Monday, November 29, 2004

KNX Deteriorates Under New Management

KNX had problems before new management came in, but the new management has not improved matters.
Even before George Nicolaus was removed, KNX had gradually cut into its news presentations with special hours and features. It failed to recognize that the reason listeners tuned in, for the most part, was to get the hourly news and nothing else.
Now, new management has cut back the CBS national news at the top of the hour to three minutes from five, and it has tied up much of the middle of the day with business news, and the weekend with computer news, food news. etc. For the most part, it gives no synopses of state and local news after the CBS news, mentioning just one story at the outset rather than three or four as it used to..
I wonder what their readership surveys show. They must indicate that the numbers of listeners are down. The station is simply not doing what it used to do quite well -- give the significant news of the hour every hour -- and it has slipped way below its sister station in San Francisco, KCBS, in this respect..
It's time to let KCBS know of its shortcomings.

5 Comments:

Blogger Esme said...

Ken, the weekend shows on cooking and computers are great in my humble opinion. I hate, however, not getting real news on weekdays during the day. I'm afraid but I've begun to really like drive time traffic reports on 980 rather than listening to lame "business" news.

Esme

12/01/2004 8:39 PM  
Blogger FormerReporter said...

I have to agree with Ken. KNX has deteriorated markedly over the past few years, to the point where I simply will not listen to it (even during the non-computer/cooking show periods). I find the "happy talk" dialogue between the announcers distracting and inane and the traffic reporting unfocused and not useful. Frankly, the only reason to listen to AM news radio in this town anymore is to catch up on the headlines and get traffic reports. KNX can't even do that right.

KFWB is a far better AM alternative, even if you have to suffer through Dodger coverage during the summer.

12/07/2004 9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ken, do you have an e-mail address where I may contact you? I loved the LA Times, it was the best paper in the world...Now with no Chandler in charge, it's gone way, way down.

But the King hospital story is a great example of doing something great.

I'd really like to talk to you about the Times, the cheapskates at Tribune and so on.

Please tell Otis to buy the paper back!

Thanks,

Herod Lowery
usgp@earthlink.net

12/07/2004 10:19 PM  
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