The 69 News/WFMZ Thread

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  1. G2000

    G2000 Assignment Editor

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    Just watched the 40 years special. An hour and a half of everything you wanted to know or didn't need to know about WFMZ. (Commercial free) I think they could have cut a half hour of it. Was interesting though in places. Never realized that the station was launched after NBC and ABC affiliates failed.
     
  2. Mrknowitall526

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    It's on my DVR but I didn't watch it yet! I'll save it for some night this week when there's nothing to watch.
     
  3. SF1964

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    It's re-airing at 6:30PM on Sunday, Jan 8.
     
  4. LVForward

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    It is a great special. Full of memories of anchors and reporters past. It is truly amazing where some of the alum's have graduated to after leaving East Rock Road. CONGRATS WFMZ!!
     
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  5. Kwi

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    Watching wfmz sunrise now. I must say that I like their reporters and anchors for the most part. Matt Broderick is the only weather person I can watch. And There's a fine line between robotic and professional; Steve Mittman has no personality and the red light green light segment is ridiculous.Dick Dean and the other guy can go on and on with their views on politics, and we're asked if we like quiche!
     
  6. LVForward

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    Not strictly about 69 News but more WFMZ in general. It's been over a year since WFMZ announced the purchase of KJWP in Wilmington, DE. Has anyone heard a status update? Or is the sale tied to the FCC auction?
     
  7. WCAUTVNBC10

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    Depends. Did they buy the station to flip it in the auction? If not then I doubt the silence is directly related to it. I do believe though that FCC isn't doing anything with license transfers til after the auction is over though.
     
  8. LVForward

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    If I am correct - I believe their goal is to auction the WFMZ channel position and utilize KJWP.
     
  9. LVForward

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    WFMZ's Jim Vaughn shared extremely sad news tonight about his co-anchor Melanie Falcon. The video of his message can be found on wfmz.com.

    http://www.wfmz.com/288801357

    Additionally, Melanie posted the following on Facebook:



    Melanie Falcon

    Many of you have asked where I am.. and you may remember that before Thanksgiving, I announced my family was growing by one.. After some complications, Kaitlyn Jane was born on Saturday January 14th, straight into the hands of the Lord, at just 22 weeks. Our hearts are broken, but all she knew was love ❤ I've been taking some time off, but will be back soon.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with them.
     
  10. Eyewitness News-man

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    No doubt a painful and heartbreaking loss that no one of any age should endure.
    My prayers and condolences to Melanie, her husband and her family.
     

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