Monday, February 26, 2007

Terry Wood and Divine Strake Fallout

Paul Rolly Reports in the SL Tribune:

Divine Strake fallout? Watch for KTVX, Channel 4 co-anchor Ruth Todd to disappear from the air within the next few days. Her contract expires this week and, reportedly, it won't be renewed. In a few weeks, according to rumblings among TV news types around town, the other Channel 4 anchor, Terry Wood, will be demoted to weekends.

Why?

The scuttlebutt around town is that KTVX's owner, Texas-based ClearChannel, went into a tizzy over the station's editorializing against Divine Strake, an idea that came out of the administration of George W. Bush, a particular darling of the redder-than-red owners of ClearChannel. And does it matter that the administration finally caved to public pressure and canceled the megabomb test just outside Utah's borders?

Apparently not.


I hope, if this indeed is what is happening that ClearChannel gets inundated with complaints. For your convenience, here is their contact information...

Corporate:
Clear Channel
200 East Basse Road
San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone 1-210-822-2828

Communications:
Lisa Dollinger
1-210-822-2828
lisacdollinger@clearchannel.com

Clear Channel Website:
webmaster@clearchannel.com

Television
Station Listing
Email: cctvinfo@clearchannel.com
Phone: 1-210-822-2828

2 comments:

WP said...

Thanks for the post. I will be emailing today. My viewing time of Channel 4 actually increased after their anchor team went in heavy over this.

bekkieann said...

You are right about Ruth Todd. With no explanation whatsoever, she said good-bye to the viewers last Sunday. Simply said she would be leaving Channel soon.