Looks like the FOX41/WDRB affiliate situation isn’t unique when it comes to Block Communications:
KTRV, an independent station in Boise, shut down news operations on Monday and announced plans to shrink production staff this week.
The Block Communications-owned station, formerly a Fox-affiliate, became independent earlier this fall after Fox gave its affiliation to KNIN
“A network affiliate requires a different business model than does an independent station,” said Bill Lamb, vice president of Block Communications. “As a result, a reduction in staff is taking place this week.”
Here’s hoping news cuts don’t take place in Louisville. This city can’t afford it.