Thursday, June 01, 2017

Fort Smith Station Welcomes New News Anchor

KFSM/Channel 5/Fort Smith has hired a new evening news anchor.  Arkansas Business reports Erika Thomas has been hired to replace Katelynn Zoellner who left earlier this year.  Thomas come to Arkansas from Youngstown, Ohio.  Her first day will be today!

18 Comments:

At 9:56 AM, June 02, 2017, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations.

(Off Topic Comment) The CBS station in Little Rock, KTHV-11, should expand its morning show at 9 from 30 minutes to an an hour. Looks weird to have a paid programming slot on a larger network station at this time of the day in my opinion.

 
At 10:11 AM, June 02, 2017, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@9:56: Or show some syndicated program or something...

 
At 10:31 AM, June 02, 2017, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@10:11: maybe the fox station in little rock could move andy griffith to 6 from 6:30. agday could make a good lead-in to the fox16 good day show. also, kark 4 could start at 4:30 like the other guys. who the heck is up at 4 anyway?

 
At 10:34 AM, June 02, 2017, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@10:31: this comment section is getting weird. (..)

 
At 10:35 AM, June 02, 2017, Anonymous Anonymous said...

penis

 
At 10:49 AM, June 02, 2017, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone please remove the comments above (including this one) thanks.

 
At 7:27 PM, June 02, 2017, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Staying off topic, or maybe on topic now....
Why does channel 7 re-run Modern Family over and over at 10:30 instead of showing Jimmy Kimmel at its regular time? That's not being "on my side"!
Channel 4's morning show intro. "In high definition". I guess they recently changed from "In color"?

 
At 5:27 PM, June 05, 2017, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If her first day was to be June 1, she's still not on the air at 5 PM on June 5. What gives? Second thoughts?

 
At 6:56 AM, June 06, 2017, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KFSM must pay less than the other stations in the market. Look at how awful their talent is: Sports alone is a total joke. Stopover job in a small market where just outta J-School grads can cut their teeth before finding a better job with better pay. Garrett and Joe are both native Arkansans so they won't go anywhere. Swofford is from Roland, he's staying put. Bobb loves the area. Everybody else? Only a matter of time before they bolt for better gigs.

 
At 2:30 PM, June 08, 2017, Anonymous Anonymous said...

kfsm's sister station, kxnw channel 34 is a waste of a station...

 
At 11:42 PM, June 08, 2017, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd take KFSM over 4029 every day of the week and twice on Sundays. Now that they got rid of Daniel, they need to send Cannon and Paige out the door too.

 
At 4:46 PM, June 10, 2017, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's finally on the air and appears to be comfortable in the banter with Darren. Darren just seemed to be giddy when the two of them started talking.

 
At 11:08 PM, June 10, 2017, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice of KFSM to find Zoellner's replacement so expeditiously. Remember when Beck was boozin' and having a nervous breakdown while nobody knew if she was coming back? Darren flew solo for months until Liza Danver showed up for a couple weeks, got a DWI and got canned. Hopefully this one works out. Darren seems like a good dude. God knows he's more than picked up the slack around that box for a long time.

 
At 8:04 AM, June 13, 2017, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, KXNW-34 (KFSM-5 sister) in NWA would make a better CW network affiliate for the area in my opinion. The CW is partially run by CBS anyway.

 
At 11:02 PM, June 14, 2017, Anonymous Anonymous said...

5 does a great job of filling their openings almost immediately, while 4029 seems to take forever. When will they learn no one wants to work there?

 
At 12:49 AM, June 19, 2017, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get out of Fort Smith and 5News when you can!

40/29 takes forever because they want quality people.

 
At 11:56 AM, June 20, 2017, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quality people like Mitch Roberts, AJ McCord and Joshua Cole? Real top-market talents right there.

 
At 1:13 AM, June 26, 2017, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quality? Mitch needs to retire. AJ and Daniel thankfully are out of the business. I only wish they'd get rid of the two blond airheads in Paige and Allison.

 

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