Thursday, July 31, 2008

KAIT Gets New Sports Director

This from a tipster:Mitch Lilly has been hired as the new sports director at KAIT.

77 Comments:

At 2:44 PM, July 31, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yalanda Young should be the new sports director, anchor, weather girl, just so we can see a lot of her. I mean a lot of her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 3:00 PM, July 31, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YoYo is okay.

Lauren Payne is much hotter!

 
At 3:57 PM, July 31, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think its good that mitch has been hired back. he will bring a lot of experience to the sports department

 
At 4:14 PM, July 31, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many times has Mitch worked at KAIT?

 
At 4:42 PM, July 31, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They would give the job to Brandi Hodges , but she's not old enough to drive.

 
At 9:12 PM, July 31, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back Mitch!

 
At 10:47 PM, July 31, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to see him back in TV. I bet he was tired of being a stand-in on the Lollipop Guild tour.

 
At 11:08 PM, July 31, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lauren Payne is not better looking than YoYO. YoYo is hotttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt!

 
At 9:00 AM, August 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mitch CONGRATS!

 
At 12:17 PM, August 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brandi Hodges is the worst weekend anchor ever

 
At 1:07 PM, August 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once, twice, three times at KAIT. It's good to see no matter how many times you screw up, they will always hire you back.

Was Dick Clay not available?

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

Tim Ingram wouldn't know talent if it was rolled up in the cigarettes he smokes. Another situation he screwed up. Mark Kelley would have been so much better than another KAIT castoff.

 
At 2:26 PM, August 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this a joke?

 
At 2:26 PM, August 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YoYo I LOVE YOU!

 
At 2:27 PM, August 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mitch is not a bad anchor and he wasnt fired the last time. his contract ran out

 
At 2:35 PM, August 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's not a good anchor. Is he the guy who yells?

 
At 2:36 PM, August 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was the weekend guy. Correct?

 
At 2:37 PM, August 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so its not a joke?

 
At 2:53 PM, August 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where has he been? I did not realize he was missing.

 
At 11:08 PM, August 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Tim Ingram the new News Director?

 
At 2:03 AM, August 02, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wish the fat guy would stop trying to pass partisan politics of as commentary in his "better region 8" segment. Its not like there isn't enough news in the world that he needs to get up there and yelp.

 
At 11:59 AM, August 02, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark did not want the job.

Tim is actually a great GM.

Who would you have hired?

 
At 2:25 PM, August 02, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's not what I heard! 11:59 I didn't know KAIT had hired a public relations person to smooth over all the bad decisions they make. Morale is at an all time low and profits are down but you are saying Tim is a great GM. Keep up the great work, we hired a great PR person to cover up all the stupid decisions we are making.

 
At 3:11 PM, August 02, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work there, too. Morale is not low. In fact, it's getting even better now that some troublemakers are leaving.

Don't get me wrong, some of the people that left were great. Others, not so great.

Profit is down at almost every TV station in the country. That's a weak arguement to say Ingram is bad. I don't agree with everything he does, but overall he's doing a good job.

 
At 4:37 PM, August 02, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can guarentee Mitch Lilly isn't half the sports director that Glen Marini is or Mark Kelley would have been, both literally and figuratively. I know some of the people who applied for the job, bad idea going with the retread. Good Luck!

 
At 5:00 PM, August 02, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heather Flanagan was a big trouble maker and just big.

 
At 6:31 PM, August 02, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss the times when KAIT had quality talent. The only people that stay around any more are the ones that can't get jobs elsewhere. I guess it's kind of like Wal-Mart and their greeters.

 
At 10:05 PM, August 02, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

INGRAM IS BAD.

 
At 10:11 PM, August 02, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard they are considering hiring a monkey as the weekend anchor. That would be by far Ingram's best move so far. He's a progressive thinker. I like it!

 
At 10:44 AM, August 03, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember Mitch when he was the weekend sports anchor and I am not sure that he can live up to the expectations of his new position. he certainly will not be a Glenn Marini or Mark Kelly (who should be the director).

 
At 1:28 PM, August 03, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't they do the smart thing and hire Brandon Baxter from Kiss fm 101.9. He is by far the most popular person in Northeast Arkansas.

 
At 1:28 PM, August 03, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe you feel morale is not low. I have worked at other stations and I have NEVER seen morale as low as it is here. I can't get out of here soon enough. I hope this place does not implode.

 
At 7:17 PM, August 03, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry about an implosion. Just leave. Life is too short. If you think there is a morale problem, people like you are the reason. We'll get along just fine without you! PLEASE LEAVE!!!!! YOU ARE THE PROBLEM!!!! STOP BRINGING THE REST OF US DOWN!!!!!

 
At 7:54 PM, August 03, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brandon Baxter... HA, HA, HA!!!

 
At 8:34 PM, August 03, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with 7:17 PM. If you are not happy, leave.

The rest of us will be much happier. In fact, we've all talked about it and wish you would leave. Please, I beg you... leave.

 
At 10:29 PM, August 03, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think things suck now just wait until a couple of us leave you with the saddest excuse of a newsroom around. Morale might improve because you idiots won't know any better. Riddle...What's bigger Tim Ingram's waist or Lauren Payne's IQ?

 
At 10:39 PM, August 03, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can't we just all get along and remember Yalanda Young and her sexy body are here to look at. That will certainly make morale go sky high.

 
At 10:30 AM, August 04, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You obviously do not know Tommy Craft.

 
At 5:01 PM, August 04, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yalanda young might have a cute face if you like Mr. Ed, but a hot body? She has no boobs and no butt and looks a lot like my 12-year-old sister. To say she has a hot bod is an overstatement.

 
At 5:03 PM, August 04, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd say she also shares Lauren Payne's IQ. sad show...

 
At 11:04 PM, August 04, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will Carter + Lauren Payne =

Brandi Hodges

 
At 1:16 AM, August 05, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, after watching Mitch tonight, I didn't remember him having a stuttering problem. I, I, I, guess Ti, Ti, Ti, Tim Ingram is hiring in line with the American With Disablities Act. What was porky pig not available?

 
At 2:51 PM, August 05, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please 1:16AM, like you could do a better job. It was his first day back on the job. I would love to see you get up there and try and do better. Everyone is gonna make mistakes. I assure you that Mitch is much better than Dale 3 is at KATV. You wanna talk about a terrible sports anchor, he (Dale) fits the picture on that.

 
At 5:18 PM, August 05, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well 2:51, I not saying I could do better but it is also not my job. I doubt I could take the squigy out of your hand and do a better job than you either.

 
At 6:12 PM, August 05, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not that there is anything wrong with people who do work with a squigy every day. i respect them for what they do. I do work in the business and have for several years. Now I do not work on air, i work in production so I don't know what its like to put yourself out there in front of a viewing audience night after night but i am sure that you dont have what it takes. I think it takes a special type of person and a certain type of personality to do that. Mitch has a great "people" personality and he is good with the coaching staff at ASU, they all like him, and he is a good person to work with. Sure he has made some mistakes in his past but that is all in the past. I don't understand why people just can't let it go and move on with their lives

 
At 7:08 PM, August 05, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't say everyone likes him, I heard from some people with the Indian Club he's not as beloved as you say.

 
At 8:07 PM, August 05, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does it matter? He has the job... That's not changing anytime soon.
Get over it.

 
At 10:41 PM, August 05, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is expected of a sports director at the Arkansas-level markets? Coordination of covering stories, anchoring, shooting as needed... what else?

 
At 10:55 PM, August 05, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jonesboro has cameras.

 
At 11:42 PM, August 05, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No but they are getting them soon. Tim Ingram read about them in one of those industry magazines. Computers could be next!

 
At 11:44 PM, August 05, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, that sounds easy but the good people of KAIT make the most simple tasks look incredibly hard on a daily basis. Mitch will fit in well.

 
At 12:23 AM, August 06, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These comments are gay.

 
At 10:14 AM, August 06, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to Dick Clay?

 
At 12:41 PM, August 06, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mitch is a nice guy. I've never met anyone who's had a bad thing to say about him. Problem is, sometimes he's too much of a nice guy...and, as the saying goes, nice guys finish last.

Mitch isn't exactly a stellar talent either.

 
At 3:31 PM, August 06, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YoYo uses red toe nail polish.

 
At 4:21 PM, August 06, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree Mitch is a very nice guy. Talent and dependability is another story. Hey, I would have hired Mark Kelley but then again I don't have the acclaimed resume of Tim Ingram. One time he ate 25 Krystal burgers, 10 orders of fries, and washed it down with a gallon of Coke. That's stuff of legend.

 
At 9:39 PM, August 06, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you really think you'll get under Ingram's skin with fat jokes???

Get real and grow up!!

 
At 11:55 AM, August 07, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mitch Lilly is the 18th best sportscaster in the state

 
At 2:11 PM, August 09, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should all just be thankful that Heather Flanigan is no longer at this station. I hear she can't get a job anywhere. I guess being another lying, shallow, desperate bleach blonde doesn't always work in your favor. She joins the club of having the IQ of a monkey. A prerequisite for working at KAIT. Sorry for the insult to the monkeys. At least they are adorable.

 
At 6:39 PM, August 09, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look if Mitch were any good he would not be at KAIT. It is one of the worst markets in US television and by his leaving and coming back there sends a signal that his career in TV is over. I mean come on he has to sit on pillow just to be seen on TV. He left the last time because he and that little blond Tiffany had something going on. She was fired and he left town. KAIT is the grave yard of TV want to be's.

 
At 2:17 PM, August 10, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't underestimate Mitch Lilly. He is a nice guy but he's become a lot more assertive over the years and you won't find a harder worker. His enthusiasm, dedication and knowledge of Arkansas sports from A to Z will make him an exceptional sports director.

 
At 11:15 AM, August 12, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey yoyo. it's summer! show some more skin and quit dressing like it's 10 degrees outside. kait needs the ratings bad! go for it!

lauren payne made need to cover her face doing the news if all possible.

 
At 2:04 PM, August 12, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worst sports team combination in America would be....

Mitch Lilly and David Rath

 
At 8:47 PM, August 14, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta disagree, worst combination would be loud mouthed Steve Sullivan and Mark "what's up" Edwards.

 
At 9:01 PM, August 14, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Worst sports team combination in America would be....

Mitch Lilly and David Rath"

Great to see Chris Kolkhorst chiming in from the Northeast to rip on his old KLRT sports comrads. Please don't make it so obvious next time. I know you thought you deserved the sports director gig, but please get over it.
I'm so glad I don't have to hear you complain to everyone in the newsroom about it anymore.

 
At 10:57 PM, August 14, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From posts in previous topics, this Kolkhorst guy has/had issues with quite a few people at fox. Is that why he left?

 
At 11:12 PM, August 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mitch Lilly may be one of the most talented sports anchors I have ever seen. He covers a variety of topics in a short amount of time and does it with a lot of enthusiasm.
He is much better than Glen and we welcome Mitch back to the Jonesboro area!

 
At 11:55 PM, August 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best combination in America.


Yalanda Young and more Yalanda Young.

 
At 12:54 PM, August 16, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glenn was a jerk!

 
At 3:37 PM, August 16, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glen also talks like a robot.

He looks like a chubby face little boy doing an impression of a sports anchor.

 
At 7:03 PM, August 16, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glenn is gone. No sense in beating him down.

 
At 2:22 PM, August 18, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glenn was at least good and had good relationships with ASU. Mitch is a joke on the field and on the set. More Mark Kelley!

 
At 3:47 PM, August 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Mitch still have to sit in a child restraint seat when he rides in a car?

 
At 4:42 PM, August 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes he does still sit in a child restraint seat. But now that he is sports director Tim Ingram bought him one with his name on it to go with his sippy cup. Child safety seats is this week's Better Region 8. Ingram practices what he preachs.

 
At 8:49 PM, August 24, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow...And we thought this thread would die. What were we thinking...I guess the honeymoon is over! Welcome back Heather and Brett!!!!!

 
At 11:01 AM, August 30, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is awesome that Hatton Weeks and the staff at KAIT have such a handle on the news in NEA that they can spend the time patroling Tribal Grounds and this message board checking to see who is posting.

 
At 8:12 PM, September 27, 2008, Blogger Mark Buffalo said...

Mitch isn't even on the KAIT website. What is up with that.

 

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