Sunday, September 04, 2005

KARK One of Only a Handfull of NBC Affiliates to Pre-empt Hurricane Katrina Special

This from the Arkansas Times Blog: "We forgot to mention that NY Times reported yesterday that only 11 NBC stations nationwide pre-empted a news special Thursday on Hurricane Katrina in favor of pre-season pro football. One of the proud 11 was Little Rock's Channel 4."

7 Comments:

At 9:02 PM, September 05, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTVE, the Monroe La NBC affiliate, went with local football game instaed of Dateline.

 
At 8:13 AM, September 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is KTVE owned by Nexstar?

 
At 7:20 PM, September 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do we have to go down this road again? KARK, much like KATV and its SEC games are contracted to run the broadcasts. Can we please move on now?

 
At 8:09 AM, September 07, 2005, Blogger The Salty Dog said...

Ah lad! In this instance, KARK could have run the coverage if they wanted, given the scope of the disastrous hurricane. Don't be mislead! As a wise man once said, "FOLLOW THE MONEY!" What be making more money for the company?

 
At 10:16 AM, September 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Nex$tar controls KTVE. It is under a LMA with KARD.

KARK is on the road to being a #4 station. Only its NBC affiliation keeps it from dropping further.

BTW, this morning KARK is covering the hour lost by Ellen (10am) by an informercial. It could be worse: KTVE carries The 700 Club at 10AM.

 
At 10:33 AM, September 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know things seem bad at Deathstar, but, the chosen one will brinng balance to the galaxy

 
At 10:51 AM, September 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry I should have stated that KARD is the Nexstar *owned* FOX affiliate for Monroe, LA. Both stations share a common website.

About the only way to avoid Nexstar local TV is to be in Jonesboro or Memphis.

 

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