KFSM Planning to "Tell Better Stories About Local Sports"
And the story continues about the recent canning and disbanding of the sports department at KFSM. Late last month KFSM fired sports reporter Mike Irwin and sports director John Engleman. Despite these firings KFSM news director Rick Bagley tells NWA online sports coverage will bigger and better than ever:
In an e-mail, KFSM news director Rick Bagley said that while he cannot comment on personnel issues, the station is "reorganizing its sports department to focus on better storytelling of local athletes and all local sports."
"We are not ending sports coverage," Bagley continued in the e-mail. "Our plan is to tell better stories about all local sports, including the Arkansas Razorbacks. Sports is and will continue to be an important part of our product on-air and online."