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Statewide Newscast Planned for Arkansas Stations

In Arkansas, Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Little Rock-Pine Bluff, Monroe-El Dorado, NBC, Nexstar on April 4, 2012 at 10:45 am

Four Arkansas stations owned by Nexstar Broadcasting will soon be pooling their resources together to provide content for a statewide newscast that will also air on the four stations.

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.”

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Veteran Louisiana Newsman Decides To Leave the Biz

In Arkansas, CBS, Leaving the Biz, Louisiana, Monroe-El Dorado, NBC on February 18, 2012 at 7:34 am

John Denison (Courtesy: KNOE-TV)

After nearly three decades in the homes of many in northeastern Louisiana, KNOE-TV anchor John Denison will be leaving the station at the end of the month.

The News Star reports Denison first joined the CBS affiliate for the Monroe, La.-El Dorado, Ark. market in 1981, working there for 11 years. He then joined rival NBC affiliate KTVE-TV and worked as a news anchor there for 7 years.

Throw in a three-year break to work for non-profit agencies, and a re-hire by KNOE 9 years ago, and you have quite the history for the 55-year-old Denison.

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La. Station Looking for Eighth News Director in Less Than a Decade

In Firings, FOX, Louisiana, Monroe-El Dorado, NBC on March 29, 2011 at 12:11 am

KTVE

KARD

Industry blogster Rick Gevers reports Bonnie Van is out as news director for KTVE/KARD-TV, the NBC/FOX duopoly in West Monroe, La.

Van had been the news director at the stations since May of 2010.

No reason for the departure or the station’s history of high ND turnover for the last decade.

South TV News will have more on this story as it becomes available.

Featured State No. Two – Louisiana

In ABC, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, CBS, CW, FOX, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Louisiana, Monroe-El Dorado, MyTV, NBC, New Orleans, Shreveport on January 5, 2011 at 6:07 am

We continue our state previews with Louisiana, The Pelican State.

There are seven media markets within its borders:

  • The biggest, of course, is New Orleans. Ranked 51st among U.S. media markets according to Nielsen Media, its stations include WWL (CBS), WDSU (NBC), WVUE (FOX), WGNO (ABC), WNOL (CW) and WUPL (MyTV). WWL has led Nielsen ratings in the city for nearly the last three decades. Only WVUE broadcasts its newscasts in high definition; WWL, WDSU and WGNO broadcast their newscasts in widescreen standard definition.
  • Shreveport, market 83, is the second-largest in the state. Stations include KTBS (ABC), KTAL (NBC), KSLA (CBS), KPXJ (CW), KMSS (FOX) and KSHV (MyTV). Only two stations in the market, KTBS and KSLA, broadcast newscasts in HD. KTAL broadcasts its newscasts in partial widescreen standard definition.
  • Next in line is Baton Rouge, market 94. Stations include: WBRZ (ABC), WAFB (CBS), WBXH (MyTV), WBRL (CW), WVLA (NBC) and WGMB (FOX).  WAFB remains first place in the ratings war. Currently, only WAFB, WBXH, and WBRZ broadcast their newscasts in high definition. WVLA’s newscasts are in 16:9 standard definition.
  • And then we have Lafayette, market 124. Stations include: KATC (ABC), KLFY (CBS), KADN (FOX) and KLAF-LP (MyTV). KLFY is the market leader for the area. Only KLFY broadcasts local newscasts in high definition.
  • 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.
  • Further down the market ladder, at #175, is Lake Charles, with two stations: KPLC (NBC) and KVHP (FOX). As of last month, KPLC crews were busy retrofitting their control room/equipment for the HD newscast switch, but it is not yet complete.
  • The smallest market station in The Bayou State is Alexandria, at market 179. Stations include KALB (NBC/CBS), KLAX (ABC), KBCA (CW) and WNTZ (FOX). Though KLAX offers contributions from local reporters, its newscast is produced/anchored from Iowa. Only KALB produces and airs local news content in this market, and is easily the market leader as the first station in Alexandria. None of the stations broadcast newscasts in HD.
(Above was updated February 15, 2012)

That covers another 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 southtvnewser@gmail.com.

The First of Many Station Listings – Arkansas

In ABC, Arkansas, CBS, CW, Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, FOX, Jonesboro, Little Rock-Pine Bluff, Monroe-El Dorado, MyTV, NBC on January 4, 2011 at 11:25 am

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.
(Above was updated February 15, 2012)

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 southtvnewser@gmail.com.

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