Saturday, September 24, 2011

Musical Chairs at KATV

This from a tipster:

KATV is advertising a new Daybreak morning show person in October that looked like Chris Kane the sports person with no Barry Brandt.

It is interesting they are pulling from the sports team.

Is Barry leaving or just doing the Noon time show?

31 Comments:

At 11:40 AM, September 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barry's not leaving...

 
At 5:14 PM, September 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And this has been known foe quite some time.

 
At 8:48 PM, September 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Pamela Smith was going to be on Daybreak? Did she leave channel 7 altogether??

 
At 10:18 PM, September 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV broadcast the football game tonight between ASU and UCA and the picture quality was below SD. It was in wide screen but the resolution was pitiful. The score box located in the upper left corner of the screen was unreadable. C'mon guys, spend some money on your football game telecasts. I'll be if it was a Hog game it would have been in HD.

 
At 10:24 PM, September 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah the picture was pretty pathetic. Then again it was KATV, last in HD. Glad it wasn't a PPV game

 
At 10:25 PM, September 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And now technical difficulties...as if they haven't had them all night

 
At 10:29 PM, September 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are doing the best they can. At lest they stay out of the hot tub!

 
At 3:33 PM, September 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pamela Smith does the 9am Good Morning Arkansas.

 
At 6:27 PM, September 25, 2011, Anonymous wmwiz said...

"And now technical difficulties...as if they haven't had them all night"

The satellite truck providing the feed from the game had some sort of equipment failure, as I understand. Add to that the screwed up chain of command @ KATV and NO contingency plan for dealing with a sat feed loss, and you get what happened last night.

 
At 8:04 PM, September 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard they aired the game in Ft. Smith as well. Who paid for the production or did KATV do it for free because it would've missed up other stations.

 
At 8:48 PM, September 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The UCA ASU game was not shot by KATV, they just aired it.

 
At 8:53 PM, September 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A guy that looks like Chris Kane is moving to the morning show? That's because it is Chris Kane.

KATV hired a new weekend sports anchor.

Musical Chairs is going on at every station:
Jancey basically being pushed out at 4.

Alyse and Ashley joining KTHV, basically pushing Melissa Dunbar Gates out.

Justin Early Leaving Fox and bringing in a new guy.

KARK getting a new met as two left.

KATV moving Pamela Smith, Heather Crawford and soon Chris Kane.

This is the new age of TV.

You use to be raised watching one anchor, now people aren't getting paid so they at least want a better shift or more days off or whatever.

All I've seen in the Little Rock market for several years has been change, too often. Some are better decisions than others.

 
At 6:27 AM, September 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stephanie Simone is a hottie and much better to look at than Allison Courtney.

 
At 6:44 AM, September 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"And now technical difficulties...as if they haven't had them all night"

"The satellite truck providing the feed from the game had some sort of equipment failure, as I understand".

That's what happens when you use leftover parts and hand me downs from the sister stations. KATV will NEVER get modern equipment as long as it is owned by the people that currently own it and as long as Bozo The Clone is GM.

The LAST thing they are going to do is spend money on anything in the way of MODERN equipment! Not while they have that vacation house in the Bahamas to pay for.

The best thing that could happen to KATV is if the ancient wiring would give out and go up in flames and burn the place to the ground and the insurance (if they have any) would rebuild the station from the ground up.

Stereo? what's THAT??? Oh, well... just add another VU meter to the board and everyone will think it's stereo!

 
At 6:58 AM, September 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I thought Pamela Smith was going to be on Daybreak? Did she leave channel 7 altogether??"

Nah.

She's got a job for life after she rightfully sued the shit out of the station after they bypassed her for some blonde bimbo as anchor several years back.

I thought she should have owned the station after that crap happened.

Pam's a great lady. Love her to death.

 
At 5:18 PM, September 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She might be a great lady but a boring anchor.

 
At 7:58 PM, September 26, 2011, Anonymous T.D. said...

The triumverate of blonde on KARK over the weekend was the best. Jessica, Tracy, and Keri rock!

 
At 8:47 PM, September 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If KARK cannot win the weekends with the Tres Amigas Bonitas, then they might as well close the doors.

 
At 10:55 PM, September 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A mother and two daughters no less.

 
At 12:18 AM, September 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is Michelle Rupp going to be an official on air met?

I doubt KATV will make her a met since they already have the most meteorologist in the local market.

 
At 8:37 AM, September 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone can read the weather.

 
At 8:40 AM, September 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meredith proves that!!!

 
At 8:36 PM, September 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Michelle changed her image, her chances would improve at finding a met. job.

 
At 8:58 AM, September 29, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She needs to change a lot more than her "image".

 
At 12:21 PM, September 29, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone else noticed that Greg Dee has a speech impediment? It drives me crazy

 
At 8:34 PM, September 30, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michelle Rupp found met jobs but an anchor job found her.

She is leaving to anchor full time.

now you can stop talking about her

 
At 10:20 AM, October 03, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pamela Smith bored me back to sleep this morning filling in on Daybreak. Yawn....

 
At 10:45 PM, October 06, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There will always be "musical Chairs" at television and radio stations. Most on-air people tend to drift from town to town. Sales, Production, and Engineering are the most stable employees and tend to not have to move every few years.

 
At 1:19 AM, October 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is also more drifting across the board because people and job positions aren't paying out like they used to.

It's the whole MMJ mentality, I pay you less to do more or you can leave because I'll find someone young and stupid to do it with a little training. They might not be as good as you, but they're cheap!

You have to keep moving to get a hefty pay raise, none of that cost of living $200, $500 to $1,000 extra a year.

 
At 7:25 AM, November 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greg Dee's speech impediment drives me crazy as well. I can't concentrate on what he's saying because of how he says it.

 
At 4:35 PM, December 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greg Dee definitely has speech problems. It's difficult to try to listen to him. I usually just change channels.

 

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