Tuesday, June 21, 2011

KARK Parent Company Names New Station GM, Promotes Rogala

Arkansas Business.com reports KARK's parent company Nexstar has promoted Rick Rogala to company vice president and regional manager and Northwest Arkansas GM Mike Vaughn comes to Little Rock and becomes GM and vice president of KARK.

61 Comments:

At 8:24 AM, June 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rick is THE MAN!!!!!

 
At 9:03 AM, June 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Luck Rick in your sort of new role.

 
At 9:05 AM, June 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rick, we are glad you are staying in Little Rock. Good luck Mike Vaughn.

 
At 12:00 PM, June 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rick is staying in LR?

 
At 4:40 PM, June 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rick will live in Little Rock and work out of the KARK building. Of course, he will frequently travel to other stations.

 
At 11:47 PM, June 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rick is a big plus for the station and the company. He is a really nice person.

 
At 7:40 AM, June 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on people, Rick gets a nice percentage based bonus every quarter for cutting costs anywhere. MacDonald's doesn't make hamburgers..they make money.

 
At 9:10 AM, June 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes. So.. It's a business. That happends everywhere. He has worked himself up the ladder. Don't hate him for that.

 
At 9:41 AM, June 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

May ratings are out.

 
At 5:25 AM, June 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are KARK's ratings even worse !! It is time to move in J. Dean! When is Tonsall's last day? KARK needs a makeover,staff and cheerleader hair !

 
At 5:37 AM, June 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Simas really leaving?

 
At 12:12 PM, June 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Bob staying at KARK forever? Who's leaving next? What's all this talk about Simas?

 
At 4:25 PM, June 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lots of changes on all stations are in the works?

 
At 4:38 PM, June 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which stations are making changes???? Reporters, Mets or Anchors?

 
At 5:54 AM, June 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

no hate..Rick is a business man ,not a broadcaster...and there are two ways to get to the top. Work is indeed one of them...

 
At 4:16 PM, June 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tonsall is leaving july first like francis.

Where is simas going?

 
At 5:03 PM, June 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would say Simas is Beantown bound !!! She is from that area. With her and S. Tonsall leaving, boy does that open up a can of anchors. Whose going to replace Simas, Dean or Suares? Inquiring minds !

 
At 9:04 PM, June 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I would say Simas is Beantown bound !!! She is from that area. With her and S. Tonsall leaving, boy does that open up a can of anchors. Whose going to replace Simas, Dean or Suares? Inquiring minds !"

Well, my guess would be just about anyone could replace them.

 
At 10:00 PM, June 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tonsall is replaceable. She is likely frustrated she's been over looked for years. Yea, she's an anchor but not even on the main channel.

Suares is so much better than dean.

If melissa simas leaves, jessica dean is next in line but wouldn't help ratings. Honestly, this isn't being mean, just honest, she could lower ratings.

 
At 8:34 AM, June 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps a "stacked bob" to the chin or to the jawl would make her (J.Dean) more professional looking and would add to her credibility. It needs some bounce and movement.

 
At 12:09 PM, June 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

now everybody in company will have to buyhis biik.

 
At 12:10 PM, June 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

or book for that matter.

 
At 1:09 PM, June 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jessica Dean would look stupid with a bobbed cut, but she needs something.

 
At 5:10 PM, June 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean one if those long layered stringy cut that everybody has!!! They are so ugly!!!! Carolyn Long did ok with a bob.

 
At 8:08 PM, June 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all a matter of opinion. It's not about the style, it's about what looks best on the individual. Some look better with long hair, some look better with short. Depends on the face shape, etc.

 
At 9:33 PM, June 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is what it is all about: Being able to read, good voice, correct pronunciation of words, able to ad lib, knowledge of Arkansas geography and a good on-camera personality. 'nuf said.

 
At 9:50 PM, June 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The top 3 female anchorss in the LR market are Dean, Suares, and Terrell but not necessarily in that order.
The top 3 male anchors are Hankins, Inman, and Clausen.

Jessica Dean is hawt! Anyone who says otherwise is jealous.

 
At 7:56 AM, June 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Kevin Kelly blows everyone else out of the water and I have no affiliation with klrt.

 
At 2:43 PM, June 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kelly Duzik is hot and rules on the airwaves!!!

 
At 6:17 PM, June 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beauty is as beauty does.

 
At 8:51 AM, June 30, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dudzik: Overbleached, Her hair looks greasy though She does have on-air presence. Makeover needed badly.

 
At 9:25 AM, June 30, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Attention all nexstar Employees: Please read chapter 12 "I'm Only as Successfull as You Make Me" over the weekned and be prepared for a quiz on Tuesday.

-rickster

 
At 10:26 AM, July 01, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When does the new met start? Will he be the chief? Who's going to the morning shift. How about M. Rupp?

 
At 10:35 AM, July 01, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've heard from a few different folks that the hiring process is just now starting. Yikes...

 
At 10:36 AM, July 01, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Drama King is gone !!!!!

 
At 10:50 AM, July 01, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe nobody is talking about the may ratings here.

 
At 1:10 PM, July 01, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Massey still beating Simas and Munoz at 10:00 pm? Did KLRT beat regular programming? Who us first in the morning? I'm sure KATV wins at 5 & 6 !!! What were the ratings? We can handle the truth.

 
At 2:56 PM, July 01, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:10pm.....buy the book

 
At 2:56 PM, July 01, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV is #1 at 10. KTHV is number one at 5am & 6am. Guess those gas cards didn't work! Ha!! And as usual.... KARK was #3 in both. Haha!!!

 
At 7:12 PM, July 01, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish Tracy Douglass was a met !!!

 
At 8:59 PM, July 01, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:12pm I bet she did to she might still have a job.

 
At 10:46 PM, July 01, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So KATV won the 5,6, and 10. KTHV won the morning show. Is that right?

 
At 8:09 AM, July 02, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got it. THV #1 in the morning and 7 #1 everywhere else. THV had one of the best morning books they have had in a very long time.

 
At 12:26 PM, July 02, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't say that. 7 and 4 were down and 11 was up by a tenth of a point over last year. However they did dominate in demos. Although 7 did their best to "buy" the book from viewers, and that did fail. It may be about book placement more than anything else. Nielson has been very good to 7 over the last couple of years with a lot of books placed in SE Arkansas - where 7 does dominate. You have Dale Nicholson to thank for that. It'll be interesting to see this time next year since 11 will have Alyse on board and 7 will Alyson. Both were missing during the May book this year. Also, look at how changes will continue at 4 and 7 over the next several months with Beth leaving and possibly Barry as well to a different daypart. KARK has to replace Mike - who carried that program for them. 11's show will stabilize with Alsyse, Ashley and Joey the Cat.

 
At 11:59 PM, July 02, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HD? Did it make any difference? Sounds like not.

 
At 9:45 AM, July 03, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV desperately needs a local home grown GM that knows the Little Rock tv market!

 
At 1:32 PM, July 03, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work at 11 and I can honestly say people like 12:26 make me sad. We won the morning but 7 won everything else and 4 had a bad book. I can't stand reading excuses like 'bad book placement is to blame.' Every station uses that as an excuse when we lose but when we win of course we never talk about it. Its just so lame.

 
At 10:24 PM, July 05, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like it when KARK asks the "tough" questions to get to the bottom of the investigation.

KARK did not report any more than KTHV, KLRT and KATV did.

Some investigation. Oh, the drama!

 
At 10:24 PM, July 05, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Above post was the story about Ellen the elephant passing away at the LR Zoo.

 
At 12:42 PM, July 06, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The elephant died of old age. End of story. What drama or hard hitting questions did you expect on this particular story?

 
At 1:00 PM, July 06, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think 4 has a lot of good people and deserves to do better in the ratings, but they should stop throwing the word investigation around...it looks a little silly and it cheapens their few stories that truly are investigative.

 
At 9:44 PM, July 06, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's just eyewash and someone came up with the idea that they would call themselves "Investigators" and trying to sell it to the viewers. You are right. It is becoming annoying to say the least. Also, I am tired of hearing "In High Definition" on every promo they run and all the bumpers. Just about wore it out.

 
At 11:48 PM, July 06, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add to that: when will thv stop saying "first in hd" at the beginning of every newscast?

 
At 12:47 PM, July 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mosler doing weather, SHOCK !!!!

 
At 3:15 PM, July 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mosler's just doing what he did at KATV years ago.

 
At 8:10 PM, July 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't he get the axe from KATV !!!!!

 
At 10:01 PM, July 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Add to that: when will thv stop saying "first in hd" at the beginning of every newscast?"

I hear and agree with you but at least KARK has an HD shot by every studio camera, unlike KTHV that is rumored to have surveillance cameras in the weather garden and look, well, like Hell. Does not management ever look at a newscast? Hard to believe.

So, I guess they are the first with every camera shot in the studio being HD.

 
At 10:27 PM, July 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know what kind of tv you all are watching THV on, but the surveillance cameras they have look fine and HD to me.

Quick question: is KATV in HD? I've seen their promos saying they are, but when i watch their newscasts it sure doesn't look like it.

 
At 4:14 PM, July 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I don't know what kind of tv you all are watching THV on, but the surveillance cameras they have look fine and HD to me. . . ."

Well, you must be a management person at KTHV which would explain why you think the surveillance cameras look HD to you. That is what I would say if I were trying to defend a shoddy looking product. And, by the way, KATV looks better in SD than that surveillance camera. Also, it must be mounted on a post since it is always shoot down on the subjects. What a joke. Also, why the need to do the weather outside? I see that KTHV Channel 12 has abandoned the "Weather Board" in the garden since they could not get the "Chroma Key" thing to work right. Good job and great decision. Do you need someone to light the set so it will work? Contact the people at KARK, KATV, KLRT or even KETS.

 
At 6:20 PM, July 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are 3 survillence cameras for reporters in the newsroom and several more in the weather garden. They are HD but we can all guess how HD a $1,000 to $3,000 camera is.

The only HD cameras are the 3 in the studio.

Channel 4, Fox and Channel 7 all have HD capable cameras for all their photogs in the field but I guess Channel 11 only cares about the anchors face time

 
At 6:31 PM, July 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:27:
I was wondering the same thing. Saw the katv promos that say "KATV in High Definition" but I dont see it.

KARK or KLRT have the best HD. Is KTHV planning on getting HD cameras for the field?

 

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