In 2013, local cable TV and data communications company GCI spent millions to buy and upgrade KTVA, in both technology and on-air talent, to compete with KTUU. It is now closing in on three years since KTVA launched their new slate of news products. Are those changes paying off?
The Fall 2015 Anchorage radio ratings books have been released. Who is up, who is down, and how did former KFQD morning show host Bernadette Wilson do in her final ratings period before being replaced by Mark Colavecchio?
Rumors have been swirling for days Bernadette WIlson, host of conservative talk radio station AM 750, FM 103.7 KFQDâ€™s mid-morning show would be let go at the end of the year. It seems that may have now happened.
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.