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    Random WBBM Thread

    Which capacity could you see her in at FOX? Could you see her on Good Day Chicago? Now here my wishful hope. When Nexstar gets it hooks into WGN. That many from WGN will flock over to FOX32 to give them the much-needed jolt. Another question is why is CBS 2 (it seems just speculation) that CBS runs WBBM on a shoestring budget? They don't have the cache of talent that pops out.
  3. jase

    Random WBBM Thread

    Marion would likely succeed Allison if she were to retire. Allison and Marion are close in age (Rosati is like 3 months older) and neither seem ready to pull a Kathy Brock and retire any time soon. That said, there isn't room at WMAQ, WLS and WGN, so WFLD is the logical choice given they have an opening and could use a vet like Roseanne.
  4. TVIntheDesert

    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    I remember watching KTVZ back in ‘94 during a stay in Bend and finding it to be super small market quality. Two and a half decades make a difference!
  5. Today
  6. rkolsen

    2019 AAF Season

    Yes they should. It’s something been done for a while, for example in BBC’s Studio A does it. At a minimum they make a reflection on their newsdesk.
  7. NateinFLA

    2019 AAF Season

    The league has a lot of potential. It’s good football, and unique take on the rules is (extremely) refreshing. Hopefully next season more games make it on CBS — I imagine they can make it fit around some March Madness coverage to give it a little extra boost.
  8. onthesea

    Non-News Classic Video

    A small part of Tom Bergeron's résumé: hosting WBZ's teenage discussion show Rap Around in 1988. The program continued to be on the air for another decade. Anyone knows who succeeded him as the host of the show?
  9. WFTV Channel 9

    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    Uploaded some new stuff including some international stuff that I recently acquired from bought VHS tapes. KTVZ October 1994 Z21 News stuff. No newscast unfortunately. They seem to not have a weekend newscast at the time as a syndication of Cheers was at the 11PM timeslot. I'll upload the "no local news" NBC late night credits soon. TVE2 in Catalonia, Spain. This is their news open for L'informatiu which appears to be a newscast. Some UK Network IDs. I got promos and other stuff that I'll upload in the coming days.
  10. TVIntheDesert

    Cox sells majority TV interest to Apollo

    I would say it has happened twice in Phoenix in the past three decades. First, when KTVK brought in KTSP managers in the mid-‘80s to overtake KTSP and KPNX. The second time after the dust settled with the New World/FOX changes and KPNX became the definite leader for a decade. Maybe KNXV can be used as an example this decade. They weren’t competitive in the market until four years ago.
  11. CRThell

    2019 AAF Season

    2 weeks in and nearly bankrupt. https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/02/19/aaf-money-problems-tom-dundon-investment
  12. Yesterday
  13. NEOMatrix

    Cox sells majority TV interest to Apollo

    And don't forget KIRO, although one could make the argument that KIRO rose out of 3rd place thanks to Sinclair and Tegna botching KOMO and KING, respectively. Whether KIRO can maintain a competitive edge depends on Apollo's management and if Nexstar (or Fox) can finally make something useful out of KCPQ.
  14. Eat News

    KHOU's new building

    I just think it's awesome that somebody thought about saving them in the first place. So many relics of broadcasting history go into the dumpster, or get destroyed by folks that just don't know any better. 2 fins up!!!
  15. onthesea

    International Video Thread

    A promo of Canal 7's Desayuno in 2001. It was pretty succesful at the time because it was the only TV program during the breakfast hours: the other stations (America, Azul Television, Telefe and Canal 13) didn't sign-on until or after 10am, when the program ended. It was canceled in 2006.
  16. oknewsguy

    Cox sells majority TV interest to Apollo

    True but they have come a long way since the Media General days
  17. GoldenShine9

    Cox sells majority TV interest to Apollo

    I don't think WSLS has made it out of 3rd place yet in ratings though, although it's trying hard. It had a long way to come from the doldrums during the Park and Media General eras.
  18. oknewsguy

    Cox sells majority TV interest to Apollo

    That's the other one as well that I was thinking of, I named KOKI off of my head but I figured that KOKI wasn't the only one. Hearst has done a tremendous job with WVTM and it's paying big dividends. Another one is WSLS in the years since Graham bought the station
  19. GoldenShine9

    Cox sells majority TV interest to Apollo

    Could WVTM in Birmingham be a case of driving itself out of last place the last few years?
  20. oknewsguy

    Cox sells majority TV interest to Apollo

    The last station I could recall that drove themselves out of last place was KOKI/Tulsa after Cox bought the station from Newport. For the first decade or so of the news department (under Clear Channel and later, Newport ownership) KOKI was that inferior competitor to the "Big Three" Tulsa stations (KOTV/KJRH/KTUL). Then Cox came in (at least on the TV station side of things, they've had some level of presence in the Tulsa market since 2000 via its radio stations and having a cable system there) and all of the sudden, KOKI became a factor in the TV news ratings in Tulsa. I think some of it had to do with Cox finally giving KOKI what it needed to be a true competitor some of it was also helped by the fact that KJRH was suffering under Scripps (though it's cheapening of programming inventory) and that KTUL who had basically fallen from grace since the turn of the century (they dominated over KOTV/KJRH prior to Griffin's purchase of KOTV in 2000)
  21. tyrannical bastard

    Cox sells majority TV interest to Apollo

    I can't recall the last time a station drove themselves out of last place. If they rise, it's a direct result of their competition tanking. Once the flow of money gets tightened, then come the buyouts, attrition, and layoffs. All the while the old and highly paid get replaced with the cheap and green. Sometimes they'll find a good one, most of the time, it's a revolving door or the good ones jump to a better opportunity. If the leadership stays, hopefully little will change. But if it changes and some "visionary" is hired, we could have the next Scripps or Tegna on our hands that sends the viewers in droves to the once-inferior competition.
  22. CLETVFan

    2018-19 Syndication News

    MeTime is leaving WUAB and Cleveland after this week. It's current time slot will be replaced by informercials.
  23. CLETVFan

    TEGNA Broadcasting and Digital General Discussion

    WKYC had Duji from the "Rover's Morning Glory" morning show on WMMS-FM fill-in at the anchor desk this morning, and she even gave a weather report as well. https://www.wkyc.com/article/entertainment/television/programs/wkyc-morning-show/duji-of-rovers-morning-glory-joins-wkyc-as-guest-co-host-watch-what-happened/95-84b9b1ac-a6ae-4892-9b2c-ab92fd0f933f?fbclid=IwAR3QINhbqsuFQAWy4C9Zx6Zif2IUnxX183peU18WvciML_Y7oULYiVc7EZI Tomorrow is going to be Robin Swoboda filling in again.
  24. 24994J

    Random WBBM Thread

    For what it's worth, FOX32 does have a job opening online for an anchor/reporter.
  25. onthesea

    Non-News Classic Video

    Some old idents from Tyc Sports, Argentina's leading cable sports channel, launched in 1994.
  26. Greggo

    Out & About

    Chris Parente, an anchor at Tribune's Denver duopoly, slid his stool back a little too far and shattered one of the monitors on their nine-screen video wall ON LIVE TV. Hopefully the tightwads at Tribune don't make him pay for the repairs ...
  27. rkolsen

    WEVV New Graphics

    For what it’s worth it appears WMAR inserts both at I assume master control. For some reason during breaking news cut ins the bug never appears. And the TEGNA stations don’t really matter about the bug being there with their graphics - AFAIK all have bugs and timers that easily are covered up if content was shared straight off the feed. Side note: Do some stations record graphics free feeds as well as the PCR for archival?
  28. rkolsen

    KHOU's new building

    I just thought they’d be too big to fit in the building.
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