Monday, August 15, 2011

It's Switch A Roo at KATV

This from the Arkansas Democrat Gazette:

Heather Crawford, weekday 5 p.m. news anchor for KATV, Channel 7, returns from maternity leave and moves to the weekend anchor position on Saturday, Aug. 20.

Current weekend news anchor Pamela Smith will move to Good Morning Arkansas and Beth Hunt, previously in that position but filling in for Crawford, will remain in the 5 p.m. weekday news anchor spot.


70 Comments:

At 12:26 AM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are the chances Pamela Smith might switch to....... another market?!

 
At 8:19 AM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally!!! No more Pam Smith and her mundane delivery on weekends.

 
At 9:08 AM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess they are really bailing on the morning show. Subtraction by addition.

 
At 9:39 AM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.

 
At 11:26 AM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently you read it wrong - Pam is moving to 9am - not mornings.

 
At 11:57 AM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

last I looked, 9am is still in the morning!

 
At 12:01 PM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good move by Channel 7. There's a hardly an audience at 9:00 a.m. so moving Pam Smith causes no harm. Heather Crawford, on the other hand, is a polished anchor who provide a strong presence to weekend news in this market. She is far superior to any other weekend anchor in the market.

 
At 12:02 PM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Titanic? Good Morning Arkansas?

 
At 12:07 PM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the morning show it'll be Alyson, Melinda and Chris Cane. Barry is going back to the day shift.

 
At 12:44 PM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV=Titanic

9am is morning, even in Wooster.

 
At 12:49 PM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like KATV is trying to match KARK's eye candy on weekends.

When will meteorologist Michelle Rupp be allowed to do the weather?

Matt Mosler isn't a meteorologist, but he is smooth and sounds like a veteran.

And no, I don't work for KARK.

 
At 1:14 PM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually Mosler IS a meteorologist. And I agree, he's doing a great job filling in!

 
At 1:16 PM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Matt.

 
At 3:29 PM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We want more Matt!

 
At 3:33 PM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Pam happy about the move?

 
At 3:44 PM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares!!!!

 
At 3:47 PM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They finally got their wish, she is finally off the weekend shift.

 
At 3:52 PM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The hostages have finally been released !!!

 
At 5:17 PM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Their new set (photos on their Facebook page) looks WAY better than the old one, but is still pretty ugly IMO.

 
At 6:32 PM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

whos gonna be doing the mid-day show?

 
At 6:32 PM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matt used to do weather for KATV in the mornigs

 
At 7:17 PM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

how long before Pam sues them to move her again? She dresses like she's in a bad 1950's space alien movie.

 
At 8:31 PM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope 7 finds a new anchor desk somewhere. That desk and set were absolutely the worst thing since shag carpet. While you are re-arranging chairs, please give your anchors a clothing allowance. In particular, ditch the sport coats that came from Horn's at 7th & Center, please.

 
At 8:51 PM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's add a haircut allowance also. A lot of Seven's female anchors need that for sure.

 
At 8:58 PM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Heather comes back Sat, will she have a "short mommy haircut". I doubt it !!!!!!

 
At 9:47 PM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

keep making fun of 7's female on-air talent...and then complain when they are number one in most of the shows again. It's been the same formula on here for years.

 
At 9:52 PM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow I just might start watching katv again. Moving pam was the best thing!!!

 
At 12:42 AM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best news KTHV has heard in years. THV will rule the mornings.

 
At 6:12 AM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again, Pam is moving to the 9am show not Daybreak. There is a difference. In case you didn't know, 7 already GIVES clothing and HAIR allowences to the talent. KARK does as well. Gannett cheaps out on their talent and doesn't give them squat and it shows! THV has the greenist and honestly the weakest reporting staff in the Little Rock market. And whomever told Liz that a "BUN" looks good on her, or any other talent for that matter needs tri-focals! Liz, put your hair down, it looks so much better that way.

 
At 6:42 AM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is this, the hairdresser's forum now? Vanity, thy name is..PA.

 
At 7:42 AM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It could be called ATVN HAIR HELP......

 
At 7:50 AM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV should be more concerned about other things than just the mornings. Dawn, Ed, and Wess need a lot of help with their supporting cast. Ashley and Dawn teamed up would do the job and put them over the top!!!!

 
At 9:20 AM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for your input Ashley.

 
At 10:24 AM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not Ashley, just a loyal THV viewer !

 
At 11:04 AM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched the Midday news on KATV earlier this week and it was a complete waste of my time. It wasn't new news just recycled weekend news.

 
At 11:31 AM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah not ashley. She and Dawn dont get along. She needed someone other than herself to blame for the break up of her marriage.

 
At 11:47 AM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well. That goes to show you that us viewers only see talent from the outside.

Dont know who they really are, just make assumptions and go with it.

on another subject, hair and make up and clothing aside from personality is all you have to show us so yes its a big deal. Theres at least one hair issue at each station. Mine is liz masseys bun, tight button popping jacket and awful brown tone lipstick choice.

I assume reporters dont get paid great but some do where cloth that not only can you see how cheap they are but the style is awful.

I am a thv watcher and cant stand lauren clarks country accent, and lisa hutsons casual cheap wardrobe with hardly any make up. Theyre some of the reason I know not to watch them at 5 and.6

 
At 2:34 PM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Country? Valley?

I tell my wife the valley girl is on when I see Lauren Clark on.

Some people look like you can see right through them and there is nothing there. That's what I think of her. She looks and acts like an air head to me because some of her mannerisms.

I'm sure she's a sweet girl blah blah blah.

 
At 3:00 PM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people are MEAN! Wow. Just because you sit behind a computer and can write stuff with no one knowing who you are doesn't mean it makes it right! Try being kind for a change! Let's get back to the topic at hand. KATV's switcharoos!

 
At 3:00 PM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people are MEAN! Wow. Just because you sit behind a computer and can write stuff with no one knowing who you are doesn't mean it makes it right! Try being kind for a change! Let's get back to the topic at hand. KATV's switcharoos!

 
At 5:50 PM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kangaroo's?

 
At 10:26 PM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cannot doos.

 
At 11:55 PM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

every blog on here always goes back to thv hating. Why, I dont know.

I remember when randy dixon left after more than 30years at katv and the majority of the post were about thv. Plus, I dont recall seeing something written that bad about the guy... Then weeks later audas leaves thv and comments were so bad they needed to be censored.

This may be far fetched but id say there is more in fighting and gossip and secret hate at thv than any other local station.

 
At 7:36 AM, August 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The resson THV gets a lot of discussion on here is there are a lot of disgruntled THVers posting on here. They get the most positive and negative comments. Folks at the other stations don't seem to care as much about the blog. A lot of anti-7 comments from THVers too.

 
At 10:21 AM, August 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reason not resson.

 
At 10:32 AM, August 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pam is the worst "talent" on Arkansas television.. and that includes the KTHV newbies that can't pronounce their own name on air

 
At 5:28 PM, August 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:55 pm said, "every blog on here always goes back to thv hating. Why, I dont know."

Well,it's not hating, it's constructive criticism, mostly from people that know. Anyone that takes offense should not read the blog and continue with your head in the sand.

 
At 6:38 PM, August 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do 11 thvers not like 7?

 
At 7:49 PM, August 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not constructive criticism when you insult/bash people who have higher ratings than you- that's just being jealous or rude.

 
At 8:27 PM, August 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This can be called an insult or constructive criticism. I really don't care. All I know is Meredith Mitchell needs to find a new line of work. I cringe when she fills in for Tom. Watching her is laughable at best, especially when compared to others on the show (and in the LR market). Shucks, even the 'rookie' Alyse sounds more polished and she just started.

And since this post is about KATV, I'm not a fan of Pamela Smith either but I'd rather listen to her report the news than MM reporting anything any day.

 
At 3:26 PM, August 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I posted that I dont like the new 'girls' at 5 and 6. Jealous? Hardly, what is a 50something man jealous about

I just want my news from someone with some experince. They are down right awful and dont even look good to off set it.

Ive watched thv for years and the quality of the talent has fallen.

 
At 3:29 PM, August 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good riddance to Pam Smith from the weekends at KATV. Next get Roger Susanin off the airwaves and have Meteorologist Michelle Rupp grow some hair on top of the birdnest she has now.

 
At 4:06 PM, August 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you talking about the reporters on 11?

 
At 4:25 PM, August 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes

 
At 5:57 PM, August 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like pam, roger, and michelle. what crawled up your butt? people on here are so mean and if this is how tv people talk about each other when you are protected by anonymity you need to look in the mirror, be less angry, and get a life.

 
At 6:30 PM, August 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:57 you need to lighten up! its a gossip blog! the negative comments are probably from pas or on air people who get less air time. I dont have strong feelings either way about pam, rodger, or rupp, but I will say what is the big deal with rupp's hair. its short, so what. I also think its lame that when people always say "thanks ----" after any positive comments. it creates a bash blog.

 
At 6:37 PM, August 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Michelle!!

 
At 11:57 PM, August 21, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so glad Heather is back !!!! It will add so much to the weekend shift. Her hair is a lot darker, but needs less layers and since she needs a short easy cut because she got two kids and less time to spend on her hair

 
At 1:16 AM, August 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the above poster, it's time for Heather to get a "new do". Her hair looks stringy and unappealingand takes away from her delivery. She is really good but would be even better with a hair update !!!

 
At 2:15 PM, August 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like her hair. I think it's very professional. I like the new color too.

 
At 4:11 PM, August 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you don't like Channel 7, change the channel. There are better options out there. Just because you and your parents watched it, doesn't mean you can't switch. Good grief, just let it go. It's not the same station is was ten years ago!

 
At 11:27 PM, August 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right and all of the other news stations are doing a MUCH better job. Please. Channel 7 still has the best on-air talent in the market and it's not even close. That is why they are on top. Channel 11 is the worst. Continue to blame "old viewers" as the reason your station cannot compete.

 
At 7:37 AM, August 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a KATV employee we can all understand your state of denial. Do some research, look at the ratings (not just 65 plus) and maybe you'll realize your short comings... Nah, you work at KATV, so it'll never change. But thanks for the laugh at your expense.

 
At 9:07 AM, August 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And clearly you work at a lower rated station. I encourage you to also look at the demos. KATV's viewership is hardly comprised solely of seniors. Enjoy banging your head on your desk as KATV continues to pound you into the ground. I'm sure it's frustrating to try so hard and continue to get crushed. It's not embarassing...it's just the wat it is.

 
At 9:08 AM, August 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's just the "way" it is I meant.

 
At 4:45 PM, August 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really like Pam Smith on Good Morning Arkansas. Granted, she needs a new hair do and weight loss plan, but she is doing a great job. Michelle should get rid of the dyke hair and Melinda needs to drop 20 pounds. Beth is doing a great job on the evening news. Hair, clothes and make up are perfect! Didn't care for her on Daybreak.

 
At 4:57 PM, August 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um, look at the Daybreak hh number July to July. I don't think THV or KARK are beating their heads on the desk over that one.

 
At 10:16 PM, August 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah. July is HUGE. Let's revisit that thought in November, friend.

 
At 8:03 AM, August 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW THV Won mornings in May too - That's really poundin' 'em! We'll wait til November since that'll make you happy. :)

 
At 12:09 PM, August 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV won mornings in July too. Now what?!?

 

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