Guests: Keisha Morris and Debra Wyatt, Cenikor (nonprofit substance abuse treatment program)
Guest: Herwanea Sirles, IT’S TIME TEXAS (new statewide health awareness initiative)
Address: 17066 Interstate 20 W, Lindale, TX 75771
Chapel Hill ISD – Kristal Greinert – Wise Elementary – Library/Technology Specialist
Lindale ISD – Nikki Groth – E. J. Moss Intermediate
Airdate – 3/4/18
Guest: Chris Leahy, Tyler Museum of Art
Guests: Blu Monday-Daniels and Jennifer Cook, Rose City Chili Cookoff
Address: 305 Bonita St Jacksonville, TX 75766
Phone: (903) 586-3616
Address: 10065 US-69, Tyler, TX 75706
Phone: (903) 592-8850
Guest: Libby Simmons, Tyler Area Builders Association Home Products Show
Airdate – 2/11/18
Guest: John McDougald, Junior Achievement of the Greater Tyler Area
Guest: Eric Burger, Hiway 80 Rescue Mission
Lindale ISD – Megan Welch – Velma Penny Elementary
Chapel Hill ISD – Rosa Villela – 5th Grade Dual Language – Jackson Elementary
Arp ISD – Haley McClendon – English 2 – Arp High School
Winona ISD – Courtney Sherwin – Kindergarten
Tyler ISD – Rebecca Anthony- CTC teacher
Why has the Laura Ingraham Show been replaced with the Chris Plante Show? A full explanation from our owner/GM Paul Gleiser.
Concerning the removal of the Laura Ingraham Show.
We have terminated our affiliation with the Laura Ingraham Show for the simple reason that her radio show is not long for this world.
If you are a regular listener, you may have noticed that she is very frequently absent. On many occasions – to a degree unlike any other network program with which we ever been affiliated – Ms. Ingraham either does not do her show at all or departs from the show early, leaving a guest host to finish it out for the day.
Despite complaints about this from us and other affiliates, Ms. Ingraham recently announced that she will be absent from her show every Friday.
To cover the frequent absences, the producers of the show have been doing one or another of three things:
1.) Bring in substitute hosts, the majority of whom have been terrible, to put it bluntly (but accurately).
2.) Air “best of” shows, i.e. replay shows that have already aired. By the very nature of the program and its topics, this has resulted in shows that have been conspicuously out of date. As an example, one day recently they aired a “best of” show that originally aired on the day that Tom Petty died. Yet, on that “best of” day months later, listeners were hearing Ms. Ingraham speak of Tom Petty’s death as if it had just happened.
3.) Pre-record shows in advance of their scheduled airings. This has much the same effect as airing “best of” shows – the subject matter has been conspicuously out of date.
Ms. Ingraham’s frequent absences began concurrently with the beginning of her weeknight television show on the Fox News Channel that airs live beginning at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Before coming to the decision to end our affiliation, we had several conversations with the executives at the network that syndicates her show. They were candid and forthcoming and understanding of our concerns. We are not the only affiliate with which they have had such conversations. They expressed their own doubts that Ms. Ingraham’s radio show will last much longer under the current circumstances.
It boils down to this, in my opinion. Ms. Ingraham, who frequently filled in for Bill O’Reilly on the Fox News Channel, was given a shot at her own Fox News Channel show in the wake of their big programming shakeup last year. The money is huge and she went for it. She decided to give doing a daily morning radio show and a daily late evening television show a try to see if she can make it work.
It’s not working well. I don’t think it can ever work well. There is no practical way that she can be live on the radio for three hours every day beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (which means you get to the studio about 7:00) and then live on television every day beginning at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time (which means you don’t get home until after midnight). That just can’t be done on a sustained basis.
And in fact, many days it’s not being done as evidenced by her frequent absences from the radio. One of the two shows is being pushed aside and, in all cases, it is the radio show.
Affiliates and listeners deserve better.
I, like you, like the show when Laura Ingraham actually shows up for work. But I can’t live with the sub-standard product that the show is when she’s not there, which is an unacceptably high percentage of the time.
Accordingly, I (along with a growing list of other stations) terminated the affiliation.
Thank you for listening and for taking the time to write.
Paul L. Gleiser, President
KTBB FM/AM • KRWR • KYZS • ATW Creative Services
(903) 593-2519 • email@example.com
Guest: Deborah Dobbs, SPCA of East Texas
Guests: George Roberts and Terrence Ates, Northeast Texas Public Health District (NET Health)
Guest: Brenda Day-Bevis, Longview NonProfit Coalition
Guests: Greg Grubb, PATH (People Attempting to Help)
TYLER – The Tyler capital murder trial of Gustavo Zavala-Garcia is once again being rescheduled. The trial had been set for March. But, because of delays in DNA testing, it is being moved to this fall in the 241st State District Court. The individual questioning of each potential juror is now set for September 10. Presentation of evidence would start on October 8. He is accused of kidnapping Kayla Gomez, 10, from a Bullard church in November of 2016. Her body was found days later inside a well on the suspect’s property. According to the arrest affidavit, a witness said they saw the man with Kayla shortly before her disappearance. Family members said he is a cousin who acted like an uncle to the girl.