Two of those stations Nexstar owns are in the South TV News viewing area: KARK in Little Rock, Ark., and KTAL in Shreveport, La.
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KARK-TV in Little Rock has hired Ernie Paulson as the station’s assistant news director.
There’s no word on when he officially starts.
Time for new smiling faces at one Little Rock, Ark., station. Well, okay, at least one.
Popular blog Arkansas TV News reports Jocelyn Tovar, former crime and courts reporter for KTXS in Abilene, Texas, will be a new general assignment reporter for KARK, the NBC affiliate for the Little Rock-Pine Bluff market.
TVNewser reports KARK in the Little Rock market, KNWA in the Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers market, KTVE in the Monroe, La.-El Dorado market and KTAL in Texarkana will air the newscast at noon, titled “Arkansas Today.”
We’ve all heard of spring cleaning, but this is ridiculous: three newsroom managers have ended their employment with Little Rock NBC affiliate KARK this month.
Whether or not that was a choice made by management or the three employees, however, is unclear.
KARK-TV, the NBC affiliate for the Little Rock, Ark., market, has hired Austin Kellerman as the station’s news director to start next Monday.
He replaces Rob Heverling, who had been with the station for seven years.
Kellerman previously worked as news director for KTAB-TV and KRBC-TV in Abilene, Texas, and also worked as an executive producer at KTAL-TV in Shreveport, La.
Even though the appearance of guilt more than likely cost him his job, former Little Rock meteorologist Brett Cummins will not be charged in the September 2011 death of his friend, 24-year-old Dexter Williams.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports former KARK employee Cummins was found beside Williams in a hot tub on Labor Day. Investigators found traces of blood in the hot tub, but no water was present.
Here’s why Cummins wasn’t charged.
Thought I’d detail exactly what I’d be covering from state to state on this blog, starting with the Great State of Arkansas.
Within that state, there are four different media markets, as defined by Nielsen Media Research (from 2011-12)
- The largest in the state, Little Rock-Pine Bluff, was ranked 56th in terms of population size. It has a station from every major U.S. television network within its market: KARK (NBC), KATV (ABC), KTHV (CBS), KLRT (FOX), KASN (CW) and KARZ (MyTV). KTHV has consistently been the market leader in ratings for the area. All stations mentioned above broadcast their newscasts in high definition.
- The second largest market is also hyphenated: Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers. It’s ranked 101st by Nielsen and its DMA also includes a small portion of southeast Oklahoma. Stations include: KFSM (CBS/MyTV), KFTA (FOX), KHBS (ABC), KHOG (CW) and KNWA (NBC). KFSM has been the ratings leader for years. KHBS/KHOG broadcast their newscasts in 16:9 enhanced definition, not HD.
- The Monroe-El Dorado market, #137, shares a good portion of its south Arkansas coverage area with northern Louisiana. Stations include: KNOE (CBS), KTVE (NBC), KAQY (ABC) and KARD (FOX). KNOE has been the market leader in news for more than 25 years; KNOE airs its newscasts in partial high definition.
- Jonesboro, ranked 181st by Nielsen, has ABC affiliate KAIT and future NBC affiliate KJNE-LP (though no start date has been given) within the DMA borders in terms of national network affiliates. The market is served by other stations from the Little Rock-Pine Bluff market, predominantly. KAIT began broadcasting newscasts in HD in October 2011. It’s also the smallest media market in the state.
That covers just one of several states we’ll be covering. If you work for one of these affiliates and have news about new hires, on-air graphic updates, HD overhauls, or anything that would be of interest to this local news blog, please let us know.. I’m not necessarily talking about station gossip, but that works, too. If someone uttered a profane word on-air, for example, that’d be something. Station sales, downsizing, things like that are also newsworthy. You can do so anonymously, of course, but have to prove you work for the station in question for credibility purposes by sending us an email to email@example.com.