Thursday, April 30, 2015

Little Rock Station's Control Board Crashes During Newscast

Seems KARK/Channel 4/Little Rock had some difficulties with its 10pm news Wednesday:


112 Comments:

At 2:45 PM, April 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats the least of their worries.

 
At 3:31 PM, April 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No big deal, somebody just spilled a liitle jack and coke on it.

 
At 3:54 PM, April 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

why was Ned in 4's control room?

 
At 4:13 PM, April 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ned was moonlighting ha ha

 
At 6:14 PM, April 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I woukd say something funny about someone at 4 but I don't know a single persons name.

 
At 8:19 PM, April 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarah Fortner programmed it.

 
At 10:13 PM, April 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol... no

 
At 11:04 PM, April 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad thing is they still had more viewers than kthv did at 10pm Wed Night lol

 
At 6:01 AM, May 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No they didn't

 
At 6:02 AM, May 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish I had been watching. It would have made their newscast interesting.

 
At 8:47 AM, May 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So when this happened did KARK just go of the Air or what was shown to viewers.

This is another reason why 2 "major" stations in a market should not be owned and operated this close. What if they needed parts and could not get things up int time. Then not one but two stations would have issues when they do their respective non overlapping broadcasts. As whoever set them up now has it set so they can't do independent live broadcasts (or at least they don't).

 
At 1:11 PM, May 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing that anyone was around to even notice.

 
At 4:21 PM, May 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dare say this kind of thing has happened at every station at one time or another. Problem is, it always occurs at the most inopportune moment.

 
At 5:07 PM, May 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn we missed Razorback Nation. Said no viewer ever.

 
At 7:12 PM, May 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOX 16 and KARK can't broadcast separate newscast. They use the same control, stuido and cameras. etc etc

 
At 9:03 PM, May 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So maybe 50 or 60 people missed the kark news at 10 on Wed nite?

 
At 1:15 AM, May 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back big lips Margaret Preston!

 
At 8:54 AM, May 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How's that "combined synergies" thing working out for ya?

 
At 3:53 PM, May 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably made their ratings go up by not being seen.

 
At 6:15 PM, May 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw a promo for DJ Williams! Are you kidding us? The cinnamon challenge king?! Lol, what a joke.

 
At 10:05 PM, May 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I completely disagree about DJ. He was a great add. I know several people who watch 7 in the evenings and use to watch their am and now watch 4.

 
At 11:39 PM, May 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People said Sarah Fortner was gonna be great on thv and is a rising star but look how thats turned out. Just because someone says that it does not mean its true. DJ, really? I guess we will see.

 
At 8:06 AM, May 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We already saw. He literally encouraged kids to try the cinnamon challenge on air. Disgraceful.

 
At 12:54 PM, May 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an idiot!

 
At 1:07 PM, May 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boo! Take the child-endangerer off air now!

 
At 7:01 PM, May 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least he's not telling kids to get in a empty hot tub while wearing a dog collar.

 
At 7:56 PM, May 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody can prove Bobby Petrino actually said that about dog collars and hot tubs.

 
At 8:11 PM, May 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The hot tub wasn't empty to begin with.

 
At 11:13 PM, May 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back Liz!

 
At 11:23 PM, May 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He made a mistake and quickly apologized. He immediately recognized that and apologized for saying. Cut the guy a break.

 
At 12:41 AM, May 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:11 pm oh so you were there? How did that bath water taste?

 
At 12:43 AM, May 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So you were there? How did that bath water taste?

 
At 7:11 PM, May 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cut the guy a break? No. If he's that stupid, he deserves no breaks. Fire DJ now.

 
At 9:46 PM, May 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had not heard of the cinnamon thing before that happened. Let it go. If we are going to judge people by a mistake then we wouldn't have any on air talent. The mistakes I've seen over the years are a lot worse than that. By the way, I don't think he's going anywhere. What I have seen and heard he is doing great.

 
At 10:13 PM, May 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No. He's worthless and we don't care if you had not heard of it. Children have been seriously injured from it. He might as well have said, "Go throw knives at your siblings."

 
At 11:53 PM, May 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're a self righteous idiot.

 
At 12:14 AM, May 05, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with 11:53

 
At 2:10 AM, May 05, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarah Fortner is a mistake, DJ's dad should have pulled out so he would not have been a waste of oxygen.

 
At 2:14 AM, May 05, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On air talent lol. Did you type that with a straight face?

 
At 6:14 AM, May 05, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Send DJ packing. He's not funny.

 
At 11:12 AM, May 05, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On a curve, he's the funniest on any of the stations am shows.

 
At 4:49 PM, May 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No. Just no. Take the idiot off.

 
At 5:10 PM, May 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gas to go get a NOAA Weather Radio at Kroger 20.00
NOAA Weather Radio at Kroger 30.00
Getting it programmed for free by KTHV only to watch the weather team on KATV, PRICELESS!

 
At 3:04 AM, May 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes and it keeps sara off the air which is also priceless! Lol

 
At 6:25 AM, May 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And there's the Sarah person again. What a surprise.

 
At 3:53 PM, May 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And there you are again, her only fan.

 
At 8:35 PM, May 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:04 AM you must have finished cutting and pasting your show and now you're waiting for the 4:30 am start?

 
At 10:48 PM, May 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's not near as funny as Craig.

 
At 11:21 PM, May 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sara is pretty funny too, pretty terrible! But its thv so its not surprising. I wonder how many times dawn has tried to get craig fired? I bet its a bunch yet she is not any better. Ha ha

 
At 6:29 AM, May 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:21 PM you're a sad little girl. I guess your mom must have tricked you out.

 
At 6:38 PM, May 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These thv people sure have some thin skin. I guess not having any viewers makes one have a chip on their shoulder.

 
At 10:41 PM, May 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol... y'all don't make anymore bread than us, so what's with the in your face attitude? Most people that brag constantly have an inferiority complex. I bet that's you. Maybe you're short in stature and got a little man problem I don't know, but something is up. I guess you could just be high all the time. I hear weed makes you paranoid.

 
At 1:46 AM, May 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol at the people laughing at Sarah, she is a star that will be National one day soon, hide and watch!

 
At 7:34 AM, May 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

. . . and then you woke up.

 
At 9:52 PM, May 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone check to see if a blown fuse could have been the cause of the director's control thing breaking? Who is the head of the control room?

 
At 10:43 PM, May 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ctrl-Alt-Delete?

 
At 2:04 AM, May 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You been hangin with Snoop Dogg too much or Willie Nelson. National LMAO!
Unfortunately for the few of us that still watch THV she will be stuck here forever unless that station in Antarctica calls her back to do winter forecasts there.

 
At 11:47 AM, May 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:04 AM PWI again.

 
At 4:21 PM, May 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

North Korea hacked into it to see how not to run a station lol

 
At 5:39 PM, May 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, right, just like Janelle will be big time...

 
At 7:37 PM, May 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Massengill called. They want you to know that their product is not mouthwash. That could explain your sour mood tho.

 
At 8:01 PM, May 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see you got the peep show floors all mopped up and got off early, thanks for stopping by!

 
At 9:08 PM, May 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG! It's a "bow-and-arrow shaped rain image" on the radar!

 
At 9:55 PM, May 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do they have those here? I figure you being from Arkansas you just do that kind of thing with your family. Now make your little hog noises... lmao

 
At 10:06 PM, May 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol I saw that too, Sarah said a bow and arrow image of the storm lmao! Where is her only fan? Can we get the grown ups to do the bad weather please even on the weekends? What a joke!

 
At 10:15 PM, May 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my, Sarah you are not ready for the severe weather reporting, I have never heard so much stuttering and mispronounced words in my life. What the hell is going on at THV?

 
At 10:28 PM, May 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be sure to write down in journal that you're watching Sarah.

 
At 10:36 PM, May 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty sad thing to watch. I think she is getting worse not better.

 
At 11:28 PM, May 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're definitely loosing your humanity.

 
At 11:32 PM, May 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I switched over for a bit to see what all the fuss was about. My god, she's horrible. She should not be allowed to do severe coverage.

 
At 11:44 PM, May 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most people check the weather on the smart phone, me included and we're whipping that a$$ with our app. All you youngsters are phone savvy, except for you, big pard.

 
At 12:10 AM, May 11, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11 is definately losing severe weather viewers when she is on. Do they not have anyone to answer to when they screw up so much? I could hear Ed Buckner groaning from here.

 
At 1:15 AM, May 11, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately I saw it too. TRAINWRECK!
I mean who smiles ear to ear when talking about the possibility of a tornado? Its like she was hoping for one.

 
At 2:48 AM, May 11, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean Thv gave that idiot the keys to the Severe Weather Room? Oh lord!

 
At 6:49 AM, May 11, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of trainwrecks. Someone needs to tell all the Texans in the KARK 4 newsroom the difference between the Little Rock Air Force Base and Camp Robinson. They thought they were doing live coverage from LRAFB, but it was Camp Robinson. Nice job.

 
At 8:50 AM, May 11, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok THV, seriously. We know many of you frequent this blog so please take some constructive criticism. Sarah Fortner needs help. Last night was proof she can not handle her job. Thank God there wasn't more sever than there was because this poor girl was in way over her head. You like to say that meteorologists save lives. Well then rhe opposite must be true as well. Sarah Fortner was putting lives at risk by being on the air. Please THV, something needs to be done.

 
At 12:25 PM, May 11, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should have sunny day duty only but she would probably screw that forecast up as well. They lost this viewer and a lot more I am sure. People in Arkansas get serious about severe weather and its a shame THV does not care more about their viewers and their safety during severe weather.

 
At 12:33 PM, May 11, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's all remember this control room (probably) houses 4 stations/5 channels...

 
At 3:13 PM, May 11, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After that bow and arrow rain image comment I would not have been surprised if she had said Sharknado as well.

 
At 3:21 PM, May 11, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL, this website has the most bitter excuses for humanity on it that i've ever witnessed. 78 posts of you retards bashing, hating, and just spewing nonsense. All the problems going on in the world and you choose to devote so much of your time tearing down other people who are just trying to do their jobs. Good lord, 'oh it's 9 am, let me go on this freaking blog and talk about Sarah some more.' 'Oh, let me get my little jabs in about some newscaster i work with even though i would never say these things to their face in a million years.' Most of you are cowards and spineless, and no i don't work for any news station and am not related to any of these people in the industry either. But this disgusting behavior needs to be pointed out because it's sickening.

 
At 3:29 PM, May 11, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mad bro?

 
At 3:56 PM, May 11, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could see the bow but not the arrow. I guess the arrow had already been shot. Man, it's bad when the bow shoots it's arrow.

The only reason THV is fourth in weather ratings is Channel 2 does not have a weather forecast.

What about those "itty bitty" snow flakes and "fat snow?"

LMAO. Has to be related to someone in management at the station.

 
At 4:26 PM, May 11, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Sarah!

 
At 4:30 PM, May 11, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously anonymous 3:21 does not care about human lives. Props to ch 7 breaking in to warn people about the possible tornado on the ground close to Nashville 2 people died but others were probably saved. 11 and 4 did not even break in to report it. SHAME!

 
At 5:51 PM, May 11, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed. We won the night in severe weather coverage. Just another reason the fine people of the great state of Arkansas consistently choose us over all comers. We're number one for a reason people and last night was just another great example of why.

 
At 6:54 PM, May 11, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hard to argue that after witnessing the 11 fiasco last night.

 
At 10:16 AM, May 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watch DJ just to count the number of times he checks to see if his dick is still there on a live broadcast. DJ, DJ, DJ. Didn't your mama tell you it won't fall off? So distracting.

 
At 2:24 PM, May 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's probably difficult for women to tell if it's there too.

 
At 3:38 PM, May 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is DJ?

 
At 5:33 PM, May 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's probably wanting Mallory to see how big his BBC is!!!

 
At 6:52 PM, May 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's pretty small down there from what I hear.

 
At 8:35 PM, May 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It went all down the drain the next morning when Mumbling Matt was sent to report on the aftermath. Even the "Coast Guard" couldn't save that on air debacle. Can't believe KATV would even allow him on air or allow Big Mel to wear anything white or tight around the mid section when she reads the weather...

 
At 9:12 PM, May 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, no wonder the control board crashed. Definitely not a Grass Valley product. Just look at that thing.

 
At 11:41 PM, May 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The control board may have been hit by that bow and arrow storm lol

 
At 1:11 AM, May 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes props to them for breaking into programming to talk about an area outside of their viewing area. I'm sure few people in Nashville even get KATV.

 
At 1:24 AM, May 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Sarah!

 
At 7:19 PM, May 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We at KATV can break in if we want to, the weather is moving east isn't it? I say we break in to programming as soon as the front blows in off the Pacific!! We at KATV will do whatever it takes. We're number one bitches and you guys can go play with yourselves... lol

 
At 9:46 PM, May 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 11:41 PM

I wonder who her writer is.

LMAO

 
At 10:21 PM, May 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would not have mattered if 4, 16 or 11 broke in, nobody watches them anyway ha ha ha

 
At 2:16 AM, May 14, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7 is superior because I say so and god knows my year of experience is the business means a lot... ha ha ha

 
At 3:21 AM, May 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarah did good tonight, chance of rain with no secere weather lol. Less Sarah is more thv, please!

 
At 12:18 PM, May 16, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when 4 was the dominant station (one of the most dominant NBC affiliates in the country). I remember when 7 overtook 4 and started their strong reign (also one of the strongest in the U.S. And I also was impressed with 11 when they made a nice run (in the 90s) consistently beating 7 at 10pm and the mornings for a few years.

Compared to the glory years of KARK and KATV in general the quality of enterprise/investigative journalism is dramatically less today in LR. No doubt there's still a few solid broadcast journalists in Little Rock but there were many more in the 80s and 90s.

Today the way people consume media is so splintered. It's remarkable how many people get news and info from their smart phones. Then they go to TV news to get context on important stories.

I don't pay too close attention to ratings. I'm a news consumer. I know sometimes the most popular station is not the best news organization.

 
At 4:58 PM, May 17, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Rado a new type of Radar? I have heard Sara Fortner on thv say it quite a bit lately? RADO?

 
At 6:46 AM, May 18, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you 12:18. It's sad. Very sad.

 
At 9:08 PM, May 18, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is her hair curly and not straight when she is in public?

Saw her the other night and her hair was a lot different than on television.

 
At 8:18 AM, May 22, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL... It's called a curler... you can't be that stupid.

 
At 3:05 PM, May 22, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not exactly stupid here. Just thought it might be a wig (either the curly look or the straight look) but thanks for the condescending answer.

 
At 7:03 PM, May 22, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats a curler?

 
At 8:55 PM, May 22, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes. Do tell. What is a curler?

 
At 12:25 AM, May 23, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://assets.shesaidbeauty.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/curlers.jpg

 
At 4:39 PM, May 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pitiful, just pitiful. Where has all the weather talent gone?

 
At 10:14 AM, March 08, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

DJ comment exactly what good is he? the dog thing the boss should have fired all 4 and told them now you guys will have time to take care of the dog at home! I like dogs but there's a place for them not a pup in the news room Boss should make each of the 4 take turns taking it out and deduct the time from their pay. We took ch4 off facebook and switched to ch11 they seem to have it together more for sure also I know quite a few that switched when DJ came on The Red pants Hideous!

 

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