Sunday, September 24, 2006

Poll of the Week Returns

Thought I'd begin the weekly pool feature again. This week's poll deals with the return of Dawn Scott to KTHV in November. Will Dawn's return to KTHV help the station gain viewers? Take the poll!

43 Comments:

At 12:39 AM, September 25, 2006, Anonymous Timmy T said...

Why can't TV stations learn what I learned in college? Anyone who has broken up with someone and later got back together to give it one more try knows what I'm talking about. It's just not as good the second time around.

There are exceptions. KARK is hopeful Mosler will be one. KTHV is betting Dawn will as well (even as they give up on another second-time-arounder in Andy?)

Besides...was Dawn on air in this market long enough to justify the "Triumphant Return!" treatment?
It's not like Karen Fuller, Margaret Preston, Carolyn Long or Gina Kurrie are coming back.

 
At 2:44 AM, September 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Take the pole".

I'm not the only one that laughed at this line, am I?

 
At 3:00 AM, September 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dawn isn't that great. What next the return of LISA WEBER!!!!

 
At 3:25 AM, September 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The answer to the question is - no. She will not have the impact they expect her to have. They might gain a point or tow here and there, but overall, it won't matter. KATV wins at 5 and 6pm, KARK number 2.

 
At 7:30 AM, September 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She will have a HUGE impact!

People LOVE Dawn and the other stations KNOW that deep down!

 
At 9:13 AM, September 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dawn won't move things much... certainly not as much as Melissa Simas has helped KARK's morning show !!!!!

 
At 9:32 AM, September 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is Melissa Simas?

 
At 10:09 AM, September 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's not going to help that much. They might get a little bump to begin with but things will return to normal very quickly. Besides, she's only going to be on for a little while anyway and then go on maternity leave. We'll get to see two triumphant returns of Dawn Scott. This looks more and more like a stunt that will backfire in their face.

 
At 10:19 AM, September 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONO

 
At 12:04 PM, September 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I won't be watching.

 
At 10:45 PM, September 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not one person, or plan like a Dawn returns will do it...
it is a combination of many things. Who wins the ratings race overall? Who wins the web race? Who has digital clout? Who is playing catch-up? Who is on the decline? Who can really market? Who really can understand how to market the whole deal? -MediaSnob will reserve whom it feels can do that the best.

Viewing from a distance...(however far away a satellite is) and viewing for a certain time (long enough to know who Dawn is)...THE VERDICT IS...Dawn seems to chase a story as well as any of the anchors in question who might be glued to their chairs. She seemed to be part of the growth at 11...how those knuckleheads managed to grow that thing from nothing....what a mystery.

I get it though...

-MediaSnob

 
At 9:19 AM, September 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you bipolar?

 
At 9:59 AM, September 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excuse me extreme shallowness... but Dawn's nose has just gotten worse and worse! A simple nosejob would have it back on track

 
At 12:51 PM, September 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Comebacks aren't as good the second time around? Why don't you ask BJ Sams?

 
At 10:26 PM, September 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the same Dawn who got so little publicity that THV is having to do constant promos for right? What's her last name again?

Triumphant return?? Ok....that one's just hilarious! Let's see just how overboard we can be THV!LMAO!!

Will I be watching? I suppose I might tune in for the first few minutes just to check for a streaker running across the set. That was her 15 min of fame afterall so never know. Otherwise? No. I'll not be watching.

It's obvious Andy turned THV around, second timer or not. Dawn doesn't have the capabilities however that Andy does....nor the talent, experience, knowledge, credibility...uhh....need I go further? You get the picture I'm sure. It is rather large,loud and clear afterall.

Better pull out your kleenex now THV. You've got some crying ahead of you. Red swollen eyes aren't pretty period but especially not when put with a huge red honker nose. Dawn's stint as an "ittybitty I think I'm a celebrity" wrestling stunt did her no favors. Has she heard the term RHINOplasty??

 
At 11:20 PM, September 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...someone peed in your cheerios? If it wasn't at least a two station race, then we'd probably see Dale (the big pard) back doing weather. The competition is good for little rock. It keeps the quality up to standards and everything in check. You oldtimes from 7 know this! Why hate the other guys so much? Where is the respect. Is this the same blog where some of the real players from KATV broke down and made sense of a few of their entries...after leau of Paul's Death. I thought we and this blog gained something when we lost him...nah...you continue to hate anything that works, or competes, or pays people's salaries...You should get a state job...and some time off. With all of the talk about stations going down, you dudes are more like the Ozzy Osborne's of journalism...biting off the heads of stuff.

-Ozzy, put your shirt back on!

 
At 10:53 AM, September 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What makes you think all the negative comments are coming from KATV? Isn't it possible that other people that don't work at channel 7 don't like Dawn and aren't joining in on the lovefest that is Dawn's return.

I swear you guys are so obsessed with channel 7 that your judgement is completely clouded. It doesn't matter what they do or when they do it, they either stole an idea or it was a stupid idea. Maybe if you guys put a little more energy into improving your product and not just trying to bring down KATV you might actually win once in a while. Bringing Dawn in is a good try but not what is needed.

You guys always obsess over KATV not being original but what about this. Bringing back a marginal anchor who had some popularity from years ago. Talk about being out of ideas. Look at the numbers people, she couldn't get the job done back then and she won't get it done this time either.

 
At 1:50 PM, September 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think KATV blows, but Dawn's Arkansas nose job is BAD!! C'mon girl,you couldn't get someone better. Beth Ward would have set you up, she looks 59 with her job.

 
At 3:31 PM, September 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish DCG wouold establish a CLEAR, CONSISTENT standard as to what isn't appropriate to say/discuss when posting comments.

I have recently posted very non-controversial comments which have been deleted...and I have seen others on here complain about the same thing.

I think sometimes his mood plays a part in what is accepted and what isn't. I don't mean to be ugly. It's nice of him to do this blog. I just wish I knew....when I decide to comment....EXACTLY what cannot be said, and/or what words cannot be used so I won't risk deletion.

Thanks DCG.:)

 
At 3:36 PM, September 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

DCG has his bias, 3:31. No question about it. I, like you, appreciate him hosting this blog. BUT, like you, I hate the inconsistency and unpredictability with which comments are chosen to be deleted. I wish he would establish a definite standard and stick by it.

 
At 3:59 PM, September 27, 2006, Anonymous an oBserver said...

Having corresponded with DCG after having one of my post's deleted, I can confirm that he told me "I do not tolerate profanity." Beyond that, I cannot offer much.

 
At 7:25 PM, September 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks 3:59. That's obviously not the only standard though. I wish DCG would post himself on this issue. Thanks!

 
At 11:57 PM, September 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give me a break.
I wouldn't believe anything DCG would write about. EVER.
When he gets a LEGITIMATE job as a journalist, then I might actually think about caring. Until then... I only visit this site when I need a laugh. It's interesting to see someone take themself so seriously and pose as someone of importance. And you KNOW this one will be one of the first posts he wants to delete. Too bad the people he writes about all the time don't have the option to delete negative posts about them.

 
At 1:06 PM, September 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Expect the big Jim Katchings announcement on Monday!

 
At 2:54 PM, September 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In my opinion, a BLOG is all about being able to express your opinions. If you're not interested in people's opinions, then why host a blog? Censorship is not good, and if you're going to be BIG BROTHER, then just shut the blog down.

 
At 5:33 PM, September 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, it will help, if the fisher-anchor is displaced

 
At 9:31 PM, September 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm also hearing about changes at THV very soon.
I think the Dawn hire is now about to cause those changes that were rumoured.

A revamped 5pm along with Jim Ketchup!

 
At 9:33 PM, September 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was looking back at the July 2005 Blog archives "Where are they now?" and got cracked up at the thread after thread...saying Dawn will NEVER come back to Arkansas, and the "she's married to a Doctor."

Looks like alot of us were wrong!

 
At 9:56 PM, September 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

____________________________
What makes you think all the negative comments are coming from KATV? Isn't it possible that other people that don't work at channel 7 don't like Dawn and aren't joining in on the lovefest that is Dawn's return.

----sept 27th at 10:53

if you are a player at your station, and not just an entry level, i have also worked there. It was long ago but it gave me enough of the flavor. You should know it was Dixon who drove up the antie on Dawn, and he did it with Kate's recouped salary. KATV wanted her worse than you'll ever know or would be safe admitting.
In the thread-
If the slant seemed too anti katv I apologize. I really do respect the station, and a ton of the folks there but the big pard axed me too. So it just leaked out like a bad slice at golf. I'll try to keep in the middle from now on and try not to duck hook it.

-Jim Katchings
Pard Nailer and ratings clutch!

-

 
At 10:30 PM, September 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that Jim Katchings will surprise a lot of people with his down home wit and sneak-up-on-ya delivery. Word is that the big announcement is still set for Monday, and I think you are right about that 5pm.

 
At 10:34 PM, September 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just saw the story on Richard Gunter's retirement on THV. What a great tribute. Now here's something for you youngsters. This guy has really seen it. He's been from film to digital. Rich is a class act. Congratulations Richard.

-Your competitors who are glad you're at home and not at THV.

 
At 10:35 PM, September 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone told me that they saw Josh Locan at lunch with some Little Rock tv people. Wow. If Josh comes to this market that would be huge for Little Rock.

 
At 10:39 PM, September 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

katchings will be like a ratings vacume. The dude is absolutely the answer for any web or on air woes. You'll see. The market's first 10 year contract has been inked........your mouths and your hearts will gape open.

Welcome Jim!

 
At 12:57 AM, September 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm thinking out loud here... a former KATV male on-air who would be enough to draw the Pard's attention a long time ago.

Greg Hurst; nope
David Davis: David who?
Andy Pearson; nope
Guy who went to Chicago: nope
guy who went to Boston: nope
guy who had no neck: nope
guy who started bus tour company: nope
Dewayne Graham: hey... maybe.

You had me going until the ten year deal line. Bwaaaaaaa. At 11? Bwwwaaaaaa.

It's all bullshemp.

 
At 11:20 AM, September 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, who's Jim Katchings or Ketchings or Ketchup or whatever? Does this person even exist?

 
At 2:10 PM, September 29, 2006, Anonymous an observer said...

An extensive search turns up nothing on this so-called Katchings. These posts about his hiring have little credibility. Furthermore, a alleged ten year contract for an unknown with no evident broadcast experience tends to make me think that this is BS! According to another thread on this blog, this guy is a Morrillton Vo-tech graduate. Yeah--Jim Katchings is going to KTHV. It would prove that Audas has no business in this business.

Nonetheless, I do know that KATV was VERY interested in recruiting Dawn to return to LR. It would not surprise me if a bidding war had erupted over Dawn.

 
At 2:20 PM, September 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As usual on this blog, You're completely wrong.

 
At 8:46 PM, September 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wrong about Katchings? Because KATV not only wanted Dawn Scott, they thought they had her.

 
At 9:49 PM, September 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No they didn't.

 
At 2:48 PM, October 01, 2006, Anonymous an observer said...

I personally had a discussion with a senior member of KATV management about 6-9 months after Dawn's departure and was asked to provide her e-mail and phone number.

The implication at the time wasn't that they wanted to just call and say hello. But what do I know?

So far, the rumor about Andy's departure remains a RUMOR. Lots of posters seems to have taken this as fact. It remains a RUMOR!!

As to this Katchings fellow---we'll see. Nothing anout this guy on the we. If KTHV wants to try another unknown on the anchor desk, good luck to them--they will certainly need it. Susan Newkirk got very lucky with Craig---Maybe Audas will get lucky too--maybe not.

 
At 2:49 PM, October 01, 2006, Anonymous an observer said...

on the WEB.

 
At 2:51 PM, October 01, 2006, Anonymous an observer said...

nothing about this guy on the web.

 
At 9:49 PM, October 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dawn will NOT make a difference at 5 & 6. THV will still be 2nd or 3rd. She'll help bolster 10pm - that's it.

 

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