Thursday, January 02, 2014

Why Did Joel Nichols Leave KMBC?!?

Bottom Line Communications brings all the detail on this story: "Sources have told BLC that Nichols was offered a new contract and the Hearst-owned station wanted him to sign it before the new year. The sticking point seemed to be Nichols wanted to stay on mornings, but the station wanted to shift him to evenings with veteran meteorologist Bryan Busby."

47 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a demotion to me......

Anonymous said...

Cut in pay I bet was the real deal

Anonymous said...

I'm sure it's because his tits aren't big enough and he's not a hot female. He's right in the wheelhouse of that unprotected class.

Anonymous said...

Nah, he just didn't want to work with that nigger queer.... Who would?

Anonymous said...

real reason....serious drop in
ratings by kmbc in news areas.
they're trying to clean out the
older faceswith some newer ones
as the demographic that made
them #1 for so long dies off.
It was a really bad November
book for 9....wdaf is beating them and that hurts!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Shut the fuck up Harley.

Anonymous said...

First, KMBC is rapidly becoming even more of a joke. Any station that wastes time providing its evening lineup in the news broadcast is not reporting news--its shilling for viewers. Second, weather forecasts have become a total joke for most stations, and having TWO people doing the weather is at least one too many. I'd be the last to promote a Fox station, but honestly, they do it best. While I love Gary Lezak's dogs, he's become a bit of a self-parody. Sometimes he gets going on so much about sports, weather elsewhere, or some other bullshit that he has to cut short the local weather, which (duh!) is why we're watching the, uh, local weather.

Anonymous said...

Put Tom Wach on KMBC and have him do the weather, naked. He is TOOOOOOO fucking hot!

Anonymous said...

6:45 AM said it all. He outted the truth.

Anonymous said...

Lisa Teachmen is gone too. Sucks, she finally started to dress sexy.

Anonymous said...

WDAF and KSHB are both kicking it in the local news. KSHB is very good, but their national news sucks.

KMBC and KCTV5's news are both circling the toilet, with KMBC the worst of the lot.

The only thing interesting about KMBC anymore is Tony's news that Ketz is harpooning that whale at KMBZ.

Think of that visual the next time you watch KMBC news, or lissten to Dumb and Dumber on KMBZ, two 300 pound slabs of bacon slopping against one another while the entire block shakes like a 5.7 earthquake.

Anonymous said...

So who's the Great White Whale?

be Gay be Proud said...

When is Joel coming out?

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking that the big ass clue is "Dumb and Dumber" so the only mystery is which one you would consider Dumb and which one you would consider Dumber, Dana, or Parks. 9:57 is right though, that is a disgusting visual, oceans of blubber cascading over the sheets undulating like two beached whales trying to return to the water.

Anonymous said...

Man, talk about an incestuous bunch. These losers are like a pack of hillbillies who go to family reunions to pick up chicks. Wonder if Wright's teeth come out and if that makes her cackle with a lisp.

Anonymous said...

6:36 probably has it right, they're so far down in the ratings that they probably want some blond with a rack that would make the bimbos Tony posts look like pre-pubescent children. Who cares what the weather's going to be like, just shake them tits a few times.

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm hooter monsters.

Anonymous said...

Over the last 6 months or so, the TV "weather war" has intensified.

Note KSHB41 recently adding 2 additional weather staff, and various additions and shuffling at the other stations.

And why is this happening? Because all local stations would rather hire another "pretty face" to regurgitate the National Weather Service copy than to invest in an actual hard-nosed investigative reporter to track down corruption, scandal, and wrong-doing in the metro.

News directors want to feed you entertainment/gossip/frivolity and play their assigned role in keeping the American public uninformed and ADHD afflicted.

I actually feel embarrassed for the vast majority of local newsies, as they're nothing more than well-compensated clowns. Get your hair and make-up done, and then entertain the crowd! They must regret ever getting into broadcast news.

Anonymous said...

You people are just crude. Did you ever think that if all of their weather"men" are light in the loafers that maybe their viewers are also?

Miss Sweetie Pie said...

Mr. Tony,
Joel was irritating

most morning news shows are promos for news items after the jump. at least 9 manages to shoe horn in some info.

Anonymous said...

I personally like our bimbo weather girls. Karli Ritter is my fave.

Anonymous said...

Two words. Tits.

Anonymous said...

Geez, I got to go to lunch with the image of Ketz porking Queen Roundheels. I'd sooner watch a hippo wallow in a mud hole.

Anonymous said...

Did you catch Dana's comment about opening beer bottles with her nipples? She's more of a woman than Brian Busby will ever be.

Anonymous said...

Now if Fox4 would get rid of the King of Dbags, Mark Alford. He is like the obnoxious uncle at a family reunion that everyone is embarrassed by. Put Rob Collins in Alford's place, PLEASE!

Anonymous said...

You guys are a bunch of sexist pigs. You pick on Dana just because she's a little chunky and slutty, but not one word about that foul-mouthed douchebag she works with. Parks is dumb as a post. Why they even keep him is a mystery. When Shanin was on the show, he was the show and now that Parks is teamed up with Dana she is the personality of the show and yet I don't see you worrying about whether or not he ever gets laid by anyone but his own hand.

Anonymous said...

4:39 The real question is why a bimbo like you is changing the subject from losing a competent weatherman at KMBC to a couple of dumbasses on a radio station. Give it a few hours, Tony will post something about white people who waste oxygen and then you can chime in.

Anonymous said...

The Getz-man eats fat pussy like a hungry doberman eats alpo!

Mark Alford said...

HooooooooHoooHooooooooooo!!!! fuck you!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a disgusting website. Joel is leaving and all of these comments made me sick. Stopped reading after the 3rd one. You people need to move on to something else.

Anonymous said...

4:39/5:41 stopped after the third comment? What a dumb ass. You missed all of the good ones. My favorite for the day is 12:44. You're either the world's biggest pussy, or Scott Parks either way you'll feel better after you're done menstruating.

Anonymous said...

What kills me about Mark Alford is he can't read! Every time he's reading the teleprompter he just bumbles all over the place. As for Joel being gay, I doubt it. He would still have a job if so. They are part of the protected class. I've considered saying I'm gay at work that way I'm unfireable.

Anonymous said...

Hey all you Mark Alford haters, listen up, YOU are MISSING his HUMOR!

Alford, unlike many local talking heads, is smart enough to know that he's a tool in a corrupted media world. Like most, he probably originally got into the business after idolizing Woodward & Bernstein, Walter Cronkite, NY Times, etc., as a young student. Many years ago he came to the realization that what he does on TV doesn't really make any difference, and increasingly the stations are merely entertainment and self-promotional vehicles. But, now in mid-life, he's in this unfulfilling but well-paying job, so he sticks with it for security and tries to poke fun at himself and others so as not to go crazy.

Just understand this, and appreciate his humor. The alternative (plenty of examples) is someone who thinks they're an honest to goodness newsman.

Anonymous said...

I'm not missing his humor.the little prick just ain't funny, that's all.

Anonymous said...

8:14 makes a good point. He could be Phil Witt, who honestly must see himself as a hard-nosed newsman.

Anonymous said...

"You go fuck yourself Kansas City."

Anonymous said...

The weather chick on KCTV5 9:00 news has a Tony's class set of dairy cannons. Maybe KMBC should hire her.

Anonymous said...

Damn, 12:21. I had to double-take that... I thought I wrote that myself. But I didn't. Well done.

Anonymous said...

8:14 must be a WDAF worker. How would know such insight?

Anonymous said...

You are a real douche !!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

You are a douche too !!!!!

Anonymous said...

Are you pigs looking for weather forecasts or porn?

A persons personal life is their PERSONAL life.

Grow the hell up!

Anonymous said...

Do we live in the year 2014 or is this 1954? Put your sheets back on your bed and pull your head out of your ass!

Anonymous said...

Please respect Joel and his decision to leave. It's really no one's business but his own.

Anonymous said...

IF YOU LOOK THINK YOU WILL SEE KMBC WENT DOWN TUBE SINCE NEW G.M. TOOK OVER. CANT YOU SEE BEYOND YOUR NOSE.

Anonymous said...

Joel is far from gay. He is happily married and has almost grown up children. I know because I live in his neighborhood. He left for the right reasons, leave it at that.

Anonymous said...

Joel Nichols made my morning. His humor and off-cuff comedy spiced up the show. He appeared to do everything possible to save Donna Pittman, who couldn't read a teleprompter if she had to (just anther pretty face). I respect Joel's decision and I wish nothing but the best for he and his family.