From Hal: Congrats to Lance for winning big at the Golden
Mike Awards on January 19th, 2002....for details, check
out the RTNA awards page
January 21st, 2002
MOVING SOUTH: JEFF RANERI moves from meteorologist at KDRV-TV
in Medford, Oregon to the weather center at KCRA/Sacramento.
OFF TO TOLEDO TOWN: Tess Rafols moves from weekday morning
anchor/reporter at KEYT/Santa Barbara to the same position
at WTOL/Toledo, Ohio.
Anchoring In Indy: Ray Cortopassi is now the 6 and 11 p.m.
anchor at WRTV/Indianapolis. He had been the station's weekend
anchor. Among his career stops: A western outpost, KTNV/Las
January 14th, 2002
GOLDEN MIKES LOOMING: Who will win the awards for "Best Radio"
and "Best Television" newscasts in Southern California? Only
the Radio/Television News Association's accountant knows for
sure! The awards for the best in Southern California broadcast
journalism will be presented Saturday, January 19th at the
Universal City Hilton. The RTNA includes broadcast stations
from San Luis Obispo and Bakersfield to the Mexican border.
You don't need to be a winner to attend. Tickets are still
available...call the RTNA at (818) 986-8168 for details.
MOVING FROM FRESNO...TO SAN DIEGO...TO NEW YORK: Reischea
Canidate is the new weekend sports anchor at WNYW/Fox 5 in
New York, moving east from KSWB/San Diego.
KEITH RETURNS TO HIS ROOTS: Former KCBS and KTLA/Los Angeles
sports anchor Keith Olberman is returning to CNN, with commentaries
for the "NewsNight With Aaron Brown" program. Olberman worked
at CNN in the early 1980's. More recently, he did a series
of award-winning reports on 9/11's impacts in New York for
January 7th, 2002
HANNITY COMES TO LOS ANGELES: You know him from the Fox News
Channel's "Hannity & Colmes". Now, conservative talk show
host Sean Hannity is on from 12-3 p.m. weekdays on KABC/AM
in Los Angeles. ABC is syndicated the radio talk show, which
is now airing on more than 90 stations nationwide. Hannity
is a New Yorker who got his radio start in Santa Barbara in
ROGGIN ON THE RADIO: Fred Roggin is now a "Roggan's Hero"
to KMPC-AM/Los Angeles. Roggin is now hosting his own talk
show on the Sporting News Radio Network station for Southern
AWARDS TIME: Did you do something brilliant in broadcast journalism
in 2001? Or, at least think you did? It's time to enter the
2001 Associated Press Television Radio Awards. Anyone who
works at a radio or television station in California or Nevada
that gets the AP wire service is eligible...and it's one of
the few awards competitions where you can enter as an individual.
Stations can also enter more than one award per category,
which means there's no dogfight over "Best Feature!" The deadline
is less than two weeks away...get complete details, and entry
forms at APTRA.ORG.