Thursday, May 14, 2009

Classy Competition at KTXS

If a competitor of your business fell on bad you a distinct would be a good thing, right?

What if you could do something to help them out?
Would you?
Or would you capitalize on their misfortune?

At the 1964 winter Olympics, a British bobsled team in second place discovered a broken bolt on its sled. They didn't have another bolt. The competition should have been over. Instead, the Italian bobsled driver sitting in first place...who had already finished...removed a bolt from his sled and gave it to the British team. The British team won gold. When asked if he regretted the move, the Italian driver confidently said no. It was the right thing to do.
Obviously, Abilene television isn't on the scale of the Olympic Games. However, there's competition. It's business.

When the digital antenna shared by KTAB and KRBC went down late Wednesday, KTXS had a distinct advantage over their competition. Rather than capitalizing on our misfortune, they offered to help. Prior to Thursday's 6 p.m. newscast, KTXS began broadcasting KTAB via the station's digital tier on channel 12.3. The move also allowed Dish Network to receive KTAB's signal and send it out to satellite customers.

So why did they do it? They certainly didn't have to...I'm sure station management felt it was the right thing to do.

If they had another channel to give, I'm sure they would've put KRBC up as well.

I applaud their decision. You should too. I hope people recognize and appreciate the selfless decision made by KTXS management to help provide KTAB viewers with the programs they regularly enjoy.

To everyone who works for KTXS: take pride in your station and leadership. If the time ever comes, we look forward to returning the favor.

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