Monday, August 13, 2007

Changes on the Way Weekday Mornings on KARK

With the expansion of NBC's Today Show, comes expanded news offerings from KARK. Arkansas Business.com reports KARK will move Arkansas Showcase, which currently airs at 10am Friday's, to 11:30am and the program will air weekly following 4's 11am newscast. ALSO KARK will partner with KNWA to make its noon newscast a "most statewide" newscast.

NBC's Today starts airing until 11am on September 10....Arkansas Showcase begins its Monday thought Friday run on September 24th.

38 Comments:

At 6:23 AM, August 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"ALSO KARK will partner with KNWA to make its noon newscast a "most statewide" newscast."

Man, that's good news. Now we will hear about shootings, vehicle wrecks, and other tragic stories from that area of the state too.

 
At 10:49 AM, August 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK is getting bigger and better all the time.. just you watch !

 
At 11:49 AM, August 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep. Nexstar will kill local news in Arkansas, deader than a doornail. Now they'll have an excuse to fire most of the staff in Fayetteville.

 
At 1:11 PM, August 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

they are not firing anyone. nexstar is just covering all of arkansas in a unique way. remember, knwa does the sports for kark, so firing people really wouldn't work. let's not be stupid.

 
At 1:27 PM, August 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought KARK hung their hat on LOCAL news...How is a combined newscast with Fayetteville...WHAT???...considered local news? Just when you think they finally figured out a few things....back to the same ridiculous decision making....

 
At 1:29 PM, August 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Local is wherever the news happens... do you think LR stations are just supposed to cover what happens in Little Rock ?

 
At 1:32 PM, August 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 1:29 Comment: "Local" is NOT WHEREVER the news happens...Local means Local! In the viewing area! Not Statewide, Not Regional, Not National...but LOCAL! Plus...KARK is moving Noon news to 11 am? I thought KARK won there very strongly. Too much competition from the revamped KTHV? Why would KARK mess with a winning formula?

 
At 2:35 PM, August 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as Melissa Simas has her air time and I can look at her, I don't care!!!

 
At 3:48 PM, August 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the whispers are true about Robyn at KTHV, then KARK should do well and may pass KATV and THV within a year. They need to keep the team together to be able to do that. Melissa could go somewhere else and be successful, while Matt and Mike can make an impact here.

 
At 4:02 PM, August 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK will still do a noon show. By the way, KARK is hiring more people, not firing them.

 
At 4:15 PM, August 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm... And what would the whispers be about Robyn???

 
At 4:51 PM, August 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Local is how it relates to local viewrs not that it is from the local DMA.

 
At 5:01 PM, August 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

they are not firing anyone. nexstar is just covering all of arkansas in a unique way. remember, knwa does the sports for kark, so firing people really wouldn't work. let's not be stupid.

KNWA may do all the sports for KARK but KARK does all of KNWA's switching from Little Rock. (saves money and manpower)I just hope that KARK masters their new UHF/digital transmitter before the end of analog transmissions.

 
At 5:53 PM, August 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

they should have offered Bo more money and tried to keep him

 
At 6:11 PM, August 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just don't cancel my Dialing for Dollars!

 
At 6:58 PM, August 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many companies have centralized master control. If you were anyone with any authority you would know that is the latest greatest technology. Now go back to cleaning the bathrooms.

 
At 7:32 PM, August 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still think if Tom left the morning show it would suffer more than losing Robyn. A LOT of people can't stand her!!!

 
At 7:35 PM, August 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you sure it's Robyn leaving? I heard another certain THV morning show anchor is leaving. Are they losing 2?

 
At 11:42 PM, August 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to see their team broken up. Enjoy all three of them in the mornings. Hopefully, it's all just speculation.

 
At 8:23 AM, August 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not speculation.

 
At 8:35 AM, August 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are a few too many Little Rock snobs in here.. who think that anything that happens outside of LR is not local news. That's just arrogant.

 
At 11:18 AM, August 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is seems someone on the KARK morning team is upset that she is still being paid as a reporter......Is trouble brewing?

 
At 2:17 PM, August 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but Melissa Simas is not cute. I can't stand to watch or hear her talk. She has an awful lisp.

 
At 3:06 PM, August 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11am or Noon - bring back Tom Bonner!

 
At 4:17 PM, August 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm sorry, but Melissa Simas is not cute. I can't stand to watch or hear her talk. She has an awful lisp. "

2:17 PM, August 15, 2007

Whatever, I bet she would look great delivering the news dressed up as a Catholic school girl.

 
At 5:06 PM, August 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

her lisp isn't as bad as the reporter over at fox

 
At 6:24 PM, August 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, maybe ol' Dee-wayne "Otis" Graham can resurrect his career as the new morning guy at THV. Snort. Sorry. Couldn't resist.

 
At 7:41 PM, August 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many companies have centralized master control.

Your next sentence should have read . . . "Putting people like me out of work, slowly but surely. It's management's dream. Yes, automation is the next best thing to straight salary."

Hee-hee-hee.

 
At 7:43 PM, August 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm sorry, but Melissa Simas is not cute. I can't stand to watch or hear her talk. She has an awful lisp."

Obviously posted by a flemale.

 
At 7:53 PM, August 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do the changes in the morning programming also mean that Melissa is going to anchor the new newscasts also or are they going to split it up. How about Sydney Hart!!!!! She's great!!!!

 
At 8:33 PM, August 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously posted by a flemale.

7:43 PM, August 15, 2007

Obviously posted by a man who can't spell.

 
At 10:52 PM, August 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the cat claws are out

 
At 6:32 AM, August 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the morning people shouldn't sit quite so close together. it's a little awkward.

 
At 6:34 AM, August 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

no one thinks that anything that happens outside of lr is not local news. it's not news. are there any cities other than the rock in arkansas????!

 
At 6:36 AM, August 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

could the wilson's commercial get any worse? that kid can't talk; those eyebrows could kill a panther; and i think a couple of teeth are missing.

 
At 8:29 AM, August 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would want to sit as close as possible to Melissa Simas!

 
At 9:20 AM, August 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beth Hunt will soon be the alpha female of morning tv. The dove has morphed into the phoenix !

 
At 9:00 PM, August 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"could the wilson's commercial get any worse? that kid can't talk; those eyebrows could kill a panther; and i think a couple of teeth are missing."

Ah, yes. The sponsors that feel they can do a better job than a professional announcer. Buck, snort! Hey, if they got the dough, let 'em do it.

 

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