Thursday, August 20, 2015

No More THV For Jonesboro

This from the tip jar:

i am in jonesboro  ark and our cable  said as of sep 1 they are replaced KTHV 11 with CBS 42 jonesboro  suddenlink cable  channel 14 is where i found out

29 Comments:

At 2:15 AM, August 21, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Losing thv is a plus not a negative.

 
At 7:55 AM, August 21, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Dunlevy can stop doing sports on ASU and saying Oh Hawell yes and cover UCA.

 
At 10:17 AM, August 21, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like the Jonesboro/Northeastern Arkansas DMA (#181) is finally on the move after all this time! :)

 
At 12:23 PM, August 21, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone see how hot Mallory Hardin looked today at lunch???

 
At 12:40 PM, August 21, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shouldn't the title include an exclamation point?
I would like to lose thv11!

 
At 1:58 PM, August 21, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

used to be a nice cable lineup there...2 ABC stations, 2 CBS, and 2 NBC. With CBS and NBC coming from different markets (Memphis and Little Rock). This meant on most Sunday's you got 2 choices for NFL games.

 
At 2:25 PM, August 21, 2015, Blogger Jason Wood said...

i know 1 58 then in 98 or 99 they took the memphis abc away then in the early 2000's took KATV 7 away expect for news and programs Kait did not carry then this year took away Kark 4 expect for news and a few daytime programs that WMC does not carry i think its the FCC fault i just think jonesboro is too small to have all 4 networks and the population about 130'000 in all is too small

 
At 2:29 PM, August 21, 2015, Blogger Jason Wood said...

and i just read it again on channel 14 and they said that they will also add CBS 42 in HD later in september

 
At 3:22 PM, August 21, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@2:55pm
There aren't 130,000 people in NE Arkansas, let alone Jonesboro.

 
At 9:24 PM, August 21, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone in the Arkansas media found on Asheley Madison cheating website.

 
At 12:18 AM, August 22, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 9:24 PM

No but several were found to have a Dolly Madison account.........

 
At 6:57 PM, August 22, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 9:24 yeah a weather guesser had one. His interest were "trying to guess the weather, getting long orange tans, and serenading women with the keys of my piano"

 
At 11:28 PM, August 22, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another bad weather guesser had one as well. She was looking for guys that enjoyed bow and arrows aka archery storms ha ha ha

 
At 7:12 AM, August 24, 2015, Blogger Jason Wood said...

that kara minor kark 4 lookes real good

 
At 3:14 PM, August 24, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone else see this?

ex Order Made Her Sick, Ad Rep Says
By ERIK DE LA GARZA

LITTLE ROCK (CN) - An ad rep for Gannett TV was "physically sickened" by her boss's order to have sex to nail down a car dealer's account, and he fired her when she refused, she claims in court.
Kelly Easby-Smith claims her boss went so far as to demonstrate the "grossly immoral" sex acts he wanted her to perform to keep the auto client, who was "on the fence" and considering advertising at another station.
She sued Gannett dba Tegna dba Today's THV 11 in Pulaski County Court. She also sued Arkansas Television Company, its president Michael Caplan, and her former supervisor Byron Wilkinson, the station's sales director.
In her Aug. 18 lawsuit, Easby-Smith says she had 30 years experience in the industry when Caplan recruited her in 2013 to sell ads for THV 11. She says Wilkinson came onboard as THV 11's director of sales in 2014, becoming her immediate supervisor.
"Defendants did not want employees to question policies or directives by white male supervisors and management, including defendants Wilkinson and Caplan, when it came to business judgment in obtaining accounts in the automotive and advertising market," Easby-Smith says.
This year the company became "desperate, because of competition," and pressure built to increase ad sales, particularly with a large auto client who was considering moving to another station.
"Defendants were at risk of not obtaining this lucrative, advertising business account. It was during this time of high stress and pressure to obtain this account that plaintiff was requested to perform sexual acts or favors for potential male clients to obtain advertising business for defendants," she says.
There was nothing subtle about it, Easby-Smith says. She claims that Wilkinson "specifically requested and pressured plaintiff to bypass the adverting agency, contact the large, potential client directly, call immediately, and do whatever was necessary to obtain their business for defendants, including performing inappropriate sexual acts or favors. Defendant Wilkinson verbally requested and demonstrated the type of sexual acts that he said plaintiff should engage in to obtain the large, advertising client for the monetary advancement of defendants' business."
Easby-Smith says she became "physically sickened, shocked and stunned by the request," which she refused.
When they lost the client, a meeting was called with Gannett's corporate representatives, at which Easby-Smith confronted Wilkinson and Gannett's corporate HR director with her allegations, but they both "deliberately avoided and ignored plaintiff's grievance concerning her direct supervisor's grossly immoral, illegal, unlawful and wrongful conduct," the lawsuit states.
She says Gannett conducted no further investigation into her complaint and then, "contrary to its own employment policies, Arkansas law, public policy and reasonable modern business behavior, terminated the victim of the wrongful conduct - the plaintiff."
"Defendants concealed, suppressed, and omitted the material fact that once plaintiff was employed at THV 11, defendants would require her, as part of her job duties and responsibilities, to identify and obtain advertising clientele, at all costs, including trading herself to advertising clients for sex or sexual favors, or find serious repercussions from the defendants, including termination and discharge from employment," the lawsuit states.
Gannett did not reply to a request for comment Thursday.
Easby-Smith seeks lost wages and commission, trebled, and punitive damages for wrongful discharge, outrage, gender and sex discrimination and negligence. She is represented by Phillip Duncan.

 
At 3:23 PM, August 24, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not surprising. I have a good guess who the large auto dealer is, disgusting.

 
At 3:50 PM, August 24, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, implosion on Chester Street. Anchors leaving, Lawsuits filing, July book numbers...THV is in a tailspin.

 
At 9:43 PM, August 24, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you have seen THV lately you would see why they are in a tailspin. I watched the news last night and 2 of the people at the desk looked like they were in Middle School and acted accordingly. What is going on at THV? Are they saving that money they could pay for quality on air talent for big air deals? Obviously not when you pay them with women and sex acts.

 
At 1:46 AM, August 25, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So is this he BIG sale he was talking about?

 
At 2:48 AM, August 25, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess THV should have offered sexual favors so they could stay lol!

 
At 9:11 AM, August 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm really glad I've got a giant antenna on my house now pointed at Memphis but I'll be able to get most of the stations on a small antenna soon with less dropouts.

 
At 1:03 PM, August 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just tried to pull this station in with a dual bow tie antenna with no luck. I'm getting kait8 and aetn pbs but no local cbs or fox stations. Are they brodcasting yet?

 
At 12:11 PM, August 29, 2015, Anonymous Station said...

It's only 15,000 watts & it is north of Jonesboro. Most major UHF stations are one million. Probably hard to get unless you are very close. Click my name to see FCC info.

 
At 3:17 PM, August 29, 2015, Blogger Tony said...

Im right by the mall of turtle creek antenna is about 8 feet high but inside the house ill try taking it outside monday or Tuesday

 
At 10:57 PM, August 29, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Point north or northwest to get it.

 
At 6:18 AM, September 01, 2015, Blogger Jason Wood said...

its offical kthv 11 is no more in jonesboro

 
At 11:32 PM, September 02, 2015, Blogger Tony said...

Ok guys this is some BS. I've got a dual bi-quad antenna up pointed right at the station that's only 5 miles away and I've been unable to tune the station with my Tablo although it does slow when scanning the station. I decided to do some trouble shooting today thinking that the antenna might need to be aimed better but my Tablo's signal meter sucks so I hooked up a HDhomerun that I do have a signal meter on by using a android app called Hdhomerun signal meter. GUESS WHAT! THE SIGNAL STRENGTH IS 100% SNR QUALITY IS 100% SYM QUALITY IS 100%! What the heck is going on I still cant watch the channel!

 
At 11:42 PM, September 02, 2015, Blogger Tony said...

Data rate is about 19.4 Mbps per second as well it also never picks up the stations call sign.

 
At 11:50 PM, September 02, 2015, Blogger Tony said...

Heck with the antenna laying flat on the ground i'm getting a 91% signal strength. I don't think they are broadcasting anything!

 

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