Shreveport Station Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Seems there were alot of upset football fans last night when severe storms came marching through the ArkLaTex. Shreveport CBS affiliate KSLA, Channel 12, went into severe weather coverage mode as soon as the tornado warnings started popping up in its coverage area...and they just so happen to start during the LSU football game and this upset alot of football fans. KSLA General Manager James Smith addressed the situation the station faced in THIS editorial. The station at the first of the severe weather coverage broke away entirely from the game...but then eventually, after a lot of phoned in complaints, went to a split screen. Complaints like this are nothing new, tv stations face this every time severe weather threatens. What the public needs to know is the stations are here to inform FIRST and fill the rest with entertainment. Even with the split screen last night you couldn't see the radar OR the program they had in the lower half really good.