Arkansas TV NEWS
We cover the TV News biz of Little Rock and the Ark-La-Tex(Shreveport,LA) AND Northwest Arkansas TOO!
Friday, March 29, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
THV Producer Hits the Road
This from the tip jar:
Longtime executive producer Carol Phillips left KTHV last week. Carol had been with THV over 15 years.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Longtime KARK Employee Passes Away
Monday, March 25, 2013
Shreveport Reporter Heading North
Nexstar Looking to Purchase Shreveport Stations
Nexstar is looking to add more TV stations to its ownership list. TV NewsCheck reports Nexstar has signed a lettler of intent to purchase 12 stations from Communications Corporation of America. KMSS and KSHV in Shreveport would be a part of the deal. Nexstar already owns KTAL/Channel 6 in the Shreveport market. The article says both companies hope to make an official announcement by April 6.
Hat tip TV Spy
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.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
KARK Welcomes New Meteorologist
Tim Fletcher Bids KTBS Farewell.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Shreveport Sports Director Sets the Record Straight About Departure
KTBS/Channel 3/Shreveport Sports Director Tim Fletcher sets the record straight on why Tomorrow, Friday, March 15 is his last day. Fletcher made the following post on his Facebook page:
It appears word has gotten out about tomorrow being my final day at KTBS. Apparently, www.ArkansasTVNewswatch.Blogspot.com has gotten wind of my departure---and there is some wild conjecture among the comments.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Tip: KTBS Sports Director Leaving
This from a tipster:
Tim Fletcher departs KTBS Friday. Search for new sports director begins.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Shreveport Station Touts Accuracy of Weather Forecasts
The KTAL/Channel 6/Shreveport weather team has been rated in the top ten most accurate in the country...according to WeatheRate. The announcement was made at the top of the station's 10pm newscast Monday. KTAL chief weather guesser Todd Warren said his team's forecast was voted the most accurate in the ArkLaTex...and the 6th most accurate in the nation. WeatheRate ranks 300 stations all across the US on their accuracy of their weather forecasts.
New Reporter Headed to The Rock
A new reporter will soon be on the streets for KARK/KLRT. The Orlando Sentinel reports Drew Petrimoulx will be on the job March 25th. Petrimoulx left ABC affiliate WFTV-Channel 9 in January. Petrimoulx says, "One reason I’m going is because it’s the state capital, and I have the chance to report on politics. The concentration on politics drew me there.”
Hat tip Tv Spy
NWA Reporter Flies the Coop
This from a tipster:
Mallory Cooke has left KFSM-TV 5 in Fort smith as of Friday ... she is moving back to Jackson, Tenn. as a morning anchor ... she came to Fort smith in August 2010 from Jackson as general assignment reporter ... F acebook page said she is moving to be closer to family and fiancé (engaged recently)
From Facebook: Today is my last day here at 5NEWS. I've accepted a morning anchor/reporter job at a television station in Tennessee. The move allows me to be with my fiance and closer to friends and family.
I've had a BLAST working here in Arkansas! I will miss you all!
Saturday, March 09, 2013
Something to Make Ya Go Hmmmmmm....
A tipster makes this observation about Saturday evening's KTHV newscast:
Liz Massey anchoring KTHV newscast tonight with live report from Pam Baccam. Anchor change taking place?
UPDATE: Pam Baccam tweeted today was her last day...AND Liz is just filling in.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
FCC Overhaul of Joint Sales Agreements Alive and Well
An overhaul of Joint Sales Agreements regulations could be on the horizon. TV News Check reports despite of a temporary hold on new regulations the issue is still on the table of the FCC. The decision to put the review on hold came from the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council so it can complete a study on how the proposed rules' effects minority ownership and news gathering. Of course this comes on the heels of Mission Broadcasting purchasing KLRT and KASN. Nexstar;'s KARK is currently operating both stations.
Hat tip TV Spy
Monday, March 04, 2013
Shreveport Station Finally Gets There....