Wednesday's Bits and Pieces for 10/29/08
Tonight's WKYC Evening Programming Schedule:
6:00 PM: Channel 3 News at 6 PM
6:30 PM: NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
7:00 PM: Channel 3 News at 7 PM
7:30 PM: Entertainment Tonight
8:00 PM: Barack Obama Political Message
8;30 PM: Deal or No Deal
10:00 PM: Lipstick Jungle
11:00 PM: Channel 3 News at 11 PM
11:35 PM: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Moon Won't Be the Only Thing Rising Over Parma Soon
WKYC has begun construction on our brand new television tower that will soon rise next to our existing tower in Parma. The new tower will become home to both WKYC and WVIZ television. According to our Director of Technology Mike Szabo, the foundation has been laid and the tower should start going up soon, weather permitting - of course.
WKYC Celebrates 60 years on the air
All this week, we are sharing with you some of the memorable moments in WKYC-TV's colorful past. Both on the Director's Cut Blog and WKYC.com, you'll find our memories and you can post your own. WKYC signed on the air as the city's 2nd television station (after WEWS) on October 31, 1948 at WNBK Channel 4.
Golden Opportunities Celebrates 10 Years
Congratulations to Armond Budish and the cast and crew of "Golden Opportunities" who celebrate their 10th Anniversary this year. The show discusses senior issues and topics that mostly go untouched in the 25-54 year old advertising world. This despite, those over 50 years old are the richest and have the most disposable income. Your "Director's Cut" blogger can actually remember that far back when we did their first broadcast in our old building at 1403 E. 6th Street.
During football season, the show airs at 12:30 PM on Sunday afternoons. The rest of the air, you can find the show at 11:30 AM.
Read more on their website: http://www.goldenopportunities.tv/
More Job Layoffs for Gannett
A tough economy has forced WKYC's parent company, Gannett, to downsize more employees at their newspapers according to the Associated Press:
NEW YORK (AP) -- Gannett Co., the nation's largest newspaper publisher, will cut another 10 percent from the work force at its local newspapers by early December.
This comes on top of a 10 percent reduction announced in August. Neither round affects USA Today.
Gannett isn't revealing a specific number, and it isn't immediately clear whether all would come through layoffs. Some 600 of the 1,000 cuts in the first round were achieved through layoffs.
Like other newspaper companies, Gannett is suffering declines in advertising revenue that are accelerating this year. Gannett had said Friday it might make more cuts by year's end.
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