Sinclair Broadcast Group - General Discussion

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  1. atlnews2

    atlnews2 Managing Editor

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    wonder if Sinclair's management had anything to do with this.

    Given Sinclair's history of turning everything it touches into crap WUSA would be very smart to poach talent away from WJLA
     
  2. myronfalwell

    myronfalwell Director of Graphic Blandishment

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    I would be surprised if W*USA's GM Bill Lord hasn't entertained the idea of reuniting with Leon.
     
  3. mrschimpf

    mrschimpf Primary Anchor

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    Probably not; Leon Harris was a former CNN'er so it was probably a case of ''90's salary number in 2016 they can't pick up any longer' under Sinclair budgeting. Also you know they want talent that doesn't mind doing NC8 regularly rather than an occasional 'cherry on top' as it was earlier.
     
  4. nickp

    nickp Newsroom Intern

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    I would like to see Leon Harris end up at WRC to properly replace the great Jim Vance
     
  5. rkolsen

    rkolsen A Member of Sinclair Broadcast Group

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    I'm curious would Leon Harris have to sit out a non compete since his contract was not renewed? Or are non competes in place for when talent willingly leaves the station?
     
  6. Eat News

    Eat News Station Group CEO

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    It all depends on what was negotiated on his exit. It's a pretty safe bet he can do as he pleases, but they may have paid him gobs to stay on the beach.

    Don't bet on the gobs of money.
     
  7. atlnews2

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    Sinclair is there... which appears to be everywhere, according to what looks like a promo vid.

     
  11. TVIntheDesert

    TVIntheDesert Managing Editor

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    Sinclair is boasting ratings growth for its news magazine "Full Measure with Sheryl Attkisson," including in those markets that would be considered "liberal" (in particular, Portland, OR and Seattle). But, all we know, it could be from hash marks to a .3 rating.

    http://www.adweek.com/tvspy/sharyl-attkissons-full-measure-up-in-key-markets/177799

    I know syndication must be popping up in Sinclair exec's minds by now.
     
  12. Eat News

    Eat News Station Group CEO

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    I can't believe I'm saying this..
    At least they are producing in-house product that employs local people of all political persuasions.

    As we used to say to my runt brother...
    "ANY growth is good."
     
    #552 Eat News, Sep 12, 2016
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  13. aandersen93

    aandersen93 Assignment Editor

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    KFXL & NTV have launched new websites. Nebraska.tv has a new logo and KFXL's title on your browser now says Lincoln news. They have also set up the opening for KFXL nightly on TV to open mentioning it as Lincoln and Central Nebraska news. Curious to see what this leads to and whether they will try to increase their Lincoln footprint as the only Fox affiliate in Nebraska, aside from low power KIIT.
     
  14. WSVNFan

    WSVNFan Station Group CEO

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    Have you forgotten Sinclair's KPTM 42 in Omaha?
     
  15. YTownNewsGuy

    YTownNewsGuy News Director

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    If NTV can snatch ABC from KLKN, I expect KFXL to put ABC on 51.2.
     
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  16. NewsMaster

    NewsMaster Zonie for now

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    I feel as if in saying that you're suggesting that ABC in Providence should move off of WLNE and onto a subchannel of WJAR.
     
  17. aandersen93

    aandersen93 Assignment Editor

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    Sorta yes. I consider it it's own game because it is in the Omaha market. Lincoln/Hastings/Kearney market covers the vast majority of Nebraska. I usually think of this market as Nebraska due to it's immense size. (So yes I am forgetting it, but it essentially means nothing outside of Omaha in terms of coverage)
     
  18. atlnews2

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  19. Eat News

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    #559 Eat News, Sep 23, 2016
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    Two more Sinclair stations joined the NewsOn bandwagon today. From NewsOn's Facebook page...

     

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