Tuesday, January 22, 2008

KATV Analog Signal Back On

Received several emails stating KATV turned its analog signal back on..following the crash of its tower. The e-mailers noted problems with the signal as I did. Mine at times looked more like a scrambled satellite signal..finally this morning it was back to normal.

Additional: How crazy....KATV has a news article on its website about the return of the analog signal. What's wild is the article on the website is from the Associated Press!

Television station KATV resumed broadcasting an analog signal 10 days after losing its antenna while crews worked to restring guy wires.

Once the signal returned Monday night, some viewers complained that the signal was snowy. The station said that restoring a strong signal is "still just a work in progress."

KATV's 2,000-foot tower at Redfield collapsed January 11th, knocking out the ABC affiliate's analog and digital signals. The collapse also disrupted the analog signal of Public Broadcasting Service affiliate KETS. KETS's analog signal was not seen Monday night in Little Rock.

At the time it was built, KATV's tower was the second-tallest structure in the world. The station has said a new tower will not be as tall. The station has not decided whether to rebuild at Redfield, about 20 miles south of Little Rock, or to build a tower on Shinall Mountain, just west of the city.

19 Comments:

At 3:13 PM, January 22, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is running the PR ship over at KATV? They have done a horrible job in communicating to their viewers throughout this ordeal. Do they think if they don't talk about it that it will just go away? At least thank viewers for their patience and keep them in the loop as progress is made.

 
At 3:48 PM, January 22, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who needs PR? They have a stable of beauties !!!

 
At 4:15 PM, January 22, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And a special thanks to KTHV for letting us borrow their short tower on Shinall.

-Something you'll never hear from Dale, a word of grattitude.

 
At 4:16 PM, January 22, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of you so bloggers read this and this is the truth, the media is controled by the (C.F.R.).
The Council of Foreign Relations and these so called GM's and ND's are nothing but bit players.
It is sad to see tabloid trash back on the air and if this is the best we can do leave the tube off.

 
At 6:34 PM, January 22, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the company that owns KATV Channel 7 invests money in transmitting a powerful analog signal for the last year of such broadcasts, they need to change CEO's.

KATV should relocate their facilities to Shinall Mountain and kiss Redfield goodbye as they say "Hello" to the digital and high definition age of broadcasting as "Over the air" reception is the purest form of HD.

 
At 7:31 AM, January 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dale thinks KATV's sole purpose is to serve him. Free tickets to Hog games, bowl road trips and a swelled ego. He doesn't care about the viewer and never will. So why should he care about having some PR on the tower mess.

Screw the viewers they'll get their signal when we get it to them. Tell them to leave us alone.

That's what he says to the mangers in closed door meetings until his buddies at the club mention the station did a horrible job, then he turns around and blames the managers for doing a crappy a job.

 
At 12:04 PM, January 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that Dale Nickerson went to the hospitle and is in bad shape.
Hope he don't get well.

 
At 12:40 PM, January 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dale hires hot chicks, so there!

 
At 2:29 PM, January 24, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK still has the hottest salegirl in Lexi Malham, right?

 
At 2:59 PM, January 25, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

know who wrote this Dale (DICK)kerson.

Prove it

 
At 7:07 PM, January 25, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, here's the deal. The Big Pard is just that. What do you expect. GM's are supposed to be the glad-handing elbow squeezing guys...they are supposed to fade the heat from a bunch of turds up the chain, and keep things in line on a departmental level. I am one of Dale's casulties. His cronies torched me long ago. Luckily I was able to land on my feet quickly...even able to go to bat for my present employer and against the crappy way things were structured at KATV...that was long ago but for some reason, I never blamed Dale...I always thought he was enough of a figure head and played the role...even when albriton dropped their pants for the Bush campaign and W. I will give you this...he is ruthless...but I still understand him...it doesn't make me like him any more...or want to kick his butt in the numbers any less...katv is very formatable...just short-sided..and yes Dale does get all the perks...GM's should shine at the demise of lots of turnover...he's still a bas$#@!~ and I'm still kicking his butt, all above board; right there for the whole market to see. No hard feelings, just competitive understanding.

 
At 9:21 AM, January 26, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't Lexi look just like her Dad???

 
At 2:23 PM, January 28, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

GM's don't have to be #$%^@. They do have to follow the corp line but they don't have to treat their employees like %^&$. Dale does it because he's insecure and it makes him feel better.

Trust me there are much more effective ways to lead and manage.

 
At 10:38 AM, January 31, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lexi, again, has much better boobs than her dad !

 
At 1:50 PM, January 31, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of this advanced technology we got on the face of this earth why would they still use yesterday's technology. The wave of the future is all digital. I guess that KATV is too cheap to upgrade. What's in their wallet.

 
At 7:08 PM, January 31, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NTSC FOREVER!!! (until 2/17/2009)

(KATV's new official logo: "Thank God for Tele Rebelde")

 
At 1:19 PM, February 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am here in the channel 7 news room and what you wrote about Dale is true. He slams us all the time and he is the boss from hell.
This is courtsey of the terrible 2 some, Rusty and Randy.

 
At 10:05 AM, February 03, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people are smart enough to get the hell out of there!

 
At 7:18 PM, February 03, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do not seek tha treasure.

 

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