Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Former KTBS Employee in Promo for KTAL.....

This was in the tipbox:

While watching KTAL, I noticed a promo with Sherri Talley (former KTBS employee) saying she "is watching the Super Bowl on NBC 6". Is she now an employee at KTAL or is she just a familiar face making extra cash?

75 Comments:

At 3:39 PM, January 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could be Mike Thomas' promo idea. When MeeShell came to KTAL, there were all these former TV-types who did one-liners welcoming MeeShell to KTAL. They even had Lizard Swaine saying: "You Go Girl!" :p

 
At 4:09 PM, January 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, that's most likely.

 
At 6:27 PM, January 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw a promo with Liz Swaine saying the same thing.

 
At 8:23 PM, January 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh come on everyone will be watching the superbowl on KTAL. If it were on KTBS or KSLA or KMSS everyone would be watching it. That's the one thing everyone is guaranteed to watch every year.

 
At 9:05 PM, January 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not I. I'm pointing my super power antenna toward Little Rock and watching it on KARK.

 
At 9:06 PM, January 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ThIs is the same station who has changed their news openings to say "home of the Super Bowl."

 
At 12:44 AM, January 26, 2012, Anonymous B D said...

@8:23, Not everyone will be watching the superbowl. I would have to be paid a goodly stipend to watch a football game and pay attention to it. And even then, I would not care which side won the silly game. I don't even know who is in the superbowl this year, and I could hardly care less.

 
At 11:08 AM, January 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've noticed the new Super Bowl opens for a few weeks now, so these new promos do not surprise me. It seems a bit cheap and desperate, but after all this is KTAL we are talking about.

FYI 9:05 Both KARK and KTAL are run out of Little Rock in the same control room with the same Master Control Operators. The only difference you will see between the two stations are the advertisers in the local commercial breaks.

 
At 11:30 AM, January 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully whoever is switching the Super Bowl actually runs the local breaks on time. I did not see a single NFL game on KMSS this season where they either did not miss a break or run the breaks late. Very sloppy!

 
At 5:13 PM, January 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KMSS stands for:
Keeps Making Sloppy Switching

 
At 5:14 PM, January 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 8:23 PM: Not "everyone" watches the superbowl.

 
At 6:32 PM, January 26, 2012, Anonymous Count de Money said...

That's true. Those of you who do not watch the Super Bowl can always watch Rhett and Scarlet on TMC.

I only care about the revenue we are getting from airing the Super Bowl. It has the highest commercial revenue of the entire year.

 
At 8:06 PM, January 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I only watch when my team is playing.
Since I'm a cowboys fan,I haven't watched in decades...

 
At 9:39 PM, January 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know what TMC means, but I am not about to watch Rhett and Scarlett again either. The only time I ever enjoyed Rhett and Scarlett was when Carol Burnett did "Went with the Wind". I wish at least one of the local stations would show a good baseball game for those of us who don't march to the tune of the pied piper.

 
At 12:15 PM, January 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They must have meant TCM which stands for Turner Classic Movies. Not TMC. TCM has been airing Gone With The Wind during the Super Bowl for about 20 years if not longer.

Also, this is college basketball season, not baseball season. None of the networks have any baseball games to air so you will have to wait a few months.

 
At 1:18 PM, January 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Changing topics. What's the deal with KTAL's breaks during the football games? They sit in black for a while in almost every break.

 
At 6:21 PM, January 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

auto-programmed switching. Just like cable tv local insert spots, you may see a few seconds of a spot and then another spot cuts in or a few seconds of black when it goes to a break. I've seen the NBC logo with its famous 3 tone audio cycle through 3 times before a local break came on.
Buggy switching or software...either way it's amateurville.

 
At 6:36 PM, January 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't watch KTAL because of Todd Warren.

 
At 1:38 AM, January 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@12:15pm, I am not an idiot just because I will not watch football. I know that this is not baseball season, and even if the seasons were to overlap, they would not schedule a baseball game at the same time as the superbowl. But I doubt that they have destroyed all of the videotape of historic games, and it would be a videotape of an exciting historic baseball game which I was suggesting as good counterprogramming.

 
At 6:23 PM, January 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:21 KTAL is in black a lot longer then a few seconds. It's more like 30 seconds or longer. It's like the breaks do not match the network format? Or maybe they forget to go back to network after the break.

1:38 You can see classic games like that on the sports channels. They use them as filler when there is nothing else to air.

 
At 11:45 PM, January 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the channel of any local sports channel??? I know that KTBS airs basketball games on 21.2 which is supposed to be MeTV. And put the Fletch character on 3.3 in the mornings, but I don't know of any sports channels. If they had good sense, they would put a sports channel on 21.3 or use 3.2 for a sports channel, rather than being erratic like they are.

 
At 10:44 AM, January 29, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened with your news Saturday night? Dead air. No Newsticker. No Powerball. It was a hot mess.

 
At 7:07 PM, January 29, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Super Bowl promo campaign seems be just well know former local news personalities. I saw one earlier today with former KSLA anchor Carl Pendly. They must have gotten this idea from the Independence Bowl commercial with Cedric Glover, Terry Bradshaw, Tim Brando, and several other well know local personalities.

 
At 11:45 AM, January 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 10:44, They screwed up the lottery Sunday night to. Does anyone know how much the lottery pays to air the drawings? Whatever it is the lottery is due refund.

 
At 4:57 PM, January 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the most ridiculous thread in this website!

A) Who cares who is watching the Super Bowl on KTAL?

B) Where else are you going to watch it except on KTAL?

The commercials make it out that these people are watching KTAL all the time.

 
At 5:49 PM, January 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Super Bowl is the only thing most of us are going to watch on KTAL.

 
At 7:31 PM, January 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTAL stands for:
Keeping
Television
Awful
Lousy

 
At 9:02 PM, January 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that (Ktal) is one sorry station.

 
At 12:08 PM, January 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes it is. Have you ever been inside KTAL? I took a group tour several years ago. Their equipment is ancient and it's a miracle they can even get on air. The news room is hot and it stinks. I mean that literally. The AC is messed up so it's extremely uncomfortable and the room smells funky. Like Cheetos and dirty feet.

 
At 12:46 PM, January 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eew gross!!! Thanks for putting me off my lunch.

 
At 1:05 PM, January 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTAL is housed in one unhealthy building that was built in the early 1960's. I used to work there and each day when we'd fire up the studio, rats would scamper off to hide. No telling how much ratshit is left drying in the ceiling and vents. The previous owners before Nexstar never spent any money on the place and about the only upgrades Nexstar did were in the studio and technical areas. I'm sure the offices just got a fresh coat of paint if that much. It really is a shitty place to work for this and other reasons.

 
At 9:49 AM, February 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well they should spend some money on new equipment so they can air the lottery show correctly. Tuesday was the 4th day in a row KTAL messed up the lottery show.

 
At 10:40 AM, February 02, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:05 They have done a lot of other things at KTAL since Nexstar took over. They got new furniture for the lobby twice, but they did not give out raises. They covered the concrete block walls in the hall with sheet rock and put down carpet, but they did not give out raises. They gutted and re-modled the employees restrooms by the back door, but they did not give out raises. They replaced that old kitchenette with a functioning sink, counter top and cabinets, but they did not give out raises. They carpeted the production control room and hall, but they did not give out raises. They outsource the business office, the traffic department, and master control to KARK in Little Rock, but they did not give out raises. See that's a lot more then stuff then we ever had under the old management.

 
At 1:31 PM, February 02, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like Nexstar is more concerned about property than people; at least that's what I take away after reading this.

 
At 4:49 PM, February 02, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTAL will always, always, always be in distant third place in this area as long as they insist on making Texarkana their priority city instead of Shreveport. New equipment, anchors, studio, newroom, etc, will not matter a bit.

 
At 5:34 PM, February 02, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen the public service announcement for African-American heritage month that KTBS is running?It's such an embarrassment. This woman on this PSA says her nationality is "African-American". Now, just where is the country of Africa-America located? African-American is an ethnicity not a nationality. This PSA should be struck, it makes the area look very bad.

 
At 8:23 PM, February 02, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well it just be's that way sumtimes !

 
At 10:43 AM, February 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:49 The reason KTAL does so much Texarkana news is because they have always has been a Texarkana station. Even though the physical studio has been in Shreveport since 1962, they have always been licensed out of Texarkana Texas. The majority of KTAL's viewers are in the Texarkana area so of course they are going to cater to them.

KTAL is not doing nearly as much Texarkana news as they used to. Texarkana does not have enough news to fill an entire newscast. You are to young to remember but for years KTAL used to run half of their newscast from Texarkana and the other half from Shreveport. They stopped doing that some time in the 1980's or early 1990's.

For the past 20 years both KSLA and KTBS have Texarkana bureaus trying to horn in on the Texarkana market. There must be something to it since all three local stations are covering Texarkana.

 
At 11:51 AM, February 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, let's see. The Texarkana metro area is approximately 100,000 people and the S'port-Bossier area is approximately 350,000. So, I guess I can now see why KTAL heavily skews its reporting to Texarkana.

 
At 5:35 PM, February 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A local station covering local news? What a novel concept.

 
At 7:34 PM, February 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still amazed that there hasn't been a blown local ad break in the Super Bowl, but then again it's just half-time.

 
At 11:44 AM, February 06, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the same thing. They must of had a come to Jesus meeting in Little Rock. Speaking of Little Rock I see they are advertising another opening in master control. Seems to be higher then average turn over there now.

 
At 2:38 PM, February 06, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's not surprising. I worked at a hub station and master control had a constant turnover. I have no idea how those guys did it.

 
At 1:24 PM, February 07, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have seen KARK and they are not any better then KTAL.

 
At 10:48 AM, February 08, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does any one know what's going on with programming at 6? i see a lot of shows listed on the tv guide that don't match what's actually on.

 
At 4:38 PM, February 09, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Does anyone know what's going on at 6?" Not to sound smart-alecky but I don't think anyone at 6 knows what's going on at 6.

 
At 5:01 PM, February 09, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAHA, good one! You got that right. 6 is just pitiful.

 
At 3:54 PM, February 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still can't figure 6 out. Are they just stupid, or are they a bunch of crackheads.

 
At 4:20 PM, February 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTAL-6 is like a badly-managed fast-food franchise. Corporate is only worried about how the balance sheet looks and little else.

 
At 5:39 PM, February 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And badly managed fast food franchises get shut down. 6 should have been shut down years ago.

 
At 8:58 PM, February 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree except KTAL has been that way even long before Nexstar took over. KTAL has always been run by yo-yo's and as long as the corporate office and chief execs get their nut, nothing else matters. I remember when their studio cameras were so poorly registered, everybody looked like they were squashed.
No one really watches KTAL newscasts.
If it weren't for NBC HD programs, they'd go to black.

 
At 4:56 PM, February 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the same thing about KTAL and KMSS. If it were not for NBC and FOX sports and NBC primetime I would never watch either station.

 
At 6:32 PM, February 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:56 PM: You're correct about KTAL & KMSS. Both stations area run by corporations who are only concerned with income statements and not about quality local TV.

 
At 12:29 PM, February 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did KTAL get the lottery? They mess it up all the time.

 
At 4:49 PM, February 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stations bid for the lottery to air it as a way for viewers to turn to their channel.

 
At 6:28 PM, February 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTBS didn't want the lottery any more so they dropped it. KSLA didn't want it so basically KTAL got the lottery by default.

 
At 2:59 PM, February 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well someone at KTAL or the lottery needs to do something. The lottery drawings are missed or messed up all the time.

 
At 5:55 PM, February 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Until more people complain to the lottery office, nothing will change.

 
At 2:08 PM, February 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that's the case lets bombard the lottery office with complaints.

 
At 10:30 AM, February 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTAL must have read the lottery comments on here. They have only messed up the drawing one time in the past two weeks and that was an minor audio mess up.

 
At 11:01 AM, February 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could be the new GM is paying attention to overall on-air product? Cummings was a nice guy but he didn't sweat details too much, always passing things off to someone else to handle.

 
At 2:11 PM, February 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

True that!

 
At 4:27 PM, February 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can say that again. Mark really is a nice guy, but he's the worst about passing things on.

 
At 5:11 PM, February 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cummings reminded me of Sgt. Schulz on the old "Hogan's Heroes" TV sitcom: "I see nothing, I hear nothing... I know NOTH-THING!!"

That is so true.

 
At 6:38 PM, February 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone mentioned earlier about the cosmetic fix-ups KTAL had done (new carpet, sheetrock, lobby furniture, etc.) Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe most or all of that was done on trade. So unless they start putting giftcards & free-food coupons in everyone's pay envelope, you can pretty much forget about anyone getting a raise or anything of value as far as pay is concerned.

 
At 11:36 PM, February 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We do get gift cards. Once a year we get a gift card for a free Christmas ham or turkey.
Speaking of trades, we need to work a trade with Ivan Smith for a new refrigerator. That old raggedy ghetto refrigerator we have is pitiful.

 
At 11:01 AM, February 28, 2012, Anonymous Madea said...

Don't be tellin folks our business!

 
At 1:24 PM, February 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not have MeeShell give her buddy Ivan a call? Betcha she can get a trade for a fridge. Too bad you can't get a trade for some High-Def signal.

 
At 1:47 PM, February 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the only way we will ever be in HD because corporate will never spend the money on the equipment.

 
At 2:59 PM, February 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering if anyone else is going to be leaving KTAL since Mark got canned. Seems like it's time for a News Director or Assignments Editor or Operations to get let go or forced out. Any tips?

 
At 5:22 PM, February 28, 2012, Anonymous Magic 8 Ball said...

Can not predict now. Ask again later.

 
At 11:27 PM, February 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@2:59 Look for something like that to happen over the next 6-12 months. It's been a while since we cleaned house.

 
At 10:07 AM, March 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is waay off topic (but so is everything else)... I caught KTBS' Weathercast the past couple of days and noticed they're using a little "jingle-tone" during the weather grfx that sounds like Vanna White's "Wheel of Fortune" "jingle-tone" whenever they show the letters and give a clue. I can't explain why but this sound just bugs me. Anyone else notice this? To me it's like fingernails on a chalk-board.

 
At 11:43 AM, March 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTBS got that new weather computer a month or two ago and its VERY annoying. Like finger nails on a chalk board. They have not worked out the kinks yet. All of the Mets have problems with it on air.

 
At 1:22 PM, March 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had a double-take for a second.
I was scrolling through this blog and thought it said: "Former KTBS Employee in Porno for KTAL."
Now that would've been something!

 

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