News 1130 Drops The Ball

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News 1130 Drops The Ball

Postby Prod Guy » Sun May 09, 2021 10:24 pm

There aren’t many things more sad than tuning in News 1130 for the latest on the shooting at YVR only to hear a network newscast out of Toronto with the Vancouver story being reported not by a News 1130 reporter but by Geri Smith of the Canadian Press in Toronto.

Imagine working for a station where your own breaking local news is anchored from Toronto and reported on by a wire service, also from Toronto.
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Re: News 1130 Drops The Ball

Postby Jim Walters » Mon May 10, 2021 8:54 pm

News 1130 certainly isn't the station it was a couple of years ago. It's not unusual to get Calgary traffic reports and weather in the evening or overnight when they're simulcasting News Radio from 660 News in Calgary.

In non-simulcast times, they seem to focus on entertainment news and a lot of fluff that is about as relevant as a National Enquirer story.

Getting detailed local news after 6PM on NW is almost impossible too when their newscasts are tailored for network.

For a news junkie, it's all very frustrating.
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Re: News 1130 Drops The Ball

Postby radioman » Mon May 10, 2021 9:48 pm

You think that News 1130, CKWX is bad. Try listening to C-FAX Victoria on most Saturdays and Sundays when they run 24-hour Canadian Press newscasts. So much for a local station providing local coverage.

Let's face it--the corporate owners have gutted their local news departments to a shadow of their former selves. There's no investigative reporting, no breaking of "big local stories,"--nothing.

C-FAX has become a "newspaper of the air." And by that I mean, they will even lead an 8:00 a.m. Monday morning newscast, for example, with some crime story that happened on the previous Friday evening. Obviously, picked up from reading the Victoria Times-Colonist newspaper's Sunday edition. Where is the immediacy of radio news? Only a few years ago, it was the radio stations that reported the news first and would never be heard running a two or three-day old story. Shame on the so-called local stations and what they have become.

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Re: News 1130 Drops The Ball

Postby devans » Tue May 11, 2021 2:38 am

radioman wrote:You think that News 1130, CKWX is bad. Try listening to C-FAX Victoria on most Saturdays and Sundays when they run 24-hour Canadian Press newscasts. So much for a local station providing local coverage.

Let's face it--the corporate owners have gutted their local news departments to a shadow of their former selves. There's no investigative reporting, no breaking of "big local stories,"--nothing.

C-FAX has become a "newspaper of the air." And by that I mean, they will even lead an 8:00 a.m. Monday morning newscast, for example, with some crime story that happened on the previous Friday evening. Obviously, picked up from reading the Victoria Times-Colonist newspaper's Sunday edition. Where is the immediacy of radio news? Only a few years ago, it was the radio stations that reported the news first and would never be heard running a two or three-day old story. Shame on the so-called local stations and what they have become.

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C-FAX was truly pathetic their response to Tsunami warning from over a year ago when they continued to run 24-hour Canadian Press newscast instead of interrupting with local coverage. It took listening to Las Vegas news station to find out what was happening. Morning comes and C-FAX personalities on-air are patting themselves on the back for doing what I have no clue.

C-FAX went downhill the second Bell bought the station. No-one at the station even worth listening too. Adam Stirling is such a drama queen and self proclaimed expert on all matters which begs the obvious why he doesn't run for political office. He's so full of himself. Any caller he disagrees with consists of heavy breathing along with huffing and puffing. I've been a listener of C-FAX since the days of Barry Bowman/Frank Stanford/Joe Easingwood/Terry Spence etc. quite sad to see what's happened to this once very proud station has become.
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