Tuesday, June 26, 2007

KATV Does Some Spinning on Why Inman Wasn't Named Voice of Razorbacks

I guess seeing that he couldn't win, KATV GM Dale Nicholson pulled anchor Scott Inman's name out of the hat for being considered for The Voice of the Razorback. Look at the spin KATV puts on the situation:

In a recently conducted viewer study, KATV has learned that Scott Inman is the 'most-watched' and 'best-liked' news anchor in Arkansas. In addition, our entire news team was recognized as the local news leaders in Arkansas, said KATV President and General Manager Dale Nicholson. "After careful consideration of how our viewers can best be served, our leadership team has decided that our news anchors and reporters, including Scott Inman, should focus their energies on our primary mission of delivering the most accurate, up-to-date local news possible. Therefore, Scott is no longer a candidate for play-by-play announcer for Razorback broadcasts or coaches' shows."
Statement via Arkansas Business.com

21 Comments:

At 8:45 PM, June 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s funny how they put the same spin on their promos. Even when Nielson proves they are NOT number one during various local news hours, they still claim their "title". Inman is just as board as viewers and looking elsewhere for excitement. I don't blame him one bit.

 
At 9:09 PM, June 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, but boy can that Perme play a piano. Still don't know why his face if brown and his hands are white.

 
At 1:24 AM, June 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fire Houston Nutt.

 
At 6:37 AM, June 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't the spin a little late when it is announced 3 minutes AFTER the new voice is announced? Kinda like being allowed to bet on a horse race 3 minutes after the race ended. I don't think Oaklawn would go for it, just like I don't believe this for one minute.

 
At 7:27 AM, June 27, 2007, Anonymous The Professor said...

8:45, I think you meant 'bored.'
9:09, it's because he's an alien
1:24, I want to buy you a beer

 
At 7:36 AM, June 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And of course Ned will still focus on selling carpet barn.

Because nothing says credibility like a mohawk carpet pitchman.

 
At 8:07 AM, June 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was simple. If Dale thre a tantrum and got his way by having Scott become the "Voice" KATV would lose the Razorbacks. So, now that he has made nice with Uncle Frank, he can keep the broadcast.
Dollars and Cents.

 
At 8:08 AM, June 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Threw" Sorry.

 
At 9:37 AM, June 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just hate the Razorbacks more every day. I hope McFadden wins the Heisman this year and leaves school early. Then, for all I care, the entire program will be meaningless

 
At 11:17 AM, June 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was simple. If Dale thre a tantrum and got his way by having Scott become the "Voice" KATV would lose the Razorbacks. So, now that he has made nice with Uncle Frank, he can keep the broadcast.
Dollars and Cents


KATV's/ARSN's days with the Hogs are numbered. The UofA has figured out they can make a whole lot more if they do it all themselves. The start-up cost with a radio boradcast is nominal. I wouldn't be suprised if the contract was ended early, especially since the extensions may have been somewhat illegal.

 
At 1:04 PM, June 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they are so worried about their anchors' credibility, then why do they let some of them be used car salesmen and carpet pitch people. The other stations only let you do it if it runs out of market. Look at it this way- It's ok to pitch carpet and cars, but to be the voice of the Razorbacks, that would detract from an anchor's focus. What a laugh. Scott is great, don't get me wrong. It's just the Dale excuse that is so lame.

 
At 6:17 PM, June 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter how KATV spins it. I got the job over that panty waste Scott and I am laughing my ass off. He never had a chance. I told you last week.

Chuck Barrett
Voice of the Razorbacks

 
At 9:05 PM, June 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spin is the perfect way to describe that release.

"Oh, you polled the people that watch your station and found out most of them like to watch your station? Yadontsay!"

I like Circle7 more than the other LR stations (save maybe the plucky newcomer Fox16), but that's a spinjob Bill O'Reilly would kill to for.

 
At 5:46 PM, June 29, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And KARK did a survey and found out that Dancy Sheats was the most popular woman on Arkansas television. So, there . . .

 
At 10:43 AM, July 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all your tanning bed needs come on down to Ned's Tanning Beds and get the circle 7 on your side guarantee. You'll be orange everywhere but on your sides in just 7 visits. Plus if you stop by now you'll get a free CD of my favorite piano Christmas music played by me on the piano.
So do what old Ned does, before I go out I head down to Ned's Tanning Beds. Tell 'em Tannin' Bed Ned Sent ya.

 
At 3:48 PM, July 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 11:57 AM, July 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

(circa October 2000)
The following is an editorial from KATV General Manager Dale Nicholson.

We've had 8 years of democratic control of the white house and we feel it is time for a change. And we believe George W. Bush is the man to get the job done.


Yep, that's how you serve the viewers of Arkansas.

 
At 11:15 AM, July 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did not know that the ND of channel 7 had a sex change and also i did not know that he was gay,I heard he likes guys and sleep with then.

 
At 11:44 PM, July 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Randy dixion and rusty mizel belongs to a hate group called christian identity and they from time to time attend meatings with a group called the world church of the creator and when i was in their i thought i saw a glimpse of one of them in their.

 
At 11:45 PM, July 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh one other thing the read on i said meatings they can eat up so much meat they have too much testerone.

 
At 6:16 PM, July 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spoken like a true U of A ath-a-let-ic grad.

 

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