Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Stations MIA with Weather Coverage of Coming Winter Storm

Leave it to the weather to spoil a holiday for some news departments.  With the approaching winter storm only a few channels aired local morning news programs.   KTBS/Channel 3 and KSLA/Channel 12 out of Shreveport were on the air with morning news programs.  None of the Little Rock stations were.   KTHV/channel 11 eventually brought in Ed Buckner to produce a weather segment for the local affiliate cut ins.

UPDATE: THV's Ed Buckner is LIVE on TV 2 updating the latest weather info. KARK and KATV..well they are dropping the ball.   Sara Fortner now giving Ed a break...


28 Comments:

At 9:32 AM, December 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Job THV for bringing in your chief meterologist on Christmas morning. That is commitment to your community. We can always count on THV, when they are needed. Merry Christmas and thanks to the great THV family!!!!!

 
At 10:37 AM, December 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yawn.....

 
At 11:12 AM, December 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV2 went live.... we started watching it and adjusted based on the discussion. Thanks ED.

 
At 11:24 AM, December 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Ed and KTHV. Have a great Christmas.

 
At 12:54 PM, December 25, 2012, Anonymous TD said...

Has anyone gotten Randy Ort out of the tanning bed?

It is always frustrating to hear Ort talk about how prepared the AHTD is, but when it is "go time" they always have their head stuck up their a$$. Other states shut down their interstates for snow, but not Arkansas. AHTD won't do that, they prefer to have people stuck for days. Why don't you community minded young gun reporters take this angle and try to make a difference?

Merry Christmas

 
At 12:57 PM, December 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas THV. Thanks for partnering with your viewers. We love you Ed and Sarah.

 
At 1:27 PM, December 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarah? Not so much. She is clueless and is the last person I want to see in the market doing weather. Ed on the other hand IS thv weather. He and Tom make thv the best station for weather in little Rock. Thanks for keeping us informed!

 
At 2:44 PM, December 25, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You may not like Sara because she is a novice, but a novice keeping the public updated is better than the nobodies who did not show up on the other local stations. Thanks for serving THV.

 
At 9:24 AM, December 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never mind seeing Sarah on the weather. She is a cutie.

 
At 10:26 AM, December 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTHV, you, Ed and the morning team, are number 1 today. Thanks for a job well done.

 
At 11:01 AM, December 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarah is hot!

 
At 11:15 AM, December 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But the weather is NOT!!!!

 
At 3:00 PM, December 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why am I not surprised this market dropped the ball on weather coverage yesterday? Even little ole Shreveport was doing live weather coverage. Well, make that everyone in Shreveport except for KARK's sister station KTAL, which was off air for hours.

 
At 5:37 PM, December 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY! KTHV AND THE WEATHER TEAM DID NOT DROP THE BALL.

 
At 9:09 PM, December 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was to little to late.

 
At 9:27 PM, December 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give it a rest THV. So you brought a guy in when there was nothing to talk about, so what. Every station did a fine job conveying the seriousness of the situation before it hit and once it did hit all stations kept viewers informed of what was happening. It's not like you guys were the only ones who knew it was coming. Stop patting yourselves on the back for something that was not impressive in any way and maybe get to work trying to figure out how to keep all your unchecked egos from draggIng your station down even further than you already have.

 
At 10:13 PM, December 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the thing with weather 9:27 is getting the info out before it hits..otherwise you are SOL. 11 deserves all the praise in this weather event. 7 and 4 was just not there.

 
At 7:46 AM, December 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANKS to you THV 11. You had us ready for Superstorm Arkansas, and you have a great morning team who has kept us up to date on all the latest.

 
At 12:57 PM, December 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the Alyse fans have arrived.

 
At 1:17 PM, December 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

alyse is on vacation comfortably sitting out this storm

 
At 5:46 PM, December 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NBC would toss to KARK for local cutins and KARK would just run commercials. Weather Authority my ass!

 
At 5:49 PM, December 27, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical.

 
At 8:44 AM, December 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully some snow will thaw this after-nyune.

 
At 7:21 PM, December 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loves me some Sarah!

 
At 1:25 AM, December 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems that the AHTD always gets caught napping and not paying attention to the weather forecasts.
I hear that some counties in this state (not Pulaski)pre-treat their roads BEFORE the sleet even starts. I guess this has not caught on yet with the AHTD.

Good old Entergy's spokesman said on TV that they were not expecting much ice with this storm. In the future, please watch and listen to the weather forecasts. As much profit as Entergy makes they could afford to have their own "weather guesser." Hey, maybe they do and he/she missed it this time.

 
At 7:39 AM, December 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't know much do you. Go back and watch the forecasts in the couple days leading up to the storm. And yes, Entergy has their own mets. They got it wrong just like every other one in town.

 
At 10:41 PM, December 31, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uhh I do know that every station in town was forecasting sleet. Not everyone got it wrong. Trees caused the power outages. Trees that were not trimmed fell on power lines. Did you know that? Now, whose fault is that? The mail carrier?

 
At 4:44 AM, January 21, 2013, Blogger J.Betnar said...

I find it cute because NWS forecasts online called the ice before the snow. Too bad AHTD doesn't get their forecasts from a government entity like NOAA/NWS

 

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