Sunday, January 22, 2012

LR Station Froze in Time

Many of KATV's viewers are posting on the station's facebook page its signal is frozen. No explanation from Channel 7 what's wrong...just an explanation it is working on the issue!

UPDATE: KATV is now viewable on Comcast cable in Central Arkansas and AT and T. No word on what the problem is but Channel 7 says they are working on it!

4:50pm UPDATE: KATV's over the air signal has been restored. Still no word on what the problem was. Must've been major to keep the station off the air for an usual amount of time!

32 Comments:

At 11:59 AM, January 22, 2012, Anonymous Frosty said...

First we had snowy reception, back in the old days. Now we have frozen reception.

 
At 1:54 PM, January 22, 2012, Anonymous Brainiac said...

Here is an idea. Unplug it and wait for about five minutes, then plug it back in. Should solve the problem. That's what I do when my computer locks up. Couldn't hurt.

 
At 2:23 PM, January 22, 2012, Anonymous Hongry Owl 22 said...

Dear Jim, we missed your station while it was (Still is) off the air all day Sunday...Oh wait...NO WE DIDN'T!!!!

Regards,
The Competition

 
At 4:19 PM, January 22, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again, KATV is number one, across the board, every HH, every demo.

 
At 7:05 PM, January 22, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank goodness Fox doesn't care about weather. I got my football.

 
At 8:27 PM, January 22, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed Buckner is horrible.

 
At 8:52 PM, January 22, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm finding 7 and 4 horrible. Channel 7 audio sounds too processed and horible and on 4 they don't know to use the tools. They move the darn computer mouse around too much!

 
At 9:10 PM, January 22, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I gots the breaking new leader on. Fox 16!

 
At 10:52 AM, January 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a mojor problem. Just takes a while to hire a free lance engineer to fix the problem

 
At 3:44 PM, January 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They let go their very good engineer last year. Guess a lot of his salary they saved went into the ether yesterday with lost revenues.

No signal, no money.

 
At 3:50 PM, January 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are speaking about Porterfield, he retired, on his own. Great guy, but he was ready to leave.

 
At 4:20 PM, January 23, 2012, Anonymous Zentions said...

"If you are speaking about Porterfield, he retired, on his own. Great guy, but he was ready to leave."

On his own... YEAH, RIGHT! He was ready to leave because certain individuals made his job FAR TO DIFFICULT by imposing impossible deadlines and failing to appreciate him for his talent and dedication.

 
At 6:55 PM, January 23, 2012, Anonymous TD said...

Here we go again with the disgruntled engineers needing their voices to be heard. Please cry out on this thread too! We are waiting!

 
At 12:55 AM, January 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crying? Uhh, no engineers equals no signal on the air. You can't get on the air without them. A necessary evil to sales, news and . . . well, lets' see . . . that's about all in the station.

 
At 10:58 AM, January 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh praise the engineers. Praise be to you, oh geeky one.

 
At 12:50 PM, January 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still glad Melissa Simas is gone !

 
At 5:16 PM, January 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so does anybody know why the station was off the air?

 
At 1:51 AM, January 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think anyone will say? I think Brainiac's theory did the trick.

 
At 3:23 PM, January 25, 2012, Anonymous Chipt said...

Studio to Transmitter Link failure.

 
At 5:25 PM, January 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can sleep now. I was on edge till I found out. Thank you.

 
At 2:47 AM, January 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recently saw Dale Nicholson III out. Whats the deal with him? Was he forced to move on to another department?? Obviously, Chris Kane was a huge upgrade, but Dale III looks horrible. Overweight, out of shape, like he should have been taken off air long ago. Not even the same person. Hope all is well with him and he takes sincere care of himself.

 
At 10:39 AM, January 26, 2012, Anonymous Saint Louis said...

Maybe a contingency plan for STL failure would include recording small 15 minute segments, then have a series of people race up to Shinall to feed the transmitter directly until STL is fixed. Think of all the money saved. We don't need no stinkin' extra equipment.

What in the Wide World Of Sports is a goin' on here?

 
At 12:56 AM, January 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How's about the ability to air an "Apology" slide. (bet there is not one in the entire station, including all tv station in the LR market) at the transmitter and tell the viewers of problems that might be watching over-the-air on an antenna at their house or apt.

DirecTV will air and apology (with music)for them after they get enough complaints on the station having "Technical Difficulties"

The broadcast quality and abilities are going straight into the ole crapper.

 
At 8:46 AM, January 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tough to air an "apology" slide (slide? really?) when you aren't on the air!

 
At 11:46 AM, January 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Transmitter was on air. Studio to Transmitter link was off. So no audio/video made it from downtown to Shinall.

So in this case an "off-air" slide would have worked while the STL was being repaired.

 
At 4:04 PM, January 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Techno geeks are taking over. Look out.

 
At 6:24 PM, January 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, guess this should have been the thousandth comment about somebody's hair. That's way more important.

 
At 1:56 AM, January 29, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Tough to air an "apology" slide (slide? really?) when you aren't on the air!"

Let's see . . . you are either a sales . . . I mean an Account Executive or the newest camera person in town. I do know that you don't work at THV because they have no camera people.

Hey, the techno geeks keep the thing on the air. They will be the last to go, in case you haven't figured that out yet.

 
At 12:36 AM, January 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a backup STL. Probably could have bought one with the money lost by being down.

 
At 2:13 AM, February 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When did Symas leave? Bet she is still reading this blog every day.

Bet she is still saying Nyune and Nyews. Sounds so school-trained.

 
At 9:22 PM, February 08, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI to the first poster: That "snowy" reception was known as thermal agitation.

Got questions? Ask your friendly geeky tech; not a button puncher.

 
At 8:14 PM, February 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dawn Scott looked very confused and irritated tonight. Must have had a bad day.

 

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