Tuesday, April 14, 2015

SINCLAIRED!

This from the tip box:

KATV is officially looking like Sinclair.  They debuted the Sinclair graphics and music package today. (Monday)

62 Comments:

At 11:04 AM, April 14, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It won't matter. We will forever rule Arkansas.

 
At 4:21 PM, April 14, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter if we rule. It still sucks.

 
At 6:11 PM, April 14, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. I just saw/heard it for the first time. Very very cheesy.

 
At 10:37 PM, April 14, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every station in Arkansas has lost its originality. 7 and 11 definitely. 4 maybe still has it. But Sinclair and Gannett have done a number on KATV and KTHV. It honestly looks terrible.

 
At 10:51 PM, April 14, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 is original? It's the exact same shows as 16.

 
At 11:48 PM, April 14, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What would "Pard" think?

 
At 6:20 AM, April 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 looks like small market tv now.

 
At 10:34 AM, April 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagree that 4 looks small market. By pure "looks" I would put 7 on top followed by 4,16 and 11 on bottom. If a stranger came to town, I believe by "looks" they would put them in this order.

 
At 10:49 AM, April 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to agree with the above ranking based on looks. 11 is just so random. Nothing matches. KARK tried to look modern but failed at that, along with 16. 7 has some areas to improve, but their weather center and main desk area look good. I also think their new graphics package looks nice.

If you rank the stations by their physical buildings though, 7 is in far last with that dump of a building.

 
At 12:06 PM, April 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ya'll see former KATVer Karen Fuller got dumped in Kansas City?

 
At 12:44 PM, April 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 isn't all that original consider they look identical to KNWA, KTAL, and KTVE.

Other markets do the same though. KSLA in Shreveport is purely Raycom graphics wise. I guess KTBS in Shreveport is semi original

 
At 12:52 PM, April 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm an out of towner who checked out Little Rock's market (watched videos on their websites). Every station looks small market. 4 has a good graphics package but Nexstar isn't utilizing it correcty (same package used by large market NBC stations). 11 is awful. I've never seen graphics so bad. 7 is semi-visually appealing but just doesn't look very professional. 16 graphics looked like they were made in Microsoft paint

 
At 12:57 PM, April 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easiest way to not look small market? Remove news tickers and stop with the spinning logos.

 
At 3:06 PM, April 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tickers are everywhere now so get over that. Spinning logos are as well.

 
At 4:17 PM, April 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone remember 11's old rotating box that was displayed in the lower right hand corner of every newscast? It had "11" and "Today's THV" on it. And the time and temperature. That is the only rotating news graphic that I would classify as good.

 
At 7:22 PM, April 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tickets and logos really aren't everywhere. Checkout major markets news and you'll see

 
At 7:48 PM, April 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are not major market so get over it.

 
At 9:10 PM, April 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The three corporations that own the network affiliates are cheap. The talent level in the market was better 25 years ago except for weather.

 
At 9:28 PM, April 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are considered the worst three owners in the United States.

 
At 10:38 PM, April 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The talent level in the LR market was better 45 years ago, including weather, and will never be duplicated.

 
At 11:20 PM, April 15, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The majority of all owners operate like that now. You need to accept the old days are over.

 
At 12:21 AM, April 16, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish THV would bring back their old open. Not the old Gannett theme, the one before that one.

 
At 6:15 AM, April 16, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@11:20, no they are not all quite as bad as these three. But who cares? It's just a stepping stone town for most of us.

 
At 6:28 AM, April 17, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The local tv news viewers in Arkansas should care.

 
At 10:56 AM, April 17, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The stations don't care. They put mediocre reporters/anchors on the screen and hardly any news worthy news. All of the little rock stations are guilty of it. It all comes down to money. They all use to be better.

 
At 3:02 PM, April 17, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So is every other market out of the top 20. Even that talent is trying to get to network. I would say Little Rock is doing something right because I know a few have left to top 10 markets in the last few yrs.

 
At 3:20 PM, April 17, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOP = $$$$$ = Power = Stupidity.

:)

 
At 4:47 PM, April 17, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn you're dumb.

 
At 4:54 PM, April 17, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you were any good then you woukd not have to settle for a job here in the first place. Stepping Stone Town lol.

 
At 6:30 PM, April 17, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That comes from someone who doesn't have $$$$$

 
At 7:07 PM, April 17, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOP guys get the best poontang.

 
At 7:16 PM, April 17, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked radio news here in the 70s and early 80s and I can tell you the local TV news has steadily declined since then. The quality of content, anchors, and reporters is terrible. For one thing there is too much feature and not enough hard news. I miss the good ole days of "if it bleeds...it leads"

 
At 10:06 PM, April 17, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people stay in a market because they realize they are in a better situation where they are. Ned once said he had offers in Miami and Dallas. Also, they may not want to uproot their family. Read The Arkansas Democrat about Bob Steel from 1990 to get a historical insight. The discussion is good if some posters overcome their angst.

 
At 10:08 PM, April 17, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn, Mumbling Matt is "on fire"!!!

 
At 10:52 PM, April 17, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know of at least two anchors who had offers and turned them down to stay here. Not everyone is looking to move on.

 
At 8:35 AM, April 18, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talent = reading off of a prompter. That term always makes me laugh. A surgeon or a rocket scientist has talent - not a talking head.

 
At 10:43 AM, April 18, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What two anchors? Shouldn't matter to say if they said no.

 
At 12:40 PM, April 18, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try watching someone who's bad at the prompter. It's harder than it looks. That's why we're in front of the camera and you're not.

 
At 1:50 PM, April 18, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nah, you can train a monkey to read a prompter. There are a very few people at any of the stations who deserve the term "talent" ... they exist, but they are few.

 
At 4:12 PM, April 18, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah if Dawn squints any harder she will be able to read what I am reading on my phone as I sit on my couch at home.

 
At 1:18 AM, April 19, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Little Rock is not a stepping stone.
Sincerely,
Karen Fuller
Chris May
Gina Kurre
Kate Sullivan
Jessica Dean
Holly Sonders
Andy Pearson
T.J. Holmes
Lauren Glassberg
Wendy Suares

 
At 9:49 AM, April 19, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only problem is the so-called talent disappears when they hit the wall. Age kicks talent to the curb. Guess that talent was superficial after all.

 
At 10:14 AM, April 19, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not with the "real" talent, but that is true for most of the women working.

 
At 6:07 PM, April 19, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder who the most likely Little Rock "celebrity" would be for a Britt McHenry meltdown? I can think of a few.

ā€œIā€™m in the news sweetheart, I will fng sue this place.ā€

 
At 7:30 PM, April 19, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Janelle for sure

 
At 8:20 PM, April 19, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talent lol. I have officially heard it all now.

 
At 8:23 PM, April 19, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats harder is watching kthv. Just when you think it can get no worse it does.

 
At 8:38 PM, April 19, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's Mary Nguyen when we need her? Phoenix will get her meltdown if they haven't already.

 
At 6:00 AM, April 20, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeanette would probably have had a fake-meltdown just to see if it got her attention.

 
At 7:48 AM, April 20, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, so not only is she an absolutely horrible anchor she's also a horrible person? I've seen anchors and reporters come and go in his town for years and even if someone is green you can still tell what kind of anchor/reporter they will become. Janelle is not going to be good, ever. She seems completely uncomfortable (maybe the reason for the constant fake smile) and condescending to both coworkers on air and viewers. Combine those with no ability to make small talk on set when needed and what seems like a general aura of lacking information or intelligence and you have a recipe for disaster. I know it's the weekends and nobody really cares but it is it really wise to put someone so bad on so much?

 
At 9:06 AM, April 20, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is about the money. Not the anchor. Who cares if they can't deliver a good news report? As long as they will stay for the pay, who cares?

 
At 1:37 PM, April 20, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "fake" smile has woked well for Dawn Scott for years. I have never seen a more fake smile in my life. Janelle is running a close second place though.

 
At 4:47 PM, April 21, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KTHV graphics cover too much of the bottom portion of the screen. This makes it impossible to see a lot of what the camera person is trying to show the viewer.

Apparently management doesn't care.

 
At 4:48 PM, April 21, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK has not had an original idea since Carl Tibbits left.

 
At 2:04 PM, April 23, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK has ideas... they are just bad ones.

 
At 7:38 PM, April 25, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tonight, Janelle Lilley gave the 6:00 o'clock and I must say did a very good job. Her delivery was spot on. Also her personal appearance, hair and makeup was the best I've seen her. She truly looked nice. Keep up the good work.

 
At 9:24 PM, April 25, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for your self evaluation, Janelle.

 
At 9:17 AM, April 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Mr. 9:24 pm, just my observation and that of giving everyone a chance. Also I get so tired of all the negativism that I thought something "positive" would be a rare breath of fresh air on here. Thank you buddy and have a great day. I know I will.

 
At 12:38 PM, April 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a nice breath of fresh air, but let's keep the kind words for people who deserve them. Even if she had a good day, that doesn't excuse her general attitude.

 
At 7:43 PM, April 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So who deserves kind words?

 
At 9:05 PM, April 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beth, Scott, Chris, Allison, Melinda, Barry, Todd... The good people.

 
At 7:39 PM, May 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sinclair is totally douchie.

 

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