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American Cable Association Blasts KMSB-KOLD Shared Services Agreement

The American Cable Association is condemning the recently announced shared services agreement between Belo’s KMSB and Raycom Media’s KOLD.

Belo is shutting down news operations at KMSB, a Fox-affiliate, and turning those duties over to CBS-affiliate KOLD.  Dozens of KMSB employees are expected to lose their jobs as a result of the agreement.

“With breathtaking disdain for the public interest, Raycom is seizing effective control of Tucson’s CBS and Fox affiliates,” ACA president and CEO Matthew Polka said in a statement. Read more

Belo Shuts Down KMSB News Operations; Dozens of Layoffs Expected

The TV news landscape in Tucson is imploding.  Belo is reportedly shutting down news operations at Fox-affiliate KMSB and handing the reins to Raycom Media-owned KOLD, a CBS-affiliate.

40-50 KMSB staffers are expected to lose their jobs, according to the Tucson Sentinel, while others may be able transfer to another Belo-owned station or apply for a position with KOLD.

The only employees that will stay on at KMSB are those in the sales department. Read more

Tucson Fox-Affiliate Turns Attention to Media Circus Following Shooting

As is often the case with major stories, from Hurricane Katrina to the BP oil spill, the news coverage often begins to be about, well, the news coverage.

The same can now be said about the shooting in Tucson as all of the major networks have been broadcasting from Arizona and news outlets from around the world have flown in correspondents to cover the tragedy.

Tucson Fox-affiliate KMSB covered the media circus this week with reporter Kevin Adger catching up with a Swiss reporter as well as some NBC luminaries…

“For many of the media outlets, this tragic event will be connected with Tucson forever, kind of how Katrina is connected to New Orleans and Oklahoma City is connected to the bombing at the federal building,” Adger said.

Tucson Stations Cover Tragic Shooting

Tucson stations sprang into action on Saturday morning after shots rang out in at an area grocery store.  Here’s a cross-section of local coverage following the shooting that killed six people and injured 14, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords…

NBC-affiliate KVOA, 10 p.m. in-depth coverage titled “Deadly Rampage”:

Fox-affiliate KMSB, 9 p.m. newscast provides overview of day’s events:

ABC-affiliate KGUN, reporter Claire Doan investigates alleged shooter Jared Loughner’s background:

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