Thursday, November 27, 2008

Arrest Made In Anchor Murder

Source: Associated Press Police in Arkansas have arrested a man in the beating death of a popular television anchorwoman last month.

Little Rock detective Mat Nelson says 28-year-old Curtis Lavelle Vance was arrested Wednesday night, but he did not have details.

Earlier Wednesday, police charged Vance with capital murder but offered neither a motive behind the attack nor details about why they suspected him.

Police Chief Stuart Thomas said Vance had fled his Marianna home with a woman and three young children. Vance was believed to be armed.

Twenty-six-year-old Anne Pressly died Oct. 25, five days after being severely beaten in her home. The anchorwoman's mother found a half-hour before she was due on KATV's "Daybreak" program after she didn't answer her wake-up call.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

KATV Announces New Digital Signal

Source: KATV President and General Manager Dale Nicholson is pleased to announce that Channel 7 has just begun broadcasting a beautiful new digital signal on DirecTV and Dish Network. The digital video and audio of KATV is the best local satellite customers have ever had.

Engineers, including KATV Director of Engineering Allen Finne, have been working feverishly to install state of the art gear that immediately improves the signal quality going into the homes of satellite customers in Arkansas. Viewers will see more vivid, digital video and will hear the improvements with the new digital audio.

In addition, customers whose satellite service provides high definition programming will be amazed at the pristine quality of KATV’s HD signal. KATV provides local viewers with HD programming like Desperate Housewives, Dancing With The Stars, The View, Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, ABC Sports and Raycom Sports, which includes SEC football and basketball.

“We can’t wait for viewers to see Channel 7’s new signal on satellite,” says Nicholson. “If you have DirecTV or Dish, you’ll see an immediate improvement. It’s very, very exciting and we’re ecstatic to deliver this beautiful signal, including KATV in HD, to our customers every day.”

KTBS/Shreveport Anchor on the Move

KTBS/Shreveport anchor Jody Lowery blogs she's leaving. She moving to Tampa, Florida to work at Bay News 9.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Changes in the Weather at KLRT

This from a tipster: Troy Bridges is leaving klrt in dec 17 for a weather gig in Orlando.

Jeremy Baker will not get the chief met job.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Winds of Change at KTAL/Shreveport

This from a tipster: More changes at KTAL in Shreveport.

Old GM is gone (you should really bring back all those blogs that talked about him - just to give this some umph).

The new GM is from a Monroe station. First reaction was that he seems like an intelligent and nice guy.

There is also a new Sales manager - married with a baby on the way - and what a waste, because this man is hot.

There is also a new news director. This one may actually settle down here. She has some grey hairs, so maybe some wisdom will come along with her.

And the station is getting a complete overhaul. According to the meeting, the things that are being implemented now were things that we supposed to be done over the last 2 years - under the previous GM. Who knows why nothing was done? BUT, the sets are getting an overhaul - the lighting is being brought up to professional speed - the styles are being changed - new technologies are being brought in...

KTAL may be able to actually compete pretty soon.

People are very hopeful at the station. Everything is really feeling right.

Monday, November 03, 2008

40/29 Met Says Goodbye

This from a tipster: Meteorologist Ted Zarras said his goodbyes last night on KHBS-KHOG.