Friday, May 20, 2005

Equity Throws Another 10 p.m. News Program In The Mix

Source: Arkansas Business.com Equity and KYPX, Doug Krile is on his way to becoming the hardest-working man in the TV news business.

Krile, who hosts a new talk-back news program on KWBF-TV, Channel 42, weekdays at 5:30 p.m., will be anchoring a full-fledged newscast at 10 p.m. beginning July 1 on KYPX. Equity Broadcasting, where Krile is also head of marketing and public relations, owns both stations.

“We’re very excited about this,” spokesman Neal Ardman said. “Unlike his 5:30 show, which is a little different from the mainstream news format, the 10 p.m. show will be more similar to what viewers expect out of a straightforward news format.”

Krile’s 5:30 p.m. news program on WB42 started going up against the big three networks’ news programs earlier this spring.

“He’ll be doing both the 5:30 show and the 10 p.m. show,” he said. “He enjoys what he does and since the two shows have different formats, it’ll keep things interesting for him and the people who enjoy getting their news from him.”

Ardman wouldn’t comment on whether other personalities have been hired yet for the newscast but did say, “we’ll be ready by July 1, I can promise you that much.”

And while we’re talking about KWBF, Ardman also said the hit shows “Sex and the City” and “South Park” will also soon be hitting syndication on the Equity-owned station.

4 Comments:

At 4:18 PM, May 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another show at 10? Nobody will watch, but, maybe the station will sell enough ads to make it worthwhile. Doug looks permanently tired already.

 
At 12:19 PM, May 22, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't tehy do this before and it lasted a few months... why again?

 
At 6:11 AM, May 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10pm is stupid. They should go after the 9pm crowd. Do a 9 - 9:30. All the local news in 30 minutes. I think they'll find an audience at 9 long before they find one at 10.

 
At 8:59 AM, May 25, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV still need to leaarn from THV and KARK and their news is getting better and better and KATV need to start at the top down and get rid of Dale Nickerson,Rusty Mizel and Randy Dixion and evan Pam Smith and they will have a good station and hey evan chip in and get melinda Male too!

 

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