Thursday, April 5, 2007

KXVO Pulls Plug On 10 p.m. Newscast

The "KXVO 10:00 News" will air its final live edition next Thursday, KPTM/KXVO News Director Joe Radske said Thursday morning.

"The program was an incredible program," Radske said. "Unfortunately, it didn’t reach enough people."

The unconventional newscast made its debut in December of 2005 with Calvert Collins as host. She was later moved to a reporting role when former MTV VJ Brian McFayden came on board in April. McFayden was let go in June and eventually replaced by current host Matt Geiler.

KPTM Director of Promotions Sam Lawson said for the short term, the newscast will be replaced by reruns of "King of the Hill."

116 comments:

Brian said...

After seeing Sean's reply to another comment in the last post and then reading this entry...all I can say is, wow - what a difference four hours can make!

Anonymous said...

Under the definition of lame management you will see the picture of Randy Oswald.

We changed our lives around to fulfill the mission of producing KXVO's "newscast", and delivered, only to be dumped by the idiot in the corner office.

"Didn't reach enough viewers" - we weren't on long enough to change the landslide of viewership that was already owned by the big three other "real" newscasts. And knowing that, why WAS 10:00 the chosen time? Was this all an experiment in order to f#@$$ with the lives of those of us who poured our heart and soul into KXVO.

To the management I say you can all be damned. ...especially you, Randy.

Anonymous said...

Why stop with the 10 O'clock news? I wish they'd drop the 9:00 news on KPTM just to put an end to all those rediculous promos during American Idol.

Anonymous said...

"King of the Hill"? Yeah, now THAT I will watch!

Anonymous said...

Matt and crew will be missed!!!

Anonymous said...

10:03 AM As a person that worked under the rule of "King" Randy years ago and went through pretty much the same thing at the Big Six, I underatand the anger and frustration. The man is known far and wide for being absolutely heartless in the way he does things. He has no conscience whatsoever and no remorse. The only thing I am curious about, and perhaps you can answer, did he take a couple of days off to be out of the building when the announcement was made to the employees? That was a favorite trcik of his at WOWT. When he wanted someone fired, he'd quickly take time off to be out of the office and let his "elves" do the dirty work. Talk about paranoia. Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

It's sad to see the show end. I'm surprised it lasted this long to be honest. The suits upstairs claim they didn't know how to sell the show. Hoveround? That's selling to the key demos! Great Job guys!!! KXVO will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Come to think of it, Randy Oswald is a real a-hole. I understand there's a change of guard coming soon. It can't come soon enough. Good riddance to the scowling skull!

Anonymous said...

Last time I checked, it takes years, not months to build an audience.

Matt, Taylor, Jeff and Kyle deserved more than 2 ratings books. Look at KPTM's news in gereral. How long has it been on the air, 8-9 years?, its just NOW starting to make moves in the ratings. Money Spent + Patience = Ratings, not a carousel of anchor changes, not a "live, local latebreaking" news mantra, not decrepid anchors reading wire copy...those things turn viewers off. KXVO was innovative and fun. Good TV, plain and simple...and I'm going to miss it. Good luck fellas!

Anonymous said...

I think most of us can agree, KXVO was a good 'idea'. The problem was is was never executed correctly.

From the first idea of a KXVO show to air was only six weeks. The cast and crew had no time, money or planning, thus, it was doomed to fail. Disaster may be too harsh, but the suits set them up to fail. I know for a fact that everyone (except McFayden) worked their tails off for that show, but they never had a fair chance. Typical of Pappas products, they get nothing and end up becoming nothing...

Anonymous said...

That show seriously sucked. Not one person will miss it.

Anonymous said...

Well, except for the 150 people who showed up for the live broadcast a month ago...or the people who contributed to the 20,000 hits on the YouTube site..The audience aren't the kind who get Nielsen diaries.

The outdated measuring system for success rewards real crap, like WOWT's product.

Anonymous said...

Frankly, I liked the station a lot better before they tried adding a news presence, back in the WB days.

Anonymous said...

I also think a simple tweak (or two of three) would've put KXVO on the right track.

Like, do away with the word "news". Format the show with an edge similar to "The Daily Show" - only localize it. Have Matt styled in casual clothes (why WAS he wearing a suit?). Get rid of weather.

I think this town is ready for a "hip" PM magazine show, unfortunately, the managers decided to pull the plug on a local program that had promise.

Sorry guys.

Stein said...

Just so you know, Bram Niapost, Mr. Retaliation, Bill Darkwaters, and the Death Star Pilot have not posted on this blog...until now. So I don't know who the "we" in the second post is referring to. But, we'll leave you with this...when you think about our show falling into television oblivion, remember this:

That's A Prat...

Anonymous said...

It's Good Day all over again! This should not shock anyone. I will agree that word news should have never been used for this show.

Matt isn't that funny, I mean he can't even work the Funny Bone. His style of comedy appeals to very few like that gay guy Marv on Q-98. Plus he hurt himself by letting the support staff on the air. This isn't the Daily Show as much as it was Westside TV. But hey, when you get a shoe string budget and bad management this is what happens. Good effort, in a different time and place and a lot more TV experience this would have worked.

Anonymous said...

I heard Matt Perrault will be looking for work soon. Maybe he could host a 10pm show?

Anonymous said...

I think Matt is one of the most funny, creative and talented people I have met... as well as Stein and Kyle. I loved those guys and will miss that show (even if I was watching the Daily Show at that time instead.) That show could've survived if it was in a different time slot, the admin gave a crap about it and Pappas invested anything into it (as well at KPTM.) As someone who's worked there in the past, it always pissed me off at the amount of hard work people put in there, and they were rewarded with crappy pay and crappy equipment.

unonymous said...

"Pappas"?? More like Crappas. I agree with previous posters who said that this type of show had potential. An irreverent entertainment/news show directed toward younger viewers in Omaha is a great idea. For those who say it was not executed well enough, consider this: you are given a cardboard set and a green-painted wall, no direction or feedback, a team of four people, and bad pay. I think Matt and friends did a great job in coming up with their original sketch ideas, something that is much harder to do than you think. They did what they could with it, much more than anyone else was willing to do. There was not and never was enough backing for the show to let it succeed.

Anonymous said...

this is major bull. the program never had a chance to gain an audience and was not given the basic resources to make the ratings. This is an major dispoinment and a return to the dark ages of omaha media. no wonder it was not making money the first anchor who was good was demoted the second one made national news for being fired and the third one had a very poor set and out dated WB 15 logo. the cw is getting bad ratings anyways compared to the wb and upn. what ever the reason it is an shame

Anonymous said...

what happened to the professional graphics and music that calvert collins had. the problem was that the hosting was not professional enough and some of the sikts where quite tasteless. many times when the other stations were doing serious and very important stories kxvo had silly skits. i think they did this themselfs.

Anonymous said...

get real kptm should just do the right thing and do a five or morning news cast. mabey even get that new fox morning show in omaha!

Anonymous said...

their is another show like this now. its on wowts 620 like once a week. kxvo is having an image problem since it switched to the cw. every show is getting worse ratings then last year almost all of the shows are running out of good episodes. smallville, one tree hill, americas top model are geting tired. reba was cancled. seventh heaven is cancelled again. the new reality show which i wont mention is getting alot of critism. so it is not just the kxvo news that is failing with ratings on the cw the entire network is!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think it needs to be pointed out that McFayden was the first to introduce sketch comedy-style bits to the show, making it perhaps the first local TV show to use this format. Before that, it was just the news read by Calvert Collins with more of an "arts and culture" slant. Brian incorporated everyone in the building into the show and really broke through some of the pretensions of omaha tv news. He had a big vision for the show, way too big for the station to accept. He was, contrary to popular belief, very dedicated to the show, passionate about his hometown, and wanted to elevate it to the next level.

Matt_X said...

Problem is, the wowt 620 show is virtually unwatchable. I saw a bunch of pretentious 20 somethings parading around in expensive clothes, sampling expensive food and doing things no one realistically does. That, and the talent was definitely public access level. There is no way that you can compare that to the KXVO show. The host (of KXVO) is a graduate of Second City Chicago, where Dan Akroyd, Mike Myers and most good SNL performers come from. The slant of the humor may not be your particular cup of tea, but it is well executed and very original. Who else in this market can even be so bold to make that statement?

Anonymous said...

To the two "Brians" who simultaniously posted:

McFayden, you're right. You completely innovated everything the "modern day" KXVO is today. But the news guys add their own ingredients and style - was it better, who knows. By the way, how you doing?

Stick, you're right to! 620 is incredibly bad. Put a gun to my head if ever it appears on tv while I'm channel surfing again. And yes, Matt's a talented guy.

Anonymous said...

3 words......
cable access quality

If these folks are too sophisticated for Omaha 'news', I'm sure they'll have no problems marketing their craft to larger markets. Just be sure to mention you'll guarantee 150 viewers a night!
I guess this just shows that not everyone that "graduates" from Chicago's branch of SCTV is successful in attempting comedy. I Cox Channel 18 awaits!!!

Anonymous said...

Goodbye UHF. (Sniff)

Anonymous said...

"Brian incorporated everyone in the building into the show and really broke through some of the pretensions of omaha tv news."

Yeah, Brian incorporated everyone in the building - by making fun of them!

1. He had a straight kid act gay b/c he knew the kid was dying to be on tv.
2. He made his news director look like an idiot (although that wasn't any a difficult task)
3. He made a teenage girl look as though she enjoyed child pornography.

... the list could go on, but what's the point?

Sure Brian - or should I say Buda - running through sprinklers on a hot day and hanging out with 14 and 15 year old "models" REALLY changed the landscape of omaha tv news.

Anonymous said...

McFayden was a jerk to everyone he worked with. That's why the day after he had a screaming match with the producer, he was fired from the worst station in Omaha. Thats also why he failed nationally. His downward spiral is his own fault.

Anonymous said...

Was it really not getting the ratings, or did upper management (read: HHS) forget to read the page that read "salaries" when they did next year's budget (a la "Good Day")? Yet another dark day at 46th and Farnam and through no fault of those that worked hard to put something unique on the air. Good luck in the future to the entire crew from someone who can empathize.

Anonymous said...

here it is, plain and simple. as a former employee of the trash can at 46th and farnam, it can be said without a doubt, pappas is about the bottom line...period. management spends their time in meetings trying to figure out how to cut corners, solve problems and find out who is to blame without ever stepping foot into the newsroom for weeks at a time to ever see what the REAL employees go through on a daily basis.

pappas put all their money into a jackass from mtv with the hopes his "popularity" would do all the work for them and when complaint after complaint came in regarding his antics and treatment of fellow employees, nothing was ever done until someone higher up on the pappas tv food chain was insulted.

how nice of you pappas! way to fatten your pockets and empty the ones of those who actually lived, ate, slept and breathed life into that show...it was going somewhere and once again, you were hoping for an easy fix and once again, you miscalulated.

Anonymous said...

Does this increase or decrease my chances of seducing Matt Geiler?

Anonymous said...

To: All Papppas employees
From: Dennis Davis
Re: Blog participation

Get back to work! If you are caught reading this blog you will be fired. If you are caught posting on this blog you will be exterminated.

Lets remember we all should be proud to represent such a fine human being as Mr. Pappas. So clip those ties back on, continue to attempt making chicken salad out of chicken scat, and be proud.
Children making shoes in the sweatshops of the far east would love to have your jobs!

Anonymous said...

Speaking of hilarious newscasts, did anyone catch action 3's "Terror on the Tracks" story about a camper that caught on fire?

Anonymous said...

To: All Papp-ass Employees
From: Kathy (Blow-hole) Blaha
Re: Addendum to Denny's Comments

(Try to think of the voice of the demon in The Exocist)
"King Harry has just notified me that if this kind of behavior continues, there is a slim but possible chance, Harry may come back to Omaha to fire the entire news department in person.

(Cough-cough, hack-hack) "Has anyone seen my smokes and bucket of chicken wings!!"

Furthermore, if the King chooses not to show up, and maintain his personal record of 15 consecutive years away from 46th and Farnam, all employees are here-by ordered to the transmitter site where you will be forced to listen to 15 hours of "Thoughts of the Day" by Randy Oswald.

Also, no more gold stars for gift certificates to Target (minus taxes of course!!)

Anonymous said...

I think I speak for the rest of Omaha when I say, "KXVO had a 10pm newscast?"

Anonymous said...

I'm glad Harry never stops by. When he's rumored to be in town it's like the plague has arrived.

Michael Carnes said...

So many comments on such an irrelevant piece of TV trash. Watching KXVO, I guess what they say about the coastal garbage rolling toward the middle is dead-on accurate.

Anonymous said...

So you're a fan of the show? If it's "such an irrelevant piece" why waste your time commenting?

Anonymous said...

action 3's "terror on the tracks" was not about the camper on fire, you idiot. it was a totally seperate story. maybe you should pay better attention next time.

Obbop said...

King of the Hill should provide all the knowledge needed by the typical provincial Omyhaw area bleating sheep to allow them to perform their civil duties regarding voting etc.

Well, that and anything placed upon the altar of the allmighty "Big Red," may peace be upon it.

Anonymous said...

Fox 42 beat Action 4th in the latest ratings book. Why has no one made a bigger deal of this?

Anonymous said...

Troll Alert!

Anonymous said...

Wang and Speedy couldn't even beat High School News at 9?

You're right! That is (laughably)big news that MUST be shared.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, only the management at 42 feels the need to trumpet a celebration for being in third place. Nice! Let me know when they really accomplish something, like spending money on the product.

Boise State said...

you can tell that to mr. harry pappas, sir! people on this rotten blog don't give 42 the time of day...it's 3, 6, 7, and those other guys. well, take notice: the guys from the UHF station with one arm tied behind their backs just took down a station that was much, much better off.

Anonymous said...

Thinking that ACTION NEWS 3 (Motto: We blow everything out of proportion so you don't have to!) is anything more than a glossier Omaha News is the act of a delusional idiot.

weatherwoman said...

That is too bad. I could only watch once a week or so, but I sure thought it was refreshing. Back to the same boring crap I guess. I give them credit for trying something innovative. I'll get over it. I missed that morning show with Grace whatshername too - I had just moved here when that was cancelled...Too bad this big city kind of show of media can't be sustained in this market. It surprises me honestly. Piss poor management I gather? This should have worked.

Anonymous said...

"Big city kind of show?"
That, ladies and gents is the best comment so far.

Anonymous said...

Someone posted the comment: "I think it needs to be pointed out that McFayden was the first to introduce sketch comedy-style bits to the show, making it perhaps the first local TV show to use this format."

Yea, that's why I watch the news-for the 'sketch comedy'part.

Anonymous said...

kxvo wasn't supposed to be a normal newscast. we already have the other guys for that. it was supposed to be more of a variety show than hard news (music, entertainment, etc.) duh.

Michael Carnes said...

I think "duh" is a pretty dead-on assessment of the intelligence level of the program, to say nothing of the audience it was catering to.

Anonymous said...

Re beating channel third: Not to discredit the hard working people in the 42 newsroom, but they are woefully too understaffed and underpaid to make a difference without the huge lead-ins of "24" and "American Idol".

Anonymous said...

Then how do you explain the fact that A-I ends at 8:00... leaving an hour for viewers to tune off?

The Greatness said...

Maybe their ratings are up because Lea, Hong, Molai, Giles, Patterson, Mueller, and Wilson rock it proper. And 3 is full of tools.

Michael Carnes said...

It can't be because of their Saturday night team - the weather guy and the news guy (names don't know) are blabbering like high school girls about being Bob Barker's replacement on The Price Is Right. These guys are coming ver-r-r-r-r-r-y close to making that KXVO garbage look somewhat intelligently palatable...which I didn't think was possible until tonight.

Anonymous said...

Giles...are you kidding me?!!!

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me what the ratings numbers are?

Anonymous said...

Once again...6 and 7 are so far ahead in ratings, 42 and 3 aren't even worth discussing.

Anonymous said...

first off, who ever thought to bring in a alternative "news" cast at 10 pm to compete with actual news stations at the same time is an idiot. the kx show either needed to be earlier or later, no wonder it failed.

also, how do you expect a new type of show to gather an audience when it wasnt even on the air for two years? i mean, what kind of crap is that?

the coporate folks at pappas failed to learn a very important lessson: to make money, you DO have to spend some money.

you cant expect something to be a hit with crap equipment/set/pay, it just isnt logical.

but i guess as long as the guys at the top are making money, then what is the point, right?

to the idiots at the top: you are messed up. it is obvious that you really dont care what is put out on air. and mr. harry pappas certainly favors a million dollar transmitter in gretna over his employees. otherwise, why would he visit the transmitter than his employees when he was in town at the end of february.

bottom line: get a F***king clue. pull you heads from out of your a** and learn to take risks!

PS. mcfayden was the worst thing with that show. his head was so big, im surprised that it fit through the door everyday when he came to work. for a guy who talked a lot of crap, he certainly was afraid of a "f*** you" look. get over yourself already.

Anonymous said...

It's easy to tell someone else to take financial risks. Would you dump a bunch of YOUR money into a show like that?

Anonymous said...

No one at KPTM complained when Harry chose to visit the transmitter over us. Also, no one at Fox wants to meet him because apparently he's been known to walk through news rooms and fire people on the spot if he doesn't like the way they look. He's an ass-backwards old coot with no integrity who is living in a fantasy world.

Anonymous said...

Harry Pappas needs to spontaneously combust just for being Harry Pappas.

Anonymous said...

kxvo and kptm need to be sold and run by 2 different companies who can handel the amount of investement that is needed to run a station. Breaking news, all of the azteca america stations are now being droped off by pappas in nebraska its about 7 low power statons bc of no $$$. the 2 abc stations and 2 fox stations for hastings kearney are run through pappas and even the cw for the l-h-k market. now the fox station is looking for an on air host whatever that means. how is it that pappas is not breaking ownership rules. and if the ratings are that bad for the omaha cluster i can not imagine what the lincoln ones are. the employes must work hard but the budgets must be a shoe string. Even more kptm also handles the my tv network channel which in theory could be an entire new station in omaha on their digitalsub but dont even advertise it because of the load of kxvo. and kxvo has an online radio station which could be on FM but that would take $$ and affect ownership gaps.

in all pappas controls/runs in nebraska:

kptm and mytv omaha

cwtv omaha

about 7 azteca america low power tv stations that have now gone under due to poor profit

2 large western nebraska abc stations plus whatever is on digital sub channels

2 lincoln/western nebraska fox stations plus digital sub channel possibity

the lincoln cw channel

Anonymous said...

kxvo was alot better when it was the wb. i have a hard time watching it now its not the same.
in kansas city the fox station is fully programed with news all most as much if not more than the big three networks. if kptm has been behind for the twenty years it has been on the air does anyone really belive that kxvo with the same ownership can do any better. the fact that kptm beat action news does not show very much because kptm only puts out one news cast a day. viewers skip around on differnt stations to get more news ie 5 am, 11.30 am 12 pm 4 pm 5 pm 6 pm 9 pm and 10 pm news.

Anonymous said...

big surprise

Anonymous said...

This thread is funny

Anonymous said...

To answer an above question, KXVO is technically "owned" by Mitts Broadcasting Company and operated by Pappas under a time brokerage agreement. Basically, Mitts Broadcasting is made up of three people (I think) who own the station for Harry Pappas so he doesn't break FCC rules. It used to be Cocola Broadcasting-- Cocola was the guy who Harry shared a jet with, and again it was a personal favor for Harry Pappas.

I agree with the poster who said that Pappas doesn't invest much in equipment or talent, but I don't get how those things could have improved KXVO's "news"/sketch comedy show. At least when KXVO focused their image on the WB/CW, they could hitch their wagon to the network (which admittedly was more impressive back in the WB's heyday in 1999-2001). That "news" show makes it look like the station is run by four guys who spend all day making comedy skits. In my eyes it tarnished the image of a station that didn't have much going for it to begin with.

Anonymous said...

Actually 4:29, the ratings show 42 beating 6 in some of the key demos as well. The only reason that 6 has overall numbers near the top is that the elderly crowd solidly watch them. That doesn't make the future over there look very bright.

Anonymous said...

true kxvo could have done alot better only if the program would have looked more professional and not just like 4 guys doing the show out of their basement. is the current host now fired?

Anonymous said...

Geez...for no one supposedly watching KXVO, this has certainly garnered the most comments since I've started reading this blog; even more than Sucker er Husker football.

Anonymous said...

10:51 Way to propogate and exaggerate misinformation.

sister sledge said...

Tell me 10:51 -- which numbers are easier to sell 42 or 6? Im not joining the trash Pappas theme here but try to keep it real.

Anonymous said...

Bottom line... KXVO was not funny. Those guys tried, but no dice. I hope Stein does very well, Kyle too. Geilar will be fine with his vocab. The nature of the biz is rough. Oh yeah that Shawn guy (photographer) from channel 3 is Fatty Mc Fat butter thighs. What a F'ing Ass.
Signed:
Channel 7 reporter..... sucka!

Anonymous said...

This thread is so lame it's entertaining! Let's see if it hits 100! WOOO!

gerrishnut said...

I miss Courtny Gerrish.

Laura Branigan said...

Fox 42 has the best, wittiest, and most personable, down to earth on-air talent in Omaha. Lemme tell you something, to work for Pappas you need to have a great sense of humor. Taylor and Amanda are now the best anchor team in the city, and they have some great up-and-coming reporters.

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh, isn't Laura cute!

"Lemme" tell YOU something, Laura. To work at Pappas you need a lobotomy (please see above reasons).

But perhaps watching that best anchor team in town and great up-and-coming reporting staff has deadened your brain.

Please take my advice and watch a weeks worth of network news to get your sanity back.

Anonymous said...

Laura Branigan likes 42. She must be watching it "Solitary". I know, it's a bad joke but I'm trying to fulfill 6:37's wish that this reaches 100.

Anonymous said...

Fox 42 is a fine newscast. God.. what is wrong with these producers from 7 and 6. Stop adding your two cents to this blog, and work. Haters and so cool!

Anonymous said...

Fox 42 news has come a long way since its beginnings in 1990. They have by far the best local sports coverage of any of the stations in town and do it with far fewer people. Way to go JJ and Jeff. You guys are great!

Anonymous said...

I have to admit, the show caught my attention only after Brian Mc’MTV started hosting it, but that was only because I was trying to remember where I knew him from… then I realized it was MTV… I watched the show every once and a blue moon.. I didn’t tune in for news, I tuned in for the entertainment of the show.. the so stupid it is funny bits.. if I want to watch the news, I turn to 7, 6, 3, & 42 if I’m around at 9pm.

I think the show would have done better in a bigger market honestly.. I know some people don’t like to admit it, but Omaha is behind a few years of the new, hip, cool stuff that happens in the states.. Somewhere in the west this show might have gained some popularity.. say Phoenix, San Diego, or Vegas maybe.. but you do need to make the shows set, graphics, etc look cool to get viewers attention. Eye candy is BIG! That is also where 42 sucks.. there news just doesn’t pop out at you! Everything is just dull.. I do like the talent at 42, well, Taylor is a little odd at times.. but they got potential for sticking around!

And I hope Big Sports 590’s Matt P is out. He is a freaking TOOL!

Anonymous said...

It looks like this blog has FINALLY run its course.

So again, can someone - in the know - please tell me what the ratings numbers are so that I can understand what all the commotion is about.

p.s. All those who have an ax to grind need not respond.

Sean Weide said...

A story about the February TV ratings will appear in this week's print edition of The City Weekly.

Anonymous said...

comment 86

Anonymous said...

87.

Laura Branigan said...

Thanks, Sean. So, in response to others, 42 is "getting a new set in July" which may or may not mean that they are getting a new set in July. And yes, 42 sports blows every other local sports news out of the freaking water. Also, Tyson Pearsall's forecasts are always more accurate than the other guys. I guess you've got to throw them a bone, man!

Anonymous said...

Laura:

I would wholeheartedly agree with you and the other poster on this blog; Tyson Pearsal is very good on the forecast front and I especially like the fact that he doesn't act like he makes the weather. We need more humility amongst the weather people in this town like Tyson shows. Also, JJ and Jeff are fantastic when it comes to coverage of local sports. They ahve got to be the hardest working sports guys in this city. Great job guys. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Only 9 more posts to hit the century mark.

I think this is bigger than the comments post when Channel 3 fired Deb and Greg.

Who would have thought little 'ol KXVO would be the talk of this blog?

Anonymous said...

Sean:

Any chance that we will see the ratings posted here like in previous posts?

Anonymous said...

I would also like to see a blog posting with the ratings, Sean.

Anonymous said...

Nothing gets bloggers going like KPTM/KXVO news. Remember when Tracy Jacim announced she was leaving? I believe that hit the all-time mark for comments posted. Until they were all deleted, that is. Made me hunger for the days of 'Omaha TV News'-Brockman let every comment be posted...

Anonymous said...

Six more... keep it up, guys! WE CAN DO IT!!!!

Anonymous said...

the Jacim saga never had anywhere close to 100 posts. nothing in the blog's history has. so there.

Anonymous said...

you take my self...you take my self...you take my self control!

oh-oh oh! 96!

Anonymous said...

As a former employee, I want to say that though parts of this show were…unrefined...unfocused....and ridiculous...it was a pleasure to have been a part of it.

I have never met a nicer set of guys. They work harder than most and as everyone knows...comedy is harder than any other from of television.

They tried to include and compliment EVERYONE involved in their show.

I doubt I will ever be a part of a more entertaining production…everyday was different and I looked forward to it.

I think that though their audience was “apparently” small, it was strong. I know several people in other parts of the country who watch their stuff on You Tube. They turned out for events and they formed groups on Myspace and Facebook.

If I could say anything to those guys, I would say know you were loved and you will be missed. Good luck in the future…your talent will lead you to bigger and better things.

Anonymous said...

And I have never heard a catchier song than tree rape!

It's tree rape, it's tree rape, it's the rape of the treeeeeeeeeeeees! It's tree rape, it's tree rape tonight!

Anonymous said...

The interesting thing about all of these comments is that a few actually contained constructive criticism instead of total rants.

Anonymous said...

OK, this should be post 100

Anonymous said...

Super Duper! Well done, everybody!

Anonymous said...

All of my hopes and dreams have come true now that this has reached more than 100! I am cracking open the champagne!!!

Anonymous said...

Gosh golly, lets make it to 200!!!

...ya bunch of freakin 42 freaks

Anonymous said...

really new set, hope 42 gets a new logo

Anonymous said...

So 42 has passed channel 3rd in the ratings...? Congratulations Travis, you've taken your station to new depths....you are a TOOL.

You can't blame Deb and you can't blame Greg anymore for what it's worth......

AJ said...

Sean, I had no idea this many people read your blog.

Very impressive.

;)

Anonymous said...

Simply, 42 needs to become a true FOX station.

Go anywhere else in the U.S. and tune into a FOX station and they are light years ahead of 42. Logos, TV news, everything is much better at the other FOX stations.

42 makes that TV station in the movie UHF look like a L.A. or NY market station.

Another thing - why is 42's picture always darker compared to the other stations in town. Someone go out back of 42's station building and get those hamsters to run a little faster.

42 - you could do so much better but choose not to.

Anonymous said...

choose not to? I don't think soooo...

kibbles n' bits said...

Wrong! All of 42's equipment is out-dated (if it isn't broken or constantly breaking down)! You must be thinking of other fox stations not owned by Harry P, because 42 in Omaha is actually the FLAGSHIP of Pappas Telecasting! That should tell you what their OTHER stations must be like! Sad!!!

Anonymous said...

yeah, 42's getting a new set in july.. just like that new building... new cameras... new final cut machines... full time tech jobs...
don't hold your breath.

Anonymous said...

Promises broken again. Staff at 42 were recently told the new set and graphics will be pushed back until August or September. Management wants to make a "big bang".

Oh and listen to the music the 9 o'clock news is using now, it's KXVO's. Rumor has it the old music contract ran out and surprise, management didn't want to spend any money. Somewhere Harry Pappas is smiling.

Best of luck to Geiler and crew

Desmond Hume said...

Dear KXVO and KPTM,

As the world turns and bad people run bad companies that employ good people...those good people try to do good things. Sometimes these people find it in themselves to rise above their circumstances. And, by the end of the day, the bad people still run the show...

(cue music.)


Nobody can tell ya
There's only one song worth singin'
They may try and sell ya
Cause it hangs them up
To see someone like you

But you've gotta
Make your own kind of music
Sing your own special song
Make your own kind of music
Even if nobody else sings along

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Tyson does a great job with the weather segment. If he sticks around Omaha long enough, maybe WOWT can hire him as lead weather guy when Flowers retires.

Anonymous said...

It's a shame that the KXVO "News" couldn't reach enough people. Working on the KPTM side of things I can say Geiler, Stein, Beneke and Van Roy made coming to work enjoyable. The crew brought so much energy to the station. I have to give Pappas props for giving a program like this a chance. It all started as a way to get political ad money. No one thought the show would last this long. It took the show awhile to find its identity but that came too late. Best of Luck Guys!

Mr. Mastre said...

Hells yeah I'm 115.

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