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Nexstar Posts First Quarter Gains Of Almost 20 Percent

In Arkansas, Little Rock-Pine Bluff, Louisiana, NBC, Nexstar, Retransmission, Shreveport on May 26, 2012 at 10:06 am

Nexstar Broadcasting, which operates or owns 55 television stations across the U.S., has announced a 19.6 percent increase in net revenue for the first quarter of 2012 versus last year.

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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New Assistant ND Picked For Little Rock Station

In Arkansas, Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Hirings, NBC, Nexstar on May 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Ernie Paulson (Courtesy: Rick Gevers)

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.

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New Reporter for KARK Hired

In Arkansas, Hirings, Little Rock-Pine Bluff, NBC on May 16, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Josh Berry (Courtesy: KARK-TV)

Josh Berry joins the KARK-TV team this month as the Little Rock, Ark., NBC affiliate’s newest reporter.

According to an article on ArkansasMatters.com, Berry previously worked at KTAB, the CBS affiliate in Abilene, Texas.

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KARK Gets New Reporter Across State Lines

In Arkansas, Hirings, Little Rock-Pine Bluff, NBC on May 4, 2012 at 11:39 am

Jocelyn Tovar (Courtesy: KARK-TV)

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.

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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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Two Members of Management, EP Gone from Little Rock Station

In Arkansas, Firings, Little Rock-Pine Bluff, NBC on March 29, 2012 at 10:32 am

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.

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Arkansas NBC Affiliate Gets New News Director

In Arkansas, Firings, Hirings, Little Rock-Pine Bluff, MyTV, NBC on March 2, 2012 at 8:33 am

Austin Kellerman (Courtesy: ArkansasBusiness.com)

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.

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Former Arkansas Weatherman Will Not Be Charged in Hot Tub Death

In Arkansas, Leaving the Biz, Little Rock-Pine Bluff, NBC, Weather on January 10, 2012 at 12:16 am

Brett Cummins (Courtesy: KARK)

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.

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Arkansas’ Broadcast Television Markets

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

Within , there are four different media markets, as defined by Nielsen Media Research (2014-2015)

  • The largest in the state, Little Rock-Pine Bluff, is 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), KMLU (ABC) and KARD (FOX). KNOE has been the market leader in news for more than 25 years; KNOE airs its newscasts in high definition. KTVE’s news operation is partial HD; studio cameras are not high definition, but their field cameras are.
  • Jonesboro, ranked 181st by Nielsen, has ABC affiliate KAIT and NBC affiliate KJNE-LP (as a subchannel of KAIT) 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 1, 2015)

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