Saturday, September 08, 2007

Web Poll Results: Who Has the Best Overall News Operation?

According to ya'll, the blog readers KARK has the best overall news operation. KARK topped the list with 34.1 percent of the vote / 104 votes; KATV came in second with 23.9 percent of the vote/ 73 votes; KTHV came in third with 22.6 percent of the votes /69 votes; KLRT last with 19.3 percent of the vote / 59 votes.

74 Comments:

At 2:44 PM, September 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now please don't shoot the messenger, but why is it that no one takes KLRT seriously? I think they do a very respectable job. And let's not forget, CNN and many other cable stations were using their shots from the game when reporting the death of the coach at the Tulsa vs. Arkansas game. They don't suck that bad. I truthfully don't know how KARK got the top spot in the 'poll'

 
At 3:34 PM, September 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want to say that this poll means absolutely nothing. It's basically a measurement of how many people from each station read this blog.

 
At 4:18 PM, September 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly. And the more people that work at a station, the more votes that station gets for themselves. It was a ridiculous poll from the start.

 
At 4:35 PM, September 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really non-scientific at all.

A complete waste of time.

 
At 6:18 PM, September 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We hate KLRT because they come into our market and want us to respect them. Hell our stations have been here for OVER 50 YEARS!

Also, we tried to get jobs there when they first openned and we're turned down and had to stay at our crappy stations.

Ok is that enough said about why we don't like KLRT?

 
At 9:00 PM, September 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow. just a little sour grapes?

 
At 9:16 PM, September 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fox does a good job of producing a respectable product at 9pm. KARK got the top spot in the poll because they do have the best overall news operation. They have fewer tools than the other stations (FOX included) and yet work harder and put on a better product than any other station.

 
At 10:24 PM, September 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're funny.

 
At 10:42 PM, September 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And right.

 
At 11:33 PM, September 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

how many times does NBC,CNBC,MSNBC,NBC nightly news, ABC nightly news, CBS nightly news, Cspan, and just about any other news organization use channel 4,7 and 11 for breaking news coverage? Too many to count, CNN used fox 1 time!! Call me when you reach the hundred time mark, and then maybe your comment will hold water.

 
At 11:39 PM, September 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want in at fox that bad, i see they have many job openings if you can get out of your no compete.
What ever station you work for would be glad to get rid of you, if your best attitude is to say yu work for a bad station.

 
At 12:00 AM, September 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KLRT is the best in the market because of their outstanding STUDIO LIGHTING!!! And, don't forget it.

 
At 12:58 AM, September 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, i only watch the stations that have the best studio lighting because i am pathetic. news doesn't matter to me, it's all about whether or not the anchors have a nice hair light because i am a total douche. studio lighting is my life and i should kill myself.

 
At 6:24 AM, September 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact that you don't take it seriously shows your lack of knowledge of good broadcasting paractice. That is where the industry is now.

 
At 6:32 AM, September 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We believe you 6:18. You don't work at Fox. You're not the one who makes half of the KLRT related posts; both as a third person supporter and as a jealous employee at one of 'the big three', and occasionally as an actual fox 16 employee. You would never stoop to such sock puppetry as to make a masquerade post at, say 6:18, then post again at, oh, say 9:00, to try to give off the impression that someone believed your last post to be legit. Nine o'clock on the dot - maybe if you weren't so obsessed with this blog you might be able to get your live shots off without a hitch.

 
At 11:45 AM, September 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey 6:24, even if i did give a damn, it's not my job to fix it. i have my own job to worry about and it has nothing to do with the studio. obviously you care a great deal about light placement, so maybe you should write a book about it and get off this blog.

 
At 12:35 PM, September 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

STUDIO LIGHTING GETS ME OFF! OH YEAH BABY, GIVE IT TO ME!

 
At 6:37 PM, September 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"hey 6:24, even if i did give a damn, it's not my job to fix it. i have my own job to worry about and it has nothing to do with the studio. obviously you care a great deal about light placement, so maybe you should write a book about it and get off this blog."

There, again, you show your lack of knowledge of the industry. Everything at a broadcast facility has something to do with the studio; everything. I can tell that you are perturbed (upset) and I can understand why. You are probably a button puncher in MC and at the height of a mediocre career.

 
At 7:08 PM, September 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

no, i'm a photographer. i don't get paid to light the studio, and i have more important things like deadlines to worry about. if i got paid to light the studio then i would give a damn.

 
At 10:03 PM, September 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

not to start anything more, but do you ever listen how KARK says their call letters, sounds like K-R-K 4 duh duh duh...

 
At 10:08 PM, September 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

anybody watch channel 7 nightside tonight (monday night)? Sounds like there was a crash in the first 2 minutes, anybody else hear it?

 
At 12:09 AM, September 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

kark should drop the "a" like thv dropped the "k." it's brilliant!

 
At 8:35 AM, September 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey would someone tell KATV that the new AD at Arkansas is Jeff LONG....How many times did they say Jeff LANG?

Yes they are your Home of the Razorbacks!

 
At 8:41 AM, September 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been a while since I said how FABULOUS that Melissa Simas continues to be !!! Figured it was time to reaffirm it.

 
At 10:31 AM, September 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Inman started saying Lang at 5pm and then Sullivan started saying Lang! HAHA!! Boy did they look and sound credible!

 
At 12:00 PM, September 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess we now know why Inman didn't get the job over Barrett.

 
At 8:11 PM, September 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is not--ya'll
It IS--y'all

 
At 7:44 PM, September 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No it is not. It is all ya'all. I know.

 
At 9:14 PM, September 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And, you are wrong again.

 
At 2:08 AM, September 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If only Becky Ditchfield were still in the Little Rock market, then maybe Today's THV would be number 1 instead of KARK, even though KARK does have the most professional looking set (in my opinion). Personally, I still prefer THV because it is more viewer friendly, and Meredith Mitchell is good looking-although she can't hold a candle to Becky.

 
At 9:01 AM, September 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Set? Who cares what the set looks like? Or maybe you're talking about the "set" on Robyn. Now that's a set!

 
At 10:24 AM, September 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meredith Mitchell? You can't be serious.

 
At 11:05 AM, September 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean Carrie Busey?

 
At 2:48 PM, September 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like I said @ 2:08, Meredith's good looking, but she doesn't look nearly as hot as Becky Ditchfield. God, I miss Becky.

 
At 2:49 PM, September 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like I said @ 2:08, Meredith's good looking, but she doesn't look nearly as hot as Becky Ditchfield. God, I miss Becky.

 
At 5:25 PM, September 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya'all or you'all. Either one is right.

 
At 7:24 PM, September 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The studio lighting on FOX16 tonight at 5pm was OUTSTANDING! I was so captivated, I watched the entire show!

 
At 10:33 PM, September 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im waiting for the fox producer to chime in in defense of the lighting in his studio

 
At 5:05 AM, September 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No offense, but I think he just did that 10:33.

 
At 5:07 AM, September 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No offense, 7:24, but the studio lighting doesn't mean a damn thing if the news coverage isn't worth a damn.

 
At 5:09 AM, September 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today's THV still rocks, even after the tearful departure of Becky Ditchfield

 
At 5:19 AM, September 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way, whatever happened to Kate Sullivan. To me, she's the hottest woman ever to step foot in the Little Rock market, with the exception of Becky Ditchfield. Now her & Becky working together, now that would make one hell of a team. Throw in Stacey Donaldson, & to me, thats an all star team.

 
At 12:28 AM, September 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kate Sullivan appears each weekday morning on WCBS-DT. I watch the show quite often. Man, she really got good after she left KATV.

 
At 12:30 AM, September 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of the worst studio lighting in the U.S. is to be found in two of the LR stations. The anchors appear to have been dead for six months and don't know it.

 
At 5:01 PM, September 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Balls in the mouth to Fox 16.

 
At 5:13 PM, September 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well 4, 7, and 11; if you don't get your s''t together, then you will be looking UP at Fox 16 in the ratings instead of looking down at them. It looks like Fox 16 IS for real. (Like I've said in previous post and like i'll say here, it WON'T be because of the studio lighting either.

 
At 6:37 PM, September 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But at least they do know how to properly light a set, and that is more that the others know.

 
At 11:55 PM, September 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

16 will never catch the other three. The 9pm start gives them the edge of being first but they have to compete with the networks best shows at 9p. That gives them a limited upside. As far as the EN goes, they have no great news lead ins like Oprah or Judy. If you program your station for a young demo, which all good Fox station do then it hurts for news which is an older demo. I will say that ratings don't always matter though. If the viwers are loyal and the ad dollars come with it then it can be very good. The product gets better evryday but it has it's limits.

 
At 3:02 AM, September 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, but here is where your logic is flawed. The 9 p.m. "network's best" show becomes a re-run after a few weeks, then, gets replaced by another short-run series, and on, and on, and on.

KLRT's news is constant.

This is why KLRT Channel 30 will pass the others. Not only do they hit the air with the news an hour earlier, they have the best technical department in the state. Bar none. Just look at their product.

 
At 8:01 AM, September 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best news operation in Arkansas? HAH! Little Rock teevee is a JOKE! You guys wouldn't know a news story if it crawled up your leg and bit you in the wicky-wacky-woo-hoo.

 
At 4:59 PM, September 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV has now suffered yet another loss with the death of Larry the Garden Cat. Things are obviously going to hell very quickly at THV. Its amazing how much turnover has occured at THV in the past year or so.

 
At 2:38 PM, September 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the above poster. Robyn will be missed!

 
At 12:44 AM, September 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now I know this sounds awfully tacky, but did Larry commit susicide because of all the BS going on at Gannett , or could Joey or some other pet have gotten jealous? It is still (far as I know) a mystery how Larry died.

 
At 1:03 AM, September 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He got struck by the meat wagon at MEMS.

 
At 1:12 AM, September 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that THV is officially in "the toilet" (as if it weren't there already), the real news competition is between KATV, KLRT, and KARK. While KLRT prbably has the best news coverage (in reality, its more of a toss up between KLRT and KARK). Babes sell in this market, and that's the only reason that KATV's ratings haven't "tanked" yet. If KLRT had the babes that KATV had (and by the way, KARK has a few babes as well) then KLRT would be number 1 in this market. By the way, there are "no" babes currently residing at THV.

P.S. My early 2008 babe bracket prediction; Melinda Mayo will defeat Melissa Simas in the finals. Meredith Mitchell will not survive the first round. If Becky Ditchfield were somehow to enter, she would still have a very ligitimate shot of winning even though she's now in Denver. But personally, I would be happy with either Melinda Mayo or Melissa Simas winning.

 
At 1:59 AM, September 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the hell is Carey Busey and who is this "Robyn" chick? I've looked at the news teams for all the Little Rock stations and I don't see them anywhere. Do they, by chance, work in Shreveport, Fort Smith, or NWA? Are they former Little Rock media members. just curious.

 
At 12:14 PM, September 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robyn is on KTHV in the mornings. She's the best by far!

 
At 12:05 AM, September 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought she left two weeks ago. What happened?

 
At 1:46 AM, September 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw Kate Sullivan on WCBS recently too. I love that little crooked mouth. Ruff!

 
At 12:43 PM, September 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Robin was leaving. Has she changed her mind? I was looking forward to seeing what's her name every morning.

 
At 2:57 PM, September 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robyn's last day is Sept 27th

 
At 3:13 PM, September 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try out the new THV morning show drinking game! See how many things can be spelled wrong on the bottom of the screen during the show. One shot for each incorrectly spelled word -- two for the bad grammar!

Seriously -- does anyone actually check the spelling there anymore? Every morning this week, something's been spelled wrong. Or Tom calls for something to be put on the screen and it's not there. Who's running that place, a bunch of monkeys?

 
At 5:43 PM, September 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another thing about that station is that one only has to have their set on to hear the wide range of audio levels from commercial to commercial and commercial back to studio during live programs. Monkeys could possibly do a better job.

If I know Gannett, it's probably one person trying to do the job of three persons, or more.

 
At 1:08 AM, September 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still wondering who the hell this Carey Busey chick is?

 
At 1:28 PM, September 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carey Busey, Is a play on words and physical features. They mean a female Gary Busey, thus "Carey", and they relate this to Meredeth Mitchell, the weekend weather girl, who has the same toothy mouth (grin) as Gary Busey.

 
At 7:18 PM, September 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is a hard-working girl and does a good job. Other stations should be proud to have anyone like her. I think she is pretty.

 
At 1:17 PM, September 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She has a better rack than Simas

 
At 1:18 PM, September 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayo has the melons !!!!!!!!!

 
At 12:56 AM, September 28, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'd love to play with Melinda's Mayos. Now that Becky Ditchfield's gone, she's now the hottest babe on Little Rock TV

 
At 9:35 PM, October 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

70!!!!! i reached the 70th comment!!!!!!! this thread is stale.

 
At 9:51 AM, October 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayo has the best legs on tv

 
At 3:34 PM, October 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like tits, but they don't mean a thing without legs, and legs don't mean shit without an ass.

 
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