NEP will keep a tighter leash on Snedeker.

Anonymous said...

With all due respect to Ms. Capel, I doubt her personality and weather skills will get many people to switch from 16 to 28.

Remember that Vince Sweeney was the most popular weather guy in the market. Oddly, that didn't transfer to ratings.

Anonymous said...

Personality and weather skills? Surely she has both in adequate supply but Joe or Miss Missouri? Hmm...

Anonymous said...

She's taking the spotlight from Gene.

Anonymous said...

You mean Jen.

Anonymous said...

I think you have to given WBRE and Ron credit for trying. I have watch her a couple of times and she seems to know her stuff. The Miss USA stuff who cares...but at least people are talking about WBRE

Anonymous said...

Kristi is a refreshing change, in the most depressing morning show I have ever seen.
I love her personality!

Anonymous said...

She is taking the spotlight from Padden!

Anonymous said...

BRE's morning news show is getting better. I enjoyed the interplay on Monday between hiller and his co-anchor, who was very obviously still drunk from the night before. Anybody catch that? Anyway, their reporting is getting more solid, and that arrogant gay weather guy at 6 actually brings a nice contradictory mix to what otherwise used to be a boring newscast. The only thing that would put it over NEP would be a homey, Waltonesque tea-and-krumpets segment of sage and whimsical observations from Carten. Can't you see it? At 6:25, Andy Mahalshick turns things over to Carten, who, with slippers and cigar, opens a book and delivers his witicism of the day. It would provide direct competition to Mike Stevens' segments, which have been sliding downward for years.

Anonymous said...

Is WBRE now the "All Tiara All
the Time" station? Wasn't Lyndall Stout some sort of Okie homecoming queen way back when?

Anonymous said...

I would say WBRE should have tried to bring Vince back..

However, I don't believe Vince would give WBRE the time of day.

Anonymous said...

She's great, and no camera hog either. So sick of the men on both NEP and BRE standing in front of the 7-day outlook, as if we'd rather see their faces rather than their guess for the weather the next day.
Thank you 12:09. Glad to see at least one other man admitting what an chauvinistic boar Snedeker is. Openly hostile to any pregnant anchors who dare to sit at the morning news desk.

Anonymous said...

Haven't seen the show, but will check out BRE's Miz Mizzou.

Her MySpace page is hellishly hard to read, though. There's a reason books aren't printed pink on pink, girlfriend.

Anonymous said...

I love the group photo on her MySpace page that she captions as a visit with the "govenor of Baltimore, Maryland."
Who knew Baltimore had its own governor - and his title is spelled phonetically!

Anonymous said...

Fuck Mecca and Carten the devil priest.
And Miss Okie and her make-up.
And the NBC predator set-up with Andy.
Say what you will, Dia is a real pro.
But mostly, fuck Sned the pig.

Tom Carten said...

10:57 -- Fuck Carten the devil priest.

Devil priests can only say Black Masses on the naked bodies of virgins. Do you know how hard it is to find one in the Valley?

6:22 -- At 6:25, Andy Mahalshick turns things over to Carten, who, with slippers and cigar, opens a book and delivers his witicism of the day.

You may be onto something. I don't smoke, but you did mention tea -- a hot, steaming mug of which would set the stage just right. I could sing a verse of "Old Devil Moon," but change it to "Old Devil Priest."

Anonymous said...

You are such a f*!king BLOWHARD!
GO HAUNT ANOTHER SITE!
Carten=boring

Anonymous said...

10:57 -- Fuck Carten the devil priest.
WHO IS THIS "CARTEN" ASSHOLE?
HE IS LIKE FLESH EATING BACTERIA!

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work and great attitude Kristi.
You are a wonderful television personality. We love you!

Anonymous said...

Don't let the NEPA animals get you down.
It's like a college hazing. They are all jealous losers.
You are talented and beautiful.
Tell them all to SUCK IT!

Anonymous said...

She wears way too muck makeup around the eyes.

Anonymous said...

You wear your grandma's bloomers too tight. Who cares? She's still better looking than any woman you've slept with. If you even sleep with at all!!!

Anonymous said...

I've watched her for a few days and I think she's pretty good...She's a breath of fresh air in the market...

BTW...can we tone down the language here?

Anonymous said...

Tom Carten's a good guy. He brings sanity to this insane site. He also writes from experience. He has quite a media background. Lighten up, assholes.

Anonymous said...

Snedeker could use a little makeup around the eyes.
I have no complaints about Josh Odell's makeup. It's applied beautifully.

Anonymous said...

Me likey me likey me likey.

I mean Miss Missouri, not Josh Odell.

Bill Mecca said...

Wow, 10:57, if that is your real name, what did I do, piss in your oatmeal?

Anonymous said...

I wonder what Gene Padden would do?

Anonymous said...

Get a grip. Padden's old news.

Anonymous said...

Look! There, over your head! It's...it's the joke!

Anonymous said...

gene padden applies josh hodells make up

Anonymous said...

Most ugly chics would be jealous of Kristi.
If she was a man would you care about her make up?
Mike Lewis wears more make up.
Let's talk make up. Let's indulge the make up assholes for a moment.
Marissa Burke looks like a painted corpse.
You could never sand blast the fake tan and clown make up off of her and Mike Lewis (he's a whole other story).
She has paint by numbers eye make up that is spackled into her wrinkles,then she is triple sprayed at Earl Schiebs in her favorite "orange hue". (nice OLD reference for M.B.)
Sometimes Marissa looks like the paneling in my grandmothers basement.
Now that's REAL make up.Make up that will survive a nuclear Holocaust.Cockroaches and Marissa Burkes face!WTF!
Don't rag on Burke because she nasty and ancient,pick on the hot new girl.
There aren't any hot chics on local TV. They are beasts
By the way, does Marissa use a Flo-Be on that head or a pencil sharpener?

Anonymous said...

more;
Anonymous said...
She's taking the spotlight from Gene.

2:27 PM, January 23, 2008


Anonymous said...
You mean Jen.

2:52 PM, January 23, 2008

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Marissa. WNEP needs to work on their lighting. BRE has great lighting. Nice soft focus on ol' Lyndall. But the harsh lights do not do sweeties Paula and Julie justice on WNEP. Put them on BRE and you'd all be licking your chops.
Let's give a shout out to Candace too. She should be evening news anchor on BRE. What a waste to have her on 22.
And will the Gene Padden stalker please stalk elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Candice is the winner. She is lovely and ought to be the BRE anchor, agree. Julie looks a little rough, Paola very rough. But even the untrained eye can see the lighting on 16 is godawful. It looks like there are lights burned out and not being replaced. Just dark, shadowy, showing creases, etc. And I think Julie goes a little heavy with the Betsy Boop makeup. Lyndal? Someone told me she's only like 32? Jeez.

Kristi is smokin'...

Anonymous said...

5:23 Right on.

Anonymous said...

I forgot about Candice. She should be national. She is beautifl and well spoken.

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the Padden cut & paste.
It was a mistake. Please forgive me.
Gene's stalker.

Anonymous said...

Julie is nice looking, but the gloppy, bad color lip goo gotta go.

Anonymous said...

Marissa Burke is prematurely orange. And now that she's closing in on 60, the "perky pixie" look ought to be shelved.

Anonymous said...

All i know is Carten isn't necessarily a devil priest, as some on here contend. But he has been known to drop the type of language that would make the statues turn and cry. He has a penchant for using the F word at awkward, inopportune times. I don't know if that language would co-mingle well with dinner-hour TV audiences.

Anonymous said...

wow 6:49 retract those claws...

Marisa isn't even 50 yet, and when that = closing in on 60, we all better worry.

grow the f up.

Anonymous said...

When I grow the F up I want to be a horrible, long fanged, mean spirited,fat assed,
orange,oak colored, clown faced, bronze statued, synthetic pixie
on THE NEWS STATION.
AKA: Marissa Burke

Anonymous said...

she looks 80

Anonymous said...

So Burke's been on the air since she was, what, 12?

She was in her mid-to-late 20s when she was hired in the early 80s. That puts her north of 50, doesn't it?

If she were in her 40s she wouldn't be plastering on the orange makeup with a trowel, would she?

Anonymous said...

The Lackawanna County Historical Society needs to claim Burke, she's been on loan for too long.

Anonymous said...

7:54

Trowel!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's funny!

Anonymous said...

can u name the speech affected anchor?

Myglooiss
Myglooiss
Myglooiss

(He looks like a Simpsons charactor as
George Hamilton)

new at alebbin
scookul county
wooksbarry ( where the wookies live)
weeumsport

Anonymous said...

hey 16 get lost
this is about ch 50

Anonymous said...

marisa is david decosmos mother

Anonymous said...

Krist is an embryo compared to M.B.

Anonymous said...

Back to the original thread topic for just a second--back to Kristi Capel. I've seen her a couple of times and she appears competent and personable as well as attractive.

You picked an unfortunate picture of her that makes her look like an Amy Winehouse-wannabe. (Although she DOES look like she got into Mommy's eye makeup!)

Anonymous said...

Kristi is beautiful, talented, and seems to be nice not fake.
It's a wonderful change!

Anonymous said...

With all their hype it is surprising that 16 has lousy lighting, especially with the octogenarians at 6 & 11.

Anonymous said...

WNEP uses Sunlamps and french fry warmers

Anonymous said...

Most of the news at WNEP is reheated, too.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
She wears way too muck makeup around the eyes.

6:23 AM, January 24, 2008


Anonymous said...
You wear your grandma's bloomers too tight. Who cares? She's still better looking than any woman you've slept with. If you even sleep with at all!!!

9:23 AM, January 24, 2008

----
Of course she's better looking than any woman I've slept with, considering I'm a straight woman, I've never slept with another woman. Not even in college.

Tom Carten said...

7:01 doth speak:
All i know is Carten isn't necessarily a devil priest, as some on here contend. But he has been known to drop the type of language that would make the statues turn and cry. He has a penchant for using the F word at awkward, inopportune times. I don't know if that language would co-mingle well with dinner-hour TV audiences.

Uhhh, as a matter of fact, no. You have obviously confused me with the anonymous people who post to this board.

Hey, kids, while I'm here: I'm going on vacation for a couple of weeks. Can you hold the insults until I get back? I really get a kick out of the "nobody can find out who I am" graffiti you folks manage to come up with and I don't want to waste money in an internet cafe just to keep up with the scribblings.

I'll be around for another day, then far away until Ash Wednesday.

Thanks,

Yours in the Baby Jesus,

Tom

Anonymous said...

All this drooling and you guys are missing out on the TL's former CFO scamming Dunkin Donuts out of almost a million dollars....that's a lot of donuts!!! Does anyone remember Peterson??? McFatty's famous Yes Man from accounting? He has seemed to fallen off the face of the earth since this whole DD thing started. Does anyone know where he is now?? I believe Sciacca was the Assistant Circulation Director of the TL at one point. Here's the TL story about it:

http://www.timesleader.com/
business/20080122_22_DUNK_JL_BIZ_ART.html

Anonymous said...

Uhh, yeah...see, that doesn't have anything to do with Kristi Capel or Gene Padden though.

Anonymous said...

RIGHT ON!

Anonymous said...

carten's going to neverland ranch for vay cay

Anonymous said...

id like to dunk kristis donuts

Tom Carten said...

carten's going to neverland ranch for vay cay.

=sounds of puking=

I'm not into kids or Michael Jackson, thank you. I do have photos of my two girlfriends back when we were together (one when I was eight, just before she moved; the other at First Communion just before my family moved).

Two romances horribly dashed, never to be brought down the aisle to the altar. Ah, fate.

Anonymous said...

What's with all the trashing of the women in tv news? Virtually no discussion of their competence, only looks.

From one who knows, Marisa--that's one "s"--Burke is far from 60. She was just a couple years out of college when hired as reporter in 1984. Do the math.

Kristi shows a lot of personality and an understanding of the weather. She can only get better with experience.

As for how the women look at 16, 22 or 28, they don't get much help on clothes and make up. WNEP had consultants do the "how to" instructions, but that was before new owners. Now, it's learn on your own as you go. Same situation at Nexstar.

One point about lighting at 16 is on target. The people in news, production and engineering are either blind or don't care. A 5th grader can see the anchors' faces are half in the dark. Bad lighting will do in even the most beautiful people.

Anonymous said...

the trashing began with all the bashing of kristi's make up.
so we indulged the jealous asses.

Anonymous said...

I thought father blowhard was with M.J.
God he's soooooooo boring

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't Mike Lewis have an upper lip?

Anonymous said...

He's a Simpson

Anonymous said...

Wow. A lot of WNEP hatred in here. Don't they dominate the ratings?

Anonymous said...

Yes that really hard to do in a one horse town

Anonymous said...

Marisa's face dominates my nightmares

(and I work there)

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Most ugly chics would be jealous of Kristi.
If she was a man would you care about her make up?
Mike Lewis wears more make up.
Let's talk make up. Let's indulge the make up assholes for a moment.
Marissa Burke looks like a painted corpse.
You could never sand blast the fake tan and clown make up off of her and Mike Lewis (he's a whole other story).
She has paint by numbers eye make up that is spackled into her wrinkles,then she is triple sprayed at Earl Schiebs in her favorite "orange hue". (nice OLD reference for M.B.)
Sometimes Marissa looks like the paneling in my grandmothers basement.
Now that's REAL make up.Make up that will survive a nuclear Holocaust.Cockroaches and Marissa Burkes face!WTF!
Don't rag on Burke because she nasty and ancient,pick on the hot new girl.
There aren't any hot chics on local TV. They are beasts
By the way, does Marissa use a Flo-Be on that head or a pencil sharpener?

4:39 PM, January 24, 2008


PRICELESS!

Anonymous said...

How many times does Mike Lewis say, "tonight" during the 11PM newscasts? Listen to him,

"Well tonight in Dunmore, police are searching for a man who robbed a bank tonight. Police say the bandit got away with $5,000 tonight. Police are actively searching for the robber in Dunmore, tonight."

Anonymous said...

Beauty is as beauty does. Inside, Marisa Burke is an ugly, evil person. To know her is to distrust her and the power she's amassed.

Her outside just kept up.

Anonymous said...

Guess Marisa didn't get the job after all. From this morning's CV:
________________________________
WNEP-TV has a news director after the position remained vacant for more than nine months.

Erik Schrader, a former news director at two Missouri television stations, is taking the top news job at the local ABC affiliate, WNEP vice president and general manager Lou Kirchen said.

“We wanted to make sure we found someone with the right skill sets and in our particular position, it’s not always easy,” Kirchen said.

Schrader succeeds Dennis Fisher, who left WNEP-TV last February to become news director at WHTM-TV, the ABC affiliate in Harrisburg.

Schrader, who most recently worked in Savannah, Ga., spent part of his childhood in suburban Philadelphia, the station reported.

Anonymous said...

Did Marisa ever really apply?

Anonymous said...

Marisa has been bucking for the ND job for YEARS.
When another "news director" was half dead in the hospital( heart attack) ,she was "campaigning" for his job in the newsroom.
What an evil bitch clown.
I have a million evilbitchelfclown
stories.

Anonymous said...

Erik Schrader please fire leatherface Burke

Anonymous said...

16 has infected Kristi's site.

Anonymous said...

WNEP please "dominate" another blog.

Bill Mecca said...

Marisa graduated college in 82, started at 16 in 84, taking over the morning live shot girl spot from Kathi Belich.

Lighting was an issue at 22 back then, manglement hired a lighting consultant and he set the lights for the First News set, Debbie's eyes sparkled that first night.

Next day our production crew messed with the lights.I'm sure they had a good reason. the set never looked the same.

No one wanted to do the "right" thing, which is to have lights for each set of anchors, left in place, and when it was the noon show with Kathi McLaughlin, one bank of lights would be on, First news and the 6 pm news, another bank. to much $$.

Anonymous said...

"WBRE to do noon news by itself, hires Miss USA finalist to do weather!

Anonymous said...

WNEP Lighting--the lighting was replaced with sun lamps years ago...hence so many with the orange glow leather face look.
U G L Y you don't
have an A L I B I...

Anonymous said...

Fr Tom Carten..
tisk tisk tisk

Tom Carten said...

What are you tsk'ing about? The fact that I had two failed romances by the time I was eight? Both were caused by families moving; it wasn't anything I did (or tried to do). We didn't even know what marriage was at that age, just that it seemed like a good idea and worked for our parents.

Anonymous said...

Two issues...

Sun lamps or not for lighting at 16, that doesn't explain why half the face of an anchor is in the dark. It's incompetence.

For all the hatred shown here for Marisa Burke, she's anchoring the most watched newscast and is supposedly the highest paid news person in the market. A lot of people must like her.

Anonymous said...

Mike and Marisa remind me of the two old guys from the Muppet show. But seriously, Debbie Dunleavy was fired from 22 because she was getting up there in years. She STILL looks better than Marisa Burke EVER did!!!

Anonymous said...

Debbie Dunleavy CLASS PERSONIFIED!

Anonymous said...

Debbie Dunleavy was and is beautiful inside and out.
I wish she would come back. She was great!
NEPA misses her.

Anonymous said...

BTW Bill Mecca: I think you are wonderful.Keep posting. You have great stories and you make a lot of sense.You are not a blowhard like carten, and you are not mean like some of these other people.
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

16 has the highest rating b/c most of thier viewers are over 65. This areas has the largest geriatric population...since the anchors are in the same age group, the viewer can relate

Anonymous said...

Shahen is hot ! Capel is too..If I wasn't gay, I'd try to get all 3 of us together.

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to Melissa Becker?

Anonymous said...

Konopka is Hot !

Anonymous said...

gonazles is a goof..nice rack though

Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight. You're telling me Marissa Burke isn't even 50 yet?

OH MY GOD! What the hell happened to her?

By the way, I notice no one has stepped forward to say what a sweet, kind, warm, generous, genuine, even-tempered friend and co-worker she is.

Anonymous said...

8:21
You are so right!

Anonymous said...

No one will step forward for Burke, because she is true evil.
She is hated by ALL of her co workers.
If anyone says anything other than that, they are afraid of her.
Everyone in the newsroom is hoping and praying they'll BOTH be gone soon.

Bill Mecca said...

3:00 am

thank you. I do have a lot of war stories, just ask my wife, she's heard them many times. LOL!

I have to think of the 80's as one of the best times in that market. Nolan Johannes and Karen Harch at 16, 28 with Dean Philips and 22 with Debbie. 16 was stable, 22 and 28 trying to build up their product,adding anchors like Jeff Barnd,(in Baltimore these days) Gary Essex (boy, are there some stories there!) and Larry Sparano. Owners at 22 who tried to make a race of it. But as another poster pointed out, the region was indoctrinated from an early age to watch WNEP, from Miss Judy onward.

Debbie is the epitome of class, and I believe she would come back in a heartbeat. We've talked about it, and once TV is in your blood, it's there to stay. I've even thought about returning at some points along the way, but heck I've gotten old and fat, LOL and have a family to take care of, and a good job that I love. I doget to exercise those TV muscles on occasion in my current position, doing some corporate work and freelance voiceovers, but as a full time job? Not at the moment. And while it's a great job, it can be an ugly business.

Anonymous said...

The region was indoctrinated to watch 16 at an early age because 16 was the only station talking to the REGION. 22 cared about Scranton and 28 cared about Wilkes-Barre. That was more than 30 years ago and only 16 has consistently involved all the counties. Credit those who had the vision and kept it alive.

Unfortunately, the station seems to have strayed in recent years. Is anyone left to speak up?

Anonymous said...

We haven't strayed, Bob.

Anonymous said...

WBRE's and WYOU's numbers combined are less than half of WNEP's. In some cases, they are less than a third of WNEP's.

If anyone thinks that's going to change, they're delusional. If WNEP went away tonight, they're viewers still wouldn't watch WBRE or WYOU.

FWIW, I tend to agree, at least in part, with Mr. Mecca's assessment of the halcyon days of this market. I say that the period 1988 to 1996 was the hottest in terms of competition. Clearly, those days are gone and they ain't comin' back.

No one here seems to have heard that WYOU is out of the morning simulcast business, that it will soon be a WBRE-only news cast. Sign of things to come? Yeah, I'd say so.

Anonymous said...

She's smokin' hot in a Christian sort of way. Marry her and you've got the keys to the kingdom. Dating her, not so much.

Bill Mecca said...

I tend to agree with 1:18, thought I might edge the 1988 year a few earlier :-)

will it change? highly doubtful, 22 would need a buyer with very deep pockets since there is no "physical plant" upon which to build. A transmitter on West Mountain maybe, but no studio, no, well nothin. To re-build from scratch would take an incredible amount of money, and even more dedication, and let's face it with the way the industry is going these days (WNEP's new buyers) there are very few "broadcasting" companies left. Those that buy stations are looking to boost their egos and make a quick buck and they don't care who the trample on their way to the bank.

I had hope when Diversified Communications purchased 22, theywere a broadcasting gourp and 22 was their largest market, they pumped in money, bought gear but messed up on some of the other more important things like people. I left before they gave away the keys to the station, and can only guess at their reasons.

Anonymous said...

I also think WNEP's news coverage outside Scranton/W.B is less than the past. Don't know if it's a change in philosophy or staffing. Look at the news bureau in the Lycoming Mall. There used to be two reporters. Now, one. One person can't be in as many places as two.

Anonymous said...

"WBRE to do noon news by itself, hires Miss USA finalist to do weather"
WNEP please report to the Eric Schrader site

Anonymous said...

2 reporters in the Lycoming County office, Jim Hamill and Norm Jones. I saw a new girl the other day. Is she the new Rosa Yum?

Anonymous said...

3:33 Anon:

Um...what?

Anonymous said...

6:04
IT SAYS:
"WBRE to do noon news by itself, hires Miss USA finalist to do weather"........

not "let's talk about WNEP"
BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH

Anonymous said...

and
WNEP please report to the "Eri"K" Schrader site for non stop WNEP whining.

Anonymous said...

During the St Pat's parade Kristi spoke at length about "going commando" under her kilt ( while doing the weather).What's next pole dancing at 6 & 11? (cool)
She needs to stop singing on air as well. She sounds like a drunken karaoke whore looking for Simon, Paula and Randy.

Anonymous said...

Krist's on air wardrobe sucks.
She looks like a children's thrift store refugee. SLOPPY!
All her clothes are too tight in the wrong places. Jackets/shirts are too short waisted and what's with the Elvis collars?The bubble butt pants are a horror, along with the GIGANTIC solid mass of hair/with hooker make up! WTF?
Lap dance anyone?
The slurring and giggling is VERY Anna Nicole........poor Mark, he is in bimbo hell.

Anonymous said...

Kristi is starting to pack on the pounds. Back where she comes from, they call it 'corn-fed', I think. But she's still better than the other women on the show who try twice as hard to look good and end up coming off twice as bad.

Anonymous said...

WHAT IS WITH THE FUCKING CLOWN CLOTHES?

Anonymous said...

She looks like a plump hooker!
YEAH!!!!Channel 50 needs more HOOKERS!!!!!!!!!
TIGHTER CLOTHING PLEASE!

Anonymous said...

i see Krisit is hosting a beauty pageant with that media whore jarett ferentino. this guy is running for DA. he is nothing more than a game show host. i am waiting to see him lose the Hugo case. He charged a guy with murder for giving his dad aheart attack