Saturday, July 09, 2005

Local Stations Send Crews to Cover Hurricane Dennis

KTBS, Channel 3 has sent a crew to cover Hurricane Dennis. KTBS reporter Ed Walsh will be covering the hurricane as it makes its way towards the coast. KTBS is utilizing its " state-of-the-art Satellite earth station on wheels," Earthlink 3 to provide the updates of the storm. As for as I know, KTBS is the only Ark-La-Tex station with a crew in the potential path of the storm and filing reports LIVE. KTBS Meteorologists Jennifer Gray and Mark Rowlett were both on the air during the evening newscast with the latest on Hurricane Dennis.

UPDATE: 6:07pm CDT KATV, Channel 7 looks to have sent a crew into the path of the storm. Michelle Ruppe reported live from from one the areas that was being evacuated in preparation for Hurricane Dennis. And as far as I can tell KATV is the only Little Rock station with a crew in the storm's path. And did anyone else notice Michelle was sporting one of those new KATV t-shirts? They look pretty cool.

UPDATE: 10:15pm CDT KSLA, Channel 12 is using resources from its sister station WAFB, Channel 9 in Baton Rouge to cover Hurricane Dennis. One of WAFB's reporters provided a pretty long LIVE report during KSLA's weather segment. Meanwhile, KTAL, KARK and KTHV all used reports from their respective networks during their newscast.\

UPDATE: 07/10 5:05pm: KTBS's Ed Walsh filed a LIVE report from Pascagoula, Mississippi during the 5pm newscast. KATV's Michelle Ruppe filed a taped report during Channel 7's 5pm newscast. Seems as though KATV's crew is back at home now.


At 5:56 PM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7's crew was back in Little Rock before the storm ever made it ashore. They were actually down there to do a feature story on space camp. You know space camp.. made popular in the 1980's. Remember the movie?

At 6:47 AM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If only Rupp could have been accidently launched into space.

At 12:51 PM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Michelle Rupp and i think of her often and she is worth defending along with Beth Hunt and the rest ain't S*** and U go girl's i am in your cornner.

At 12:59 PM, July 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The above poster is the guy who thinks Beth and Michelle are his "little doves." He's funny.

At 2:39 PM, July 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

U funny 2 and this is to the above poster abovew and you are a real DOG.


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