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The Wright Response - August 30, 2012

By: Mike Wright Email
By: Mike Wright Email

WE ARE NOT IMMUNE TO ON-AIR MISTAKES WITH OUR GRAPHICS. UNFORTUNATELY, SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE GETS LAZY - AND WE TRACK THEM DOWN. I'VE ALWAYS SAID WE LIVE IN A "CRUCIFY - NOT RECTIFY" WORLD.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT R-H WANTED ME TO DO ABOUT THIS, BUT HE WROTE:

Mike Wright and Company;

Why do you even try to report the news? I have listened to your broadcast off and on for years and you never disappoint me in being the biggest joke in Texas when it comes to reporting the
news correctly. The report of the man stealing cattle and selling them was reported by your broadcaster to have a bond of 50,000 dollars, but on the screen you are displaying that bond was set at 1000 dollars.
Don't you guys check on what you are doing or is it a case of dyslexia or what? I know Mike Wright can't play golf since I played with him and Roger Barry years ago, and it appears that he can't manage his news
team as well. You'll might want to think about hiring some competent help so I can watch local news in Bryan.

NOW - HARSH AS IT WAS, TO RIK'S DEFENSE - HE WAS RIGHT. WE DID SHOW THAT GRAPHIC, AND I FOUND OUT WHAT HAPPENED. BUT THIS PERSON IS FAR FROM INCOMPENTENT. AS FOR THE COMMENT ON GOLF, I NEVER CLAIMED TO BE ANY GOOD, NOR HAVE I BEEN SINCE MY KIDS WERE BORN. IF HE THINKS I WAS BAD THEN - HE WAS RIGHT. AND I'D BE WORSE NOW - BUT TIME WITH MY KIDS IS MORE IMPORTANT THESE DAYS. BY THE WAY, I FOUND OUT MORE ABOUT RIK - I RESPONDED, AND WE HAD A NICE CONVERSATION. WE DIDN'T ACTUALLY PLAY TOGETHER - BUT WE DID PLAY AT THE SAME TIME.

AND --- ALONG THOSE SAME LINES, WE SLIPPED UP AGAIN THIS PAST WEEK. BOB CAUGHT IT:

Tell your graphics people that they are misspelling Isaac. You are spelling it as "Issac" instead of "isaac".

APPARENTLY - AND AS A SHOCK TO ME - OTHER MEDIA OUTLETS DID THE SAME THING. BUT THAT DOESN'T EXCUSE US. WE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER. WE DID - BUT JUST GOT LAZY - AND BELIEVE ME - IT ISN'T TOLERATED, BUT - WE PICK THEM UP AND TELL PEOPLE TO TRY AGAIN, EXPECTING PERFECTION, THOUGH EXCELLENCE IS TOLERATED. THIS SPELLING ERROR AIRED TWICE ON A GRAPHIC AND WAS IMMEDIATELY CORRECTED.

ROSE TOOK EXCEPTION TO AN ARTICLE WE POSTED SENT TO US BY A LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT. SHE WRITES:

"Did anyone proof read this article? According to police, one of the victim's friends attempted to intervene and was also injured by the actor. The actor then fled the scene in his vehicle traveling northbound on Texas Avenue. I don't think the person was an actor."

ROSE - WHILE YOU ARE CORRECT, THERE ARE BETTER WORDS, WE POSTED IT EXACTLY AS IT WAS RECEIVED FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT UNTIL MORE COULD BE LEARNED ABOUT THIS CRIME. WE STAND BY THE ARTICLE.

OK - LET'S LIGHTEN IT UP TO WRAP IT UP - ON OCCASION I INCLUDE A NOTE I CLASSIFY AS BEING FROM THE "NOT MY GOAT" DEPARTMENT. HERE'S THE EXACT TRANSCRIPTION OF A PHONE CALL:

"Did you know that your whole program Wheel of Fortune is messed up and you can't even hear it? And it's been like that not only today, but several other times. Just thought I'd let you know."

SHE DIDN'T LEAVE A PHONE NUMBER - BUT - WHEEL OF FORTUNE ORIGINATES LOCALLY OUT OF THE WACO-NBC STATION - NOT ON KBTX. AND - NOT MY GOAT.

BE IN TOUCH ANYTIME, AND SOME HAVE ASKED I NOT USE THEIR MESSAGE ON THIS SEGMENT, AND I WILL ALWAYS HONOR THAT. WE'D LIKE TO KNOW HOW WE CAN IMPROVE AND ANSWER ALL YOUR QUESTIONS. MOST IMPORTANTLY - YOUR OPINION ALWAYS MATTERS.


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