Tuesday, August 23, 2005

From The Tip Jar: KNWA Gets Young AM Producer

From the tip jar: "New morning show producer at KNWA is a college student."

Maybe someone could give us a name.

UPDATE: This from another tipster: "KNWA morning producer name is Josh...was formerly, and recently, "Josh the Intern"."

8/25 Additional This from an e-mailer: "KNWA Morning Producer's Name is Josh Ridgeway...he's been on the University of Arkansas' TV station some. Pretty good on-air persona...wonder why he's producing and not on-air anymore."

37 Comments:

At 11:52 PM, August 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They've gotta be better than whoever's running the show at KARK's morning show.

 
At 3:59 AM, August 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've seen him...he's hot

 
At 4:03 AM, August 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering KNWA's morning anchor doesn't have a degree and one of their weather guys is still in college, this doesn't surprise me.

 
At 4:15 AM, August 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow....you guys have GREAT tips....

 
At 7:49 AM, August 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KNWA has become "market 160". Fay/Fsm used to be a second job market - "go to Joplin (or similar) get some experience and come back". But now it's first job, no experience required. It's evolved into Univ of Arkanss Television, the Next Generation.

 
At 9:06 AM, August 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least he'll be better than the morning show producer at KATV.... that show is a trainwreck largely because the girls work without a gameplan most days.

 
At 10:00 AM, August 24, 2005, Anonymous Bill E. said...

You gotta start somewhere. Our station, mid-70's, has a strong internship program. A few, the young people that shine, are invited back the next summer for a paid position, and from there--where an entry-level position is available--often hired.

In our newsroom there are four former interns working as producers, photgraphers, and reporters.

I recall an intern that I invtied back for a summer job and then after graduation, I offered him a full-time reporting position. He turned me down; took a job in a top 60 market; stayed two years and is now in Seattle.

It's not about a person's age, it's about how they are trained while they were an intern and what they can do for the organization once the internship is over.

 
At 10:22 AM, August 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's already over-qualified to produce at KATV.

 
At 10:23 AM, August 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It's not about a person's age, it's about how they are trained while they were an intern and what they can do for the organization once the internship is over." COMPLETELY AGREE!

 
At 11:27 AM, August 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I completely agree for the smaller markets to Ft Smith/Fayetteville or Jonesboro... Not for Little Rock.

 
At 11:34 AM, August 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For producers, it's about skills. For on-air female talent, it's about looks.

 
At 11:37 AM, August 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"They've gotta be better than whoever's running the show at KARK's morning show."

"i've seen him...he's hot"

Isn't KARK's morning producer a girl?

 
At 2:59 PM, August 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, KARK's morning producer is a girl...but we're talking about KNWA, and their morning show producer is a boy...

 
At 3:34 PM, August 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Yeah, KARK's morning producer is a girl..."


Girl?? She's all woman!

 
At 5:20 PM, August 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KNWA has a morning show? Who would have noticed....

 
At 5:21 PM, August 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you know the abbreviation for KNWA's morning show?

" " " " " " " "

(Those are hash marks, btw.)

 
At 9:00 PM, August 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

---------- hash marks
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At 9:00 PM, August 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 10:17 PM, August 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KNWA's Morning Show is far better than anything else going in the market.

1) New producer, new ideas - it's only a matter of time before this "Josh the Intern" really gets the show cranked out. If he's young, he and Dana are going to really get the show to the target audience.

2) Dana Sargent. Let's see...she's hotter than Jennifer Haile and Bobbie Miller, so that's a definite plus...and besides being hot, she actually has on-air charisma.

3) New weatherman. He's not repulsive like other stations, he has a degree, and he's got personality, too. Plus, he's not in a stupid two-box when he's only three feet from the news desk.

4) The show is far cleaner, technically than anything else going in morning shows in Market 107. I don't know who they have, but the director must be pretty good also to carry out the show like that.

 
At 10:20 PM, August 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone actually seen or met this "Josh the Intern?"

 
At 11:40 PM, August 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

great post there by the KNWA morning show director. It takes a real einstien to post about how a show is directed since no one cares. That is unless: YOU'RE THE DIRECTOR!

which totally erases all the good things you said about the overcoated in make-up dana sargent and the weather guy who has worked in NWA for two months and I still can't remember his name.

 
At 3:43 PM, August 25, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well my buddy works at KNWA and he said he talks to the morning crew all the time and they can't stand "Josh the Intern" apparently as soon as he got the job he became "Gods gift to Producing" so we'll see how he works out.

 
At 6:50 PM, August 25, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

in response to the last post...there is NOTHING worse than a "power trip" by a producer who is "young"...maybe still in college...etc...

gotta get your feet wet before going on a power trip...

 
At 7:41 PM, August 25, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hear he's "god's gift to the women" ...but that's just the stuff *i* hear from the morning crew

 
At 7:43 PM, August 25, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hear he's "God's gift to Dana Sargent," and we'll see that gift in about 9 months.

 
At 8:59 PM, August 25, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's looking like this kid is fairly new at this. Considering the job is still on TV Jobs, the last time I checked. Before we rip him apart, why don't we see he does...and come sweeps we can make up our minds.

 
At 4:57 PM, August 26, 2005, Blogger The Salty Dog said...

I think KNWA's morning show needs more Daily Dish segments. I don't think 5 or 6 hits an hour or stupid disc jockey banter is enough.

 
At 7:06 PM, August 26, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, it should be more like 40 or 5's morning show ...zzzzzzzzzzzzz....zzzzzzzz...

 
At 12:51 AM, August 27, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF i'm not mistaken, i thought "Josh the Intern" was gay. He still God's Gift to women???

 
At 11:25 AM, August 27, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course...gay men are God's gift to women, too.

 
At 7:37 PM, August 27, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah they are....they cook, they clean and they usually have good taste in men :)

 
At 12:37 PM, August 28, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KNWA morning crew...get over this blog and stop writing in to start gossip...the show is NOT technically sound and who cares who's producing

 
At 2:02 PM, August 30, 2005, Blogger The Salty Dog said...

I get more news/weather in 10 minutes of KFSM or KHOG's morning show than I do on KNWA. It's just that simple. At 6AM, I do not need MR. FOOD, two un-funny local disc jockeys acting like they plugged into Hollywood, or a "Chef Cookoff" which looks mysteriously like it's being shot just inches away from the anchor desk, yet no one wants to acknowledge that fact on the air. I watch in 15 minutes blocks while getting ready to go to work. Take about 6 minutes out for commercials and I get 9 minutes of news/weather. All I ask of you is that you don't fill that 9 minutes with pap and pablum. In exchange, I will watch your commercials and frequently buy from the advertisers.

 
At 1:47 PM, September 01, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if Mr. Food is gay ???

 
At 4:55 AM, September 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a shame that hard work and experience don't seem to matter any more in the TV news business. Used to be you had to work your way up.

 
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