ArkLaTex Stations Take to the Web for Wall-to-Wall Weather Coverage
With bad weather moving through the ArkLaTex last night, tv viewers had no choice but to tune to online coverage. Two of the 3 major TV stations in the ArkLaTex offered online viewing as part of the coverage.
KTAL/Channel 6/Shreveport broadcasted weather coverage continuous until all storms moved out of the area. Chief Met Todd Warren was on the stations online streaming channel. His coverage consisted of showing the area radar along with answering questions from folks around the area in the chat room.
Over on KSLA.com Chief Met Steve Parr and...can't remember the other met's name offered up the severe weather blog. What I can't understand about their online coverage was instead of making the radar the star of the screen the cameras were focused on the two mets just chatting with viewers..and at one point taking a phone call from a viewer asking a question about why another station was saying something different from them. I found this coverage a little odd.
As for KTBS/Channel 3/Shreveport all I could find for them on the net was depending heavily on social media for getting out the warnings.
So I guess a lot of stations have turned to the web to broadcast wall-to-wall coverage of severe weather instead of taking the chance of making viewers mad that aren't interested in it. This is ok as long as everybody as an internet connection.