Monday, November 28, 2011

FOX 16 Looking for a New Head Weather Guesser....

This was left a few days ago in the tip box:

Rumor: FOX16's Chief Meteorologist Jeff Baskin may be leaving the station. I saw a "Newport Television Career Connection Update" commercial during the 8:30AM half-hour this morning on FOX16 saying that the station is looking for a "Chief Meteorologist". Could this mean KLRT and KASN are looking for a new head weather person? We'll have to see...

27 Comments:

At 1:23 PM, November 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great blog to read while sitting on the toilet.

Always informative and entertaining.

 
At 8:57 AM, November 29, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom? I hear 'em knocking.

 
At 12:01 PM, November 29, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will November's ratings come out?

 
At 1:35 PM, November 29, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bakin re-uped for 4 years

 
At 9:21 AM, November 30, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought he would be following former weekend anchor Justin Early to TX

 
At 12:13 PM, November 30, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No but he might follow Kelly Dudzik somewhere if she left

 
At 10:59 AM, December 03, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...Actually it turns it, this may of been a mistake. Remember, this was just a rumor. Newer "Newport" bumps that have come out no longer say they need a new weather person. Like I said, this may of been a mistake...

 
At 11:01 AM, December 03, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still, FOX16 lacks morning and midday newscasts...

 
At 11:11 AM, December 03, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

.....

FOX16's HOLIDAY JOB FAIR: FOX16 spreads the joy and happiness this Holiday Season and beyond by offering the gift of employment! That's right---the FOX16 Holiday Job Fair takes place on Thursday, December 15th from 10a-4p in the Clear Channel Metroplex.

HELP GIVE THE GIFT OF EMPLOYMENT! It is our hope that FOX16's Holiday Job Fair start off 2012 the right way for many Arkansans that are without employment or underemployed and that this event be the perfect Christmas present for families who have hit hard times this holiday season. This is a free event for vendors and job participants.

PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES (Current List):

AFLAC
ARAMARK Business Dining
AR National Guard Support Center
AR VETS
AVON
Arkansas Army National Guard
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Arkansas Enterprises for Developmentally Disabled
Arkansas State Police
Arthur's Beauty College
Arvest Bank
ATG USA
C & A Training
C1 Truck Driver Training
Cardinal Health
City of Little Rock
Diesel Driving Academy
Div. Comm Service and Non-Profit Support
Edward Jones
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
FOX16
G4S Youth Services
Henry Management
Honeybaked Ham
ITT Tech
Legal Shield Services
Little Ceasars Pizza
Little Rock Police
Little Rock School District
MeA's Collections
Mutual of Omaha
Perfect 10
Pulaski County Special School District
Pulaski Technical College
Premier Staffing, Inc.
Primerica
Regions Bank
Remington College
SCORE- Little Rock
St. Josephs Mercy Health Clinic
VESTCOM
Washington Barber College

Link: http://www.fox16.com/content/jobfair/default.aspx

 
At 11:15 AM, December 03, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...CLEAR CHANNEL METROPLEX (10800 Colonel Glenn Rd.

 
At 1:14 AM, December 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's amazing how few people on this blog cares about Fox. A post about their Chief Met's job status gets almost no comments. I like Fox...I'm just surprised they don't generate more discussion.

 
At 4:35 PM, December 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they a real station?

 
At 6:12 PM, December 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joey the Garden Cat has more Facebook followers than KLRT. Come on.

 
At 8:01 AM, December 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fox16 seems to have someone with a political ax to grind also. As someone keeps posting that Fox is lacking a morning and midday local programming. However who cares. Fox does a decent job and in some cases better than the other "big 3". However is is probably not worth doing morning/midday with their current market information. It took them a while to expand to 5/5:30. I see them phasing things in as they think the market will accept.

I can tell you as a viewer and one that has not worked in any TV/Radio market that all the stations have their quirks but most do a decent job. I may get a few more annoyances out of Fox but they seem to be doing better..

 
At 11:59 AM, December 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It's amazing how few people on this blog cares about Fox. A post about their Chief Met's job status gets almost no comments. I like Fox...I'm just surprised they don't generate more discussion.

1:14 AM, December 07, 2011"

Well, it's hard to criticize a station when they do so well.

 
At 2:17 PM, December 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When they do so well? Have you seen their ratings? They get decent lead ins...people just change the channel when they come on.

 
At 11:26 AM, December 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You need to look at their 9pm ratings. They grow their lead in and that's against Network programing. People do turn over to watch them. They do win the 9pm slot.

 
At 12:14 PM, December 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to see any ratings. Someone cough 'em up.

 
At 1:28 PM, December 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:19PM
Leave Kark and you can see the ratings

 
At 11:38 PM, December 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You need to look at their 9pm ratings. They grow their lead in and that's against Network programing. People do turn over to watch them. They do win the 9pm slot.

Heck, just look at what ABC, NBC and CBS have to offer in the 9pm slot. It's a no-brainer to watch local news (a full hour of it,not just 30 minutes)and go to bed at 10pm.

WGN has been doing it for decades.

 
At 10:27 PM, December 20, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did fox and all tbe other stations do in the latest ratings?

 
At 8:44 AM, December 21, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear THV had a great AM book. Way to go Alyse!

 
At 11:58 AM, December 21, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV and Kark didn't have good AM Books. Kark took the biggest hit. Katv pick up what they lost.

 
At 5:50 PM, December 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would just like to say that Joey the Garden Cat is just flat out adorable!

 
At 8:07 PM, December 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV won the morning books this period. They've done a pretty good job with turning that show around.

 
At 11:25 AM, December 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:44 I don't know what you heard but THV was VERY disappointed with their AM book performance. I know because I work there.

 
At 8:06 PM, December 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV and THV will definitely be going head to head in the mornings from now on. Both shows really bring the fun to morning tv. Surprised KATV turned their morning show around so quickly. THV may take a hit with Faith leaving. I know as a viewer I enjoyed seeing where Faith would be "live" every morning. She was always doing something fun.

 

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