Tuesday, February 19, 2013

KTBS Welcomes New Morning Anchor

KTBS/Channel 3 Shreveport has hired a new morning anchor.  Wendi Redman comes to Shreveport from WBTW/Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. An e-mailer says  she might be a possile replacement for Chrissi Coile if she does not return after giving birth to her second child.

55 Comments:

At 10:50 PM, February 19, 2013, Anonymous Occluded front said...

Saw her work the Mardi Gras parade with Rick Rowe and seemed to be very well spoken. Appears to be a good hire.....

 
At 12:26 AM, February 20, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute girl. Glad to see KTBS is hiring again. Now they need to hire five more anchors and reporters so they will not be so stretched.

 
At 10:35 AM, February 20, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

RuhRoh.... looks like somebody is going to be hitting the gym hard.

 
At 8:23 PM, February 20, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does management really have the lack of foresight to keep hiring blondes? Their ratings are about to show a violent dip.

 
At 11:18 PM, February 20, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are you talking about? KTBS does not have nearly enough Broadcast Barbies.

 
At 12:07 AM, February 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh folks in Shrevespit don't care. The majority of folks who watch the local news are too old anyway to really give a rip.

 
At 9:53 AM, February 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an agist thing to say.

 
At 12:00 PM, February 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's hope Chrissi stays home. I can't bear her much longer. She doesn't listen to answers during interviews, has no concept of what she's saying during broadcasts and if she says "actually" once more....

 
At 12:40 PM, February 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTBS stands for:

Keep
The
Blondes
Smiling

Maybe someone in management is looking for a new girlfriend! ;)

 
At 1:41 PM, February 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They don't have to a girlfriend to provide that particular "service." Just ask the dwarf and the troll.

 
At 1:47 PM, February 21, 2013, Anonymous Hef said...

And there's a problem with too many blondes ??

 
At 4:55 PM, February 21, 2013, Anonymous Don Henley said...

"We got the bubble headed bleach blonde who comes on at five. She can tell you 'bout the plane crash with a gleam in her eye."

 
At 6:42 PM, February 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see they have someone to help Ed when Chrissie is gone on maternity leave... I just hope she comes back. She's the reason I watch every morning.

 
At 7:25 PM, February 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chrissi may come back from maternity leave, but don't count on it. She will most likely use this as a way to exit the station.

 
At 9:41 PM, February 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kick 'em when they're up, kick 'em when they're down...

 
At 1:46 AM, February 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Randy Bain sure loves blondes, lol

 
At 7:53 AM, February 22, 2013, Blogger Independent Thinker said...

It is sad to read all the negative comments out there about these folks that you choose to spend time watching everyday. KSLA, KTAL, and KTBS have a job to do with a limited budget(as all companies do). With the economy shrinkig, each station is having to do more with less. No one, I mean no one, is spneding more on advertising than they were 3 years ago.
You mock the persoanl lives of the on air talent, you mock the management for the quality of the broadcast, and you mock the appearance of the personnel on the air. They are either too cute or too ugly for your standards.

Instead of being the glass "completely" empty people, try finding the good in some things in your life and focus on those things. Try creating positive perceptions of others, rather than break them down.

Each hire either godd, bad, or indifferent has a place at that station. We are not a top 50 market so our choices are sometimes limited, but they are doing the best that they can with the resources that they have. You have a choice to make and maybe we all, including myself, need to make better choices of our time and the words that we use.

Also, no I do not work in the industry, nor have I ever worked in the industry. Just an outsider's persepcetive.

 
At 11:32 AM, February 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A number of comments do come from people who have worked in the TV biz. Some are just plain bitter, some like to take pot-shots at others, but if you had the TV biz experience, you can see the gems in some comments. Local TV biz is pretty much a superficial and self-important biz. If you spent anytime around these talking mannequins or meat-puppets, you'd be amazed at their true-selves.
And the management types at some of these stations would give a psych-major a field day on megalomania, questionable ethics and other negative behaviors.

I read this blog for entertainment purposes because I know too much of what goes on behind the scenes. This is not a cheerleading section for local broadcasters so if that's your thing, you should look elsewhere. It's mostly an insider-blog where the underpaid / unappreciated rank-and-file who make these assholes look and sound good on a daily basis get to vent a little. That should be pretty apparent.

 
At 12:51 PM, February 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:53 AM
It was obvious from the first sentence you have never worked in broadcasting. If you did you would understand why we use this blog to vent. The majority of us who post on this blog do work in broadcasting & production, and we deal with this every day. We also deal with this during our off time, and vacations. Some of the local stations are very understaffed. That causes the rest of us to have two or three extra positions dumped on us with the duties that come along with those positions. Positions and duties which are not disclosed on our official job description and duty responsibilities. All of this for the same salary we were making for our primary position. We get phone calls at all hours of the day and night wanting to know something they should already know how to do. We also get phone calls all hours of the day and night wanting us to come in to work extra shifts because someone called in, or was no call no show again.


 
At 2:56 PM, February 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:32 & 12:51:
Spot on! I worked at 3 of the stations in this mkt., thinking with each move that I would find a better workplace and better managers and staff. No such luck! I'd get other-duties-as-assigned, called in my day off to cover because someone either called in sick, quit, got fired, didn't show up, couldn't find their rear in the dark, .... you name it.

I had more hours but got screwed out of overtime pay and then had hours cut because I worked too many hours one-week so mngmnt found ways to work around getting me O/T pay.
And as for the TV anchors, they did very little, got paid too much and thought they were oh-so-important.

The environment is so negative, I quit and went back to school so I can work outside of TV. Still have folks I know in the business and honestly don't know why they put up with it.

People who aren't in the business and only know about local TV from what they see on television are pretty clueless. I vomit inside each time I hear some "civilian" talk about how good or nice So-and-So is on TV. If they only knew.

 
At 8:03 PM, February 22, 2013, Anonymous Inquiring Minds said...

I didn't even realize Carrie Underwood was looking for an anchor job...........

 
At 3:27 PM, February 24, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Troll and the Dwarf...
I'm trying to figure out which is which...lol!
Then there's the rich-boy with his gun-toys! This place is rich in characters 4 sure!

 
At 11:06 PM, February 24, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just ask around. There are a couple of people left at KTBS who can tell you.

 
At 12:23 PM, February 26, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:37 PM "Rich in characters" is a very polite way of describing your co-workers. We have some real winners here.

 
At 9:04 PM, February 27, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For Entertainment only! Any actual
resemblance pertaining to actual persons living or dead is purely and merely a coincidence. Intended for mature and sane audiences only.
Viewer / Player discretion advised.

Match the names:
Elkins Troll
Sirven with Dwarf
Wray Retard



 
At 9:05 PM, February 27, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRY THIS AGAIN:
For Entertainment only! Any actual
resemblance pertaining to actual persons living or dead is purely and merely a coincidence. Intended for mature and sane audiences only.
Viewer / Player discretion advised.

Match the names:
Elkins
Sirven
Wray

WITH

Troll
Dwarf
Retard
and as a bonus: Clueless



 
At 11:53 PM, February 27, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's open season on the dwarf and the troll, but Jan is off limits. She will be at KTBS long after you're gone and forgotten about.

 
At 11:40 AM, February 28, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jan-the-Man Elkins is and has been clueless for years. It's a classic case of people with market-stagnation, thinking they're better than they are when in fact they work there because of their relationship with the Wrays. Wasn't this the same News Director who felt Katrina wasn't important enough to pre-empt a syndicated program? That's some real news judgement, boy-o!

 
At 12:35 PM, February 28, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't you come up with something new? You posted this same comment on previous treads.

 
At 12:46 PM, February 28, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jan will be at KTBS as long as her umbilical cord is attached thereto.

Jan's present job as Community Projects Director at KTBS is apparently a contrived job.

If KTBS had been going to kick Jan to the curb, it would have done it years ago when Jan showed she was not news director material.

More competent, talented, and better looking employees have left or been fired from KTBS.

Have a great day and a better weekend everyone!

 
At 12:57 PM, February 28, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTBS is not alone in that practice. KTAL did the same thing for Darrell Rebouche.

 
At 6:40 PM, February 28, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clueless doesn't begin to describe it. How about self-important, arrogant, ignorant. That's just for starters.

 
At 11:28 PM, February 28, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Self-important, arrogant, and ignorant" describes over half of our co-workers, and all of our management and ownership.

 
At 1:31 PM, March 01, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen! That is the most accurate description of most of my former co-workers at KTBS. My current station and mkt are totally different. The difference is literally night and day between the two.

 
At 1:30 PM, March 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard someone describe the folks at KTBS as "...the types who have worked in a toilet for so long, they got used to the smell and wouldn't know shit if it hit them in the face."

Does that ring true anybody?

 
At 11:59 PM, March 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That describes two of my former stations.

 
At 8:33 PM, March 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

crude but funny about the toilet comparison.

 
At 4:27 PM, March 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see Neil Shaw is back temping on wx. Still no permanent replacement for Rhonda Lee yet?

 
At 9:05 AM, March 08, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has KTBS hired Neil as Rhonda's replacement? I saw them run a promo for him yesterday.

 
At 1:09 PM, March 08, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No idea. I think Neil was filling in for Joe who was on vacation for awhile. I watch so little local news these days that I wouldn't know who is part-time or permanent air-staff these days.

 
At 1:46 PM, March 08, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTBS' only permanent wx people are Joe and Brian. Neil has been temping for them for about two years. And Skip has been temping for them for like five or six years.

 
At 2:04 PM, March 09, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is KTBS even looking for a permanent replacement for Rhonda? Seems they are happy to keep going with these temps.

 
At 7:43 PM, March 10, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as the temps show up for the pay they offer and don't screw up the broadcast, nothing will change. Unless a weather-blonde wearing kneepads shows up ;)

 
At 11:04 PM, March 10, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's not supposed to talked about outside of the building.

 
At 9:07 PM, March 11, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's that sound?
Someone bumping their head under a desk.

 
At 7:31 PM, March 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think KTBS can hire anyone until Rhonda Lees case is settled. Considering that, why in the world would they hire another white woman?? WTF were they thinking?

 
At 7:48 PM, March 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Rhonda Lee thing could drag on for months or even years. KTBS can pretty much do whatever they want.

 
At 5:10 AM, March 28, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like jennifer she was so hot and that's the only reason I watched the news I hates to see her go ... but Chrissi is real pretty took and so is the new one y'all keep it up ktbs

 
At 7:46 PM, March 28, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, right. NO.

 
At 11:45 AM, March 29, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTBS with hot on-air types? Somebody needs eyes checked.

 
At 10:39 PM, March 29, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTBS does have some good looking people right now. They may not be that great, but they are easy to look at in the superficial imaged based industry that is television broadcasting.

 
At 1:43 PM, March 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess so if you're into chunky and/or dim-witted blondes.

 
At 1:53 PM, March 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously we are. That's the standard in most small and midsize markets.

 
At 6:59 PM, March 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will someone in KTBS traffic puhleeze do us all a favor and stop running station I.D.'s with Jan Elkins on camera!! Eee-Yuck!

 
At 11:52 AM, March 31, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shreeport TV likes Big Butts...
...they cannot lie!

 

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