Wednesday, March 23, 2011

THV Management Issues Statement Concerning Alyson Courtney

Facing continuing inquiries on KTHV's Facebook page, Channel 11 management has issued a statement about the leaving of Alyson Courtney:

About Alyson Courtney; She is our friend and former co-worker, but Alyson's choice to go to work for KATV was her decision. We honor her privacy which means we will not discuss her employment. This is THV Policy for all employees, particuarly those under contract, which respects her new job and the valuable years at THV. We can only say we wish her the very best. -David Craft, Vice-President, KTHV

37 Comments:

At 7:00 PM, March 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

New line up will be announced tomorrow. Tom is out- Vic Schedler is in...... Melissa is out- Pam Bacam is in.....Joey the Cat is out- Otis the Cat is in. What a ratings driver this will be. Everyone else is shaking in their boots with fear.

 
At 7:36 PM, March 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vic and Pam. Now that would be painful.

 
At 8:05 PM, March 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pam looks slow on tv. Just saying. Im sure she is super great and sweet but that doesn't mean you should be on camera.

 
At 8:05 PM, March 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Pam thing may actually happen. Fr some reason Chuck and Larry love the girl.

 
At 9:06 PM, March 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

CYA if you ask me.

 
At 9:19 PM, March 23, 2011, Blogger AR Gal said...

I really don't see why a statement was necessary. Anyone with good common sense knows the deal.

 
At 10:18 PM, March 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did the managers not read the facebook comments about viewers saying they were switching the channel because of her?
They weren't anonymous either, they were commenting from their account being dead honest and angry.

Pam and melissa and tom? Please.

 
At 10:47 PM, March 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Larry Audlas and Gannett have the policy of shoving stuff down our throats (Craig as an anchor) saying they will watch, but a lot of us are getting very tired of that. YOU ARE LOSING YOUR AUDIENCE !!!! You must like ad sales to Mike's Pick & Pac, because if the station keeps the direction it's going, that's the type of ad sales you'll be having.

 
At 10:50 PM, March 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blackstone for mornings!!!!!

 
At 1:19 AM, March 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who/what is David Craft other than VP of THV? Is he the person okaying the "new" weather garden? Sounds like a typical broadcast-management-former-sales "executive"-not-a-local-guy-at-all answer.

Bet y'all just love him.

 
At 7:17 AM, March 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Larry doesn't read or react to comments on the blog or even Facebook because he thinks he's right on everything. You, the viewers are idiots and he, the GM is the most intelligent person he knows. So, if he decides Pam is in, well, it's because he wantes her there and will talk her up as the next Robyn Richardson or Dawn or Anne for that matter. He'll try to make her like he tried to make Win Noble. Everyone knows what a train wreck that was. Pam is cheap, and is currently an anchorish type on the Saturday morning thing. Money is a BIG factor her. The more he can save GAnnett, the BIGGER his bonus is at years end. You watch - it'll be Pam in some capacity with a co-anchor to be named along with Tom. His contract has got to be up soon. He doesn't seem happy with all that is going on.

 
At 10:30 AM, March 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would we continue to post things about Alyson? Legal move? Jus tlet it go already.

 
At 4:02 PM, March 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baccam + Morning show = MAKEOVER. She has a stringy too much hair look, lack of stage presence etc..... Let's give her a chance, but go with a new short haircut first!!

 
At 6:01 PM, March 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baccam + Morning Show = NO RATINGS! Please don't do that to the viewer. She has absolutley NO TALENT for being an anchor!

 
At 6:43 PM, March 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pam says the most stupid things when she's not reading.
today she mentioned how the 60 degree temp got everyone outdoors yesterday. Meredith corrected her saying it was 80 outside.

She made a lot of other poor comments and she is very dull, no personality.

The morning of the japan earthquake/tsunami she said people need to stock up on gasoline. People on THVs facebook even questioned her judgement.

I tried to watch the Sat morning show once and she said the most stupid things I turned it and haven't looked back.

Pam Baccam is not an assit to THV.

 
At 8:34 PM, March 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The morons who comment on THV's Facebook page have been obsessing over the Alyson situation. That's why the station had to address it on Facebook. The average viewer is too stupid to realize that stations don't take kindly to their employees leaving and going to the competition, no matter how poorly the people were paid. That's why THV ignored it on the air. What were they supposed to say? "Hey, all you viewser who wonder what happened to Alyson..be sure to tune in to Channel 7 in 6 months!" I'll never understand how viewers get the idea that because they watch someone five days a week, they somehow "know" the person and are due some sort of explanation about that person's life or employment.

 
At 11:50 PM, March 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.K., here is is. Viewers become attached to TV people and that is what management wants. The reason people obsess with TV people is they like them and they think they have a right to know what happend to them when they can't see them any more. The viewers that are obsessing about A.C. will be tuning to KATV when she gets on the air at that station and the same goes for anyone else that viewers have seen long enough to become attached to. That is what pisses management off so much. Most get out of the business (good advice to anyone at this juncture)or move to another market or retire. That's not too bad as far as management sees it; they won't "compete" against them anymore if they move or retire.

Hope this answers your question.

 
At 9:02 AM, March 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wanna know whats wrong with gannett, read this.. http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/romenesko/125128/gannett-paid-ceo-dubow-9-4-million-in-2010-double-his-2009-pay/

 
At 10:14 AM, March 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Faith should be taken off the morning show! It's such a waste to have an mmj doing live shots. Isn't that the whole point of a mmj? To have them do packages on their own? Not live shots! Live shots are for experience reporters!, Ashley, or Pam should be the morning reporter.

Pam is a great reporter, just a bad anchor! or....

And all the morning viewers are saying they love Ashely... so replace her with faith, put faith back on the day... And that is one more free photog during the days! Makes sense!

 
At 10:25 AM, March 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sounds like a typical broadcast-management-former-sales "executive"-not-a-local-guy-at-all answer."

Don't know exactly what David Craft's position is now, but when I worked at "11 Action News!" 20 years ago, he was in promotions and doing artsy stuff for the station. He was one of the good guys. He's local and has worked his way up to VP over many years. Don't know if he's become gannettized.

 
At 10:26 AM, March 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

all i know.... is melissa does not deserve that job. she is a good reader. that is it.

 
At 3:49 PM, March 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To give you an idea of the intelligence level of the THV morning show viewers who posted on their Facebook page about Alyson...one of them suggested that perhaps THV couldn't comment on Alyson's departure due to "HIPPA" (he or she meant "HIPAA") laws. Yes, really. As if THV is a hospital or doctor's office.

 
At 6:16 PM, March 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What can you say? How can you bitch and moan and cry and complain about recession this and recession that, whenever HARDER working people at THV and Gannett are making peanuts? Not surprised by proxy statement. Knew he'd get his back, but not the folks he and the top 5 other jerks at Gannett screwed over to gain those huge salaries and bonuses. As an employee of KTHV I'm embarrased, pissed and disapointed in Gannett. But then again, so is everyone else NOT climbing the corporate ladder.

 
At 11:04 PM, March 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"He's local and has worked his way up to VP over many years. "Don't know if he's become gannettized."

The very fact that you stated that he is VP should answer your own question about him being Gannettized. Of course he has or he wouldn't be where he is now.

 
At 7:44 PM, March 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been hearing that THV has been talking to their business correspondent, Lance Turner from Arkansas Business, about permanently joining the morning show. Trouble is is that he works for Arkansas Business and that's who pays his check. Today's THV just uses their partnership with Arkansas Business to get Turner's reporting for free. They think Turner will bring, as one staffer has said, "a Win Noble kind of boyish charm" to the show.

 
At 10:39 PM, March 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boyish charm? Yeah, if you mean 12-year-old boyish charm. He looks like a middle schooler who's spending the day shadowing the grownups at the tv station.

 
At 3:13 PM, March 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

. . . and hardly believable. Who listens to that crap anyway? People want to hear some news and weather. No happy talk and certainly no business talk. Another THV first, boring you at breakfast and lunch time.

 
At 3:37 PM, March 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And here I thought we had it bad over here. We have nothing on you folks.

 
At 9:03 PM, March 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone at THV is play a joke on us. Even Larry Audas would not expect us to wake up to that dork (Lance Turner). The guy has a face only a mother could love.

 
At 10:25 PM, March 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Lance Turner and enjoy his segments on the morning show.

 
At 4:43 PM, March 30, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liking him is one thing. Looking and sounding good on television is another.

 
At 8:35 PM, March 31, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lance does a great job, that's why I like him.

 
At 10:03 AM, April 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some interesting stuff being said here. Next time I talk to Pam, I'm gonna have to point out this blog. I've watched her grow up from being a child to follow her dreams of being a broadcast journalist and eventually marriage. I can say all types of things about Pam both good and bad, but I cant say she's not driven and trying her hardest to be who she wants to be. Some of us who know her are proud to see her finally get to where she is at. She's wanted this for a long time. She achieved a life goal and to me that makes her a success. Perhaps with time in the position and some experience under her belt, her critics won't have such harsh things to say.

 
At 10:06 AM, April 28, 2011, Blogger Larry Ball said...

What happened to the male coanchor that was on with allison and tom?

 
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At 4:02 PM, August 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe the old Miss Arkansas is now a anchor. She needs to cross her legs as you can see up her skirt!

 
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