Friday, February 25, 2011

The Bleeding Continues in Shreveport...

This from a tipster: So two long-term KTBS employees have left the bldg in the past couple weeks. A prodn mgr with 30+ yrs barely in his 50's "resigned" and the art director who had been there for 15 yrs was shown the door last Friday. All this in the wake of their new Red News set that has received quite a few negative notes of late. On air the casts have had tech issues out-the-wazoo. KSLA's evening news ratings are number 1 (again). Seems like the folks at 3 are just tripping over themselves with smoke & mirrors. More cuts or so-called "resignations" on the way....just watch!

30 Comments:

At 10:07 AM, February 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

channel 3 news cast are so boring especialy when Joe Haynes does the weather.He is so boring and monotoned i fall asleep. and man skip you about cant see the weather graphics when he tells the weather becuase of the glare off his bald head!!! KTBS YOU SUCK

 
At 10:36 PM, February 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This just in...The Arkansas TV News Blog would like to thank KSLA for contributing to this site. All this site seems to be lately is a KTBS bashing site and kiss the rear of KSLA when it comes to Shreveport news. I am not just talking about the comments. I am talking about the original posts from the person who runs this site.

 
At 1:42 AM, February 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd be the last one to praise KTBS, but I think you're right about a KSLA bias, and probably a lot of the pro KSLA posts coming from their employees. But KSLA is doing a poor job at presenting the news like all the Shreveport stations. There's an old saying "In the land of blind men, the one-eyed man is king".

 
At 11:28 PM, February 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't work for any station so here goes: As far as Shreveport TV news is concerned...there's not a lot of difference between brand X and brand Y but as far as eye-candy and repping market demographics, KSLA wins having decent-looking people on air. Like it or not, viewers like to see attractive people. And with 54% of the metro being Af-American, it's a wise move to reflect that with on-air talent. KTBS has what...one black female anchor on their sister station KPXJ? And this person also reports on both stations...but they have just one Af American anchor/reporter? That's not bashing..that's telling it like it is. KTBS is all about making a buck with their cluttered sponsorship promo packages ad nauseum. Not faulting them for making a buck but they have promo after promo to the point where you tune them out.
And as far as the person who runs this blog is concerned...seems like he/she was praising KTBS's new red news set when a majority of responses has been in the negative. Soo as far as showing bias is concerned... that doesn't wash.

 
At 6:40 PM, February 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of bleeding.. did "We Track Storms" Meteorologist Barak Shapiro announce on the air this weekend he was leaving?

 
At 12:13 PM, March 01, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes. Barak is gone!!! I wonder who will replace him??

 
At 4:05 PM, March 01, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barack was the only good one.... where did he go?!

 
At 10:48 PM, March 01, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 4:05

Probably went to a station that doesn't carry LSU football games.

 
At 11:08 AM, March 02, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he's going to intern for TWC.... all weather...all the time!!!

 
At 11:48 AM, March 02, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:28p, Trish Williford is gone. KTBS has one African-American reporter. Sometimes she anchors on the weekends.

 
At 6:49 PM, March 02, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make that two black reporters at KTBS, but far more white talent. It's not reflective of the local population demographic.

 
At 10:54 PM, March 02, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 6:49 ,I only see one on the KTBS bio page (Casey). Who's the second?

 
At 9:48 AM, March 03, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think someone may be counting Rod who is technically the Chief Photographer, but plays a MMJ during the day.
Bottom line, KTBS has no one because in the past year, tons of people have left or been pushed out the door.
Synonym for KTBS=Titanic.

 
At 5:53 AM, March 04, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the new anchor at KSLA Raven-Symone, from that gosh-awful "It's So Raven" TV show?

 
At 8:40 AM, March 04, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 5:53..

That's just too danged funny !!

 
At 5:15 PM, March 04, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Noticed a reporter on KTBS named Julie Parr.

Is she perhaps related to "Stormtracker" Steve Parr on KSLA?

 
At 11:55 PM, March 04, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think personally as i read into these comments some these folks doing the writing here work for the stations in question and are talking trash to each other.. its kinda fun to watch!

 
At 1:50 AM, March 05, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously, some posters here work for the stations being discussed.

That's what makes this interesting!

 
At 10:35 AM, March 05, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: 11:55pm & 1:50am:
" Duuh!!"

 
At 7:05 AM, March 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ack, that new set! I rather have that busted old blue drywall with the gouge right over Ed's head. This new mess is waaaaaay too busy before I've had my morning Ritalin. At least Jennifer Gray is still a greasy spray-on orange color. Good to have things you can count on.......esp. if it's not gonna be news coverage.

 
At 5:04 PM, March 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah yes.

Sweet Jennifer Gray.

No pantylines there!

 
At 10:39 PM, March 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody see the latest KTBS promo with the GM talking about the new red news set? Pretty lame. Especially when he points out the quad screen and says "KTBS is the first to bring this technology to the ArkLaTex"... uh...guess he missed the huge Multi-screen that was at Best Buy when it first opened. That thing belonged in a stadium. But the point is: Quad Screen? Really now KTBS...who gives a rats ass? I mean that's the best ya got to promote?

 
At 11:29 PM, March 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thong

 
At 10:17 PM, March 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

on KTBS, good looking? eye candy? have you not seen the scary crime reporter,chris redford?

 
At 5:18 PM, March 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is scary... has those "deer in the headlights" look. Guy never blinks.

 
At 2:03 AM, April 02, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ugly and mentally ill all in one package.

 
At 12:51 PM, April 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FWIW...another one at KTBS bites the dust as long-time anchor Sherri Talley has left the building.

 
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At 4:27 PM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch KTBS exclusively-don't see any problems. Just the way I like it...

 
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