Monday, September 22, 2014

7 Is The One in July 2014

Better late than never huh?  The numbers from the July Nielson Ratings book are in.  Arkansas has all the numbers and analysis for your viewing pleasure.   The numbers show KATV swept all but one of the news broadcasts for the month of July. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

KATV Hires New Weekend Sports Guy

Well KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock seems to have found its new weekend sports anchor.  Kyle Deckelbaum from WKBT/Channel 8/La Crosse, WI is joing the Channel 7 crew.  Kyle is a Washington DC native.Kyle posted his departure from WKBT on its sports face book page.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

KATV Weekend Sports Anchor Says Goodbye

KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock weekend sports anchor Robert Burton signed off Sunday night.Burton is moving to Washington DC 's WJLA.   Burton had been  at channel 7 since 2011.  

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

KTAL Texarkana Newsroom Evacuated...

This from the tip box:

KTAL TV Texarkana newsroom evacuated today after suspicious substance/device found inside.

I wasn't even aware had a live living newsroom in Texarkana anymore.  I know they have their call letters and logo on the outside of a building on Summerhill Road.  I thought when they pulled out of Central Mall that was it for a studio/newsroom in Texarkana.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Long Time NWA Anchor Leaving

KNWA has announced long time anchor Neile Jones is leaving the station.

The announcement states Jones will be moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma to be closer to her family. Jones joined KNWA in 1997. You'll find the entire announcement HERE

More Raycom Crap

I wonder why Raycom doesn't tell its viewers the full story as they seem to want to continue to dawg Direct TV.  I would think they would be thanking Direct TV and paying them as without Direct TV the station's wouldn't have many viewers as it has.  Take a gander at what WMBF..yes a Raycom station posted about Direct TV. 

Raycom Media is a company built on local news. As journalists we pride ourselves on sticking to The Facts as opposed to the conjecture and opinion DIRECTV is sending to customers and Washington.

Here are the facts:
  • DirecTV earned $2.3 BILLION dollars in 2013, and their profits were up 14%, yet they profess to be "fighting to hold costs down for their subscribers."
  • DIRECTV has removed stations from its lineup at least 12 times in the last 3 years as a negotiating and political tactic, including another broadcaster, just last week.
  • Since our last agreement with DIRECTV, Raycom Media has successfully negotiated more than 200 agreements without disruption to our viewers. That's a 99% success rate.
  • In the history of our company only 3 providers have removed our stations from their system-DIRECTV being one of them.
  • Raycom Media looks forward to working with DIRECTV to turn our agreement in principle into a final, fully-binding document. We fully support the terms both parties agreed to Sunday and hope DIRECTV will too.
 Local TV isn't worth paying for.  They preach you will miss your news, weather and sports...really!?!?  The internet is available 24/7 with all that information.  Maybe stations can take those pennies they get from the sat and cable companies and get some reporters/anchors worth watching.  Direct TV and the others should hold out longer..long enough to hurt the station's ratings. Then see whose pocket book it really works. You lose viewers by being greedy you will soon suffer. 

Channel 7 Promotions Director Leaving

KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock promotion manager Rob Thomas is leaving Arkansas.  A post on Well Dunn Talent's blog confirms his move.  The blog says he will be heading to Louisville, KY and working at Raycom NBC affiliate WAVE-TV.  Thomas had been with Channel 7 for 6 years.