Sunday, February 01, 2015

Little Rock Station Adds Former Hog to its Morning Team

KARK/Channel 4/ Little Rock has added an additional face to its morning program.  DJ Williams will be joining Aaron Nolan, Mallory Brooks and Natalie Walters on KARK Today which airs from 4am til 7am. Williams is a former tight end for the Arkansas Razorbacks.

 Today was Meteorologist Greg Dee's last day at the Little Rock station.  He announced in January he would be moving to Cleveland, Ohio for a job there.

79 Comments:

At 10:24 PM, February 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know why it's so hard to understand that we want mostly news from THV when we come on here. The rest of these people are nobodies.

 
At 11:33 PM, February 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So is Bob Clausen tired tonight or is there bubbly at the station. He's slurring "KRK" and other words more than usual. Eyes a little blood shot...

 
At 11:34 PM, February 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And why is the lady anchor yelling at me?

 
At 8:11 AM, February 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She always yells.

 
At 11:31 AM, February 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pat Walker is doing the weather for kark today not Natalie Walters . She does the weather for fox 16 morning show.

 
At 2:12 PM, February 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK looks so small market now.

 
At 2:21 PM, February 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That picture sure does.

 
At 2:28 PM, February 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 lost me as a viewer a year or two ago.

 
At 3:37 PM, February 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is the bigger yeller, Ashley ketz or alyson Courtney?

 
At 5:00 PM, February 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see DJ Williams added to the staff at KARK. All the time he played for Arkansas he was a class individual. His mother was a strong "willed" individual who found herself in a bad situation. She did her best in raising her children, and it shows. DJ seems to be very respectful of others and is community minded. Good Hire.

 
At 9:48 PM, February 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the little rock stations look small market, even 7.

 
At 11:40 PM, February 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems like 7 used to try harder with their quality than they do these days.

 
At 12:15 AM, February 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is up with the new graphics for channel 7 weather they look worse than what Fort Smith would put up weather graphics for 40/29 news or channel 5 news.

 
At 12:39 AM, February 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's called the Sinclair graphics package. KATV will roll out the entire new graphics package soon. Boring.

 
At 6:40 AM, February 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. The weather graphics do look worse. Especially the extended forecast. I also agree that all the LR stations look small market. 4 looks the smallest.

 
At 6:48 AM, February 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Little Rock is a small market, so that would make sense.

 
At 7:36 AM, February 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Littke Rock is not a small market. We sure act like it though.

 
At 7:43 AM, February 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ANCIENT TV HISTORY, CIRCA: MID TO LATE 20TH CENTURY, EARLY 21ST CENTURY

Little Rock is a small market acting like a big market. KATV and KARK are highly respected in the business, not just in Arkansas, but nationally. The two stations constantly dragging in the big awards: Edward R Murrow, George Peabody, AP etc.
Word has it that some long-time anchors have been making 6 figures for years, great reporters, close to it.

PRESENT DAY: 2005-2015
Little Rock TV station owners sell out to coporate bean counters. Quality drops. Educated news viewers flee. Veteran staffers fired. See comments above. Enough said.

 
At 8:04 AM, February 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:43 is exactly right.

 
At 2:21 PM, February 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's pretty much what happened. Although KARK took their hits earlier than KATV.

 
At 2:27 PM, February 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

More Natalie. (@)(@)

 
At 10:33 PM, February 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I met Natalie at Mayflower. She was very empathetic to people after the screening of 4/16"s tornado special. Pat is a quality met who is a local native. Pat is friendly and humble in public. He has helped families who have childrwn with weather fears.

 
At 1:11 PM, February 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is Natalie?

 
At 2:02 PM, February 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, who is Natalie?

 
At 10:00 AM, February 05, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The blonde with the big (o)(o)

 
At 12:19 PM, February 05, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was surprised to see DJ doing the weather at 5:54 this morning.

 
At 2:58 PM, February 05, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So DJ,

What would you say you do here?

 
At 6:19 AM, February 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does he act so gay?

 
At 6:59 AM, February 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't seen DJ yet. He does weather? Is he a meteorologist?

 
At 7:26 AM, February 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to KATV's random gay friend who would show up on the morning shows a couple years back?

 
At 10:35 AM, February 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

DJ is the best add to a morning show in a very long time.

 
At 1:36 PM, February 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for your comment channel 4 employee!!

 
At 4:33 PM, February 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wrong guess. Try again

 
At 6:37 PM, February 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Well we've sucked in the ratings for an unmentionable amount of time, so maybe let's try putting a has been black guy on TV and see if that doesn't fix it."

 
At 8:27 PM, February 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is ridiculous. I don't really have an opinion on whether he will be good on tv but I do know he's not a has been. He has a great reputation and speaks well. I would say if anyone could make it that was a past Razorback then it would be DJ.

 
At 10:29 AM, February 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is certainly a "has been" ... name one thing he's done other than be a former Razorback.

 
At 10:39 AM, February 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You obviously don't know him well. I can't argue with ignorance. In this state just being an former in-state Razorback is worth a lot. The difference between DJ and other Former Razorbacks is his personality and his delivery. My question to you is how big of a Razorback fan are you? Where did you graduate?

 
At 11:57 AM, February 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So 10:39 thinks being a former Razorback is a great credential for a professional news position, and then calls someone else ignorant.

Clearly we have serious problems with our society if that's really true.

 
At 4:34 PM, February 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's a morning show extra not the main anchor.

 
At 5:08 PM, February 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the F does a morning show extra do?

 
At 11:58 PM, February 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

DJ Williams is a good hire, I don't think Kark will have any regrets.

 
At 6:08 AM, February 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like he could lose a few pounds... the backside needs serious help.

 
At 12:25 PM, February 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am just a simple viewer and have no affiliation with any of the stations (apparently this disclaimer is necessary because one cannot say anything kind about a station or its employees without a jealous backlash) but I think DJ is a great addition. He is fun and witty and I find myself leaving the channel on KARK instead of switching between the three morning shows.

 
At 5:41 PM, February 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, how can we fill a diversity quota and still higher qualified people?

Just completely forget about the qualifications part and put black people on tv to do nothing other than be black.

 
At 8:41 PM, February 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

all judgment of the hiring decision aside, this promo pretty much says nothing other than, "We've got a semi-memorable former Razorback who is going to be our zany black guy."

 
At 10:34 AM, February 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The LR market is pretty much dominanted by white folks. The station that puts the black anchor on the air gets the black viewers.

 
At 7:35 PM, February 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess the black viewers must be kinda racist then, huh?

 
At 7:47 PM, February 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of them are.

 
At 11:33 PM, February 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never heard of this person. Will he be saying, "Nyune" and Afternyune" too.

That is soooo not correct enunciation of Noon and Afternoon.

 
At 10:24 AM, February 14, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't know him because he is a nobody.

 
At 4:45 PM, February 14, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who would you say the best past Razorback to use on a morning show would be?

 
At 6:51 PM, February 14, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One with a journalism degree.

 
At 10:00 PM, February 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a morning show.

 
At 12:55 AM, February 16, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

D. J. is doing a good job and their morning show has improved since he joined the group.

 
At 6:48 AM, February 16, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like laughing at the dumb black guy too.

 
At 7:13 AM, February 16, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somebody get the monkey a hat and some cymbals to play if that's what he's here for.

 
At 7:04 AM, February 17, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@12:55, He's doing a good job? What job is he doing so good? What do you imagine he gets paid to do?

 
At 11:31 AM, February 17, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why was he hired? Don't even remember him playing any sport.

 
At 11:34 AM, February 17, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, remember there are more people that have not attended the UA than have and more people that don't watch the Hogs play any sport than do. Don't know what all the fuss is about.

 
At 2:47 PM, February 17, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He acts so gay

 
At 7:21 PM, February 17, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is a horrible argument. There is not a single state event that draws more attention than UofA sports. There's also less people that vote than don't vote. So let's not cover politics. As a matter of fact, there's less people that watch local news than don't so let's not have a newscast.

 
At 10:19 PM, February 17, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't get it do you. Friend, it's all about money, not education. Wake up.

 
At 11:24 AM, February 18, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

DJ pays money to be on tv?

 
At 6:24 PM, February 18, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who will fill in for DJ when he's off? It's like mildly memorable former razorbacks are just growing on trees.

 
At 9:43 PM, February 18, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Who would you say the best past Razorback to use on a morning show would be?"
4:45 PM, February 14, 2015

How about one that actually graduated with at least a four-year degree?

 
At 5:54 AM, February 19, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure it was DJ's childhood dream to stand around uselessly on a bad morning news program.

 
At 9:08 PM, February 22, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

... at the disgusting hour of 4am. I guess all the drunks coming in will want to know what the news is a laugh a little before retiring for the night.

 
At 11:00 PM, February 24, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good grief... We all know Arkansans worship sports and razorbacks... as disgusting as that is.

Now, Joey the Garden Cat on 11... That was an asset.

 
At 12:04 AM, February 25, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hint to D.J.

Please don't stand around with your hands in your pockets while on camera. Find a prop like a piece of paper to hold or one of those big ipads or something.

Won't anyone at that station give this man any coaching on such things? Where is the "Producer?"

 
At 1:55 PM, February 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good grief... We all know Arkansans worship sports and razorbacks... as disgusting as that is.

Now, Joey the Garden Cat on 11... That was an asset.

11:00 PM, February 24, 2015

Yep. Pets will upstage a person every time. Joey was a good cat and had many followers.

 
At 2:07 PM, February 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey DJ, keep up the good work my cinnamon colored friend.

 
At 6:25 PM, February 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any other bad advice for kids, DJ? You know it's bad when ARK Children's Hospital calls you out.

 
At 8:22 AM, February 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey DJ, how about you do a segment on how fun it is for kids to run with knives on snow days?

 
At 12:07 PM, February 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But he's just a "morning show extra" ... what harm could hiring a dumb black guy do?

 
At 11:16 PM, March 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ribbit! Ribbit!

 
At 12:46 AM, March 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They won't even let DJ report about the morning traffic which is pretty basic .

 
At 7:35 AM, March 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they will declare him a meteorologist and let him do weather. Stations are always adding to and needing more meteorologists on staff.

 
At 4:42 PM, July 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I refuse to watch the morning news show anymore.. No professional behavior at all. Taught school for 28 years, my middle schoolers knew how to contain themselves. Instead of channel 4 news..should slap-stick comedy on 4!

 
At 5:26 PM, May 24, 2017, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much does D.J. Williams get to do nothing but stand, hands in pockets, deliver donuts, or walk off while bending looking at himself in the camera. I need some xtra money too. Still don't know what his position is on the show. bye bye..................

 

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