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Talk radio in Tucson is filled with a smorgasbord of paid programming, referred to as brokered shows. Hosts pay for the air time, and in exchange cut a deal with the station to sell advertising in an effort to make back their costs.
There’s been a bit of movement and some additions to Tucson’s over-the-air alternative television programming lineup. KOLD, which has had surprising success through MeTV, which broadcasts for antenna viewers on channel 13.2, has added GRIT TV to 13.3.
Cathy Green is a believer in the five-year plan, and while it wasn’t always precisely implemented during her four-decade electronic media sales run in Tucson, it certainly set the stage for a multitude of employers along the way.
Tom McNamara spent nearly 18 years as the familiar face of KVOA TV’s evening newscast. It’s remarkable stability in a business known for being anything but, yet it was that aspect about Tucson and the market that lured McNamara to the Old Pueblo in the first place.
It had been so long since the Arizona Daily Star started making preparations for launching a paywall, that it was easy to forget those conversations even existed. But Sunday, after years, literally years of trying to make something operational, Tucson’s daily finally announced a structure fo…