Sure enough, both KVAL and KMTR
are owned by Sinclair companies.
I suspect what's behind Walsh's and Fuller's criticisms is the buyout of KMTR
by the gang that owns KVAL, and the subsequent KMTR
layoffs to cut costs and increase profits so the big boys can buy another yacht.
As to the acquisition of KMTR
by Seattle-based Fisher Communications, I can compare this to the radio landscape of 20 years ago.
Reading and hearing of the developments following the acquisition of KMTR
by Fisher Communications has caused me to think about what led to the current situation.
Newsource management laid off 31 of the station's approximately 50 workers - including some long-time anchors - after a new owner took over, according to employees, former employees and advertisers.
In early June I watched in disbelief as dozens of talented, hard-working folks were eliminated by Fisher Communications as it took over KMTR
A modest suggestion for the new owners and managers of KMTR
from an ex-viewer of said station's news broadcasts: A refresher course into the origin and meaning of the colloquial phrase "cutting off one's nose to spite one's face" may be in order.
Her strong and effective leadership created a culture within KMTR
that was evident to viewers.
I've been a happy watcher of KMTR
news for many years.
Matt Templeman and Renee McCullough, former anchors at KMTR
NewsSource, will begin co-anchoring KEZI evening news broadcasts starting June 27, KEZI announced Friday.
I was shocked and saddened to see that KMTR
was purchased by Fisher Communications.
Recent events at KMTR
are a serious blow to diversity of local TV news coverage.