The latest television ratings are out and both significant competitors in the Anchorage television news war are crowing.
Yesterday on Kenai radio station KSRM’s Tall, Dark and Handsome Show hosted by Duane Bannock Governor Bill Walker called in to discuss his administration’s recently released budget. In the interview the Governor seemed to admit that spending cuts he has touted as part of the budget do not actually exist.
The war surrounding local television stations KTUU and KTVA is going to the next level, now spilling over into the Attorney Generalâ€™s office with accusations of political favors.
Can Alaska reporters unflinchingly report on the very politicians and institutions they know they will be asking for a job in the not to distant future?
The May and July 2015 sweeps, a year and a half after the KTVA reboot, marks a good starting point to begin drawing judgments on what, if any, progress KTVA is making in its quest to compete.
Tuesday, filling in as host of a local Anchorage radio talk show, Begich was directly asked by a caller if he would run for office next cycle. His response will have people talking.
A little over a month earlier Bannock asked the Governor on his show if he would be pursuing a reserves tax as part of his cal for special session this fall. At that time the Governor said he wouldn’t. Listen to the audio to hear the Governor’s explanation for why he changed his mind.
The latest Anchorage radio ratings are out and there are surprises.