Wednesday, July 29, 2015

NWA Promotes Sports Anchor to Sports Director

This from the tip box:

Bobby Swofford has been appointed the new Sports Director for KFSM.

According to his bio, Swofford has been with the station since 2012.  

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New Weeknight Anchor named at KFSM

KFSM's Katelynn Zoellner has been tapped as a new weeknight anchor..Zoellner made the announcement on her Facebook page:

Northwest Arkansas Station Losing Weekend Anchor

This from the tip box:

40/29 News (ABC affiliate in Northwest Arkansas) is losing weekend morning anchor John Paul. He's taking up a job in Tennessee as  a morning / midday anchor.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Shreveport Station Losing Longtime Reporter

This from the tip box:

KSLA is losing Fred Childers. He is heading down to Baton Rouge. That means they will lose the morning producer, which he is married to.

According to his bio, Childers has been with KSLA for nearly 10 years.  

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

KNWA Losing Main Anchor

KNWA/Fayetteville reports main anchor Jonathan Martinez is leaving the station.  KNWA reports Martinez is headed to KPRC/Houston, TX.  Martinez will be anchoring weekends at the station. 

Do What KATV.....

Seems KATV is getting news from people's Instagram accounts. FTV Live reports KATV pulled some controversial pictures from some local high school girls Instagram account started an investigation, then dropped it. Pulled the facebook post and posted an apology saying it wasn't pursuing the investigation:  Here's the fb posts..via FTV Live:

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Sinclair Political Show to Debut in the Fall

KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock parent company Sinclair Broadcast group will debut Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson this fall.  TV Spy reports the 30 minute show will debut Sunday, October 4th on Sinclair stations across the country including KATV.

CBS 42 Coming to Jonesboro

This from the tip jar:

CBS42 will go on the air 8/1/15 and will replace the Memphis CBS affiliate on cable and satellite outlets.  And yes, they will have LP translators on Jonesboro radio towers.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Split Decision for May Ratings Book

Arkansas reports TV news viewers were split on where they got their news and information in May. says KTHV/Channel 11/Little Rock won the mornings..the 5am and 6am morning slots while KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock won the 5 and 6pm slots.  KATV and KTHV tied for the 10pm newscast. didn't post the specific numbers for the May ratings period.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

More Movers in Northwest Arkansas

This from the tip jar:

Two reporters are leaving 40/29.

Emily Maher is joining the Hearst station in Louisville WLKY.

Jonathan Rozelle is leaving for KARK in Little Rock.

Both will leave 40/29 in July.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

More Shake-ups at KFSM

This from the tip box:

KFSM Sports Director Chris Breece is leaving for WIAT-TV in Birmingham, Alabama after July 16.  

KFSM Assignment Editor Larry Henry is taking a high school teaching position in a few weeks.