Monday, February 23, 2015

Nexstar Hires Two Mets For It's Little Rock Stations

Nexstar's Little Rock station's KARK and KLRT have new meteorologists.  TV Spy reports Matt Peterson and Kira Miner will be joining the company as weekend meteorologists.  Matt comes to KLRT from KCAU in Sioux City, Iowa while Kira comes to KARK from WBBH in Fort Meyers, Florida.  The mets start in Little Rock in March.

28 Comments:

At 12:51 PM, February 25, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares? Nexstar sucks.

 
At 1:51 PM, February 25, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's what we need. More weather guessers. Why I don't watch the tube and get my weather from the NWS, which, by the by, is where they get their forecasts to change a little then present and explain it to you while standing beside a service road with 18-wheelers passing close to you on a slushy road. Real smart.

 
At 6:54 PM, March 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, there's only like fifteen mets on 4 and 16 combined. They'll promote the hell out of during tornado season like they always do.

 
At 8:44 PM, March 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should promote their strength and that's theirs. I missed your point.

 
At 10:36 PM, March 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember the idiot that went about halfway to where Katrina was blowing and stood out in the open wearing Barney Google goggles to show us what the wind in a hurricane was like. Man, that was a viewer-getting performance. I'm still laughing.

 
At 3:58 PM, March 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michelle Rupp was just there and she's a meteorologist. I wonder why they didn't keep her?

 
At 6:02 PM, March 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm surprised they have that many mets between 4 & 16. They haven't used the "combined synergies" excuse to cut mets yet but it could easily happen.

 
At 1:39 PM, March 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rupp quit KARK.

 
At 2:09 PM, March 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No,,,,,no she didn't. She was offered a temporary spot to get us through the holidays and then she was booted. Thank God.

 
At 11:09 PM, March 05, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that a certain LR TV station is considering swearing in all their on-air talent as "official meteorologists." This action will be to corner the market on titles and assuring all viewers that they have more meteorologists than any of their competitors.

 
At 7:15 AM, March 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the word means is someone who studies weather. It certainly doesn't mean someone with an advanced degree in the subject, and most of the people claiming that title in town truly do not have one.

 
At 10:48 AM, March 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, literally every one of those points is wrong.

 
At 4:15 PM, March 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All one has to do is be able to read the NWS forecast, change it just a little and read it to the viewers.

Simple. Anyone can do it

 
At 6:37 PM, March 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@10:48, where is Ned's advanced degree from? Tom's? Ed's? Melinda's?

 
At 9:34 PM, March 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And all any anchor has to do is read the teleprompter. Sports just reads scores and producers just stack shows. Let's quit running done everyone's job and be thankful you have one.

 
At 12:46 AM, March 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@6:37 Look at the bios.

 
At 6:43 AM, March 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:37 is correct, they all have "certificates" from Mississippi State. Those are not degrees of any kind and no one should confuse the two. They simply did some light studying and sent away for for their certificates. Anyone could do it easily back in the 80's and 90's (when those listed did it), and the program has become a little more stringent these days... but still not to level of a degreed met.

 
At 3:27 PM, March 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that program was what gave Michelle Rupp her met "credentials" too, if that tells you anything about it.

 
At 3:52 PM, March 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking at the bios, the only chiefs with true meteorology degrees are Keith Monahan and Jeff Baskin. Barry Brandt, Sarah Fortner and Natalie Waters seem to be the only other 'real mets' in the market (nope, not even Todd Yakoubian). Yes, it does make a difference.

 
At 4:54 PM, March 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe Todd did have some formal meteorology education in college as well, but did not get his degree in it... for whatever that's worth.

 
At 9:51 PM, March 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously it's mot worth much. Like him or not Todd is probably the most informed and engaged weather man in town.

 
At 8:50 AM, March 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saying that you got a degree in anything from Florida State like Sarah Further is a joke. FSU is a party school and they give degrees away or how did Jamis Winston not flunk out .

 
At 8:19 AM, March 14, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Notice how Ned does not even have an AMS seal? Yeah, he is a fake.

 
At 2:17 PM, March 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You must be new to the area, my friend. We figured that out YEARS ago! :-)

 
At 10:47 PM, March 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, but he can sure play that piano come Christmas time.

 
At 11:53 PM, March 19, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's no legal definition of a meteorologist, so anybody can call him- or herself one and get away with it.

 
At 1:21 PM, March 21, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That tan is fake too.

 
At 1:32 PM, March 21, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mississippi State lol. I have been there for a football game once. Truly the armpit of the South.

 

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