NBC Programming Coming to Jonesboro
This from a tipster:
KAIT in Jonesboro is adding NBC programming to their 8.2 channel.
That's all the info KAIT is releasing at the time. No word on when it will debut!
UPDATE: TV Spy reports the affiliate will begin broadcasting January 26th and the channel plans simulcasting news from WMC, Raycom's NBC affiliate in Memphis.
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40/29 Anchor Leaving...
This from the tip box:
KHBS/KHOG/Channels 40/29Fort Smith is losing one of its main anchors. Angela Taylor is leaving Northwest Arkansas for Orlando, Florida:
It's a bittersweet day for me and my family. For nearly 5 years we have
made beautiful Arkansas our home. Turner was just a year old and we took
a chance in a place we knew nothing about. It ended up being one of the
best decisions we ever made. It's here we made our best friends,
(FarmJacks Rock), I introduced my husband to the wonderful game of
soccer, we became Hog fans (Go Razorback soccer), campers, hikers, and
nature lovers. It's been a wonderful 5 years, but it's time to take my
family to a new kingdom where I can work my magic. I've been offered an
evening anchor job at WESH in Orlando, a sister station of 40/29. This
is an amazing opportunity for my career. And what 5 year old doesn't
want Elsa and Anna as neighbors? We are excited about what's ahead, but
we will miss all of you who made my family yours and welcomed me into
your home every evening. Thank you for making this place so special.
And, if you ever come to Florida, you have a free place to stay. "If you
dream it, you can do it." Walt Disney
Jonesboro ND Moving to Mississippi
TV Spy reports KAIT/Channe 8/Jonesboro News Director Hatton Weeks has been hired at WLBT/Jackson, Mississippi. Weeks had been news director with KAIT since 2008. According to TV Spy, Weeks had started KAIT in 1996 as a reporter/producer then left in 1999 for KTHV in Little Rock, then returning to Jonesboro in 2006 as assistant news director after working for US Congressman Marion Berry.
Former Fort Smith Reporter Shot Outside Texas TV Station
Former KHBS/KHOG Meteorologist Patrick Crawford was injured today in a shooting outside tv station KCEN/TV in Waco, TX. Crawford is the morning met at the Texas station and reports say he had spoke with the suspect in the parking lot when the suspect then shot him. Crawford is recovering from his injuries as the authorities continue to search for the suspect.
Crawford left 20/49 in June 2010.
New Met on the Way to Northwest Arkansas
KNWA/Fayetteville will soon have a new meteorologist. TV Spy reports Heidi Waggoner will be joining the station Decemeber 15th. Waggoner joins KNWA from KSEE in Fresno, California. Waggoner is a Texas native and has worked at several stations in Texas.
Former THV Anchor Finding Life Out There
Former KTHV/Channel 11/Little Rock anchor is finding life out there as she takes on a new job and expecting another child. Arkansas Online reports Liz Massey is now the director of communications for the Cabot School District. The story also says Massey is expecting her second child. The former Channel 11 anchor left the station in September 2013.