Saturday, November 24, 2007

It's the most wonderful time of is if you work in some other profession other than retail. Anyway my retail management job has been keeping busy the past 3 weeks and will continue through Christmas. Will update blog as I can.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

New Hires For KTHV

This from a tipster: KTHV hires new backpack journalist-- Katherina Yancy. Also, new reporter Ebone Monet starts Thursday. She's coming from South Dakota.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

New Shreveport Met Doesn't Stay Long

A tipster tells ATN KTBS- Channel 3/Shreveport weekend Meteorologist Laura Wibbenmeyer is leaving at the end of November sweeps.

Monroe Anchor Leaving in the Middle of Sweeps

This from a tipster: Jeniffer Andrews of KTVE in West Monroe, LA will leave her post on Tuesday, November 13. She is taking a new job in Savannah, GA. No news yet on a replacement, and this probably won't bode too well for KTVE since she'll be leaving in the middle of November sweeps.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Pickey on the Way out at KNWA/KFTA

This from a tipster: Scott Pickey, News Director for KNWA (NBC) and KFTA (Fox) and parent company Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., have parted ways. Pickey will most likely stay until the end of the year. No word on who will assume is duties.

KNWA Shows Some Raw Hog Hide

This from an e-mailer: KNWA did a live report from Razorback Stadium during Saturday Night Live after the South Carolina game. During the live report, they cut away to some taped interviews with Houston Nutt and some of the players. During Felix Jones' interview in the locker room, a naked Razorback player enters the picture and is clearly visible for several seconds in the background. The camera operator finally pans left to take the player out of the picture, but the taped footage airs during the live report anyway. Incredible! (I have this on my DVR; I'm sure anyone who taped Saturday Night Live has it also.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

KARK Gets New Leader

Source: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. today announced the appointment of Gayle Kiger to serve as Vice-President & General Manager of KARK.

Mr. Kiger has served as the V.P. General Manager of KTAB(CBS) in Abilene, Texas for the past eight years.

He also had oversight of KRBC (NBC) under the terms of a shared services and joint sales agreement with Mission Broadcasting.

Prior to that, Kiger held General Manager positions at KRBC (NBC), Abilene, KCEN (NBC) Waco, Texas and KBSD (CBS), Dodge City, Kansas. He has a total of 29 years experience in television broadcasting.

In making the announcement, Brian Jones, Senior Vice President & Regional Manager for Nexstar Broadcasting Group said, “Gayle is an enthusiastic, energetic and positive leader that has a track record of running great television stations. I am looking forward to Gayle and the team at KARK continuing the stations growth in revenue and audience.”

Gayle Kiger commented, “I am very impressed with the talented team at KARK. They are executing at a high level and I am ready to jump in and be a part of it. I am also excited to become a part of the Little Rock community and for me and my family to enjoy the beauty and outdoor resources of central Arkansas.”

Mr. Kiger is a graduate of Newman University in Wichita, Kansas. He and his wife Tera have four children, Matthew, Mark, Michael and Melissa.

Kiger follows KARK's Rick Rogala, who resigned last month to become vice president and general manager of WCMH-TV (Channel 4), Media General's NBC affiliate in Columbus