Monday, September 27, 2010

Oh How Great a Live Newscast Can Be....

Received several emails Sunday evening about apparent technical glitches during KSLA's late night news casts....here they are:

KSLA said their director's board is froze. They really need to start looking like a mid-size DMA market CBS station. This crap they're producing looks like something a station in Monroe would make. They need to step up.

Also, their met isn't on the green wall, just using a monitor behind him to show the temps and forecast. HOrrible looking news!! Only been on 6 minutes and they've taken 3 breaks! The humanity! lol

KSLA is having some major techinical problems during their 10pm news. Their picture is coming in and out, audio is switching from the met back to the anchor and their news reports have no video..all anchor...They keep saying "bare with us", but I just switched it to KTBS.

I tried to watch KTBS's weekend news but the anchor was just horrible. I can't believe they put this anchor on the air. It was like it was her first time to read a teleprompter. And you could tell she didn't write the copy. For a story that was suppose to start with.. LIGHTS CAMERA ACTION....she just read it with no idea what she was saying...geez!

15 Comments:

At 9:27 PM, September 27, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever since they went to 1 hour at 6pm, their execution has been sub-standard. Kinda reminds me of first-year TV students learning how to punch a newscast. The whole timing of the newscast is off and all the sense of "urgency" with "Team Coverage" is awkward, static and clunky. You can even see & sense it in the reporters & anchors body language and delivery...as if they're wondering to themselves: "....what's my cue...is it going to work this time.... I can't hear through my IFB..."

 
At 10:16 PM, September 27, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the last post...there "new and fresh" look and set is okay at best. To the mention of KTBS weekend anchor..she isn't really good...but I don't think she'll be an anchor for awhile.

 
At 12:22 PM, September 28, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shreveport is horrible not one tv station is better than the other. Who is the anchor on KTBS?

 
At 6:17 PM, September 28, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw the KSLA 10pm Sunday show meltdown. At times Jeff Ferrell had that "deer in the headlights" look. Funny.

 
At 6:28 PM, September 28, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagree with the 12:22 post...KTBS is the best in the Arklatex. That one anchor can't bring down the whole station. KTAL and KMSS come in next..and as of late, KSLA is last!!!

 
At 7:21 PM, September 28, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is it with the vocal delivery of the KSLA on-air male staffers? Seems like Stormin' Steve and Pat Simon talk like they're constipated or something... and Shapiro's voice is just grating. Their delivery reminds me of small-market radio announcers forcing out every syllable and inflection. It's uncomfortable to listen to.

 
At 8:16 PM, September 29, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Referring to the last post, not to mention the picture looks so fuzzy on the tv...and its not my TV because even KTAL looks better.

 
At 9:35 PM, September 30, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shreveport is starting to look like a beginner's market. I think it's because they're hiring a lot of new people with no experience because they are cheap. It's not just happening here, but all over the country. I don't watch local news anymore, it's just too brutal. KTAL, KSLA AND KTBS are all bad. I can stomach watching KTBS sometimes in the mornings, but that's only because of Jennifer Gray.

 
At 12:26 PM, October 04, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jennifer Gray could use some vocal coaching... I don't know what it is with all these "twangy" sounding news/weather girls. They sound like they're just out of high-school. Could lower their register just a touch and it would give their sound some resonance other than this Mall-rat sound.

 
At 1:34 PM, October 04, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jennifer Gray can get boring quick. It seems like its the same every morning: this is your K.T.B.S 3 Storm Team Forecast..

 
At 1:35 PM, October 04, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTBS is the best in the market, bar none!

 
At 5:50 AM, October 06, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ktal has it together more on the weekends than during the week.

 
At 7:55 AM, October 06, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTAL has more organization on the weekends, you are right.

 
At 11:49 AM, October 19, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many of the problems in most newscasts can be linked back to bad producing. This market has had a high number of substandard producers for about the last 8 years. And THAT is linked to bad pay. The stations here will fork over 3 figures for the likes of meechelle, the ferrell and (revealed since the wonderful world of HD) old skeletor, leaving them with peanuts to give to the grunts that make the newscasts work. Therefore, the grunts learn what they can and move on to better paying markets. Then the training process starts all over...and the training ground is your 5, 6 and 10 pm newscats.

 
At 4:52 PM, October 20, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

QUOTE:" The stations here will fork over 3 figures for the likes of meechelle, the ferrell and (revealed since the wonderful world of HD) old skeletor. . ."

Curious but did you mean to say 6 figures instead of 3? Wouldn't 3 figures mean pay in the hundreds?

Sorry if I misunderstood you.

 

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