Monday, December 23, 2013
A Cat Flyby
Jeff Catlin does not regularly read this site, but he advises that he drops by every few months. He was interested in the thread of comments prompted by the Sunday night show a couple of weeks ago featuring Ticket Chicks, and, in particular, the theme started by, of all people, Kevin Turner. KT, you will recall, expressed outrage-by-proxy that long-time JVs were being passed over for opportunities to broadcast.
In the thread that followed, some Confessors pointed out that, in fact, some of the JV had, in fact, developed regular shows on The Ticket.
The Pan-American Catman dropped me an email, which he has generously permitted me to use, in part. It is lightly edited at his request:
"Do you know how many so called 'JV'ers' have come to me to pitch me ideas for their shows in the last year . . . and I am seriously thinking about this as to not miss-speak here. The answer is 0. One guy has expressed interest in hosting over the holidays. But not one other person, team or group has come to me and said 'hey, give us a chance.'
"Do you know how many JV'ers have come to me to pitch me ideas on hosting a show in the past TWO Years? The answer is one."
Thank you, Western Hemisphere Catman. So it would seem that there is no general clamor among the showless JV to develop something for the air.
I'm sure that if he were queried, The Catman of the Americas would wish all Confessors a very Merry Christmas, or, depending on Cumulus policy on such matters, a very Happy Holiday.
MTC's own employee handbook permits the wishing of a Merry Christmas, and you all have been so wished. Be blessed as your beliefs provide. See you in a few days.