Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: KGMB9 dethrones KHON from #1 spot

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Mō‘ili‘ili
    Posts
    2,456

    Thumbs up KGMB9 dethrones KHON from #1 spot

    Well, I guess one of the few employees left at KHON will have to delete the “Hawai‘i’s Number One News” intro from the late show and weekends ...

    © Honolulu Star-Bulletin - Wednesday, June 14, 2006

    KGMB tops KHON at 10 p.m.

    KHON dominates the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. local news, but has been slipping at 10 p.m. for a few years

    By Erika Engle

    Hawaii's new 10 p.m. news leader is KGMB-TV, which topped KHON-TV in that time slot, according to the Nielsen ratings for May.

    "I'm enormously proud of the men and women in the newsroom," said Rick Blangiardi, senior vice president and general manager of KGMB.


    KGMB's news also won Saturdays and Sundays ...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    K-Town
    Posts
    2,497

    Default Re: KGMB9 dethrones KHON from #1 spot

    Did KHON recently get sold and go through a management shakeup? I believe so.

    If that is the case, could you presume the new owners/managers are not as good as the old ones, if judging by these nielsen ratings?

    If you are the new owner, how do you defend yourself logically in your own mind?

    Idiots with money are still idiots.

    "ey, if u so rich, why u no smot?"

  3. #3

    Default Re: KHON's GM; Incorrect Facts

    From Erika's article in The Star Bulletin:

    <<McNamara said he believes Honolulu may be the only market in the nation where the local news "beats the three major network news and entertainment (shows) in the morning.">>

    Well, McNamara must be the only one who believes this.

    In Los Angeles (Market #2):
    -KTLA-TV's (WB/CW) morning news has had a long history of besting the morning news programs on ABC, CBS, and NBC.

    -And, KTTV-TV's (Fox 11) "Good Day L.A." has also acheived higher ratings than the network fare on KNBC, KCBS, and KABC.

    AND: In San Francisco (Market #6-Was #5)
    -KTVU-TV's (Fox) morning news outperforms the network AM news programs.

    AND: In Phoenix (Market #14)
    -KTVK (Independent) has a placed in the top spot in morning news, beating the network affiliates.

    ....And it's not just limited to these markets. Hey GM-Joe, are you spreading these errors to the advertising community? The fact that you can make such a misleading statement to the press is a terrible blunder. This proves you're not ready for a larger market such as Honolulu (#72)--You can't even get the facts straight on data that any mid-level programmer, broadcaster, or media buyer already knows: The ratings for morning news on Fox and Indy stations have been beating the nets in MANY major markets for at least the past five years. Perhaps you should move back to market more suited to your experience....Binghampton. (Market Size #156!)

    P.S.: When you pack your bags, you can take Sandy and Lilly w/you.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Foster Village
    Posts
    1,234

    Default Re: KGMB9 dethrones KHON from #1 spot

    Bring back Jade Moon!

    On tonight's 6 p.m. newscast, Keahi Tucker, Jade Moon's wannabe replacement, referred to "Kapiolani Avenue" when describing the street where a man was run over by a rubbish truck.

    Blech. Mainland.

    Bring back Jade Moon!

    Blaine
    Make trouble, have fun, do good stuffs.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Waipahu area
    Posts
    237

    Default Re: KGMB9 dethrones KHON from #1 spot

    Give Keahi a break....he's a Kauai boy!!!

    Yeah, I heard that boo-boo... so many others also make mistakes too, hey we're all humans...

  6. #6

    Default Re: KGMB9 dethrones KHON from #1 spot

    Bring back Jade Moon!
    On tonight's 6 p.m. newscast, Keahi Tucker, Jade Moon's wannabe replacement, referred to "Kapiolani Avenue" when describing the street where a man was run over by a rubbish truck.
    Blech. Mainland.
    Bring back Jade Moon!
    Blaine


    I too miss Jade Moon's professionalism, intelligence and beauty. Keahi was born and raised on Kaua'i and many local reporters have made similar mistakes with street names.
    I take issue with Blaine's "mainland" comment. It has that under current of discrimination toward "mainlanders." That "we versus you" attitude. Where's the melting pot aloha?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Osaka/Sydney
    Posts
    10

    Default Re: KGMB9 dethrones KHON from #1 spot

    For a start, I was so shocked to hear KGMB is #1!

    I remember the days, the years and years, that they were a distant 3rd!!!

    I thought not much had changed since then.

    About Jade: why did she leave the desk?

    I always kinda liked her... she was pretty unique, if only for her name.

    As I remember, she was one of Hawaii's more "central-casting" anchor-types. Not so witty or genuine, but I still liked her

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Pearl City
    Posts
    230

    Default Re: KGMB9 dethrones KHON from #1 spot

    Quote Originally Posted by fox1
    About Jade: why did she leave the desk?
    She left to spend time being with her family, especially with her son.

  9. #9

    Default Re: KGMB9 dethrones KHON from #1 spot

    yup it finally happened.

    I am a humble, down to earth low key person....and it always pained me to work alongside other reporters who seemed to look down on us because we were below them in the ratings.

    Rather than get depressed though, I used this as fuel to do my darndest to outdo that reporter on every story.... better story-telling, better writing, better use of natural sound..etc...etc...

    If KGMB ever dethrones KHON truly in all shows I hope its people NEVER become arrogant or high and mighty...always have the attitude of being an underdog and you will survive and maybe even thrive.


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •