Sunday, December 31, 2006

KTBS, KSLA Asleep at the Wheel

Severe storms moved through the Ark-La-Tex overnight Friday/early Saturday morning (12/29-30), and one viewer made this observation: "Torando warning last night around 1:45am, and the ONLY station to break in with the warning was KTAL. Where were the other Stormtracking stations???Rustin Duke broke in with weather updates all night."

17 Comments:

At 9:37 AM, January 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was late and Friday night, nobody was watching anyway.

 
At 10:15 AM, January 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Solution: NOAA Weather Radio with SAME or Tone Alert. Automatic site specific alerts.

 
At 12:59 PM, January 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why was only one person watching severe weather? That doesn't happen in Little Rock or NWA. Thank God for that one weather guy.

 
At 3:14 PM, January 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I'm visiting family here in Arkansas for the holidays. I keep seeking this ridiculously over-exuberant ads for "Today's THV." The only probably is, saying "Today's THV" is totally nonsensical. My relatives have lived here for over three years and they can't tell me what "Today's THV" is. Would anyone care to shed some light on this awful television station's attempt at marketing itself?

 
At 3:56 PM, January 01, 2007, Anonymous charles said...

SWEET!!! the #3 guy at the #3 station is the only guy eyeing storms? Way2go Shreveport!! But I guess Christmas vacation and the weekend is much more important than.....YOUR JOB!
Hats off to Mr. duke

 
At 4:28 PM, January 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I noticed Ed Buckner say we wouldn't have much rain. Brett and Ned said we would. My central Arkansas rain gauge said 3 and a half inches. Seems like quite a bit.

 
At 6:50 PM, January 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think they rely on there computer graphics too much.
I got 2.5" in Conway. I love Ed Buckner, but the weekened girl is getting on my nerves.

 
At 8:39 PM, January 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Charles...Plus it wasn't "severe" it was heavy rainfall...or at least Southwest Arkansas there were no warnings issued, so who cares?

 
At 9:26 PM, January 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just curious - did anyone else notice that the local ABC station stayed with the live NY feed through our official central AR New Year? Typcially they tape delay or replay the ball dropping at midnight. Instead they were showing some boy band singing and then went to a commercial with seconds to go before the big stroke of midnight. What gives?

 
At 1:15 AM, January 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:26, I noticed that as well, and it was crazy! If you're referring to KATV, that is. I didn't checking KTBS ... did ABC send out an HD feed for the central time zone (a replay)? I would think so, but maybe the MCO didn't do something right... In any case, it was kind of pointless to even show the New Year's Eve show if they weren't going to show the ball drop. Someone should email KATV to see what was up.

 
At 8:10 AM, January 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In NW Louisiana they had 1) Torando warning for Natchiotces?(whatever) and was under a Tornado watch for 12 hours. I doubt anyone cut in for heavy rain? It looked crazy down in Shreveport at 1-3am. Good job KTAL!!

 
At 1:50 PM, January 02, 2007, Blogger Brian Tritch said...

9:26 jan 1, 2007 poster:

I agree. Come to think of it, KAIT in Jonesboro did the same thing because they didn't show it, and I flipped over to KATV and they didn't show it either and Neither did WPTY ABC 24 out of Memphis. I have all three of those stations on my cable system and none of them showed the ball drop at midnight our time, It must have been something with ABC, I dunno! But I'd sure like to hear the story behind that one on why apparently none of the ABC stations showed it drop at midnight (2AM ET) because I used to always watch that. Well, Not this year!

 
At 2:41 PM, January 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought this topic was about severe wx in the Shreveport area. What's all the unimportant jabber about Arkansas? Actually, I can't believe I just sent this anyway!

 
At 6:52 AM, January 03, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've lived in Arkansas for 6 years and I still don't know what "Today's THV" means. It's really quite odd. I see why people think we are so backwords.

 
At 3:56 AM, January 04, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you know have no idea what Todays THV means either.I quess if it slogan that satisfys them let it be.to My understanding KTHV has went by that logo since the mid 1990's.I kinda wish their would go by CBS 11.

 
At 4:56 PM, January 04, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's is marketing ploy. KTHV (Today's THV) was loosing ratings point to KATV. Apparently the stations call letters are too similar for most Arkies to distinguish between. Every time someone would say KAHV, KHAV, etc. Channel 7 would get the ratings points so Channel 11 changed their identity to Today's THV. Before TV their was a radio station in Hot Springs, KTHS (Come To Hot Springs) which became KTHV when television came along.

 
At 6:06 PM, January 04, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey where has Todd Warren been, does that guy ever work?

 

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