LISA CARTER KMBZ TO PIO LESSON: JACKSON COUNTY EXEC MIKE SANDERS KNOWS THAT HOPE OF ODD JOBS WILL KEEP ALL OF KANSAS CITY MEDIA IN LINE!!!
This is really just a bit of follow-up requested by avid readers of the blog . . . We already linked to Lisa Carter leaving KMBZ maybe because nobody likes the new boss over there . . .
But we checked the update on a story first reported by Bottom Line Communications and it undeservedly went under the radar. Here it is:
Carter announced (4/28/14): “I am thrilled to announce that I am the new Public Information Officer for Jackson County ! I’ll serve as the liaison w/all media outlets and coordinate media relations for the Executive Branch of Jackson County.”
Checked with her Twitter feed to confirm . . .
@LisaCRadio: "I'm the PIO for Jackson County, Missouri, devoted Kansas City Chiefs & Mizzou Tigers fan and avid collector of memories..."
Now, the good news is that Lisa Carter is extremely competent, talented, competitive and will be an asset to the County . . .
However, let's be real . . .
JACKSON COUNTY EXEC MIKE SANDERS KNOWS THAT THE BEST WAY TO CONTROL LOCAL MEDIA HAS ALWAYS BEEN TO OFFER A SAFE LANDING TO PROMINENT KANSAS CITY NEWSIES!!!
Ever wonder why nobody really reports on the County and most of the curious stuff going on @ The Courthouse???
Again, in the case of Lisa Carter . . . She is more qualified than most in Kansas City. Furthermore, as the newspaper and more than a few old school forms of media circle the toilet bowl of history, it seems that The Jackson County Exec has his pick from a pretty decent talent pool . . . But the price is that nobody really understands what happens @ The Courthouse . . . Which usually involves tax screw-ups and then Crystal Williams mentioning something about women in between trips to Cafe Trio.
More in a bit . . .