Jan 7, 2009

Piper [sic] Gone (and Update)

Philip sources apparently missed the boat again. In his latest articles, Philip discusses Jack Pieper's departure from KBTV/Channel 4 after only 60 days:

Piper [sic], who quit KLVI, and was rumored to be retiring at the end of the year gave TV a shot over a less than 60 day period which included getting up at 3 a.m. to get to work and start prep for the show.

My advice to Philip: try using punctuation occasionally. Philip quotes his sources:

Piper [sic] was said to fit in with the schedule just fine according to sources.

If Pieper was fitting in "just fine," Philip needs to ask his source why Pieper wasn't given a two-week notice - there are other rumors on the street that Klein's apparently not familiar with.

Pieper's departure comes after Klein first claimed on Oct. 29, 2008:

It was a Friday shocker that even we did not believe and had to make some phone calls. But after talking to those close to the decsion [sic] - we seem to agree that this may be a huge move for KBTV.

Klein also quoted another source in his latest article:

We contacted a source at KLVI and they stated that they did not have a position full time for Piper [sic] but would "always have a place for Jack," said the source.

I seriously doubt that anyone at KLVI would talk too Klein after he wrote this in October:

And as for you rumor people - no - the Review has not been contacted by KLVI to do a show. They do not have guts. It would be like putting the chicken in the hen house. The phones would not stop ringing and they cannot afford that right now. Stop calling with the suggestion. And they do not have that kind of money. Even if they are "Clear Channel."

Chicken in the hen house?  Perhaps this explains why Philip R. Klein is always a few eggs short of an omelet.

So, how's that radio show coming along, Philip?

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