Nexstar...again

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  1. Eat News

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    tyrannical bastard Assistant VP of Aspect Ratio Correction

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    That really sucks about the vacation time. I know they started giving 3rd year employees a third week of vacation time about a decade ago. Even sadder is that if anyone who's been around long enough to be screwed out of their 5th week could be vulnerable to salary cuts, buyouts or reductions in force.

    Years ago they had CIGNA insurance. You basically got for what you paid for....cheap insurance with limited coverage. When the company was cutting left and right, co-pay plans were eliminated in favor of deductible plans. That was a final straw for many. I believe they switched to Anthem BCBS soon after.
     
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    Yup, that PR offal got pushed onto WFRV's social channels and web too. The minimum I ask out of a broadcast group is to keep their CEO out of the news unless it involves death or a scandalous outing; Sinclair doesn't even do it, but Nexstar is like 'he's a pioneer!'. Surrre he is.
     
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    Indians scalped the pioneers as shown in this Exclusive Nexstar Video

     
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    Anyone heard anything about the MG-Nexstar thing recently? Haven't seen much in the past 2 to 3 months...
     
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    Has Nexstar taken OWNERSHIP of the West Virginia Media Holdings stations yet?
     
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    Nexstar has taken ownership earlier this year.
     
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    No ruling yet from the FCC. And it'll likely won't be until after the spectrum auction. Nexstar requested for a waiver on the "quiet period" in hopes that the FCC can act on it while the auction is still going. And so far, the FCC hasn't budged.

    Nexstar has been operating the stations under an LMA since that deal was announced last year. And although the deal was greenlighted by the FCC in August, it hasn't been fully closed yet. So no, they don't have full ownership of the WVMH stations.

    They're probably waiting on the end of the MG deal so they can close both out at the same time.
     
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    As bad as Nexstar is, WTRF can only go ⬆️, they are operating on a shoestring staff, and the overall quality of the broadcasting and news operations is BADDDDD.....
     
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    You know what's even sadder? The fact that if any of us were the CEO of Nexstar, we'd do the same thing. And everyone has used loopholes, I know because I did, and I've noticed an assload of people do it too.
     
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    But we're not.

    What's good for Nexstar's shareholders and Perry Sook is not what's good for the industry, the people who work in it and the people it serves.
     
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    Because many of them are part of street gangs. And why cant we do anything about the situation? Or if we can, what can we do? Also, can you stop nitpicking parts of a quote, and respond to the entire thing? And by the way, answer all three questions.
     
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    TVNT's English assignment?
     
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    Hello, WKBN Local 27 First News and myvalleymatters.com.
     
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    I have been seeing Local 4 creep into WCMH's promos more and more...

    "Local people. Local 4 you. NBC 4."
     
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    I find it odd that you consider yourself a local TV "activist" yet praise Perry Sook any time you can. If you really were an "activist" you'd hate Sook just like everyone else in the industry.
     
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    1. No...just brisket
    2. A transsexual and can of Spaghetti-O's
    3. Can't remember
     

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