Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Let's All Stand...in Shreveport

In watching more of the Shreveport stations as of late I've noticed KSLA and KTAL making their anchors stand up while delivering the news. KTBS started this when they built its new HD set...but come on, just because KTBS anchors stand doesn't mean they all have to now. It's still ok to sit.

42 Comments:

At 6:04 PM, February 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Real reason behind KTBS anchors standing is that management wanted to save money by not having to buy new chairs to go with the set. (Go ahead and laugh but there's a kernel of truth there.) BTW...word has it the head of prodn left last week in a huff. Had 30+ yrs working there.

 
At 12:21 AM, February 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah enjoy working with Dawn Dugle...everybody else loves her (note the use of sarcasm)

 
At 11:28 AM, February 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The anchors at KSLA and KTAL don't stand up because KTBS anchors do. How the hell did you make that leap? The other stations havent change what they're doing because if KTBS.

 
At 12:15 PM, February 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe the KSLA anchors sit, but weather and sports stand... which makes it look a little odd...

KTBS had to spend that money on all those orange and yellow cords running everywhere... haha

Why doesn't KTBS just bit the bullet and hire a consulting firm to give the whole station a makeover...oh that will cost money all the experts there will be out of something to do.

Maybe they will get some insurance money back from that weekend wreck involving one of their live trucks... I think K-Mart has stools on sale.

 
At 12:26 PM, February 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe with the money KTBS saved on chairs, they can get the anchors some dress shoes... as they were panning out at the end of the show yesterday. I got a little glimpse of him in his suit and what appeared to be some cute little Crocks on.

 
At 4:10 PM, February 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as ktal, the anchors sit 90% of the newscast. I am not sure what you are basing this off of, but this story is pathetic. While the anchors do stand up at the chroma key wall for a segment, sitting is still done most of the time. Please find something more meaningful to write about. You must be desparate.

 
At 8:13 PM, February 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right 4:10pm, like Michelle being wasted today! How does she keep her job?

 
At 11:47 PM, February 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MeeShell's over-enunciation habits make KTAL news hard to listen to, much less watch. It's as if she's trying to cover for missing a line on the prompter or trying to sync up with it. Kind of reminds me of "Wow & Flutter" that you'd get back in the analog reel-to-reel audio days. Weird.

 
At 12:05 PM, February 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The KTBS studio makeover was a waste of money. The audience is not remedial. We do not need an assortment of flat screen monitors showing us that we are watching KTBS and "reminding" us of their website. There are entirely too many silver pipes that look like heating, cooling, or plumbing pipes in need of being covered by a wall.

The news and weather "desks" combined with a lack of chairs/stools are hideous. The anchors and meterologists look like they are standing behind counters in a fast food restaurant ready to take orders with their keyboards and monitors in front of them.

 
At 7:55 PM, February 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All they need now is a mirrored sphere, some fog machines and a couple stripper poles. Hey there's a twist, have Jennifer Gray do the weather that way... woo-hoo!!

 
At 8:44 AM, February 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:05, I am glad I am not the only one that those poles bother! haha

It totally does not look like a news set. I would hate to see what kind of money they wasted on that set.

Sad thing is, we will be seeing it for the next 10 years since they don't change that much.

 
At 11:01 AM, February 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know someone that works at KTBS, and they told me that the company hired to build the set never did TV sets before, instead does trade show booths. And they did buy new chairs for the set, but decided not to use them.

 
At 12:03 PM, February 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This set looks a little better now that they have changed some of the color orientation behind the anchors.

 
At 12:38 PM, February 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I run into this all the time. People think things are interchangeable.... trade show set = tv news set. I mean it's like they're 2 completely different environments...each with their own requirements. It's like using a business card design for a billboard....a brochure grfx for video... a stage actor for film acting... it's really 2 dimensional thinking in a 3 dimensional application. Oh but wait...it'll only cost half as much. And I suppose the thinking is..."Hey..we can take this set on the road for community forums!" LOL! Madness...reaching over dollars to grab pennies.

 
At 12:42 PM, February 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTAL is difficult to watch. Hell as mentioned meshell talks like she is a robot. Whoever hired her was crazy. She didn't sound like this when she worked at 12. Is 6 just going after the african american audience with her in the chair!

 
At 1:58 PM, February 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO: 12:03 PM, February 11, 2011

Either it dawned on them that the color red value is closely related to skin-tone color values OR they read a post in a previous thread made by someone who obviously knows a thing about set-design & lighting for film / TV.

 
At 2:03 PM, February 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTAL is goofy. The weather graphics look cheesy & cheap. And ditto on Michele... she doesn't look anything like she used to, she sounds weird when she talks and sometimes seems like she talks slow to keep the prompter operator from going too fast... maybe she can't keep up with the scroll. It's a joke. But KTAL has always been last so obviously expectations there aren't on ratings...it's all on keeping things cheap and making the quarterlies. Management there seems to be clueless.

 
At 3:55 PM, February 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LMAO at the trade show set. Now, that you say that, I can see some kind of trade show look in it.

The red has got to go... it just all blends in together. I think they look better in SD than HD... sad!

 
At 4:53 PM, February 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All that space misused

 
At 9:37 PM, February 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

having Meshell by herself doesn't equate the black viewers. Meshell gets talked aboutvworse by black people then a lot of others.

 
At 8:20 PM, February 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meshell didn't help her image any after she left KSLA to join crazy former KSLA GM Ed Bradley's mayoral campaign. She left a solid gig BEFORE the election...talk about poor judgement.

 
At 8:06 AM, February 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meshell is poor judgment. I can't believe a station would hire her after she ALLEGEDLY shot her husband. It took a few years but he got revenge. Did anyone see the spread on her in The Inqiisitor?

 
At 1:28 PM, February 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm hear to tell you there is nothing "alleged" about it. She shot his old whoreish ass. I was working at KSLA when it happened and we all knew about it.

 
At 10:31 PM, February 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Parts of the desks and the walls on the KTBS set look like raw ply board --desperately in need of being covered up.

The new set looks more like a construction area in need of demolition than the temporary set did.

KTBS, please get an aesthetically pleasing new set.

 
At 12:10 PM, February 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTBS news set looks like a cheap store display for cosmetics or women's underwear. With Valentine's day they could've put hearts all around the anchor desk. There's plenty of reasons you don't see red news sets.

 
At 2:45 PM, February 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meshell packin' heat?!?! No wonder she gets to keep her job!
Management is afraid she'd go postal!! Now that's news! !

 
At 8:37 AM, February 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Protected by Meshell & Wesson

 
At 10:03 PM, February 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTBS needs a new set and new evening anchors. How old is Ms. Tally?

 
At 11:09 PM, February 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too much time in the sun.

 
At 5:18 AM, February 18, 2011, Anonymous win said...

Good work here.

 
At 9:47 PM, February 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mrs talley has been in the news market around here for a while. she was orginaly on channel 6 the #1 worst news station in the area. Her name back then was sherri waggoner> shes been here for a long time!!! Channel 3 get real u got ripped off your news set sucks total ass!!!

 
At 9:50 PM, February 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patrick Dennis looks 3 xs as old as he did when he was on cahnnel 12. They need to pull the plug on KTAL 6 thats station just looks like its still operating in the early 80`s. that station is a rafectic joke channel 3 your the 2nd runner up. channel 12 your looking awesome!!!

 
At 11:35 AM, February 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel's 3 & 6 are a puzzle, especially 6 whoever hired MeeChell must've been friends with her or needed a courtcase-fixed since her hubby's a judge. Channel 3... used to be pretty good but now they're distracted with combo newscasts on their other station..they're on all the time but no one cares. The new "news set"....too much red, rose & pink...the miscues, cut mics and odd bump-shots...and the floormats on the cables...yeah nice touch.
Channel 12 as far as looks and halfway decent looking folks are concerned...they got it down. In a mkt that's 50% Af American...they're smart to get talent reflective of that AND some aren't bad on the eyes either. 3 has always had an internal problem with getting better looking on-air folks...esp. Af. American talent. Stems from the rich retards who own the place. They can never bring themselves to go after good-looking key anchors who have a darker shade. If one of their anchors spends anymore time in the sun, no amount of makeup is gonna hide that. And when Jan Elkins shows up on screen, it hurts my eyes. It's HD picture baby....and she ain't camera-friendly.

 
At 11:54 AM, February 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone commenting that Patrick Dennis looks like he's aged 3X since channel 12 days; heard that he's got 2 sidejobs, wedding videos and working at a car dealership. Maybe burning candle at both ends?

 
At 4:50 PM, February 20, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patrick also sells travel packages for Disney.

 
At 9:15 PM, February 20, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez....now that you mention it, I could've sworn the guy changing my oil at "QuickLube" looked a lot like Patrick Dennis.

 
At 2:51 PM, February 21, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I feel three times my age sometimes. Just a correction...I don't work at the car dealership. I simply produce commercials for them. As far as the oil change job, not yet...but thanks for the suggestion. Thanks...Patrick.

 
At 11:00 AM, February 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all the activity going on at KTBS the past couple years... it makes one wonder if they're cutting corners to attract a sale?
Would make sense for a group to buy them out in light of upswing in TV profits lately. Just wondering.

 
At 7:14 AM, March 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think Patrick Dennis looks old (not that I know his age), but I will say the morning newscast is much easier to watch without Shelli stammering and stumbling over the teleprompter read. Jeebus! It used to have me wanting to screech 'Just spit it out!'. If Patrick's appearance DID take a hit, perhaps it was from years of trying not to choke the words out of Shelli the stutterer.

 
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At 5:53 AM, June 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

News Director Dawn Dugle was a complete nightmare to work for. A terrible leader. A horrible person. Everybody hated her.

Thank God News director Dawn Dugle was FIRED!

She took a happy station and brought it's moral down to (less than zero). She had multiple complaints against her from the staff for her outlandish and irrational behavior.

She even went as far as attempting to stop former employees from finding work after they'd leave the station on account of her!

She continues to brag about all of the AP awards the station has won. Believe me, it wasn't from anything she contributed. If anything,she took a station of veteran journalist and turned it into a station full of rookies. The ratings have fallen substantially at KHBS on account of her "ideas" on how things "should" go.

I'm sure News Director Dawn Dugle will get another job soon, but I pray her next potential staff will see this post as a warning and get out if they can.

Her fake charm and wit will suck you in initially but believe me, her true colors will soon surface.

The news world is a "small world", learn from your mistakes Dugle!

 

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