Wednesday, September 05, 2007

THV This Morning Producer's Last Day is Friday

A source confirms to ATN, THV This Morning Producer Kat Robinson's last day is this Friday. Appears Robinson will be doing some freelance writing and promotions.

52 Comments:

At 10:42 AM, September 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its a shame that Larry is running off another talent. Again Gannett is ruining another Arkansas institution. You would have thought they would have learned from their time with the Gazette. For any other THV employee that thinks this cant happen to them ---think again. Larry might just decide to cut your pay.

 
At 12:53 PM, September 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

RUN KAT, RUN!

 
At 2:33 PM, September 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish someone would give all the details.

 
At 2:43 PM, September 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are we announcing departures of non on-air staff? If I were working at one of the stations down there, and some blog posted that I was leaving, I'd consider that a major invasion of privacy.

 
At 2:55 PM, September 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a great loss for THV. There are some seriously upset people that she is leaving. Nobody knows what the heck Larry is thinking or where he is coming from. I heard he didn't offer her a decent raise for working 12 hours a day and having the most successful show on their station for 8YEARS!!!

 
At 3:28 PM, September 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are some people going to realize that the world doesnt just turn around "talking heads". Kat is one the hardest working producers in the business and many if not most of the talent and recurring guests willl tell you that.Im glad that you have your "up there"attitude up there.Maybe you think it is a major invasion of privacy but folks "down here" are merely expressing outrage over what is happening to another Gannett employee. Thats what blogs are for --- One other blog is using this to place blame on Kat doing the complaining. She has had nothing to do with it and it has really hurt her feelings.

 
At 6:28 PM, September 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You would have thought they would have learned from their time with the Gazette.

You would think that they would have learned from their time with KARK.

 
At 6:54 PM, September 05, 2007, Anonymous larry the office rat said...

Well, what the heck did you expect me to do???!!! Ratings and revenues are down and expenses had to be cut. I signed a contract to pay Dawn alot of money and it sure wasn't coming out of my check.

God, I miss Win and Andy!

 
At 1:13 AM, September 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are some people going to realize that the world doesnt just turn around "talking heads". Im glad that you have your "up there"attitude up there.Maybe you think it is a major invasion of privacy but folks "down here" are merely expressing outrage over what is happening to another Gannett employee.

But you're doing it IN PUBLIC. When are y'all going to learn that airing behind-the-scenes dirty laundry (for ANY station ANYWHERE) in a public, non-secured place is a ticket to the unemployment line?

 
At 8:03 AM, September 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So whose job will it be to call KATV on a regular basis to get the name of Good Morning Arkansas Guests so they can be on THV a week later?

Just so you know, you might want to use your personal cell phone, KATV does have caller id and it's always fun when it says KTHV.

 
At 8:40 AM, September 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a joke to compare Good Morning Arkansas to THV's morning show. I don't think THV is trying to mock something without ratings. But KATV has copied so much from THV it's just plain funny.

 
At 12:42 PM, September 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She should look into FOX. They always need producers.

 
At 2:32 PM, September 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think she wants to produce TV.


The KATV remark was funny. Obviously written by someone who's never seen her work. Kat never had to call for guests -- they called her. It is sad she is leaving and someone has to try to bring her down. I have heard nothing but good things.

She always helped put our events on, no matter how crowded the schedule was. Do you have that kind of heart?

 
At 3:53 PM, September 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know who called. Just know what the caller id said on several occasions.

 
At 4:20 PM, September 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it was Crazy Eyes Nick. He wants to be a news director so bad.

 
At 6:42 PM, September 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BOO HOO! Poor old seven just sitting around waiting for the caller id to say THV. No wonder your ratings are in the tank. If some of you would work instead of manning that caller-id. What a bunch of cry-babies! Why not wish the girl well or keep your mouth shut?

 
At 11:24 PM, September 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KLRT does not need producers. They're not looking for one and the ones they have do a fine job thank you very much.

 
At 7:30 AM, September 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't assume that Kat is who called. It could have been a salesperson trying to get a contact name for someone you sold your news to on GMA. Kat was too nice to turn anybody down who wanted to be on the show and she got flooded with calls. Get your facts straight. There is no way she would call KATV for a guest. you people need to get over yourselves. Kat is the best in the market. Nobody understands why THV let her get away.

 
At 7:59 AM, September 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If THV doesn't get a news director soon, there is going to be an even bigger turnover. Mark, then Robin, then Kat. Who is next?

 
At 9:57 AM, September 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Odds are that BJ will retire after his hall of fame induction. He was real close to Robin and Kat and with both of them leaving I bet he wont be too far behind. Poor Tom.

 
At 12:16 PM, September 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"KLRT does not need producers. They're not looking for one and the ones they have do a fine job thank you very much."

Producers? What do they produce? Do you people have any idea what a real producer does?

 
At 12:43 PM, September 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BJ has too much integrity to not fulfill his contract. He has been in the biz for so long, I don't think he will go back on his word. His true character will not allow him to break his agreement. Robin couldn't care less about integrity, so she quit 2 months after they jumped through hoops to get her unreasonable demands met thinking she would give them another 2 years. She will regret quitting, and show up on tv in some way because her ego MUST have celebrity attached to her name. Why else would you get up at that hour when you have 4 kids and your husband is a multi millionaire?

 
At 3:58 PM, September 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robyn (Robin is incorrect) will appear again on local TV, probably in the next 6 months as soon as her no-compete expires. It will not be at THV after torching the bridge with corporate and her dealings with Larry Audas.

At least 2 local stations have contacted her about coming to their station to anchor in some capacity. If she returns, she will not work more than three hours a day, she will want 10 weeks vacation and she will want a six-figure salary.

Does she deserve it if she can get it? I think anyone would like to have a deal like that.

Also, let me ask you this knowing full well GM's and ND's check out this blog from time to time... Are you willing to hire someone like Robyn for the conditions listed above to work for your station? Are you willing to sacrafice Melissa and or Beth who do good work for you as it is now?

Not to take anything away from Robyn... she is a very talented individual who has accomplished much in her 15 year career. When coupled with BJ and Tom there is no better on-air chemistry in this market. The content of the show may not have been the best, but people liked the three of them together, their personalities are the perfect blend.

Someone above asked why she would go back to work and the answer is all of what you mentioned including ego. Everyone that works in television has an ego.

 
At 8:27 PM, September 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, let me ask you this knowing full well GM's and ND's check out this blog from time to time...

If they do, could someone get KTHV to train someone to control the audio levels and tell Craig to quit yelling. He just has to talk.

 
At 10:37 AM, September 08, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Bud, that's just Craig, he's loud and has a very low voice - it's called projection. He's theatrical. If you don't like it, watch Dale The III on KATV.

 
At 12:25 PM, September 08, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is true that Robyn worked 3 hours a day and was one of the highest paid anchors they have. I hope other people didn't get screwed out of better pay raises over Robyn now that she is leaving. Sad for those who really need the money just to feed their families. It was going to someone who didn't even need it, and now it could have gone to somedody who did. That frees up a large salary at THV.

 
At 2:42 PM, September 08, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kat Robinson did. She wanted what amounted to a 5k raise to sign a contract. She felt it was best for her to stay on as an hourly employee. She was asked to take a huge pay cut and sign a contract with a small incremental raise. She stood up for what she beleived in and was ushered out the door. Kat did everything and actually LOVED the late night shift/early morning shift.

 
At 3:57 PM, September 08, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's pretty incredible, especially with this economy. So what exactly is she going to do? Go to another station?

 
At 5:20 PM, September 08, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hey Bud, that's just Craig, he's loud and has a very low voice - it's called projection. He's theatrical."

Ha, ha, ha. Theatrical? He's a prima donna.

 
At 5:38 PM, September 08, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She has absolutely no plans and that is what she needs for right now. Kat always worked 12 hour days to keep the show going. The contract offer was for many thousand less. Larry has absolutely no idea just how much she did but I believe he is fixing to find out. Her assistant, who really liked to play alot on the internet,is now in charge. She is going to have to grow up real quick

 
At 5:43 PM, September 08, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hey Bud!" Remember this is the guy who was in the movie "Pass the ammunition" You got to give Craig some credit--he loves his job.

 
At 1:05 AM, September 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, I think she has plans. She said she was going to write a great American novel.

 
At 5:40 AM, September 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG what is going on there this morning? BJ can't seem to get his words straight and everyone seems pissy.

 
At 6:21 AM, September 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know about him but the audio on KHV-2, or more correctly channel 12.2, is distorted. When will that station hire someone that knows how to control the audio portion of their signal?

 
At 11:46 AM, September 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

long time coming.

 
At 12:23 PM, September 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For what, audio problems?

 
At 9:10 PM, September 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hear the Hogs have new jock straps this year. Let's see if it makes a difference.

 
At 9:37 PM, September 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they were all mad because the THV receptionist quit this morning. Who is next?

 
At 12:03 AM, September 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

can't believe tina quit so suddenly! what happened?!

 
At 7:24 AM, September 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If any other employee had been as rude as Tina, they would have been fired long ago. It was about time.

 
At 7:49 PM, September 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV had someone that answered the phone?

 
At 12:13 PM, September 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the same Kat that use to do porn in Canoga Park, California?

 
At 2:15 PM, September 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think so. She once said she never went further west than Texas. Anyone know where she is?

 
At 2:36 PM, September 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is in Branson doing some freelance work. Anybody else gone today from THV? The show just sucks now.

 
At 3:31 AM, September 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If THV doesn't get its act together, then it will be "YESTERDAY'S THV". I loved YESTERDAY'S THVs (especially during the days of Becky Ditchfield) , but TODAY'S THV, well now it just plain "SUCKS!" However, Maybe I'll switch over to KARK, because things are quickly going downhill at THV. To me, though, THV is still better than KATV, because KATV is so damn boring. It puts me to sleep. Fox 16 is going to become #1 in this market within the next year or two if THV, KARK, and KATV don't get their you-know-what together (and it won't be because of the studio lighting either). Sadly, it will be by default.

Hell, maybe I need to become station manager @ THV. Even though, I haven't the foggiest idea about how to run a newscast, I would be willing to bet that I still could run it better than Larry AudASS ever could.

 
At 1:06 AM, September 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although I have never worked in media, it can't be that bad. After all, at least you can make a decent living in this business. By the way, does anyone know if THV is hiring (college degree in Business Administration, graduated Spring 2005, but needs experience) {or any other local stations}

 
At 7:30 AM, September 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't you inquire at the stations?

Yes, you can make a decent living if you are still living at home with your parents or your spouse has a good job.

 
At 10:57 AM, September 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hey Bud!" Remember this is the guy who was in the movie "Pass the ammunition".

He would not be in a Grade "B" home, horror film. He's too eaten up with himself and would never let anyone else talk if he were.

 
At 1:06 AM, September 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are people still posting on this topic? The chick is gone.

 
At 2:04 AM, September 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:06. (Sad as it may be) She may be gone, but she's sure not forgotten (at least not yet)

 
At 9:13 AM, September 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is back in town now so let's see what she is up to now.

 
At 12:43 AM, September 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just saw on Floaty's where Kat has started a blog called tiedyetravels.com.

 

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