Tuesday, August 30, 2011

KTBS Needs a Met....

This from a tipster:

Freelance Meteorologist Neil Shaw has been bringing the weather on KTBS shows today (Sunday).

He was filling in for KTAL for a while a few years ago.

Sorry I didn't get this posted sooner..I've been having intenet problems..

She's Baaaaaaaack...Again...

This from the tip box:

Former KTBS met has showed up yet again. Jennifer Gray-Reeves is filling in on the morning show this week.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Former KATV'er to 11

This from the tip box...

Lauren Scott, the blonde morning show live personality popped up at Today's THV.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Another KTBS Weather Guesser Leaves.....

This from the tip box..

Kristina Montuori, the weekend meteorologist is moving back to Virginia. Evidently, her father passed away and she needs to reurn home. KTBS is now down 2 mets.

Monday, August 22, 2011

KTBS Gets New Weekender

This from the tip box

Judy Waggoner, former anchor at KNOE in Monroe, was hired to co-anchor weekends at KTBS in Shreveport.

Friday, August 19, 2011

New Head of Channel 11 Named

Source: Gannett Gannett’s Broadcasting Division has named Michael Caplan president and general manager at KTHV-TV (Today’s THV) in Little Rock, AR. Caplan most recently served as Group Leader for Media General’s multimedia operations in Myrtle Beach/Florence, SC. In that role, he had management oversight for multiple operating units, including TV, print and web properties. Caplan succeeds Larry Audas, who was named president and general manager of Gannett’s WFMY-TV in Greensboro, NC.

"Michael brings significant and proven multi-media experience to the team at Today'sTHV," said Dave Lougee, president of Gannett Broadcasting. "His talents, combined with his passion for excellence make him the ideal leader of KTHV's award-winning service to the people of Central Arkansas."

Caplan joined Media General in 1998 as general sales manager at KALB-TV in Alexandria, LA. In 2002, he was named general sales manager at WBTW-TV in Myrtle Beach/Florence, later vice president and general manager for the station. Then in 2009, Caplan also was named group leader for Media General’s multimedia operations in the market. Prior to joining Media General, Caplan worked in sales management at KTVE-TV in Monroe, LA; in sales at KLAX-TV in Alexandria, LA; and as assistant general manager of the Alexandria (LA) Aces Professional Baseball Club.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

It's Follow The Leader in Shreveport..

This from a tipster:

KSLA is following in the footsteps of KTBS. Starting Monday, KSLA This Morning will begin at 4:30AM.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

No Chief Weather Guesser For KARK

Arkansas Business.com reports KARK has hired a new meteorologist. Darby Bybee will be joining the Channel 4 weather team at the end of August. AR.com reports the station has dropped the position of Chief Meteorologist from the roster...taking the station towards a team effort toward weather guessing.

KATV in HD...

Well not yet. According to KATV's Facebook page it will happen later this year. Any how the station has already made HD modifications to its news set. Yep it's blue!

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.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Hey, Hey, There's a New Anchor in Town...

This from the tip box:

Hubert Tate, new weekend anchor at KLRT.

Monday, August 01, 2011

KATV Viewer Not Happy With Choice of Music...

This from an emailer: Why did KATV-TV, Channel 7, feel the need to add a goofy Friday the 13th music bed to the beginning and end of its report on the poor guy from Alaska that was beaten to death by four teen-agers. The report, by Roger Susanin, which aired Friday at 6 p.m. didn't need the hoaky effect which is the kind of thing you'd normally do to a Halloween feature story.
The guy DIED after being chased down and beaten for no reason, isn't that scary enough without embelishing the already tragic story?
One of the tackiest things I've seen in Arkansas TV news in some time. Would love to hear the KATV News Director defend it.