Tuesday, September 19, 2006

A Channel Seven Rant

I will get accused of not being fair by the people at KATV but come on here, YOU'VE TAKEN EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND OFF AT 10:30PM!! Just another bad move on your part KATV! Raymond was the only reason to watch even a little of KATV Nightside.

36 Comments:

At 2:13 AM, September 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently they have taken off Nightline as well, as it's not listed in the TV listings. Just an hour of According To Jim. Someone needs to contact ABC about no Nightline... I have never seen an ABC affiliate not carry Nightline, ever.

 
At 2:13 AM, September 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I apologize for the double negative :)

 
At 2:25 AM, September 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well nevermind... I guess zap2it.com's listings are messed up. titantv has Nightline listed at 11:00...but still, According to Jim??? I liked it when they had Home Improvement on at 10:35

 
At 8:51 AM, September 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well.....change is tough sometimes people.:)

As far as ABC affiliates carrying Nightline....nobody's wanted to for a long time...but only a few had the guts to pull the plug altogether and actually carry shows people want to watch! Most everyone else kept it for the ad-share revenue.

 
At 10:17 AM, September 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you are so upset about Raymond turn it to TBS TNT or one of the many other stations that constatntly air raymond, friends or one of the many Law and order shows. I am sorry that you life revolves around Ray Ramano

 
At 10:30 AM, September 20, 2006, Blogger the spook said...

Ray Romano is not funny.

 
At 11:24 AM, September 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raymond was the only reason to watch nightside?

Come on, how lame are you? I knew you hated channel 7 but that's just stupid.

 
At 1:00 PM, September 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear DCG,

You're an idiot.

 
At 1:03 PM, September 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

watch Seinfeld on fox16...

 
At 2:45 PM, September 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny, instead of figuring out why so many people dislike KATV, they'd rather just call you names.

 
At 3:19 PM, September 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your right, according to the books it seems so many people actually hate KATV.

That's why they're number 1 I guess.

 
At 5:38 PM, September 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fewer and fewer people are picking KATV.

 
At 7:26 PM, September 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

DCG your hardon against KATV shows your ignorance. You should change the name of this board to Arkansas TV news expect for the infidel KATV.

 
At 7:52 PM, September 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fewer and fewer people are picking KATV.

Still more than anyone else.

 
At 8:13 PM, September 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jealousy makes some people say and do stupid things but this is ridiculous. THV is imploding before our very eyes and you want to bitch about KATV taking off raymond?

Why did they take it off? Who knows, but you can still find Raymond about 4 times a day on other channels. Maybe that had something to do with it.

Your hatred for KATV is really clouding your judgement. I know this is a stupid, inconsequential blog but if all you want to do is bash channel 7 then maybe you should change the name.

 
At 9:16 PM, September 20, 2006, Blogger DCG said...

Dang..it seems the people at KATV wear their panties a little tight. May I suggest boxers?

 
At 9:41 PM, September 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

DCG breaking news, Christina Munoz just got a zit on her chin, they are calling in a plastic surgeon as we speak to see if the damage can be repaired before the 10 O'clock news. If it can not be repaired then Dale Says he is going to have no other choice than to bring back Fuller as her replacement. NOW that is breaking (out) news that needs popping!

 
At 11:53 PM, September 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew DCG would remove the posting that convicted him the way he continually criticizes, bashes and degrades other people. Only took minutes for him to remove it, too... Let's see how long it takes him to remove this one. Ready, set...start your clocks...

Interesting and ironic that his hobby is dishing out criticism and trying his best to hurt other people, but... he obviously can't take it.

Smarts, don't it?

 
At 12:47 AM, September 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reading this blog for the last couple of months has been a real education on the inner workings of the local news media. I've never heard such childish bickering and name calling in all my adult life. And I used to work in state government!

The reason the politicians and the big corporations in this state can run amok the way they do is because you people are too busy back biting and whining to do your job. Instead of spending all your energy trying to sabotage your coworkers or badmouthing the competition, why don't you apply it to your next assignment. Make something that I would actually find interesting to watch on the news.

If you can't, then maybe you should look for a job in PR or local politics. That would open up your spot for someone who maybe gives a damn about the business.

 
At 7:55 AM, September 21, 2006, Blogger DCG said...

I bash other people? Really..that's news to me. I love just sitting back and reading the childish comments ya'll make in here. Really says alot about ya'll's professionalism. And I'm with the poster who says ya'll need to get to work and put some news on the air worth watching. And by looking at my tracking files, KATV people spent a couple of hours yesterday watching this blog. A couple of hours that could have been spent gathering NEWS!

 
At 9:14 AM, September 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

no one is intimidated by katv's ratings...all of their viewers are over age 60 and will begin dying off soon.

 
At 10:37 AM, September 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dcg, why did you remove my post? It wasn't a slam on anyone -- just the plain and simple truth that a certain career producer at one station is being thrown bones by the news director from a competing station. Perhaps it was mistakenly removed when whatever really irritated this audience was excised last night?

 
At 10:42 AM, September 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the average viewer of this blog, don't get the wrong idea. The main people at any of the stations are not the ones posting the idiotic responses on this board.

My guess is it's a small group of photogs, pa's, editors, producers and the like. They are mostly bitter because they are not on tv and don't make near the money that they feel they should. They post stupid juvenile things on this board because it makes them feel important or that their opinion matters.

DCG, as far as your tracking goes, how long were the other stations on this board? Can you tell if anyone was posting from any of the stations? Of course you only single out channel 7 because of your obvious bias against them.

I don't work in tv but I do work closely with a few local talents and are friends with numerous more, everyone I have ever talked to thinks this board is a joke. The only reason they monitor it is to see what kind of sophomoric responses get added by you and the posters every day.

This board used to be a place to find out what the local media was up to. Now, it has turned into a cesspool of rumor, innuendo and useless drivel spurred on by a relative few who have nothing bettter to do than try and make themeselves feel a litter more important than they actually are, including DCG.

 
At 11:43 AM, September 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read the blog because I find many of the posts incredibly hilarious.

I'm never the target, so it's never a problem.

 
At 12:37 PM, September 21, 2006, Blogger DCG said...

10:42 you're full of it. I dont EVER comment in the comment section to begin with. All the crap in the comments come from from ya'll. Biased toward KATV, I don't think so. I always, from the very beginning been accused of biased towards them. I guess that's because the blog started about the time the 'new daybreak' came about and guess that didn't get things started on the right foot. I can't help that the viewers didn't like it AND sent in bad opinions of the program. So whatever. KATV can't take criticism because it thinks its the high and mighty. I can't wait until KATV has to pull the Daybreak is number one promos.

 
At 1:44 PM, September 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess that last post pretty much proves everything I said in the 10:42 post.

Thank you for confirming everything I thought.

 
At 7:59 PM, September 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTH?

that last post by DC pretty much calls a spade a spade. next time proof read what you are posting if you are trying to not sound like you hate katv.

besides, this blog has become stale...I say bring back the "where are they now" this place is starting to feel like daybreak.

 
At 1:20 AM, September 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we'd all be better off if comments were disabled 'round here. When has there been a civil, constructive discussion about a post? Even the Paul E. posts brought out some people bashing each other. Clearly, professionals are not hanging around here -- and for those of us who have moved on beyond Arkansas, it makes the home state look petty.

 
At 8:47 AM, September 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why doesn't katv run Nightline or at least run it at its regular time?? I'm a broadcast only guy (no cable) and I'd stay up another half hour for another shot of news late night! Why don't they run it??

 
At 6:33 PM, September 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The almighty dollar, that's why. They can get more money running a syndicated show right after the 10 than they could if they ran Nightline/Jimmy Kimmel when ABC airs it.

 
At 5:27 PM, September 23, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If i was the GM i would run Nightline after the 10:00 PM broadcast and run all of the other non essentail bull later on!
(You don't need a stupid collage educated fool to make alot of wrong decisions and hopping the viewership will be the right choise for us)!

 
At 6:45 PM, September 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're right, because according to your spelling I can tell you are much smarter than the average graduate.

 
At 7:44 AM, September 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another year, another sitcom dropped in the 10:35-11:05 timeslot at KaTV.

Make no mistake, KaTV is at a higher level than sub-par broadcasters (Equity's stable of MNTV and RTN stations)KWBF and KKYK-CA. Yet, KATV continues to behave like a nominal ABC affliate, refuses to promote HDTV on-air, and convinces Joe SixPack that they are the cutting edge, leading broadcaster in Arkansas because of their cheerleading of the Razorbacks.

Problem is that KaTV has little competition in the news department. KARK does well considering it has cheap owners, a weak bench and low budget. KTHV has a large budget but is hamstrung by Craig O'Neil, and a reputation for "soft" stories. KLRT does a single newscast, and none in the morning.

At least you have all those 60+ viewers in East Arkansas to pander to.

 
At 11:22 PM, September 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Previous poster. O'Neill is sports. How many times a day do people go to the local news site to see what's happened in sports? It was on sportscenter last nite. Craig serves his purpose. And I'm a hog fan...

KARK? They what? someone who? Ben and Jerry can't make a flavor people give a rip about.

KATV....
Why would KATV promote their HD when it was only a mini signal pointed at west little rock...To promote something before your set up and full power is not 7's deal... Though KATV does make the viewers feel that they are somehow the idiots while the whole time circle seven has been anchored in tradition. What bunk....Vic will drink to that. Frank still helps all he can too. That tradition is sand. Just as real is the economics of the situation of only being able to keep so many balls in the air when automotive lags behind with budgets that don't pan out. Budget means revenue vs expenses. Holding the bar up is tough for even the award, winning.....bla bla blas....at circle seven.

11 rules, 4 wishes, KLRT is amateurish fodder. Watch and compare.

-the real ledger -

 
At 7:39 AM, September 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem with 7 is they've forgotten how to lead. They're waiting for the world to get HD sets before they go full power. They're years behind on the internet. They don't get it and I'm pretty sure that as long as the same people stay in charge they never will.

They should have been first with full-power HD, they should cutting edge on the net but they're not. They're just playing catchup and they're not doing that very well.

 
At 9:50 AM, October 15, 2006, Blogger p.alan said...

Choosing a career different from broadcasting in my home state was perhaps one of my smartest decisions. The pubescent nature of all these anonymous posts becomes quite humorous after a while! DCG, are these entries from several different folks...or are they a limited and exclusive group of idiots?

 

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