IF YOU CAME TO HEAR SOME REALLY POINTED COMPLAINTS THIS WEEK, I GUESS THE EXCITEMENT OF THE FIRST EVER S-E-C GAME HAS A LOT OF PEOPLE DISTRACTED. BUT WE WILL START WITH A "NOT MY GOAT" VOICE MAIL FROM DON D.
"I'm very disappointed in the fact you guys are not having the Miami-Dallas game on tonight. It's a live game, it's on in Austin, it's on in Dallas, on in Houston, on all other places in Texas, but I can't get it in
Killeen/College Station/Waco. Looks like you're doing some kind of rerun of Criminal Minds or some (stuff). I don't know what it is. I'm really disappointed, so instead of watching your channel,
I guess I'll head over to Austin or a friend's house and watch it over there. Thanks for your time."
DON - THAT WAS A FOX GAME. IT WAS ON IN THE MARKET, BUT NOT ON KBTX. DON WAS NICE IN THANKING ME FOR MY TIME, JUST WISH I HAD A PHONE NUMBER TO CALL HIM BACK.
LATELY, DUE TO GOVERNMENT MANDATES, WE'VE INSTALLED EQUIPMENT WHICH CARRIES DESCRIPTIONS FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED. WITH THAT, WE MISSED ONE ADJUSTMENT, AND KEN WROTE IN:
Hey Mike, whoever keeps twisting the volume knob at ch 3 and the CW please tell them to stop already. The volume keeps fluctuating
on both stations. Never happens on any other stations so I figure it's a KBTX problem.
KEN - YOU ARE RIGHT, AND OUR CHIEF ENGINEER THANKS YOU. IT'S BEEN A CHALLENGE BEING COMPLIANT WITH NEW REGULATIONS, BUT WE THINK NOW - THAT "KNOB" HAS BEEN TURNED BACK DOWN. TRULY - IT DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY, NOR DO WE TURN UP COMMERCIALS LIKE SOME PEOPLE SAY.
AND FINALLY - SOMETHING NICE. WE ALWAYS LIKE TO GET COMMENTS ABOUT REPORTERS OR PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO LEFT A GOOD IMPRESSION BEHIND. SUCH WAS THE CASE WHEN JIM WROTE IN FROM THE TX DEPT OF CORRECTIONS:
"Dear Mr. Wright, Recently Shane McAuliffe came to the Texas Prison Museum in Huntsville to do a piece for the KBTX Bucket List. Shane was a pleasure to deal with and did a great job of representing your organization. We get people from all over the world on a fairly regular basis. We had a crew in today from France, for instance. I can tell you with all sincerity that any and all of the KBTX personnel have always been a gracious group of folks."
JIM - WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND WORDS.
AND A PROGRAM NOTE THIS WEEK - THE MOVE FOR TEXAS A&M INTO THE SEC WAS NOT POPULAR WITH EVERYONE, BUT IT IS DONE. SO - TO RELIVE A FEW OF THOSE SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE DAYS AGAINST CURRENT S-E-C TEAMS IN MOST CASES, OUR SISTER STATION, CW-8 AGGIELAND IS AIRING CLASSIC A&M FOOTBALL GAMES SUNDAY EVENINGS AT 6:00PM. LAST WEEK, IT WAS THE COTTON BOWL OF 1986, A&M VS. BO JACKSON AND AUBURN. THIS SUNDAY NIGHT - A&M AND LSU FROM KYLE FIELD, GAME PLAYED SEPTEMBER 2ND, 1989. IT WAS INTRIGUING TO WATCH THIS PAST SUNDAY. AGAIN, OLD ARMY REWIND, AS WE CALL IT, IS SUNDAY NIGHT AT 6 ON CW-8.
ENJOY THIS HISTORIC WEEKEND, MOMENTS LIKE THIS HAPPEN ONLY ONCE - AND NEVER AGAIN. THERE'S ONLY ONE - FIRST TIME. BE IN TOUCH ANYTIME, WE'RE LISTENING, AND YOUR OPINION ALWAYS MATTERS.