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.
Here' the letter I sent,
TO: Patsy Harris Program Manager KPRC Houston
FROM: Sam Brownstone
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.