Thread: TSN 1260: What's going on? Part 3
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07-30-2013, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimmi Jenkins View Post
But it's not a "development" path to be the Traffic person on the Team, you're either good enough or your not. Because there's no position to "move up to", you're just the traffic person until you want a different gig.

So yes, it's on the people who hired her, but she lacks to the professionalism to understand that her daily "work" is sub-par. She needs to be let go or trained by someone who can actually show her what professionalism is.

The Kathleen, I think that was her name, before Taylor Galvin was professional and good, that's the standard. You have to either achieve it or get out.

Getting into a Radio Market the size of Edmonton is like being in the NHL in Radio terms. It's not a "developemental" place, you're good enough, or you're out.

Edit: When I say lack of professionalism, I don't Just mean her read and tone, it's also being unprepared for her breaks and out right missing MANY of her cut-ins. You have ONE Job, do it properly.
I used to work behind the scenes here in vancouver on the Fox and Jackfm and I can tell you that most old school programmers have no talent start off by doing weather or traffic to get a feel to be on the air. You would be surprised how many of the graduates from uni freeze doing stuff like that.

edmonton is still considered a developmental market for larger markets. In the Vancouver and Toronto scene Edmonton and Calgary are both running jokes because so many broadcasters who failed elsewhere always end up back in those two places.

for years ITV sports was a the breading ground for on air talent for other networks like TSN, but over the last ten years, other markets have stopped looking to Edmonton and Calgary because the talent usual have bigger egos then they should and could not cut it in the larger markets

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