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Pathetic fire coverage from ALL Los Angeles tv stations overnight

Discussion in 'Los Angeles News' started by CalItalian2, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. CircleSeven

    CircleSeven Midnight Presenter

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    The stream is back on, as of 1:24pm/PT.
     
  2. rkolsen

    rkolsen A Member of Sinclair Broadcast Group

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    I wonder what the emergency evacuation procedures for this would be. The big four plus the two Spanish have stations in San Francisco. But based on proximity I would think NBC/Telemundo could debunk or throw to KNSD as it’s their the closest and do a simulcast. Maybe they’d throw it around the country.

    Both Disney/ABC and CBS have secondary lots that I assume could be used. Not sure how set up they are to produce an actual newscast.

    From some of the liveshots I’ve seen when the camera pans and tilts (you can see the microwave/sat trucks undeployed) it appears most are using bonded cellular so they could send the signals anywhere. I assume microwave or satellite would take a bit to long to leave in case of an emergency.
     
  3. CalItalian2

    CalItalian2 AM Anchor

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    KNBC still broadcasting live in the 7 pm hour. Been on since 4 am. Overnight tonight might be the worst of all the fire activity so far with winds that are kicking up right now.
     
  4. HulkieD

    HulkieD COUNT ON IT

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    KABC was running coverage through their site (and I imagine through their KDOC newscast?) but KNBC went back on for the 7pm hour. KNBC has a GREAT chopper view of the Thomas Fire that they're running in double box with their reports. Horrifying.
     
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  5. FiveNews

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    Its stories like these where experience shows. I'm not a huge KNBC fan, but Chuck and Colleen can't be beat. Colleen in the market since 1983. Chuck, an LA icon since his days at KABC in the 1970s. They know the market in and out and it shows on a story like this.

    I have always been a KTLA fan, and they are doing an awesome job, but these legacy teams like Chuck and Colleen are killing it now. I know its not about ratings at the moment. It's about saving homes and lives, but I hope 4 takes the cake in terms of ratings.
     
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  6. FiveNews

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    It seems like tonight will be the worst night in terms of wind. I am curious to see if stations stay on throughout the night or start even earlier tomorrow morning...KNBC and KTLA start at 4am on a regular basis. 3am anyone?
     
  7. NCFLMedia

    NCFLMedia Station Group CEO

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    Or all-night coverage past 11:35 pm. That's possible too.
     
  8. CaptainNews

    CaptainNews Graphics Specialist

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    Hardly doubt anyone will do a 3 am broadcast. However, they’ll be on throughout the night as stated on multiple news stations here in LA.
     
  9. Charles

    Charles News Director

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    Now that the Thomas Fire is starting to move a little more north and west, KEYT and KSBY are stepping up coverage. So far, both of them have sent multiple reporters and have been running chopper footage from the LA stations whenever it's available.
     
  10. rkolsen

    rkolsen A Member of Sinclair Broadcast Group

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    Notice how they run commercial free during the day but during the 11PM they run a normal ad load?
     
  11. CalItalian2

    CalItalian2 AM Anchor

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    The winds are supposed to really kick up overnight or around sunrise. I don't think you'll see anyone on prior to 4 am. KTTV went back to regular programming at 11 PM unlike Tuesday night.
     
  12. rkolsen

    rkolsen A Member of Sinclair Broadcast Group

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    I am kind of indifferent as to whether they should continue into the overnight hours? Should they continue on serving the public or give their crews a rest period? Is there any evidence (ratings) that during a long term emergency that broadcasting through the night serves the public interest?

    I half expected that they’d continue as the fires sounded like they were heading near Beverly Hills and Bel Air they’d continue coverage. You know to keep the high priced TV executives, agents, stars, maybe some talent and other prominent people feel they are more they’re important?

    That was one of my pet peeves in coverage on some social media and on air. When surveying damage reporters and photogs make comments thanking god and that it’s amazing that these million dollar homes (whose families likely have it insured to the max and can likely make due if anything happens) are saved but not necessarily the regular priced homes (who have adequate coverage but struggle to get back) or those in not the nicest areas. How is either home different - it’s where a family lives? I’m know other reporters have said similar things (thanking god) whereever they are. Both are tragedies but why does one require an adjective making it sound better. But the point I am trying to make is whether a home that’s 1200 sq ft worth less than a 10,000+ sq ft one?

    Edit. Sorry this was an ambien post. My point is what makes a million dollar home more important to its owners than a $100k home to its owners?
     
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  13. rkolsen

    rkolsen A Member of Sinclair Broadcast Group

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    Watching KVEA and instead of running life saving information on their ticker they are running an advertisement for a lawyer.

    Edit: It’s a phone bank for their Telemundo Responde.
     

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