Friday, April 13, 2007

KATV Sports Reporter Canned

Several reliable tipsters have e-mailed in and have said that KATV Hog Central reporter Rusty Jackson has been fired! On KATV's website, the opening for a sports reporter has been posted.

51 Comments:

At 7:30 PM, April 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that's true, then it's the best move KATV has made in a LONG time. His nightly rants from Fayetteville were embarrasing.

 
At 7:39 PM, April 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they really wanted to improve their station, they would fire Scott Inman.

 
At 7:56 PM, April 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are a number of people at ch.7 who should be let go, however, Scott Inman is not one of them

 
At 8:12 PM, April 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

bummer that a guys dream was interrupted by a few stupid comments...sports guys can get away with alot, but he pushed it too much.

what will they do for hog central now, though?

 
At 8:17 PM, April 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

His bio is still on KATV.COM. How typical.

 
At 8:34 PM, April 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly what did he say?

 
At 8:56 PM, April 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, will Dale III become the next Hog Central reporter?

 
At 8:58 PM, April 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will KATV be involved in the selection of the next Voice of the Razorbacks?

 
At 10:50 PM, April 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, will Dale III become the next Hog Central reporter?

Probably the next GM. He has connections I hear.

 
At 11:09 PM, April 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what did he say - is this just a case of people being ultrasensitive?

 
At 8:52 AM, April 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the heck is going on over in LR? Come back to NWA/FSM, Rusty.

 
At 9:57 AM, April 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank Broyles must be calling the shots at KATV now...what a bonehead move! maybe the man doing the head chopping should go!

 
At 10:01 AM, April 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it's because he wasn't spending enough time texting with HDN.

 
At 10:26 AM, April 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a joke...rusty was great. your loss katv.

 
At 10:55 AM, April 14, 2007, Blogger the spook said...

"I tell ya ..."

 
At 11:11 AM, April 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What?! Can someone fill people in who are out of the loop? Why was Rusty Jackson fired?

If anything...what kind of comments did he make?

 
At 11:14 AM, April 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was Rusty BRAGging on the air about the anchor he once dated?

 
At 2:21 PM, April 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope he was fired for the stupid questions/comments he made at Pelphrey's opening news conference. "You've got me fired up; I want to play. Are you going to stay more than a day?" What a moron.

 
At 5:40 PM, April 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Frank Broyles must be calling the shots at KATV now...what a bonehead move! maybe the man doing the head chopping should go!"

Duh! You think?

 
At 6:44 PM, April 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HERE"S RUSTY!!!! AND THERE OFF

 
At 7:59 PM, April 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had he only gotten a DWI he could go right to KNWA!

 
At 9:59 PM, April 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's because he posted a comment on this blog not too long ago...

 
At 11:37 PM, April 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

RJ was really doing well in Fayetteville and covering the Hogs. I hope he lands on his feet.

 
At 8:34 AM, April 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Clay Henry or Dudley Dawson could replace Rusty as Hog Central.
Usually all Rusty did was interview them anyway.
Jackson is a fun guy, but he treated his job more like a playground than a profession. He'll learn from this and be better because of it.

 
At 10:08 AM, April 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

... man crush....

 
At 10:44 AM, April 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one's saying why he was fired. What happened?

 
At 11:13 AM, April 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He made several inappropriate comments on air...including saying he had a "man crush" on Pelphrey. Surprised he wasn't fired months ago.

 
At 1:00 PM, April 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I need a job!

Don Imus

 
At 1:18 PM, April 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rusty did a really good job. Wish him the best.

 
At 3:25 PM, April 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's wrong with saying he had a "man crush". I've never seen him on the air but it sounds like he has a lot of personality and may be fun to watch. Why is that a bad thing?

 
At 8:49 AM, April 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought it was pathetic when Rusty basically called that coach from South Alabama a liar. He said somethng like "that coach said he quit for family reasons, but I'm going to find out the real reason. I'm getting to the bottom of this!" Really classy. Did Rusty drink? That is a serious question.

 
At 9:19 AM, April 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you mean the coach from Creighton.

 
At 11:40 AM, April 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, we'd gladly have Rusty back in NWA in a cold second.

If the "man crush" comment is truly what somebody considered the last straw, or even "are you going to stay for me than a day?" (actually that's pretty hilarious, God forbid andyone crack a joke in Broyles' general direction), this has got to be one of the dumbest moves I've ever seen.

Come on home Rusty.

 
At 12:11 PM, April 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is supposed to be doing sports NEWS and not sports OPINION

 
At 12:16 PM, April 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's how it went down. (one possibility)

Rusty makes a remark.
Broyles calls Dale the first.
Dale tells Dixon to put a stop to it.
Dixon mentions it in passing to Rusty.
(Bad ratings come in)
Dale wants to fire somebody. Too lazy to figure out how.
Rusty does it again.
Dale tells Dixon to pull the trigger.
Randy gets off the couch long enough to fire Rusty.
Dale's happy for at least another week.

 
At 5:32 PM, April 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I assure you Rusty doesn't drink.

 
At 12:19 PM, April 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's probably dehydrated then. HA, HA! LOL!

 
At 2:09 PM, April 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rusty Jackson did an exceptional job while working for KATV. At least he brought some life and personality to such a dull market. I have personally worked with him and know that he has a great work ethic. I feel sorry for the next anchor/reporter that KATV decides to can. Maybe they use the magic 8 ball on Randy's desk to come up with such lame decisions. Good Luck Rusty!

 
At 11:55 PM, April 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah Rusty...keep your head up. You will get another gig within no time, so just dust yourself off and rise again. It was great working with you at 40/29 and I wish you all of the best. From the Queen City....

 
At 10:44 AM, April 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rusty and Win Noble can now be in a band together !

 
At 12:54 PM, April 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

See a producer openning at KATV...did someone leave or get fired?

 
At 2:39 PM, April 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, she left to be the CW host or something

 
At 10:00 PM, April 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wrong. She is going to the #1 station in Atlanta. And she will do great!

 
At 2:54 PM, April 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is this "she" we are referring to?

 
At 4:17 PM, April 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the producer that left KATV

 
At 6:29 AM, April 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish people would lighten up...it is just sports we are talking about.

Good luck Rusty!!

 
At 9:13 PM, April 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

rusty is a good guy and super fun to hang out with. i do agree his on air personality does tend to be one of a "comedian". for example, one night after MNF on 40/29, it was almost 1 am by the time we went on and he had to crack a joke about "Nutt replacing his Dick with a new Johnson" LOL, but who didn't see that coming AND if you ever follow closed captioning, he's written personal ads into his scripts as well. Just you can only see them on CC.

He's a goofball but he's awesome, I missed working with him and if it wasn't for MySpace or Lericos, I still wouldn't even be talking to him probably.

 
At 4:05 AM, May 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rusty join KNWA on their Razorback Nation

 
At 4:09 AM, May 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What would Rusty Jackson's and Win Nobles band be named.

 
At 5:23 PM, January 22, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rusty Jackson's replacement was horrible. They need to hire Rusty back and fire Bo McCasslin.

 
At 11:55 AM, October 06, 2011, Anonymous www.mueblescebreros.com said...

This cannot really work, I feel so.

 

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