The Channel 6 Action News Thread

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  1. SF1964

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    Are they doing the midnight news update that they've done in years past during the Olympics?
     
  3. 24994J

    24994J Chief Meteorologist

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    That was before Nightline and Kimmel switched slots, so it wouldn't be as convenient this time around, and I think some in the station group only did it in 2012, anyway.
     
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    After the 2014 Winter Olympics, though, I'm pretty sure that they were doing digital updates on the app. They're not that this year, it seems.
     
  5. newscopter7

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    So who's been filling in for Jim?
     
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    Rick or Monica.
     
  7. Mrknowitall526

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    6ABC had some sort of technical problems last night and the 11 pm show didn't come on the air until about 11:15. They posted about it on Facebook.
     
  8. SF1964

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    When they came back on, Rick Williams mentioned the cause was due to a computer malfunction. I wouldn't be surprised if their ratings were still higher than the other locals during the outage. :cool:
     
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    I guess the automation failed. I wonder if they could have gotten on air if they had a manual switcher in place? There was a tour of the station by their chief engineer on you who said that when they' were building the new facility they didn't feel the need to install costly switcher panels as everything was done by the Grass Valley automation system.
     
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    They most-likely have a redundant Ignite Client/Server set-up and/or a back-up control room. 15 minutes seems like they had to move to a different control room, load the rundowns, etc.
     
  11. rkolsen

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    They do have two identical control rooms that can be used for both of their studios. I believe their 10pm newscasts on WPHL come from the second control room while the 11PM show prepares.
     
  12. Mrknowitall526

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    6ABC launched their own weather balloon live around 6:45 this morning. Adam Joseph made a large post about it: <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/po...cAdamJoseph/posts/10155264550118696&width=500" width="500" height="714" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true"></iframe>

    Not sure if that link works or not.

    I don't really understand the purpose of this. It already came down. What good was that data? Was it just ratings hype? Cool nonetheless.
     
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    It starts with just one balloon...and then it balloons into something bigger and more sinister.
    Larry Walters tied a bunch of weather balloons to a lawn chair and went for a flight...
     
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    The 6abc Weather Balloon was a let down. Not really sure what the purpose was... other than hype. Their weather data is no different than any other station in Philly.
     
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    Matt's solo anchoring at noon today, while Sarah, Rick, and Monica are all out in the field.
     
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    Things got... silly, last night, during the close
     
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    HulkieD COUNT ON IT

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    Always love it when Jim gets to read the coming up guests for Kimmel... he almost always stumbles over some name!
     
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    From now on, every time I hear or read Jeezy or French Montana's names, I'll always think of ol' Jim laughing like a schoolgirl after flubbing them.
    That'll bring some weight to them.
     
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    I dont think I've ever seen Jim laugh that funny before. It's hard for him to laugh uncontrolably.
     
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    Once again, they did an amazing job with the Thanksgiving Day parade.
     

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