Tuesday, October 29, 2013

KATV Bringing Back Former Anchors/Reporters for Sweeps

Has sweeps period started?  Here's what KATV is throwing at viewers on Thursday morning:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sinclair Swinging the Axe

This could be a sign of things to come as we get closer to the Sinclair/Allbritton deal being finalized.... TV Spy reports Sinclair Broadcast Group eliminated 30 jobs at stations KOMO/Seattle and KATU/Portland. The two stations recently became a part of the Sinclair family.  A deal is pending between Allbritton and Sinclair for the purchase of Allbritton's TV stations...which includes KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

KATV Brings New Reporter on Board

KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock has hired a new reporter.  TV Spy reports Marine Glisovic has joined the Little Rock station.  Glisovic comes to KATV from WICD-TV in Champaign, Illinois where she was a reporter, fill-in anchor and producer.  Let's give Marine a big Arkansas welcome!

Monday, October 07, 2013

Little Rock Station Partners With Digital Weather Provider

Arkansas Business.com reports KTHV/Channel 11/Little Rock is partnering with WeatherNation TV.  The partnership means KTHV will be able to provide a 24/7 digital weather channel on its digital channel 11.2.  The channel will also broadcast on cable systems in Little Rock, Hot Springs, Pine Bluff and Conway. 

“THV11 WeatherNation extends our commitment to provide the most accurate and complete forecasts for viewers,” KTHV President Michael Caplan said in the release. “This is an important advancement in providing Arkansans weather information anytime, anywhere.”

Little Rock Station to Remember Former Anchor

KTHV/Channel 11/Little Rock will be remembering the Matt Turner family today.  Former KTHV anchor Matt Turner was killed in an automobile accident a year ago.  Channel 11's Dawn Scott will sit down with Matt's wife, Julee and mother, Lisa on what has kept them going over the past year.