Tuesday, August 14, 2012

KTAL Loses the Lottery

This from the tip box:

After numerous complaints the Louisiana Lottery is leaving KTAL in Shreveport and returning to their original station KTBS/KPXJ effective Monday August 20th. The lottery show will are nightly on KPXJ CW 21 then re-air on KPXJ's sister station KTBS ABC 3.

16 Comments:

At 9:59 PM, August 14, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally. KTAL messes up the the lottery show all the time.

 
At 10:22 PM, August 14, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this one of the "changes" someone eluded to a few weeks ago on the KTAL thread?

 
At 11:43 PM, August 14, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well it's about time. They should have never left KTBS in the first place, and to move over to KTAL of all places. What a bad decision that turned out to be.

 
At 6:47 AM, August 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good riddance. The lottery is a pain and we're glad we won't have to deal with them any more.

 
At 1:18 PM, August 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So why did they move it? What were the complaints??? Can we get the whole story please??

 
At 2:45 PM, August 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put it this way... 90% of the mistakes (espically the frequent lack of audio) was their fault... not ours. Happy to see it gone.

 
At 3:08 PM, August 15, 2012, Anonymous Lotto Loser said...

@ 2:45

Who needs audio ? I could see my losing numbers on the screen.......

 
At 8:43 PM, August 15, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't KARK in Little Rock operate KTAL's master control now?

 
At 7:05 PM, August 17, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:43 PM

Yes, KARK does run KTAL's master control, but the lottery is still run from Shreveport, not Little Rock.

2:45 PM

You are wrong about that. It's not just a resent problem. KTAL has been messing up the lottery show since they first started airing it three or four years ago.

 
At 10:54 AM, August 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good, now that the lottery is moving back over to 3/21 I don't have any reason to watch 6 any more.

 
At 7:20 PM, August 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel the same way. 10:54 AM. Glad to know all my complaints to Baton Rouge have finally payed off.

 
At 9:51 PM, August 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your original story stated there were complaints. What complaints? I am asking the blog person, not everyone else that simply want to bash KTAL.

 
At 3:58 AM, August 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know where you guys get your info. But the truth is the station felt it could make more money off of the 30 to 60 seconds than the lottery was paying. The contract was not renewed. End of story.

 
At 1:48 PM, August 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm confused. I saw the Powerball drawing on KTAL last night after the Cowboys-Chargers game. Is this going to change after August?

 
At 1:49 PM, August 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops! My bad, change goes into effect Aug.20th

 
At 1:55 PM, August 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That may be what management is telling you, but that is not what actually happened. It is also not what the lottery is saying. I started complaining directly to the Louisiana Lottery's home office in Baton Rouge last year. Two months ago I received emails from three lottery execs telling me because of all the problems and breach of contract "we are exploring other options." Unless KTAL is going to sell that 9:59:30 time slot at the end of primetime they are not going to make any extra money.

 

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