Saturday, December 20, 2008


WE are all terrible for getting a kick out of others' mug shots.

But I was watching a story on CNN about bad mugshots (by Jeanne Moos), and it made me laugh. It also reminded me that the Ozarks has its own MUGSHOT GALLERY, courtesy KSPR, click here to get your kicks!

By the way, I have to brag for a second... our sales team told us that *KSPR* is officially the fastest-growing network in the Ozarks. Our shining example is our 4:30 newscast, which grew 800%... that's right, I said 800%!! You can't make this stuff up. I'm thrilled to be a part of this experience--it's so refreshing to be a part of something like this. Thanks to everyone who has shown their support!


Complaint Department Manager said...

You can't make this stuff up? 50% of all statistics are 50/50 at best, the other half are made up on the spot.

Michelle said...

Oh c'mon! I can't say the numbers are completely true because it always depends on who gets their hands on the "book" and then who tells the truth... but for advertising purposes, it's true!

Jason said...

You realize that opens the doors for someone to say "congrats on going from one viewer to eight", right? :)

Michelle said...

Of course I know! And it's partly true...and people are going to say that.

BUT... what they don't know, is KSPR won election night. That's more than going from 1 to 8 viewers. KSPR was #1 on one of the most important nights of the year. Charlie helped with that, too.

I know it opens up this post for naysaying... but KSPR is a good product. We have a lot of improvement ahead of us, but we have made good, steady strides. And there's nothing wrong with someone like me being excited over something new and refreshing in this market!

Aaron said...

I've always believed KSPR could be a great station. You all are proving that to be true. I'm glad the station finally has management and staff who actually care about the station.

I loved working there in 2000; for some reason, I enjoyed my experience there more than I did at KY. I felt more valuable there, I guess. We didn't sit on our butts in the green room watching TV — that's for sure.

I honestly wish I could get back on at KSPR doing something, just to be apart of the experience. Education is OK, but I'll always have desire for journalism. I can't do anything right now, though — unless they'd ever open up a position that was weekends only or something that had fewer hours.

Michelle said...

Aaron, if you are serious, then I can put you in touch with our news director. I am sure there is a solution here!