Friday, September 29, 2006

KY3 PRODUCER TO KSPR

Brad Belote, executive producer at KYTV, is headed to KSPR to become the station's news director, a source tells CHATTER.

KY3 and Perkin Media recently announced their shared acquisition of KSPR, the local ABC affiliate. Belote becomes the first known name to make the transition. There could be more station staff swapping in coming weeks. It's clearly good news for KSPR, a station that has had its share of wretched news directors (and equally bad ratings) over the years. What's it mean for KY3?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brad will do wonders for the rag-tag KSPR bunch. He is extremely hard-working, far-reaching, and will definately lead by example.

John Stone said...

Sounds like a very risky career move to me. 33's future looks better but is anything but rosy. Leaving a good career at 3 (lawdy look at how long Ned has been there) to get to a possible dumping ground at 33 would not make me comfortable. If they build it up a little maybe it will become prime downtown real estate for a future buyer.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like there was a bloodbath over at 33 today...

Anonymous said...

It means Brad's evil minions at Ky3 won't have him there to do their work.

As for 33, it means they'll have a better content.

Anonymous said...

A good part of Belote's success at KY-3 is due to the fact he's been able to work with good reporters and had ample resources at his disposal. KSPR does not have the same quality of reporters and they darn sure don't appear as willing to pay like KY-3. If that changes, Belote will probably do well. He's very good. If it doesn't, he will likely regret the move.

Anonymous said...

Hope he has a good parachute clause.

Anonymous said...

I think Brad should hire his incredibly hot & talented wife to be a reporter on KSPR. Get Missy out of radio on on TV....I'd watch!

Anonymous said...

Brad should be applauded for making the leap, for stepping outside the luxe comforts of KY3 and taking on a challenge. He's more than ready. I hope he (and everyone else) realizes this place won't change overnight. But steady, albeit slow progress is better than what the status quo has been at 33 for years.