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posted by ATN @ 2:22 PM
Thats the least of their worries.
No big deal, somebody just spilled a liitle jack and coke on it.
why was Ned in 4's control room?
Ned was moonlighting ha ha
I woukd say something funny about someone at 4 but I don't know a single persons name.
Sarah Fortner programmed it.
Sad thing is they still had more viewers than kthv did at 10pm Wed Night lol
No they didn't
I wish I had been watching. It would have made their newscast interesting.
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).
Amazing that anyone was around to even notice.
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.
Damn we missed Razorback Nation. Said no viewer ever.
FOX 16 and KARK can't broadcast separate newscast. They use the same control, stuido and cameras. etc etc
So maybe 50 or 60 people missed the kark news at 10 on Wed nite?
Bring back big lips Margaret Preston!
How's that "combined synergies" thing working out for ya?
Probably made their ratings go up by not being seen.
I saw a promo for DJ Williams! Are you kidding us? The cinnamon challenge king?! Lol, what a joke.
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.
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.
We already saw. He literally encouraged kids to try the cinnamon challenge on air. Disgraceful.
What an idiot!
Boo! Take the child-endangerer off air now!
At least he's not telling kids to get in a empty hot tub while wearing a dog collar.
Nobody can prove Bobby Petrino actually said that about dog collars and hot tubs.
The hot tub wasn't empty to begin with.
Bring back Liz!
He made a mistake and quickly apologized. He immediately recognized that and apologized for saying. Cut the guy a break.
8:11 pm oh so you were there? How did that bath water taste?
So you were there? How did that bath water taste?
Cut the guy a break? No. If he's that stupid, he deserves no breaks. Fire DJ now.
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.
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."
You're a self righteous idiot.
I agree with 11:53
Sarah Fortner is a mistake, DJ's dad should have pulled out so he would not have been a waste of oxygen.
On air talent lol. Did you type that with a straight face?
Send DJ packing. He's not funny.
On a curve, he's the funniest on any of the stations am shows.
No. Just no. Take the idiot off.
Gas to go get a NOAA Weather Radio at Kroger 20.00NOAA Weather Radio at Kroger 30.00Getting it programmed for free by KTHV only to watch the weather team on KATV, PRICELESS!
Yes and it keeps sara off the air which is also priceless! Lol
And there's the Sarah person again. What a surprise.
And there you are again, her only fan.
3:04 AM you must have finished cutting and pasting your show and now you're waiting for the 4:30 am start?
He's not near as funny as Craig.
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
11:21 PM you're a sad little girl. I guess your mom must have tricked you out.
These thv people sure have some thin skin. I guess not having any viewers makes one have a chip on their shoulder.
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.
Lol at the people laughing at Sarah, she is a star that will be National one day soon, hide and watch!
. . . and then you woke up.
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?
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.
2:04 AM PWI again.
North Korea hacked into it to see how not to run a station lol
Yeah, right, just like Janelle will be big time...
Massengill called. They want you to know that their product is not mouthwash. That could explain your sour mood tho.
I see you got the peep show floors all mopped up and got off early, thanks for stopping by!
OMG! It's a "bow-and-arrow shaped rain image" on the radar!
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
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!
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?
Be sure to write down in journal that you're watching Sarah.
Pretty sad thing to watch. I think she is getting worse not better.
You're definitely loosing your humanity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You mean Thv gave that idiot the keys to the Severe Weather Room? Oh lord!
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.
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.
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.
Let's all remember this control room (probably) houses 4 stations/5 channels...
After that bow and arrow rain image comment I would not have been surprised if she had said Sharknado as well.
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.
You mad bro?
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.
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!
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.
Hard to argue that after witnessing the 11 fiasco last night.
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.
It's probably difficult for women to tell if it's there too.
Who is DJ?
He's probably wanting Mallory to see how big his BBC is!!!
He's pretty small down there from what I hear.
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...
Well, no wonder the control board crashed. Definitely not a Grass Valley product. Just look at that thing.
The control board may have been hit by that bow and arrow storm lol
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.
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
@ 11:41 PMI wonder who her writer is.LMAO
Would not have mattered if 4, 16 or 11 broke in, nobody watches them anyway ha ha ha
7 is superior because I say so and god knows my year of experience is the business means a lot... ha ha ha
Sarah did good tonight, chance of rain with no secere weather lol. Less Sarah is more thv, please!
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.
Is Rado a new type of Radar? I have heard Sara Fortner on thv say it quite a bit lately? RADO?
I agree with you 12:18. It's sad. Very sad.
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.
LOL... It's called a curler... you can't be that stupid.
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.
Whats a curler?
Yes. Do tell. What is a curler?
Pitiful, just pitiful. Where has all the weather talent gone?
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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