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The Definitive ABC 7 Thread

Discussion in 'Chicago News' started by 24994J, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. 24994J

    24994J Chief Meteorologist

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    I think it indicates you were well liked and nobody is happy about it...
     
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    Ouch. I’m sure 32 or 26 will pick her up. Hope she finds new work soon.
     
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    24994J Chief Meteorologist

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    Not necessarily the hosts, but the set has aged terribly and should be blown up. It's not always for me, but I like and respect what they're trying to do with the show, but even I am really distracted by how the set pieces are cheapening the whole vibe of show. At least a coat of paint, or something. They redid the kitchen a couple of years ago, and looks so much more modern and upscale, but it only accentuates the tattered carpet, and the shiny golds that are turning to a drab peach color.

    As for Ji, if she put in for the Chicago's Best vacancy, she'd have a shot, for sure.
     
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    WLS have appointed KTRK's CSD David Lee, as the new CSD.

    From Feder:
     
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    I think 32 is not an option given they already have Brittney on board. But she would be a perfect addition to 'the JAM' on 26.
     
  8. 24994J

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    The St. Patrick's Day Parade booth is getting a makeover this year. Janet Davies and Larry Mowry will take the reins from Alan Krashesky, and while he will be honored by the station/parade for this, his 50th go-around, Joel Daly will not be on the call (I mean, he is 83). Liz Nagy will be on the street, taking over for the retired Frank Mathie.

    http://abc7chicago.com/community-events/2018-chicago-st-patricks-day-parade/3206834/
     
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    Kind of an odd set-up tonight for primary election coverage. Alan and Cheryl led off the 5 o'clock news, but she was off the desk by the first commercial break. Alan went solo with Phil and Mark the rest of the way. If that was the plan to have her leave so soon, Kathy or Judy should've filled in.
     
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    Maybe she had to poop?
     
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    Hahaha, no. I didn't clarify, but he did explain that she left to go to some location to report.
     
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    The weather team has debuted a podcast. The first episode went up more than a week ago, and they're not yet promoting it, so I'd say it's still in soft-launch mode. The thumbnail/icon likely gives another tease at the new graphics I've been speculating about for more than a year. I listened to the first episode, and while it's not the most technical discussion (which is probably a good thing), the meteorologists are able to dive into stuff that doesn't fit into the 1-3 minute windows they have on the newscasts.

    "Our expert ABC7 meteorologists walk you through weather phenomena, the ins and outs of the weather industry, and give you a detailed look at how weather affects the world around us."

    http://abc7chicago.com/weather/abc7-chicago-podcasts/3247467/

    [​IMG]
     
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    If they stick with those then I can live with them... they aren’t bad at all...
     
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    Despite me being from Florida and don't have any connections to Chicago (despite just one visit to O'Hare and nothing more), I tried out the podcast. Not too bad and have subscribed it to give it more of a listen.
     
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    Two gentleman who don't get enough credit when groundbreaking racial diversity is discussed in Chicago TV history.

     
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    No surprise, but the old ESPN graphics remain for Cubs broadcasts. The package is ultimately inoffensive, and I wish they would've done something with the scoreboard, but I figured that that was unlikely. This will be the look for the 5-year deal.
     
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