Thursday, March 30, 2006

Endgame

The good news is that WRGB has buried the hatchet with NABET. The bad news is that they've buried it in the head of the company's union workers.

In a letter dated March 20, station lawyers notified NABET that WRGB will implement the terms of its December 7 contract offer. This means that CBS 6 gets to do what they've wanted to do all along: cut the salaries of the folks who shoot the news and keep the station on the air.

Meanwhile, the Spitzer campaign has joined the Turn off CBS 6 effort by pulling its advertising from the station. If other candidates follow suit this could start adding up to some real money. And why shouldn't they? You can deliver your message to the Capital Region without buying WRGB ---even if you don't have an Eliot Spitzer sized ad budget.