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 and even engage with social media, participate in polls and contests, and more.
That means the station’s popular local programming, its ESPN programming and its high school sports coverage are available via live streaming through the app. (Sadly, Hog fans, Razorbacks coverage is not.)
KATV, Channel 7, once again led the Little Rock market’s July ratings book, besting the competition in the morning, 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. time slots. KATV won handily at 6, while KARK edged KTHV for second in that slot.
KHBS/KHOG weekend anchor John Paul is leaving the northwest Arkansas market to take a morning host gig in Memphis.
Tegna, formerly the Gannett TV division, has re-upped with CBS on the 10 network affiliates it owns, including KTHV-TV, Channel 11, in Little Rock.
Speaking of Gannett, it has offered early retirement packages to employees age 55 and over with at least 15 years of service. Gannett operates one newspaper in Arkansas, the Baxter Bulletin in Mountain Home.