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Jan. 22, 2008 at 10:53am

KOMO 1000 Cuts Off Tacoma Blogger

Jen of TacomaMama.com was slated to be on KOMO 1000 radio this morning. She was slated to talk about how her site is working to paint a more positive image of Tacoma prompted partially because of the Foss High shooting last year.

Did KOMO violate one of some secret policy or something because just as Jen was letting the interviewer know that it wasn't just the Foss shooting but also friends that didn't know anything positive about Tacoma from local media a commercial for Sinbad at the EQC just cut in. About 5 commercials came after and no sign of Jen.

Was this an isolated problem with the online audio stream or did she truly get cut off? We've seen this sort of thing before. Thank goodness for local blogs otherwise no one would know anything positive about the City of Destiny.

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by intacoma on 1/22/2008 @ 10:59am
Thanks Komo1000

by KevinFreitas on 1/22/2008 @ 11:04am
Just sent KOMO an email asking for an explanation. We'll see if they come back with anything. Even if they have more commercials or something to help pay for web streaming you think they'd air either none or all of a given segment -- not interrupt it.

by jenyum on 1/22/2008 @ 11:11am
That's kinda not cool.

I hope it at least came through to people listening on the radio.

by KevinFreitas on 1/22/2008 @ 11:13am
Seriously. You sounded great what little we heard of you.

by Erik on 1/22/2008 @ 11:16am
Did KOMO violate one of some secret policy or something because just as Jen was letting the interviewer know that it wasn't just the Foss shooting but also friends that didn't know anything positive about Tacoma from local media a commercial for Sinbad at the EQC just cut in. About 5 commercials came after and no sign of Jen.

A typical South 5 move from Seattle. Tacoma serves little more than a crime blotter news feed for them. Also, she dared to step into the role of media analysis.

by jenyum on 1/22/2008 @ 11:18am
I called and asked what happened. They said it was a technical problem and it did go out on the air, at least :(

by KevinFreitas on 1/22/2008 @ 11:21am
Boo. They should send you a complimentary copy of the interview for you to post.

by Erik on 1/22/2008 @ 11:50am
I called and asked what happened. They said it was a technical problem and it did go out on the air, at least

Of course. It could not have been anything else. Reminds me of movie scenes where someone who is talking on a cell phone says "your breaking up, I can't hear you...."

by AP on 1/22/2008 @ 11:51am
Agreed. I had no idea this was going to be on and would love to hear it. I assume the Feed will keep a close watch on developments to this story.

by jenyum on 1/22/2008 @ 12:37pm
I should probably mention that all this attention seems to have come from a small post on Citizen Rain this morning.


by KevinFreitas on 1/22/2008 @ 12:46pm
That's awesome. We should send press releases out to Seattle media re: the Tacoma blog community. There's plenty of experts among us they could surely tap on various issues that would be happy to participate.

by Erik on 1/22/2008 @ 1:18pm
That's awesome. We should send press releases out to Seattle media re: the Tacoma blog community.

Good idea Kevin.

However, please remember that most of the Seattle media has outsourced their PR operations to:

Chamber Address
Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce
1301 Fifth Ave.
Suite 2500
Seattle, WA 98101-2611

Tel: (206) 389-7200
Fax: (206) 389-7288


Here is some additional information from their
Key Issues and Reports

The Chamber also plays a supportive and monitoring role on issues essential to our economic competitiveness...

Advance the business perspective on public policy issues that foster a supportive environment for a competitive economy at the city, regional and state levels.


I am sure they can clear up any questions you might have.

by Ann on 1/22/2008 @ 1:59pm
Hey, Jenyum, loved your response on Citizen Rain.

by jenyum on 1/22/2008 @ 3:54pm
Thanks, I couldn't help being a little snarky.

by jenyum on 1/23/2008 @ 10:58am
I have the audio! I put it up here.

by cassioposa on 1/23/2008 @ 11:10am
Yay! Glad I got to hear the whole thing, finally. Very nice job, Jen!

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