Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Viewers are well.....Pissed!

I've never seen anything like the comments being posted on THV's facebook page about the leaving of Alyson Courtney. Most are mad because Alyson didn't get to say goodbye. Who should one be upset with about that? Never have I seen a TV station give an anchor/reporter a chance to say , Hey, I'm quitting here and going there" especially when where they are going is a competitor across the street. Sure Charlie got to say goodbye because he was leaving Little Rock and moving hundreds of miles away. Why the abrupt up and leaving, who knows. Sure doesn't sound good though that her husband, KTHV Sports Director Wes Moore, had to clean out her desk.

30 Comments:

At 1:01 PM, March 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody goes all out for anchors who leave like THV. Robyn Richardson and BJ Sams got a huge "party" show- but they didn't leave to go the competition. Any moron would know if you leave to competition, you don't get a thank you note, party time last show.Geez.

 
At 1:29 PM, March 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is the thing.

KATV did not go hunting down THV employees.

All of these people would have stayed if they felt respected and appreciated.

Instead during contract negotiations they were put in their place.
Even a fake smile and fake promises should have happened in order to get them to re-sign.

All say it wasn't a tough decision for them after that.

Alyson and Katherina still have family who work at THV and they have ties to Little Rock. They both want to further their TV career before leaving it completely so the best option was a station that treats them like the hard working people they are.

Katherina is looking so much better on KATV and she looks happy and comfortable and they promote her on every show. They are shinning her up.

Alyson will only make the shows she is on better. Hope they find some good projects for her to do because aside from anchoring she is a good writer.

They went and knocked on KATVs door, it was not the other way around.

 
At 1:44 PM, March 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Katherina was A good riddaAnce! HeR AcceNt drove me CRaZy. DoNt WaTcH 7 sO GoOd fOr ThEm. AlL the STaTiOnS HaVe RePoRtErS ThAt JuSt PlAiN SuCk!

 
At 2:18 PM, March 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think she has an accent. It's not like she is from another country like Faith Abubey. She is from Arkansas. Maybe you hear some southern words.lol.

She is on for 1 minute a night. What about trying to listen to Liz for 30-minutes.Ehh.

I used to couldn't watch KATV because of the terrible studio set but I do like their anchors.

I also like KATV's reporters becuase every time I turned to THV they seem to have new new young blonde who has no clue what they're doing, but just happy to be on TV.

I think everyone is leaving THV because they want to pay everyone beginning wages and treat them like that too.

The two new girls at THV are awful and look so scared. Not to mention their clothing decisions.

The new guy just has a dullness.

Jessica Duff's voice on THV is the most terrible tv voice I have ever heard on any local, national show. She is their chunkiest reporter, yet they gave her the title, fitness reporter.lmbo!!!

Pam Baccam is what is wrong with the Saturday morning show. Talk about a slow pace voice and bad at reading the news and acquired conversation.

They should put Mark Edwards somewhere more visible. Maybe replace Pam with him. Or even put him in Alysons old spot.

If not they need to finally pay up and buy someone out of state because no one else at THV will look good in that anchor spot on the morning show.

 
At 2:24 PM, March 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV will tank if they keep hiring inexperinced girls who look like they're 15.

Lauren Clark makes me switch stations. She soulds like a valley girl and whether or not she is a smart wonderful person, it doesn't come of that way on tv.
Like O'my God, really!

I hate how THV leadership thinks the viewers are stupid and can't tell this is their first job.

Shame on THV. Lost respect.

 
At 2:50 PM, March 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thv is cheap.

And the only worse than faith's voice.... is katherina's. that's not even how she talks in real life. it's soooo annoying.

 
At 2:51 PM, March 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

viewers are very pissed. tom and alyson are a great team. kthv should feel really stupid.

 
At 3:05 PM, March 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ShE LeFt On HeR OwN. WhEn AlY GeTs On 7's PaYrOlL tHeY wIlL HaVe To CaN SoMeOnE.

 
At 3:41 PM, March 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV doesn't help any of their reporters learn how to voice. They all have issues.

BJ Steed has a great natural voice but he pulls out the fake 'anchor man' voice in his stories.

Channel seven already let a large group of people a few months ago.

They're not going to fire anyone on camera.

Heck, maybe they have plans to create a show. What do we know?

Plus melinda and barry are both meteorologist, I don't understand why they're both on shows together. But I guess it works.

 
At 3:50 PM, March 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok. I get it. People have favorites.

Here is the thing.

Whatever THV is doing isn't working.

I assume alyson was getting paid well. I mean better than the reporters making 20k. So what did she want that they didn't give her?

 
At 4:20 PM, March 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who knows what she wanted, but it doesn't matter. I can't imagine her being unreasonable to an offer so that she could stay where her husband is.

From what I know, he didn't give one of group of people who left a compliment during negotiations or tell them their value to the station.

Instead, his attitude was to tell them what a mistake they were making, that they would not be missed and they should be grateful. When your boss gives you the message that you're not worth more money or insults you with a token amount and your work is of no value, why would any reasonable person want to stay?

Bottom line is the man is arrogant, self-righteous, a liar, and worst of all, a bully.

 
At 4:41 PM, March 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone miss Anne P on that katv show?

 
At 5:05 PM, March 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really don't think it's unreasonable that THV didn't allow Alyson to come on and say, "Bye. I'm going to the competition." Robyn, BJ, and Anne retired. They didn't go across town. Doesn't matter who pursued whom: fact remains, she's leaving to go across the street. I also agree with the poster above about Jessica Duff's voice. I can't listen to her. It's awful.

 
At 5:33 PM, March 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How kan u miss someone u never whatched?

 
At 8:33 PM, March 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of leaving. With sales staff, when you tell them you are leaving you clean out your desk right then. No two-weeks notice necessary.

An Account Executive's (Salesman's) prayer. "Lord, please put one more hour in the day so I can sell it."

 
At 2:58 PM, March 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

is dawn the next to leave?

http://tvmamasdrama.blogspot.com/2011/03/moms-can-you-really-have-it-all.html?spref=fb

when is her contract up?

 
At 3:36 PM, March 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd think in november

 
At 7:39 AM, March 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put Dawn on the am show.... after reading her blog, i think she'd be a perfect fit. i think the schedule would also be perfect for a working mom. 4-9am

 
At 4:09 PM, March 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of "Moms" that show "Moms Like Me" kinda fizzled out didn't it. Who was the host of that show?

 
At 12:51 AM, March 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You would think that would be a great time slot for a mom, but Melissa is saying she is burned out.

It is too early to wake up and go to work and come home to kids just waking up and hyper when you want a nap.

And then you have to be in bed BEFORE your kids go to sleep.

What to do.

Dawn would do wonders for the am show, but hurt the shows she leaves.

There isn't a good tv job when it comes to hours you work.

 
At 4:00 AM, March 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best hours to work are the hours when all the bosses are gone. If you can stay on that shift, you can make twenty years.

 
At 10:29 AM, March 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

melissa is saying she's burned out? are you sure? bad source.

 
At 1:00 PM, March 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why has melissa been off several times since alyson left, kids sick?
twins that young, you're looking at a lot of sick days and not a very good pool of talent to fill in.
People went ape shi* when pam b filled in.

 
At 9:40 PM, March 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People went in shock!

 
At 10:29 PM, March 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From a Viewer:
thv viewers are seeing the station doesn't have seasoned reporters and we're getting news from kids.

it is not that they have young people, it's that it is obvious they don't have experience and they are not balanced by older/experinced reporters.

so I can't just turn the channel during one bad story, I have to not watch at all because they are all new.

 
At 12:24 AM, March 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am saying that THV will not come out well in the next book. What is going on over there? Looks like the good ship THV is foundering on the rocks of chaos for some reason.

 
At 8:30 PM, March 21, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can hear a bunch of remotes clicking to KATV when Alyson goes on the air there.

If early morning, she will wipe out nearly half of KTHV viewers in that time period.

 
At 5:56 AM, March 31, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I can say is that I really liked Alyson's talent. She made the show a very down to earth show. I enjoyed what she brought to the table. I also do not like the way that Tom is building the new girl up. She can't be as good as Alyson because of her less experience. Tom needs to drop with all of the hype over the new girl.
Personally I really enjoyed Alyson. I have seen this same thing happen at other jobs and it is just not fair to the one who is getting the axe.
If Alyson is willing to come back for a few minutes I think it would be great for her to at least have a chance to say goodbye and help her feelings along with ours
I really like Tom and Melissa but my wife and I have noticed that we are slowly migrating to KATV. What ever is happening I want to wish Alyson all of the luck in the world and maybe you and Wess can be together on on another station with better benefits and more enjoyable working conditions.
As far as Tom is concerned I think a lot of him but it is time for him to stop bragging and just shut up.

 
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