02 June 2010

Jason Kadah Fired from KREM 2

Friday, news director Noah Cooper fired KREM 2 News First Edition and KREM 2 News at Noon meteorologist Jason Kadah. Jason had one year left on a 3 year contract. Jason came to Spokane and KREM from Little Rock Arkansas station KARK. 

When will the bloodshed stop at the deuce. How many talented people can Mr. Cooper drive away before BELO steps in? Many say Kadah was the best, if only reason to watch KREM 2 in the morning. During the February book KREM was in last place in the AM. Now there is no reason to watch KREM 2 News First Edition. Jason's bio is gone from KREM.com and his job is posted on the employment page.

58 comments:

  1. My goodness! I had no idea why I was not seeing Jason on AM channel 2! Yikes...do I now have to go back to channel 4 or 6 to get an inconcise weather forecast? This is BULL. Where is Jason now. Is there a chance another Spokane channel will pick him up? Please clue us in!

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  2. KREM has lost me as a viewer with this incident. It was tough when Nadine was booted out. This Jason Kadah firing is it for me, I'm gone from 2 and even Tom Sherry cannot save me. What the hHell are they thinking??

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  3. We cannot stand to watch Krem 2 in the a.m. and only watched because of Jason Kadah and his fun weather report. We are so sorry to see him go. Can't tolerate Laura Pappetti and Sten. Love Grace - hopefully she will move to greener pastures. Back to George on Channel 6.

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  4. I watched and learned to love Krem 2 for my morning and evening news because of Jason Kadah in the morning. Shame. Going to watch KXLY now

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  5. BELO just keeps letting this idot chase the good people away! I hope Jason gets a job at channel 4 0r 6 because that the channels I,m watching from now on!

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  6. KREM2 had lost me, Jason Kadah was like a breath of fresh air on channel 2, He sparked up Stem and Laura to even laugh now and then. I won't be watching channel 2 morning news without funny man Jason, Grace looks good,but as I wrote to her she prattles on so fast you loose interest, Speak clearly girl.

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  7. I got up early just to watch jason on Krem2 , now i will just go to NOAA.gov it has more personality than jasons replacement and i don't fall back asleep while reading it.

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  8. Hello, Shawn.

    What generally happens with a year left on a contract, as in Kadah's example? Is it negotiated up/down/away? Also, do you know WHY they canned Jason? He was a quirky guy and likeable. Regards.

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  9. Frankly Laura should have been the one to go. From the day she came back she was constantly shooting dirty looks at Jason and on more than one occasion she cut him off when he was talking. How many people caught that? I have no use for KREM and haven't for sometime however they have us over a barrel if you want your news fix at 10:00 on 22. KHQ and KAYU just don't have it figured out yet. Maybe KXLY should start doing a 10:00 on 4.2

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  10. I loved watching Jason. He made the weather and my morning's fun! Well no reason to continue watching KREM2, waiting for Jason to appear. Farwell KREM...you've lost yet another viewer!!!!

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  11. This is the final straw with KREM. After seeing what they did to Nadine and then Darel Romeyn and now Jason, buh-bye. We had contemplated who to watch when Nadine arrived at 4 in the morning, KREM made our decision that much easier. I don't know what fools are sailing that ship but they sure as heck don't have me, my associates at work, or my friends as passengers anymore. I agree that Jason's accurate yet entertaining weather forecasts were the only reason to watch that morning news cast.

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  12. I knew immediately, that something was wrong a few days after I identified that Jason had been gone more than a few days. I emailed KREM 2, who within minutes promptly replied that , that Jason was pursuing alternative opportunities.
    Jason WAS my morning.. My whole office loved him, and everybody turned to me to find out just what the deal was......... I trust me I have... Heres to you Shawn!!! You are awesome!!! I am passionate about confronted this situation in every way possible.
    I had had already switched stations for similar reasons in the past. One morning,
    I saw Jason's weather. I loved this guy!!! Not only was he obviously genuine, but a had great sense of humor.. He was very seasoned, KNOWING, no just reporting the weather. My whole family just loved him.. I can't begin to start. More people than I ever imagined, has helped me ban together for Jason. I am so appreciative of your BLOG. I feel so many has had it with KREM 2. I do feel that Jason IS worth sending a strong firm message to KREM 2 and BELO!!!!
    I travel around Washington, Idaho and Oregon. It was been so nice to see just how many agree this issue. KREM 2. This will not go away...
    I look forward to seeing Jason back doing weather here in Spokane as soon as possible.

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  13. Wow, not much choice for News in the a.m. in the good ol backwoods of Spokane. KREM's Laura and Sten are better than the others, but Jason brought some laughs for the morning. The channel 4 cast is clueless, and KHQ, well...no thanks. Who the hell is Noah Cooper? Grace Pena is great as an outside reporter, but doesn't have the sense of humor of Jason, and Danielle is a goof. My vote is to get rid of Cooper

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  14. I liked Jason. At first thought he was a bit of a dufus - then realized that he was a huge dufus and that I enjoyed his broadcasts! Whoever this new chick is she sucks. Leave it to KREM to go for the Barbie stereo-type over a man who was sincere, funny and actually knew what he was doing. Sorry Krem, you just lost me as a viewer.
    Jason, where ever you are just know that you had a pretty loyal fan base who doesn't think much of their letting you go. Good luck in future endeavors.

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  15. bye bye KREM. I hope Jason lands on his feet and this will bring better things for him as it sounds as if this decision has only hurt krem's rankings. Channel 2 is now the news cast you can sleep through!!!

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  16. KREM needs to can some management- they are running the station into the ground- Jason Kadah gave some life to the am broadcast. He will go on to bigger and better things.

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  17. wow!!! just found out-Jason Kadah was so good at his job,buy they fired the wrong person-Laura Pappetti can not even speak proper,the words never come out right-so sad so sad-Nadine Woodward was let go to,so its about the money and the leadership of KREM 2

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  18. Jason Kadah did a great job! That was a stupid thing to let him go. Jason Kadah was funny! I am sure he brought up the ratings. Now Krem 2 is boring in the morning! There is no one there now that is professional or interesting! Now I will have to watch another channel.

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  19. WOW, I have watched KREM 2 in the mornings for years...but really enjoyed watching after they hired Jason Kadah, such a great personality! Really, nothing better than a fun light hearted laugh while you are getting ready for work in the morning. I will no longer watch KREM 2 news! Best wishes to Jason and his family! Hopefully we will see him soon...

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  20. Lets be honest, Grace does a fantastic job in reporting and the weather. If anyone should have been let go it is Laura Pappetti and her giant coffee mug. I am really, do you need that big of a mug on TV.

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  21. I've really enjoyed Sten. Laura really needs to go. I can take or leave Jason. Wasn't bad, wasn't great. Grace is better as an outside reporter than inside doing the weather. I really thought Daryl Romeyn did a fantastic job. Clearly, KREM mgmt is in turmoil.

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  22. Too bad, the only reason I watched KREM was for Jason and the accuracy in reporting. Left KXLY for huge fabrication of stories, guess I am left with KHQ or FOX... This town needs a new station. Laura needs to lose the eyeliner and the lipliner - looks like a made up chinese doll, Sten is not too bad though. Love Grace, but not as the weather girl.

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  23. Well, here is another spokane family that will be watching another station.....stupid krem2, first Janelle in the morning and now Jason....I love Grace, but not as the weather person....grrrr. Jason makes you laugh, I pray another station in spokane picks him up!

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  24. Jason was thier best weather guy. KREM is so bad I do not even watch them. Grace is an amateur.

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  25. Who is the idiot in charge of hiring there at krem2? Are they seriously thinking that Grace is better than Jason? The person who made that decision is the one that needs to be canned. With Jason, I'd not only get a reliable daily and extended forecast, but I'd get a laugh too. What scares me is something big like wildfire, thunderstorms, or big snow, and my only choices for information in the morning will be George, Mark, or Grace? No way- Off to weather.com I go. The decision makers at krem2 are absolute fools.

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  26. Spokane viewers obviously liked Jason Kadah.
    Maybe it's Noah that needs to go! He's made some poor decisions. First Nadine, now Jason.
    But I guess it's all about the money. But remember, you get what you pay for! They will both be better off without KREM2. It is KREM2 that will suffer!

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  27. The only way I could watch KREM 2 was if Jason was there to balance out the horrible reporting that was Grace. Now that Jason is gone and Grace is doing the weather...egads! It's painful! I don't watch any more...not in the morning, not at noon and not in the evening!

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  28. My God, it's like watching the grass grow without Kadah there...what is in the water cooler over at KREM? If you are going to repeat the same four or five stories for two hours every morning, you better at least find a way to be entertaining. This current bunch is, in a word, boring. That station manager needs to be run out (although it would not surprise me to find out that his marching orders come from on high at BELO who worry about nothing but the bottom line)

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  29. Miss Jason at noon Grace does not cut it for me bye keen

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  30. Sorry to see Jason Kadah go. He was a very funny guy and my husband and I enjoyed his morning weather report. He made the morning for us.
    We are so bummed by his dismissal. Who's next?

    Figure it out guys! Ticked off in CDA.

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  31. What the Heck happend?? We wondered why we had'nt seen Jason at noon, I mean not even a word to explain, thats just a crappy way to treat your viewers or former viewers as the case maybe for some of us. Why don't they, meaning the BELO people let this Mr. Cooper go and we don't even need an explanation.
    Upset in Loon Lake

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  32. I don't know why Jason was fired but maybe someone showld fire Cooper or cancel Krem 2 news. Jason made my day. Just loved his sence of humor. Someone should start a petition to get him back. Jason wherever your are we miss you.Krem 2 lost another viewer.

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  33. Goodbye Krem - Cooper needs to get in touch with the market. The two that remain in the a.m. should have been let go - they are awful. Jason was totally entertaining and a great way to face the morning. Maybe Bello should fire Cooper before his contract is up!!!

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  34. So sick of krem. I hope the management at krem reads this. U guys are ridiculous. Kadah was awesome. I've always watched KXLY and usually watch krem at noon. Now, I won't even do that. BELO needs to fire the guy running krem

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  35. Wow! This whole time I was hoping that Jason was just on a really long vacation. People always seem to just disappear from KREM. I still miss Janelle, and was hoping Laura was just a temporary replacement. I don't much care for Laura. Sten is alright. Grace is fun to look at, but that's about it. But Jason was great! Funny, witty, corny and just a blast. Could make you forget and not even care about the innaccurate forecasts. Can't stand Tom Sherry and won't go to KHQ because I refuse to support anything owned by the Cowles. KXLY is sooooo boring.

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  36. Former KREM watcher in PullmanJuly 30, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    I am not a blogger at all - however - I cannot keep quiet about this! I am appalled that KREM would get rid of Jason Kadah - he was the best part of KREM by a longshot! I too was hoping and praying that he was simply on a very long vacation and today is the first time I finally checked on the situation. Now I don't know what channel I will tune into every morning...certainly not KREM...not after this bonehead decision on their part to get rid of the best thing that happened to them...anyway...I could rant all day...but you get the idea....AARRRGGHHH!!!!

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  37. Has any one noticed Spokane weatherman Jason Kadah has no longer been on in the mornings to bless us with his humorous presentation of the morning weather? Well there is a reason ~ the network he was employed with did not appreciate his humor and terminated him! If you would like to see what you can do to help keep Jason Kadah in the Spokane area there is a Facebook site that you may want to pay a visit to: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001226821460


    Thank You, lets see if we can bring some humor back into our morning news!

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  38. I actually loved the whole team in the morning. So relaxed and fun. However, the only reason I started watching news in the am was because of Jason. He was so much fun. I so hope he gets to stay in Spokane and will watch any channel he lands on, regardless of the others or the broadcast itself. It's all about the Jason! :)

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  39. We just found out that Jason Kadah was fired by Krem 2. Bad decision. We enjoyed his humor, and weather reporting. We will miss him. Been wondering where he went. What is going on with all the firings around here. Hope to see Jason stay here locally, and we will go to that channel.

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  40. One of the MANY things I loved about watching Jason in the mornings was how entertaining he was. Even my kids (8, 5, & 2) would watch his weather reports...how many Meterologists can say they have children in their viewing audience??

    KREM royally messed this one up, quite possibly beyond repair....Tom Sherry is the only other person at KREM worthwhile of my viewership, but even HE cant save this sinking ship.

    I'd apologize for moving my family's news viewing elsewhere, but I refuse to say "I'm sorry" when this level of "fat cat/wallet padding" stupidity is involved.

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  41. Yeah i agree krem2 has lost me as a viewer i did not like jason at first but he really grows on you!!! wow you guys really screwed up this time

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  43. This just in.... Management at KREM has no clue what the heck they're doing. They fire people who bring viewers, and keep snoozer/losers who only inspire people to exercise their remote controls! Way to go KREM... y'all are a bunch of damned idiots over there. Well maybe not THE biggest idiot in local news, that spot has been reserved for Stephanie Vigil for quite sometime now.

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  44. I was wondering what happened to him. I can't stand Laura, half the time she is a mess. She looks like a train wreck. And chewing her snacks and drinking her coffee, come on!

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  45. Bub-By KREM Why didn't you dump Laura Pappetti?
    You"ve FIRED two of the best! Tom Sherry is your only good guy left. Tom should dump Krem!
    I'm joining KXLY where Nadine shines, She's a pro. Good luck Jason where ever you are, We Miss You!

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  46. I thought Jason was pretty funny on in the mornings. I honestly think that Grace should have been the morning/noon anchor because she thinks Jason is funny, along with Sten. Laura and Kristen gave Jason dirty looks when he brings up jokes. I think that KREM needs to fire Noah and the voice over gal on the commericals. I can't understand what she is saying when the advertisement comes up.

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  47. I don't watch Channel 2 in the morning either. I really liked watching Jason, he made me laugh. I looked forward to him every morning. I now watch channel 4. I like Nadine Woodward, and especially Mike G.:) KREM 2 has an idiot managing that station, to let such good people go. Now they have some young morans that get on my nerves. I am done!!!!

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  48. I no longer watch KREM 2 news at AT ALL, in fact. They fired Jason, then we were left with Sten who is OK and the wicked Laura?, Kristen? (I really didn't bother to learn their names) who would dart death looks at Jason every time he introduced some humor into the broadcast.
    Really it's the moronic management who neeeds to go given the stupid decisions regaring personel.I feel sorry for Grace, they should hack the wicked witches and put her in an anchor poition but no...........just watch Grace will go down the road as well.

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  49. I miss the fun back and forth exchanges between Laura and Jason.They had great chemistry together.Grace is not good.She rambles like a train wreck.I wish she would stand there in a bikini and not say anything.

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  50. LAURA IS GREAT....BRING BACK JASON AND DITCH GRACE.SHE IS A WRECK.THIS MORNING SHE RAMBLED ON ABOUT HER CAR INSTEAD OF DOING THE WEATHER.THE MOST ANOYING WOMAN IN LOCAL NEWS BY FAR.

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  51. KREM, ALL I CAN SAY, YOU MADE A WRONG CALL WHEN YOU LET JASON KADAH GO! SO, WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS MAN UP, EAT CROW, AND GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES AND BEG JASON, YES, BEG, HIM TO COME BACK. YOU ARE LOSING VIEWERS, REPUTATION, AND MUCH MORE BY "DECISIONS" THAT ARE MADE FOR REASONS UNKNOWN TO ALL. FACE IT..YOU SCREWED UP!

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  52. I too have stopped watching Krem2. Why would they do that? Are there not share holders that have to be answered to? Who is this Noah guy? Who ever he is he's a dumb a..Channel 6 is full of redneck dorks, but channel 4 is starting to grow on me so I guess I'll stay there for now. Has anyone heard what Jason is up to?

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  53. I stopped watching Krem 2 last summer after Jason was let go...Laura P. should have been the one to go...her vernacular is horrible for a news reporter...gone to KHQ where at least the reporters are professional.

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  54. I used to watch Jason and then we moved...to Phoenix...where...he showed up recently.
    We are glad to have him. Welcome Jason.

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  55. I looked for Jason when he had been gone longer than a week. I knew something was up when Laura started wearing makeup and brushing her hair. I still didn't know the story until today I googled him again. Very sorry to see him go. And yes like a few others, I noticed the dirty looks from Laura, Sten usually laughed along. Bad Bad move Krem, I am gone also.

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  56. Well, last week while vacationing in Phoenix, a familiar face popped up on the screen . . . Jason Kadah. Wow. I believe it may have been Channel 10 KPHO, but it was a treat to see him again, he did, however, seem more subdued than on his KREM days. Also saw x-Spokane personalities in Phoenix tv, Todd Horton, Jared Dillingham among others. Spokane's loss. Sad

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  57. What the Hell is wrong with you people. Jason is sorely missed and will be for as long as there is weather to report. Duh! Grace is a cutie but Jason was a guy with a great sense of humor...........So I vote to find him and GET HIM TO COME BACK. Why would he do that you ask? Well I don't know why............But shame on all of you.!

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  58. In our house, most mornings bring a joke about "The Princess" doing the weather now that Jason's gone. We're just waiting for her to disappear suddenly, hopefully sooner rather than later. Krem screwed up getting rid of Jason.

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