Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Who's Coming Back To KARK Mornings

Anybody have the scoop WHO is coming back to KARK mornings? KARK is currently running promos about the mystery?

Update: Maybe I should have checked my tip box. A tipster says, "Melissa Simas to replace Barbara Roberts as morning show anchor at KARK-4."

Additional: Another tipster sent in this: "Barbara Roberts told KARK morning show viewers that today was her last morning show because of a "high-risk" pregnancy. She'll know be doing the noon show and health segments."

133 Comments:

At 11:18 PM, August 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the tip about Melissa Simas is true, I am very happy for her. It is great to see KARK relized what talent they have in her. I hope this will keep her around for awhile.
What better way to get your morning started than to turn on the TV and see Melissa & Tracy's faces.

 
At 11:22 PM, August 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the mystery person is someone like:

Dave Woodman
Bob Donaldson
Ron Sherman

 
At 11:44 PM, August 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone see Barbara's morning show farewell? I'd been wondering what was going on when she wasn't on most of last week.

 
At 3:18 AM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The promo says "new morning team" What does this mean? Are Mike and Tracy out as well. Also it says an Arkansas favorite? I don't think Melissa is up to that yet. Could it be someone like a Julia Grayson?

 
At 7:11 AM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the Mystery Person is Win Noble.

 
At 7:56 AM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all the former KATVers now at KARK I wouldn't be suprised to see Julie Mayberry or Julia Grayson or even Matt Mosler

 
At 8:12 AM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It'd have to be someone with nothing to loose to work for Nexstar... must be Mosler.

 
At 8:14 AM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't you people read? It says Melissa Simas because of Barbara Roberts' high risk pregnancy.

ENd of discussion, new topic.

 
At 8:24 AM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Win will never work here again, it's not Melissa... the promo says someone that is a favorite in Arkansas. Melissa doesn't even have an identy here yet. It could be Julie Mayberry, Julia Grayson or even Dawn Scott. Mosler has his own ministry and Ron Sherman has satated he'd only fill in. Apparently a whole new team?

 
At 8:25 AM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"stated"

sorry for the error above

 
At 10:29 AM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not Dawn Scott for sure. It's not Ron Sherman for sure. I hope they don't move Mike and Tracy because that would not be fair. They have worked hard.

 
At 10:34 AM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave Woodman gave it a go a couple of years ago to try to get some ratings back, and it didn't work, so I doubt it's him.

 
At 10:51 AM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What former KATV people are at Channel 4? Channel 7 has former Channel 4 people, Steve Sullivan and Barry Brandt. KARK doesn't have any on air people from Channel 7.

 
At 10:52 AM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The promo isn't about Melissa. It says the person is "coming back" to Arkansas television.

 
At 10:59 AM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard through the grapevine that Robyn and Tom are being pursued by other stations because their contracts are both coming up soon. I wonder if it's them?

 
At 11:01 AM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think it is Melissa because Tom Yazwinski is doing the morning show today. If it was her I would think that she would be doing the show now.

I saw Barbara's farewell and thought it was good that she let the viewers in on what was going on. She said that KARK had taken the high road in keeping her despite the circumstances.

 
At 12:32 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Out of market here, so I haven't seen the promos, but Melissa does have some ID in Arkansas -- she did spend time at KAIT before moving to KARK.

 
At 12:52 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Tom Bonner.

 
At 12:57 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new team is Dinah Tyler, Amy Oliver, and Steve Barnes. And Tom Bonner will do weather.

 
At 1:11 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, so who's out.

Ron Sherman (only for fill)
Dave Woodman (already tried)
Julie Mayberry (political conflict)
Matt Mosler (own thing going)
Beth Ward (won't do mornings)
Tom Bonner (secure at ACH)
Win Noble (too scary)
Dawn Scott (not enough $$$)

Gotta be Steve Barnes and Amy Oliver!!!!

or Julia Grayson

Is there anyone else left?

thoughts?

 
At 1:22 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greg Hurst and Regina Blakely.

 
At 1:24 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Steve Barnes and Amy Oliver team will steal the 55+ viewers from 7, and that's all they have left.

 
At 1:29 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't Dawn Scott going THV sometime later this year?

 
At 2:16 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe New Yorkers hated Kate so much they're sending her back south. You could hardly call her an Arkansas favority though.

 
At 2:33 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Carolyn Long????

 
At 2:38 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Betsy Pilgrim?

 
At 3:02 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Dawn is coming back to THV later this year, what are they going to do with her? Is somebody leaving?

 
At 3:21 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that Nancy Snyderman wants to move back for family reasons and is the new mystery host.

 
At 3:23 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Champion?

Michele Lee?

Cary Martin?

Gina Martin?

Bozo?


In regards to KATV folks at KARK, there are several behind the scenes people that KATV didn't see fit to promote that are doing great things at KARK...Jeff Whatley for one.

 
At 4:10 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup. Dawn is in. Liz is out.

 
At 4:26 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We could be so lucky.

 
At 4:26 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup. Dawn is in. Liz is out.

That's what I heard too!

 
At 5:19 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Mosler. Take it to the bank.
Or take a love offering.

 
At 6:28 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Deltabanger said...

as long as it's not Julia Grayson, could a women be any faker? Anybody go to U of A in the late 90's? You know what i'm saying. Ever seen here drunk or naked? join the club

 
At 7:36 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Doug Krile? Is his job at Equity THAT good?

 
At 7:45 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Promos say "join the morning team" so I still think it'll be Melissa Simas and someone from KARK's past. I talked to Tracy today and she said she's and Mike aren't going anywhere. She said they told her Matt Mosler will co-host with Melissa.
Matt still does the weather by phone for the KLAZ-FM morning show in Hot Springs, so he's already up every morning anyway. It's an easy move back to TV for him.

Morning team:
Melissa Simas (promised to her so she wouldn't leave)
Matt Mosler
Mike Francis
Tracy Douglas

 
At 8:04 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you know that KARK already has 5 people on the weather team? The post on the jobs page says, "We currently have 4 meteorologists (3 on-air and one off-air) plus one on-air weather forecaster. We are looking for a 5th meteorologist to join the team." So if they hire Matt Mosler and this weather/web reporter person, that would give them a 6 person weather team. DAMN! Top 10 markets don't have that many!

 
At 8:14 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn 't Amy Oliver Barnes recently leave UALR where she was Director of Communications? She could be part of the 'back to Arkansas television" connection.

 
At 8:16 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My money is on Woodman...he could go toe to toe with BJ on THV. In fact, he did for a few years and was rated #2 behind #1 KATV when THV this morning was still the cellar dweller.

 
At 8:22 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, God please not Mosler! He would have an alter call right before the Today Show.

 
At 8:24 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back Amy Oliver!!!

 
At 8:26 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll take Melissa and Tracy, but just not Matt Mosler and Mike Francis together...alone they are way too much to stomach.

 
At 8:46 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Katie did a good job filling in for Barbara last week. (And no, Katie didn't write this.)

 
At 8:48 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave Woodman was on against Bj, Robyn and Tom a couple of years ago during a few books, and their ratings did not change. They were still #3, so I don't think the comment about Woodman vs BJ holds any merit. Look at your ratings history before you think you know everything.

 
At 8:54 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Dawn Scott coming back the reason they haven't filled the weekend position so they can put whomever Dawn replaces on the weekends? Hmmmm, that weekend position being left open for so long is making sense.

 
At 8:57 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robyn and Tom are being pursued but not in this instance, so it's not them.

 
At 9:02 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve Barnes is going to anchor while Steve Stephens has a dance party every morning from local nursing homes, and Bill Mitchell is going to do the weather.

 
At 9:09 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pardon me anonymous 8:48 p.m. I don't have a dog in this fight and happen to be a loyal THV This Morning viewer.

I realize that after Woodman retired, the station had him back once for only one ratings book. You are right, the ratings did not change. However, when News 4 at Sunrise with Woodman and company was pitted against the early days of THV This Morning, KARK was rated higher.

 
At 9:53 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Sam Fillingworth... take it to the bank.

 
At 9:54 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fire Barbara Roberts! Wait. Never Mind!

 
At 10:25 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My bet is on Michelle Leigh. Her contract at WFLD in Chicago was not renewed, and after much hype on her own website and another website (www.savemichelleleigh.com), it might be the best bet. The insides at channel 4 tell that Melissa Simas is up next for a news anchor position. Mike Francis could do the noon & 5pm shows easily and could be Brett's permanent fill-in. Tracy could get off the weather gig, since she's the least qualified weatherwise of the bunch. This is one of those cases where the least obvious answer is probably the real answer, and my inside sources say that Dawn Scott and her husband are probably moving to Colorado.

 
At 11:03 PM, August 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh God, hope it's not Lydall Stout. She can peel wallpaper with her voice.

 
At 12:10 AM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Lyndall Stout, I thought she was hot.

 
At 12:37 AM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I like Lyndall Stout, I thought she was hot."

In August in Arkansas, everybody is hot.

 
At 12:38 AM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Fire Barbara Roberts! Wait. Never Mind!"


Are you paying attention? She's NOT fired. HELLO!?!?!

 
At 12:57 AM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Lyndall Stout, I thought she was hot.

Nice to hear from you, Lyndall!

 
At 2:10 AM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about:
Margaret Preston?
Denise Whitaker?
Lorie Johnson?
Kelly Minton?
Joe Quinn?
Steve Martone?
Chuck Dovish?
Aviva Diamond?
Deborah Mathis?
David Davis?
Vic Schnedler?
Mike Nico?
Dewayne Graham?
Michelle Rupp?

 
At 3:21 AM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it is Mosler, and he does come back, then KARK will probably take over the number 2 slot. Keep this in mind, when Mosler and Mayberry were replaced, it was because they had been removed by BJ, Robyn & Tom for the number 1 morning slot. Some say they were making too much $$$. Well, if the ratings decline, so does revenue, and therefore you can't pay their salaries. Matt and Julie had very loyal viewers, Matt will get some of them back, But 11 will still hold on the number one by a good distance. KATV, lookslike you'll know what it's like to be number 3 for a change.

 
At 8:04 AM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous RH said...

It's Mosler at KARK. Dawn is back in at THV this Fall.

 
At 8:40 AM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It won't matter they will still have nobody watching them.

 
At 8:44 AM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone realize that Dawn Scott is pregnant? I would be suprised to see her come back.

Mind you I would be THRILLED, but suprised!

 
At 9:07 AM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If THV loses Robyn or Tom, then 4 will probably take over the #1 slot. But as long as 11 keeps the threesome together, they will be ok. I think 7 will lose more than anybody if Mosler shows up on 4. If Robyn and Tom don't stick around, then it's anybody's guess how the ratings will shift. THV has a very loyal morning audience (as long as they are able to keep the on air crew in tact.)

 
At 9:12 AM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

juststopped by the subway at the victory building to get a breakfast sandwich and when i walked out i saw mayberry and martin walking out of elevators that lead to ch.4

what does that mean?

 
At 9:28 AM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're not afraid of elevators?!?!

 
At 10:39 AM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dawn Scott is not that great. Plus, didn't she and Andy hate each other?

 
At 10:41 AM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Michelle Rupp will be the 4 new morning anchor because she is one of Arkansass favorites and she is loved by all and she is a special little dove and if they hire her the ratigs will go thru the roof.

 
At 10:42 AM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this thread is no about the 5,6 & 10 newscast but, I just thought if KARK would dump
Bob Clausen, (it has been said he is not very popular with viewers) and pair Jancey Sheats with
former award winning ex.7 anchor Cary Martin(I know he has his own business). I think they could gain much in ratings.
It is a long shot!!!

 
At 10:51 AM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What? I think a lot of people like Bob. If anything they should dump Jancey. She's the one who has no talent.

 
At 12:15 PM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michelle, please stop posting and get back to work.

 
At 12:25 PM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the morning race, since Robin and Tom are in the last year of their contracts, wouldn't be advantageous to try and lure them away from THV somehow, or send them to another market?

 
At 12:45 PM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Mosler. Take it to the bank.

There's no way it's Julie if she thinks Andy will win the House race. She's got 4 girls to take care of and he would only be home weekends.

If you actually "listen" to the promo it says "back on a new station" - that rules out Betsy Pilgrim, Woodman, Sherman, etc.
And they are spent - no one would be excited about them coming back.
And no one moves back to Little Rock (D.Scott, etc.) to take a gig on a morning show.

It makes sense for Matt, he can do the ministry thing at night/on weekends and reel in a steady paycheck each morning. It will help KARK. His high visibility in the market and name recognition make him a promotion director's dream.

Now, if they would just get rid of Mike. Every 4 minutes is too much of him.

 
At 1:06 PM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure if Melissa wanted Tracy's boobs, she could buy a set of her own.

For KARK, it's genius -- one of the first things they've done right in a long time. By promoting that they're making a replacement -- and not telling us who -- they've invited us all to speculate, and maybe even watch.

My vote's still with THV, even if they do have a weird producer. What's up with that?

 
At 1:07 PM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beth Ward?

 
At 1:08 PM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey -- it's Gary Weir! Hi, Bozo!

 
At 1:08 PM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous RH said...

KARK announcement on Friday, expect it.

 
At 1:23 PM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is KATV going to do when Beth Hunt goes off to pop her pup ?

 
At 1:26 PM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think Larry Audus was around when TJ left, it was Susan Newkirk. But, a good point that they let Karen Brady get away, that was dumb. Why do they talk down to their best talent at THV? I don't get that. It just makes really good people want to leave. Average, mediocre people are always replacable, but very talented people who are also local are hard to find.

 
At 2:17 PM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe, in a quest for ratings gold, Beth is going to have Jason and Melinda deliver the kid right on the air!

And then... in much the same way as they kept that little dog on the set.... they'll let the women wet-nurse the kid for a few months as it crawls around the set!

Genius !!!

 
At 2:28 PM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey -- what happened to that dog? Did Larry the Cat beat it up and eat it?

 
At 2:51 PM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dog was another not well thought out plan by channel 7. "What, you mean we have to take care of the dog? Feed it and everything?"

 
At 3:11 PM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beth might feel the same way... I have to change diapers ?????

 
At 4:35 PM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that she is next to leave KARK and then get out of Arkansas and that is waht i belive is going to happen!

 
At 5:00 PM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous RH said...

CAN'T YOU PEOPLE READ:

KARK ANNOUNCEMENT ON FRIDAY, EXPECT IT!

 
At 5:08 PM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE SURPRISE COMEBACK IS EITHER GOING TO BE DENISE WHITAKER OR SARAH ZAPP!

 
At 5:10 PM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW, the numbers are out aren't they?

 
At 7:29 PM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK Announcement when Friday?

 
At 8:08 PM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matt Mosler

 
At 10:20 PM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dawn replaces anne this fall,now thats gonna be a lot juicer than who is gonna be k-a-r-k morning host or hostess,cant wait for this subject to take a life of its on.

 
At 10:26 PM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've heard from key people at THV that say big changes will happen on the weeknight and weekend desks.

Maybe a swap for Dawn??

Mosler is a great guy. good luck to him.

 
At 12:51 AM, August 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's so dang special about Dawn ... and for that matter Jancey? Neither are really THAT pretty nor THAT talented.

 
At 8:20 AM, August 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dawn and Andy got along just fine!

Dawn is NOT goint to be replacing Anne. Maybe another anchor, but not Anne.

 
At 11:42 AM, August 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard Liz was out.

 
At 1:18 PM, August 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

liz out?she wil freak out and is probaly already doing so cause she knows that it's not only a possibility but it's true.i say she is reassigned and marky pooh wil make it better;

 
At 2:21 PM, August 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is great. You guys have talked trash about KARK for ever. Now, everyone is "wondering" who it is. The common folks on the street are asking as well. This goes to show you that the product over there is changing for the better and everyone has their eye on them. I love it! Who is shaking in their shoes? KTHV should be.

 
At 2:31 PM, August 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

IT'S DENISE WHITAKER!

 
At 2:32 PM, August 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

DENISE WHITAKER FOR PRESIDENT!!!

 
At 2:33 PM, August 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Denise Whitaker was part of the old crappy Channel 4.

 
At 2:38 PM, August 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Dawn is going to some channel in Little Rock.
I heard she was spotted in town today..Friday.

Not that that means she's coming back to work. I know she has family here so nevermind...

 
At 4:47 PM, August 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dawn Scott is coming back in time for the Fall sweeps period and will be replacing Liz Massey. Write that in stone and take it to the bank.

 
At 4:51 PM, August 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to the bank..along with my grain of salt..

Regardless, somethings up at THV. The boys upstairs are keeping it hush until they are ready to announce it.

 
At 8:31 PM, August 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

does Liz know about this?

 
At 9:18 PM, August 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a lot of "hush hush" stuff going on at THV right now. Lots of closed door meetings and contracts coming up for renewal in the next year. We'll see.

 
At 9:54 PM, August 18, 2006, Blogger wdm said...

I agree with the August 15th post -
"What better way to get your morning started than to turn on the TV and see Melissa & Tracy's faces."

It really doesn't matter to me who the "New" person is. Tracy is the heart of the show anyway .. Mike's pretty good too.

OK .. now that that's out of the way ... WHAT THE HECK ARE SOME OF YOU PEOPLE DOING? Don't you have better things to do?

In terms of the big picture .. do you really believe any of the things you talk about on this blog matter?

Although many of the responses posted are thougthful ... some of you choose the low road by succumbing to personal attacks, or character assaults. I suspect most of you are men, and are struggling with feelings of inferiority, (See, I can do it too). It is so easy to "hide" behind the anonymity of this blog. I hope in the future you will consider your words wisely.

I also hope no one .. especially in management pays much attention to the comments made on this site, especially as it pertains to individuals and their character.

 
At 10:17 PM, August 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You couldn't be more right, I hope the casual observer of this blog knows that this is not the way most people in this biz act or treat each other.

There is always a few who need to express themselves in a less than tactful way for whatever reason.

The majority of the people in this business like each other, socialize with each other and would not want to see a colleague hurt or degraded in any way. Paul Eells coverage was proof of that.

 
At 5:25 AM, August 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hear, hear to the two folks above this comment... the folks that are, generally, not as tactful also don't end up staying in this business all that long. Are there conflicts? Sure, but you don't get anywhere in the industry by burning bridges with your co-workers or your competition.

Word travels. Fast. Welcome to the real PROFESSIONAL world.

 
At 9:44 AM, August 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of rumors get started on this blog that aren't even true. So, let's try to back off on that too. On air people are human, and they have feelings, and it's fair to start rumors here. If I were on air talent, I wouldn't even read this blog, unless I could laugh at it and blow the rude comments off.

 
At 7:08 PM, August 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Friday night on the 10 pm newscast Channel 4 made the comment that Dave Woodman would anchor the morning show for the next couple of weeks. Until the new morning team starts on labor day.

 
At 6:06 AM, August 21, 2006, Anonymous Steve L. said...

It's Matt Mosler and Melissa Simas. They just ran a promo.

 
At 12:55 PM, August 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Denise Whitaker and Melissa Simas. What a team. See us now.

 
At 1:04 PM, August 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn. I was hoping it would be Steve "Wildman" Wilson.

 
At 2:11 PM, August 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't that Denise hawking stuff on the shopping channel last night?

 
At 9:24 PM, August 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just heard it's not Liz who's out at 11.

 
At 1:58 AM, August 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh REALLY? Who told you, huh? Huh-huh? HUH?

C'mon, be a sport and tell us who told you after you heard it from someone who heard it from someone else who heard it from someone else who heard it from someone else who heard it from someone else who heard it from someone else who heard it from someone else who heard it from someone else who heard it from someone else who heard it from Randy Dixon who heard it from someone else who heard it from someone else who heard it from Jim Pitcock who heard it from someone else who heard it from someone else who heard it from Bob Steele who heard it from that big rabbit named Harvey who sits next to him at the bar.

Someone told me these rumors came from the "caliber of a Jim Pitcock or a Bob Steele." bwaahahaha!

First, Pitcock is a bitter guy who has lost what little sense of humor he had and believe it or not takes himself more seriously than ever. Great that he knows every fact about Arkansas politics and that the Arkansas River starts as a trickle in Colorado. We'll put it on your tombstone, pard.

Second, Bob Steele for some unknown reason is the blowhard who the DemGaz goes to as an expert analysis. What a crack-up. He must be buying the reporters and photogs drinks because that's what he does best. He's always been one of the king bullshitters in town who loves gossip as much as any country club whore. Think about it. He was handed the best ratings and the best newsteam in town and he still screwed it up.

Then again, it could just be more BS handed down from any of a number of offices at KATV designed to do nothing but stir the pot and solidify to everyone else that they're scared shitless.

After all, they have to make hay before the meters come in and rock their world.

 
At 1:25 PM, August 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So somehow what goes on at THV is now being scripted channel 7? Wow, you guys just don't when to quit.

 
At 2:46 PM, August 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon--don't be naive. It's the same as one station sending out tapes of an anchor(s) at a competing station(s) to other markets to get them out of town.

Now that blogs have taken hold, the other tactic is to plant stories and rumors about people so that those who are gullible to these kinds of things (hello Arkansas Times) will start to wonder.

Then you have a newspaper putting rumors in print. It's SO easy.

It's not scripted, it's influenced and if you don't think it happens, try getting out more.

 
At 3:06 PM, August 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's naive here. Sending tapes out of other anchors? Planting false stories on blogs?

Tell me, Who do you think killed JFK? Did we really land on the moon? 9/11 was actually a plot between Bush and Rove right?

PLease tell me, I know you have the real answers.

 
At 3:11 PM, August 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, so you're not being naive - just plain stupid - that is, if you don't think stations send out tapes to get anchors/reporters out of town. It happens. Take it to the bank. Putz.

 
At 3:30 PM, August 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You amuse me, please tell me more.

 
At 3:31 PM, August 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really, 3:06. It's not paranoia. It's a common practice. Everyone does it.

 
At 3:35 PM, August 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people are so easy to get riled up it's almost not fun anymore.

 
At 3:42 PM, August 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is true, sadly enough. I've had my tape sent to all sorts of markets in the decade I've been here. I find it flattering.

 
At 3:46 PM, August 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And no responses? Wow, you must be good.....

 
At 8:28 PM, August 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

people bif the person is comking "BACK" to KARK mornings it would mean theyu once worked there - what about sara ZAPP or Lyndall Stout, Michelle leigh or Deana Durante

 
At 8:59 PM, August 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah who is coming back?
I haven't seen a promo nor seen it on their web site.
Have they announced it yet?

 
At 9:20 PM, August 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the promo, it says that they are a familiar face coming to a new station. Then, last night during the Tonight Show, a promo came up with Matt Mosler, Melissa Simas, Tracy Douglass, and Mike Francis. I believe it also mentions that the first day of that morning crew is also on the first day that Meredith Vieira joins the Today Show. I think that most of the morning shows could be on the up-and-up here in the market.

 
At 9:46 PM, August 23, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could it be Beth Ward?

 
At 11:55 AM, August 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's obvious another station sends out tapes when you get a call from a station that says "we got your tape, we love your approach, we want to interview you" and you don't know what they are talking about. And you are locked into a long term contract anyway. Yes, it is flattering if you know someone across the street wants you gone.

 
At 6:14 PM, December 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard it was a guy named Arkansas Slick. He writes a column in some arkansas Newspaper

 
At 6:16 PM, December 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard it was some guy who calls himself "Arkansas Slick" He writes a weekly newspaper column somewhere here in arkansas

 
At 2:54 AM, January 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dang.. who else who'd it be...
Dave Woodman: "Only if... " and far as I can tell "if" hasn't materialized.

 
At 7:42 AM, May 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know it's all over now, but just reading these old suggestions that Michelle Rupp might be given an anchor job scared the hell out of me. I went to junior high & high school with her and 5 yrs of that annoying voice was more than enough for me. I have to change the channel any time she appears on the screen. Like fingernails on a chalkboard. Whew...what a relief.

 
At 8:55 PM, April 28, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barbara Roberts is certainly missed. Her beauty and her intelligence are unmatched by her successor.

 
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