POTEAU-There have been many changes in the 26 years Daren Bobb
has been involved with news media.
, a news anchor for KFSM Channel 5 out of Fort Smith, was the guest speaker at the Poteau Kiwanis Club
during their noon meeting Thursday.
The main changes he
has seen has been the way news is presented, thanks to CNN
, and the advent of the internet.
KFSM news anchor Daren Bobb
was the guest speaker for the Poteau Kiwanis Club
"When I first started out, the way we covered things the was I way I thought was proper," said Bobb
, who has been in news and radio for over a quarter of a century.
It was proper, concise, short and easy to understand.
Everybody was satisfied."
Bobb, originally from Jacksonville, Ill., graduated from the College of Broadcast Journalism at Lewis and Clark College in Godfrey, Ill., before moving to Fort Smith in 1984 to work in the news department at radio station KTCS.
He joined KFSM in 1990, working behind the scenes as executive producer and newsroom manager.
He was with KFSM until 2000.
Bobb later became the on-air host of Newstalk 1650 in 2002 before returning to KFSM in 2006 as the evening co-anchor.
changed the way all media covered stories by the way it covered different angles of the story.
Now, all the television media feels like it must do the same thing to satisfy the viewers.
"Once people started noticing and absorbing what CNN
is doing, we were expected to do what CNN
does," said Bobb