Thursday, February 27, 2014

Former NWA Sports Anchor Finds New Job

Former KHBS/KHOG/40/29 sportscaster Mike Jocko Jacques has a new job.  He made the announcement on his facebook page today.  Jacques' last day at 40/29 was February 14th. 


17 Comments:

At 1:07 PM, February 27, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come back Jocko! We miss you!

 
At 2:15 PM, February 27, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another escapes the bonds of corporate broadcast television. Congrats!!!

 
At 11:23 PM, February 27, 2014, Anonymous dundeebunch said...

Miss you but so happy for you. I know that you will do great.......you are a great person and you give 110%. If for some reason they don't love you like we do.......you are always welcome back. But I already know they are gonna love you....If they don't something is wrong with them. You will have to come visit from time to time, #LYSB #MYSB

 
At 11:30 PM, March 01, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The word is that they have a pretty clueless News Director over there.

They only had 2 people working in Sports when 5 had 4 people and KNWA has 5 people in sports. And Josh Taylor spends half the week working news because he wasn't "Justifying his hours in Sports". 40 was constantly just taking Razorback video off of KATV's FTP site and not showing up to cover events because they were so under staffed.

Think about that for a moment. An NWA station was getting a lot of it's Razorback video from a LR station. The News Director was apparently telling them things like "You should cover sports for people who don't like sports" and kept telling Jocko he wasn't "Creative enough" in coming up with story ideas.

The result was that they would do stories on "Who was LeRoy Pond?" but would not even have a sports segment on nights when the Razorbacks would play and win.

 
At 9:27 AM, March 02, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to their website and tell me if you can find anything to do with sports on the homepage. That is absolutely pathetic. Your in NWA where everyone cares about the Razorbacks. DUMB is an understatement. The ND should be gone already for that. I know sports might not be big in some markets but in NWA it is HUGE!! What a bunch of morons.

 
At 5:56 PM, March 02, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just saw they had their sports guy Josh covering a fatal car accident. Really 40? Oh, and no sports.

 
At 9:38 AM, March 05, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

40/29 news has fallen so bad in the last couple years that UAtv news has a better production and coverage .Channel 5 news moved very quick after they realized that scrapping sports was a mistake after firing Mike Irwin and now have a decent sports team with four people covering sports with Bo Mattingly helping out every once and a while.

 
At 5:05 PM, March 05, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First, the U of A station is shit. They produce zero talent, and most go to the crap nexstar station in NWA. Let's not pretend they're good. 40/29 has gained tremendous momentum in the ratings game. Everyone knows that, inlcuding the 5 news director who constantly copies what they do. Let's just wait and see how much 5 falls again in this next round of ratings. but sports, yes they need some help. Losing Jocko was a hit. I heard Mitch from 5 interviewed for the job.

 
At 5:08 PM, March 05, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jocko was fantastic. He is missed in this area. Why did he leave?

 
At 8:31 AM, March 06, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:05 pm post do you work at 40/29 because based on what I have seen for 40/29 news is by far the worst news coverage and reporting in the region of nwa .

 
At 5:06 PM, March 06, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

no, but I advertise on all stations in NWA.

 
At 11:39 AM, March 07, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder too. Why did he leave?

 
At 1:41 AM, March 10, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

40/29 has gained tremendous momentum in the ratings game.

The actual ratings prove otherwise.

 
At 5:11 PM, March 10, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's funny how scared 5news is. Keep copying them. It's so obvious. OH, and I work for KNWA for the record.

 
At 9:14 PM, March 10, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KNWA person. Do you know why Jocko left?

 
At 5:06 PM, March 11, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, but I can find out.

 
At 6:51 PM, March 12, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So did you find out why Jocko left?

 

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