Kane, who anchored "Daybreak" and "Good Morning Arkansas" after starting as a sports desk intern, announced on social media that Friday, Aug. 12, was his last broadcast day. Its the first thing we think of now, he concluded. In turn, the three Griffin-Leake stations would be folded into a single corporate umbrella under KATV parent licensee KATV Inc. (subsequently rechristened as Griffin-Leake TV), which would enter into a ten-year equipment leasing agreement with Voss and Kite for a total of $4.5million (or $37,500 per month). The intrauterine devices The post Anonymous Donor Gives UAMS $600k to Provide Post-Partum Contraceptive Devices appeared first on . AMP reported last month that Eagle Rock Capital had recently closed on the purchase of The post Conway Social: A New Recreation Concept Moves to Conway Block Plant appeared first . KATV News Director Nick Genty confirmed . The station's transmitter tower in Redfield collapsed on January 11, 2008, while workers were adjusting guy wires (the tower was also used by the Arkansas Educational Television Network for the analog signal of flagship station KETS (channel 2), whose analog signal remained off-air until June 13, 2008, when a temporary analog antenna was installed at the Clear Channel Broadcasting Tower Redfield, where its digital transmitter had already originated). KATV appealed the fine, claiming the error was due to a last-minute insertion order from ABC. Ol Pard must be rolling over in his grave. Dan Margolies has been a reporter for the Kansas City Business Journal, The Kansas City Star, and KCUR Public Radio. Two white TV reporters were suspended after wearing Afro-like wigs on-air for a 1970s-themed segment last month, the Arkansas Times reported. This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Inc. Material from the Associated Press is Copyright 2023, Associated Press and may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Will Inman ever become a financial adviser himself? Arkansas Business.com reports KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock is sueing the Soul of the South Network for hiring former reporter Katherina Yancy. He left television when the station chose not to renew his contract in 2007. Ryan Houston, a Pine Bluff. He is currently the director of sales for the US Station Group in Hot Springs and hosts a morning talk show. Chris May | KATV WATCH MURDAUGH PODCAST Chris May Evening News Anchor Connect With Chris May Chris May, a Little Rock native and a versatile, experienced journalist, anchors the. As of August 2019, the first digitized images are available on the Pryor Center's website. Recently, however, she's been the news. ", Arkansas Business Publishing Group ", Jaeger, who competed in the Miss America Pageant after her 2014 Miss Kansas victory and joined Channel 11 in Little Rock in 2016, started recently in the new Walmart job. From starting as an intern in the sports department with Sully, Dale Nicholson III and Anthony Eckert to having the opportunity to do Daybreak with Melinda Mayo and Alyson Courtney, its been an experience Ill never forget.. She moved to Little Rock during her high school junior year when her mother remarried. KATU ABC 2 offers coverage of news, weather, sports and community events for Portland, Oregon and surrounding towns, including Beaverton, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie . Anne Pressly (August 28, 1982 - October 25, 2008) was an American news anchor for KATV Channel 7 in Little Rock, Arkansas. His experience is in anchoring, and that is probably where we would like him most, Genty said, adding that the station will likely have a more finalized plan for his role at KATV within two weeks. Cloudflare Ray ID: 7a2bee6e4b43efb0 UPDATE, Oct. 7: KATV anchor Chris May and meteorologist Barry Brandt returned to Channel 7's 10 o'clock newscast Wednesday, Oct. 6.  It became a full ABC affiliate in 1955 after KTHV (channel 11) signed on and took the CBS affiliation due to KTHS (now KAAY) having a long time relation with CBS Radio; during the late 1950s, the station was also briefly affiliated with the NTA Film Network. Bowen School of Law. But thats not the case for KATV news anchor Scott Inman. In a post about his return on Facebook, May said he was "coming home" and called KATV one of the "greatest success stories in all of American broadcasting. KATV also first placed the Circle 7 inside a square in the 1990s; WJLA now uses this version as well, though neither station uses it consistently (KATV stopped placing the Circle 7 logo inside the square in September 2008). Pearson also worked in radio after leaving television, anchoring morning news on KARN Newsradio for several years. Some examples include Matt DeCample, who left KATV to be communications director for former Gov. document.getElementById( "ak_js_1" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() ); Copyright 2020 Arkansas Money and Politics. Griffin and James C. "Jimmy" Leake (who also founded sister station KTUL in Tulsa and original sister station KWTV in Oklahoma City, the company founded by the former of the two founders would later become the present-day Griffin Communications). TV has always been a visual medium, but he adds now its a real catch your eye approach. She will be helping manage their careers. Both anchors were clearly tired of their alarm clocks. He thanked viewers for making Daybreak a top ratings performer for over a decade, and promised to deliver more news on his future soon. 317 followers . All rights reserved. One was brought by a longtime and popular anchor in that city who worked for Merediths NBC affiliate in that city for 33 years before she was fired two years ago. On June 18, 1953, the FCC granted the construction permit to Central South and dismissed Shaw's application on the "strike" grounds.. Before landing the job in Philadelphia, May also held jobs at Boston CBS affiliate WBZ-TV and WHDH-TV in Boston.  The license for the station's analog signal continued to reference the Redfield tower as its transmitter site while the station was broadcasting in analog from the temporary site on Shinall Mountain, as well as in digital over a subchannel of KWBF. On-air personalities at KATV during its early years of operation included the station's first announcer, Don Curran; the first news director, Bill Hadley; and news announcer, Oscar Alagood. (Doubleday remained as KATV's manager until 1968, when he was promoted to president of KATV and KTUL. RelateCare, an Irish healthcare communications and services organization, will create 255 new jobs within three years in Sherwood, to support back-office functions for hospitals and healthcare facilities for clients in the United States. The station gained some national attention in 1969 when they had to air Turn-On, which among viewers, "jam[med] the station's switchboard" with complaints. Mike Beebe; Cecillea Pond-Mayo, a onetime TV reporter, who is now communications director for the Arkansas House of Representatives; Meg Matthews, a onetime TV reporter on KTHV, who served ascommunications director for the city of Little Rock; and, former TV producer Mitch Chandler, who is now sales director at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery. "It's been. It is also available on Comcast analog cable channel 8, with its HD simulcast on . Local television station KATV decided to celebrate with wordplay in a "return to the 70s" segment in which on-air personalities sported looks popular . May previously worked for Philadelphia CBS affiliate KYW-TV, though he wrote on social media in June 2015 that he had "anchored [his] last broadcast" there. KWCH is owned by the Gray Television chain of Atlanta; KTHV belongs to the Tegna chain of Tysons Corner, Virginia. Arkansas Business Publishing Group Published under: CBS , NBC Culture 2 min read, Arkansas Bar Association Legal Hall of Fame, ArcBest Sells FleetNet to Cox in $100M Cash Deal, Lindsey Millar to Leave Arkansas Times Editorship in May, Owens Corning to Build New Facility in Russellville, East Village Brewery Seeks $4.5M Planning Permit, 2024 Eclipse Seen as Historic Tourism Opportunity, PCME Receives $766,100 Judgment in Federal Court, New Heights Restaurant George's Hints at Summer Opening, Outdoor Recreation is 'Big Business,' With Room to Grow. But he doesnt miss the day-to-day television business. Courtney praised Chris Kane and Melinda Mayo as stalwart co-workers and best friends, and she saluted her loyal viewers, saying they'd helped her change for the better. A former KATV morning anchor, Kane left the stationin August and has joined Delta Solar of Little Rock as a business developer. Hilary Hunt rejoined KARK in Sept. 2018 after spending two years away from Little Rock with Nexstar stations KNWA and Fox 24 in Fayetteville. The fundraising event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Courtney announced in April that she was leaving the stations morning crew to help her two young daughters with potential acting careers. Kane, who anchored "Daybreak" and "Good Morning Arkansas" after starting as a sports desk intern, announced on social mediathat Friday, Aug. 12, was his last broadcast day. The former KATV reporter died Sunday after a four-year battle with cancer. Learn more about each member of the ABC7 news team with exclusive bios. Fullers case got a boost in August when U.S. District Judge John Lungstrum declined to throw out her lawsuit, finding shed produced sufficient evidence for the case to proceed.  Shaw's applicationfiled as business colleague Estes withdrew his, with duplicate engineering data included in both applicationswas accused of being a "strike" bid, purposely intended to delay the grant of the channel 7 permit. AB.com reports Yancy left her job at KATV April 1st. If you watched KATV's. I talked to Ned Perme recently (super nice guy, btw) and he said that Barry Brandt and Todd Yakobian were very unhappy at KATV. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 22. A Little Rock native enchanted by the Jacksonville Jaguars after moving to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, at age 10, Kane got a radio and television journalism degree from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, but he never lost his fervor for the Razorbacks, and he covered them extensively. Longtime Little Rock viewers will remember one time KTHV anchor Andy Pearson. KATV buys Riverdale site for $4.4M Arkansas Online. "That young man was me. Meredith and Fuller did not respond to requests for comment. (CBS/AP) Curtis Lavelle Vance, the man accused of killing beautiful Arkansas television anchorwoman Anne Pressly, told police he beat her with a wood-handled garden tool after she. , On February 20, 2019, KATV announced that it would relocate to a renovated facility in the city's Riverdale district in a building Sinclair purchased for $4.36 million. Mike Beebe; Cecillea Pond-Mayo, a onetime TV reporter, who is now communications director for the Arkansas House of Representatives; Meg Matthews, a onetime TV reporter on KTHV, who served as communications director for the city of Little Rock; and, Copyright 2023, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Inc. He said he always wanted to be the weather guy when he was a kid. . Weather forecast delivered at 9:00 am daily. KRQE NEWS 13 - Breaking News, Albuquerque News, New Mexico News, Weather, and Videos. Like other former colleagues, she contributed an on-air goodbye message to longtime KATV chief meteorologist Ned Perme who retired in December. Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium. Ive anchored my last broadcast at CBS3. ) After nearly a year of delays, Sinclair's deal to acquire Allbritton was approved by the FCC on July 24, 2014, and was completed on August 1. These companies are setting The post AcreTrader Named as One of Worlds Most Innovative Companies appeared first on AMP. KATV said on Twitter Monday that Chris May would join the weekday 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts as an anchor. The settlement was reached just before the case was set to go to trial in federal court in Kansas City, Kansas, next month. It doesn't mean it will be bitterly cold, but we should start to turn colder and we will have several chances for precipitation. . KATV Reporter * No longer with Network. KATV anchor Chris May and meteorologist Barry Brandt donned the wigs on camera last Thursday as they spoke of a cold front moving through their area. He says, "We are about 40 percent of the way through climatological weather already (Dec. 1-Feb. 28), and we are running above average temperature-wise so far. On December 9, 1952, the Central South Sales Co. (owned by John T. Griffin and James C. Leake) applied for a construction permit to build a new channel 7 TV station in Pine Bluff; it was later joined by competing applications from the Pine Bluff Television Co. (owned by Dallas construction executive Burnett Estes) on December 27, 1952, and the Arkansas Television Company, owned by construction and real estate executive Gaylord Shaw, and unrelated to the company of the same name that founded KTHV [channel 11]) on January 28, 1953. KATV's analog signal remained on Comcast in the Little Rock area after the collapse as it received the station through a direct feed from KATV's Main Street studios, although the HD feed was initially interrupted; Comcast also delivered KATV's signal to other cable and satellite providers. Im in my 20s and all of my friends and I have no problem with Chuck at all. He saidthere is no doubt social media has changed the television business. Heather is the main anchor at that station, which is a promotion over where she was. So dont shake hands with him.  The sale's regulatory process was held up for nearly a year, however, as Sinclair attempted to address ownership issues involving stations it already operated in three markets (WTTO/WDBB and WABM in Birmingham, Alabama, WMMP in Charleston, South Carolina, and WHP-TV and WLYH-TV in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) and Albritton-owned stations that placed Sinclair in conflict with FCC regulations on local station ownership (WBMA/WCFT/WJSU, WCIV and WHTM, respectively), specifically with regard to LMAs that were grandfathered following a 1999 ruling by the Commission that such agreements made after November 5, 1996, covering the programming of more than 15% of a station's broadcast day would count toward the ownership limits for the brokering station's parent licensee. She graduated Cum Laude. As for the changes hes experienced since becoming the co-anchor, Inman was quick to say, There was no Twitter or Facebook back then. Daily Forecast. On-air personalities at KATV during its early years of operation included the station's first announcer, Don Curran; the first news director, Bill Hadley; and news announcer, Oscar Alagood. But they don't. Her coming to KATV was a bit of a promotion because she gets to anchor. Apparently we both needed to take a leak while waiting on a plane. Chris Kane Leaves KATV Little Rock After 12 Years By Kevin Eck on Aug. 18, 2022 - 10:32 AM The morning anchor announced the news on social media that last Friday would be his last day. Never said a word to him, but he acted weird, and didnt wash his hands. Jaeger praised her news colleagues and shared some funny TV memories, including a moment when she was reporting at a shopping mall and a fan approached and touched her abdomen, asking when the baby was due. Kane announced the news on social media that last Friday would be his last day. Eric Mangham has been promoted to executive vice president/chief finance officer of Arkansas Federal Credit Union. KATV News Director Amy Sullivan wished Kane well and said the station is looking for the right morning combination. 1 min read, Arkansas Bar Association Legal Hall of Fame, Anchors Away at KATV, KTHV: Courtney, Jaeger Depart, ArcBest Sells FleetNet to Cox in $100M Cash Deal, Lindsey Millar to Leave Arkansas Times Editorship in May, Owens Corning to Build New Facility in Russellville, East Village Brewery Seeks $4.5M Planning Permit, 2024 Eclipse Seen as Historic Tourism Opportunity, PCME Receives $766,100 Judgment in Federal Court, New Heights Restaurant George's Hints at Summer Opening, Outdoor Recreation is 'Big Business,' With Room to Grow. John [Shrewsbury, a GenWealth partner] handled my retirement planning, so I got to know him pretty well, Inmanexplained. Monday, March 4th 2019 Matt DeCample, a former KATV reporter and spokesman for Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, died after a four-year battle with cancer (Photo: KATV) LITTLE ROCK (KATV) . In November 1963, the Griffin-Leake interests reached an agreement to buy out the respective 25% interests in KWTV held by former Oklahoma Governor Roy J. Turner and Luther Dulaney which had expanded their interest in the Oklahoma City station in August 1962, after RKO General sold its stake in KWTV to address ownership issues related to RKO's multi-layered purchase-swap transaction involving WRC-TV and WRC-AM-FM (now WTEM and WKYS) in Washington, D.C., WNAC-TV (now defunct; former channel allocation now occupied by WHDH), WNAC-AM (now WRKO) and WRKO-FM (now WBZ-FM) in Boston, the WRCV television and radio stations (now KYW-TV and KYW [AM]) in Philadelphia, and the Washington-based WGMS radio stations (now WWRC and WTOP-FM) for an initial payment of $200,000 and title rights to the equipment used by KWTV, KTUL and KATV. Contests. Neither these AP materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and noncommercial use. Heather left KATV to be closer to the Mayo clinic where her husband is a patient. Customer Service: (501) 455-9333 or email, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022 3:49 pm A former news anchor for KCTV-5 in the Kansas City area is suing the station's owner for age and gender discrimination. A jury awarded Craft $500,000 but the judge threw out the award and ordered a retrial. LITTLE ROCK (KATV) KATV has announced Ryan Houston and Cassandra Webb will be joining Meteorologist Melinda Mayo to round out the Daybreak team in the mornings. The suit was amended recently after KSHB fired Cooper, who had continued working at the station. Erin Hawley Age Upon its move to the Riverdale building, the Main Street facility is to be redeveloped as part of the planned Little Rock Technology Park complex. May started out at KATV as a general assignment reporter in December 1993, according to a cached biography on the station's website dating back to July 1998. If I was still in TV, Id never get to see [my son] during the week after school, he said. When Barry and Todd leave KATV thats the beginning of the end for them. However, unlike WJLA and most of the O&Os, prior to the Sinclair purchase KATV paired the ABC logo with the Circle 7 sparingly, usually in on-screen logo bugs in which the Circle 7 covers the standard ABC bug. Under Doubleday, KATV became a major competitor in the Little Rock market. Arkansas Fan Tries To Make It Right Almost 50 Years Later, Arkansas Hires New OC To Replace Kendal Briles, Report: Arkansas OC Kendal Briles Leaving For TCU OC Job, Arkansas Photographer Absolutely Bites It Running On Court After Razorbacks Buzzer-Beater, Tenn Influencer Rachel Stuhlmann Shows Off Her 'Rack-et', Michael Douglas Owes Catherine Zeta-Jones When He Loses At Golf: I have to whip it out, Nick Saban Not Happy With Proposed SEC Schedule, Check Out Viktor Hovland's Awesome Hole-In-One. SECRant.com is an independent website and is not affiliated with the Southeastern Conference. She anchors the KARK 4 News Today and also hosts Newsfeed Now for stations across the country. Granted, we never wouldve heard Eels and none of us knew Chuck in any capacity before being the voice of the Razorbacks. The article says the station met with Soul of the South executives concerning their hiring of Yancy. Alyson Courtney has announced she is leaving her spot at the anchor desk for KATV-Channel 7. KCUR serves the Kansas City region with breaking news and powerful storytelling. The CBS affiliate is a sister station to KATV, owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. She'll fill the main anchor position, Genty said. Her message? Haislip Theatre. He led the station's coverage of "Whitewater," including the indictments, trial, and convictions of Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker. The other two, he struggles and his voice is just annoying, puts you in a bad mood. Main line: (501) 372-1443 According to her lawsuit, the average age of female anchors at Meredith's 17 TV stations across the country is 40; the average age of its male anchors is 51. This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Inc. Material from the Associated Press is Copyright 2023, Associated Press and may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Each one threw down his staff, and they became snakes; but Aarons staff swallowed up theirs.Bible: Hebrew, Exodus 7:12. The news director for KATV, Channel 7, has been fired, Sinclair Broadcast Group confirmed Friday. Another discrimination lawsuit by a local TV reporter, Lisa Benson Cooper, is set to go to trial next month. All rights reserved. The AP will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions therefrom or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing. 114 Scott St. He now works for Ramsey, Krug, Farrell & Lensing, a division of BancorpSouth Insurance Services, helping individual clients and businesses on a variety of insurance products including group benefits and other business insurance. Layoffs hit the KATU-TV newsroom on Wednesday, according to reports posted on social media and confirmed by sources with knowledge of the situation. Meredith is facing at least two other age discrimination lawsuits, both in Nashville. KATV is Little Rock's oldest continually operating television station, beating NBC affiliate KARK-TV (channel 4) by almost five months. She was 47 at the time. LAWSUIT ROUTE: Karen Fuller, a popular former anchor at Little Rock's KATV, Channel 7, is used to delivering the news. Chris Kane, a KATV morning anchor and a familiar face on Channel 7's newscasts for more than a dozen years, has left the station. A recent Twitter post celebrated her newfound ability to sleep in, displaying her 2:55 a.m. alarm, then backups at 2:57, 3 and 3:07. KATV (channel 7) is a television station in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, affiliated with ABC and owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group. KATV last week announced Barry Brandt -- "the single most-experienced meteorologist on the Arkansas airwaves, having covered the natural state for more than three decades" -- will fill the role. We put chief meteorologist Brandt to work and asked for his winter weather predictions.  The move was completed in mid-January 2023, with the first newscast originating from Riverdale on January 13.. KATV's analog signal remained off the air for two weeks, until it built temporary transmitter facilities from an auxiliary tower on Shinall Mountain used by CBS affiliate KTHV. Read more about Inmans departure here, and his new job here. Scanlon will be the 14th The post Burlsworth Foundation to Honor Kevin Scanlon with Legends Award appeared first on AMP. A new recreation concept is about to call the old Conway Block Plant home. The case, scheduled for trial this month, was settled in December; details remain confidential. Anchor at KATV Location: Little Rock, Arkansas Area Industry: Broadcast Media Work history: KATV Anchor since Apr 2003 KDLH-TV New Reporter Apr 2002 - Apr 2003 Skills: Journalism, ENPS, Broadcast, Radio, Broadcast Journalism, Television, Video Production, Broadcast. On retrial, she won $325,000 but that award was overturned on appeal. Bowen Law Altheimer Symposium: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Trauma and the Law. Jean was born and raised in Memphis, TN, which isn't too far from the Natural State. After nearly a decade with. Now-defunct Little Rock-based Equity Media Holdings initially helped restore KATV's signal to area cable and satellite providers by relaying its digital signal over the third digital subchannel of KWBF (channel 42, now KARZ-TV and owned by Nexstar Media Group) originally as digital channel 42.3 in standard definition, later remapped as digital channel 7.1 and upgraded to high definition. She is currently working as a News anchor for KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids. Dan Margolies is a senior reporter and editor at KCUR. All rights reserved. Management always found the right fit for the people on the team.. She was 58 at the time. Pearsons story is a little different in how it happened, but similar in the outcome. Lungstrum cited remarks made by KCTV managers as evidence they were looking for a younger anchor to replace Fuller. The problem is since Munoz left TV news, she is now working as the University of Central Arkansas as an associate vice president. Its not uncommon for journalists to change careers. Pearson entered the financial sector after KTHV when he joined UBS Financial. He joined KATV in March 1999 as a weekend sports anchor, became news anchor in September 2003, and the anchor chair has been his TV home ever since. Copyright @2023 SECRant.com. Every day they tell us that we are a free people fighting to defend freedom. Jaeger, the popular former Miss Kansas, left Channel 11 at the start of April to become senior manager, digital strategy and brand management, at Walmart Inc. in Bentonville. News Anchor at KATV Channel 7 Little Rock, Arkansas, United States. His contract is over at the end of January 2016. Also known as newsreaders, newscasters or news presenters, these professionals narrate the day's news in the format of a cohesive television program. KATV News.Sinclair Digital Interactive Solutions. Fuller, now an anchor for the CBS affiliate in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, filed her lawsuit two-and-a-half years ago. It wasnt his idea to leave. Your IP: Courtney even led her news with it. Latest News Stories 'Still in shock' | Pine Bluff man wins $5.75 million lottery prize. Karen Fuller Age She was born in 1968 in the northern part of Arkansas State, United States. On the heels of Amanda Jaeger's declaration that she was leaving KTHV's early-morning anchor slot for a senior job at Walmart Inc., KATV morning anchor Alyson Courtney has announced that she is leaving Channel 7 to help her two daughters with acting opportunities. LAWSUIT ROUTE: Karen Fuller, a popular former anchor at Little Rock's KATV, Channel 7, is used to delivering the news. He also started and hosted a weekend program dealing with divorce. The thought of helping others reach their personal goals appeals to me, he said. All rights reserved. Inman had a successful career at Channel 7. According to her complaint, she was told she had created a hostile work environment after she shared an article on her personal Facebook page by an Australian journalist about systemic racism. Recently, however, she's been the news. KATV, channel 7, is an ABC affiliated television station serving the Little Rock television market and central Arkansas. - In 1978, KARK felt it was time to give the Channel 4 anchor desk a new look. KATV local news anchor Chris May and meteorologist Barry Brandt wore the wigs during a segment announcing that a cold front was approaching Little Rock, Arkansas, bringing the city's record-high summer temperatures down into the 70s. This website is using a security service to protect itself from online attacks. 188.8.131.52 Fri, Mar 03 @3:00pm. Ive gotten to know and trust those people. After nearly a decade with. Trending Now . I wish I could say I did, he told AMP. "After 14 years of getting up at 2:30 in the morning, I'm stepping away from the anchor desk," Courtney wrote. At 12:48 PM, November 05, 2013, Anonymous said. Turner and Dulaney would then sell the equipment, valued at $2.3million, to First National Bank of Oklahoma City executives C. A. Voss and James Kite for $3million. The station's studios are located on Riverfront Drive in the Riverdale section northwest of downtown Little Rock, and its transmitter is located at the Shinall Mountain antenna farm in the Chenal Valley area (itself a developer-created corruption of "Shinall"). That is the current that has whirled the young airman up into the sky and keeps him circulating there among the clouds. Chris May A former anchor who spent 5 years with KATV in the 1990s returned to the anchor desk Monday, filling a role left empty since Scott Inman departed the station earlier this year.. KMBC fired Craft, who was 37, after focus group research indicated she was too old, too unattractive and wouldnt defer to men, according to Crafts lawsuit.