Thursday, July 19, 2012

Nexstar Purchases KLRT and KASN

Nexstar/Mission Broadcasting, the parent company of KARK, has purchased KLRT, Fox 16 and KASN 38.  In a deal announced today Nexstar and Mission Broadcasting is to aquire 12 TV stations in 8 markets.  HERE are the complete details of the deal

112 Comments:

At 9:52 PM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So... are we going back to a 3 horse town?

 
At 9:53 PM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really hate to hear that Nexstar bought KLRT.

 
At 10:05 PM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

will they force Donna T to stop her Proactive Pyramid scheme?

 
At 10:32 PM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sticking around to find out. Time to freshen up the old resume.

 
At 11:13 PM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What usually happens in these cases?

 
At 11:43 PM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd assume you'd see some -- if not total -- merging of the Fox and KARK newsrooms. The whole reason companies like to buy multiple stations in a single market is because you can have 1 news team, 1 accounting department, 1 sales staff, etc., thus increasing profit margins.

 
At 11:53 PM, July 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it weird for a company to own 2 different stations in the same town? Is KARK up for sale? Why would anybody buy Fox 16, KARK is a better station, you would think!!

 
At 6:36 AM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not weird at all. Same with radio stations, many in LR are owned by the same company. I'm thinking that "Thee with the most toys wins."

 
At 6:58 AM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yikes, who has to take Donna?

 
At 7:39 AM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the deal goes successful with the two stations.

 
At 8:01 AM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is this deal being allowed to happen? Nexstar already has KARK and KARZ. Now they are also getting KLRT and KASN as well. I know Nexstar has duopolies in markets all over the country but this is over saturating the Little Rock market.
Plus what is the deal with Nexstar having all the NBC and FOX stations in Arkansas and Arkansas coverage areas? They already have the NBC-FOX duopoly in Fort Smith-Fayetteville and Monroe-El Dorado. Now they also have it in Little Rock plus our CW and MY Network as well.

 
At 8:15 AM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's happening because they are a very profitable company, and have the bucks.

 
At 8:32 AM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Nexstar is that profitable they need to give us a raise.

 
At 8:33 AM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But they don't pay worth a crap!!!

 
At 8:36 AM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bye bye Donna Terrell!!!!!!!

 
At 8:37 AM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear ya, I need a raise myself. Seriously though, 8:01 is right. Something is not right about this deal. With all four stations Nexstar should be well above their allowed market share.

 
At 8:56 AM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eh, they dont pay well, because people keep begging for jobs to work there anyway. Why buy the cow, when you get the milk for free?

 
At 9:50 AM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They get to do it because they are going to own them ,but Mission is going to be running them.And yes they have a partnership with Mission

 
At 10:09 AM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget Donna T, who I feel sorry for is David Raath, and Tim Kelchner. Why keep him around when you can just put Razorback Nation on Fox in LR just like they do in Fayetteville.

 
At 11:14 AM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Donna Terrell; she's a top-notch Emmy awarding winning news anchor with over 30 years of professional experience. She really brings life to her stories and pulls on the heartstrings of her audience! She and Kevin make a great team.

 
At 12:10 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure how it works but paperwork could shift ownership to a LMA or management contract with an affiliated group. Ownership rules of the FCC are so lax these days and if you have a good FCC attorney you can wiggle in under some clause. Or so it seems. Look at what happened to radio when Clearchannel & Cumulus took over.

 
At 1:06 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh god, don't remind me. ClearChannel and Cumulus are the reasons I stopped listening to local radio years ago. If it weren't for satellite radio I wouldn't listen to radio at all.

 
At 1:16 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for Donna. She can take all that and her make-up scheme on the road.

 
At 1:47 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK seems tied to Raz nation, but it would be wise to keep Raath and Keltchner, coupled with Snavely, would own the market sports wise. In fact I could see Nexstar forming a quasi-sports network similar to what the KC market has done. Cover the hogs, wolves, trojans and everything else under the umbrella. They'd certainly have the man power to do it.

 
At 2:00 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nexstar is not buying KLRT, Mission Broadcasting is. Just so happens Nexstar manages Mission stations under an SSA (share services agreement). This means all functions with teh exception of sales will be merged. Expect lots of layoffs. A few people might make the move over but not a lot.

In sales you will a GM/GSM and a hadnful of AE's. They will use the same production department to create comemrcials and such but will not be able to talk to the KARK sales staff.

By all means get your resumes ready.

 
At 2:45 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn, that's sad. Not that I'm a huge KLRT fan, in fact, I think their newscast is a joke. But there are some good people working there, and there are going to be lots of layoffs in an economy that doesn't need any more blows to it. Even in this market - every little bit matters.
The sad thing is, they are going to keep the amount of newscasts, probably, then work everyone that they keep to death. Don't like it? Who cares? They'll just replace you with someone desperate for a job who will do it for less than you will. Horrible company. One of my friends calls it Deathstar. Aptly named.

 
At 3:03 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry for the job loss factor for anyone affected. That sucks, but honesty, this town does not need 4 news organizations.

 
At 3:30 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, the lay offs are coming alright, but I'm not sticking around hoping for a severance package. I love my job but I hate this station so this is actually a blessing in disguise. Already put out some feelers and just added U-Haul to my phone list. Time to move on down the road.

 
At 4:23 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagree with some of the analysis. This is a larger market with more at stake. Even though I've seen where good people lose jobs, I've also noticed that really good people keep several spots as well. Take a hard look in the mirror and then make your case.

 
At 4:53 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From a recent NY Times article:
"The agreements are more prevalent in smaller markets, although even cities as large as Denver have them. There, the study found, newscasts on the Fox station and the CW station had the same stories, scripts and graphics more than half the time.

The sharing is evident, too, in San Angelo, a low-rise city of 93,000 where the market price of West Texas intermediate crude is shown before the Dow, and where hunting and fishing times are shown after the weather report.

The anchors are different at the NBC station KSAN and the CBS station KLST, but they read similar scripts in side-by-side studios. It’s almost comical, for a viewer flipping the channel back and forth, to see identical segments about spot news and health. (The weather segments, however, have different graphics and hosts.)

The anchors and reporters at the stations declined interview requests, citing company policy. But Mr. Sook said the stations were a “perfect example of the purpose of a shared services agreement.” Without the agreement, he said, KSAN would have no local news at all, because it would not be profitable.

Together, the two stations employ about 35 people. They jointly decide what news stories to cover."

Read more about it: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/29/business/media/local-tv-stations-cut-costs-by-sharing-news-operations.html?pagewanted=all

 
At 4:57 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have known good people who lost their jobs during mergers or buy outs, but I have known more major D'bags who kept their jobs.

 
At 5:00 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And here's another insight:
From sbonline.com
"Make it clear that there’s a new sheriff in town. Leave no doubt that this is a takeover by
another company, that things are changing.
Many times, we will also bring in a new general manager or market manager that has either been promoted from within or has
been trained in our way of doing business, so they can be our eyes and ears as we try to get
a good start but also evangelize our business practices throughout the building."
--Perry Sook--
CEO - Nexstar

from:
http://www.sbnonline.com/2007/03/perry-a-sook-chairman-president-and-ceo-nexstar-broadcasting-group-inc/

 
At 5:02 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of D'bags, another nugget by the head D'bag.

 
At 5:03 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keeping the assholes on staff is pretty common as the new GM usually enlists the snitching from the suck-up who wants to keep his/her job.
That's what happened when Nexstar took over KTAL. Anybody recall who was kept in the office to fill in the new "mastah"??

For all the corporate PR-Bullshit song & dance that you hear, execs don't give a rip about building a new family or any of that...they want to know who they can call on for dirt on anybody or anything. That's why the douchebags get kept on because that's what they do.
Nothing changes really.

 
At 5:06 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know the whole irony about "shared news teams" in a single or adjacent market goes against the very fabric of "market diversity in news & information" which was the very foundation for limiting multiple ownership of stations AND their news operations. What is with the FCC?
Politicians should be all over this...but then again, they may be already paid off to look the other way. It sucks.

 
At 5:12 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well 5:03 lest see, there was Dan Bates who stayed on as GM. Plus Jean, Lois, Wanda, Darrell, Murff, Roland, Ray, and CL who all stayed over after Nexstar took over.

 
At 5:15 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You only need to look at one office.

 
At 5:16 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bates was hired by Nexstar if memory serves.

 
At 5:26 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just say it. SAY IT!

 
At 10:21 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone said that KLRT's news was a joke. I feel the same way about Kark. They need to change their slogan; "For The Greater Good", to "Yesterday's News Today". Tho, one of the segments on Fox I don't care for is "Chad Do My Job"LL

 
At 10:44 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ZZZZZZZZZ

 
At 11:01 PM, July 20, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your sharing content ideas are a bit on the conspiracy side. When's the last time you watched A blocks in ANY market including Little Rock? 4,7,11 and 13 have almost the same content. There's not as much original content as you think.

 
At 12:14 AM, July 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's still original even if it's the same subject matter. Now Fox and Kark will most likely share original content between the two station. KATV will have their original content and KTHV will have theirs, even if its the same story. You most likely will see the exact same package on 4 and 16. That's the whole point of doing this. You get two different channels to air your content basically for the price of one besides a bare bone staff just big enough to keep the lights on at 16.

 
At 6:22 AM, July 21, 2012, Anonymous Tiger Bait said...

Hey you booger eating morons!
Do you relize how much money Nexstar will save when the 7-5 Razorbacks play in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport?
Save your money for Bossier City!

 
At 8:52 AM, July 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever, we so don't care.

 
At 7:52 PM, July 21, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Razorbacks are a joke.

 
At 8:00 PM, July 21, 2012, Anonymous Rob Heverling said...

As a former KARK employee I'll throw my thoughts in this discussion.

I enjoyed my eight years working for KARK. There are some great people in the KARK newsroom.

News managers often want more resources than we are granted. But during most of my time at KARK I believe our newsroom was given the opportunity to pursue stories with as many resources as the other stations and often it seems we could spend more.

Of course spending more doesn’t mean ratings success but I appreciated that most of the time my bosses valued the pursuit of broadcast journalism.

Most would like to make more money but at the end of my tenure at KARK I’m quite confident KARK was paying better on average than other stations in Little Rock (when hiring new reporters, producers, and photographers). And I credit KARK management and Nexstar corporate officers for allowing us have the resources to pursue experienced broadcast journalists.

I’m on the outside looking in now, but I wouldn’t be surprised if/when KARK and KLRT staffs are merged some jobs will likely be lost. This is a business decision and when certain jobs are replicated it’s understandable that some positions would be eliminated. But I also wouldn’t be surprised if at the end of what ever happens between KARK and KLRT there will be considerably more resources in the merged news organization than what exists at KATV or KTHV.

I can’t speak for all Nexstar stations but the two I worked for (KARK and KNWA) where overall good places to work.

 
At 1:27 AM, July 22, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So who, on camera, would get the boot at both stations?

 
At 1:24 PM, July 22, 2012, Anonymous Former Broadcaster said...

On air and production will most likely remain the same. At least for now. The majority of consolidations and lay offs will be in other areas.

Now that I have gotten out of the business I am much happier, I am not stressed out, and I am so grateful I do not have to deal with this any more. I absolutely loved working in broadcasting, but for me, it has noticeably changed, and is not a good place to be any more. Good luck to all of you where ever the future takes you.

 
At 1:10 AM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work at FOX and started applying for jobs as soon as they told us the news. I get the feeling everyone is doing the same. Remember that regardless of how you feel about the on air talent, there are a lot of people behind the scenes that this affects as well. None of us deserve to lose our jobs, but that may well happen so we are getting prepared.

 
At 1:55 AM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take 1:24p's advice. If you are in broadcasting, TV or radio, get out while you can. Full automation is coming and will replace all but a couple of techs to do the repairs when needed. A couple of news persons and of course a full compliment of sales staff will be on hand.

When you leave, if will be like a ton of weight lifted off your shoulders.

 
At 7:23 AM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous pontz said...

Careercast.com provided a ranking of 200 jobs, from best to worst. "The most dismal jobs require intense physical labor and harsh conditions. They don't pay too well and won't get you on a good career trajectory.
Some of these employees even face
threats to their lives."

At number 10 with a bullet on America's WORST JOBS list is
(drum roll please)

TV BROADCASTING


"Broadcasters are constantly put on-the-spot and have to eloquently deliver the news live. They work long hours and the chances of finding a better job are very unlikely. Broadcasters make $27,324"

And if the survey is correct, don't think about jumping to newspapers, even if you can write.
Newspaper reporting ranks as the fifth worst job in the country.

At Number 1? Lumberjacks!

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-10-overall-worst-jobs-in-america-2012

 
At 7:53 AM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why look for a new job already? That's what they want you to do so you won't get to enjoy their unemployment insurance.

 
At 8:37 AM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Rick said...

@7:23 AM Thanks for the info Andy.

I feel the same way as Former Broadcaster. I was laid off by Nexstar July 15, 2011, and I am so much better off now. Like Former Broadcaster I am not stressed out, and I have not had a single headache since I was laid off. I loved my job, but the last 14 months I was there was pure hell. It was the worst year I've ever had at any job since I started working in 1982. After all the "stuff" that happened during that year, it took me several months to recover so I just road my severance and unemployment.

 
At 9:12 AM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do people on here assume that Donna will lose her job? What about Jessica? Is her job not in jeopardy, too? These are the last place stations so it seems that all changes are on the table.

 
At 9:45 AM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because most people like Jessica, and she's hot.

 
At 11:30 AM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one at KARK/KLRT are safe. Nexstar will merge the two staffs into one.
Do you go with an anchor who has only worked in Little Rock or one that has worked in Detriot and Cleveland? Do you keep Trager on the weekend desk or put her back on the streets where she is her strongest. Between Kelly Dudzik and Trager on the desk I'm going with Dudzik.

KARK has a weak weather team I would make Baskin the Chief. KARK has already fire Darby so Chad could do weekends there.

Sports guys at KLRT are smoked.

I don't think there will be less news but I can see KLRT dropping the 10 and either dropping the 5 or move it to 4.

 
At 12:47 PM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI: I don't think Donna is going anywhere. She's an Emmy award winning news anchor with 25 + yrs of experience, she's well liked and has consistently been ranked one of the top anchors in AR, and last but not least; she's really good at her job. On top of all of that she is in her 50's, but just as hot as the 20 something anchors. Donna is good and shouldn't be worried.

 
At 12:55 PM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trust me, been there. Loyalty will go with the current Nexstar teams. Fox folks=gone.

 
At 1:49 PM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:55 You believe that as you're packing your desk up

 
At 2:01 PM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've seen plenty of loyal Nexstar employees get screwed by the company.

 
At 4:20 PM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same here 2:01. They didn't get the name Deathstar for nothing.

 
At 4:26 PM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous REM said...

"It's the end of the world as we know it. It's the end of the world as we know it. It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine."

 
At 6:16 PM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will Keving Kelly wind up over at Today's THV filling that anchor position they have open?

 
At 7:57 PM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like Matt Turner is headed to THV, smart move though would be to scoop up Kevin Kelly and David Raath to fill the vacant anchor and sports director openings. They're both good and are local. I know I wouldn't be waiting around to see what Nexstar does next.

 
At 8:39 PM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your right. It's better to get out now before Nexstar pushes you out the door. They are known for cleaning house.

 
At 10:21 PM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Chief Keith just got back from China and now he's on the way to England.

 
At 10:38 PM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@7:53 - why ride out on unemployment when we could have a steady paycheck? Some of us have families.

 
At 10:48 PM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because some people feel entitled to livIng off other people money.

 
At 11:43 PM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous The kids from Elm Street said...

1,2 Nexstar's coming for you. 3, 4 Coming in the door. 5, 6 Better hit the bricks. 7, 8 Bills are gonna be late. 9, 10 Find a job again.

 
At 11:43 PM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:53 here, no it won't be good for everyone, but depending on your job, you might be making near to what you were in the newsroom anyway. It won't be like that if you are an anchor, but any reporter or producer will be fine on unemployment. And yes I feel fine living off the insurance of a company that lays me off. It was their dumb idea to lay me off.

 
At 11:51 PM, July 23, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LMAO Kids from Elm Street. Nexstar is just as creepy as Freddy Kruger. Now I'm going to have that stupid rhyme in my head for days.

 
At 7:12 AM, July 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We also have to remember there are other departments and employees beyond the most holy news department. There are lots of employees involved in operating the station that I'm sure are just as shocked and concerned.

 
At 8:22 AM, July 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your right, and that is why some of us are scrambling to find other jobs now before the lay offs start.

 
At 8:41 AM, July 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly 8:22, and unemployment doesn't pay enough to cover everything. After taxes I made $260 a month less on unemployment then I did at the station. Unlike most people, I was very fortunate to be in a situation where I didn't have rent, or a mortgage, or a car note so drawing unemployment was not that bad for me. For most people that would be financially devastating.

 
At 9:15 AM, July 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@11:43 PM That is to funny. You really nailed it on that one.

 
At 12:12 PM, July 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO 10:48: PM
You are incorrect about unemployment benefits are living off other people's money. Employers pay into an unemployment insurance premium for every employee. When they fire or lay-off an employee as a downsize measure, the laid-off employee is eligible to apply for benefits under this premium. I was under contract for years and then worked without a contract and was let-go by the douchebag GM (who works for Nexstar)... anyways he tried to have my unemployment benefits denied because he said he offered me a job in sales. I was a producer and I appealed to the State Employment Comp Board explaining that he offered me a job for which I wasn't trained nor qualified for. The SECB agreed and reinstated my benefits. I rode that pony for 6 months. I came by the station to pick up some mail and ran into the A##hole GM and said hey thanks for the vacation! He gave me a go-to-hell look and I just smiled. Screw Nexstar....this is a hint of what you can expect from some of these folks

 
At 1:21 PM, July 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:12 is right. That is exactly how Nexstar operates. I know from first hand experience, and from friends and colleagues at several other stations Nexstar took over. In the case of my station, first they fired all but one of our on-air team, then fanned out to other departments around the building. News was by far the hardest hit. Now that Nexstar has this Hud system in place, the business office, master control, traffic, production, and promotions can easily be consolidated to KARK.

 
At 2:40 PM, July 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would advise any employee who gets let go to immediately file for their unemployment benefits. Don't feel bad about it, this is the whole purpose of the benefit and yes...you are entitled to it, you deserve it. Forget what some people say, it's not welfare, it's a WORKER's BENEFIT!
It will cushion a little and help you get focused on getting your next job. And if you do get denied, you have a right to appeal. Don't give up. Don't let the bastards wear you down.

 
At 3:50 PM, July 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just take the money and run.

 
At 4:12 PM, July 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI: You will not get a unemployment check until your severance runs out. Severance is based on years of employment so if you get 6 weeks of severance you will not get a unemployment check for the first 6 weeks of your unemployment claim. Week 7 you will get your first unemployment check.

Severance is taxed at 25%, but you will get that money back when you file your income tax. It's kind of like getting a second severance check in January.
Take it from me, make sure you have them take out your Federal WIthholdings from your unemployment check. It works out much better in the end.

 
At 5:40 PM, July 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone please tell whomever at KARK that the correct abbreviation is Ph.D. not PH.D.

No big deal but hey, let's get it correct. Where did this person go to school?

 
At 5:47 PM, July 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We don't go in for no fancy book learning round here. We just puts in the tv.

 
At 6:17 PM, July 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where has donna terrell been all week? I need the makeup I ordered from her.

 
At 8:24 PM, July 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is very inappropriate for the talent at Fox to post comments like "Its been Nice" and "putting together a resume reel"

I am sure not every singlefriend on the twitter and Facebook is a real friend and don't need to know that.

 
At 8:52 PM, July 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@8:24 who at FOX has been posting that?

 
At 9:18 PM, July 24, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't work at fox, but I feel bad for anyone who might lose their job. You come on this site and bash their facebook posts when some of them may be about to be fired? If they are really about to get laid off they have a right to voice their displeasure on their personal facebook page...as long as they are willing to deal with questions that may come up. It is perhaps a bit of a risk to bash management right now, but it's their choice whether to take that risk. The bottom line is more power to them and get off you damn high horse.

 
At 8:01 AM, July 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@8:24, what's so wrong about that? It's the truth, and we are in the business of reporting the truth. If Windstream lays off a bunch of people, we report it. Exposing this merger and the impending layoffs is our job.

 
At 10:49 AM, July 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kelly Dudzik has been very vocal about it on her facebook page. She's a very negative person to begin with so it's not a big deal

 
At 12:13 PM, July 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dudzik is a shit stir in the newsroom. She smiles to your face than talks shit behind your back. Totally fake

 
At 6:16 PM, July 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Says the anonymous poster after trashing Dudzik...

 
At 11:35 AM, July 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's horrible. On and off the air.

 
At 12:03 PM, July 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work with Kelly and have to say I love working with her. She's a journalist! To bad there aren't more like her in this market.

 
At 12:45 PM, July 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, whatever.

 
At 1:12 PM, July 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know her at all, but she has every right to make the public aware of the situation. There are prices to pay for greed, and this is one of them.

 
At 1:21 PM, July 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well it's a pretty "blonde move" if you post stuff like that on your FB account. That can work against you.
A more sensible approach would be to lay low and take a higher road. But then again extroverts with strong ego often fail to recognize such logic.

 
At 3:27 PM, July 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loved seeing the FOX 16 truck in KARK's live shot last night.

 
At 8:16 PM, July 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kelly Dudzik is VERY out spoken and two faced! Be careful what you ever say to her. It will come back to haunt you! I know this first hand!

 
At 10:56 PM, July 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK showed Channel 7's truck during the LR apartment fire.... rather than the fire!. The entire interview with the circle 7 framed perfectly between the reporter and fire dept spokesperson. lol

 
At 4:41 PM, July 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And so it begins. This is what you have to look forward to people.

 
At 12:41 AM, July 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

everyone at Fox 16 is leaving. everyone.

 
At 6:45 AM, July 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kelly Dudzik is hot and does great on camera. This petty jealousy is ridiculous. The viewers do not care about what she is like off camera - unless she wakes up in a hot tub with a dead lover.

 
At 9:00 AM, July 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your right about that 12:41. I am one of them, and luckily I already have several offers. I wish all my co-workers the best of luck, but I will not miss this place one bit.

 
At 2:39 PM, July 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kelly Dudzik is a horrible, horrible human being.

 
At 5:09 PM, July 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares if she's talking about it on her personal Facebook? We don't know if we're getting canned or not, this sale has left our livelihood in limbo and she has a right to talk about it. Kelly is far from the worst person at that station.

 
At 5:25 PM, July 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I support her and every other employee talking about it. If they are going to do this to their employees, they should expect repercussions.

 
At 7:40 PM, July 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the support, but most of us will be leaving before we get laid off.

 
At 10:24 PM, July 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't care if she goes on air and tells the whole world how she feels. She's a horrible person for many other reasons.

 
At 12:22 AM, July 29, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just hope Donna Terrell goes... and that means far from LR!! Racist and bossy! Expects EVERYONE TO DO HER work!! Oh I am sure she will make out like no one else, same as Mark Edwards at KTHV.

 
At 12:22 AM, July 29, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:24 PM/10:49 AM 12:13PM/2:39 PM11:35/AM10:24 PM Nobody cares about your personal drama. Nobody. Go away. One more thing, if you do work for FOX16 your posts are cause for termination.

 
At 7:57 PM, July 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@12:22, Donna Terrell is an excellent Emmy award winning anchor with 25+ years of experience. Little Rock should be so honored to have someone of her calibre & experience. Hating on Donna and calling her lazy and a racist just goes to show how really unknowledgeable and ignorant you really are. Donna is one of the most talented and hardest working anchors in Arkansas.

 
At 8:07 PM, July 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No she's not and yes she is.

 

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