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Rentrak Signs KLAS as its 200th TV Station

The audience tracking and measuring service, Rentrak, announced it has signed a multi-year contract with Las Vegas CBS affiliate KLAS.  KLAS joins cross-town NBC affiliate KSNV as the second station in the market to subscribe to the StationView Essentials service offered by Rentrak.

“Rentrak provides a bigger picture of our viewers and their buying habits,” said Emily Neilson, President and General Manager of KLAS. “With this information, we can help our clients maximize their marketing dollars with more precise targeting.”

According to Broadcasting & Cable, most TV stations who subscribe to Rentrak continue to receive Nielsen ratings.

“As the 200th station to subscribe to Rentrak, the signing of KLAS marks a major achievement for the Rentrak’s local currency adoption,” said Cathy Hetzel, corporate president and president of advanced media and information at Rentrak. “We’re pleased to welcome KLAS into the growing family of clients.”

KSNV In Las Vegas May Be Sorry Election is Over

KSNV, the NBC affiliate for Las Vegas, may be sorry to see the election end, according to a report by Bloomberg Businessweek.

The report said Kantar Media’s Campaign Media Analysis Group estimated the presidential campaign alone will spend at least $1 billion on TV ads this year.  For KSNV, that meant 80 percent of its ad inventory was campaign related.

From Oct. 1 to Oct. 21, more ads aired there than in any other market except Denver, according to the Wesleyan Media Project. Democrats ran 4,551 of the spots vs. 3,506 by Republicans. Since the start of 2012, no other station in the U.S. has run more ads than KSNV, according to CMAG. The station has broadcast 20,282 political spots so far this year. “What did we used to do with our time?” asks (KSNV vice president and general manager Lisa) Howfield. Read more

Jon Ralston, Dana Gentry Join KSNV in Las Vegas

Jon Ralston and Dana Gentry have formally joined KSNV, the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas.

The pair currently work on “Face to Face,” a weekly political affairs show in Nevada. Ralston is the program’s host and Gentry is the program’s executive producer. “Face to Face” airs on KSNV, as well as two other Nevada stations owned by Intermountain West Communications Company, KRNV in Reno and KENV in Elko.

“I am thrilled to have the ‘Face to Face’ team at KSNV,” Robert Stoldal, Intermountain West’s executive vice president of news, said in a statement. “The program has established a reputation as a place where news is broken, politicians are called to account and issues are thoroughly vetted. There is no other venue like it.”

Beth Fisher Joins KNTV Morning Newscast

After taking a few years off to raise her children, Beth Fisher is returning to Las Vegas local television.

Beginning next month, Fisher will join the morning newscast on KTNV, the ABC-affiliate, alongside Lisa Remillard and Casey Smith. Fisher was previously an anchor at KSNV, the NBC-affiliate.

“My kids are school-aged now, so my husband and I felt I could return to a job I love, serving a community we love. I am grateful to be working for a company that supports and values my role as wife and mother,” Fisher said in a statement.

More Local Interviews for President Obama

President Obama is sitting down for another round of local interviews at the White House today.

Obama will be interviewed by Karen Swensen of WWL in New Orleans; Vicki Dortch of WLKY in Louisville (pictured); Gary Metivier of KWQC in Davenport, IA; Josh McElveen of WMUR in Manchester; Debra Morgan of WRAL in Raleigh; Kent Wainscott of WISN in Milawaukee and Jim Synder of KSNV in Las Vegas.

Obama is calling today for an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for families making under $250,000 a year.  The interviews will air on the evening newscasts tonight.

Dan Ball Speaks Out on KSNV Departure

Former KSNV anchor Dan Ball is speaking out on his dismissal from the station, saying the decision not to renew his contract came as a surprise.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported yesterday that Ball’s time at KSNV was “sometimes turbulent.” In an interview published today, Ball acknowledged “some past indiscretions.”

“Sometimes in a newsroom, when things get heated, not everybody has thicker skin than others,” he said. “I’ll leave it at that. I’m not going to cry over spilled milk. They had told me I was a good anchor and a great reporter.” Read more

Anchor Dan Ball Out at KSNV in Las Vegas

Anchor Dan Ball has been cut loose at KSNV, the NBC-affiliate in Las Vegas, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Ball’s last day was Monday, general manager Lisa Howfield said. Ball anchored the 4 p.m. newscast with Marie Mortera and the 11 p.m. newscast with Jessica Moore.

“All things must come to an end, so after nearly 4 years with KSNV News, the time has come to move on … I have enjoyed working at Channel 3!” Ball wrote on Twitter.

The Review-Journal describes Ball’s time at KSNV as “sometimes turbulent,” reporting that the anchor was “regularly at odds with management and fellow staffers.”

>Update: Howfield confirms to TVSpy that Ball is no longer with the station, but says it is KSNV policy not to comment on personnel matters.

Obama Interview Round-Up: President Sits Down With WISH, KSNV, WREG and WCSH

In his latest local press push, President Obama sat down yesterday with anchors from WISH, KSNV, WREG and WCSH.

Each interview lasted about nine minutes. Topics of discussion were mostly the same across all four interviews — jobs and the economic recovery — with a particular focus on the payroll tax cut. In his interview with WISH anchor Debby Knox, Obama challenged Congress “not to be a grinch.”

“The American people don’t want as a Christmas present their taxes going up by $1,000,” he said. “And that will be true for 160 million Americans if we don’t extend this payroll tax cut.”

Watch video of the interviews after the jump. Read more

Four Local Stations Score Obama Interviews

President Obama is doing another round of regional interviews today, sitting down with anchors from four stations — one each from Indiana, Nevada, Tennessee and Maine.

The anchors are Debby Knox, from WISH in Indianapolis; Jim Snyder; from KSNV in Las Vegas; Richard Ransom, from WREG in Memphis and Pat Callaghan, from WCSH in Portland. KSNV and WCSH are NBC-affiliates, and WISH and WREG are CBS-affiliates.

At least two of the stations –  KSNV and WREG — are billing the interviews with the President as “exclusive.” Read more

Intermountain West NBC-Affiliates Launch New Websites, Plan for Mobile Apps

Four NBC-affiliates owned by Intermountain West Communications have launched redesigned websites as part of a digital overhaul effort that also includes plans to develop mobile smartphone apps for the stations.

The redesign applies to three Intermountain stations in Nevada — KSNV in Las Vegas, KENV in Elko and KRNV in Reno — along with one station in Idaho Falls, KPVI. The new website design allows automatic downloads of  news digital content, like slideshows and video, as well as integration with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Read more

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