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Old 07-16-2011, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Somewhere between Corpus and Austin, TX
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I kid you not, me and a best friend of mine now DVR the news because it's so comical to watch. Their reporting is a joke and I'm now beginning to wonder if they do it on purpose or what? I can only imagine what people think while here on vacation and watching them constantly screw up and seem as unprepared as if they had never even done the job before. I personally think it's one of those things that display fairly openly just how ridiculously out of touch Corpus is with the rest of the state/nation/world.
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Old 07-16-2011, 04:29 PM
 
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I kid you not, me and a best friend of mine now DVR the news because it's so comical to watch. Their reporting is a joke and I'm now beginning to wonder if they do it on purpose or what? I can only imagine what people think while here on vacation and watching them constantly screw up and seem as unprepared as if they had never even done the job before. I personally think it's one of those things that display fairly openly just how ridiculously out of touch Corpus is with the rest of the state/nation/world.
they are not as bad as Pro8 news in Laredo, constantly misspelling words...shouldnt be surprising because the city has a 65% illiteracy rate.

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Old 07-16-2011, 05:16 PM
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Corpus Christi is the nation's 129th largest TV market out of 210. That means it's so small that new graduates can get their first job at stations there. The pay at markets that size is so low that few people with families could afford to make a career there. Consequently, the reporters are going to be young and inexperienced or washouts from larger markets.

I have a friend who was a news producer at one of the stations there. It was his first job out of college and he couldn't wait to get out of there. His future wife lived and worked hundreds of miles away in a job she couldn't duplicate there. On his weekends, they used to meet in a city that was 2 states away, halfway between Corpus and where she worked. He was constantly hustling to get a job at a station in the city where his wife worked and by the end of his contract in Corpus, he did.

If the employees are no more committed to the city than my friend was, is it any wonder that the on-air news is worse than what you see in the large cities in Texas?

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they are not as bad as Pro8 news in Laredo, constantly misspelling words...shouldnt be surprising because the city has a 65% illiteracy rate.
Laredo is the nation's 186th largest market. Between the oppressive heat, the tiny market and the need for bilingual skills, it's a wonder a station there is able to get any new graduate to work there.
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Old 07-18-2011, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Somewhere between Corpus and Austin, TX
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I can understand it being a small market and only being able to retain a certain level of talent, but even the older, more 'experienced' anchors are incredibly bland. I feel like they have their constituency locked down in old people, traditional Hispanic demographic, and/or people with little desire to see something polished and professionally done -- so they maintain the feel of a middle school news program. Why would they not strive to have a better, more polished broadcast?
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Old 07-19-2011, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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No cigar - you've posted twice bashing them. But how about something specific. Give us a story they messed up -and show us what the truth was. They are actually the number one watched news in the area.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Somewhere between Corpus and Austin, TX
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Well it's funny you ask because as I was literally responding to your post, an example of their incompetence presented itself....

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Old 07-20-2011, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Somewhere between Corpus and Austin, TX
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It's utterly retarded mistakes like this that happen every single broadcast.... Combined with their inability to follow a script and weak reporting, it's pretty excruciating to watch some nights.
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:59 PM
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Location: Corpus Christi, TX
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Who the heck watches local news anyway?
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:13 PM
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Well it's funny you ask because as I was literally responding to your post, an example of their incompetence presented itself....
That's a real scoop. They found the guy who is in charge of producing more border!

At least it was spelled correctly. Someone probably let the spell checker take over.
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Ha. Small regional newscasts all over are usually pretty funny.

Boom goes the dynamite!
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