Tuesday, September 09, 2008

40/29 to Call the Hogs

Source: KHBS/KHOG 40/29 will be carrying the Arkansas-Texas game Saturday, September 13 at 2:30 p.m. The following Saturday, September 20, the Alabama-Arkansas game will air on 40/29 in High Definition. Pre-game coverage begins at 11:00 a.m. with kick-off at 11:30.

To prepare for the battle between old rivals Arkansas and Texas, 40/29 Sports is presenting a 30-minute live special, “Attack on Austin: Hogs vs. Horns”, Thursday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m., live from Austin, TX. Craig Cannon and Mark Lericos will be anchoring coverage from Austin during the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts beginning Wednesday at 10:00pm.

And after Saturday’s game, watch 40/29 for extended coverage post game until the Ohio State-USC game at 7 p.m. Saturday.

40 Comments:

At 11:08 PM, September 09, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

About time they show up. It is obvious that they were far behind the other twp stations. Mike has been around the longest and has everyones respect and KNWA has shown they are the new dominant player. Mark talks the talk but until this effort his station hasn't walked the walk. Let's see how they do.

 
At 12:40 AM, September 10, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What will KHOG do when the game is rescheduled due to Hurricane Ike?

 
At 9:58 AM, September 10, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HD fishing shows..they will TOTALLY ROCK

 
At 10:36 AM, September 10, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark hasn't walked the walk. Isn't he the one that broke all of the news on Houston Nutt? I'm sorry, but he's my guy for Razorback coverage. Too much drama at KNWA and too little excitement for Arkansas athletics at 5 snooze.

 
At 10:54 AM, September 10, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just what I want to watch... extended coverage of the Hogs getting SLAUGHTERED in Austin. I'm sorry, but if they can barely beat Western Illinois and Louisiana Monroe, what makes anyone believe they can even compete with the Horns? I'm not a Texas fan at all either, I just know this is going to be embarrassing... and then to watch Lericos and Cannon ramble about the beating will be... snooze...

 
At 11:10 AM, September 10, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Donna, could you get Houston to stop posting on this blog?

 
At 12:03 PM, September 10, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:36 AM, September 10, 2008

Thanks Lericos

 
At 12:08 PM, September 10, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:08 said
"Mike has been around the longest and has everyones respect"

Mike who?

 
At 4:02 PM, September 10, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is Craig Cannon involved? Is this a news event? Love who he always injects himself into the big sports coverage and just ruins it. Remember their final four coverage from Seattle in 95? He and Mike Nail at a bar with Craig rambling on.
awful TV.

 
At 4:35 PM, September 10, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully this means we get to actually see the game at the 2:30 start time vs. the post game of the raycom game and not have to deal with watching tape delayed broadcast that is 45 minutes behind the actual game...

 
At 11:01 PM, September 10, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Irwin has everyone's respect??? share some of whatever you're smoking...that guy is a complete SNOOZE of a sportscaster.i think his rug gets more respect than he does as a sports anchor

 
At 11:57 PM, September 10, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor Craig must return to Arkansas early

 
At 7:11 AM, September 11, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's up with those ugly ass helmets???? Those revolution helmets DO NOT need to be on a Razorback...

 
At 9:07 AM, September 11, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

40/29's GM is pulling his hair out right now. No game, which means no advertising revenue for all these sales packages and shows his salesman sold.

Nice move sending Laricos down early too. Maybe he can provide some hurricane coverage.

 
At 11:05 AM, September 11, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the game will be moved to 9/27 at the same time..........should still be picked up by ABC

 
At 12:04 PM, September 11, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like KHOG got burned for trying to beat everyone own there. By the way Lericos, the Texas series isn't an "annual rivalry," and the game wasn't "canceled." How 'bout that Hogville-style journalism...

 
At 10:36 PM, September 13, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone else see the KFSM NEWS I-CAM they had on tonight during the Tropical Storm Ike coverage? It was quite possibly the worst video I have ever seen on tv. You could not tell where they were or what was going on and half the time it seemed the camera was pointed towards the sky. Being that it was at 10PM and was completely dark this is just another example of the poor quality, poor decisions, and overall sub-standard product that has come to define KFSM.

 
At 10:57 PM, September 13, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean Garett hyping this storm up wasn't enough for you? I guess the people like to watch him because of how nice he rolls up his sleeves. Hey Garett....next time, don't scare people over a 40 mph wind gust and some rain.

 
At 4:34 AM, September 14, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical forecast from a Mississippi Stater

 
At 7:05 AM, September 14, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah Garrett was calling for winds up to around Hurricane force. I doubt Garrett has all of a sudden become a poor forecaster (although he never was the best). I imagine he is being pressured to hype the weather up a bit. Its not just Garrett though. The whole operation at KFSM is deteriorating.

 
At 3:45 PM, September 14, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The product at KFSM may be declining, but their ratings beat the heck outta everyone else.

Stop being jealous.

 
At 5:55 PM, September 14, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to be agist here, but the senior citizen population that keeps KFSM at the top probably don't care about a bad set and old, fat and ugly broadcasters telling them the news. Now, the younger generation (and I mean older than high schoolers but not gray-haired yet) actually does care about Irwin's postgame liveshot going to black because the stadium turned the lights off on him (camera's light was off at night, outdoors?), or Mike tossing back to the desk when a guy was picking his nose? I rarely watch 5, but when I do, something's usually going wrong. Sorry... *click*

 
At 12:46 AM, September 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tried to watch 40/29's coverage of the Arkansas/Texas game this weekend and there wasn't anything there!

What happened?

 
At 4:00 PM, September 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lewis was calling for tropical storm force winds. 58mph and 200k without power isn't just a breeze. The bigger question is why were all the other media stations at home watching 5 instead of covering the first tropical storm to hit arkansas since the 50s?

 
At 4:28 PM, September 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It wasn't a tropical storm when it it us...it was a tropical depression. It was the interaction with the cold front that gave it the strong winds. So Lewis, you were wrong...just like every forecast you make. Move on!

 
At 5:30 PM, September 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess all of the 200K were watching 5 in the dark without power as well....go back to your station 5 homer.

 
At 7:03 PM, September 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, the Mississippi State University Broadcast Meteorology Program (aka a correspondence course to be a meteorologist) prevents Mr. Lewis from being able to accurately forecast.

The strongest winds were behind the center of the circulation (N-NW Winds) and so yes the strong winds were the result of a combination of low pressure along the Front/Ike and the high pressure to the west causing a tight pressure gradient on the left side of Ike. Lewis failed to mention any of this because he just doesn't know. Its not his fault. Mississippi State's Meteorology Correspondence is a joke.

 
At 7:03 PM, September 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

40/29 = irrelevant

being beat by knwa in Northwest Arkansas says it all

 
At 7:05 PM, September 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to see a fellow MSUer outforecasting an elitist. Keep it up Garret!!!

 
At 7:12 PM, September 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MSU is a joke!

 
At 9:00 PM, September 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old fat people ..

Well, if you'll check your latest NWA Ad Zone ratings from July .. you'll see the big nickle beat everyone in persons 25-54 .. in ALL 3 NEWSCASTS.. It's amazing how old fat people are whipping everyone else's ass right now. Maybe if Craig gained a little weight to offset his unbalanced face .. and Donna lost some of her "funbags", maybe the "blue haired" people ages 25-54 will watch more .. especially in the NWA Ad Zone...

 
At 9:08 PM, September 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, Garrett did mention all that from 1am to 2am -the height of the storm - when all the other stations were showing infomercials.

Fact is, 5 covered it. No one else did.

 
At 9:31 PM, September 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The king of hype Garrett Lewis was all over this storm. He called it days in advance how Hurricane Ike would blow over the mountains and cause the Arkansas River to run backwards. When the storm was hitting he was the one explaining how the super suck zone pressure was creating a area of psycho insane winds that were going to cause life threatening situations. He made sure we all knew to not go outside at 2 in the morning or we might get hit in the head by rain or worse - AIR. Yes, indeed the fact is this storm was OWNED by Garrett Lewis. He created it, he moved it, and with one giant breath he destroyed it with his anti-wind super breath gun. Thank Goodness for Garrett Lewis.

 
At 9:45 PM, September 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not sure a news station with a main anchor with 5 double chins should be talking about appearances.

 
At 11:40 PM, September 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

July??? Are you joking? No one gives July any credit. News Depts give their people vacation days to get ready for the three that matter. What about May, Feb and Nov. You should stick with Ft. Smith. I will say you have come a long way in NWA but still have a way to go in the books that matter. By the way, 18-49 is what the advertisers are now looking to get. I hate to say this but in story count, 5 is doing more stories up north than 29.

 
At 7:20 PM, September 17, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sad 29 was not able to deliver a quality pregame special. I was really looking forward to watching Mike Lericos and Craig Canyon talk about the tradition of the rivalry. 29 always does a terrific job of covering games and I like Donita Bragg the best.

 
At 1:07 PM, September 19, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It appears that Craig "Canyon" won't be going to Austin on the second go-round.

 
At 3:33 PM, September 19, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're right!
Lets go back to the May book:

10pm NWA Zone:
KNWA 6.0/23
KFSM 4.5/17
KHOG 2.7/10

Pick the book, pick the newscast, KFSM and KNWA are winning all of NWA. 40/29 is no longer considered a threat to either station.

 
At 6:12 PM, September 19, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually according to the NHC and Ted Zarras it was a Tropical Storm

 
At 10:13 PM, September 19, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can go back for a lot longer than just May to see that.

 

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