Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Razorback Nation Anchor Turns In Notice

A very reliable tipster tells Arkansas TV News, "Bo Mattingly has turned in his notice to take over the Sports Rap show that was airing in Fort Smith and Fayetteville(NOT the ARN version)."

69 Comments:

At 9:18 PM, July 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good let him go. lets put matt turner back on sports...that's his true gift!

 
At 9:30 PM, July 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

 
At 9:44 PM, July 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mattingly is on an equal playing field with Chuck Barrett and that is MINOR leagues. Glad to see Mattingly leaving the central Arkansas airwaves. My prediction: He won't make it on the radio, either.

 
At 9:48 PM, July 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never heard of him.

 
At 10:39 PM, July 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bo used to be a real pill. But he has turned himself around. And I think the main reason he is doing this is to focus on his family. Why else would a man give up being the center of attention on KARK/KNWA? Bo will be missed on the TV but those of us in NWA will always have him on our radios. Hope you do well, man.

 
At 10:42 PM, July 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Irwin, of KFSM and Hogville.net, said that "Bo is leaving KARK/KNWA.
His future plans are not set at this time.
He will probably announce something soon."

He stated this on the I Hate Houston Nutt message board, oops, I mean Hogville.net. Here is the link -

http://www.hogville.net/yabbse/index.php?topic=143041.0

If ole Mike said it, it is the gospel. He knows everything!!! If he don't some of those other goons on the board do!!!...

 
At 11:19 PM, July 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everybody says "Oh Bo has turned it around... he's cleaned up his life. blah blah blah"...

Bo Mattingly is the most self serving, pathetic excuse for a sports journalist that has ever worked in this state. The way that he hijacked the Mitch Mustain press conference was unexcusable.. it's just another example of why everything he does is about him. Not the viewer or for the sake of getting the story.. it's how can he get himself in the spotlight.

Prediction: That show will be gone in six months.

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

Matt Turner back in the Razorback Nation seat would be great. But would they get rid of him in news? who would take his place?

 
At 11:53 PM, July 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

notice how Bo's bio is missing from both KNWA & KARK's websites? I heard he gave no notice...just walked in and quit on the spot.

 
At 7:59 AM, July 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

did he not have a contract? anchors with contracts can't just go in and quit unless their contract is up.

 
At 8:24 AM, July 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bo just took his things, and left. Then managers called an all staff meeting to let everyone know that Bo left, and he wasn't fired, and they say they were shocked and sad that he was leaving.

It was pretty much a shock to everyone.

Even if you do have a contract, you can leave whenever - people break contracts all the time. It just depends on whether the station wants to go after you for it or not.

 
At 8:45 AM, July 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bo is no different than any high profile anchor. Yes at times he's full of himself but so are others. He has built a strong position for KNWA/KARK with Raz Nation. I remember when it started everone said they were not the "home" of the Hogs so it would never work. As we all know now that's wrong. I know people that will change the channel from one of the other newscasts to watch Raz Nation for their sports. Like him or not he was way ahead of everyone else and you knew when you watched that he would have more than anyone else in either market. I wish him well. He still has faults I'm sure but from what I here he has made a lot of change in his life for the best. Can we all say that? The Nation is built now and I'm sure it will continue to strivr ahead. They have me hooked now.

 
At 1:30 PM, July 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

glad he's gone. he didn't turn himself around, he's just a sober jerk now. he is selfish and screwed over people that trusted him and gave him everything. i'm sure the radio show will tank.

 
At 5:14 PM, July 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure an all around great person yourself. Obviously you're not big on being a judge of people.

 
At 5:22 PM, July 12, 2007, Blogger John Casson said...

I used to work with Bo at W-J-N-O radio in West Palm Beach, Florida. He is a stand up journalist and an entertaining sportscaster. He will recover smartly, as he always does.

 
At 5:31 PM, July 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People...PEOPLE!!!! First, I am not protecting Bo...believe me...He and I had our days! Bo started in radio. He came to 40/29 in the late '90s from doing radio in Orlando. Yes, he did get fired from that job for making fun of a car dealer, but that car dealer spent money buying ads with the station (a huge amount of money!!!) I heard the air-check; it was not that bad, but we all know that sales managers run the station! Good luck Bo and stay away from saying anything about car dealers!!!

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

Who is John Casson?

 
At 6:20 PM, July 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who's met him in recent years would know that he's not an a-hole. You might not like his reporting style, but he's a good guy. I for one hope that he succeeds in all of his endeavors. He'll be missed on television.

 
At 6:32 PM, July 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to Google, John Casson is a psychodrama psychotherapist and dramatherapist.

 
At 7:43 PM, July 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shocking...why would anyone just walk in and quit on the spot without having something else lined up? So why can't it be confirmed or not if he has a radio gig lined up?

 
At 9:09 PM, July 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

he is pathetic. he may not drink anymore, but it is hard to change who you are at your core. if you are a jerk, it will remain. you can push it down so the temper only comes out every once in awhile, but it is vicious when it does come out. he just doesn't pull it out in front of everyone anymore, but it's still there. knwa is better off without him.

 
At 10:16 PM, July 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bo is still a young reporter and has some things to learn, like timing of delivery. But he's not the jerk some are making him out to be. Now, I would like the 411 on exactly how the departure went down...

 
At 10:47 PM, July 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KNWA is losing all their good staff. Katzfy, Elkins and now Mattingly. Nexstar has no clue how to manage and anyone who goes there is a fool.

 
At 10:48 PM, July 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Peters will take over for Mattingly just like he did at 40/29. Anyone think that might have been their plan all along?

 
At 6:45 AM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So long Big-Ego Bo. Don't let the door hit you on your way out. LOL!

 
At 6:45 AM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish Bo the best! Maybe some of the young talent at KNWA will get a chance to showcase more of their talents. They have some excellent sports reporters on staff and I am sure the Razorback Nation will continue to be the best source for information on the University of Arkansas athletic programs.

 
At 10:55 AM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Young talent like Derek Ruscin!

 
At 11:10 AM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Katsfy and Elkins? You're kidding right? Elkins should've gone a lot earlier. What a waste of a seat. Katsfy was ok but nothing compared to the guy they have now. Dan is the best in the market.

 
At 11:19 AM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope this is the time for the rest of knwa's sports department to shine. How can you do anything in the shadow of a gigantic ego like Bo's? Now that he is gone, it will probably be better for everyone. Bo can go lord over somewhere else.

 
At 11:49 AM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again I would say there are several anchors like that. I would say that even most are like that. Craig Cannon for goodness sake has to be one of the worst. Elkins was like that. What about that Guy fellow who was at KFSM. Here are a few more. Salser and even old school for you...Ken Rank.

 
At 11:56 AM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are you people against Bo?

I think he is the best sports journalist in Arkansas and he has turned his life around. Are you forgetting all of the information Bo has reported that eventually came true.

Here are some examples: Broyles out, Heath hired, Heath fired, Gus hired, Gus quits.

 
At 1:38 PM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The full story on how it went down was in the NWA Times sports page this morning. It quoted the GM at KNWA who was just as shocked as everyone else.
Bo also released an e-mail statement about WHY he left...family reasons and to focus on his "Faith on the Field" series on the radio.

 
At 1:44 PM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would hardly call someone who was pimping swine a journalist. Please!!!!!!!!

 
At 1:56 PM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No talking about politics then.

 
At 2:01 PM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really don't care what kind of person he was, Bo was the only sports guy worth watching.

 
At 3:22 PM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, 11:49...what's the matter? Spend too much time working floor crew? "Like that?" -- just because someone sits front and center under the lights you think they've got a "big ego" right? Or are you just enough of a wimp you were too afraid to take a turn in front of the camera? Jealous? You're a perfect example of someone from the other side who's "like that" -- peeved you aren't the anchor.

 
At 3:48 PM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

obviously an anchor has joined in the fun. craig, is that you? probably bo.

 
At 5:30 PM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i believe that the chief photographer Matt Thibaut messed up that deal, he is very evil.

 
At 5:59 PM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mattingly sucks. Good to see him and the ego that he'll carry out in a duffle bag leaving T.V. Good riddance Bo "mommy will I grow any taller" Mattingly.

 
At 7:37 PM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, it is I, Boag Canttingly, the bastard offspring of Bo and Craig, grown in a test-tube in Brazil by evil Nazi scientists. My ego has grown vast (it devoured both Tokyo and Detroit) , yet as you so scathingly observed, I will never grow taller. My mommy says I smoked too much as a child. She didn't tell me the door would hurt my keester when I left! Production people still like to whine a lot, don't they?

 
At 8:26 PM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's a good one

 
At 10:30 PM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a fan of his personality but he's the best. Oops I meant was the best. There is no others in the state. The rest just read the sports. He was the only story getter. Ego doesn't bother me in that way. I would love to see a news anchor go get some stories. It doesn't happen in either market.

 
At 12:01 AM, July 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got a real funny Bo-ner story. Happened a few years bak, but, his pickup style "stiffingly" candid. Hilarious true story.......

 
At 10:39 AM, July 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know a few funny stories about bo having an affair with another anchor when he worked for 40/29, oh wait, leslee, weren't you married at the time?

 
At 5:15 PM, July 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

obviously an anchor has joined in the fun. craig, is that you? probably bo.

What happened to Craig's job as Voice of the Razorback stadium?

 
At 12:24 AM, July 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

was he the voice of razorback stadium? i hadnt heard that one.

 
At 1:10 AM, July 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nutt will not mess with Bo. Donna Bragg confided in Bo about the affair with Nutt and Houston Knows
this. Diana (Nutt's wife) also knows and has confronted Donna. The only thing that prevented a blow up is the fact that Nutt will make another 1 mill. this year on top of his salary. Watch for Nutt to leave after this year. Good luck Bo.

 
At 1:20 AM, July 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry...newbie here. What issues did Mattingly have in the past?

 
At 9:47 AM, July 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"was he the voice of razorback stadium? i hadnt heard that one."

I think that he/she meant the voice of the Razorbacks at Razorback stadium. I think he lasted one season.

 
At 10:27 AM, July 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry...newbie here. What issues did Mattingly have in the past?

what problems didn't he have? lets start the extensive list with: he was a drunk, womanizer and general wanna be tall man. oh yeah, then there's the temper, but it stayed the whole time. too bad we couldn't have heard his "oh belive me, i am a changed man, please believe and trust me, i will kiss your ass forever" to get the job over at knwa. now, he just doesn't drink and is married. he is still a jerk, man with little man's complex, has a strong temper and will back stab anyone and everyone for the thrill of it. too bad we can't vote him off the island called life.

 
At 10:28 AM, July 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone know who's butt bo kissed to get a job anyway? i though he had like 2 or 3 dwis.

 
At 12:42 PM, July 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

See ya Bo! Maybe channel 4 can have some real sports now. There's more to Arkansas sports than the Al'mighty razorbacks. And what the tarnation does Matt Thibualt have to do anything with this? Go get them Matt! dw :)

 
At 4:51 PM, July 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice try want to be sports anchoe for KARK. The interest is almost nothing except Hogs. I timed it by the way and KATV does as much Hogs stuff as 4. Kark just packages it better. Last I saw they still did a lot of High School stuff too and cover the Travs all the time.

 
At 4:23 PM, July 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spose that makes Melissa Simmas the most arrogant person there now then?

 
At 5:21 PM, July 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey 4:23,

are you some dude that got dissed on his dream date? or are you a jealous news person that can't stand her success? either way, get a life. your posts are obvious in the blog as you are the only moron that continually butchers the spelling of her name.

 
At 7:13 PM, July 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you're gonna blame someone, the least you could do is spell their name right.

 
At 10:47 AM, July 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm glad bo is gone, the air seems cleaner somehow.

 
At 11:21 AM, July 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, cleaner is somehow accurate. there was a good reason his co-workers used to call him "Farty McFartpants"

 
At 2:20 PM, July 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this mean we can hear about other sports other than the Razorbacks? It would be nice if they would talk about professional sports.

 
At 2:37 PM, July 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You obviously watch it now so turn the channel if you want pro sports.

 
At 9:49 AM, July 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh believe me, I do turn the channel before the sports come on since they need to do something other than the Razorbacks. Not every around here needs to keep hearing about them day in and day out. They are a college team people wake up.

 
At 9:51 AM, July 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beaux knows sports !!

 
At 8:47 PM, July 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Not every around here needs to keep hearing about them day in and day out. They are a college team people wake up."

NEWS BULLETIN:
There are more people that DON'T watch or support the Razorbacks than do.
THIS HAS BEEN A NEWS BULLETIN TO SOME OF YOU OUT THERE . . .

 
At 11:47 AM, July 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

let's not fight. the thing to do now is to celebrate the fact that bo is off the air.
cheers!

 
At 2:46 PM, July 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bo not being on the air has now lead the market to say.....We now join your regular scheduled sportscast of reading what the scores are and reporting news releases from the U of A. Now you can go back to turning the newscast off after the weather is over.

 
At 9:15 PM, July 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the razorback nation needs matt turner. seems like a perfect fit to fill bo mattinglys shoes.

 
At 10:32 PM, July 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would Turner leave a news anchor job to be a sports guy? That makes no sense

 
At 6:42 AM, July 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

www.hogville.net is the truth great place for hog fans. go complain on your hugger boards.

When does Bo come on the air? I don't have a problem with him he is a entertaining shrimp.

 
At 11:17 AM, July 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too worked with Bo for sometime. He deserves everything that's happened to him. I hate to wish anyone bad times but unfortunately Bo has earned it all and then some. He has always been out for himself and noone else.
He will backstab anyone in a heartbeat. I bet he tanks on the radio as well.

 

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