Morning co-anchor J Bates is no longer on KBOI Channel 2

KBOI Channel 2 morning co-anchor J Bates is no longer with the station, according to KBOI general manager Don Pratt.

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Bates, previously a sports director at KBOI, co-hosted ”KBOI 2 News This Morning” with Stephanie Smith and meteorologist Adam Behrman — including this morning's show.

Pratt declined to elaborate on Bates’ departure or to speculate on whether he would be replaced. In the immediate future, Pratt said, the morning show will be handled by Smith and Behrman.

Note: The Bates-related links were still live as I posted this. I wouldn't be surprised if KBOI removes them soon.

Update: Yep. Links now broken. Also, I originally retrieved the name of KBOI's morning show from KBOI's website. It was outdated and wrong. I replaced that with the current name, "KBOI 2 News This Morning."

He was also the executive

He was also the executive producer of the morning show. Too bad, I liked watching him.

Was There A Fight?

Was There A Fight?

Let's See

Probably voting no on Props 1,2, & 3

Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry and you run your mascara.

Sad

The fact that you, like the numerous other Statesman trolls who have nothing better to do than tack your sad political agency on to any and all stories, is pathetic. If you are so passionate about education reform, why not leave your comments there? It makes me feel as though you really have no leg to stand on in a legitimate forum of debate.

OMG Poppa, chill. It will all end in the morrow, THEN...

We can all die in peace, whether Jah or Mastercard loves us or not.

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Turnovers seem to be on the hush-hush at TV stations

What is it about the TV stations handling personnel turnover like it's something to be hidden from the viewers? I mean, we don't need to know any of the dirt behind it. Still, why is it the newspaper has to update viewers instead of the TV station?

Ch 12 pulled a similar move with Vin Crosby.

Notice that they don't have news anymore AND!

I believe he was SHARED.

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He was shared

for a while, but at the time he was dumped, KTRV was his only gig. He didn't show up back at KBOI for a year or so after.

I lose trrack of that in relation to when Dorval left.

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If you still print the same stuff everybody else gets from AP, Reuters and Yahoo! without subtantive local content beyond this, you are doomed to fail wanting money from me.

Bye J

I prefer KBOI-2 and used to watch early morning with Trina and Mike, the 5 and 10 o'clock news shows. When Trina moved and J Bates and Stephanie Smith took over I switched to KTVB soon after for the morning gig. Stephanie was just too silly for me and J Bates seemed to act as the front man for her.

I watched J and Steph all during my stay at St. Al's in July!

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J Bates and media

It would be nice if the Statesmum reported on its own changes as stubbornly as it reports on changes in the other media. The paper insists on transparency from everyone but itself.

J Bates = Class in local Media

J Bates is one of the good guys in the local media. Hope he can land on his feet locally.

J WAS the morning show and much better than the CW one.

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If you still print the same stuff everybody else gets from AP, Reuters and Yahoo! without subtantive local content beyond this, you are doomed to fail wanting money from me.