Monday, August 06, 2007

Nexstar Not for Sale

Nexstar, the parent company of KARK-Little Rock, KNWA-Fayetteville and KTAL- Shreveport, says it has suspended talks with potential buyers. An article on Arkansas Business.com says, " On Friday, the company said that it would suspend discussions with prospective acquirers "in light of the difficult conditions in the financing markets.""

44 Comments:

At 12:27 AM, August 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It must stink when you can't even keep the lights on in the newsroom.

 
At 1:58 AM, August 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, especially when they pay on peak use. It's the same mentality as turning florescent lights off and expecting a marked change in room temperature.

 
At 3:38 AM, August 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nexstar can't sell because no one wants to buy.

 
At 9:28 AM, August 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't read. You obviuosly are not an investor. Don't read Nexstar release but ones from pro investmesnt firms.

 
At 10:14 AM, August 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

we cant sell because we dont have Bo anymore.

 
At 11:14 AM, August 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...in order before you get your last check.

 
At 11:32 AM, August 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you mean Bo "Billy Gillespie will be named head coach tomorrow" Mattingly?

 
At 11:32 AM, August 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least I got paid for 2 weeks. That's more than I can say for THV.

 
At 12:20 PM, August 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yesterday's THV.

 
At 1:00 PM, August 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the KATV salary freeze still in effect? I can remember going two years without a raise.

 
At 3:34 PM, August 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:14---they don't pay my checks...I don't work for them.

 
At 4:48 PM, August 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then get a job!!

 
At 8:53 AM, August 08, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a job-a very good one, thanks!

 
At 10:46 AM, August 08, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And that job would be..........what?

 
At 11:19 AM, August 08, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Media related...enough said

 
At 8:32 PM, August 08, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dah...me too! That means you are a bright investment banker.

 
At 9:19 PM, August 08, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of these comments point out very clearly why so many people are disgruntled in the local television business. Childish comments go hand in hand with adolescent caliber work.

 
At 9:42 PM, August 08, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, and remember, a good worker never blames his/her tools.

 
At 10:21 PM, August 08, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has Van started packing his office at KFSM yet?

 
At 2:10 PM, August 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I blame my tool all the time

 
At 3:22 PM, August 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

 
At 3:50 PM, August 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

where's the fox producer when you need him?

 
At 5:43 PM, August 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right here! No comment this time, except "pompass", lol. (10:36) Anyway, we're in the middle of our own little sale, so I'll deal with that instead of 4's problems.

 
At 8:03 PM, August 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they'll put it back on the market, I'll bid .25 cents for it...anyone else want in on the deal? We could replace the anchors with cardboard cutouts and the ratings will soar!

 
At 8:23 PM, August 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets face it, they could not compete in the Fort Smith market, so they ran with their "tails" tucked between their legs to NWA!
And look what happened, they are still dead last, no one wants them, because they stink! Poor job all around.

 
At 8:35 PM, August 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep throwing you sour grapes. The truth is we did exactly what we said we would do. The goal was to be #1 in NWA not in the River Valley. That was never a secret. Last I heard we have made a big dent in taking KHOG viewers and advertiser dollars. Say what you want but we have grown while the other two have slid. Signed a proud KNWA employee. Now mouthy, where is it you work?

 
At 9:51 PM, August 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's easy to throw insults at knwa because you all are scared. and you obviously think about us a lot. get oer yourselves and admit that knwa is competative. there is enough news to go around. deal with it.

 
At 1:03 AM, August 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:35pm, it's a shame that your company (which has no morals, ethics, and treats its employees like crap) is taking cash from Hearst and Local TV (which, sure, do a lot of the same things but are at least respected in this industry and TRY to do the right thing). Is that really something to be proud of?

 
At 1:07 AM, August 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:03am here, just to clarify - I work out of state for none of the above, so I have no coals in the fire. I just hate to see people in this industry slaving away for a disreputable business that doesn't take its employee's interests at heart.

 
At 12:20 PM, August 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the last poster but what I finf interesting is that the hate is to just Nexstar. They are all like that now. Nexstar is nothing compared to the guy that is running the old New York Times stations. You obviously haven't done your research on this guy. KFSM employees will be flocking out of there quick.

 
At 4:04 PM, August 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

people will always find something to hate about their employer. if you don't like it, quit. nexstar doesn't treat it's employees poorly. it's just the ones that feel like they are being treated unfairly seem to chime in here a lot. i'm treated well. if you don't like it, use the heel toe express and move on. you are probably not doing good work if you are unhappy anyway.

 
At 2:15 PM, August 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK you guys don't have a clue...A local volunteer fireman dies and you do a vo......

The man was trying to save someone when he lost his life.

That's just bad news judgement!

I guess this is what happens when you don't have AP

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

I don't work for KARK's News Dept but I like the idea of them not having AP in most cases. It makes them actually go get news instead of reading what others go get. It's a shame that all News Depts in this city don't go get their own stories. You all use it out of just plain old being lazy.

 
At 11:04 AM, August 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the above poster....AP got the story from KLRT.

They give KLRT credit in the story they sent out over the wire.

To say that every station in this market is lazy and uses AP is a crock!

 
At 12:44 PM, August 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only reason that KARK is 4th in the news ratings is that KETV does not have a news show.

 
At 12:46 PM, August 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

disreputable

What does that word mean? Is it anything like "comfortability?"

 
At 8:39 PM, August 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

$th place...you can't read ratings I guess. As far as laziness goes I would say that all stations lean way to heavy on it. I will say congrats to KLRT though. I'm glad to see someone out there working.

 
At 6:19 AM, August 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess KARK's scanner was not working when the accident occured. Could it be that some stations have people working at night to cover such happenings? KLRT scoops again!

 
At 10:31 AM, August 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

once again why would klrt brag about another scoop when the on air production value looks like a bunch of 5th graders running the show?

 
At 11:54 AM, August 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because they got the story while the rest of you were sitting around and no I don't work at Fox.

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

"there is enough news to go around. deal with it."

All yall ever report on is the Hawgs. What else happens up there.

 
At 8:37 PM, August 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is yall. I'm not a KARK Matters News folk. I'm bragging on Fox. However, I do think KARK flies right past all of you on reporting Hog news. Oh yes, I mean you geeks over at KATV too. Home of the Hogs..yea right. I'm not sure what 7 is home to anymore. It's not news that's for sure.

 
At 5:12 PM, August 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ch. 7 is "Home of the Hotties"

 
At 6:26 PM, August 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's just about all they're home of

 

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