Tuesday, June 30, 2015

KFSM: Let's Make a Deal?

Did KFSM/Channel 5/Fort Smith make a deal with a judge to avoid a fine after the station's managing editor broke a judge's ban on no electronic posts during a recent trial?  TV Spy recently ran a story about the issue with KFSM News Director Bill Cummings saying, " “There was never any discussion with the court on content of that story nor was there any quid pro quo to avoid a fine or other action.”

“KSFM did not, nor would we ever, relinquish control over our content or editorial process,” said Cummings. “In this case we did acknowledge that Mr. Henry unintentionally violated Judge Karren’s rules regarding tweeting in his courtroom. In additional to apologizing to the court, we deemed it appropriate to take a positive step and offer to do a story on children’s advocacy — a topic we have covered many times on 5NEWS.”

Monday, June 29, 2015

KARK Viewer Says Station Changed Logo to "Colors of Gays"

Sometimes the uneducated just need to keep their mouths shut:
from FTV Live

Monday, June 22, 2015

KFSM Anchor Leaving

KFSM/Channel 5/Fort Smith anchor Heather Lewis is leaving the station.  Lewis posted this announcement on her Facebook page:

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Lester Holt Named Anchor of NBC Nightly News; Williams Moved to MSNBC

NBC News has announced Lester Holt will become the permanent anchor for NBC Nightly News.  Brian Williams will become an anchor for the network's cable news channel MSNBC.  NBC News execs say Williams will be the anchor for breaking news and special reports.   Read the entire story HERE.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Shreveport Morning Anchor Gone Gone Gone....

And she's never coming back..well never say never..

This from the tip jar:

Carly Flynn Morgan has left KTBS and is apparently headed to WPXI in Pittsburgh.

Morgan joined KTBS/Channel 3/Shreveport in Decemeber 2013 and the rest as they say is history.

Monday, June 15, 2015

New Northweast Arkansas Anchor Arrest for DWI

This from the tip jar:

KFSM TV 5 in Fort Smith announced on its 5 PM newscast that their newly announced anchor was arrested for DWI over the weekend.  Liza Danver was arrested by Arkansas State Police.

Heather Lewis was filling in and Darren Bobb as well as Garrett Lewis were both absent from the set.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Movers in NorthWest Arkansas

This from the tip jar:

The KNWA revolving door continues. KPRC in Houston just picked up KNWA evening anchor Jonathan Martinez. No word yet on the date of his departure. (Per Mike McGuff's media blog)
KNWA Weekend anchor/Fox News Edge fill-in Christina Carilla has also left for a position in Florida...
Wonder who will bite the dust next at the station.

Monday, June 08, 2015

Little Rock station Off Air Monday Morning

This from the tip jar:

 KARK off the air for over an hour. Only one post on their facebook page about it.  Either they have no viewers or they are deleting the angry posts about them being off the air. its 6:40 am now, and it's been over an hour.

Something to Make Ya Go Hmmmmm......

This from the tip jar:

Todd Yakoubian changed his Twitter handle last night from katvweather to just Todd Yakoubian. Is he leaving Katv?

He has also taken down any mention of KATV on his Facebook page....

This from the tip jar:

 To answer your question about Todd, everyone at channel 7 is required to get separate Twitter handles per Sinclair Broadcasting policy.


Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Shreveport Sports Director Departs the ArkLaTex

Source: KTBS.com  KTBS 3 Sports Director Paul Crane bids farewell to the Ark-La-Tex, as he takes advantage of a new opportunity overseas.

He'll be joining the Universal Basketball Association of India, as well as the Elite Football League of India, in order to announce play-by-play for those teams.

It's a new U.S. venture and Crane says India is fertile ground for sports expansion and that this is a chance to introduce those sports to residents there.

Little Rock Station Adds to Roster

KARK/Channel 4/Little Rock has a new team member.  Victoria Price came on board Monday, June 1st.  Price comes to Little Rock from KAMC/Lubbock, Texas.  At KAMC Price was an anchor/reporter. 

New Fox Station for Jonesboro

This from the tip box:

Jonesboro has a new Fox Station.  It's called KJNB 39 its on channel 13 jonesboro cable   It is based out of mediran miss  right now. it shows no news weather  but it says it has big ideas big plans  but right now 5 days in its CW with FOX'S prime time schedule.