Monday, July 23, 2007

KLRT Dominates Coach Death Story

Alot of Little Rock viewers have e-mailed in about how KLRT seemed to own the Tulsa Drillers Coach Death story. The e-mailers say KLRT had exclusive pictures from the field moments after the accident, and were the first station to confirm the death. They were also the onlystation to talk to a player the night of the accident. ALSO CNN picked up the pictures from KLRT. Isn't that strange, a FOX affiliate supplying news to CNN.

63 Comments:

At 9:50 PM, July 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEELLLLLO? Their newscast is at 9....everyone else is at 10...that's why they had it first, DUH. Let's go back to the web shall we? KTHV had pictures of it as well as having video of the guy the day before he died. I'm sick of FOX tooting their horn. The only thing KLRT dominates is Arkansas's ONLY newscast at 9. Nice job guys, can we get some more light on those live shots?

 
At 9:56 PM, July 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yea, blame them for having the first newscast of the night. it was history at 10.

 
At 10:13 PM, July 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

whatever david raath, next time we'll ALL break in. get a life.

 
At 10:16 PM, July 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KLRT cannot, I repeat, CANNOT compete with KTHV!!!

And, oh look!!! Mark got some more airtime tonight!!! Good for him!!!

Wish he was on more. He is one of the best anchors they have!!!

 
At 10:38 PM, July 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what KLRT had at 9, no one else had at 10 or this morning...or 5, 6 or 10. not even close.

If it was CNN, Fox News, Headline News & ESPN would be using content from all 4 market affiliates. They are not. Not for this story anyway.

 
At 11:27 PM, July 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously, stop hating KLRT. Just because you know you missed the story.

 
At 1:42 AM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here we go again.

 
At 7:40 AM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Fox statin sharig with CNN is not that strange. I'm sure KLRT pays for the CNN feed. How else can they fill an hour. Part of the agreement with CNN is yiou give them any story they want as soon as they want it. They will embargo it in your market.

 
At 8:43 AM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like CNN cares who it's coming from. They use everyone like pawns. KLRT is just check mate that's all.

 
At 8:50 AM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats right, lets start comparing the KLRT news cast to others in the market once they get some props. Some of you people are pitifully insecure.

 
At 9:36 AM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hating KLRT has NOTHING to do with this story.

 
At 9:43 AM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

 
At 10:36 AM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It matters little who got this story and when. It really doesn't. A fine gentleman is killed tragically before a lot of people at Dickey-Stephens Park. He leaves a pregnant wife and two children. He's the first death at a pro baseball game since 1929, and only the second in history.

Could we have some perspective please? That is if any of you gomers still possess the capacity for perspective.

 
At 11:00 AM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for that last post. I agree wholeheartedly.

 
At 12:21 PM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KLRT-DT will lead the LR market in post-analog television in 2009. They have the "heads up" on the technical end and that will make all the difference. Plus, FOX has more broadcast money to spend than all the other stations combined.

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

Yeah, well it's NOT 2009!!! It's 2007!!! What counts is right now!!!

 
At 12:50 PM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought KLRT's coverage was good, but so was THV's - Mark Edwards was live. I noticed KATV had Dale out there too. By the way, what's with someone's obsession on this board with David Raath (he's a sports guy for goodness sakes)? You love ripping on the guy for no reason. Real classy.

 
At 1:03 PM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As someone who works at KLRT, I'm proud of our coverage. Just to let all you haters know, this whole subject was started by e-mails sent to the blogger, not by us.

Also, I too don't quite understand what 10:13's deal is with Raath. All though I have a feeling I know who it is.

 
At 1:20 PM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve Sullivan is that you?

 
At 1:29 PM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MARK EDWARDS IS DA MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 3:03 PM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was disappointed in KATV's coverage. Instead of Sully reporting on what really mattered -- the accident... His story bagan and carried on like nothing had happened. He even showed video of Bill Valentine singing Take Me Out To The Ballgame. Seriously. No one cares about Billy V when there is a coach who (at that time) had been seriously injured.

 
At 3:04 PM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's with all this attention Raath (or is it Rath)is getting? I'm pretty positive he wouldn't post on here. I've seen him in action. He's a church going guy, not much on dishing = boring.

 
At 3:07 PM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How dare you say dish is boring.. That's what this board is all about.

 
At 3:23 PM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

CNN gets video from lots of stations... they aren't affiliate based. So no, it's not odd they'd get it from a FOX affil.

Good job to KLRT though. I just hope the pictures from the scene were handled with class.

 
At 5:00 PM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I was disappointed in KATV's coverage. Instead of Sully reporting on what really mattered -"

He hasn't gotten over the Voice of the Razorbacks' being gone. hic

 
At 5:11 PM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, well it's NOT 2009!!! It's 2007!!! What counts is right now!!!

Okay, BY February 2009, or eighteen months, six books, etc.

 
At 5:11 PM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! I'm glad to see the maturity once again. A women is now a widow, pregnant, left alone with two young boys. I doubt she cares who BROKE the story. Please people think before you rip people apart. There is a family that is grieving and all you care about is who did or who did not get the story first.
Not to mention all the families that had to explain the tragic events to their little ones...GET A LIFE!

 
At 6:53 PM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How dare you say dish is boring.. That's what this board is all about.

That's the problem - true Journalism professionals don't dish.

 
At 9:08 AM, July 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the first post on this string....HELLOOOOOOOOO!!!!
No other station had it in their 10pm News Sunday.

I am sick of you and every other person attacking us. We are here and We are a player. IF YOU DONT LIKE IT TO BAD!!!!!!!!!!!

FOX16 had a crew at the park and the only other station to have a clue was KARK..Aaron even came up to our crew and told us they would not have know about it had they not seen our news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't know if you were turned down by FOX16 for a job or something but lose the vernom.

Lights on live shots? Come on can you and your station do live shots?

 
At 10:07 AM, July 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah we can go live and when we do, they are done well. We don't like showing our viewers of our talent standing in a black hole like you at FOX do. I would rather be paid to clip the toe nails on Bill Valentine then to ever associate my name with KLRT. And ONE MOORE THOUGHT...you're wrong about Sunday at 10. It's just that it's so late for you FOX folks that you don't watch those "late night newscasts". And what's Vernom? Must be FOX lingo for something.

 
At 10:24 AM, July 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not wrong about Sunday at 10pm you are!!!

I did see the other stations that night because I wanted to see what you guys had and you had NOTHING!

Sorry for the typo I meant venom..

 
At 10:27 AM, July 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We don't like showing our viewers of our talent standing in a black hole like you at FOX do.

You get on me for a typo?

I disagree with you about the live shots.

Nice!

 
At 10:34 AM, July 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The immaturity level here is outrageous. True professionalism is being able to say that someone else has done something well, give the credit and move on. Attacking just because you think a station is not-worthy somehow because they are new or on at 9pm is ridiculous. Grow up and try to continue improving your own product, rather than constantly bashing the product of competitors.

 
At 10:51 AM, July 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many of you actually watched the different stations' 10:00 newscasts Sunday night?

I believe ALL the stations (for sure KTHV and KATV) reported the score of the Travs game AND reported the fact that the game was called in the ninth because a Tulsa base coach was hit with a line-drive. One sports anchor called the event "tragic" without saying why and another reported that the coach was "unconscious" and rushed to a hospital.

The only reason KLRT had the pics was because one of their reporters was at the game (off the clock) and snapped some shots with his cell phone. No station had a camera there because it happened after each station had finished shooting highlights and were editing them for the nightly news.

I'm not hating on KLRT...they DID own the story and posted the coach's death online in the wee hours of the morning as soon as it was confirmed. They had a staffer in the right place at a tragic time. Every station has had it happen.

 
At 11:03 AM, July 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fox 16 may have been there because their news runs one hour early but they do not have babes like the KATV modeling agency!!!

 
At 12:29 PM, July 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:51am...Thanks and I agree we got lucky and had a reporter off the clock at the game.

He saw news and went to work.

Sometimes luck is a part of what we do.

OK ,now let's all do something positive here. I have made a donation to the Mike Coolbaugh family.

I chanellge everyone that posts here and reported on this story to do the same.

Let's not forget that this man left behind a family that he loved very much.

 
At 12:36 PM, July 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sure miss Jessica Morkert !!!

 
At 1:08 PM, July 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I sure miss Jessica Morkert !!!
12:36 PM, July 25, 2007"

Who has taken her place as best fitting jeans on a media babe in the Rivermarket?

 
At 3:16 PM, July 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

See KATV translated into ebonics. Fo-shizzle my bizzle

http://sites.gizoogle.com/index2.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.katv.com

 
At 3:57 PM, July 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kristin Fischer and Anne Pressly can both fill out a pair of jeans !!!!

 
At 4:02 PM, July 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am glad on just a story we have broken down to who fills out jeans the best.

No wonder this is such a small market!

You guys are awful!

 
At 5:05 PM, July 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stations report all the roberies, muggings, shootings, and car wrecks because it is easy to do. Just listen to the scanner, then chase the po po cars to the scene of the trajedy. Fact. Gathering good news takes work, somethng that the stations don't want to do if not necessary.

 
At 6:19 PM, July 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always wanted to porkert Miss Morkert!

 
At 5:15 AM, July 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stations report all the roberies, muggings, shootings, and car wrecks because it is easy to do. Just listen to the scanner, then chase the po po cars to the scene of the trajedy. Fact. Gathering good news takes work, somethng that the stations don't want to do if not necessary.

That is absolutely not true. Most reporters / producers / etc. WANT to do more than that, but stupid ass consultants tell TV stations that "crime sells", and News Directors listen to them more than they do the viewer.

 
At 6:03 PM, July 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you. You just proved my point by your post.

 
At 6:26 PM, July 31, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KLRT has to have the most annoying set of posters that blog on this sight. Little Man's complex is a terrible burden to carry.

 
At 7:52 PM, July 31, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you speak from experience?

In 2009 it's gonna be Channel 30 that rules! Channels 32, 22, and 12 . . . watch out!

 
At 8:46 PM, July 31, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again, I love how many of you pose as KLRT folks and then post very stupid things. Get a life.

 
At 3:01 PM, August 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KLRT people's presence on this blog is really getting old.

 
At 3:03 PM, August 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simas is the answer !

 
At 7:02 PM, August 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Once again, I love how many of you pose as KLRT folks and then post very stupid things. Get a life."

Get with the digital age, dude/dudette. If you dont' think KLRT Channel 30 is, and has been, leading the digital signal market then you need to be able to receive their digital channel and compare it to the rest. No comparison. Are you still stuck in the analog age?

 
At 1:33 AM, August 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

klrt sucks. all their photogs are unskilled and too young. their reporters are half ass, and they love sensationalism. sure you're first sometimes... all the time... whatever... i still don't want to watch that crap. and dona terrel tries way too hard.

 
At 1:39 AM, August 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

meant to say donna terrell-ible am i the first person to come up with that? i am the man! (i need a life)

 
At 2:11 PM, August 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

donna is very good at what she does. too bad you missed the memo that she's the best female anchor in the market

 
At 6:43 PM, August 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i missed it! damn, that woulda changed my mind too...

 
At 1:31 PM, August 03, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry. That Fox Producer will email the blog soon and there will be an entire thread devoted to the subject.

 
At 2:06 PM, August 03, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

klrt dominates DEATH!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 6:27 PM, August 03, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"klrt sucks. all their photogs are unskilled and too young. their reporters are half ass, and they love sensationalism. sure you're first sometimes... all the time... whatever... i still don't want to watch that crap. and dona terrel tries way too hard."

If KLRT sucks, just imagine how that makes your station look.

 
At 8:45 PM, August 03, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"klrt sucks. all their photogs are unskilled and too young. their reporters are half ass"

This sounds more like THV than anything.....

 
At 1:51 PM, August 04, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry I haven't posted yet, but the Coolbaugh story was the last thing I did before vacation.

Here's the deal. The incident happened at 8:55. We at KLRT found out about around 9:30. I wasn't going to break in with it until I learned we had pictures and we confirmed that Coolbaugh was still unresponsive en route to the hospital. We hit it twice with CK, once during news and again at the top of sports. Afterwards, CK and I stayed around to watch 4, 7 and 11 to see what they had. Quick rundown:

4: Had a phoner with their assignment editor. Aaron told me they saw what we did and decided to do the same.

7: Sully hit it off the top of sports.

11: Was a joke. Repeat, a joke. Their sports guy didn't even lead with Travs, and played the highlights before mentioning that "a coach" was struck by a ball and the game was called off.

Afterwards, CK and I went out to interview Travs players and get VO of the Drillers leaving Dickey-Stephens. Aaron with 4 was the only one to join us. Our anchor stayed at the station, constantly updating the web when we got info. When we got back, CK did a brief standup for the web.

Look, you can bad mouth us all you want. But 4 was the only station to come close to what we did, and I respect the hard work Aaron put in to get the job done. Fact is, we have owned nearly every breaking news story on the weekend, and while you continue to rag on KLRT, we'll continue to own the weekend stories. One day this stupid market will be metered instead of diaries, and then everyone will see the results. Until then, we'll be the annoying loud little guy. ;-)

 
At 1:04 PM, August 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HERE! HERE!

 
At 10:30 PM, August 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"klrt sucks. all their photogs are unskilled and too young. their reporters are half ass"

I TAKE IT BACK! I TAKE IT ALL BACK! THV'S WEEKEND NEWS IS THE WORST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN! THV SUCKS! KLRT, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE ACCEPT MY APOLOGIES!

 
At 12:28 AM, August 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the fox producer is right on the money. they do seem to break all the news on the weekends and have there pulse on the market!

 

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