Sunday, June 03, 2012

Moore to leave KTHV?....What Happens Next?

Several tips have been received stating Wes Moore will be leaving KTHV/Channel 11/Little Rock at the end of June.  One only wonders what Wes will do following his departure.  KARK bound?  What will KTHV do?  Move Craig back to the sports desk?....HMMMMMM.....

75 Comments:

At 10:16 PM, June 03, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK was my first thought with Kerri O gone. Who does that leave at KTHV? Surely they won't promote Iyana Crystal. Her monotone delivery is hard to take.

 
At 5:27 AM, June 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Outside of Wess and Dawn, THV never seems too concerned about who they put in front of a camera. I had a friend in from out of town and we surfed by 11 during a newscast. It was embarrasing. They seem to be a big step behind the other local stations, even Fox 16.

 
At 8:42 AM, June 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hire regional reporters and let Craig talk with them via Skype.

 
At 8:59 AM, June 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That way they can look just as crappy as all the other stations that use Skype.

 
At 10:44 AM, June 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see a lot of people here are trying to avoid bringing up Mark's name in this conversation. With Wes leaving, Mark is well-equipped to being the lead Sports guy at 11. He's been in the LR market for over 15 yrs.(radio & TV) and he has a number contacts w/athletes from around the state. MOST IMPORTANTLY, he has the personality needed to be a good Sports Director. Let's not kid ourselves. Wes is good dude, but he's not a Sports guy. He's more of a News personality. It wouldn't be in KARK's best interest to hire Wes as Sports Director.

 
At 10:49 AM, June 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Edwards is the obvious choice. He brings a lot of charisma and personality to the anchor desk. He's fun to watch.

And -- before anyone says it - no, this is not Mark Edwards posting here. Just a viewer.

 
At 11:06 AM, June 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark will get it by default so they can bring in a new sports reporter for less money.

 
At 11:36 AM, June 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Skype? .....
Robots next? ....

All this to avoid moving Mark Edwards into the lead position? ...
"The people" of Arkansas look to KTHV to be a leader within the broadcasting industry, not to be politicians. And although Edwards, may indeed have a great personality, and addictive smile, he comes well equipped and seasoned enough to hold his own, amongst the very best. What KTHV is clearly needing to do, is recognize that they possess a home-grown SPORTS personality, ripe and ready for the opportunity, with important, deep rooted ties across the state. The question is, will KTHV "big dogs" be focused enough to see this.
Reading these posts, it is evident that you guys have a sense of humor. Iyana Crystal? (Yawn) Wes? (Tsk, tsk.)....Don't have your viewers laughing all the way to channel 7.
KTHV needs to continue setting the pace for the state of Arkansas, and they need to do so by shifting Edwards into the position he has been groomed for, Director. To say he will "get it by default, so that they can hire another reporter for less money", is to say he is not deserving, experienced or talented enough to secure it by his own merit. Clearly NOT the case.
....and for the record, I'm not the real Mark Edwards either. He's probably out developing a story, you know? The kind you actually want to hear.
- K.Y.

 
At 12:36 PM, June 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps Wes will join his wife's station.

 
At 2:11 PM, June 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark for Sports Director

 
At 3:21 PM, June 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Edwards ? You have to be kidding....

 
At 3:59 PM, June 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

JOB REQIREMENTS FOR A SPORTS DIRECTOR: strong work ethic,team player, leadership skills,station loyalty, good moral character, sport and team contacts, local following, on air presence,good diction, and strong communication skills.

 
At 4:51 PM, June 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like Wes to me. Wes is by far the best in the market.

 
At 5:24 PM, June 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's why we need some fresh meat in this market.

 
At 5:54 PM, June 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wes a dry, bitter old man that needs to move on.

 
At 6:03 PM, June 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wes is not bitter, just a great guy. Best wishes, Wes. It is unfortunate for THV that they will be losing you and the great product you always produce.

 
At 9:51 PM, June 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark seems like a nice guy but the bottom line is he struggles to speak well on camera. He constantly stutters and stammers, he is the complete opposite of Wess. If I were 11 I would make a big offer to Chris Kane and find out if he'd like to get back into sports as a Director. I'm not sure if he'd make the move or what his contract status is but think about it...you'd hire a young up and comer for your top sports guy and weaken your chief rivals morning show. It makes sense to me...

 
At 11:53 PM, June 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris wouldn't wanna risk that... he's in a much better position as far as longevity is concerned. His face is on the billboard and he's in his early 20's.

Go outside the market for a new sports director, there are many, many talented folks who could do it. Mark isn't particularly talented on air... sorry that's just truth.

 
At 1:35 AM, June 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:51 you make a lot of sense but I agree with 11:53 that Chris probably wouldn't be interested. It's worth a shot but I also don't think Chris would want to go head to head with Sully, a guy he considers a mentor.

 
At 9:56 AM, June 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I assure you, THV is not interested in Chris Kane.

 
At 1:59 PM, June 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris Kane is currently in a more high profile position on KATV's morning show. Why would he want to go do sports for THV?

 
At 2:24 PM, June 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that and the fact that THV pays minimum wage.

 
At 2:55 PM, June 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Justin Acri.

 
At 3:28 PM, June 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm sure acri would like to get back in front of the camera. anyone remember when bazzel did sports at 4? He wasn't SD was he?

 
At 4:10 PM, June 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two Words: MARK EDWARDS...Enough said....

 
At 7:39 PM, June 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can assure you Chris Kane is not interested in THV. Why would anyone choose to go to that rat hole if they had any other option. Plus I'm sure 7 was smart enough to lock him in long term with a non compete when he switched from sports.

 
At 7:52 PM, June 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "rat hole" is changing with Audas' departure. It has been exactly 14 months since Audas left and there are fewer rage filled rants against the station on this blog often left by jealous,underpaid employees who have moved on to other stations in Little Rock or to markets outside Little Rock. Moral and working conditions are improving. "The times they are a changin."

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

Same thing going on at 4 from what I hear. Everyone getting along and new managers seem to be staying off here as well.

 
At 8:07 PM, June 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Edwards for Wes Moore's replacement----NO!!!!!!

 
At 5:19 AM, June 06, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not bring Dale Nicholson III back to sports? Saw him out recently and he looks much older and rougher than I expected. Depressed about getting the boot from being on camera?? He was one of the lesser talented sports reporters I can remember!

 
At 6:26 AM, June 06, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think THV can afford him - Justin. He has a nice gig at The BAZZ.

 
At 6:47 AM, June 06, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anchors at THV make an ungodly amount of money for what they do. So all this talk about them not being able to afford people is crazy talk. It's the reporters that don't make anything.

 
At 7:12 AM, June 06, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, but one day, reporters grow up and become anchors and then they will start to make money. THVs mmj-ers need a lot of work before they are even considered for anchor roles.

 
At 9:12 AM, June 06, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How soon til Liz's contract is up? They've got to be thinking of ways they can get rid of her.

 
At 9:53 AM, June 06, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say move Craig back to sports and get rid of Liz in any way possible - forklift?

 
At 1:48 PM, June 06, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think he might take the Bo Matingly route from KNWA and have his own radio show ? He could be the other three to four hour local radio show on KARN 920AM before Wally Hall and Shawn Arnell to compete with 103.7 the Buzz.He already does one hour why not do a full 3-4 hour show since he has a pretty big following on the one hour hogzone at 3pm.

 
At 1:58 PM, June 06, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop dissing Liz, folks. The anchors are not the problem at THV. The problems are the cringeworthy green reporters and weather girls. That makes me turn to another channel.

 
At 2:04 PM, June 06, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wes having a big following? Let's get real here.

 
At 3:03 PM, June 06, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was never a huge Dale Nicholson III fan but he did not get the boot. He willingly chose to get into TV sales. He has two kids and wanted $$$.

 
At 5:39 PM, June 06, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wes Moore looks like a lemon sucker! He steals my joy! I vote for MARK EDWARDS FOR DIRECTOR! Where do I get shirts and buttons printed??

 
At 5:46 PM, June 06, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Edwards is friendly and lively enough, but his poor diction is not good for TV.

 
At 11:02 AM, June 07, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We love the Jessica Duff makeover. She looks really great now!!!!! Like night and day.. I only Wish others at THV would do the same (dawn, Meredith and Liz). It would give the newscasts a breath of fresh air and help the ratings Dawn needs to lose that stringy shag look and update. She is still the best female anchor in LR but her look needs a boost.

 
At 5:30 PM, June 07, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dawn is good but that hairstyle she has now says I just woke up. I agree with the previous poster about Dawnn and her unbecoming hairdo.

 
At 7:23 PM, June 07, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She could wear a ponytail. That would be worse!!! Oh, I forgot she wears that about 50% of the time.

 
At 7:58 PM, June 07, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Edwards

 
At 9:41 PM, June 07, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, Christ. The hair stylist is commenting again.

 
At 6:17 PM, June 08, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the rousing welcome back!!!!

 
At 11:49 PM, June 08, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk about a word stumbler... Sarah! Geez

 
At 12:16 AM, June 09, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meredith has been there since Ditchfield left and she still hasn't grown on me. Give us more Sarah and Tracy pleeeeeeeze!!!!!! Talk about a stumbler, what about Mark. Nice guy but.......

 
At 8:34 AM, June 09, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:19 & 3:03----

Reference to an earlier post for sports reporting and a former weekend sports anchor...I think Wes is great. Loss for THV. Maybe he should follow Alsyon to 7.
Personally, I didnt Know Dale III had moved to sales. However, it's odd that He's "selling" the station he said such things, about??

Ironic....
Per Dale3 himself from this blog-----http://arkansastvnewswatch.blogspot.com/2007/06/what-did-nicholson-say.html


No I do not pay anyone to post things own this crappy site.

I do it myself..If you guys think I don't bust my butt everyday to get where I am. Your crazy.

My Grandfather is lucky I accecpted a job at his dying station. I will be the one to keep ARSN for KATV LLC

I am still pissed he wasn't pushing me for Voice of the Razorbacks. Inman can't spell Razorbacks and Barrett is a redneck!

Anyway, I don't need you jerks to like because you don't sign my checks.

Hugs and Kisses
Dale Nicholson III

 
At 8:41 AM, June 09, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again, that's allegedly an older post. If thats true and the case, I think it's odd.

 
At 9:56 PM, June 09, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who thinks that lost is actually from Dale is an idiot.

-Alyse Eady

 
At 9:57 PM, June 09, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry post not lost. These early hours are killing me!

 
At 1:15 AM, June 10, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree.

-Beth Hunt

 
At 1:34 PM, June 10, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wanna see a job description for a sports director? Dig the one at KFSM/Fort Smith's website...

 
At 4:31 AM, June 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If THV doesn't get a grip on its Sales Department - they won't have to worry about finding a new S.D. The dump will shut down...

 
At 8:02 AM, June 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anytime somebody leaves, it gives THV an opportunity to hire a heavy hitter, something the "old THV" didn't always do. Even though Wes was good, if the new guy really wants to win, he will make sure they put an SD in place that will be a surefire homerun.

 
At 10:28 AM, June 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It takes money to hire a homerun. Gannett is not always willing to use that bat. Not every anchor there pulls in the big bucks like many think. That's why Allisyn left.

 
At 1:02 PM, June 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Though money was likely a big reason as to why Alison left THV, there was a bigger issue: the idiot news director and former GM failed to make her a formal contract offer. She felt as if she wasn't valued. They kept putting her off, and putting her off until it was too late and she not only entertained an offer from another station -- she accepted it. Poor management forced her to leave!

 
At 1:36 PM, June 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since you know so much about her and her situation, it's strange you don't know how to spell her name.

 
At 1:55 PM, June 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, you are right-Alyson. Sometimes when you know someone who spells the name differently you spell on automatic pilot.

 
At 5:00 PM, June 11, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought Dale III was selling for Comcast.

 
At 4:29 PM, June 13, 2012, Anonymous TD said...

So what, who cares about this?
THV needs to get the new weather girl's bio on their webpage. She is quite the water cooler talk because she is good at her job (and hot).

 
At 11:21 PM, June 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good? Are you living in a dream world?

 
At 11:11 AM, June 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Breaking News: Joey the Garden Cat's return to work at the THV Weather Garden to be announced this later afternoon. Stay tuned!

 
At 11:16 AM, June 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joey is so popular maybe he should take the SD job! Go Joe!

 
At 2:21 PM, June 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The two most popular things at KTHV are Joey the cat and female anchors with their on-air ponytails. YUCK!!!!!

 
At 3:35 PM, June 16, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What?

 
At 10:58 AM, June 17, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a viewer the only thing I don't like about THV is the set. I don't like all aspects of the indoor set. The black couch is dated as is the rest of the set. Too dark and gloomy especially in the morning. Give the place a decorating face lift. The on-air personalities are just as good and any other on air personalities in LR market.

 
At 3:57 PM, June 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anybody know where Wes Moore is leaving to ?

 
At 7:13 PM, June 26, 2012, Blogger abby2391 said...

Just heard on 6:30 pm news....he was going to radio.

 
At 7:09 PM, July 01, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Edwards is painful to watch. He stumbles constantly.

 
At 3:03 PM, July 09, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys act like Edwards is THE ONLY news reporter/anchor that stumbles!! My goodness! "Stumbling"...Really?? Everybody does it!!!!

 
At 1:09 AM, July 14, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the same thing. All reporters/anchors stumbles at some point.

 
At 11:12 PM, September 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Edwards is the man!!! The Hog Zone shows have been lively since Wes left. I hope that THV doesn't run him off.

 

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