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Dirt Freak

Total posts: 284
posted July 01, 2001 09:26 PM  
The following is a note I sent to KPRC/NBC in Houston Texas. They are choosing to not air next weeks NASCAR race in favor of beauty contest.

If you live the KPRC viewing area PLEASE contact them at 713-222-2222 and let them know that are making a poor choice.

Even if you dont live in the Houston area please consider calling them and letting them know of there bad judgement so that the NBC affiliate in your area does not do the same thing to you.
Thanks Brownstone

Here' the letter I sent,

TO: Patsy Harris Program Manager KPRC Houston

FROM: Sam Brownstone

Mrs. Harris

I am outraged that I will be forced to watch a tape delay of a live nascar race because of your stations decision. This is a terrible and poorly managed decision on your and KPRC's part. NASCAR is the number one spectator sport in the USA and you are choosing to pull it for a beauty contest!

Needless to say I will also be contacting NBC to let them know of my outrage as well. The race on the 8th is the first race of the season to be picked up by NBC, is this the the kind of commitment I should expect to get for the rest of the races that KPRC is supposed to cover ?

FOX did an excellent job covering NASCAR and I expected the same if not better from KPRC and NBC, only to find out that right off the bat your are choosing to make the wrong choice.

I will also contact NASCAR and share with them my concern over the lack of commitment towards them. Additonally I will also forward my note to the Houston Chronicle sports desk.

If anything the beauty contest should have been switched to KNWS, from a buisness standpoint I find it completly nonsensicle, knowing that the nascar race will bring you far more veiwers than the beauty contest.

Sam Brownstone

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted July 03, 2001 09:25 PM  
I must agree with Brownstone, we are in bad shape in the Houston area.Channel 2 is making one of the worst mistakes in their history and we will all suffer. The only thing I can hope for on saturday night is that Ill be taking the money home at gator, and hopefully my motor!!

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 396
posted July 07, 2001 09:46 AM  
good letter !

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted July 09, 2001 09:10 PM  
Make sure you really do contact Nascar about that. They need to know it.

Contact them here...

Or by snail mail also:
1801 W. International Speed Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL, 32114
Phone is 904-947-6732

[This message has been edited by 97crew (edited July 09, 2001).]

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 219
posted July 09, 2001 11:13 PM  
I'll bet they are kicking themselves now!! What a race!!!!

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