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posted by ATN @ 10:55 AM
I knew something was up when news Director Austin Kellerman kept on posting on twitter a job opening for weekend sports anchor but he never mentioned Jason Snavely leaving after working for him for five years. So I thought he got let go but this makes more sense to me.
It will be a return to his college home. Jason and I went to school at ASU.
The weekend sports guy at 7 should cross the street if he can. That guy is too good to work at 7, and at team 20 he'll have better access to the Hogs and photogs too.
Nah, he is too good to work at 7, but he should hold out for a major market like Jason did. 7 can't hold a candle to 4/16 in terms of sports coverage, but they aren't quite dead to Fayetteville yet either.
Can't hold a candle to 4/16 sports coverage? All 4/16 covers are Razorback events. They have no coverage for the rest of the world.
16 now has a dominate hold on high school coverage. 7 doesn't win by default anymore. 4 is obviously not moving away from Razorbacks. When it comes to sports, I would agree the combination of 4 and 16 is far and away in front of 7.
Viewers want local sports. You can get national sports every these days. Local local local
Actually viewers in arkansas want to hear about the hogs and sometimes high school football. 16 owns high school football, and 4 owns the hogs. 7 hardly covers either one anymore.
Congratulations on getting away from Nexstar and Razorback only sports!
16 doesn't own anything but a 9:00 news slot that no one watches.
Please. 16's high school football coverage absolutely destroys Sully's little highlight reel. And when was the last time that guy actually went to Fayetteville? They don't even know his name anymore up there. 7's sports coverage is a joke.
Somebody has got to teach him that with the Diamondbacks a major part of Arizona sports, they are called "runs" not "points" in baseball.
6:43, "No one watches" is false consensus within the realm of confirmation bias. You are showing how intellectually lazy you are by thinking because you think a thought, others should automatically. show some intelligence.
bummer - he is hot
They make the kool-aid strong in Arkansas. They only cover the hogs because they want you to think that the hogs are relevant. Truth told, 0 SEC Conference Titles, no National Championship since that one in the 60's and that was way before most hog fans were even born, no BCS Bowl Wins but they are always want you to think they are one season away from a National Title and or an SEC title. One good thing is someone finally put a muzzle on Jen Bielema. Can you say gold digger?
Can you say, HOT!
I'm surprised Jason stayed as long as he did. He wasn't allowed to cover sports in central Arkansas. He and Kerri O'Hara were good together. They were just at the wrong station.
Shut up! The Nexstar leadership in Texas knows what Arkansas viewers want!
Anything is better than that Dunleavy girl on thv. They should just do away with the sports segment at 11.
And just where is the Gannette and Sinclair leadership from? Searcy?
Probably more Aransans in Dallas than in Little Rock.
Dunleavy is horrible doing sports for THV like how she keeps on dressing like she is at a sorority party and stealing other peoples stories for sports topics from twitter and never giving the original source credit.
I agree, 11 has just given up on Sports I believe. And when that dufus with the black glasses and the stupid grin on his face all the time comes on I just have to smh. Who is that guy? He only comes on when the piggies had some minor accomplishment.
Let Dunleavy replace Sarah then we could have sports and weather all in one segment, Bow and Arrow Storms, part sport part weather lmao
Says the KATV employees who just got the pants beat off them by Mary and Sarah.
When KATV starts high school football coverage, I am confident they'll have the inside track on what the cheerleaders are up to.
Marine probably knows what color underwear they'll be wearing on Fridays.
@6:24 Really? The pants beat off us? No, no, no my friend, that's what we've been doing to you for years. You're one book with almost decent numbers doesn't mean shit yet buddy. Come to me after the next book and everything is right back where it should be. Seriously, one of the stupidest comments on here and that's saying something.
Nothing is going to be set back. The KATV clowns are over.
KATV has been slipping consistently for more than a year. The breaking point is here.
Today was the first day college football practice for the Razorbacks ,UCA and ASU and Dunleavy wasted the entire segment 6pm segment talking to some meth head looking woman that won an Arkansas fishing tournament and she did it in weird camera angles during the interview. Biggest waste of time I will never get back. She knows nothing about sports THV please get rid of this idiot.
I saw that too. I just change the channel when she is on and also when Fortner does the weather but thv is my fav for the rest of the news.
Why do you have it where the page automatically goes down to the bottom so you have to scroll back up to read the comments you freaking retard guy?
Do you imagine the owner of blogspot frequents this page?
@6:47, well change the channel you redneck. Mary Dunleavy doesn't need you. THAT BLACK HAIR DON'T HIDE THAT RED NECK BOY!
First day of practice? What a joke. They have been practicing all summer.
Yeah, and it's the first official practice and a relevant news story. What's the problem? If you think that's not a story, especially here, then you don't have the intelligence or common sense to be in this industry.
There will be enough news about the hogs soon enough. They will beat a couple of cupcakes and the media here and the fans will start saying they are gonna win the sec then reality will set in when the conf schedule begins and they will be brought back to reality. Happens every year.
You hit the bullseye on that one! Same thing year after year after year after year...
THV is choosing to cover the hogs like a cheerleader would. It's not that dumb of an idea to be different. 4 has them wrapped up on the complete coverage angle and 7 keeps reminding us they used to be the Razorback station, and fewer people watch local news for sports anyway.
I sure am glad I didn't miss 7's coverage. From what I can tell the players practiced and are even excited for the upcoming season. That's some unforgettable stuff right there.
Mary is exciting and the rest are boring. So choose your poison. 7 is the losing spirt of Arkansas.
Mary is exciting and the rest are boring. So choose your poison. 7 is the losing spirit of Arkansas.
Ch 7 posted a pic on their FB about a teenaged cheerleader from Sheridan that posted a pic on her instagram with a black face. From what I have read 7 was playing the race card stirring the pot but took it down after a lot of people complained about it saying it was not newsworthy and only done to embarrass the teen and stir up racism.
7 is NOT on your side.
Um excuse me, the rest of you be quiet. WHY DO YOU HAVE IT WHERE THE PAGE AUTOMATICALLY GOES DOWN TO THE BOTTOM SO YOU HAVE TO SCROLL BACK UP TO READ THE COMMENTS YOU FREAKING RETARD GUY?And i will appreciate an answer to this as soon as possible.
Because if you don't you have to scroll through already read posts moron.
Mary is exciting and the rest are boring. So choose your poison. 7 is the losing spirt of Arkansas. Are you kidding me @1:07am needs to lay off the crack pipe because Dunleavy is by far the worst sports anchor in Little Rock. Also tell her to stop saying oh Howell yes for Arkansas state. Nobody cares about that cow town up there in ASU .Most people in central Arkansas would rather hear reports on UCA.
Again. Mary is exciting and the rest are boring. I did not stud dd der. You WISH your bunch could keep up! Not your average sports person, for those that don't want to see a couple routes and then a bite... lmao... lazy sports. OLD SCHOOL that doesn't fit today. People want a story not two baskets and a coach telling us about those two baskets... lame. Live in the past we don't mind.
Watching paint dry is more exciting than watching Mary. She looks like a Parakeet from the side, look next time you watch her.
7 is puppy style. They bark a lot, stumble all over the place and pee on everything.
lmao... oh and they lick their own... well you know... lmao
7 is lose.
Ch 7 posted a pic on their FB about a teenaged cheerleader from Sheridan that posted a pic on her instagram with a black face. From what I have read 7 was playing the race card stirring the pot but took it down after a lot of people complained about it saying it was not newsworthy and only done to embarrass the teen and stir up racism. 7 IS RACIST!
7 IS GINGER BENDER.
7 is the horse faced girl.
7 is have a nice day bitches!!
Thanks Mary, you too!
Anonymous11:07 AM, said "August 08, 2015Watching paint dry is more exciting than watching Mary. She looks like a Parakeet from the side, look next time you watch her."Lol maybe thv can have her on as bird of the week this week.
Weak effort, like your product. Even your comebacks lack substance. 7 is weakness. 7 is no juice. 7 is decay.
Ch 7 posted a pic on their FB about a teenaged cheerleader from Sheridan that posted a pic on her instagram with a black face. From what I have read 7 was playing the race card stirring the pot but took it down after a lot of people complained about it saying it was not newsworthy and only done to embarrass the teen and stir up racism. 7 IS RACIST! How's that lawsuit thingy going dipstick?
You stole my post. Nice way to copy and paste. I posted that on another thread the day it happened. Thief. The only thing you added was the Racist and Lawsuit. How about you come up with your own posts from now on.
Coming from someone who copies and pastes someone elses post I can see how you have a lack of experience in substance. Thief. Use you own posts. Be original.
If I stole YOUR post I'm sorry. I must have lost my head. Why would anyone steal such crap. I must be desperate, like your morning show producers to come up with anything to staunch the flow. Accept my sincerest apology. I will become the totally original girl that you can count on for all your insult needs. I'll expect quid pro quo douche bag. LMAO
7 is Sissy.
7 is thumb suckers.
7 stole the poor Sheridan cheerleader's dignity. 7 stole her pride. 7 stole her privacy. 7 stole her youth and made a mockery of her rights as an individual to be a young woman in Arkansas. How's that for original. Guess you should have left it alone. lol... weakness is your specialty and senseless badgering is your trademark. Nice huh?
"Use you own posts. Be original." Yeah what you said. 7 is hypocritical.
Hopefully you'll thing of something clever by Monday. Come on D- give it a go. 7 is almost.
You steal someones post and get caught and now you are rambling on like an idiot. Feel free to steal any of my posts too. Plagiarize much? I bet you copied and pasted all your English Lit work in College. Nah you never went to college, I mean I bet you copied and pasted all your English Lit work in HS.
Who got caught Sherlock? It was obvious I copied the post. Just using your post to demonstrate your lyrical skillz as a blog commentator. You're so in touch with your poetic side I'd call you D- Delight, the douche of Main.
Are you always this stupid? Did you take lessons?
I'm getting really good at this... You're great practice. And so gosh darn easy... Mr. lay down.
Bad comeback. Soooo heart less and sad. Like all your employees that wish Sinclair hadn't bought them. Goofy, like the Ginger Spice that is your weekend face.
I realize I am just an apprentice, going up against a master, but you have lost your edge and your will to continue... kinda like the continuous beat down, you are currently experiencing. LMAO
Cut Caitlyn some slack, she is going through a lot lately. If she wants to steal posts let her as they say its a womans perogative. Looks like she still may have the twins as she has a little spunk left in her albeit weak.
Lol now thats some funny stuff right there!
7 is breathing mold spores from their decaying building.
You people are pathetic.
Who the hell is Caitlyn?
Ohhhhh you mean Bruce! It's call the dodge or three card monte when someone is getting their ass whipped, not literally but figuratively, they employ the ruse to call the attention away from said ass whipping, so as not to look so weak and ineffective. Wellll that didn't work cupcake. 7 is ruse.
"Lol now thats some funny stuff right there!" No it's not funny. It's less than not funny. It's sucked out the funny and left a shell of worthless words with no hope... kinda like the losers at 7 with their prospects for the future. 7 is a shell.
7 is so cute when they try. 7 is cuddly.
Who said anything about 7? Why are you so obsessed with them? Its Sat night go get laid, go see a movie, go jump off a bridge, get the blow up date out of the closet, do something.
Follow your own advice and do something besides bother me about what I'm doing. 7 is bothersome.
I'm fading player... just like your ratings over at 7. 7 is vanishing. Be a good little douche and stay out of trouble D-.
Obsession at times can be a good thing. It motivates you, keeps you focused etc.... You my friend have jumped the shark. I understand that in your feeble liberal mind that coming to a blog and getting your frustrations out by lashing out like a 10 year old you give yourself a moment of relief, a simple moment that you feel in control. The fact is that no matter what you do, how childish you act, however you decide to deal with your jealousy it's just never going to work in the long run. You don't work for the dominant station in town and that kills you inside. From what I've seen on here you wouldn't be hired anyway, we have a little higher standard over here and we don't let little things like bitter immature competitors bother us. If you really want to make yourself feel better then grow up, work on your attitude and demeanor and then come down to main and see if you'll get hired. You won't but at least in trying you've bettered yourself a little.
Finally... You showed up and put some effort into your writing. Bully... bully for you. I KNEW you worked for 7, you big liar. Most people that work there are okay people, it's just a few simpletons that need to be shamed into their place... you being one of them. You need to deal with your inadequacies, because making fun of people seems to make you feel better about yourself and that is sad. I am simply mirroring back to you what you post and being mean is what you seem to understand. I will go away anytime you and your minions stop being so mean and just discuss stuff without the insults. Until that happens I will troll the blog and call you out anytime you act like a dumba$$. I would rather do anything else than watch the children.
So the mold in that rotting 7 building is causing your brain to self-destruct. Kinda like the GOP is doing.
I knew Liz was still on the payroll at thv. They pay her to be heard and not seen by posting on these blogs. Brilliant move thv! Frustrated? Get out your wanachi and have a go, maybe it will calm your nerves down girl. All this jealousy and hate you have built up inside will eat you alive.
Lol good stuff Anonymous12:45 PM
And now you're back to ridiculous. One good post is all you can expect out of 7 I guess. Way to go posting and then commenting on your first post, as if you are two people. See how mean you are? Someone leaves the business and moves on with life and you can't leave her in peace. Pathetic. 7 is mean.
I bet you have trouble matching the pics to prove you are not a bot before your post is accepted. How many times does it take you? I would bet a minimum of 10.
I didn't need that picture in my head. 7 is pervy.
Projecting again Sigmund?
You are terrible at this. I hope you're not a producer.
D- Delight everybody, the douche of main!
It's all about 7. 7 is for realz. Just ask them, but don't bring up the racism lawsuit, they don't want to talk about that.
Lol and all this time I have been talking to myself and did not know it. I hate when I do that! One poster lol keep telling yourself that and you may in time believe it. 11 is psycho.
Sad D- so sad.
Anonymous2:26 PM, August 09, 2015Sad D- so sad.Did I post that or did you? Am I just relpying to my own post? Did I post all these posts on the blog by myself or is it 2 people? You know everything all seeing eye please tell me!
Anonymous9:18 AM, August 09, 2015Please watch your children, teach them right and don't let them grow up to be obsessed, bitter and jealous like you are. When they see you on the puter and ask what Mommy is doing tell them you are looking up recipes for a tasty dinner. Don"t let them see you in all your glory and what type person you are when you sit behind a puter and lash out at society because you are so unhappy and jealous. Have a great Sunday!
D- Delight, douche of main is imploding, just like his employer, KATV 7. 7 is implosion. 7 is angry, because 7 is angry. Go eat a snickers D- and lighten up. You can't take the criticism, but you can dish it out. Typical behavior of an only child. 7 is eaten up.
By the way, stay on topic, it will make you seem smarter. LMAO
7 is better 7 is not jealous, 7 is superior, 7 is not 11 thank god. 7 is everything you want yet cannot have. 7 is more money, 7 is your daddy, 7 is smart, 7 is on your side, 7 is not sara or craig or dawn or merideth or mary and thank god fot that! 7 is heaven, 7 is above you, 7 will never hire you, 7 is why you are jealous, 7 is a bigger house, 7 is a nicer car, 7 is all world, 7 is clean, 7 is stability, 7 is sanity, 7 is everything you strive to be but never will. Thats why you obsess about them. Its all you think about and dream of because you are clearly obsessed. Obsess away! We love watching your meltdown.
Wow D-. 7 is delusional.
7 is just a place. 7 is nothing special. If you were only civil as a poster I would relent. I only come here to goad you, because you're easy. I can push your buttons, because I can. You don't really believe all that jabber... you're just reaffirming your manhood by peeing on the shrubs. Just go away and watch how fast I go away. Don't believe me? Just try it.
"7 is better 7 is not jealous, 7 is superior, 7 is all world, 7 is clean, 7 is stability, 7 is sanity, 7 is everything you strive to be but never will." Tell Rob to take a look at your copy I think we have a new promo! LMAO
The funny thing is that this peon thinks its one poster he or she or it is arguing with. I cannot speak for other posters but I do not work at 7. You assume just because someone bashes your crappy thv that they must be employed at 7, wrong! I doubt any of them work at 7, they just like to post about thv to get you all worked up and it works everytime. You get your feelings hurt because someone said a negative thing about thv, well boo hoo. Me personally I wish you would not go away, its fun making fun of you and reading your jibberish. Its like watching thv, always good for a laugh but nobody ever takes it serious. Lol
Just like your shit posts. Nobody believes any of it. But it's something to read while on the bowl.
You must be a living treasure at your work place. I would guess all the honey's love it when you make fun of them and their friends... that will always get you laid. Be careful tho, some bitches be crazy.
7 is falling apart. Just like its building.
Give me a break. You people on this board wouldn't know TV talent, if it slapped you on the a$$. Amazing how one year can change people's perception of an individual. I remember when people were labeling Mark Edwards(one of the better TV guys in LR), terrible, with no talent and that Mary was suppose to be an upgrade. People solely went on her looks(typical Arkansas)...which if you REALLY know about TV, doesn't mean a damn thing. I could tell from DAY 1 she was out of her league. And now, in a complete 180, people are noticing the same. As for Jason Snavely, simply put, he's a "good-looking" guy, with average talent and no work ethic. Most of the time, those are the guys that stay employed the longest in TV. Not jealous, just saying. I give him.......3 years before he's out the business completely, probably selling real estate with his "good-looks".
A good honest critique... awesome.
But... You jump to conclusions about Snavley. Where did you get your facts. We can all see he's a good looking guy but what about his knowledge and work ethic?
I don't see much talent at 11 at all. Sarah? Lol Mary LMAO. Craig can be funny at times but thats about it. Ed, hit the snooze button, Dawn looks like she is taking a dump squinting all the time to see the prompter and add the fact she is praying there are no big words she won't know how to pronounce, Alyse is doing very well and Tom is ok. The rest are not even worth a mention. That is todays and tomorrows thv, dull as a butter knife.
Good looks? Are we all looking at the same pic of him?
Razorback Nation is simply a sales and marketing tool. 7 and 11 do a superficial job of covering sports at best. Reality, the web owns sports coverage. We can get the scores we want, the information we want and the commentary we want in a digital world. If I were a News Director or General Manager in this market, I wouldn't be worried about sports coverage. What I WOULD be worried about is how to make a weekday five pm and six pm news matter- to anyone.
Well since I don't know what you actually look like I think its probably what you look like. Ha ha ha ha ha
No one ever thought Mark Edwards was anything but terrible. He started off terrible, continued along developing terribly, until he finally was fired for being terrible.
Jason is an extremely hard work and always willing to pitch in across the newsroom whenever needed.
There is a reason he's moving up and the rest of you are staying here.
KARK has really become unwatchable.
That is random. Where did that thought originate? Go back to sleep.
I totally agree 9:51. KARK was getting pretty good a few years ago, but they are back to sucking. I wanted them to succeed, but apparently that's not going to happen.
Channel 4 has been pathetic since they adopted Fox 16.
Just another reason to watch the best station in town, KATV. No one in this pathetic town even comes close.
Amen to that!
You should be a comedian. That was a funny one.
What's your favorite blend?
New Slogan: "Nexstar Broadcasting, cutting the budgets on 3rd and 4th rated stations across America!"
So KATV is the best in a #56 market? Wow, what a thrill that must be for you.
Better than where you work at.
And yes, number one in any market for as long as KATV has been is a good thing. Your jealousy is overtaking your common sense.
7 is #1 in the rankings which means they should have the most money. That should lead to 7 employees make the most money.
Some of us do.
Some of the former 7 employees come work for us because you can't pay them enough to eat cheerios for every meal.
When is the "Storm Specialist" going to appear? This is a revolutionary, new title and will sweep the market in ratings.C'mon, give it up.
Goddamn... a bunch of retards on here. Just a brilliant persons observation.
Number 1 in a #56 market is like being the kid at band camp with the least amount of acne.
If you gotta be at band camp wouldn't it be the best to be the kid with no acne? That would pretty much make you the coolest guy there. Total babe magnet.
Kid with NO acne would be at a #1 market band camp...
Or you would be a a fill in anchor/meteorlogist/laughingstock at thv. Good grief thv.
Maybe you'll wreck your car today. That would be funny too.
Sinclair KATV memos to employees will now include Kroger coupons for Ramen Noodles. Gotta boost that employee morale.
I could say the same about you and your bicycle.
I suppose you could. So dramatic, announcing that you're announcing. Let me know when you get around to it.
At least my bicycle has a seat attached.
So you admit you own a bicycle! Why would I believe what a liar says? All bicycle owners have an agenda. You're no exception.
It must be a side car? Or maybe you love it long time?
Retard alert. Don't reproduce.
I consider myself a leotard, 'cause I roar to the rescue.
If even half of the above posters are TV employees, then we have our answer as to why local news sucks so bad.
A #56 market is not going to pay to have the best.
Anonymous said... 16 now has a dominate hold on high school coverage. 7 doesn't win by default anymore. 4 is obviously not moving away from Razorbacks. When it comes to sports, I would agree the combination of 4 and 16 is far and away in front of 7. 7:54 PM, August 04, 2015KARK has Hogs on the brain but not spending any money on their picture from up there in NW Arkansas. Their picture from Fayettehog during their reports during their news at 5, 6 and 10p looks out of focus (standard definition) compared to their studio shots in LR.Are they using the same camera that THV used to have in their "Weather" garden?
I think they use a webcam tied into a bag phone, to get the video back to LR. That's some high tech shit they have there.
Because nausea matters, I've had it with KARK and their cornball intros to every story. Bad enough that razorpig sports (I know - oxymoron) is the only thing they carry in that time slot, but this "matters" crap is over the line. "Next up - because sweat hogs matter - Hillary Clinton said today..."
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