Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Who's Flying the Coop?

Who is leaving KATV? On its website, KATV has posted an opening for a news anchor. I wonder who has given their 2 weeks notice?

UPDATE: This from Medialine's Open Line: "Inside information says the job is not actually open. It was filled months ago and this post is only for EEO reasons. Go figure."

Isn't that against the law?

60 Comments:

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

I'm 99% sure that is the weekend met job recently vacated by Devon Lucie. Now, there's a huge screw-up that KATV needs to fix, fast.

 
At 12:38 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word on the street was they had filled the weekend met job. If Kate's contract is up in September, she may have told KATV she was not going to renew. Seems a little quick for Munoz to leave. She just got promoted, and surely they're not letting Inman go. Unless he's leaving on his own. It has to be either Kate or Scott. Either way it's not good news for KATV.

 
At 12:47 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still think it might be Devon's job

 
At 12:50 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They've already posted the weekend met's job desription and taken it down. THIS ONE just popped up Monday. Whoever it is, is getting the hell out of dodge before the titanic sinks!

 
At 1:03 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Devon's job has already been filled by a guy from Chattanooga.

 
At 1:08 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So who could it be ?

 
At 1:15 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV isn't sinking. If someone is leaving, it's likely for a bigger market.

 
At 1:25 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard it hear first, no one is leaving. Just wait. No one is leaving and no one is coming in.

 
At 1:26 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that's true... why are they advertising for a news anchor? Maybe they are changing duties around there? Promoting someone and demoting someone else ?

 
At 1:36 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they're going to hire someone within to co-anchor with Pam on the weekend?

 
At 1:42 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two anchor on the weekend? That doesn't make sense. We don't have any idea what's going on at KATV

 
At 2:12 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one is leaving.

 
At 2:14 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then who is getting promoted... and who is getting demoted? The above poster seems to know something.

 
At 2:21 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too, cheap to get an extra anchor for the weekend. Just look at the weekend morning show. They're paying their own staff to work 6 days instead of hiring another body to fill the void.

 
At 2:24 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wait, nothing is happenning.

 
At 2:27 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check Medialine.

 
At 2:33 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not a member of Medialine.... just say it !

 
At 2:43 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if they're posting this opening in Canada?

 
At 2:43 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you post a job that isn't open??? What a waste of time!

 
At 2:44 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that some sort of clue ?

 
At 2:52 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any guesses ?

 
At 3:17 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So KATV filled the job without advertising it.... so now they're advertising it ?

 
At 3:33 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Legally they have to post it, right?

 
At 3:36 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Legally, they have to accept applications and have an HONEST search for the job.

 
At 3:44 PM, July 19, 2005, Blogger DCG said...

I bet every company does it. The radio station where I used to work secretly took applications for my replacement, hired someone THEN advertised for the job. All before I was gone.

 
At 3:51 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And you wonder why stations hire losers so often? Because they don't take a look around to see who is really best. They hire friends, or even worse, girlfriends.

 
At 4:12 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOX16.com 1st to report Lt. Govenor Win Rockefeller drops out of race due to blood disorder..

todaysthv.com was 2nd about 2 minutes later..

still nothing from KATV or KARK..

 
At 4:40 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go Fox! Did they use a crawl or something ?

 
At 5:07 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK has it posted online.

 
At 5:21 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like KATV waited for the Associated Press do its job for them.

 
At 5:57 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if its an AP story KARK will be last with it because they dont have the AP as most of us know.

 
At 6:04 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just noticed the message thread about this at Medialine's Open line has been edited. Not the first time a thread about KATV has litterally vanished. Wonder what the deal is about mentioning KATV on that message board?

 
At 10:07 PM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, Fox posted the info from a press conference first. They must be the best station in the market.

Who cares?

Why does every topic about Little Rock get pulled from Medialine almost instantly? I'm not a conspiracy theorist but....

 
At 6:18 AM, July 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Medialine pulls them becuase they end up being a pissing match between the stations.

 
At 7:46 AM, July 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does Fox 16 keep calling the 630-430 interchange "dysfunction junction"? I've have never heard it called that a day in my life.

 
At 9:08 AM, July 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fox is using catchy phrases to be different... that's a common tactic for a # 4 station.

 
At 11:56 AM, July 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are posting itrms from a messageboard like "Medialine" as news?

 
At 12:17 PM, July 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something tells me you work at KATV and KATV never wants the truth to come out. Just like all posts about KATV on Media Line quickly vanish. Something tells me it's an inside job!

 
At 12:31 PM, July 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you suggesting KATV has a connection to Medialine? And your response still doesn't answer the question. Why post items from Medialine as news?

 
At 12:39 PM, July 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe whoever this site belongs too was trying to get to the bottom of WHY KATV has posted a job vacancy when one doesn't exist? I don't know. But the explanation makes sense since they didn't advertise when they "promoted" Christana Munoz.

 
At 12:54 PM, July 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what happens if someone that's already at KATV applies. What if a weekend anchor decides she wants to get promoted to the weekday gig?

 
At 1:11 PM, July 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She won't try that again. They should just give it back to Kate.

 
At 1:13 PM, July 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why wouldn't she try again? If they're just posting the job to go through the motions then she might have a case.

 
At 1:14 PM, July 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you see what they posted on TVspy?

 
At 1:36 PM, July 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christina has the job.... so I guess they can interview people and then just "decided" that Christina gets it.. fulltime. The reason it's legal is because Christina is probably classified as a temporary anchor. Just a guess. But Christina does a great job... she would get it anyway.

 
At 1:48 PM, July 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But from everything on-line the job is hers. It says so in her bio and everywhere else. Wait...check that...it doesn't mention it in her bio. Did I make that up or has it been changed?

EEO is not take lightly by the FCC. If the job is not really open this could cost KATV thousands of dollars in fines and worst case scenario they could lose their license. (Highly unlikely but it could happen)

 
At 2:12 PM, July 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tempest in a teapot

 
At 2:44 PM, July 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV is a real sinking ship and they need to throw Dale Nickerson overboard!

 
At 3:00 PM, July 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kind of like he did to you when KATV sued over you using "on Your Side"

 
At 3:23 PM, July 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just realized something.

DeeeeeeWayne Graham has nothing better to do these days... than sit alone in his underwear... in his little room.... and post to this blog. His career is SO over.

 
At 3:39 PM, July 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the poster a few posts up is right. Munoz was probably calassified as "temporary" and now they are going to give it to her full time. I'm sure KATV and Allbriton have done their homework and are not doing anything illegal. This happens alot more than the average person might think it does.
As far as Pam or someone else from the inside wanting it, nobody there compares to Munoz right now so even if it was open she would get it hands down anyway. It's amazing how good she has become in just a few months. When her contract expires she is going to be hot commodity and one KATV should really try to keep.

 
At 6:23 PM, July 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why doesn't KATV just bring Dewayne back? He was good.

 
At 7:54 AM, July 21, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

DeeeeeWayne isn't good anymore... he's a self-promoting gloryhound who is only in the business to boost his ego. That's why he tried his hand at politics. Maybe he could run for dogcatcher in Sherwood?

 
At 10:29 AM, July 21, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is good that KATV is loosing a lot of good people,they need to loose Dale Nickerson next!

 
At 11:39 AM, July 21, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loosing people? KATV is loosing people? Are they too tight or something ?

 
At 12:12 PM, July 21, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What was Dewayne's downfall? His ego? I never understood why he ran for Congressman down South when he lived in Little Rock. Made no sense to me.

 
At 3:27 PM, July 21, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

DeeeeeWayne just lost all sense of ethics and credibility. He loved to fight battles, even when there was no good reason for it. He became a hollow, albiet noisy, man.

 
At 11:55 PM, July 22, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dewayne may be annoying behind the scene, but on camera he's a pretty good personality. And, that's what matters.

 
At 6:52 AM, August 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No reason is ever given when people disappear from KATV. Remember the news anchor who had eye surgery on live TV? He just vanished. Recently the youngster Leland Vittert disappeared. No explanation. Second the motion about it is time for Dale Nicholson to go. The minutes they start a news cast with a national story that I can get on (with better reporting from) MSNBC, Fox, or CNN I change channels.

 
At 11:43 AM, August 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 7 needs a major overhaul!!!

They treated Cary Martin and Krista Platzer horribly. Krista had moved her family here from Canada, bought a house only six months before she gets word that they're taking her off the air, effective immediately. Seems the hot dogs at Channel 7 should have made up their minds before they recruited someone from Canada. Cary Martin had been a devoted employee for several years and was also not given any notice. Devon Lucie probably got wise to them and ran for his life!!

Watch 4, 11 or 16 unless you want to be put to sleep by 7's anchors and see Ned the "Leather Man" walk back and forth across the screen to make sure you notice him. YAWN!!!



Devon Lucie probably ran for his life!

 

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