Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Dick Gets a Promotion

Our beloved Dick Nelson has replaced now-departed Gary Hawke as acting General Manager of KUJH-TV. Congratulations Dick, and here's hoping it becomes a permanent position.

On another note, he can now boss everyone around, and you know how crazy drunk with power he can be... ;)


Monday, March 28, 2005

Where's Graham?

An anonymous post today asked where Graham Winch was? I looked at his old station KPLC for a reporter bio, but it was not there. So I ask you the people...where is Graham Winch?


Dick Comments On The Way of Things

I'm also a big fan of Firefox. The tab feature is my favorite.

I hate all the ads on this Web site.

If you want to see what your successors at KUJH-TV are doing these days, check out our new Web site at This is a product of the new online editing class.


Editor's Note: If you want a free website that's fairly easy to manage, you have to live with the fact that there are ads. It's sad but true.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Updated Jobs

Well, I finally got around to updating the Where Are They Now? section of the site. Get to it from the link on the top which should work unless I screwed something up. The big news is that Tim Bush has left Channel 13 in Topeka to take a job at Weather Central. I'm not quite sure what he'll be doing exactly (hey Tim, drop me a line), but I hear that a fair bit of traveling and setting up weather systems for stations will be involved. At least, that's what Derek told me, so if I'm wrong...blame him.

By the way, if you're frustrated by Internet Explorer and Netscape both as much as I am, go get the Firefox brower if you haven't already. It's faster, and the Live Bookmarks fuction for reading news sites like CNN rules.


Saturday, March 12, 2005

Rather Follow-up

Read below if you haven't heard how my station wasn't going to air the Rather special. But, as it turns out, we did indeed air the special. Why??? I think, and this is just a fairly educated guess, it's because CBS threatened a massive lawsuit and possibly revoking our network affiliation.

Why do I think that? Just read the press release our station put out on Wednesday afternoon.

At WWTV-WWUP/TV, 9&10 News, we believe that the role of a local television broadcaster is to serve our local community. We offered our online poll concerning the airing of the Dan Rather special as a way to let our Northern Michigan viewers voice their opinion.

Unfortunately, this simple act of broadcasting localism has been grossly misinterpreted. We were simply trying to maintain the great tradition of local viewer input that is the foundation of our modern day broadcasting system. It was never our intent to embarrass Mr. Rather or the CBS Network.

We have always valued our over 50 year relationship with the CBS network and look forward to many more years of our affiliation.

Therefore we have suspended the poll and will broadcast the program in its entirety.

We apologize for any misunderstandings our actions may have caused.

William E. Kring
General Manager

If that isn't the most concilitory press release I've ever read, I don't know what is. But in any case, I don't think my station's getting a Christmas card from CBS this year.


Wednesday, March 09, 2005

My station's famous

In case you haven't heard, my lovely station has decided not to run the Dan Rather special tonight, or at least to let the viewers decide whether to run it or not.

And the shit has hit the fan...

We got an article written about us from the AP yesterday that ran in the morning papers.

That also led to a story on CNN this morning. And, Lost Remote (, a TV blog I read picked up the story which means it’s just a matter of time before the blog-o-sphere starts posting all willy-nilly.

AndI'm told that Les Moonves called the station last night to demand we air the special.

Ah, the fun continues.