Sinclair Broadcast Group’s revelation last month that it will use the ratings service ComScore to track all local TV viewership was old news to journalists at KATV, Channel 7, the Sinclair-owned ABC affiliate in Little Rock.
There’s a new beauty queen at KTHV, Channel 11, which lost former Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady to Atlanta’s WAGA this summer. Amanda Jaeger, who was crowned Miss Kansas in 2014, joined the Little Rock CBS affiliate last week as a reporter and anchor of the noon newscast.
At WAGA, Fox 5, Alyse Eady will co-anchor “Good Day Atlanta,” starting on Aug. 22. Her leap from KTHV-TV, Channel 11, is probably the biggest out of Little Rock since Jessica Dean departed KATV, Channel 7, to go to the No. 4 market, Philadelphia, in 2013.
Elisabeth Armstrong has returned to Little Rock from Texas to be a morning reporter for ABC affiliate KATV in Little Rock. Laura Monteverdi has settled into her new job as co-anchor of "THV11 This Morning."
KABZ-FM, 103.7 — "The Buzz," the powerhouse of sports radio in central Arkansas — has launched its own smartphone and iPad app. Created by Little Rock digital media agency Mass Enthusiasm, the free app allows listeners to stream the station from anywhere with Wi-Fi.
Sixty-seven years after its almost simultaneous development in Oregon, Pennsylvania and Arkansas, cable TV is old-school. The industry and business plan that Arkansas helped create are under pressure from then unimaginable competitors, and the infrastructure developed to deliver a broad menu of programming is being converted to other uses.