Sep 5, 2009

Walker Leaving KBTV

From Philip R. Klein's most recent posting on the Southeast Texas Political Review (emphasis is mine, Klein's commentary is italicized, Jim Walker's statement is not):
The Southeast Texas Political Review has confirmed that Jim Walker will be leaving KBTV. In a statement released to the Review late this afternoon - Walker announced his retirement.

Walker, who is seemingly well respected by staff at KBTV issued the following release to the Review this afternoon :

"I learned on Wednesday night that my position as co-anchor of Beaumont’s FOX 4 News at 4pm and 9pm was being eliminated by Nexstar Broadcasting. From here on, I was told those broadcasts will be presented by a solo anchor.

What has happened here is a reflection of our economy. Most of the nation’s major broadcasting companies have experience salary cuts, furloughs and layoffs during the last two years.
The News will be handled by one anchor from this point further.
Perhaps someone emailed Philip with Walker's statement, since Jim posted the note on his blog.

Philip stated less than two weeks ago:
We checked with 12 and 4 - business is good and raises have been given on time.
In the meantime, we're still awaiting those massive cuts that Klein predicted for KFDM.

8 comments :

Anonymous said...

I can see why Klein wants to shut you up. You really make him look stupid.

Anonymous said...

klein looks stupid all by himself...gus is just keeping score.

Anonymous said...

Who is this moron?

Anonymous said...

See the TV stuff on the side. Look for his family recipe for spagetti sauce...one part ragu and one part kraft parmesan cheese.

Anonymous said...

That's funny. I've been in nicer crack houses.

Anonymous said...

The liquor bottles on the fridge sez it all. Funny he didn't mention the internal fights at Channel 4.

I heard Klein was taking over the morning show.

Anonymous said...

That's scary.

Anonymous said...

When PRK said the Enterprise would fold by Sept. 1, I immediately renewed my subscription for six months. The newspaper was in my driveway again today.