Good Night, and Good Luck

August 12, 2008

Flagstaff’s only live television news will go dark on Friday.

KNAZ-TV, will become a bureau office for KPNX-TV in Phoenix, a direct result of falling advertising revenue and increased costs.

A former colleague of mine, Mike Lamp, who worked at the station with me back in the mid 80’s asked, “How’d they last this long?”

Despite poor equipment and lousy pay, there always seemed to be an underdog feel amongst the staff in those days.   And that staff is one reason the station survived.

KNAZ-TV alumni from that era who have made a mark here in the Valley include:  Heidi Fogelsong, Kevin McCabe, Ron Merritt, Laurie Munn, Paul Austil, Ana Murietta, Sandy Lynch, Tim Hattrick, Dan Davis, Todd Ailts, Robert Davis and a bunch more.

Good night Channel 2.

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