Saturday, March 25, 2017

Northwest Arkansas Native Returns Home to Anchor Morning News

There will be a new anchor on the air at KNWA Today Monday morning.  Jennifer Penate will be joining the morning show March 27th.  Jennifer is a 2011 graduate of The University of Arkansas where she reported, produced and anchored the campus news station UATV.  She comes to KNWA from KODE/Joplin, MO.

Friday, March 24, 2017

New Morning Weekend Anchor for Northwest Arkansas Stations

TV Spy reports Allison Wise has been promoted to fill the vacancy of weekend morning anchor for stations KHBS/KHOG/40-29.  Allison has been working at the stations since 2011, starting out as associate producer and working her way to on air work.  Allison starts anchoring weekday mornings April 1.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Sinclair and Tribune Close to Making a Deal

FTV Live reports Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Broadcasting is this/close to making a deal.  FTV Live says it all depends on the FCC relaxing the ownership rules.  Sinclair is the parent company of KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock.

Friday, March 10, 2017

New General Manager Named for Little Rock Nextstar Stations

Nexstar stations KARK/KLRT/KARZ/KASN have a new General Manager.  TV Spy reports J. Kyle King has been promoted to fill the spot left vacant following the promotion of Mike Vaughn earlier this year.  King comes to Central Arkansas from stations KMID and KPEG/Midland, Texas.  

“Throughout his career with Nexstar Broadcasting and beyond, Kyle has demonstrated a results-oriented, entrepreneurial approach to the business of broadcasting and sales management,” said svp and Regional Manager of Nexstar Broadcasting Mike Vaughn. “A well-respected leader in our industry and in our Odessa-Midland operations, Kyle’s exceptional service and community involvement is acknowledged by local viewers, advertisers, businesses and community organizations throughout South Central United States.”

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

KLRT Losing Weekend Met

TV Spy reports KLRT/Channel 16/Little Rock weekend Meteorologist Matt Peterson is leaving Little Rock for KYW in Philadelphia.  Peterson came to Channel 16 in April 2015

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Sinclair Wants to Combine with Tribune

Reuters reports Sinclair Broadcast Group has approached Tribune Media Company about possibly combining the two companies.  Tribune Media is comprised of 42 owned or operated broadcast stations, as well as cable network WGN America, Tribune Studios and WGN-Radio. Sinclair owns, operates or provides services to 173 television stations in 81 markets. 

 Sinclair is the parent company of KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock.