Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fort Smith Station Announces New Morning Met


Source: KHBS/KHOG Press Release Matt Devitt joins 40/29 News as morning meteorologist. Devitt will deliver local weather forecasts every weekday from 5:00 - 7:00am on 40/29 News Sunrise, during ABC’s Good Morning America, and on-line at 4029tv.com.

Devitt served as morning news meteorologist for KTEN-TV in Denison , Texas . Recently, Devitt covered a rare storm that brought several inches of snow to Denison , and in March, Devitt was part of the forecast team who protected viewers when two tornadoes touched down in the Denison area..


“Matt’s easy to understand weather forecasts are perfect for the morning viewer on the go and I’m confident he’ll be a great addition to our news team,” said 40/29 TV’s News Director, Dawn R. Dugle. “Coming from another market known for their severe weather has prepared Matt for a smooth transition to Arkansas ’ severe weather outbreaks,” added Brian Sather, KHBS/KHOG-TV President and General Manager. “Plus, he’s joining a solid team including Drew Michaels and Ross Ellet, giving our viewers a true team approach to weather coverage.”

17 Comments:

At 11:06 PM, March 21, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares about 40/29? It's a waste dump.

 
At 10:43 AM, March 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well they do lead the morning show ratings. But i guess that sucks losing to a "waste dump" during the morning show.

 
At 3:48 PM, March 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAHAH...check the latest ratings to Your Waste dump. and is the mornig show the best you can come up with...says alot about that station.

 
At 3:54 PM, March 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now Get Back To Work Matt.

 
At 9:26 PM, March 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, is the Relay Station still going at Fort Smith?

 
At 2:29 PM, March 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I use a digital antenna....I can't say 40/29 is any good because it isn't. They freeze up all the time and drop out.

Before anyone says anything, I pick up all the other stations crystal clear. I also pick up 2 Oklahoma Educational Channels, 3.1 & 3.2. I have tried everything, rescanning, moving the antenna but to no avail, So I stopped watching them and deleted them off my box (I manually check 40.1 and 40.2 on occasion but it's still bad).

Calling 40/29 does absolutely no good. I really don't think they care....they may say that they do but I know I'm not the only one that has an issue with their signal.

Other than that I'm very happy with my antenna. I pick up 3.1, 3.2, 5.1, 5.2, 24.1, 24.2, and 44.1.

p.s. I live almost in the center of Fort Smith.

 
At 2:32 PM, March 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so sorry I also pick up 13.1, 13.2, 13.3 and 13.4....so the grand total of channels is....drum roll....11.

 
At 7:12 PM, March 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

40 does not lead the morning show ratings, 5 does. Winning one demo in one hour does not mean leading. I say this because it was true in July 2010, can't say for sure if it was still true in Feb.

What I can say is that 5 had a healthy lead in both share and the 25-54 demo.

And yes, 40 is a dump, for the record.

 
At 9:45 PM, March 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Other than that I'm very happy with my antenna. I pick up 3.1, 3.2, 5.1, 5.2, 24.1, 24.2, and 44.1.

. . .so sorry I also pick up 13.1, 13.2, 13.3 and 13.4....so the grand total of channels is....drum roll....11.

p.s. I live almost in the center of Fort Smith.


And with all those, all but channels 24.1, 24.2 and 44.1 are stuck in the noisy VHF band. That leaves 3 in UHF where digital should be. Big difference. Sorry.

 
At 12:59 AM, March 29, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like I said, they come in crystal clear and 40.1 and 40.2 does not.

 
At 7:47 AM, April 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MATT DEVITT IS DOING A GREAT JOB.I LIKE HIS PRESENTATION AND WHOLESOME APPEARENCE.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK,MATT !

 
At 1:13 PM, April 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY ARE WE SCREAMING!!!

 
At 9:35 PM, April 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
MATT DEVITT IS DOING A GREAT JOB.I LIKE HIS PRESENTATION AND WHOLESOME APPEARENCE.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK,MATT !

Get back to work Matt.

 
At 2:48 PM, April 21, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4029 is by far the best news in NWA! Matt is a great addition to the team, although I can't lie...I do miss Melissa and Ross's smiling faces in the morning. Keep up the good work guys!

 
At 4:41 PM, May 03, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LMAO...keep believing that

 
At 7:39 AM, March 09, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4029 has saved lives with their sophisticated weather hardware and software. For those calling it a dump... You're either young teens or just internet trolling idiots or both. To all the meteorologists... Thanks for your dedication and hard work.

 
At 3:03 AM, May 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I FEEL SORRY for anyone who has to work under DAWN DUGLE.

Dawn Dugle is as UGLY on the inside as she is outside. She's EVIL, the most INCOMPETENT news director EVER, she treats her employees HORRIBLY, and she's the reason why 90 percent of KHBS/KHOG's newsroom staff has left.

A bit of advice for Anchors/ Reporters/Producers/Meteorologists, if you're looking for employment, and you happen to see the name "Dawn Dugle News Director" listed ANYWHERE, RUN as fast as you can and NEVER look back!

Believe me there's no amount of money listed on a contract worth working for Dawn Dugle.

I promise you'll regret signing any contract with her.

 

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