Saturday, September 24, 2005

Shreveport Station's Hurricane Rita Coverage

All the Shreveport stations are now providing wall-to-wall coverage as the remnants of Hurricane Rita slam into the Ark-La-Tex.

> KTAL began its wall-to-wall coverage at 6pm Friday evening.

>KTBS and KSLA started their coverage this morning.

>KSLA is once again streaming its on air signal LIVE over the internet.

>KSLA and KTBS and providing signing for the hearing impaired.

> KSLA anchor Carl Pendley just said the station is getting e-mails from viewers wanting to know why the Arkansas/Alabama game is not on. Pendley said the game is being pre-empted for storm coverage BUT KSLA will provide the score throughout the day.

UPDATE: 12:20pm Looks as though the Razorback/Tide fans won the fight and KSLA is now dumping out of Rita coverage for the game. How pathetic and a very bad move. Arkansas is gonna get their butt beat anyway.


At 6:18 PM, September 26, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You might want to get some facts before you term something a "bad move". When KSLA left coverage, all warnings had expired for quite some time, high winds and heavy rain were out of the area, rainfall amounts were in the 2" range, and people (not just football fanatics) were calling non-stop with complaints about giving all that attention to a "two-inch rain shower". And.. FYI.. KTBS also dropped wall-to-wall about the same time, probably for the same reasons.

At 7:45 PM, September 26, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure looked bad to me too. Was watching over the internet at work and one minute the anchors were saying the game will be preempted for storm coverage then moments later viewers are told no the game will be carried. sounds like pressure from somewhere. good thing i was headed home not too long and was able to watch 6's coverage which i thought was excellent considering it is the normally the worst in the area. too bad 12 can live with the decision it made to show the arkansas massacre.


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