Sunday, June 02, 2013

Former KATV GM Passes Away



Source: KATV KATV is saying goodbye to a friend and leader.

Channel 7 chairman and former general manager Dale Nicholson died at his home in Little Rock Saturday night.

He was 74.

Nicholson began his broadcasting career in El Dorado at KTVE in 1960.

He came to Channel 7 in 1962, where he served as president and general manager from 1974 until 2009.

Nicholson was honored for 50 Years in Television by the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences with the Gold Circle award.

He received an honorary doctorate from Philander Smith College and had been bestowed numerous humanitarian awards.

Nicholson is survived by his children, Kelli Miller and Nick Nicholson, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

19 Comments:

At 11:21 PM, June 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So at least he died before katv becomes another sweatshop

 
At 11:35 AM, June 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

will hos coffin be heavily saturated with bad cologne?

 
At 1:06 PM, June 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dale was certainly a vestige from another, misogynist era. He used to always call me "honey." It felt like we were in an episode of Mad Men.

 
At 1:28 PM, June 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You liked it.

 
At 5:28 PM, June 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

say wha?

 
At 9:34 AM, June 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did he ever ask you to "give him some sugar"? I got that regularly.

 
At 1:22 PM, June 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good grief. Have some respect.

 
At 9:05 PM, June 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, he was just playin'

 
At 7:27 AM, June 08, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was not "just playin" dawg. He was a son of a bitch and I'm glad he's gone. Have some respect? That man had none!

 
At 10:16 AM, June 08, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that.

 
At 1:39 PM, June 08, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

His leadership was admired by many--he had a very progressive "hands-off" management style in a field that tends to over-reward control freaks. Also, twenty-five years at the helm of a TV station is a great feat that will likely not be repeated again ANYWHERE as publicly-traded media companies continue to hire/fire management at levels only rivaled by MLB. However, long-time rumors of an affair with another--married--manager and numerous other tales of alleged drunken debauchery/excess definitely tarnishes his legacy beyond those that worked closest to him. It can't be denied he handled tough times with exceptional leadership (transmitter tower collapse, the murder of a beloved reporter,) but that will only take your rep so far when, as a husband/father/grandfather, you're droppin' more loads on co-workers than Ron Jeremy. Hell, even Don Draper is classy enough not to bang Peggy Olson.

Stay classy, local broadcast TV industry!

 
At 6:35 PM, June 08, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe how katv chose to pretend he was a great man. He was not!

 
At 8:26 PM, June 08, 2013, Anonymous Howard Stern said...

Droppin' loads, ha ha.

Baba Booey!

 
At 9:51 PM, June 08, 2013, Blogger ATN said...

Hmmmm no comments have been deleted.

 
At 6:19 PM, June 10, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is the service?

 
At 6:12 AM, June 11, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you were choosing from old Pard's generation and you fired an executive because they were adulterous, bigoted, sexist, racist and conscending then you wouldn't have much of a pool to choose from.

He may have been good at his job, and a good granddad, but there were a lot of years in his life--it seems- that were a little short of the good human being mark

 
At 6:13 AM, June 11, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But throw the first stone...

 
At 8:06 AM, June 11, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm throwing them. Hoping one at least hits his dunno size ears.

 
At 8:29 AM, June 11, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dumbo. Auto correct.

 

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