Sunday, October 01, 2006

KTHV Not Sure How Things Will Flow When Dawn Scott Returns

KTHV General Manager Larry Audas tells Arkansas Business he's not for certain how things will flow when Dawn Scott returns November 1:

"KTHV General Manager Larry Audas said last week that even though the pregnant Scott and her husband are expected to complete their move back to central Arkansas “any day now,” the station is still not sure how things will flow with KTHV’s current staff of weeknight anchors, Andy Pearson and Liz Massey.

“We’re going to sit down in the next few weeks and figure out how best to handle the situation,” said Audas. “Dawn’s main concern was getting back on the air this fall instead of waiting until after the baby arrives.”"

36 Comments:

At 11:29 PM, October 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll tell you how things are going to flow - right out the door with someone. The money's not flowing that freely around THV. So who's interested in making odds?

 
At 11:36 PM, October 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everything's odd at 11 -- remember, the biggest star on the website is a cat!

 
At 7:23 AM, October 02, 2006, Anonymous an observer said...

Yeah. We all know that DAWN'S first priority was getting back on the air this fall BEFORE the baby's born.
Auda's must think people are idiots.

 
At 10:44 AM, October 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Larry thinks we're idiots yet he's the biggest of them all. Isn't that how it always works though?
"Flow?" I'd say it's more like a rapid raging current. If I worked there doing anything I'd have already checked out and found a stable job where the majority weren't morons. One or two make life fun. Too many and work's no fun at all. Especially when they get to be in charge??

 
At 11:20 AM, October 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

who would you say are maroons?

 
At 3:18 PM, October 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What must keep Audas up nights is that he knows exactly what's going to happen, yet lies to the newspaper.

Didn't you learn the 10 Commandments in college Mr. Audas?

We trust our news station to tell us the truth, not make up stories.

Not much of a saint, not much of a journalist for the reformed GM. You should try a "no comment" for a change.

 
At 5:38 PM, October 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is about to be a big turnover at 11 right under thier nose. It is due to Larry not being upfront with the anchors. Do they not realize some of their big hitters have other options on the table right now? If they let certain people get away, I will definatley question their business acumen. Most people are replaceable, but some people are not.

 
At 7:05 PM, October 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV has ridden Robin's baby adventures to increase their ratings, so it's no surprise that they would want a pregnant Dawn on the air in time for them to use it to draw viewers. Guess it makes some people feel warm and cuddly to watch a pregger on TV.

 
At 8:53 PM, October 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They couldn't say anything because there has been a snag in the Jim Katchings contract and announcement. Interesting development. It's too bad, because Katchings would have done great things in Little Rock.

 
At 10:06 PM, October 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who itf is "Jim Katchings"? And why does his name keep popping up on here?

 
At 10:51 PM, October 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's called the "BigJimBStory." Possibly some new segment at thv? Go back and read the posts and look at the times on them. Someone is just getting their jollies pretending they're 16y/o again. There is no Jim. Let's put that one to rest. It was old with the first post.

 
At 10:58 PM, October 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right. Because everyone who posts after 8pm is an idiot. Isn't that right 10:51pm?

 
At 9:59 AM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:58pm You might want to rethink that one.

 
At 11:05 AM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think again.

 
At 12:21 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you 11:05am. I stand corrected.
Definitely agree. The after 8pm poster(s) are idiots.

 
At 2:56 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know Dawn's a big girl, but it does not seem like a good idea to me to start a new job in your last month or so of pregnancy. (I have two children, and I work.) I hope it all works out for her, but to me, taking on a huge work responsibility just before giving birth seems, well, awful! I would want to concentrate on staying rested and getting ready for that baby. Are Dawn and her husband desperate for money? I just wouldn't want to do it. Only my opinion. Feel free to skewer me now.

 
At 9:27 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No skewering coming from here. I agree completely. One has to wonder. Are they financially strapped at the moment and in dire need? Does she just want everyone to know she's back in town? Doesn't seem to me she's putting the baby and her family life first. I'll probably get the skewering for that one but why put your body through too many top stressors, not to mention the baby you're carrying?! Moving, new job, blahblahblah. Maybe she's looking to be on the superwoman list? Selfish to me.

 
At 8:22 PM, October 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what? these postings act like Mick Jagger "like time is on your side" and you can do whatever you want marketing wise...

November is now. All this talk about babies, and no talk about who brings the beef to the book. Gee it's been done before (women having babies and returning, yes, even to the anchor desk). Did someone dis THV for Dawn being pregnant? Then dis KARK for Jancey being decent on the eyes, or Scott Inman for a new cadillac. Dawn obviously made a good connection at the right time, when she's at her marketing crest...can viewers relate to the pregnancy? Can they relate to THV's cat? What's new about the family concept from a tv station? It aint marketing science, but it is executed properly on the dawn pallette...I personally enjoy all the local stations....just don't understand what happened to healthy competitive spirit...the spirit of arkansas...the sap flows....

 
At 9:35 PM, October 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Believe me, it was not Dawn's idea to come back before the baby. Just another example of THV trying to do anything to boost ratings. I can't believe some of the things that come out of Audus's mouth over there. The morale has to be in the toilet.

 
At 9:51 PM, October 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I concur 9:35. Audus appears to be one full blown idiot. I would hate to imagine his words and no doubt noone but he can make any sense of the thought...i mean lack of....process behind the words. I do hope for Dawn's sake she is taking all of this into account.

Simply review some of the crazy decisions he's allowed(or initiated) over the past few years. Does the man have even one business brain cell in that head of his? I truly feel sorry for those who work under him yet it is their choice. I personally couldn't and wouldn't do it.

Amazing to me he's in the position he is. Not only does it seem to be well known by those who work at thv he's lacking but it's well known by the public sector as well. I've heard for years how inept he is. The big question is why is he still there??

 
At 10:47 AM, October 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's how I see it playing out.
THV will have another bad book in November.
Gannett places Audus in a "news consulting" role based at corporate.
Gannett finally puts the nut case sales manager in the g.m. position because they need another token female in a managerial position.
Morale continues to drop because employees hate the new g.m. more than they do Audus.
THV is back to 3rd place where they will stay for years.
Gannett finally sells the station. The nut case g.m. retires and drinks herself to death.

 
At 3:45 PM, October 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you say Anne Jansen's mini me.

 
At 11:12 PM, October 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:47 I'd say you hit the nail on the head.

 
At 7:48 AM, October 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Gannett finally puts the nut case sales manager in the g.m. position because they need another token female in a managerial position."

Must be a disgruntled KARK employee. Leslie has more talent in her pinky finger than the majority of people in this market.

 
At 8:52 AM, October 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talent to be a jerk? That many people can't wrong.

One thing is for sure. If they make her GM, they'll be looking for a promotions manager, too.

 
At 1:22 PM, October 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I personally think it will be great to watch. She's always wanted to follow in her daddy's footsteps and be a G.M.
Department heads will run as fast as they can and many employees will as well.
She has talent? No way. She has the attention span of a tick, who only knows how to suck the blood from those they come in contact with.
The only thing she excels in is being a two faced, backstabbing individual who calls alcohol her "mama juice." Professional? Nope
Respected? Only by those who have no backbone and are so weak they believe everything she says. Pathetic.

 
At 9:39 PM, October 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can this many people know about this lady? Have this many folks really worked with her and know what she's like? Sorry, I'm not informed evidently.

 
At 9:42 PM, October 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:52...Why should she be looking for another promo mgr.? Please explain.

 
At 10:33 PM, October 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just ask anyone in local tv news about her. She worked at KARK and all of the A.E.'s wrote a letter and were going to walk out if they didn't get rid of her. She showed up at KTHV months later. That many people may not know that much about her, but she manages to screw over just about everyone she comes in contact with.
Ask her clients how they feel about her.

 
At 11:30 PM, October 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OUCH!

 
At 11:46 PM, October 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't there anyone else on the revered team who has a shot at running the place? Is there only a pilot and co-pilot? No navigators???

 
At 1:26 AM, October 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:42, let's just say male department heads at KTHV should and will be updating their resumes when she is named GM. She trusts other women, not men.

She is condescending yet easy to work for until you're close enough that you're on her radar. When she feels her authority or position is remotely threatened based on an attitude or performance or her mood for the day, you will be suspect.

You'll get that squinty-eyed smile as she figures out how to use your ideas and talents to make her sparkle, regardless of whether the idea was yours or hers. That is, unless you have connections.

In fact, you will only achieve approval if you or your family have attained a high enough level of certain social status.

Take those qualities and give her a bigger title and more power and you figure it out. It won't make her any different than many other managers. It's just that she has a greater talent for it.

Oh, and it's not whether she will be named GM, but when. Look for it next spring/summer after the May book starts reflecting the problems brewing right now.

 
At 10:19 AM, October 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will her drinking problem (mama juice) be concern enough for Gannett to bring someone else in?

 
At 6:00 PM, October 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Approval/Social status? You have to be kidding me. She has very few friends and everyone remembers how her dad treated them back in the day. Give her some alcohol and watch her make a fool of herself. She's so transparent and insecure that when she gets nervous she plays with her glasses and trys to put her hair behind her ears.

 
At 6:54 PM, October 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

she knows who needs to be brouht back to us and they dont work in front of the camera.and they are just blocks away.

 
At 12:55 AM, October 08, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

could that be spellchecker?

 

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