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Radio Iowa Newsletter - 1989

Radio Iowa Newsletter - 1989

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J~nu~ry,1989Holid~ysdidn'thurttheRADIOIOWA.torycount.Wefed~oreth~n1,600tapecutsinDecember,240ofthemcontributedbyaffiliates.Anumberofyoucommentedonthevolumeandsaiditwasabighelp.Theissueofpornographygotalotof~irtime1nDecellber,withtheBoardofCorrectionsdecidingtosetuppornographicreadingroollsinprisons1nresponsetoacourtorderendingthebanonsuchlIaterials.Thegovernorandattorneygeneralquarreledaboutwhowasrespons~bleforthefailuretoappealtheruling.Thespeakerofthehousesecondguessedthemboth.Tosomeobservers,itlookedlikeanearlyroundofthe1990gubernatorialrace.Toothers,itwasasmokescreentodistractfromtherealworkofthelegislativesession.ToAFSCME,itmusthavelookedlikeacollectivebargainingissue.TheunionfiledanOSHAcomplaintthatthereadingroomscouldcomproJT\iseprisonsafety.ThesagaofRichardVandeboekeptsomeofusbusylastm.onth..afterheboughta.winningLottoAmericaticketandgaveittohisgirlfriend,promptingsuitsbyhisestrangedwifeandex-w~feandthreatsofagifttaxfromtheIRS.Reportershavebegunaskinglotterywinnersaboutpreviousmarriagesoroutstandingdebts.RichJamesprovedhisvalueasRADIOIOWA'sWashingtoncorrespondentwhenthefederalgovernmentissuedareportonnursinghomes.Beforeallthenumberswerereleased,Iowanursinghomeofficialscalledanewsconferencetosaytheyhad:faredbetterthanthenationalaverage.Whilesomeotherswerereportingthat,RADIOIOWAwasrunningRich~sstorythat65%ofIowanursinghomeshadbeencitedforfoodhandlingviolations.SomeotherstoriescoveredbyRADIOIOWAinDecmeberStaterevenuesrise19"forNovember;legislativeleaderssayitmeansnotaxincreaseneededstatemedicalexaminerestimates2-3deathsperweekarecocainerelatedfederaljudgeapprovesdroughtinsurancesettlementbyChubbGroup.lowaEconomicForecstingCouncilprojects4.7"increaseinpersonalincome.180thousandgallonsofsewageleakintoWestLakeOkobojiISUstilllastamongsimilarschoolsin:facultypayscales,accordingtoBoardofRegentsstudyClaytonYeutternamedagaecretaryfarmlandvaluesriseineachIowacounty.•lowafarm.bankruptciesdown70".RADIOIOWAcoverageofthe1989legislativesessionwillhavealreadybegunbythetimeyoureadthisandwe'reexcitedabouttheopportunityitprovidesforhelpingkeepyouaheado£yourcompetition.It'ssessionnumberfiveforO.KayHenderaon,andwithhelpfromBobPyle,wefeelwellpositionedtocoverit.Ifyouhaveanissueoxparticularimportancetoyourarea,feelfreetocallandwe'llwatchitforyou.
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So~eoneislisteningtoRADIOIOWAnewscast.becauseourstoriesareshowingupmorefrequentlyonthewireservicesandinother.edia.Thewiresareapparentlymonitoringyoutogetthestoriea.Therelsnothingreallywrongwiththisorsurprisingaboutit.YoustillhavetheearlybreakandtheaudiothatyourcOMpetitionwillbefightingwithascript.Wedowanttowarnyouofthepossibilitythataweekendstaffer~forexample,mightuseastoryfromthewirethatwefedandyouusedthedaybefore.ItalaoincreasestheimportanceofcommunicationbetweenafternoonandMorningstaffsregardingwhatRADIOIOWAhasfedandwhatyouhaveused.It'sagoodkindofproblem.AlaokeepinmindthatastoryintheRegister,oronerewrittenbythewireservices,cantrailbyaconsiderablemargin.ARegisterpi.eceonfarmbankruptciescamethreeweeksafterweraniton
RADIO
IOWA.Ifwelvealreadydonethestory,we'lloftenignorethenewspaperandwireserviceversion,unlessit'ssignificantlydifferent.Shouldyouhearusignore
a
:frontpagestory,itmaybebecausewe'vealreadydoneit.Onesuchrecentstorywasabitirritating.Youmayrememberweran
a
storyinJuneonDepartmentofPublicSafetyapplicationformswhichaskedapplicantsiftheyhadeverhadsexwith
a
personofthesamegender.Channel
8
inDesMoinesreportedthesamestoryinDecemberandtouteditasanexclusive."Wherewillouut.u:re
new!§.
directorscome:froJn
i"The
questionwasraised
by
BettyBoudlerintheDecemberia.ueoftheIowaBroadcastersAssociationnewsletter.Bettyis
the
immediatepaatpres.idento:fIBAandowner/generalmanagerof'KASI-KCCQ~inAJlles.Shefollowedherquestionwithsomeinterestingobservs:tione.:"TheNABsurveyindica.tes·theaverageradionewsdirectorearnsS16,000yearly.thispersonissupposedtoarriveatourstationsat5AM,dothemorningnews,perforJIIasPublicRelationpeople,coverthecitycounciluntilmidnight,oftencoversportsaswell(and)startagainat5AM.Weneedtoencourageyoungpeopleintothebusiness.Quartan-McElroystartstheprocess,butwebroadcastersneedtodomore.Ifyou'restillreviewingthe'89budget,lookatexpandingyournewsdepartment'sbudget.Ifwedon'tprovideourlistenerswithnewsandinformation,they'llturnusoff."And£romanotherpublication"NewsisthegrowthforJllat.RadiowillgetoverthehangupabouthowmuchitcostsandstartinvestingintheonethingradiocanneverbebeatenoutonbyTV,newspapersoranything.But,AMoperatorswillwaittoolong.They'llbeafraidoftheinvestment.FMoperatorswon't.That'swhyyou'llhearFMall-newsstationsinjustabouteverymarket.'·--RadioOnl~,December,1988
 
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PAllIOIOWA
February,1989Iowa'sTop40nolongerreferstoamusicformat.FortyisnowthenumberofIowaradiostationsbeingservedbyRADIOIOWA.JoiningthenetworksincethefirstoftheyearareKJAN,Atlantic,KLGAAM-FM,Algona,andKDSN,Denison.You'vealreadyheardstoriesfromJimFieldsinAtlanticandwe'recountingoncontributionsfromDanEiteninDenisonandJodieHuffinAlgona.We'reexcitedabouttheseimportantadditionstotheRADIOIOWAnetwork.'JustwhenGovernorBranstadthoughtthingsweregoingwellDemocraticlawmakersproducedastringoflabororientedbills,includingaminimumwagebillthathasgroupslikeABIandNFIBissuingpolicystatementsandcallingnewsconferences.Branstadmayfacetheprospectofvetoingthebillwhileacceptingapayraiseforhimself,judgesandtopelectedofficials.Tocompoundhiswoes,aweekafterBranstadcalledforincreasedfundingforprisonexpansion,aconsultinggroupsaidallIowareallyneedstodoisrelease130non-violentcriminals.AgroupofDemocraticsenatorshasbegunanassaultonBranstadappointeeandBoardofRegentshead,MarvinPomerantz.Thegovernormaytakesolaceintheknowledgehisschoolchumandformerlawpartner,RichSchwarm,lookslikeashoe-inforpartychair.RADIOIOWAfed1,648actualities,voicersandvoice-wrapsinJanuary.Weprovidedlivecoverageofthegovernor'scondition-of-the-stateaddressandthecondition-of-the-judiciaryaddress.ThankstoJimBoyd,WMT,forhiscoverageof.anIowaCityabortionp:rotest;toTom.McDonnell,KAST,forcoverageof.tbeISUTekehousefire;andtoallwhocalledtheRADIOIqWAnewsroomat800-992-S755.SomeoftheotherstoriesheardonRADIOIOWAinJanuaryHouseSpeakerDonAvensonsaysurbanandruralinterestswillbepittedagainsteachotherduringthelegislativesession.1,500IowafarmersmeedFrnHadeadlinefordebtrestructure.FederalreportsaysIowahaslowestautoinsuranceratesinUS.Statesentatecommitteerecommendsboostinggovernor'spayto$SO,OOO.lawmaker'spayto$lS,lOO.DepartmentofEmploymentServicesconsideringclosingsomedistrictofficesaseconomymeasure.231,000Iowanshavenohealthinsurance.Branstadcallsforstatewidetelecommunicationsnetworkforschools,prisonexpansionfunding,abanonnon-biodegradableplastics,increasedfundingforagresearch,tourismpromotionanddrugcontrolefforts.Branstadproposes2.7billiondollarstatebudget60%earmarkedforeducation.DonnaSimmonsfirstIowanconvictedforkidnappingherownchild.RepresentativeGarySherzanfilesbilltoboostIowa'sminimumwagetofivedollarsoverthreeyears.Riverboatgamblingbillresurrected.DNRcallsfordoublinghuntingandfishinglicenses.andallowingoutofstatedeerandturkeyhunters.DepartmentofPublicSafetysaysone-thirdofmotoriststestedfordrunkdrivingalsohavedrugsintheirsystems.Billintroducedinsenatetoreinstatethedeathpenalty.150arrestedinabortionprotest.Iowaunemploymentrateroseto4.4%inDecember.Salesofexistingsingle-familyhomesinIowaroseby13%.
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