Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Shreveport Station Offers Behind the Scenes Look at Newscast

Not sure when they started this but KTAL/Channel 6/Shreveport has started streaming a behind the scenes live stream. Not sure if this is a feature for all the other newscasts as I have only caught it during the 10pm newscasts.  This is very similar to KTHV's THV2...only with KTAL's behind the scenes feed, the online viewer doesn't see the news video that is airing for regular tv viewers.  You can catch the feed HERE.

25 Comments:

At 11:34 PM, February 27, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why?

 
At 11:49 PM, February 27, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly. Why watch this when don't watch the newscasts?

 
At 11:10 AM, February 28, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's creepy and totally un-nessecarey.

 
At 11:35 AM, February 28, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Turns out other stations are doing this. I saw a station in Dallas playing video of the "breaks" while the anchors chit-chatted... felt, looked and sounded kinda stupid IMHO

 
At 12:49 PM, February 28, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Kind of stupid?" No, it's very stupid. I get airing the newscast, but behind the scenes? Maybe this will force the camera operators to dress better.

 
At 1:50 PM, March 01, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That would be a positive benefit. Not sure if they have improved, but the camera operators and the rest of the production crew were allowed to dress like slobs when I worked there.

 
At 5:30 PM, March 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to agree with the previous statement. I was on a group tour of KTAL several years ago, and most of the employees were inappropiately dress. But then again the building was dirty and looked terrible. Hopefully the current management has corrected both.

 
At 10:02 AM, March 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sloppy people lead to a sloppy product.

 
At 4:14 PM, March 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's no effort to pay people better so why should low-pay staff worry about their dress?? It's the sign o' the times.

 
At 5:54 PM, March 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, broadcasting has always been a notoriously low paying industry. The salary was full disclosed to you going into the job but you chose to accept it any way.

Second, how you dress will hold you back. Most people are very hesitant to promote someone who comes in wearing sweat pants, torn jeans, flip-flops, and the same stained hoody every day. Even on minimum wage you can afford to get nicer looking things cheap at Goodwill, Target, and Walmart.

You will understand this once you get a little older.

 
At 5:19 PM, March 08, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You wonder how people dress when they apply for the job. Seems some sort of "dress code" would be applied. Every place I've ever worked would have some sort of dress code defined.

 
At 10:28 AM, March 09, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Usually the interview and possibly the first day of work are the only times you will see everyone dress nicely. There is a dress code, but the last two GM's did not enforce it. They were busy hiding in their office cooking the books and logging on here to post comments.

 
At 2:20 PM, March 10, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's exactly how it was when I worked there. KTAL is the worst place I've ever worked. They also had the worst dressed staff of any place I've worked both in and out of broadcasting.

 
At 12:17 PM, March 12, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This behind the scenes idea is a rehash of those web cams Screaming Scotty had in the newsroom, master control and production control. It was a creepy and stupid idea then. It is a creepy and stupid idea now.

 
At 7:19 PM, March 18, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Screaming Scotty... lol, I almost forgot about that. Wonder where he wound up? Some sad TV group somewhere?

The webcam behind the scenes is pretty dumb unless they need to catch people picking their noses.

 
At 11:59 AM, March 20, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After being fired by Nexstar for posting comments on this blog from his office computer, check out the threads and comments in the archive for 2008, Scott wound up at a wreak of a station, KWES in Midland Texas. That job lasted like maybe a year before he "left" to go into a business partnership.

While at KWES Scott headhunted the chief engineer and a engineer away from KTAL. He also tried to headhunt the traffic manager but wouldn't come up with the money. So after a 8 hour drive for nothing she got up and walked out on the interview.

 
At 12:12 PM, March 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somebody told me he was involved with an advertising scheme for putting video ads on gaspumps. So I guess he's out of the tv biz.
I'd never travel on my nickel for an interview unless I had some idea of compensation. And dealing with Scotty..well that's a sucker's bet.

 
At 7:01 PM, March 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@12:12 Yeah, that is the business partnership. So yes, Scott is out of broadcasting.

In the case of the traffic manager, she had two job offers in the same week. She was promised a certain salary by Scott at KWES and by KMSS. She went out to Midland for the interview and was offered over 1/3 less then what was promised. She came back and took the KMSS job which she still holds today. At the time of her interview, KWES was in terrible shape. They had the same 12-15 job openings for the year I followed them. They had been without a traffic manager for two years prior to her interview. It took another year before someone finally accepted the traffic managers position.

 
At 10:06 AM, March 23, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Scotty basically misled the traffic mgr by telling her she'd get more $$$ but after she got out there the offer was less? What was he thinking, that he would lure her out there with his charm and charisma? Or that the allure of west tx was going to be too hard to resist? Geez, TV GM's seem to be have a distorted sense of reality or practicality, don't they?

 
At 11:44 AM, March 23, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Basically misled?" No, Scott totally misled. But yes that is exactly what happened.

 
At 2:34 PM, March 27, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So in light of the upcoming Nexstar intent to buy KMSS/KSHV, I'm guessing the traffic mgr is going to be working once again for Nexstar?
Talk about bad-karma. :[

 
At 9:10 PM, March 27, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the big question. Sandra, the former traffic manager at KTAL, is the national sales assistant at KMSS. Lois is the national sales assistant at KTAL, and has been with KTAL for about 36-38 years. If they do not need a second national sales assistant just to handle KMSS/KSHV, then Sandra may be laid off by Nexstar for the second time in four years.

 
At 6:17 PM, March 28, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That sucks. I feel sorry for her either way.

 
At 11:43 AM, March 29, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would think (but then again, this is NEXSTAR) they'd want to keep Sandra on to keep from overwhelming one traffic person. Glitches in traffic orders can cost a sales dept money. This would be a no-brainer, but again I haven't the benefit (or disadvantage) of thinking like a NEXSTAR manager. ;)

 
At 4:18 PM, March 29, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is the logical choice, but like you said, this is Nexstar we're talking about. Sandra has worked in sales and traffic at both KTAL and KMSS for over 30 years, and she knows the job inside and out. Lois is already overloaded with KTAL contracts. So much so she has to take the contracts home every night and sort them on her own time just to keep up. That's not right, but that's typical Nexstar.

 

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