2017-02-20T22:22:13.786-06:00Have a tip? Send it to me anonymously. Just use the box on the right side of the blog OR email it to me firstname.lastname@example.org
2017-02-13T14:51:14.714-06:00Seems KHBS/KHOG/Channels 20/49 tweeted out the incorrect forecast Saturday. FTV Live had the screen grab:
2017-01-25T18:12:33.019-06:00Arkansas Native The Bachelor contestant Raven Gates has accused KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock of censoring Monday night's episode as she started telling the story of her finding her boyfriend cheating on her. KATV General Manager Mark Rose tells The Washington Post, "Gates’s anecdote was cut because the master control department — which preps the shows and puts the timing sheets in for each program — entered the wrong time, so a commercial break accidentally ran during the show’s content"
2017-01-18T11:09:39.312-06:00KARK's Vice President and General Manager Mike Vaughn has been promoted. Nexstar has promoted Vaughn to Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. The promotion follows the closing of Nexstar purchasing Media General to become the second largest broadcasting company in the United States.
2017-01-05T12:40:13.931-06:00The ax is falling at Sinclair stations across the country. TV news websites are reporting numerous firings at Sinclair stations the last couple of days...Who will get the ax in Little Rock...
2017-01-03T23:09:30.966-06:00KARK/Channel 4/Little Rock has hired a new weekend meteorologist. Arkansas Online reports Arkansas Native Hayden Nix will be the stations new weekend met. Hayden is originally from Rison and comes to the NBC affiliate from KTXS/Abilene, Texas.
2016-12-28T16:57:24.556-06:00FTV Live has an interesting story on how Tegna, the parent company of KTHV/Channel 11/Little Rock, is trying to boost ratings on its low rated stations. FTV Live reports Tegna has hired a consultant to spear head that effort and has implemented the strategy at KXTV in Sacramento, California. FTV Live has a run down on of a recent newscast HERE
2016-11-29T12:58:53.418-06:00There's little news in the local news scene..so here are some numbers from the network news programs during the November sweeps period:
|Morning News Programs:||NBC||ABC||CBS|
|• Total Viewers:||8,523,000||8,619,000||7,115,000|
2016-11-22T14:41:08.241-06:00KARK/Channel 4/Little Rock meteorologist Kira Miner is leaving the station just after more than a year and a half in The Natural State. In a facebook post, Miner stated she is moving on to Tucson, Arizona to be a morning met. Miner came to KARK in March 2015
2016-11-15T14:17:09.095-06:00KARK/Channel 4 dominated election night coverage in the Little Rock market. TV Spy reports KARK won every quarter hour from 6:30pm Tuesday evening through 3am Wednesday morning. TV Spy also reports KARK had the highest rated 10pm newscast that night with a rating of 12.3.
2016-11-06T21:42:42.079-06:00This from the tip box:
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2016-10-20T13:46:18.235-05:00Seems KNWA/Razorback Nation anchor Aaron Peters is MIA. According to information emailed to ATN and found on the web, Aaron was last seen for a brief moment last Wednesday night as the sports segment began and they quicky cut away. Blog readers described Peters as acting intoxicated..not being himself. Aaron hasn't been on air since and emailed tips say he was fired. His bio is not on the KNWA website either.....
2016-10-12T21:58:53.240-05:00Dr. David Lipschitz is leaving TV. Lipschitz has been appearing on Little Rock TV for years. ( I believe before KARK he was on KATV) His final appearance was today.
2016-10-02T11:38:09.252-05:00KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock parent company Sinclair Broadcast Group is looking for drone pilots. TV Spy reports Sinclair is looking to increase its use of drones in its station group. Sinclair is looking to hire 80 trained drone pilots for use in 40 of its markets.
2016-09-20T19:15:07.639-05:00KTHV/Channel 11/Little Rock has hired former Miss Kansas Amanda Jaeger as an anchor/reporter. Jaeger was Miss Kansas 2014. TV Spy reports Jaeger comes from KWCH in Wichita. Jaeger will anchor the weekday noon news and report for the 5pm, 6pm and 6:30pm newscasts beginning October 3rd.
2016-09-18T21:02:03.922-05:00KHBS/KHOG/Channel 40/29 is losing another on air team member. Anchor Ugochi Iloka is leaving Northwest Arkansas after 3 1/2 years. She made the announce on her facebook page:
2016-09-14T10:14:57.352-05:00Tuesday was the last day at KHBS/KHOG for meteorologist Brad Carl. Carl will be moving on to KOKI/Tulsa, OK as the weekend meteorologist.
2016-09-13T12:35:40.717-05:00has been named the new co-anchor for KTHV/Channel 11/Little Rock. Evans most recently was the morning co-anchor at ABC7 in Fort Meyers, Florida. Evans will begin on air Monday, September 19th.
2016-09-12T13:25:31.403-05:00“This is the station I grew up watching, the station where I started my career and the station where I’m wanting to end my career.”...that's what KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock evening anchor Chris May told Arkansas Business. May returned to Arkansas last month following 18 years of anchoring in Boston and Philadelphia.
2016-08-30T09:58:35.314-05:00FTV Live reports more cuts are coming for Tegna owned stations. FTV Live says production assistant jobs will be cut at many stations....
2016-08-30T09:55:43.308-05:00Looks as thought KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock parent company Sinclair Broadcast Group might be finding itself in the middle of a "pay for play" scandal. FTV Live reports this: