Tuesday, June 04, 2013

KATV Making Some Changes in the Newsroom



KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock is in the process of renovating its newsroom.  The station posted a pic of the construction area on its facebook page. KATV is still for sale as its parent company,  Allbritton Communications is looking to get out of the tv business.  No buyer has been found for some of the properties...including KATV. 

31 Comments:

At 1:04 PM, June 04, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They moved the weather center out of the newsroom and into the studio. They now have some needed space.

 
At 1:17 PM, June 04, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need out of the building.

 
At 3:12 PM, June 04, 2013, Anonymous Legal Custodians said...

"Anonymous said...

We need out of the building."

Yes, you do, before the black mold kills you all! It's the first thing you smell when you walk in the door.

 
At 8:26 PM, June 04, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do changes in the newsroom mean no more obnoxious movie reviewer on air? No skin shots of the red head & no more hosting Sat Daybreak for her & a workout & diet plan for both her & Big Mel? More Beth Hunt & Erin Hawley? Justin sticks to the AT&T commercials with the kids? Roger quits waving his hands on air??

 
At 9:37 PM, June 04, 2013, Anonymous TD said...

Jason Pederson needs to go to 401 South Main Street in Little Rock to harass the owners of that eyesore of a building.
Its lower walls are bum-piss yellow and it is accented with tons of rust. The owners are not being good neighbors in the Spirit of Arkansas.

 
At 8:53 AM, June 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

we call this polishing the turd.

 
At 5:26 PM, June 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't be done. Same as trying to spit-shine one.

 
At 6:11 PM, June 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV is not the only turd in the region to do a major newsroom reno.

 
At 2:56 PM, June 06, 2013, Anonymous J said...

you rarely see the newsroom during newscasts...renovation isn't for air purposes. it is for desk allocation resources. i.e. not enough space for staff (when fully staffed that is)

 
At 7:01 PM, June 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they're spending money on the newsroom then they're going to show it off on air.

 
At 9:52 PM, June 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Polishing the turd for potential buyers?

 
At 8:39 AM, June 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's standard practice in this business.

 
At 9:02 PM, June 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's great that they are fixing up the newsroom. When are they going to get so news in it?

 
At 9:03 PM, June 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's great that they are fixing up the newsroom. When are they going to get some news in it?

 
At 9:03 PM, June 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

echo in herra

 
At 9:07 AM, June 11, 2013, Anonymous J said...

@7:01

There is nothing to show. Main studio is downstairs. Newsroom is used as a satellite center. That's it. Nothing special. Sure, there will be a big deal made (what else do media outlets do?) about it but the main focus for this remodeling isn't for on-air purposes.

 
At 12:10 PM, June 11, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just be glad they're doing anything with mold central.

 
At 9:19 AM, June 12, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a fungus among us

 
At 10:38 AM, June 12, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:07 AM
It's a common practice at stations in other markets to utilize the newsroom for live stand-ups during the newscast. All the Top 20 markets do it. As do all three station in Shreveport. Even if the current management decides not to utilize the newsroom for live shots the new management may.

 
At 6:26 PM, June 12, 2013, Anonymous J said...

It is used for live stand ups currently. My point is that the remodeling is NOT for "on air purposes" solely. The main reason for the remodel is lack of space for newsroom personnel. Sure, it will be fresh and a big deal will be made of the remodel but the REASON for it was NOT solely for on air purposes.

 
At 8:38 PM, June 12, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's about time. They've needed to remodel for years.

 
At 11:46 AM, June 14, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sinclair exes were in town and toured the station. I feel bad for my friends at KATV

 
At 3:01 PM, June 14, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did they do it while Nick was on vacation?

 
At 8:38 PM, June 14, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's have some respect. His name was Nicholson.

 
At 8:53 AM, June 15, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV was throwing their weight around so to speak on the Trainwreck known as Saturday Daybreak; Big Mel, Janelle & non talent sales/movie reviewer all on one show!!!!

 
At 7:33 AM, June 17, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:38. I think 3:01 was taking about Nick Genty, the news director at the moment.

 
At 5:46 PM, June 17, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At the moment? Changes a coming?

 
At 10:18 PM, June 18, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is the big woman on the daybreak show on 7 with the deep voice that won't let anyone else talk? what does she do the rest of the week?

 
At 9:54 AM, June 19, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are referring to the weekend show, Renee Shapiro (Janelle is also big) & if you can believe it she is a non on air talent. She is in sales & also thinks she is a movie critic. Not sure about during the week other than Melinda but all she does is smile & pose for the cameras in reads weather reports. She doesn't cut off people but when she does an interview she will hurry them up.

 
At 11:45 AM, June 20, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Non talent would be more like it. Yuk.

 
At 1:54 PM, June 20, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Janelle is not big. She just looks like a normal woman who eats a sandwich now and then. Some of those others need to eat a burger or two.

 

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