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:


59 Comments:

At 10:49 PM, October 29, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This will really bring in the younger viewers...

 
At 7:56 AM, October 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV is very scared daybreak will have another bad book. It could be used as an excuse to get rid of the news director and e.p when new owners take over.

 
At 9:35 AM, October 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a younger viewer late 20's and I find this to be a great idea. For years I have questioned why the three local stations haven't done this. At one point I even emailed one of the stations. Channel 4 is the one that I really wanted to do this. They really had memorable talent in the 80's early 90's. They were the station to watch then.

 
At 10:00 AM, October 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey BJ what did you do after we fired you?

 
At 3:26 PM, October 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He went to THV and kicked KATV's booty for years. The THV studio is named after him. Are you going to mention that on Daybreak? It would be an insult to not point out the "BJ Sams Studio" at THV. This makes 7 look like they didn't have enough decent people to come back and visit so they had to get somebody known as a veteran from THV.

 
At 4:29 PM, October 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:35 AM, October 30, 2013
I have a question. If you are in your late 20's (let's guess 28), that would mean you were born in 1985 and would put you between the ages of 5 & 13 during the time frame referenced in your post. And at that age you were qualified to judge memorable talent and broadcast quality? With those insights and that resume, why are you posting on a small time local news blog? You should be chairman of a major network by now.

 
At 5:13 PM, October 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:26. Sounds like KATV struck a little nerve with you. Scared are ya?

 
At 8:49 PM, October 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooops 9:35 you caught me. I actually turned 30 not long ago. First let me point out that I never mentioned that I consider my "qualified" to judge. I stated that 4 had memorable talent. Only giving my opinion. Even at my young age I remember watching the local news from my great-grandparents laps. At that time in the rural parts of AR we only had 2, 4, 7, 11. The local station talent were like celebrities. My elderly great grandparents always had the tv on in the background. And I was a news junkie by age ten and even played like I Tom Bonner giving the weather in a newscast.

 
At 9:39 PM, October 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:35 a.m. and 8:49 p.m.,

Even though I'm older than you, I agree. It's not the same.

If I want to find out what a former anchor or reporter is up to, I google their name.

 
At 11:31 PM, October 30, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously they won't bring back Matt Mosler but what about Susan Roberts or better yet Kelly Minton?!

 
At 1:09 PM, October 31, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holly Sonders, please.

 
At 1:34 PM, October 31, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so i want to know who decided on the reunion first. the same day that katv has harper back, thv decides to bring back bj, robyn, and anne. who copied who?

 
At 2:08 PM, October 31, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV promoted too early. THV saw it and called BJ. I was there when it happened.

 
At 2:41 PM, October 31, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagree that KATV promoted too early. I don't work in LR TV anymore but you really do NEED to promote. If other stations see what you are doing and copy...so be it. At least they won't have been able to promote. I'm not sure there is a right or wrong on this but that is my take. THV could have called B.J. any day the night before and he would have showed up. He is a great guy and willing to help anyone who has been good to him. The only decision that I think you can question is KATV asking B.J. I agree with others that he is viewed as a THV guy...KATV has plenty of others who they can visit with.

 
At 5:20 PM, October 31, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harper has nude photos online.
Very interesting nude photos, too.
super hero underwear and all.

 
At 6:50 PM, October 31, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to see Kelly Minton again also. She came to our house and I met her in 1976 when she was about 16/17/18 and I was 15. Perks from having an older sister.

 
At 6:19 AM, November 01, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lauren Glassberg on a pool table with a cigar in her mouth on the cover of the Arkansas Times, please!

 
At 6:23 AM, November 01, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enough with the chicks.
Bring back Justin Acri!

Wait, he hasn't really left KATV, or did he?

 
At 6:39 PM, November 01, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats it channel 7 bring on all the folks that made 7 what it was years ago. steve barnes..amy oliver..gina curre. and oh my lauren glassberg. kinda crazy katv brought back harper since he was fired...hmmm

 
At 10:49 PM, November 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back Louisa Drouet!

 
At 10:50 PM, November 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Howboutdemhogs?

 
At 1:53 PM, November 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it me or has ch 7 coverage of the hogs really lacked the this year. I am not trying debate with anyone. I just wanted to know if anyone else had noticed their lack of coverage. It seems 11 and 16 provide better coverage. And 4 for that is all the sports they cover (which I don't like).

 
At 7:07 PM, November 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sully sucks and he always has. He is just riding on the name another man built. Robert Burton is both stupid and lazy. Why would you expect anything less?

 
At 7:10 PM, November 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever, sully is the best sports guy in this town hands down. You're right about Bob though.

 
At 7:15 AM, November 04, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone at razorback nation has more access and better sources at Fayetteville than Sully. And yeah, Robert is just their token dumb black guy. That's why it looks like KATV's coverage has been bad.

 
At 7:36 AM, November 04, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When was the last time Sully actually went to Fayetteville? You think sending Wess Moore's wife somehow makes up for it? You don't have sources or access because you don't even bother to show up.

And you wonder why no one up there knows or cares who Sully is?

 
At 7:48 AM, November 04, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are people actually interested in the Razorbacks? Four million bucks for a coach and they can't win a game.

 
At 8:15 AM, November 04, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a good point, but there's just nothing else to be interested in around here. However, local news isn't where people get their razorback info from anyway. Online and talk radio is king.

 
At 1:28 PM, November 04, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

look at the numbers...nobody listens to talk radio. It's the same 4 callers everyday.

 
At 9:32 PM, November 04, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV has definitely lost its Razorbacks advantage. I think they should force Sully to give up his UCA play-by-play gig and make him cover the Razorbacks. KATV's coverage of the Hogs has been bad for the last couple of years.

 
At 12:17 AM, November 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sending Wes Moore's wife to cover the Razorback's? What am I missing here? Someone must be mistaken.

 
At 8:22 AM, November 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV sends her all the time. I'm not sure what you are missing, unless it's the relatively common knowledge that Alyson and Wes are married.

 
At 8:29 AM, November 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

who really cares if KATV's hogs coverage is really bad, so are the hogs. There is more sports in Arkansas then just them. Everyone knows if all you want is Razorbacks then KARK is the channel. If you want a decent summary of Razorbacks and also to hear about other teams in Arkansas then KATV does just fine. Give it up haters.

 
At 8:47 AM, November 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But KATV promotes their connection/partnership with the hogs. As the "Razorback station".

 
At 9:10 AM, November 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They haven't been the Razorback station in a long time. That died with Paul.

 
At 9:41 AM, November 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV keeps having the old Channel 11 people on for some reason. Anne Jansen was on this morning. Crazy.

 
At 10:29 AM, November 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having Anne on was really strange. Isn't their top news management former THV employees. Plus Allyson and the Hispanic reporter. Who would have ever thought old circle 7 would have so many 11 Action News folks grace there screen. Ol Pard must be rolling over in his grave.

 
At 12:48 PM, November 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's what happens when the so called news director spent most of his career at channel 11.

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

The so called news director? You may not like him, but he's definitely the news director and runs things the way he wants to.

 
At 4:38 PM, November 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell, bring back Bozo if you really want talent!

 
At 6:09 PM, November 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 4:38 Channel 11 is doing that Wednesday night in a special report by Craig O he shouldn't be a main anchor Neil.

I am sorry to say in my opinion Bozo the clown was a bigger celebrity than some of the bozo's ch 7 is bring back for "Celebrity breakfast"

 
At 12:02 AM, November 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

JUST ONCE I'd like to see someone cuff Sully's hands behind his bank and see if he can still talk.

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

I'd like to see a contest between Sully and the Hank's Fine Furniture guy. Whoever moves his hands first loses.

 
At 5:40 PM, November 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV is recycling old ideas -- like everyone else I guess. I guess it was about 10 years ago, there was a franchise called "Whatever Happened to..." at THV. I worked there th
en and we featured Bozo.

 
At 8:45 AM, November 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me guess... Rob Thomas was doing promos then too?

 
At 8:57 AM, November 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why all the hate on KATV?

 
At 11:07 AM, November 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV is imploding and it is fun to watch after hearing for years how wonderful they think they are.

 
At 11:46 AM, November 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the implosion? For what reason?

 
At 11:59 AM, November 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sale is probably at the root of it.

 
At 12:54 PM, November 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV imploding? What ignorance! I work at an ad agency in Little Rock and we have recent data indicating that KATV's market share has grown 2% in the last year. That's huge!

I believe it was Abraham Lincoln who said, "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

Many people on this blog should heed that sage advice.

 
At 1:13 PM, November 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, it's been proven over and over again that the vast majority of the posts on here are from disgruntled THV employees. That's why all the hate for KATV.

 
At 10:04 PM, November 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did 7 have a bad book overall or just in the mornings? I think KATV has the best reporters and product in the market. But I will say I don't like the morning show anymore. Needs some flavor. There's nothing exciting on there.

 
At 11:01 PM, November 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a fairly poor showing overall, but their morning show had by far the worst numbers.

 
At 9:40 AM, November 08, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just had to look at some research with Ar Business on the last ratings. Looks to me like KATV wins every show from 5 AM to 10pm. They dominate at 5pm and 6pm and even with a very poor ABC lead in to 10, they win the ten pm show outright and not even close to THV. I'd take that ratings book all day if I were still in the business.

 
At 12:23 PM, November 08, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure they still win. The point is they lost a lot of ground compared to the previous year. That is how most people read books.

 
At 1:31 PM, November 08, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's how the people looking for any good news reads books.

 
At 3:19 PM, November 08, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:31, so when Alabama only wins by 30 instead of 56, they would consider that losing ground? Gotcha.

 
At 3:27 PM, November 08, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe that should be directed to 12:23

 
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