Monday, May 21, 2007

KLRT First at 9 With ALLTel Sale News

An e-mailer tells me KLRT was first to break the news of the ALLTel sale. The emailer says KLRT had continuous coverage for the entire 9pm hour Sunday night.

82 Comments:

At 9:29 AM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So KLRT breaks another big story in this market and that's your reply!!!!!

No class and no brains.

 
At 10:13 AM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KLRT is the little engine that could. Pretty soon they're going to climb that mountain - huffing and puffing their way to the top!

 
At 10:18 AM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone had the story. They were on at 9pm because they have a newscast at that time.

 
At 10:40 AM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly, Everybody had it. It wasn't like Fux 16 had an exclusive. They're on first so they get to give the news of the day first. Doesn't matter though because no one is watching.

 
At 11:22 AM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get serious people. The news broke after the 5:00 newscasts had wrapped up. It is not big enough news to do any sort of a cut in about. Fox 16 is the only station who does news before 10:00 so of course they'r going to have it first. That's like praising the Sunday paper for having Wednesday's weather forcast before the Monday paper.

 
At 11:33 AM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If EVERYONE was SUPPOSED to have that story, then why did it take KARK until 10:07 p.m. to report the story??!! It was a hastily arranged reader that didnt even include the groups who were purchasing Alltel. Get real people! KARK looked like deer in headlights at 10:07pm...no graphics...nothing...

 
At 11:37 AM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey "Little Engine That Could" - sometimes you say "they" when referring to Fox 16 and sometimes you say "we". Fox 16 is The Little Engine That Couldn't decide between posting as itself and pretending to be a supporter - huffing, puffing, and tooting it's own horn as it meanders through mediocraty.

 
At 11:55 AM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you smell, la la la la, what the rock is cookin!

 
At 12:00 PM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If a tree, alone in the forest, fell, would it make a sound? Guess now we will hear about them "being first" for a month. Would also guess that my advertising rates for 16 will go up. If so, think I will try something else-just not worth the value THEY place on it!!

 
At 12:04 PM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All you news people are so into outdoing each other and all of that "In your face!" sort of ballyhoo. If you're so compeetitive, why don't you start up a softball league or something? Better yest, how about you channel some of this intensity into proofing your product?

 
At 12:14 PM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And this is why none of you will ever work in real television, outside the state of Arkansas. You can't quit arguing amongst yourselves to focus on your own damned show.

 
At 12:31 PM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's just because he doesn't have a third leg like the chicken does.

 
At 2:51 PM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes the story broke after the 5pm news.

At FOX16 we have a nine so that is where people saw it first.

Oh look at the book people are watching us. If you can't read a ratings book then go to your reasearch department and have them teach you.

So the other stations had been working on the story since 5pm and did not think it was that big of a deal.

At 10pm THV had a reader...KATV had vo....KARK, were good news matters, had a reader 7 minutes in the show.

So by what you people are saying on here is, "This wasn't that big of a story and FOX16 blew it out."

And if you think that Greg, Rob,and Rob from 4, Nick and others at 11 and the whole bunch at 7 do not get on this board and blow their own horns, than your crazy.

Please keep slamming us at FOX16. At least your talking about us.

 
At 2:55 PM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is always better when someone else blows your horn.

 
At 3:11 PM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a dumb story to boast over...it's not like Alltel is packing their bags up and getting out of Dodge. They aren't even getting a new CEO. It's just being sold. Who cares? I'm sure FOX had to blow the dust off their "Breaking News" Graphic that they ran 10+ times in an hour news cast and wants everyone to know about it. OK WE KNOW NOW.

 
At 3:45 PM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's one thing to blow your own horn. It's another thing entirely to spam every thread about your station with posts written by producers masquerading as viewers. I have sincere doubts about producers at the other stations habitually practicing this pathetically juvenile behavior; let alone to the extent that KLRT does. I just don't see them doing it and, if they are, I don't see them doing it so blatantly that they are being called out on it and saying they should lay "the smacketh" down on the "candy asses" who possess the minimal intelligence neccessary to see it happening in response.

Way to represent your station. As if your product didn't sufficiently illustrate your lack of professionalism, the online presence of your employees certainly does. How old are you people anyway - doing this sort of thing on the clock when your product is known for a consistantly staunch lack of attention to detail. Your ND should invest in a Net Nanny.

 
At 4:15 PM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree...who cares...Alltel is not closing down (so you can still txt message your friends) and only 15,000 people work for Alltel and only 3,000 work in the state. Remember the DMA is over 200,000 or 300,000 people. I use AT&T/Cingular and since I work in TV I don't have the money to have Alltel stock (like most residents in this state); so who cares. As reporters and producers you are supposed to tell me how this affects me as a viewer...all four stations get a "F" at this. Tell me the ecomony impact or some $%^% like that so I do care and get off your ass and find someone that works there...Oh wait...is it too hard to find one of the 3,000 people that work at Alltel who may have to move...tell me the human side of the story not the busniess side of the story that only people in the Hieghts and Chanel Vally care about!!! Oh...wait again...the business side of the story is the easy side story to report. Remember there are at least two sides to every story...so do you job and report the other side!!!

 
At 4:29 PM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

did anybody else see the alltel being sold? lower third this morning on channel 11's morning show. maybe the caption guy didnt get the news.

 
At 4:33 PM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok the make up of this site is journalist acting as viewers PERIOD!!!!

As soon as any station breaks a story they jump on this site and talk like they are the only station in town.

I know that Greg and Robb at KARK give a lot to this site.

So does Nick at THV and Alan at 7.

So for all of you self serving JERKS to go off all you have on FOX really does tell a lot about you people!!!!

I have never seen a market where three stations gang up on one.

And the crack about FOX's ND and Nanny Net...

Come on do we need to talk about some of things Randy Dixon has done?

How about some of the things Rob did as ND in Fayetteville?

So let's cut the Sh** and talk about the coverage and what each station did that was good and how we can get better.

Let's leave all the personal crap in our personal lives where it belongs.

 
At 5:01 PM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a joke! You're the one who posts on here about your station saying "they", "them", "their", and "there". In KTHV, KARK, and KATV threads, you will always see their employees posting, but they use words like "we", "us", and "here". Some even post under their own names.

 
At 5:50 PM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KLRT is on the move and will eventually move into first place in the books because the other two stations can't figure out how to compete.

 
At 5:53 PM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plus, KLRT and Fox have more money to spend on TV than the others combined. It's over.

 
At 6:07 PM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only person from a station to ever put their name on a post was Rusty Jackson and he got fired.(not for his post)


KTHV, KARK, and KATV employees do the samething as the KLRT employee did here.

They act as if they are viewers and blow there own horns.

Let's not BS ourselves...very few viewers know about this site. It's all local folks that work at the local stations PERIOD!!!!!!!

So don't come here and try to take some moral high ground.

So you can go take your crazy and sell it somewhere else because we are stocked full here.

 
At 6:35 PM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rusty's not the only one. There have been a few others. Another is Ed Buckner. When he was getting divorced people were gossiping about it on here. He posted in the thread where it was happening to ask why everybody was so interested in it. Also, other stations may have employees who post here, but this Fox person takes it to a whole other level. A few posts were deleted from this thread where such was evident.

 
At 6:53 PM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget about Win Noble and his crazy girlfriend!

 
At 8:27 PM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok so what we are now saying is we all will start signing our names when we post?
Shane Deitert

 
At 9:17 PM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since Ed's divorce was brought up, did he ACTUALLY get divorced? His wife was mentioned in that Tourette's story.

 
At 10:13 PM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't guess Ed did ultimately get divorced, considering that his wife was in his Tourette's story. I remember there being a lot of talk about it here, but that was a pretty long time ago. As far as signing names to posts goes, I don't think anyone here takes issue with the anonymity people post under. It's people who are obviously employed at the station a thread is based on spamming up the threads claiming to be supportive viewers that seems to be drawing fire. You can be anonymous without claiming to be someone else.

 
At 9:11 AM, May 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed got a divorce and recently remarried. The new wife was in the story.

 
At 10:02 AM, May 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

DCG, seriously, needs to go TWoP on this blog and require registration, start logging IPs, and kicking everybody out who doesn't act like an adult.

Doesn't matter who you work for, or if you're a viewer and don't care. You all are freakin' adults. Act like it.

Just sayin'.

 
At 10:21 AM, May 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of your own got busted acting like a fool on a blog. In response, they flipped out and made it worse. It's nobody's doing but their own. Why are you so butt hurt over it?

 
At 10:25 AM, May 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish I was a weathermen at Yesterday's THV

 
At 12:29 PM, May 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And i wish you weren't absent when they taught grammar in 5th grade.

 
At 3:41 PM, May 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And i wish you weren't absent when they taught grammar in 5th grade.



Or as you like to call it. High School

 
At 8:48 AM, May 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yesterday's THV. That's a good one.

 
At 9:38 AM, May 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, that was Ed's new wife. You don't want to know the sorded details of how that came to be.

Love it when TV stations push their people as little angels.

 
At 9:38 AM, May 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it me or does the female anchor at 16 sound like she's saying "Fux 16?"

 
At 12:34 PM, May 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

when will the katv divas have a swimsuit calendar out?

 
At 1:50 PM, May 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, KLRT producer here. I just love how when the little guy blows the three big fish out of the pond it's dismissed as no big news, but the second you guys catch a break, it's the hottest thing in town.

Look, we got tipped off around 7:45 that it might happen, and at 8:45 we found out it was definite. I thought we did a pretty good job of presenting the information and what it meant to customers and employees. Both times Roby was on air, he mentioned impact on Little Rock, so I don't know what the guy who gave all of us an "F" is talking about. What was just stunning is that we dedicated about 11 minutes of our newscast to the Alltel sale, and then KARK didn't even mention it until 10:08. While 9:00 does give us an advantage, you guys had an extra hour to prepare your coverage of the sale, and the most anybody did was a 40 second spot.

You guys can bash us, that's fine. As the new guys in town (still), we expect it. But don't belittle the news subject just because you didn't cover it as well as we did. That's classless. I acknowledge that you all beat us on some news stories, but I'm not going to say those stories aren't important.

The Alltel sale is the largest sale to a private equity firm in history. It's big for Little Rock, customers, employees and businesses. It's a big deal, it's just that we happened to beat you all to the punch on it.

 
At 3:45 PM, May 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Switch to decaf!

 
At 4:17 PM, May 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey did you see that KARK is giving away $2,000 tonight...Just watch the 6 and 10pm.

Wow, how about paying me to watch you!

 
At 4:19 PM, May 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They would have to.

 
At 4:29 PM, May 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alright Little Engine, let's just address your post one point at a time. First of all, nobody was "bnlown out of the water" by this. Yes, the story was newsworthy, but not the type of thing you break into programming for. Nobody is saying that it isn't an A-block story. What we are saying is that it was the sort of news that waits until the newscast which begins at 9:00 for you and 10:00 for the rest of us.

Yes, your newscast airs first so you ran the story first. Good for you, but at the same time, big deal. Everyone else had it in the A block and, unlike you who devoted 11 minutes to the sparse details available, we all mentioned it, acknowledged the fact that details are still coming in, and vowed to follow up as the story developes. One would have thought nuclear missiles were headed for The River Market the way you folks were carrying on.

You, with your "breaking news" strategy, are alarmists of the highest order. It is nauseating how nilly willy you use that term. Is there no limit to how many times per newscast you throw it out there? When you first began I can't tell you how many times I had to look out my window between 9 and 10:00 to see if the sky was falling. I, as is everyone, am desensitized to it now.

You keep telling us that we "can continue to bash KLRT". I agree. We certainly can because you consistantly give us license to do so. You are clearly more than a little deluded as to where it comes from though.

You seem to have adopted this theory that everyone's "just jealous". If that makes you feel alright then run with it. In reality, you surely know that it holds no water, though. As for myself, I "bash" you for a few things, mainly.

First of all, in terms of your product, your newscasts are wrought with the same technical difficulties night after night. You always speak of being "the new guys", but you've been on the air for three or four years now with no improvement whatsoever in that department. That's a long time to still be "working out the bugs". Watching you folks try to put on a clean show is every bit as bad as watching my grandmother try to work a universal remote.

Secondly, the spamming of this blog under the guise of being a diehard Fox 16 fan is laughable. I have held my tongue about it for quite some time but, with this thread, it has become unbearable. Lastly, the way you behave on this blog when you do post as yourself is absurd. You act as if you are schooling everybody in how news is done every time you don't drop the ball; then you get all bent out of shape when no one is as impressed with you as you are with yourself. I can't speak for the others, but at my station, you would have already been identified and let go for making your station look like more of a joke than your newscast does. The operative word is joke incidentally because everyone is laughing; likely around your water cooler as well.

 
At 5:16 PM, May 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some good points, some invalid ones in the above post. Sorting it out.....

First, your point about technical glitchs, bugs, etc., is well acknowledged. It's frustrating as hell to plan a newscast all day long only to have something go wrong with your lead live shot. There are all sorts of reasons this happens, only a small handful of which are excusable. Point well made.

As far as blogging is concerned, I'm a big fan of people identifying themselves. (BTW, I am the producer who posted at 1:50) But everybody reacts the same way on these things. It's always either self-praise or severe bashing of the others. I can't be accountable for what others say.

As for breaking news, I'll admit, at first I thought we were overdoing it. But there are some points to ponder on this issue. I don't think we overdo it, just a breaking news pacer off the top with a quick story on what's happening. Breaking news doesn't mean devastating news, it means news that is happening right now, and I fell we do a pretty good job covering it. Now for most breaking news stories (i.e., murders, major arrests, etc.), we simply give the info, maybe follow up with it later, and move on. But for stories that have widespread effect or appeal (i.e., Alltel sale, Pelphrey hiring, etc.), we're going to spend some extra time on it. This is especially true on the weekend, when, let's face it, there's not an hour's worth of news to report on. So your "sky is falling" remark is a little off-base.

Plus, as you've acknowledged, we are the new guys. As such, we have to get noticed, and one very good way to do that is to hold the viewer with our breaking news coverage. Face it, if you were really "desensitized" to it, you wouldn't have noticed it.

My first post on this topic was at 1:50, and I have no clue who the other posters on here are. Admittedly, some of the comments were a little silly, but that's going to happen in an anonymous forum like this one. As for your final comment about us being a joke, I don't really care to address your personal opinion. It's those kind of comments that have degraded this blog to the "joke" that it is now.

 
At 5:48 PM, May 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And, what is really funny is the fact that it is not selling to anyone now. Ha!

 
At 6:23 PM, May 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Technical difficulties are one thing, but what I see on your show seems to be more of a lack of attention to detail. Things like cameras displaying allignment crosshares, timecode, and a dead battery indicator in the liveshot for your lead story and a SOT that is hopelessly out of focus in the same segment falls under the latter category. The shaky and often moving studio camera shots, spelling errors in graphics and supers, uneven audio levels in packages, clipped studio mics, etc do too.

I have seen sattelite windows close on you while you're live numerous times. I have seen studio looklives revealed both by your audio ops forgetting to flip your talent's lavs on when the canned part ends and by your editors slipping up in their production of them. I have seen pacers roll at the wrong time with their audio allowed to air in it's entirity as your talent grimmace, try to laugh it off, and move on. I always see the wrong graphics in the plazmas and the wrong video rolling in VO's, but I'll admit that sometimes the comedic factor in this makes up for it. Other times it looks like somebody might get slugged during the break.

I disagree with you about whether or not you overuse the breaking news schtick. I think you do and so do most of your contemporaries and many of your colleagues, but I think we can agree to disagree on that and it is certainly your choice to make. By my being desensitized to it, I don't mean that I don't notice it. I mean that I don't see it and expect essential or even particularly late breaking news anymore.

My point is that, when your own product is questionable, why would you put yourself under the microscope by criticizing other people who put on much more technically sound shows? You have some good talent, a nice set, and appearantly good equipment, but your execution is severely lacking. If you spent half the time working with your crew to follow up what you consider achievements to take pride in as you spend patting yourself on the back you might bear some sort of resemlance to the 'player' you see yourself as.

 
At 6:30 PM, May 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Well acknowledged"? Every time I see a Fox 16 employee respond to criticism in regards to technical mishaps, their response is usually something along the lines of,"We don't make any more mistakes than anyone else." This is the first time I have ever seen it acknowledged at all.

 
At 7:26 PM, May 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, you're right about technical errors. I get sick and tired of having to write them up over and over again. I'm not going to say why they happen (not enough room here), but yes, they're unacceptable and avoidable 95% of the time. And like I said, it's really disheartening. From a technical perspective, we have dropped the ball too many times. Hell, one time is too many times from my perspective.

But this whole thing about breaking news being a "schtick" is a little alarming. Do you really not feel that reporting news "as it happens" is important? To the normal viewer (complete with 7th grade education), it shows that the station you're watching is up to date and current with their information, not just regurgitating something that happened 4-6 hours ago. To not report it is at best foolish, and at worst irresponsible.

I completely agree that we need to work on the technical aspect of our newscasts. But the content is solid, the coverage is good and the newscast is relevant. It's not all miscues and errors here, and I have to focus on the times we excel, as well as the times we fall short.

 
At 8:51 PM, May 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rationalize all you want....your product sucks, your talent is lacking in most cases (especially female anchor) and your breaking news SCHTICK is ridiculous. You've gat a long way to go.

 
At 8:59 PM, May 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please 8:51, we're trying a new experiment. It's called intelligent debate. Don't ruin it for us.

 
At 10:22 PM, May 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, we at FOX16 know mistakes are made and we are replacing people that are making the same mistake over and over.

A lot of people with little experience were hired at first and now are being replaced with people with experience.

Our product does not suck and to say that "Donna is lacking talent," well she hasn't been in the markets that she has worked if she didn't have talent.

She came here to be a main anchor.

I would put Donna in front of any ND in a top 10 market against any other female anchor in this market and I believe they would pick Donna over the other anchors here.

Jancy Sheet is good but doesn't have the experience Donna has but in time will.

Liz Masey has hit her ceiling. Dawn tried Seattle and it didn't workout. Anne, well she's great in Little Rock.

Christina Munoz is not ready and I am not sure if she will ever be as an anchor. Great reporter but I don't like her anchoring as much as reporting.

FOX16 has the longest serving anchor team in this market.

Now let's move on and stop all this back biting crap!

The funny thing is no one will say this to anyone's face.

 
At 10:59 PM, May 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On behalf of everyone in Northwest Arkansas, let me congratulate you guys for proving we aren't the only ones who like to argue.

 
At 11:20 PM, May 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Donna there are rules to this...no writing about yourself..
Geez, thought we were past this by now. You should leave your station and head Downtown. Fox doesn't deserve you.

 
At 11:49 PM, May 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:22, I'd like to point out your small mistake. The longest serving anchor team in this market isn't on FOX. It isn't even on an evening broadcast. It would be 11's BJ, Robyn, and Tom.

Carry on.

 
At 12:45 AM, May 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so alltel got sold huh? must have been huge to spark all this debate does this mean they have to change the name of the arena??? now there's a story

 
At 7:38 AM, May 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On behalf of everyone in Northwest Arkansas, let me congratulate you guys for proving we aren't the only ones who like to argue.

On behalf of those of us who work in markets higher than #57, let me thank you guys for reminding us what a petty and inconsequential state Arkansas is when it comes to TV.

 
At 8:26 AM, May 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I'll give that Fox 16 producer points for honesty. Afterall, when was the last time you saw a producer post on here saying what basically amounts to,"Yes, our show is full of screw ups. It's because our crew is full of screw ups. I'm sick of them and they are going to be fired."

 
At 11:22 AM, May 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new owners of Fox 16 would be wise to implement a DRUG TESTING policy. That would wipe out 3/4 of their crew and thus eliminate the repeat mistakes.

 
At 12:13 PM, May 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you saying that their newscast looks like it is done by a bunch of crackheads? I would hav to agree.

 
At 12:42 PM, May 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surely they must drug test but if they don't that explains a lot.

 
At 12:44 PM, May 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the biggest market in the state can't even make it into the top 50, you are right. I guess that puts us on a par with, uh, Mississippi?

 
At 1:15 PM, May 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess I should call myself "honest producer". Yeah, we've got mistakes, but there's plenty of positive things going on that go ignored by the big three stations. I think our breaking news coverage is best in this market, and I think our anchor team is outstanding. We also have great reporters and a really solid producing team (not being arrogant, just my opinion). I think once the techinical miscues get ironed out, we can be a force in market 57 ;-)

Yeah, I get really tired of the mistakes and glitches. Who wouldn't? But I'm not going to throw my team under the bus. They get enough crap from you guys.

 
At 12:44 AM, May 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Live shots aside, KLRT's newscasts are the most technically demanding in the LR/PB market. Probably too technically demanding for the size of the staff executing the show. There's going to be mistakes. If the other stations tried what KLRT is doing, they'd have a similar amount of mistakes. KLRT's producers pace things fast and there's lots of camera movement. Sometimes there's just a lot of elements in play at once, especially when news is added. That creates chances for error.

As for Alltel coverage, the story is relevant because who doesn't have a friend that works for Alltel? I for one have several. I was surprised that only 3,000 people work for the company here in Arkansas. It seems like 30,000. Since some of these people are worried that their jobs might get phased out or that they might be flat out fired, it's kind of a big deal for Goldman Sachs to buy the company. KLRT had Roby Brock, a known expert on these kinds of things, on the air with confirmation of the sale from reliable sources. Who else had that? No one. Stations on the air over 50 years got beat like a pulp to close out May sweeps. Oh, yeah. No one on this thread has mentioned that very important element. You guys like getting it handed to you in sweeps? I'll bet you don't, but you did. Was KLRT's coverage overkill? Maybe, maybe not, but sometimes running up the score on a rout can be fun.

 
At 11:36 AM, May 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

every station has their "scoop" every once in a while. big f'n deal, welcome to the news business.

 
At 4:06 PM, May 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"every station has their "scoop" every once in a while. big f'n deal, welcome to the news business."

Yeah, but KLRT seems to do it all the time. The "Big Three" are starting to suffer the loss of viewers and they know it.

 
At 2:54 PM, May 29, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Live shots aside, KLRT's newscasts are the most technically demanding in the LR/PB market

That's funny. How can you type that with a straight face?

We make mistakes because our show is too ahrd to produce. Well then you should look at your show. Viewers don't care how hard it is for some monkey to push a button whne another monkey with a headset tells them to. They care if the monkey pushes the right button, so they can see the pretty moving pictures and hear the audio.

 
At 3:31 PM, May 29, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. If you're staff can't handle it, don't do it. What station hasn't been cut to the core as far as staffing is concerned? That's the way it is now. More & more is expected from each individual, while pay is not upgraded. Remember the days when camera folks would sit on their butts half the day? Now they are posting video to the web, catching feeds, whatever. I love KLRT's graphics & set. It's the glitches & the way they sensationalize their teases that make me not want to watch. You see a great tease & an hour later when they get to the actual story, you're saying, "THAT'S it?!?" Sure, I stayed watching the whole hour, but you can bet your ass I'm not watching it tomorrow.

 
At 7:11 PM, May 29, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This person should not be trying to be channel 16's spokesperson. They are making them look really bad; even by 16's standards.

 
At 9:31 PM, May 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Best news set lighting
2. Best quality over-the-air digital transmission
3. Less on-air-program-switching errors
4. Best WX graphics
5. Less overhead
6. More money to spend . . .

Will be #1 in the LR market in one year.

 
At 10:43 PM, May 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone call the nut house. They need to double check their head count.

 
At 9:21 AM, May 31, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 9:31 - shouldn't you be working right now?

 
At 11:13 AM, May 31, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Live shots aside, KLRT's newscasts are the most technically demanding in the LR/PB market

That's funny. How can you type that with a straight face?

We make mistakes because our show is too ahrd to produce. Well then you should look at your show. Viewers don't care how hard it is for some monkey to push a button whne another monkey with a headset tells them to. They care if the monkey pushes the right button, so they can see the pretty moving pictures and hear the audio.

2:54 PM, May 29, 2007



I completely agree. And what gives with the "liveshots aside" thing? Is that because liveshots are no more "technically demanding" for one station than another, but Fox manages to blow them more than anybody else?

Also, this Fox Producer claims that their producers and talent are far superior to anyone else in the market. Yeah, ok. Did anyone else notice last week when one of their reporters did a newsroom shot for her package where she had a live intro and tag - roughly three minutes of onscreen time - with the right side of her hair easily four inches shorter than the left? It was so out of line that we saved a screen shot of it.

Now, if your talent and producers are so on top of it, how did that poor girl not know she was walking around like that? What's more, how did your crack(head) producers not notice either? You would never see something like that on any of the other stations in town. The laughter during that bit was uproarious. Thank you Fox 16, as always, for the entertainment.

 
At 12:59 PM, May 31, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

which Fox 16 reporter was it?

 
At 2:03 PM, May 31, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No reason to mention her by name, which escapes me anyway. It was on memorial day though. Pull your aircheck.

 
At 3:23 PM, May 31, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The KLRT newscasts are overproduced with way too much movement, allowing more chances for error. Ideally, it needs more manpower like an extra camera person on the floor and a floor director that just floor directs. They want all that rigamarole, fine. But to do it properly there should be more people behind the scenes to eliminate mistakes.

There's several elements to the KLRT shows that could be eliminated because they add nothing except a chance for error. I'm talking about things that add nothing to ratings, add nothing that gets viewers to watch, things like making an anchor walk from one shot to another to the desk for a tag only to change cameras to a two-shot. It's dumb. It isn't Sports Center, which by the way is probably the most over-produced, silly television production in broadcast history.

 
At 5:46 PM, May 31, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you're going to criticize reporters, get your facts straight. On Memorial Day, there were no live shots done from the newsroom by female reporters.

 
At 7:29 PM, May 31, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure of the day it aired, but it's on the Fox 16 website labeled as "Remembering Those Who Keep Us Free".

 
At 1:05 PM, June 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I applaud the fox producer who cares so deeply for his station to spend so much time defending it.
It's just sad the top managers he ultimately is defending care so little about him or anyone else.
I bet he won't argue that point!

 
At 6:22 PM, June 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She.

 
At 10:56 AM, June 03, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If everyone tried as hard and cared as much as the fox 16 producers, klrt would be the mecca of news journilism

 
At 12:14 PM, June 03, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

he/she. It does not matter. Chuck will give you all one of those empty impact award just for show!

 
At 9:24 PM, June 04, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's an impact award?

 

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