Wednesday, June 15, 2005

KARK Scrapping Sports?

Is this just a rumor or does it hold water? ATN received this earlier today from an e-mailer: "Word on the street is that KARK dumped local sports. They will use a feed from Fayetteville to "cover" the Razorbacks."

This morning ATN e-mailed KARK's ND to get confirmation of this BUT has not gotten a response. SO maybe all the other eye's and ear's out there can shed more light on this.

UPDATE: 6:00pm CDT As KARK"s newscast came on I didn't see a sports anchor in the chair. AND I don't recall any sports during the 5pm newscast. But I was trying to eat supper so I could have missed it. We'll see in about 20 minutes if a sports segment is aired.

Update: 6:20pm EDT Sports is on. hmmmmmmmmmmmm....

7 Comments:

At 8:52 PM, June 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My guess is they dump sports at 5. Many stations have done that.

 
At 10:14 PM, June 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to that Beau guy on KARK? I haven't seen him doing any sports lately...

 
At 8:30 AM, June 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK has the weakest sports coverage in town, anyway.

 
At 9:03 AM, June 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who watches local news for sports? I want highlights I watch ESPN or Fox Sports. I really don't need local sports. It's a waste of time. The move away from sports is happening all over the country. If an event is big enough it's handled in the top of the show as news. Local sports is no longer relevant. Really if if local sports matter, how can you explain Craig O'Neil?

 
At 9:34 AM, June 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If local TV sports continue... it must be 100% local. No need to see pro sports when ESPN does it better. If there's an Arkansas connection, fine, but otherwise drop it.

 
At 10:44 AM, June 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK isn't scrapping sports. KARK's sportscasters are still employed... just on vacation. Jake Hatley is filling in. By the way KARK hasn't been doing sports at 5:00 for some time now. Sports at 5:00 is weak, nothing to report usually. I don't think 11 does sports at 5:00 either.

 
At 12:15 PM, June 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you want to get technical...11 doesn't do sports at 6 and 10 either.

 

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