Thursday, March 21, 2013

Can You Feel The Synergy....

It's been a month or two since KARK and KLRT have been under the same roof and personalities from each station have been appearing on each.  Today for example KLRT staff anchored Arkansas Today.  One can only wonder if this is really a good thing.  I

've also been sent emails from blog readers how they see/hear the same news story reported word for word on each station.  This has to contradict what we were told that KARK and KLRT would be putting out their own unique product.  So much for two separate newsrooms huh?   Maybe some blog readers that see both stations can give a perspective on what they see..since I don't get KLRT.

67 Comments:

At 10:14 PM, March 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have seen the same reporters on both stations but I haven't really noticed the same stories.

David Goins is definitely on both stations a lot. He did the noon show today but he is on both stations.

 
At 10:17 PM, March 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't say I watch both newscasts back to back to notice anything. I do see Greg Dee on both stations.

 
At 10:23 PM, March 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

where has keith monahan been? I like pat watson on weather but did he replace keith...why is mallory doing the nights? she was good but she does mornings.

 
At 10:26 PM, March 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares?!?!?!? I watch THV. Everyone should.

 
At 10:31 PM, March 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone see Erin Hawley on KATV today? A little boring if you ask me. All looks no excitement. Anyone home?

 
At 10:57 PM, March 21, 2013, Anonymous Former KLRT co-worker said...

See, I told you so. Everything is going down exactly the way I said it would when we were told about the buyout/merger/total cluster f*#k this thing turned out to be.

 
At 11:16 PM, March 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go ahead and do your "told you so" dance.

 
At 3:40 AM, March 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People....get over it ! How many newscasts do you need to watch per day ? If a house burns down at 123 Bates Dr...I would hope both stations run the same story. News is just a conveyor belt of crap rolling down stream to a cash register. And the only thing that changes are the faces...otherwise it's the same crap every day...a murder...a fire...and a manufactured breaking news story.

 
At 9:51 AM, March 22, 2013, Anonymous Isn't that a shame said...

A jaded negative nelly posting things @ 3:40 in the morning.

 
At 11:34 AM, March 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe...but it has a ring of truth.

 
At 12:06 PM, March 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't watch NBC but I watch Fox all the time. I'm disappointed with the crap that's now on at 5 in TMZ but I think the newscast at 530 is as good as its ever been. I like all the reporters they now have and the edition of Wes Moore is great stuff

 
At 1:59 PM, March 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you're posting at 3:40 AM you're either pissed off because you're up for the morning crew. Or you're on pissed off because you're on the crew coming down off your nightly drunk.

 
At 2:05 PM, March 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or they are just a miserable pissed off hater mad about everything.

 
At 2:46 PM, March 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"News is just a conveyor belt of crap rolling down stream to a cash register." Lol! Good one.

 
At 4:31 PM, March 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pissed off and negative ? ? And I thought I was being quite accurate without cutting the legs off of any anchor or reporter. I work the night shift at Dennys....or do I ?

 
At 6:20 PM, March 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:31 I got a DVR because of Erin Hottie. They love her at the bar I go to. She's a 10.

 
At 6:39 PM, March 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Erin.

 
At 8:45 PM, March 22, 2013, Anonymous David said...

I still hate the takeover of Fox 16, especially the death of the 10pm newscast. They do share a lot of the exact same stories which is very disappointing, but KARK has actually gotten a lot better by using the Fox 16 reporters. I no longer cringe while watching KARK. I am really happy that they kept almost everyone (on air) from KLRT (so far.) I'm still a Fox 16 fan. #HateNexstar

 
At 9:11 PM, March 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watch KARK pretty regularly. I think everything is pretty good. I like the new weather guy who filled in this week!

I don't usually watch Fox but I like them.

 
At 10:41 PM, March 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did THV completely change brands? Don't see the difference anymore...looks like they're trying to outfox Fox

 
At 4:08 AM, March 23, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV got the new Gannett graphics and music package a couple of weeks ago.

 
At 7:35 AM, March 23, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When do the results for the February sweeps come in?

 
At 8:21 AM, March 23, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure Nick at KATV will 'Tweet' them soon.

 
At 9:17 AM, March 23, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of KATV their Saturday morning crew is awful. Yakoubian is OK as he actually KNOWS weather & what he is talking about unlike their weekday host. However the obnoxious loudmouth movie reviewer is too much & the red head is not only bad but does not know how to dress. She can also blind the viewers when showing to much skin with the lights in the studio. The torture of it all..,

 
At 11:13 AM, March 23, 2013, Anonymous J said...

"E-mail us! Text us! Tweet us!" Great clip on youtube :)

 
At 5:52 PM, March 23, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yakoubian needs to be their morning guy during the week i like the red head because she wears tights or a short skirt if 11 did that more often they would be higher in the ratings

 
At 8:50 PM, March 23, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 7:35 They're in.

 
At 6:01 AM, March 24, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIV sucks...or is it THV....dunno call it by the channel...11. Yukaban was a coffee in the 1980's....the dude on 7 is a weak weatherman. Washed out face, it's why he has not moved on in years. Channel 11 is the weakest link....followed by the pussies at channel 7. Kark and Fox 16 are the ones to watch.

 
At 11:15 AM, March 24, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you like working over there. Just know they will cut you at a moments notice.

 
At 2:30 PM, March 24, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not if you do your job.

 
At 3:37 PM, March 24, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all terrible. All news on the local level is pretty bad. I can't watch local news, even my own channel, without cringing five times a show.

It's like flies arguing that their lump of dog shit tastes the best.

 
At 1:29 AM, March 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HA! LMAO 3:37. You are dead on, and summed it up perfectly.

2:30 PM You are dead wrong.

 
At 12:33 PM, March 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of you really don't get it. Doing your job - or even doing it well doesn't have much to do with whether you'll survive or not. All that matters is whether the folks upstairs can see a reason to keep you around. So much of what news people do is a complete mystery to them. But in this they are clear: no matter how good you are - they can replace you and replace you easily.

That's why your checks are so low and why they laugh when you complain. They don't wonder whether it's possible to live without you, they've done it before to the person you replaced.

And those of you who think doing a really good job will make a difference need to look around the newsroom. Who are the people making the big bucks with the most job security? Who are the people you think are the laziest? They are often the same people.

 
At 2:01 PM, March 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

DING DING DING! We have a winner!!! That's exactly how it is. More so with Nexstar then any other media group I've worked for.

 
At 4:42 PM, March 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on with the Feb numbers already. Somebody knows. I didn't see any tweets.

 
At 5:28 PM, March 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same old story.

 
At 7:47 PM, March 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all know the numbers. They aren't exciting. Therefore no tweets.

 
At 10:29 PM, March 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the employees ("talent")getting paid mileage for driving from one place to another? Might be cheaper to car pool.

 
At 7:56 AM, March 26, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They aren't exciting to you because you lost. They aren't exciting to us because we're used to it.

 
At 11:04 AM, March 26, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep we lost. We will probably lose next time. And no amount of crying from me will change that. You've got the Wheel and that's the way it is. I truly don't care about numbers. I care about my paycheck and my ability to feel good about myself when I leave to go home to what really matters. You can brag all you want about being number 1. I came from a dominant number 1 and you know what? My check never got bigger because of it. If yours does - great - but I doubt it.

 
At 2:27 PM, March 26, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It does. And it's cool.

 
At 3:47 PM, March 26, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And we get cool stuff to go with it.

 
At 9:36 PM, March 26, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will someone tell the male dudes at 16 and 4-- that would be Kevin somebody and Bob somebody-- that you don't have to try and out-cool each other? Putting your hand in your pocket while you gosh-darn earnestly gesture and furrow your brow makes you look like like really bad Dillard suit model wanna-be's.

Damn this market used to be good on the news desks. If we could have had the production expertise of today with the talent of the 80's, 90's and even 2000's, this city would have some kick-ass news.

 
At 9:38 PM, March 26, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh and memo to Mike Beebe: you SUCK at reading speeches, let alone a JFK speech.

 
At 9:54 AM, March 27, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm at 7. My check didn't get bigger.

 
At 10:56 AM, March 27, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe you need to work harder.

 
At 2:26 PM, March 27, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That doesn't matter. As a previous poster stated correctly.

 
At 4:21 PM, March 27, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:06 PM, March 22, 2013 " the edition of Wes Moore is great stuff"
Damn. The posters on this blog wonder why the pay scale is so low in broadcast media. Most of you folks don't have a basic vocabulary or even simple grammatical or spelling skills. I'm not in your industry but it's very amusing to watch you beat each other up or submit self-serving posts. What an incredibly narcissistic group here. Most of you will have to look that word up. An Industry Observer

 
At 8:33 PM, March 27, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 4:21 PM

It is obvious the person who posted the 12:06 PM, March 22,2013 comment, like you, is a viewer. Not a broadcaster.

 
At 8:46 PM, March 27, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:21 We kan't hep it. Hard to right win u'r all jackd up on Mountain Do.

 
At 3:37 AM, March 28, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And onto GAY marriage. The media has a bloated figure....I don't believe for a N.Y. minute that 58% of the country is for it. It's prolly more like 35 % or less. Liberal media always puffs up numbers. Of course we peeps under 30 love gay marriage....but look at the older ones...they don't.

 
At 6:06 AM, March 28, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, so far, KTHV or THV has managed to cover about 1/4 of the screen of our receivers with the "New" graphics.

I fully expect to see advertising go in this area soon.

This is annoying and not necessary. Soon it will look like Fox Business News with all the crawling going on all over 3/4 of the screen.

 
At 1:47 PM, March 28, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree 6:06. The new graphics are entirely to larger and extremely annoying.

 
At 4:12 PM, March 28, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear that Master MC is hitting the road from THV. Heading to Austin, Texas as Ass ND. Happy Days are hear again...

 
At 4:20 PM, March 28, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously? HURRAY!!!!! I feel sorry for the folks in Austin though.

 
At 10:18 PM, March 29, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous said...

Not if you do your job.

2:30 PM, March 24, 2013

. . . and suck up to management.

 
At 10:27 PM, March 29, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sucking up to management does not always guaranty job security.

 
At 6:49 AM, March 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:27, " You are right, sucking up to management does not always guranty job security." You, better than anyone, can guaranty that with certainty because one way to guaranty keeping your job in this business is being able to spell!" Guaranteed.

 
At 9:44 AM, March 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great, waking up to loudmouth Shapiro & blinded by Janelle whilst trying to get a weather update on KATV this morning....

 
At 12:35 PM, March 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@6:49 AM That's not entirely accurate. Over the years I have seen more then my share of co-workers who can not spell . Half work in the newsroom and production. The other half work throughout the building.

 
At 9:06 PM, March 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched 4's 6:00 news today. Now watching 16's 9:00. Joselyn Tovar's lead-in, package and tag is the EXACT same in each broadcast. Come on.

 
At 9:57 PM, March 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I'm sure her delivery was equally AWFUL on both.

 
At 6:02 PM, April 01, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beth Hunt's delivery is perfect filling in for the fake Christina tonight. What a pleasant change!!!

 
At 8:39 PM, April 01, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But why does she wrinkle her forehead while reading every story?

 
At 10:47 AM, April 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christina isn't fake. She just comes off that way. She doesn't pretend to be interested in things - she really is interested. It's just that she hasn't figured out how to come off that way on the air yet.

 
At 2:48 PM, April 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christina can quickly cut to all smiles & giggles right after reading a story involving death & dismemberment with a serious face. I can't figure out Katherina's delivery, still bland & monotone & her dialect. Even though she is from Little Rock she sounds almost LA (lower Arkansas)

 
At 1:38 PM, April 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I so don't miss any of this. Severance is GREAT!!!

 

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