Monday, January 29, 2007
'Good Morning Four States" vastly improved since DiNardo departure
Several months ago, I noted that KODE's Good Morning Four States program was substantially better whenever co-host Antonia DiNardo was gone and Gretchen Bolander filled in.
Since Miss DiNardo left KODE, Ms. Bolander has been filling in on a regular basis and the show has vastly improved. Whether or not she is being considered as a full-time replacement, I don't know. Personally, I prefer to see her remain on the front lines, since she is one of just a handful of local television reporters who actually know the area, and she always offers reports that dig beneath the surface.
That being said, Ms. Bolander reads the news professionally, and handles interviews smoothly, something that could not be said of the last two people who served as Alan Matthews' co-hosts.
Sweeps Month is coming. I have already seen ads touting an expose' of brown spiders on KODE (that should rake in the ratings), and yet another blockbuster investigation on internet predators on KOAM.
I haven't seen any other sweeps promotions. If anyone has any information, please add it to the comments to this post or send me an e-mail.