Arkansan Returns to Home State....
We cover the TV News biz of Little Rock and the Ark-La-Tex(Shreveport,LA) AND Northwest Arkansas TOO!
Source: KTAL Veteran broadcaster H. Lee Bryant died today at 89. Bryant was vice president and general manager of KTAL-TV for more than four decades. He retired from the station in 2000, after it was purchased by Nexstar Broadcasting.
Source: KLRT Press Release WeatheRate, the Nation’s only independent weather forecast research firm, has bestowed it’s “most accurate weather forecast” seal of approval upon FOX16 for their most recent annual measurement cycle.
Well some things have changed since I last viewed the program about two weeks ago. Note: I watch via KTAL/Channel 6 out of Shreveport, oh excuse me "Texarkana".
All but one time slot was won by KATV, Channel 7 in the February ratings book. According to ratings number published by Arkansas Business.com KTHV, Channel 11 won only time slot, at 5am. To view all the numbers visit the ratings chart.
Wow what a story the Bobby Petrino motorcycle wreck has become. In hearing folks talk about it today a lot of the folks were shooting down the media. I heard one guy today say why did the media have to report it. He questioned whether if this was really "news". Then you read all over the social media sites how folks blame the media for just spreading rumors and not facts. Sometimes folks just want to live in their own little perfect world. But Hog fans...don't shoot the messenger!
Source: Press Release Brittany Bell joins KHBS/KHOG-TV (Channels 40 and 29) as Meteorolgist and Reporter in April. Bell will anchor 40/29 Weather at 5:o30, 6 and 10pm on weekends, report throughout the week and online at 4029tv.com.
Bell has worked as a fill-in meteorologist for WMC-TV in Memphis, Tennessee. Bell also served as Meteorologist for Mississippi State University’s digital broadcast, Campus Connect, and interned as Meteorologist for Memphis television station WPTY. Bell is also a severe storm chaser and Skywarn storm spotter.
A scholarship recipient from the American Meteorological Society and at the top of her class, Bell will graduate from Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi this May. Bell will receive her Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Meteorology. Bell was recently selected as a finalist for the Mississippi Associated Press college weathercaster award.
“We are pleased to have Brittany join our team of award-winning meteorologists,” said, News Director Dawn R. Dugle. “She joins us in the middle of severe weather season, where our viewers will notice her commitment to keeping them safe during spring storms.”
Every broadcaster should know these days if you are not strong in online content you are behind! A study by Borrell Associates shows revenue is up nearly, I said nearly 50 percent over last year for local stations:
Where do I start. First off I don't work in the TV News biz or anything close. I am just a regular viewer having grown up in Southwest Arkansas having access to all Shreveport and Little Rock stations on my cable system. With that said here is my opinion and what I think what needs to be improved on with the new Arkansas Today.
Off work today so I thought I would check out Arkansas Today. Please note I am watching KTAL Channel 6 via cable.
Seeing how the use of social media websites is being embraced by media worldwide, local blogger, Arkansas Patriot thinks one Little Rock TV station is carrying it just a little too far. Last week when a 4 year old boy went missing KARK invited its followers on its facebook page to "LIKE" the post to send prayers and thoughts to the family. THEN over the weekend when head U of A coach Bobby Petrino was involved in an accident the station put up a post to LIKE to send your support. Here's what Arkansas Patriot has to say, "Keep in mind this was well before any information had been released about Coach Petrino’s condition. We literally did not know if he was dead or alive. But, who cares! ”LIKE” away!
Source: Arkansas CW Press Release For the second consecutive ratings period, The Arkansas CW is among the nation’s leading CW affiliates. Vampire Diaries – one of the CW network’s biggest primetime hits, delivered a 4.3 rating with Women 25 to 54 on the Arkansas CW, placing its performance among the top 10 for all CW stations in the country.