kait 8 breaking news
guest

Gregory, AR

#1 Nov 7, 2009
I know these are favorite threads so I wanted to add my favorite from 2 nights ago...
"We begin tonights broadcast with breaking news from Paragould, KAIT's Lauren Payne is onsite and brings us this report by phone, Lauren... Craig we are on site and have nothing to report at this time." SHE ACTUALLY F-ing said that. It's breaking news, I would guess that if there was a shooting there would be police, and then it happended on the air....
BREAKING NEWS....WE HAVING NOTHING TO REPORT. Actual words!!!!!!!!! At that point I honest to God would not have been surprised if they would have said "in other news tonight, a freeway accident in Los Angles caused massive chaos in rush hour traffic this afternoon."
How do you get a gig out there. To show up...pick a few things off the "wire" but I swear its more like they turned their computers on and googled news, print it out, read it, go to weather, where the regions only meterologist licks his finger hold it to the wind and tells us the wind is out of the south west and my grandmother's shoulder hurts so there must be rain coming. Then in sports we turn to an ASU freshman radio/tv major whose never even seen a ball and wouldn't know a first down from a slam dunk to report the areas sports news.
I am sure no one is reading at this point, but if you are and you know anything about FCC regulations....how do we start lobbying for a new network? Or how do we get Raycom to oust fat ass "better region 8" general manager. If we eat hour vegetables, get 8 hours of sleep, and listen to my 2 minutes of gasbag rantings...it will be a better region 8.
Does anyone remember the good ole days, Jack Hill, Donna (can't remember her last name), Terry Wood, and Dick Clay. It may not have been sophsisticated but it was the local news we needed.
Wait.....BREAKING NEWS from a Region 8....9 out of 10 viewers don't give a shit about what you are saying. the 10th are the old farts wanting to know if it's going to rain tomorrow (or God love my sainted grandfather, what the soysbean prices were that day
little gay boi

United States

#2 Nov 7, 2009
damn. These "guests" are always bitching about something.

Someone piss in your cornflakes this morning?

Actually I like Region 8. Their meteorologists have CERTAINLY saved some lives around here with their tornado forecasts. And you can't say they didn't warn us THREE DAYS IN ADVANCE that the ice storm was coming.

“Gray Wolf Club”

Level 2

Since: Dec 07

Hog Thief Valley, Arkansas

#3 Nov 7, 2009
guest wrote:
I know these are favorite threads so I wanted to add my favorite from 2 nights ago...
"We begin tonights broadcast with breaking news from Paragould, KAIT's Lauren Payne is onsite and brings us this report by phone, Lauren... Craig we are on site and have nothing to report at this time." SHE ACTUALLY F-ing said that. It's breaking news, I would guess that if there was a shooting there would be police, and then it happended on the air....
BREAKING NEWS....WE HAVING NOTHING TO REPORT. Actual words!!!!!!!!! At that point I honest to God would not have been surprised if they would have said "in other news tonight, a freeway accident in Los Angles caused massive chaos in rush hour traffic this afternoon."
How do you get a gig out there. To show up...pick a few things off the "wire" but I swear its more like they turned their computers on and googled news, print it out, read it, go to weather, where the regions only meterologist licks his finger hold it to the wind and tells us the wind is out of the south west and my grandmother's shoulder hurts so there must be rain coming. Then in sports we turn to an ASU freshman radio/tv major whose never even seen a ball and wouldn't know a first down from a slam dunk to report the areas sports news.
I am sure no one is reading at this point, but if you are and you know anything about FCC regulations....how do we start lobbying for a new network? Or how do we get Raycom to oust fat ass "better region 8" general manager. If we eat hour vegetables, get 8 hours of sleep, and listen to my 2 minutes of gasbag rantings...it will be a better region 8.
Does anyone remember the good ole days, Jack Hill, Donna (can't remember her last name), Terry Wood, and Dick Clay. It may not have been sophsisticated but it was the local news we needed.
Wait.....BREAKING NEWS from a Region 8....9 out of 10 viewers don't give a shit about what you are saying. the 10th are the old farts wanting to know if it's going to rain tomorrow (or God love my sainted grandfather, what the soysbean prices were that day
I couldn't agree more, and it's not just the local stations, the national ones, like CNN is just the same thing over and over.
If they have a sensational murder, shooting, whatever; the police spokesperson will be on there for hours saying "I can't give that info out as this is an on going investigation." TV has gone to hell, I rarely ever watch it, and most of my watching is a movie on the VCR.

I read the yahoo news and read the JB Sun occasionally. That's about all I can stomach.
laughing

Lake Butler, FL

#4 Nov 10, 2009
I so agree none of the reporters ever report anything new or "as it happens". The news diana, craig, or lauren report is OLD and already been reported in The Sun or even the Daily Press. Most often you can read about it on topix before it even gets to kait!
Old Sage

Paragould, AR

#5 Nov 10, 2009
little gay boi wrote:
damn. These "guests" are always bitching about something.
Someone piss in your cornflakes this morning?
Actually I like Region 8. Their meteorologists have CERTAINLY saved some lives around here with their tornado forecasts. And you can't say they didn't warn us THREE DAYS IN ADVANCE that the ice storm was coming.
They try to scare the crap out of people with the weather. STORM WATCH! STORM CAM! STORM TEAM! DOPPLER RADAR!! TEN THOUSAND FOOT TALL STORMS! DEATH WATCH 2010! SWINE FLU INFESTED TORNADO is headed toward Greene COUNTY!!

Just tell us tomorrows temperature and whether to take an umbrella.
Old Sage

Paragould, AR

#6 Nov 10, 2009
laughing wrote:
I so agree none of the reporters ever report anything new or "as it happens". The news diana, craig, or lauren report is OLD and already been reported in The Sun or even the Daily Press. Most often you can read about it on topix before it even gets to kait!
"As it happens" type of news needs to interupt regularly scheduled programming.(No way that is going to happen. They aren't going to interupt commercials.) They need to just hit on the "terrible news" and show more humanistic reports about local people. Some real conversation instead of fake news banter would be great.
Old Sage

Paragould, AR

#7 Nov 10, 2009
guest wrote:
I know these are favorite threads so I wanted to add my favorite from 2 nights ago...
"We begin tonights broadcast with breaking news from Paragould, KAIT's Lauren Payne is onsite and brings us this report by phone, Lauren... Craig we are on site and have nothing to report at this time." SHE ACTUALLY F-ing said that. It's breaking news, I would guess that if there was a shooting there would be police, and then it happended on the air....
BREAKING NEWS....WE HAVING NOTHING TO REPORT. Actual words!!!!!!!!! At that point I honest to God would not have been surprised if they would have said "in other news tonight, a freeway accident in Los Angles caused massive chaos in rush hour traffic this afternoon."
How do you get a gig out there. To show up...pick a few things off the "wire" but I swear its more like they turned their computers on and googled news, print it out, read it, go to weather, where the regions only meterologist licks his finger hold it to the wind and tells us the wind is out of the south west and my grandmother's shoulder hurts so there must be rain coming. Then in sports we turn to an ASU freshman radio/tv major whose never even seen a ball and wouldn't know a first down from a slam dunk to report the areas sports news.
I am sure no one is reading at this point, but if you are and you know anything about FCC regulations....how do we start lobbying for a new network? Or how do we get Raycom to oust fat ass "better region 8" general manager. If we eat hour vegetables, get 8 hours of sleep, and listen to my 2 minutes of gasbag rantings...it will be a better region 8.
Does anyone remember the good ole days, Jack Hill, Donna (can't remember her last name), Terry Wood, and Dick Clay. It may not have been sophsisticated but it was the local news we needed.
Wait.....BREAKING NEWS from a Region 8....9 out of 10 viewers don't give a shit about what you are saying. the 10th are the old farts wanting to know if it's going to rain tomorrow (or God love my sainted grandfather, what the soysbean prices were that day
Do you remember Cal Wasson giving a commentary at the end of the news? Jack Hill was the man in his reports until he uncovered too much once.
little gay boi

United States

#8 Nov 10, 2009
Old Sage wrote:
<quoted text>
They try to scare the crap out of people with the weather. STORM WATCH! STORM CAM! STORM TEAM! DOPPLER RADAR!! TEN THOUSAND FOOT TALL STORMS! DEATH WATCH 2010! SWINE FLU INFESTED TORNADO is headed toward Greene COUNTY!!
Just tell us tomorrows temperature and whether to take an umbrella.
OK. next time we have what appears to be a threatening tornado, you just stay out in the playground and play. Don't go NEAR that TV!

probably just a chicken little game anyway.

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