Moving day to the new building on the Radford lot in Studio City is still two whole calendar seasons — and at least one sweeps period — away for staffers at Channels 2 and 9. Nonetheless, news director and worrier-in-chief Nancy Bauer Gonzales is worried that journalists, being the disorganized packrats they are, won't be ready. She has a way with memos, doesn't she? That way is direct and not especially collegial. Oh wait, isn't KCBS where the news writers and producers have been working without a contract since April of last year?
From: Bauer, Nancy
Sent: Wed 8/2/2006 5:35 PM
To: @KCBSTV Staff; @KCAL TV All Staff
Subject: FOR NEWSROOM EMPLOYEES ONLY.. OTHERWISE DELETE
Re: THE MOVE TO STUDIO CITY
As you can see from the monitor in the newsroom, the Studio City Broadcast Center is coming along nicely. We are still on schedule to move next Spring, which means you need to begin to clean out now. Please take a walk by my office in the next few days. I have clearly marked a set of drawers that are sitting by my monitor bank. This is the only storage/drawer space you will have in the new building. There are no other filing cabinets or storage. You need to begin to clean out what you have now so that when moving day arrives, you can pack up and go quickly. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO CLEAN OUT... BEGIN NOW. Dumpsters will be arriving shortly so that you can easily clean your desk and area. For those of you who have videotapes, more information will be coming shortly, but you should begin to clean those out now also.
Meanwhile, the buyer of historic Columbia Square in Hollywood plans to redevelop the building after the CBS-owned TV stations and KNX News Radio leave. [Wait: KNX already left!] Las Vegas-based Molasky Pacific LLC paid $66 million and wants to rent the studios to entertainment firms and add some residential units.
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