Friday, November 03, 2006

Trouble in NWA?

This from an insider: "KFTA working staff to the bone. Not enough people. It is having a hard time keeping reporters. One just left. Problems with production also is ongoing. KFTA is having to pull KNWA staff."

71 Comments:

At 9:28 PM, November 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What reporter left? Can someone share?

 
At 10:24 PM, November 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure this news is a big shock to everybody...have you watched the newscast? Pathetic. I've seen college kids do a better job. But remember, It's About Time!

 
At 11:21 PM, November 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's going on here? Who's going to fill us in?

 
At 11:45 PM, November 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

as far as I'm aware, no one of any importance has left.

 
At 1:02 AM, November 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My guess is the problems extend beyond KFTA into KNWA.

 
At 5:55 AM, November 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But who left?

 
At 6:09 AM, November 04, 2006, Anonymous Michael said...

I notice that all of you give KNWA/KFTA a hard time, but they have produced good talent that has gone on to Little Rock stations. They've got former anchors and reporters at all the Little Rock stations: Beth Hunt at KATV, Tom Yazwinski and Sydney Hart at KARK, Mike Duncan and Aryana Evers at KTHV, and LaTreasha Woodruff at KLRT. Sounds like they have done a really good job of developing top talent. Now tell me where I'm wrong.

 
At 11:42 AM, November 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Now tell me where I'm wrong."

Uhh, their newscasts, aside from sports, largely suck.

Not that the content of the news matters though, right?

 
At 11:48 AM, November 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, their news may suck,(name the newscast up there that doesn't) but we're all fans of Sarge. Hang in there Sarge, better days are on the way!

 
At 3:12 PM, November 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarge is awesome.

 
At 4:04 PM, November 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm...I wonder what will happen if KFTA crumbles in a year, what will ole' Sarge do?

 
At 12:33 AM, November 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see, did'nt that news just start a few months ago? After seeing all of the product in that market over the last few years, whoever is making fun of them should look in the mirror. CBS is loaded with 12 yr olds and a couple washed ups! ABC is just a joke with that male anchor. Why do they keep him on the air? NBC tech issues and new faces everyday. The market is just begging for a newscast to come along. I'm not saying this Fox one is it until I get to really see it but all of you should just shut up!!

 
At 10:30 AM, November 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Dana Sargent available? I have a crush on her.

 
At 10:35 AM, November 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Dana Sargent, she has the cutest feet I've ever seen. My camera phone has a few pics.

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

Ginny Barksdale is very easy on the eyes!

 
At 11:51 AM, November 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Dana Sargent, she has the cutest feet I've ever seen. My camera phone has a few pics.

That could be considered stalking in a dozen states.

 
At 1:47 PM, November 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

but in Arkansas, it's considered normal behavior...

 
At 3:44 PM, November 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reporter who left is Mary Marsh. As for the production problems, I have no idea. Other than there's a producer and a director job opening listed.

 
At 5:51 PM, November 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why did Mary Marsh leave? did she get another job?

 
At 7:57 PM, November 05, 2006, Anonymous Cheryl FS said...

Speaking of northwest Arkansas, kudos to 40-29 sports department. I had a question about Saturday's game against Tennessee and emailed my question to channel 5 and 40/29 around 11:30am. Derrick Burleson got back to me with a response within two hours and then I heard from Mark Lericos shortly after. Thanks guys for being on top of things.

 
At 11:56 PM, November 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This FOX 24 thing was a bad idea. Nexstar should focus all its attention on KNWA, instead of stretching its alredy thin resources.

 
At 12:06 AM, November 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:57, yeah... everytime I have messaged them with a question or comment, I get at least two responses back quickly... that means a lot to me, actually...

 
At 11:12 AM, November 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah... it means a coule of things. 1) You're probably the only one asking them questions and 2) they have nothing else to do but hang around and wait for someone dumb enough to be e-mailing them.

 
At 1:13 PM, November 06, 2006, Anonymous Rob said...

They are new and just trying to find the right mix of people. I say give them some time to build their team up and work out the production issues. Takes time to ramp up a staff and can burn people out. Just think they started from scratch so that is more to say than a lot of these stations that have been around for a long time and still can't get it right.

 
At 1:16 PM, November 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, did the above poster e-mail and never get a response? Sounds like you're a little bitter. It's good to hear that the sports guys are writing back...good for them!

 
At 1:31 PM, November 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary Marsh was asked to leave cause of her profile on myspace.com

 
At 1:32 PM, November 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to disagree with the above post. I think Ginny Barksdale has cuter feet than THE SARGE.

A guy who has worked with both

 
At 2:03 PM, November 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary Marsh was not ask to leave because of her myspace.com profile.

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

Mary left due to serious family issues that required her immediate and longterm attention.

 
At 4:01 PM, November 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary is very talented and will find work at another station when her family issue is worked out. She has a great spirit and is truly one of the nicest people you will ever meet.

I bet we see her on another station soon enough.

 
At 6:55 PM, November 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's absolutely stunning to hear a Nexstar owned station struggling!

It's unheard of!

BTW, Mary Marsh has great talent. She'll get her chance again for a much better station. She won't have to look long to find one better than KFTA/KNWA!

 
At 9:08 PM, November 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary will be working in NWA soon enough or she will be in the Little Rock area. Poor Jessica Dean is having to hustle around a whole lot I bet.

I did like seeing Mary on camera. She was is good looking and her personality comes off great on air.

 
At 10:41 PM, November 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who said anything about the Nexstar station struggling? I don't think losing a reporter would make it a struggling situation. Please remember Fox was an Equity station. Call it what you may but Nexstar has turned a very bad Fox station into a start up station that ten fold of what it was. I have to admit that they can do more with a few people than most of us can do with a small army.

 
At 11:23 PM, November 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone notice how Daren Bobb's double chin wobbles when he talks?

 
At 12:15 AM, November 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What have the reactions been for Daren new role at 5? Does anybody care...

 
At 10:34 AM, November 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone notice how Daren Bobb's double chin wobbles when he talks?

Good to see ya watching a good station! Welcome aboard NWA's best station, and best of all, no WINTERR STOOORRMMMS!!!!

 
At 12:02 PM, November 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So how long do we have to wait until that winter storm joke gets old. OH WAIT, It already is.

 
At 12:26 PM, November 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daren Bobb is cute.

Bridget

 
At 12:27 PM, November 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Daren, Channel 5 knows what it is doing. They knew young female reporters there wouldn't consider having a fling with this guy like they did with Tim Malone.

 
At 12:29 PM, November 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was a called winter storm! I called that winter storm!

Houston Nutt III

 
At 12:39 PM, November 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Mary left due to serious family issues that required her immediate and longterm attention.

3:22 PM, November 06, 2
Hey Oprah, no she didn't. Did you see her profile? Enough said.

HER PROFILE! Get off it she talks about Jesus being her savior and how much she loves her friends! It is not some crazy Win Noble crap! She is not some wild girl but a truly nice person that had some family issues. So what was so bad with her profile that god her fired! NOTHING.

 
At 12:42 PM, November 07, 2006, Anonymous Rob said...

Her profile on myspace had Zero to do with her leaving KFTA.

I would like to know what the person who is accusing Mary of being fired thinks he or she really knows. I bet they are just making $%$% up to get a rise.

 
At 1:05 PM, November 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary didn't get fired but the director and producer openings at KNWA are from firings.

 
At 1:29 PM, November 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oooh, a WINTER STORM!!!! of a scandal at KNWA. What producer got fired???

 
At 1:46 PM, November 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HER PROFILE! Get off it she talks about Jesus being her savior and how much she loves her friends! It is not some crazy Win Noble crap! She is not some wild girl but a truly nice person that had some family issues. So what was so bad with her profile that god her fired! NOTHING.

12:39 PM, November 07, 2006

Good try Mary!

 
At 1:48 PM, November 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what was so bad with her profile that god her fired! NOTHING.

that is got her fired. you don't even know the sutuation. oops i made a boo boo, know the situation, i corrected it.

 
At 1:49 PM, November 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was a called myspace profile. I called that myspace profile.

Houston Nutt III

 
At 1:50 PM, November 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary Marsh couldn't keep up with the Sarge. She is soooo sexy. Yummy Yummy

 
At 1:52 PM, November 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blah Blah Blah, who doesn't have problems. Just take the lead from razorback nation guys, talk about sports, hit on interns at knwa, and also sarge and barskdale, and drink beers all the time, sounds like a nice gig. See ya Mary Marsh, she couldn't hang with the big dogs. Ruff Ruff

 
At 1:52 PM, November 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ones trying to defend Mary Marsh, why don't you my space a couple of deeez in your mizzy.

 
At 1:53 PM, November 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice blog here. Sarge is way hotter anyway.

 
At 1:56 PM, November 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your right, Ginny Barksdale or Dana Sargent, rather have a date with one of them. Mary Marsh was nice though, she will be just fine and I wish her well.

Aron Peters

 
At 2:04 PM, November 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aaron, you spelled your name wrong.

 
At 2:06 PM, November 07, 2006, Anonymous Rob said...

I love the fact that people are trying to use myspace as a reason to think Mary left KFTA.

How petty. To the person who said they know the "situation" please tell us all what really went down! Mary was not fired. Check her myspace out at www.myspace.com/marymaymarsh and see if anyone can find anything wrong on it! Nothing is there! So stop spreading lies about Mary and let it go. She left because of family issues. That is all.

 
At 3:59 PM, November 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary left due to serious family issues, like I said before (I'm "Oprah" apparently.) I worked -very- closely with and spoke to Mary on the phone multiple times EVERY SINGLE DAY she worked at Fox, including the morning that she quit. She was -not- fired, and we were all sad to see her go, from management on down. There isn't an inappropriate bone in her body, especially via myspace.

As a side note, the producer position and the director position that are open are not due to firings either.

 
At 4:17 PM, November 07, 2006, Anonymous Edward said...

Thank you for that! People hide behind the Anonymous postings on her and libel others with no one holding them to account.

Mary is top notch and anyone who says otherwise does not know her!

 
At 11:09 AM, November 08, 2006, Anonymous RS said...

Mary is great and we can't wait to see her back on air. We'll be praying for you and your family.

 
At 12:49 PM, November 08, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ditto! She will come back even stronger, once she's working for a newsteam with a few more resources.
Seriously, one man banding it is rough!

 
At 12:50 PM, November 08, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Aaron, you spelled your name wrong.

2:04 PM, November 07, 2006

A different Aron than Aaron. Same last name though.

 
At 12:54 PM, November 08, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Donald Trump says " Mary Marsh, you plus your my space profile equals YOUR FIRED FROM KNWA!

 
At 9:30 PM, November 09, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey moderator, please take down this entire thread, it's been polluted by a bunch of retards like the above poster.

That way they'll have more time to go back to work at 40/29 and look for Craig's tooth.

 
At 12:48 PM, November 10, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Moderator, don't worry about finding Craig's tooth, the person who wrote the above post knows exactly where it is stuck and I think that person loves it. I can't help it that you have a crush on Craig Cannon, he only dates chicks that don't look homely. Holla

 
At 5:09 PM, November 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The biggest problem with FOX 24?!

Not enough FOX News. Most of it is local, prepackaged BS. I don't really like FOX News, but I would imagine that would be a real turnoff.

That, AND seeing the same damn programs from KNWA air day and night(including some that are NBC owned).

Yeah, Fox 24 may have a better signal, but as an affiliate, they suck pretty bad.

 
At 7:07 PM, November 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blah Blah Blah...

The blog is not going anywhere anymore. Guess all the Mary Haters packed up and split. Thank God!

 
At 2:23 PM, November 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How dumb is the person with the above post? UH, very dumb. HOLLA!

 
At 2:25 PM, November 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarge is better anyway.

 
At 9:20 AM, November 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarge's boyfriend needs to stop posting here.

 
At 2:44 PM, November 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

True and so do the Mary haters

 
At 11:39 PM, December 03, 2006, Anonymous James said...

There's even talk around NWA that a former Arkansas' NBC/KNWA senior director may be coming back. Is this true? Isn't that Rob guy in Little Rock?? Who the heck would that be then?

 
At 11:46 AM, December 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary Marsh is now working at KFSM

 
At 9:08 PM, May 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary Marsh is hot!

 

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