Friday, August 08, 2014

Sinclair Execs Start Visits to Newly Acquired Stations

FTV Live reports the staff at former Allbritton station NOW Sinclair Broadcasting station WJLA/Channel 7/Washington DC was paid a visit by Sinclair CEO David Smith and other company execs.  Sinclair finalized the deal to purchase the Allbritton broadcast tv stations last week..including KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock.  FTV Live says, "Smith met with the staff and started out trying to downplay the misconceptions many have about Sinclair. He tried to downplay the fact that Sinclair leans hard to the conservative side and tried using the company's station in Seattle as a "liberal" example.

Smith talked about the vast network of stations they own, and how they help one another. Paraphrased example: “Say you want live coverage about the “invasion” – you could call our El Paso or Brownsville station to set one up.” We presuming the "invasion" he was referring to was the stream of people crossing the US's southern border."

I wonder when Smith will show up in Little Rock.

37 Comments:

At 8:54 PM, August 08, 2014, Anonymous Tyrone Shoes said...

Or the Pine Bluff invasion (but not by Mexicans.)

 
At 10:37 PM, August 08, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Janelle must be worried since she got a shorter hairstyle and it looks really good that way!!!!! Will other females at 7 take the plunge on the hair.

 
At 8:27 AM, August 09, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm far more worried about a Pine Bluff invasion.

 
At 9:02 AM, August 09, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Janelle is also wearing more makeup on air but none of that help her looks and her delivery style still makes her sound like a giggling 16 year old girl. Hopefully the execs meet her Mel, Ned, Barry, the "movie reviewer" & tell them to hit the road first. On second thought the "movie reviewer" may be retained and told to just sell and stay off the air.....

 
At 11:22 PM, August 09, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, my wife and I enjoy watching Janelle. Somebody at that station must be very paranoid /insecure.

 
At 8:09 AM, August 10, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loves me some Janelle, Todd and Renee.

Haters are gonna hate.

However, that doesn't mean the Sinclair execs didn't feel like they might have needed showers and breathing treatments after visiting that dump on 4th and Main.

 
At 9:34 AM, August 10, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not one person. Most people who know Janelle feel that way. It's easy to pick on her obvious talent flaws, because she has so many... but what they really mean is she is a self-obsessed idiot that no one gets along with.

 
At 9:45 AM, August 10, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask Janelle to explain to you why she doesn't vote. It's a shining example of how deep her self-obsession goes.

 
At 2:19 PM, August 10, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, you are really sick!

 
At 2:29 PM, August 10, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good point , 9:45.

 
At 5:05 PM, August 10, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does KATV not have anyone else to anchor the weekend news??? Why not at least Marine or better yet Dover?? At least Dover is easier on the eyes, I'm sick of looking at Janelle & listening to her....

 
At 5:17 PM, August 10, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And we are to assume from this that you are perfect?

 
At 5:50 PM, August 10, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is is janelle married?

 
At 6:15 PM, August 10, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then simply change channels, nitwit.

 
At 7:56 PM, August 10, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't you switch personnel so we don't have to change channels. It's not so much to ask for an anchor who doesn't act like a spoiled teenager.

 
At 10:42 PM, August 10, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't help you on that one. I'm a viewer, not an employee. On the other hand, you must be an employee. Not much else could explain your degree of histrionics. (If you aren't familiar with the word you might wish to look it up as you may well hear it in the future describing you). Back to the point, if she distresses you tha much you may want to get some therapy or consider another occupation. For example, she doesn't come across to us as a spoiled teenager. Conversely, you do. Why don't you just take a nice stress pill and see how you feel in the morning? You might want to have your blood pressure checked as well. Cheers!

 
At 10:55 PM, August 10, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spoiled teenager, she embodies that 100%. I'll be happy when Nashville finally calls.

 
At 11:09 PM, August 10, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speak for yourself. She comes across as a total retarded person to me.

Signed, another viewer.

 
At 11:21 PM, August 10, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, if you're a viewer and you can't figure out how to change stations then I'd venture a guess that you're not a very intelligent viewer. Take your remote over to Best Buy. They will be happy to show you how to use it. :-)

 
At 11:27 PM, August 10, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps Roosterpoot, Oklahoma will call you first. Problem solved! Perhaps they will allow you to demonstrate your war dance. Must be pretty impressive. ;-)

 
At 7:43 AM, August 11, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somebody needs to get over their dislike of Janelle. She must have turned him down at the nightclub. I think she is fine.

 
At 8:02 AM, August 11, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure about that since it seems some of the comments about her are coming from female posters too.

 
At 10:23 AM, August 11, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

jannelle is just awfull. i nver watch 7 but barry was doing the weather this weekend..i watched the weather and flipped the channel. 7 is a disgrace to what it use to be. it use to be quality reporters-anchors.

 
At 11:02 AM, August 11, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Janelle is HOT!

 
At 11:13 AM, August 11, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just becuz they are hot doesn't mean they are a good anchor or reporter.

 
At 1:38 PM, August 11, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Need more redheads.

 
At 4:51 PM, August 11, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indeed! Or at least have the "blondes" do something about their roots.

 
At 6:20 PM, August 11, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You never watch 7. So what?

 
At 7:24 PM, August 12, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a thing for redheads and loves me some Janelle!
If you don't like her, just change the #@!$ channel.

 
At 10:15 PM, August 12, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, enjoy the fire crotch you don't get.

 
At 11:46 PM, August 12, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great way to show your intelligence, knuckledragger. I don't know her, but she comes across as a pleasant and well-informed lady. I also find her to be quite attractive.

 
At 10:55 AM, August 13, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The help one another from other stations phrase sounds like there are going ax people who they dont need and outsource from other stations and cut expenses kind of like nexstar does. Its kind of funny they thought the biggest rumor abut Sinclair was being conservative when in fact they are known for cleaning house and hiring cheap labor and Sinclair didn't try squash this rumor one bit.

 
At 11:35 AM, August 13, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be hilarious if KATV ended up like Sinclair's ABC affiliate in St. Louis, KDNL 30.

Hint: They don't even have their own local news department. ;-)

 
At 6:03 PM, August 13, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They could say, "Since David Muir has no problem anchoring the evening newscast and turning around to fill in for GMA in the morning, why can't our main anchors do the same?"

 
At 8:40 PM, August 13, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh but KATV's anchors are "celebrities", no way they could be laid so low.

 
At 7:45 AM, August 14, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad that the level of discussion concerning this article has picked up in recent posts. I was ashamed of the Janelle is hot posts because they are shallow, but what Sinclair has done with other stations' news departments, the use of reporters from other Sinclair-owned stations and more work for those who aren't let go by Sinclair are substantive discussion topics

 
At 8:49 AM, August 14, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@7:45, true that.

The funny thing is how so many people at KATV think they've dodged the bullet. Sinclair is smarter than that. The axe won't come until they are good and ready to do it on their time.

 

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