stlgph
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The WN/Wright Articles Make It To STL/Sweeps Month

Tue May 17, 2005 2:02 pm

more interesting of the two--

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/bus...E2A3986257003001C961B?OpenDocument


a more basic--

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/bus...24776862570030032BD6D?OpenDocument


One thing I have noticed is that Southwest has been courting media outlets, especially television stations during this month...which is sweeps month. I work in television and while admittedly have no solid proof, I can legitimately theorize Southwest is trying to use sweeps month to get attention from tv stations, to in turn, provide momentum from the "general public" to encourage their Senators to support an appeal of the Wright Amendment.

With cities like St. Louis and Kansas City, American serves as the only nonstop carrier between these cities and Dallas/Ft. Worth because of the Wright Amendment.

Don't look for any in depth stories about this subject, though, as the release we have on this is basically sitting in the basket for a slow news day filler.
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777STL
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RE: The WN/Wright Articles Make It To STL/Sweeps Month

Tue May 17, 2005 2:50 pm

Hahaha, you just love posting all that dribble out of the Post don't you?
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RE: The WN/Wright Articles Make It To STL/Sweeps Month

Tue May 17, 2005 3:23 pm

anything to give p.r. to the post and to it's website. the more hits it gets, the more my stock goes up, and when Lee Enterprises buys out my stock...

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RE: The WN/Wright Articles Make It To STL/Sweeps Month

Tue May 17, 2005 3:36 pm

Quoting 777STL (Reply 1):
all that dribble

You dribble? I'd see a doctor about that.  Smile

Quoting STLGph (Thread starter):
I can legitimately theorize Southwest is trying to use sweeps month to get attention from tv stations

I wouldn't put it past them to start sending out one of those pre-packaged news stories that all you have to do is have a local anchor record a voice-over for it to put onto the air. Maybe they'll do that during the November sweeps, right when people are buying airline tickets for the holidays, and see the shockingly priced tickets to Texas.
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RE: The WN/Wright Articles Make It To STL/Sweeps Month

Tue May 17, 2005 3:41 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 3):
I wouldn't put it past them to start sending out one of those pre-packaged news stories that all you have to do is have a local anchor record a voice-over for it to put onto the air.

news anchors love stories like that.

it takes about 5 minutes to slap and stack together, and gives you 30 seconds of your 13 minute news cast, half of which is packaged material from the reporters. so much work for those anchors with a $400,000 a year job.
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