Monday, January 30, 2012

LR Weather Guesser Gets Panties in a Wad Over ABC's Severe Weather Story

A report on World News with Diane Sawyer last week apparently chapped KATV weather guesser Todd Yakoubian's hide. According to an article on AB.com, Yakoubian called out ABC News on the statements, “Something terrifying took the South by surprise last night,” Sawyer said on air. “No warning. Twenty-five tornadoes striking in less than 24 hours, roaring through four states in the darkness. … And we know that tornadoes peak in May or June, so no one could believe this is happening now in winter.” The article says Yakoubian sent an email to ABC News but got no response.

139 Comments:

At 2:28 PM, January 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That comment was totally incorrect. There were in fact warnings so if they do not want this story to blow up they better make an on air correction ASAP.

 
At 2:39 PM, January 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But you know if they were asleep..and didn't get the warning then the statement would be correct.

 
At 3:08 PM, January 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todd is a clown!

 
At 3:19 PM, January 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's a Ned want to be.

 
At 3:36 PM, January 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's crap like this that makes me NOT watch Diane Sawyer. Whether or not someone had ample warning is on a person-by-person basis, and cannot be presumed by some blanket statement.
Good job, Todd. Don't take that NYC crap.

 
At 3:51 PM, January 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Todd is a little on the goofy side but it's kind of cool that he understands the weather instead of just reading what the weather service spits out.

That being said, he still reminds me of Jim Breuer's character Brian from the movie "Half Baked"....

 
At 8:15 PM, January 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least KATV is watchable during wall-to-wall severe storm coverage.
Fox16 is good, too. I liked their balance during the NFL playoffs.
When Ed takes over and won't let anyone else talk, I refuse to watch.
KARK has a new team so I give them a pass. March is coming up, so they better get ready.

 
At 9:07 PM, January 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the title of this section, I thought this was a story about one of the MM's getting ticked off at their male co-workers.

 
At 9:11 PM, January 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give it up TODD! You laid down and let storms just blow in all night without telling a single person.
I think the national news just busted that ass, MR. Hardtopronounceyourlastname

Diane 1
Todd Yukibouhnington 0

 
At 6:34 AM, January 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:11 PM, You must have been watching the wrong channel, but Todd and Berry were on non stop while the storms were going.

FOX as on and off but had to balance with the "big game".

KTHV my former favorite started out more confused at first.

and Todd is not a "Ned want to be".

Todd is one of the few weather people in the area that truly follows the weather all the time.
He is a self proclaimed "weather geek". Check out his Weather Blog if you don't believe me.

....and no I am not Todd and I don't know him, nor do i work for any of the stations.

 
At 7:29 AM, January 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody is better than Ed Buckner. His severe weather coverage is unwatchable. Never lets anyone else talk so you then have long periods where nothing is being said, just a mouse moving over the screen changing maps. He's a joke just like his main anchors.

 
At 8:48 AM, January 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I like Todd, fella. I believe he's responsible for more people taking interest in the "science" of weather than anyone that's ever been in this market. Keep up the good work, "geek"! (it ain't just you-I'm one too!)

 
At 9:18 AM, January 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todd is one of my favorite weather people. So, I can't let you diss him. He really loves it and likes educating the masses. I can see why what was reported on a national level was upsetting. It makes AR look bad. He, and the other stations as well, work hard to protect us all. Whoever wrote that for Diane that night was a little over dramatic and he called them on it. That's all. Nothing more, nothing less. He wasn't alone. Another "weather guesser" in another state commented on Diane's report as well. His name escapes me. Google it.

 
At 12:10 PM, January 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd rather have a weather person, who actually is passionate about his craft, than one who is passionate for drugs and kinky homo sex, ala Brett Cummins.

 
At 2:10 PM, January 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todd is a drama queen, and attention whore. He works himself into a lather whenever a weather event is about to happen, and becomes completely overbearing, rather than remaining calm and giving people the pertinent information.

Why KATV allows him to dominate their coverage rather than letting their top 2 guy talk I will never understand. It's like the Patriots playing Ryan Mallett, while Tom Brady sits on the sidelines and watches.

 
At 2:34 PM, January 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He jsut did this after he saw his hero James Spann in Alabama did the same thing. http://www.mediabistro.com/tvspy/wbma-meteorologist-james-spann-to-diane-sawyer-get-a-clue-on-tornado-reporting_b36902

Seriously Todd, the self promotion is getting old.

 
At 2:54 PM, January 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Y A W N..

You people act like a binch of 6 year olds in the playground calling each other names.

Face it, Little Rock has THE WORST broadcast TV "personalities" in the South.

Frankly, I don't understand what people see in the old, burned out team of washed up people on 7.

It would be nice to see someone do a real newscast and stop talking about stuff that is completely insipid. If I see one more "Breakfast with Tom" or one more "cereal drive" I'm gonna throw up. I want NEWS... and not just the same 3 stories left over from last night.

I hate TV & Radio here. They all suck.

 
At 5:56 PM, January 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then why do you come over to this site? Loser.

 
At 7:21 PM, January 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Frankly, I don't understand what people see in the old, burned out team of washed up people on 7."

Really? I wouldn't call them old, burned out or washed up. Christina is around 30 and Scott is around 40 I think. Hardly old especially when you compare them with the other anchors in the market. I would think they would all average out about the same. Ned and Steve are older but I would never call it an "old" desk.

Whatever happened to experience being a good thing. That team has more time together than any other in the market. If KATV was turning over anchors every couple of years you'd bitch abou that too.

 
At 1:08 AM, February 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I saw this headline I assumed it was about a KARK met!

 
At 7:00 AM, February 01, 2012, Anonymous T.D. said...

The news quality has decreased over the past few years. Most of which I blame on all stations and networks trying to incorporate social media into their newscasts and having the newscasts be a 30 minute promo for the station website.
The HD radar is great for saving lives, but when Crazy Ed takes over it is unbearable to watch.

 
At 9:08 AM, February 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where a high school senior decides to play college football is not a major news story. Stop pandering to the idiots and losers who are obsessed with college recruiting and get back to real news.

 
At 10:21 AM, February 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you have 1,500 viewers watching the stream on line, I think there is enough interest to be a news story.

 
At 12:00 PM, February 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@7:21 Christina WISHES she was 30.

 
At 12:10 PM, February 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todd Yokabochiton (to hard to say) will NEVER be Ed Buckner. Takes more than a couple of years of knowing a science that isn't advancing to be compared to an Arkansas icon.

Move to another market and be the chief and stop talking yourself up on these blogs nerd.

 
At 1:18 PM, February 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a potential for severe weather today.

Will Crazy Ed make an appearance today?

Is Ned cancelling his tanning appointment?

Is Darby watching the skies for us?

 
At 1:30 PM, February 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Keith Monahan (sp?) at KARK. He was a good hire. He does a good job - especially in light what happened before him. Darby is still a little green. Greg Dee does a good job. KARK seems to be getting their act together.

 
At 1:56 PM, February 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@7:21 Christina WISHES she was 30.


What do you mean by that? I'm pretty sure she's either 30 or a year on either side.

 
At 2:03 PM, February 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 9:08 This is Arkansas, when the top recruit in the country has the UofA on his short list it is most definitely a news story. If you work in the business you need to get out, you obviously don't know your market. If you're a viewer, deal with it. It's a news story, plain and simple.

 
At 4:15 PM, February 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I deal with it by turning off the TV.

 
At 4:32 PM, February 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

U so smart.

 
At 5:08 PM, February 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perfect! Problem solved.

 
At 6:57 PM, February 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christina looks about 10 years older than she really is. That is not an insult, that is the truth. Some people look younger for their age and some look older.

Keri O'Hara looks spectacular.

 
At 10:40 PM, February 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hoped the headline was announcing the return of Tracy Douglas or Laura Huckabee. Forget about the overhyped recruiting.
It was good to see that KARK showed many of the kids signing letters of intent for schools other than UAF.

 
At 3:14 PM, February 02, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meredith Mitchell turns into Ed's secretary during severe weather, just cant handle it. it shows how bad and uncomfortable she is. I'd think after all these years she'd get it.

 
At 4:08 PM, February 02, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can Craig not coach Meredith on her ad libbing skills?
Is she intimidated by Ed coming in and taking over?

 
At 4:27 PM, February 02, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are by far the worst severe weather team in the market.

 
At 9:23 PM, February 02, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Team? Really?

 
At 9:26 PM, February 02, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beth Hunt looked great tonight. Nothing tired and old about her.

 
At 11:55 PM, February 02, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todd does weather as good as anyone in the market, better than the main anchor on another local station. I have always trusted him to keep us informed.

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

Sawyer always looks like she is about to cry any second.

Can't stand to watch her do anything.

 
At 2:10 AM, February 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The weather guessers on TV would not know a tornado echo on their radar unless the NWS told them about where to look. The NWS gets most of their info from storm spotters around the state. The weather guesser just make a dramatic presentation, that's all. Wish all stations had a ***.2 to broadcast regular programming on via over-the-air transmission so they could do their weather watches and bulletins in the areas where the storm is worst and let the rest of us that are unaffected see our shows.

 
At 8:17 AM, February 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here are my recent notes re KATV:
1. Why hasn't someone told Melinda the new hairdo is not working?
2. Ned & Barry,not being true weather geeks appearing too giddy over spring temps in winter in a manner of almost disregarding potential for severe weather.
3.Why does it look like Christina is wearing a trenchoat of some sort on air sometimes.
4. The new sports guy is lousy.
5. More Beth Hunt.

 
At 11:07 AM, February 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new promo of Sawyer walking down the street with the wind blowing through her hair is disturbing,
SHE IS OLD! ABC needs to quit trying to sugar coat it.

 
At 11:14 AM, February 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey KATV the 70's called they want their circle 7 pins back

 
At 12:59 PM, February 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@11:14 That's so funny! My kids actually asked why the Channel 7 anchors wear those "silly pins".

 
At 1:06 PM, February 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess people will make fun anything they can when they are getting dominated in the ratings.

 
At 4:21 PM, February 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the deal over at THV? I heard a producer just bailed on them. Anyone?

 
At 4:40 PM, February 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think any of the KATV people look washed up or old. I think they look pretty distinguished. And happy.

KARK and KLRT people look pretty happy too.

I, on the other hand, think Dawn Scott looks miserable. She doesn't look like she's enjoying her THV gig at all. If you watch her on THV2, she's never smiling or anything, usually just complaining about something.

 
At 4:43 PM, February 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The KATV building is an embarassment to downtown Little Rock.
I question the accuracy of the ratings and I'm just a viewer.
I do watch 7, unless Munoz is on or two dudes are hosting Daybreak.

 
At 5:17 PM, February 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG! Seriously, now you're going after the building? What won't you guys complain about at KATV? It doesn't matter anyway, they'll have a new location in a year or two.

The ratings are right btw. If your station swept everything I bet you wouldn't question them.

And what is your problem with Munoz? One of the best anchors in the market, more experience than most of the other anchors and pretty easy to look at too.

I swear, the pettiness and jealousy that you guys bring to this blog is amazing. Bottom line is this, KATV has been the dominant station for a while and looks like it will continue to be for at least the foreseeable future. Just because you can't work there or figure out what to do to beat them you have to resort to pathetic, adolescent whining and name calling. It really is a reflection on you and your general attitudes. It's no wonder why you are where you are and they are where they are.

Seriously, grow up.

 
At 7:23 PM, February 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@4:21 That producer was FIRED

 
At 8:34 PM, February 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do tell.

 
At 8:44 PM, February 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably because her shows got horrible ratings. Like most THV newscasts.

 
At 8:59 PM, February 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who was fired?

 
At 10:03 PM, February 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think it was a woman, according to stuff on Twitter.

 
At 11:23 PM, February 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Can Craig not coach Meredith on her ad libbing skills?


Don't know about that but I bet he could coach her on talking loud. I wonder if the new FCC law on turning down the sound on commercials covers on-air people.

 
At 5:28 AM, February 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tracy Beene should be the #2 at KTHV!!!!! She is great.....

 
At 10:45 AM, February 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard he crossed the Queen. That's a no-no at THV.

 
At 8:05 PM, February 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally off topic (not that it really matters) but is Melissa Dunbar-Gates pregnant again? I happened to catch a short bit of THV this morning and noticed that she looked a little full in the belly area. Maybe it was the shirt?? Just curious.......

 
At 10:45 PM, February 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it's the big hair!!!!

 
At 8:38 AM, February 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They buy it.

 
At 8:39 AM, February 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They buy it.

 
At 8:40 AM, February 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That, too

 
At 8:41 AM, February 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, baby

 
At 8:42 AM, February 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They love broken gold.

 
At 8:44 AM, February 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They buy it all.

 
At 11:48 AM, February 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bock bock BOCK!

 
At 12:49 PM, February 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And that my friends pretty much sums up the Little Rock TV market.

 
At 3:42 PM, February 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@7:23pm He wasn't fired.

 
At 4:00 PM, February 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He WAS fired. He'd gone down hill anyway though.

 
At 4:19 PM, February 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He wasn't fired. He quit and walked out. Ge did THV mgmt a favor so me they don't have to pay unemployment.

 
At 6:09 PM, February 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was either he quit or they were going to fire him.

 
At 6:52 PM, February 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad all the way around for his family. Jobs are hard to come by right now.

 
At 8:01 PM, February 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Sissy said, "Life's too short for a cute little ring." Great spot during the Super Bowl.

 
At 11:15 PM, February 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Super Bowl commercials sucked again this year. Game was a yawner too.

So, watched a movie on Movie Channel and caught some Ax Men and Pisswillie. Lot better than any sitcoms on tv today.

 
At 9:19 AM, February 06, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you know the commmericals and game sucked if you were watching The Movie Channel? Commercials were good and the game was great.

 
At 12:52 PM, February 06, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@6:09pm Let's not let the facts get in the way of a good story. "They were going to fire him" is not the same as "They fired him."

 
At 2:48 PM, February 06, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They Buy It, They Buy It, That too... Yeah Baby.. Bock Bock Bacoooock!

 
At 11:25 PM, February 06, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How do you know the commmericals and game sucked if you were watching The Movie Channel? Commercials were good and the game was great."

Okay, 9:10, I will explain it to you. I am typing real slow so, hopefully, you can get the idea on your first read.

It's called a DVR. Stands for digital video recorder. After a few minutes of watching the game and a couple of commls, I switched channels and watched Ax Men. Then, before posting I watched the game and yes, I saw the black singer give everyone the finger. They just have to resort to juvenile behavior to get their message across these days. Now, do you understand, if not, read again.

 
At 1:21 PM, February 07, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"They" a little racist? No wonder you are watching Ax men.

 
At 1:26 PM, February 07, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A racist smartass. They are the worst.

 
At 6:46 PM, February 07, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish the mod would delete every posting here which does not directly deal with the topic at hand, or at least in some way relate to broadcasting, the local markets, personalities, etc. The person(s) who posted all the buying gold gibberish, the person who explained his DVR habits and procedures, and all the boring little asides relating to these postings...it gets old.

 
At 8:08 PM, February 07, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They buy it.
They buy it.
That too.
Yeah baby.
They love broken gold.
They buy it all.
Bock! Bock! Ba-bock!
Life's too short for ordinary jewelry.
THIS IS LITTLE ROCK TELEVISION.

 
At 9:20 PM, February 07, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm the only certified meterologist!

 
At 4:32 PM, February 08, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget about Mr. Teeter and the Landers Boys.

 
At 9:19 PM, February 08, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey darlin' get dressed. Were a goin' to Sissy's Log Cabin and pick out you a diamond rang.

 
At 4:09 PM, February 09, 2012, Anonymous Fazio Penguin said...

And as the penguin says, we aim to please.

 
At 4:13 PM, February 09, 2012, Anonymous That Asian Kid said...

Downtown Jacksonville - cool!

 
At 10:08 AM, February 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's going on at Channel 7's Master Control. I've heard that 3 people have quit in the last month.

 
At 10:59 AM, February 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what, who cares?
Do you know what relly matters?
Beth Hunt's Decade of Hotness.
That's what.

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

And it also matters that I misspelled "really" in my previous post.

 
At 11:48 AM, February 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is something wrong that all some of you can do is comment about hot or "not" a news anchor is....

 
At 7:23 PM, February 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's what it is all about.

 
At 11:48 PM, February 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:08 2 people left. one guy retired after 40+ years. 7 knew that was coming. A second person left after getting a job offer from the lottery.

 
At 4:38 PM, February 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever wrote this really needs get head out there butt. That title is uncalled for. Todd is a meteorologist with a Certified Broadcast Meteorology License which is a prestigious award. I am also a meteorologist and if you could have heard that from our point of view, you could completely understand why we acted out the way we did. So before you post things like this be a little more careful about what you say. For the rest of you on here that made an rude and hateful comment about Todd. I bet you wouldn't dare say the same thing you posted on here in person to him. That's why you posted anonymously.

 
At 4:51 PM, February 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easy Perme, let Todd defend himself on this blog, and you just stay in your tanning bed!!!!

 
At 1:40 AM, February 14, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least Todd predicted Monday's forecast correctly...the Nexstar station in town butchered it...they should get Brett back.

 
At 6:43 AM, February 14, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not many places on this site anymore to vent... can't we have a continuous post where we can review newscasts?

For instance, last night's Fox 16 newscast with the lead story from that reporter that makes Edward R. Murrow turn in his grave; Hubert Tate.

What polaroids does this guy have. I'm sure he's a nice guy, but he couldn't ask a coherent, grammatically correct sentence in asking teh assistant police chief in Pine Bluff a question--and then he make SURE to use it on the air.

Whew... Little Rock is fast becoming Yazoo City, Mississippi TV.

 
At 9:53 AM, February 14, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

im just curious, but how did the nexstar station butcher the forecast? seems to me some of the other stations were saying this was going to be a major snow event, however it didnt really amount to much. now i cant speak for 11 or 16, but i know 4 never said that this was going to be a huge snow event. i had someone from out of state ask me if we were having a major event just because of the stuff that todd was posting on his blog and on twitter.

 
At 11:39 PM, February 14, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All, and I mean all, of the stations forecasts missed the mark. I went with the NWS and they were closer than any of the weather guessers. See what happens when you change the official forecast just a little to make the people think you are going to get it right. Only thing they accomplished, as usual, was emptying the shelves of milk and bread at the local stores.

What ever happened to KARK's "Four Degree Guarantee"? Actually it was Eight but . . .

 
At 9:48 AM, February 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol i forgot about the 4 degree guarantee. man that was WAY back in the day

 
At 10:09 PM, February 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually 7 and 11 had more accurate forecasts than the NWS. Fox and 4 were farther off the mark. I was a huge Mike Francis fan but if you look at Keith Monahan's predictions you will see he is pretty spotty. Maybe he is just getting used to Arkansas Wx. BTW I read all of Todd's blogs about Monday's snow and he stressed from the jump that it would be pretty minor...although sometimes his enthusiasm can be a little alarming imo.

 
At 10:32 PM, February 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey @10:08 Feb. 11

3 in master control quit at 7... did you research how long they worked there? 20-30+years, they retired!

 
At 3:12 PM, February 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todd's enthusiasm for winter weather actually occuring in winter is refreshing. Seems like a nuisance for Ned & Barry to either mention the possibility of or to discuss; Melinda just likes to look at the camera & smile & be a show host with a met title.

 
At 1:38 AM, February 17, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all a show, folks. Pure show.

 
At 3:13 PM, February 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

no one comments anymore?

 
At 9:08 AM, February 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's (Todd) still complaining on twitter about it. He just posted another deal this am to Dianne (like she actually reads it). Let it go man!

 
At 11:38 AM, February 22, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todd is not this important

 
At 11:26 PM, February 22, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Todd is great, love to watch him on Sat. mornings and anytime he does weather.

 
At 11:56 PM, February 22, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The word around 11 is we are considering some major and exciting changes if this book isn't strong. Get ready to be shocked!

 
At 8:54 AM, February 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you going to get a real anchor?

 
At 12:09 PM, February 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone will be leaving the AM show. Guesses?

 
At 12:33 PM, February 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sure hope it isn't Ashley. She worked her way up the ladder for that position, unlike Alyse.

 
At 1:28 PM, February 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would anyone be leaving the AM show? Hopefully Joey the Cat.

 
At 1:30 PM, February 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The a.m. show is the best thing they have going for them. I bet they'll cut some of the dead weight in the evenings.

 
At 7:40 PM, February 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Changing staff after a dismal ratings book. What is so shocking about that?

 
At 7:51 PM, February 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one is going anywhere at THV. It's obvious that whoever posts this crap has no clue what thy are talking about. Things are finally stable and consistent with the on-air talent. Look to see these folks around for a long while.

 
At 4:19 AM, February 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashley Blackstone got that job the old fashioned American way-hard work! She's dependable to a fault and she is great at what she does.

 
At 8:02 AM, February 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's more bothersome is it has to be a member of management that is posting the crap and stirring stuff up!

 
At 11:28 AM, February 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is there a whole post about Todd Yukobian? He comes across as one weird dude.

 
At 12:37 AM, February 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The word around 11 is we are considering some major and exciting changes if this book isn't strong. Get ready to be shocked!"

You don't mean to tell us that the Weather Garden Shack is going into the dumpster. Even Joey is tickled.

 
At 8:29 AM, February 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Managaement? Why would management post about about changes on at THV 11. You think they want to cause internal problems?

 
At 9:35 PM, February 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I doubt management posted that but anything is possible I guess. I can tell you that rumors are definitely swirling at 11 but little paens like me won't know anything until and unless it actually happens.

 
At 9:25 AM, February 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what's the rumor?

 
At 2:47 PM, February 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will someone please tell me the purpose that Stephanie Bryan serves at KTHV?

 
At 6:01 PM, February 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Changes at KTHV!!!! Here's my votes : Ashley for Liz; Tracy Beene for Meredith, firmer KATVer Chris May as the main male in the newsroom replacing the clown Craig. Maybe Karen Fuller would come home again for the right job!!! You guys have more ideas?

 
At 6:13 PM, February 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I second the motion for Ashley in for Liz. I do really like in the mornings though. The night crew needs an overhaul.

 
At 6:40 PM, February 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As someone who watches THV in the mornings, I adore Ashley. When I see her in the community, she is just a real person. She seems like a positive role model and she certainly has breathed life into the morning show. I like Tracy Beane too!

 
At 6:56 PM, February 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing is changing at THV. Big salaries will continue in the mornings and at night and the mmj's will continue to be overworked and underpaid.

 
At 6:59 PM, February 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not everybody makes big salaries.

 
At 7:08 PM, February 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Producers and MMJ's don't make much at any of the stations. Which pays the best?

 
At 7:25 PM, February 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are there really for sure changes coming to THV,or is somebody just trying to start some junk as again?

 
At 12:20 AM, February 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The morning staff is getting better although Alyse still needs some work. But what do you expect with no experience. She's getting better though. Ashley is fairly solid but Tom just seems like a bitter old man who hates being stuck between two young women. The night crew is far from good. I don't know what they were thinking putting Liz and CraIg on the desk. They are completely unwatchable. Craig is almost a parody of hImself at this point and Liz just isn't good or pleasant to see or hear. And don't even get me started on the weather team. Horrible!

 
At 11:57 AM, February 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor around here is that Craig will anchor early newscasts only and a new male anchor will be used at 10. Also, I'm hearing Chuck is on thin ice with the new GM and that a former news director may be on his way back -- may be Lane?

 
At 3:43 PM, February 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arkansas Business reporting that Rob Heverling has been let go by KARK. New news director already hired. What's the scoop? Anyone know?

 
At 10:03 PM, February 29, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what's up with liz and dawn talking during the THV2 breaks? you can almost tell what they are gossiping about.

 
At 6:10 PM, February 09, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The NWS advised me KARK 4 gets the same info on watches and warnings that other stations do (they took about 2 1/2 hours to advise.the ENTIRE NW corner of AR was under a Tornado Watch)

 
At 5:22 PM, May 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dawn n Liz on 11 are ok, but I can't stand KATV 7 because they all seem arrogant. But for overall news and weather I've switched to KARK 4. I certainly can't stand watching Sawyer on world news. I'm on NBC for that too. Good luck channel 7 & 11. I predict the "4-1" hand sign coming back soon. KARK's gonna rise I think.

 

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