New show means new changes...and with the changes comes viewer comments.
Some love it, some are making us their new "choice", some dislike it...and some say we're trying to be too much like Good Day. With that said, we're not trying to be (or even beat) G.D. All we're shooting for is making ourselves, our ratings, better. And if that means we end up blowing everyone else into the Pacific...well then, we should be patting ourselves on the back :)
We're simply moving in the direction television is going--and that's being interactive and fun, all while delivering the news. You learn something from EVERY single segment we do...from the news to "pillow talk" to reporter stories (and jumping on trampolines counts!!) to the sites I tell you about. We create the segments so they're informative and entertaining--we even have certain blocks dedicated JUST to news. And we do all this minus an overload of goofiness. Granted, this is a huge step in a new direction and we're all learning how to make this paved road smoother--but I must say we all (from the anchors to EVERYONE behind the scenes) have come along way...and will do nothing but improve.
Look at CNN--classy, yet catchy. They don't have a cooking segment and it's probably for the best. I worked there (ATL headquarters) before moving to California...and it would be impossible to feed 14 floors of people. With our station, we all get a little taste of what we helped produce. But like our parent station FOX, and CNN, we're bringing the digital world to you.
Look how far television, news specifically, has come. It went from black and white to color. From using over-sized cue cards (and endless paper) to being able to look directly into a camera while reading reflected words. From tiny plastic stand-up maps to pointing out the weather in Pollock Pines with the click of a button. Drastic changes have been made since day one of tv. We're just continuing the trend. And though we have 'hiccups', we're enjoying watching our station grow. So you know, those 'hiccups' only mean we're being fed well...
We appreciate feedback--the good, the bad, and the ugly. We learn from it all. We may be taking the path you don't like...and that's ok, we're learning as we go...and you may learn to love what we give. No, we don't want to always be suit-and-tie...we want to invite you in to our "home" so you can kick off your shoes and enjoy the things we're doing, just as much as we do.
We have a gentleman who works early in the mornings--Ed...and his brother...come in to help make our entire station look better, more presentable. He said to me yesterday morning...you all are "pioneers of change."
And that we are.
"To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time."
Nezdrave, Salud, Mabuhay (in other words...Cheers!!) to FOX40
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