Saturday, July 30, 2005

KARK Sports Anchor on the Move


Rick Iler will not be the only former KARK staffer to go to work in Phoenix. TV Spy is reporting KARK Weekend Sports Anchor Joe Pequeno is moving to Phoenix to report and anchor sports for KPNX. Iler left KARK for a job at KPHO.

45 Comments:

At 10:43 PM, July 30, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe you are a great guy. I wish you the best. Too KARK could not get rid of Mark Rushing and let you be the full time anchor. Did anyone see Bo Mattingly on KARK tonight doing a report from Jacksonville, Florida? I hope he does not become a part of the KARK team.

 
At 11:04 PM, July 30, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get used to it Little Rock. KNWA and KARK are full-fledged partners. Bo Mattingly and Mike Olmestead are going to be doing a lot of duel reports for both markets.

 
At 11:10 PM, July 30, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to Beau McCastlain?

 
At 11:23 PM, July 30, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could you take Mark Edward from THV with you?
And what about Eric Sullivan?
and maybe Holgate from FOX?

 
At 12:50 PM, July 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is too bad that we are losing Joe. He is a great sports anchor and he seems to have what it takes to go even higher. Good luck in Phoenix.

 
At 3:45 PM, July 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe Pequeno is a tremendous talent and he deserves to be in a market that has multiple major league sports. And he also deserves better station ownership than Nexstar. Good luck to him and his family.

 
At 8:38 PM, July 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see the door still revolves at KARK... does anyone stick around?

 
At 9:25 PM, July 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe Pequeno is a class act. He puts his heart into everything he does. Joe is a talented high energy sports guy who has the awards to back it ups. He's not just a great sports man- he's a great husband and father. I'm proud to call him my friend and proud of his success. He'll be missed in the KARK newsroom.
Best of Luck!!

 
At 10:50 PM, July 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enough about Joe,Now could someone please tell Becky how HOT I am!
I think my fake giggle when I try to ad-lib is really getting to her.

WN.

 
At 8:05 AM, August 01, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank goodness Joe is gone... what a joke. He was all flash and no substance. Did you see his LAST show here... using a Michael Jackson photo and a Jennifer Lopez photo sandwiched in with his sports stuff? What an idiot ... that's junior high stuff.

 
At 8:40 AM, August 01, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of gone... is Alice Stewart engaged???

She was wearing a major ring on that finger Sunday night.

 
At 10:25 AM, August 01, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

His farewall speech on Sunday night was OVER DONE. He is a sub par sports guy with an above average ego. He was only here 2 1/2 years and he gave a goodbye like he was here for thirty.

 
At 11:22 AM, August 01, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You would think it was Paul Eells retirement or something. By the end of the week everyone in Arkansas will have forgotten Joe. He wasn't that good.

 
At 11:46 AM, August 01, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A question for Joe....

How many bags do you take on an ego trip?

 
At 2:02 PM, August 01, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank GOD he's gone. No more of that annoying, KARK 4 Sports, "In Your Future" line he would use to tease sports. Awful, just awful.

 
At 2:11 PM, August 01, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"By the end of the week everyone in Arkansas will have forgotten Joe."

Forgot him? Who is this guy? I've never even seen him.

 
At 2:29 PM, August 01, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe was all about Joe... I assume he's following Rick to Phoenix?

 
At 2:39 PM, August 01, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rick is going to the CBS affiliate. Joe is going to the NBC affiliate.

 
At 3:22 PM, August 01, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So now who does Alice get to work with on weekends? Maybe we could get Ernie and his exciting brand of journalism to do sports ????

 
At 3:52 PM, August 01, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will they replace Joe? No help wanted ad on the internet? Maybe Joe knows more than we do about the restructuring of the sports department.

 
At 3:54 PM, August 01, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey wait... I know what they're doing!

Alice and Tracy are already the oldest female duo in the market... by far. So now they're probably going to bring a mid-40s sports reporter in to go after that older viewers ?

 
At 8:24 PM, August 01, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are so right. Mark will hurt anyone that gets in his way. He will lie, cheat, and destroy someone to get or keep a job.

 
At 12:22 AM, August 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hey wait... I know what they're doing!

Alice and Tracy are already the oldest female duo in the market... by far. So now they're probably going to bring a mid-40s sports reporter in to go after that older viewers ?"



Yeah, experienced, knowledgeable people suck. Let’s have more novice know-it-alls like Vittert!

 
At 1:38 AM, August 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to let it be known it's a reporter/producer position. Sure some anchoring is involved, but KPNX doesn't have a full-time sports porducer and is trying to fill 2 jobs with one person. And they expect this person to shoot (in market 15) Mark Casey is a joy to work for!

 
At 8:09 AM, August 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the poster two up:

Experience, knowledge and skill are wonderful.... in radio! For television, we want hotties! It's sad but it's true.

 
At 9:53 AM, August 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe is gone!

The means viewer happiness is IN YOUR FUTURE !

 
At 10:22 AM, August 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe should be the one staying. He would be a great sports director.

Mark Rushing is terrible as a sportscaster and sports director.

KARK made a big mistake when they stabbed Carlton Wing in the back.

 
At 10:28 AM, August 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that Mark is awful... very boring. He just runs clips of national sports highlights and doesn't even read very well. The main reason people watch KARK is because of Jancey.

 
At 2:35 PM, August 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark and Joe didn't get along, did they ?

 
At 2:47 PM, August 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The main reason people watch KARK is because of Jancey. ?

All three of them.

 
At 3:33 PM, August 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All three of them.... what ?

 
At 3:36 PM, August 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

JOE'S SPORTS CALL: The pimp-daddy took the pigskin for an outta sight flight... and it floated and flickered to his homeboy... prancing pretty all alone... for the sweet seven... dumping the D into the doghouse!

INTERPRETATION: The quarterback threw a touchdown.

 
At 7:52 AM, August 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the above poster: That's is so on target. Classic!

 
At 9:15 AM, August 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish they would replace Mark. He is just terrible. He tries to get the station to hire subpar talent to make him look better but he was mistaken with Joe. Joe has gained a huge fan base and it began to scare Mark so he did what he could to send Joe packing.

 
At 9:44 AM, August 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe gained a huge following? I don't think so... unless you're talking about the "junior high school" demographic.

Mark is weak, I agree, but so was Joe.

The guy who did sports Tuesday night was good! Who is he ?

 
At 11:12 AM, August 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The post two up... Joe wrote that, right?

 
At 4:33 PM, August 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I guess the folk in the ARK don't like their sports outside the box.

 
At 5:09 PM, August 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Outside the box is fine... but in the playpen isn't.

 
At 10:44 PM, August 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe made sports fun. Mark is just terrible.

 
At 6:41 AM, August 04, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I guess the folk in the ARK don't like their sports outside the box.

Being a cheap hybrid rip-off of Van Earl Wright and Sportscenter does not make one out of the box. Craig Oneal is out of the box (like him or not) his sportscast is different. While I find Craig rather annoying and his gags all self centered I will admit he's got an audience by being different.

 
At 12:31 AM, May 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, Please take Joe back Arkansas. He sucks so bad I had to google his name to see if others felt my pain.

 
At 10:25 AM, June 10, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe's a great father and husband? Are you kidding me? The guy's a workaholic. If you averaged his time spent at work he probably makes $4.25 an hour. All I ever heard was how his kid got in the way of working out at the gym and how he never had time for himself. That's part of being a parent you moron, you sacrifice yourself to nuture your child!!! He also talked down to his wife so often that I can't believe she's still with him. Oh and another thing, I hope you've ditched the combover since moving to Phoenix. That thing is the worst I've ever seen!!!!!

 
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