The Wright Response - November 15, 2012

By: Mike Wright Email
By: Mike Wright Email

I’M GLAD THE ELECTIONS ARE BEHIND US. BUT RIGHT AFTER THE RESULTS WERE ANNOUNCED, SADLY, WE HAD TO MONITOR OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND COMMENTS PLACED ON STORIES, ERASING THE VENOM PEOPLE POSTED. OUR COMMENTS SECTION OFTEN COMES UNDER SCRUTINY.

J-C-W HAD A PROBLEM WITH IT.

I have been making comments on the web page as I have always in the past but one of your moderators does not like my negative talk about Obama, which I say nothing but the truth but they continue to delete my comments. I have read the rules and if my negative comments are considered attacking him that is a liberal interpretation.
It seems to me someone needs schooling on this.

J-C - - YOU ARE CORRECT IN SOME AREAS. HOWEVER, RIGHT OR WRONG, YOUR COMMENTS WERE REPORTED AS OFFENSIVE TWICE WHICH – WITH A SELF-MONITORING MECHANISM – MEANS THE COMMENTS ARE PLACED ON “HOLD” FOR KBTX REVIEW. IN THE PROCESS OF SEEING OTHER COMMENTS ON THAT STORY, PROFANITY WAS CREEPING IN FROM OTHER POSTERS, SO WE DELETED ALL COMMENTS. SAD WE’VE COME TO THAT, NO MATTER YOUR POLITICAL PREFERENCE.

WILLIAM WROTE IN:

I'd like to ask why it is necessary to use so much 'compression' in your audio processing. Setting the gain so almost all intelligence is delivered at maximum limits is unnatural and abrasive to the listener. You should listen to the recovered product at a receiver sometime. I receive your signal off the (tower) in the Centerville area principally because it is less susceptible to loss by satellite in stormy weather when it is most important to be aware. And many thanks for Christopher's Kitchen!

WILLIAM – MANY THANKS FOR THE NOTE, I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT AND OUR ENGINEERS GOT A COPY OF YOUR NOTE. WE DO, HOWEVER, LISTEN AND MONITOR OUR SIGNAL. AND I AGREE THAT WE SHOULD DIAL BACK THE COMPRESSION JUST A BIT – IT WASN’T THAT LONG AGO WE RECEIVED A COMPLAINT FROM A VIEWER ABOUT BEING ABLE TO HEAR THE BREATH OF ONE OF OUR ANCHORS – A LOUD ONE – DISTRACTING, THEY SAID. I BELIEVE OUR SETTINGS WERE MAKING THAT ISSUE WORSE. THIS WILL BE ADDRESSED – AND THANKS FOR DOING WHAT I WISH ALL OF OUR DIRECT SATELLITE VIEWERS WOULD DO – WATCH KBTX FROM OUR TOWER USING A VERY SMALL ANTENNA. YOU GET KBTX IN HD – AND – CW-8 IN HIGH DEF. AND YES, THE CHRISTOPHER’S KITCHEN IS INDEED A FUN PART OF THIS JOB.

FROM TIME TO TIME, WE GET THE GOOD E-MAILS, SEVERAL HAVE COME IN LATELY. PAUL SAYS:

I'm no expert but your team at 6 and 10 back in place is a rock solid first class crew. What a blessing to have this much talent in our market. All the best!

PAUL- THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENT. IT TRULY MEANS A LOT TO US. YOU KNOW – WE GET A LOT OF CONCERNS SHARED FROM VIEWERS AND I DO TRY TO REPLY TO ALL OF THEM. AND – IN MY MIND, IT MAKES US BETTER. FROM TIME TO TIME, KBTX IS RECOGNIZED FROM OTHER NEWS ORGANIZATIONS. OVER THE PAST THREE OR FOUR YEARS, WE’VE GONE FROM ONE AWARD IN ALMOST A DECADE TO OVER 60 IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME.

ONE OF OUR BIGGEST CAME LAST WEEKEND DURING A CEREMONY AT COWBOY’S STADIUM – WHEN THE LONE STAR EMMY AWARDS WERE HELD. JUDGING CRITERIA IS TOUGH, EMMY AWARDS – HARD TO COME BY. NEWS 3 10 AT 10 WAS NAMED BEST NEWSCAST IN OUR DIVISION. THE NEWSCAST THAT WON WAS COVERAGE OF THE TORRENTIAL STORM THAT ROLLED THRU THE AREA EARLIER THIS YEAR.

WHAT DOES “OUR DIVISION” MEAN? OF ALL TELEVISION STATIONS IN WACO, TYLER-LONGVIEW, EL PASO, CORPUS CHRISTI, HARLINGEN-MCALLEN, ABILENE, LUBBOCK, AMARILLO, MIDLAND-ODESSA, SAN ANGELO, SHERMAN-DENISON – NEWS 3’S 10PM NEWSCAST WAS HONORED AS THE BEST.

WE SHARE THIS AWARD WITH YOU – AND THANK YOU FOR LETTING US KNOW HOW WE CAN BETTER SERVE YOU…LOOKING TO RAISE THE BAR – IN WHAT WE DO ON AIR, ON-LINE, AND TO BETTER SERVE THIS COMMUNITY – BY DOING ALL WE CAN TO HELP MAKE LIFE BETTER FOR OUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS.

BE IN TOUCH ANYTIME, YOUR OPINION ALWAYS MATTERS TO KBTX – AND WE DO LISTEN – AND SOMETIMES…IT LEADS US ALL TO A RATHER HUMBLING EMMY AWARD.


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