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  1. cna247

    cna247 Newsroom Intern

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    Actually, if you want to get technical, there's three:
    WGN-AM 720
    WGN-TV 9
    WGN America (cable channel)
     
  2. WSVNFan

    WSVNFan Station Group CEO

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    I know but which ever one you choose, still...

    There's only ONE WGN.
     
  3. Spring Rubber

    Spring Rubber AM Anchor

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    inb4 Dan and Lourdes launch WGN 9: The Ocho y Uno
     
  4. 24994J

    24994J Chief Meteorologist

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  5. WSVNFan

    WSVNFan Station Group CEO

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    What the morning news does is the reason why I love WGN. No matter how much the show sucks or how bad the quality is, its STILL #1 so suck it! Took the words right out of Konrad.
     
  6. ChiCubsFan

    ChiCubsFan Primary Anchor

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    "Suck it, Jerry Taft!"
     
  7. ctmajka

    ctmajka AM Anchor

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    Your jealousy is showing.

    Tuck it in. ;)
     
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  8. Georgie56

    Georgie56 Managing Editor

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    Happy birthday Tom Skilling! 65 years old today.
     
  9. Spring Rubber

    Spring Rubber AM Anchor

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    Somebody needs to inform the control room that there's a map being inserted upstream and that they need to restrict their lower third text to a smaller area. (Yes, this issue is continuing to happen as of right now. Basically every lower third is getting cut off.)

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  10. 24994J

    24994J Chief Meteorologist

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    They're letterboxed on cable, so I wish they'd just shift the bug to the left edge and free up some space.
     
  11. Georgie56

    Georgie56 Managing Editor

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  12. 24994J

    24994J Chief Meteorologist

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    I'm glad Lourdes will be back in the evenings, but I'm a bit surprised Dina Bair didn't get the nod, as she's the main back-up on the show. That's said, I'm very happy for what should be a very solid 4pm team, with the bonus of a designated sports segment each of the 3 hours.

    BUT COULD WE PLEASE SEPARATELY BRAND EACH HOUR?
     
  13. 24994J

    24994J Chief Meteorologist

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    ...And this sets up Ben to succeed Steve when he retires, right? That would be the only logical reason why he's only getting an hour while Suppelsa's still carrying 3.5.
     
  14. alex979

    alex979 Primary Anchor

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    Somewhat surprised Demetrius will be shifted to midday and 4pm. I hate to say it, but they needed to start grooming a Skilling successor at some point. Hopefully they won't need that for a long time... but he is 65.
     
  15. J1975am

    J1975am Assignment Editor

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    Wait....isn't Tom Skilling under contract to WGN for another 5 years (until 2022)??
     
  16. 24994J

    24994J Chief Meteorologist

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    By my math, and everything we've been told, yes, but 3.5 hours of broadcasts plus radio, newspaper, and online work might be all they want to load on him. Throw on that 4 o'clock show, and a man so dedicated to the quality of his work would eventually run out of hours in the day.
     
  17. ED2

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    Would WGN just put Erin back as anchor from 4-6, and have Konrad do weather from 4-10? (Unless he tells management to 'stick it')
     
  18. CircleSeven

    CircleSeven Midnight Presenter

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  19. Spring Rubber

    Spring Rubber AM Anchor

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    I knew this was happening as soon as Ben Bradley signed on with WGN. I didn't picture him jumping ship unless WGN told him right up front that they had a lucrative weekday anchor job for him.

    Also, any chance they might anchor this 4 P.M. newscast from the newsroom like the old WGN News at Five? I like that concept and wouldn't mind them doing that again.
     
  20. 24994J

    24994J Chief Meteorologist

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    Did they need more news? Heck no. Did we need 4 episodes of Two and a Half Men? HELL NO.

    Skilling > Sheen
     

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