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Gary Weir: A TV Sensation, No Bozo at Business

by Kyle Massey 10/16/2017 12:00 am

While Gary Weir in his Bozo the Clown character enchanted generations of Arkansas children, Arkansas broadcast professionals emphasize that Weir also had a career beyond the red nose.

Mocking the Media at Its Heroic Hour

by Kyle Massey 9/11/2017 12:00 am

A hurricane had devastated his hometown, other powerful storms were brewing in the Atlantic, and Bill Bishop was fed up with hot air.

Harding Graduate Joins 'Good Afternoon Arkansas' on KATV

by Kyle Massey 8/29/2017 10:08 am

KATV's "Good Afternoon Arkansas" will have a Harding University graduate on its team when the new live news and lifestyles program makes its debut Tuesday, the day after Labor Day.

Well-Traveled Native Says, 'Good Afternoon Arkansas'

by Kyle Massey 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Elicia Dover returns home to become a co-host of of "Good Afternoon Arkansas," the Little Rock market’s first news, talk and lifestyle show to go live in the afternoons.

A Word From Sinclair, and Giggles from John Oliver

by Kyle Massey 7/17/2017 12:00 am

KATV's Chris Kane appearance in a video clip shown on HBO's “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” illustrated a line that apparently bears repeating.

ComScore Makes Inroads as LR Stations Track Ratings

by Kyle Massey 6/26/2017 4:18 pm

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.

KATV to Break Ground With Afternoon Lifestyle Show

by Kyle Massey 6/12/2017 10:13 am

"Good Morning Arkansas" has been good indeed for KATV — so good that the Little Rock ABC affiliate will be expanding the news, talk and lifestyle format with a live and local 3 p.m. show.

As KASU Hits 60, New Media Is the Message

by Kyle Massey 5/29/2017 12:00 am

KASU-FM at Arkansas State University provides journalists to a media industry not just looking for radio announcers, TV reporters, news writers and social media specialists, but seeking prospects who do it all.

Affiliations Shift Among Arkansas Stations Following Sinclair Deal

by Kyle Massey 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns KATV in Little Rock, reached a deal a couple of weeks ago to acquire Tribune Media Co., owner of KFSM in Fort Smith, for close to $4 billion.

KARK Channel 4 Wins Local 'Cage Night' Election Battle

by Kyle Massey 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Riding the wave of NBC’s national election coverage, Little Rock’s KARK won the local ratings battle as Donald J. Trump won the political war.

Looking Up at Channel 7, With a Drone of Its Own

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

You might say that KATV has a new drone to play with, but it’s no toy; instead, it’s a sophisticated newsgathering tool costing at least $6,000, not counting the employees who fly it.

Chris May to Return to KATV Anchor Desk Aug. 1

by Kyle Massey 5/18/2016 1:58 pm

Chris May, who left Little Rock in 1998 to become a big-market anchorman in Boston and then in Philadelphia, is returning to KATV-TV, Channel 7, beginning Aug. 1.

Central Arkansas TV Stations Report Post-Sweeps Shifts

by Sean Beherec 6/1/2015 12:00 am

With the May sweeps period now in the books, several TV stations around Arkansas are making staff adjustments.

Staff Changes At Little Rock Television Stations

by Sean Beherec 5/4/2015 12:00 am

Two Little Rock newsrooms have added reporters to their rosters, and a promotions producer has left one station to join another in the capital city. Northwest Arkansas is also seeing several anchor changes.

In Arkansas, Drones Take Place of News Choppers

by Luke Jones 4/21/2014 12:00 am

The days of the humble news chopper are waning. It’s now cheaper, easier and more effective to shoot stories with drones. News stations are adapting to this change in different ways. Some are hiring freelancers with access to the technology.

KATV Leads November Nielsens

by Luke Jones 2/3/2014 12:00 am

KATV-TV, Channel 7, remained at the top of Nielsen Media Research’s November household ratings of Little Rock’s local news stations.

KATV Channel 7 Leads Household Ratings

by Luke Jones 9/23/2013 12:00 am

KATV-TV, Channel 7, continued to stay ahead of its Little Rock competitors for July’s Nielsen household ratings of local newscasts.

KATV Newscast Leads May Household Nielsens

by Luke Jones 7/1/2013 12:00 am

KATV-TV, Channel 7, was ahead of its two Little Rock competitors in most time slots for May’s Nielsen household ratings of local newscasts.

KATV Stays On Top in Nielsen Ratings

by Kate Knable 12/24/2012 12:00 am

KATV-TV, Channel 7, led Little Rock competitors in November’s Nielsen ratings of local newscasts. However, household rating and share numbers were down or flat year over year for KATV’s news shows.

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