The Hearst Thread

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  1. onthesea

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    That's why WCVB is one of the best TV stations in the US.
     
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  2. kdex86

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    Really? I used to like this station. Now they're slowly becoming very tabloid-y like WHDH. Plus, their weather graphics are the worst of the 5 Boston local news stations.

    And don't even get me started on their Facebook page. It has become the digital equivalent of a tabloid newspaper. Every other day they post a photo with an obnoxious-sized caption in capital yellow or white letters.
     
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  3. onthesea

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    It continues to be a good station, but not as it was in the past (when Chet and Natalie ruled). I don't even know the faces or names of many of the reporters or meteorologists that work there now.
     
  4. GoldenShine9

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    I've never seen them try to cut corners. I figured they would use the failing station waiver to acquire the station. I honestly would reject the case, although they might be accepted in the other waiver.

    Interestingly, though, with the same interpretation - if rejected by the FCC - Sinclair would have to divest WGHP to keep its duopoly, or break up the WXLV/WMYV duopoly in separate directions, as there would only be 7 or 8 voices in the market.
     
  5. NEOMatrix

    NEOMatrix aka Raycom's God of Destruction

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    Honestly, WGHP is definitely more valuable than WXLV/WMYV combined. It will depend on how comfortable they are with the status quo in the Triad and the same goes for St. Louis between KTVI/KPLR and KDNL.

    Back to WXII. Ever since WCWG entered into an agreement with WXII, Hearst has been pouring much needed resources into WCWG. I'd say the FCC should give it a go just on those grounds alone.
     
  6. mrschimpf

    mrschimpf Managing Editor

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    You gotta blame Hearst's partners like VUZ, CNN (the obnoxious Tabloola-pushing side of that site) and such on that; WISN is a completely sober station on-air, but if you were to go solely on its website and social presences you would think they were running the third coming of a A Current Affair out of Hearst's offices. Compared to the other Milwaukee stations, their Facebook has the worst commenters in the market, by far, and you can tell their on-air staff absolutely would love to do anything else than interact with them (which is why they all have separate personality pages they can control on their own). And it's the same no matter what Hearst station I run into (Twitter is fine; there it's easier to avoid the VUZ/CNN garbage).

    Pretty much this. If you actually make an effort to improve the product rather than just plugging into the CW and trash talk show producers and calling it a day, you should be considered on these grounds.
     
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  7. mre29

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    Actually, I had to unfollow WMUR's Twitter account because it tweets so frequently and often only with links to "human interest" stories I had no interest in.
     
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  8. GoldenShine9

    GoldenShine9 News Director

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    You do have a point there. It might have an excellent case for the failing station waiver as well.
     
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  9. rkolsen

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    When did WVTM get the standard FX desk?

    Originally when they were bought by Hearst and got the Diagrid they had the desk seen in this video:

    https://youtu.be/U0pYT87ve

    Now they have the one that was standard during the FX set in a box era:

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    I’m curious if this was a hand me down or if they ordered a desk from FX that hasn’t been made in ages.
     
  10. Weeters

    Weeters Director of Operations
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    WTAE replaced that style desk when they got their new set. They had that little railing behind the desk too.

    So, if I had to guess...
     
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  11. rkolsen

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    Wouldn’t surprise me. I think I mentioned this but when WDSU got their new studio they got robotic cameras (before they had maybe one and the rest just had PTZ heads). WDSU didn’t get new robotic cameras rather they got the discontinued SP-2000s.

    It’s amazing how a company that seems to have a good reputation can be so cheap. I think there are still several that have yet to go HD. I was surprised that during the Hurricane Nate coverage WBAL took a shot from a WDSU skycam and it was in HD.
     
  12. ProduceGuy

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    Anyone know whether WVTM is still automated? I believe they used Ignite before being purchased by Hearst. If so, it may be the only Hearst station using automation.
     
  13. rkolsen

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    I believe they de Ignited them along with WJCL. There were many job postings related to technical directing posted soon after the acquisition.
     
  14. rkolsen

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    This is an odd header for WXII’s twitter account.

    If recall they have a newsroom set.

    Unless this was a “prototype”that was never used.

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    It looks like the 2007 WESH HD-era set.
     
  16. rkolsen

    rkolsen A Member of Sinclair Broadcast Group

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    What kind of helicopter does WISN have? In a recent article it appears they have an R44 registered to MetroNetworks while some recent YouTube videos have a Bell JetRanger 206B registered to Helicopters Inc.

    Here’s an image from OnMilwaulkee:

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    And here’s one of many videos of the Bell 206 lifting off on WISN’s YouTube channel.

     
  17. LoadStar

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    The tail number on the R44 shows pretty regular activity out of Hollywood, FL, so that must have been an old picture:
    https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N8369F
     
  18. Eat News

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    ...and a 206 would be considered an upgrade (major) in airship and hourly operating cost...and I don't know of any station "upgrading"...unless someone want's to mention KTNV...did it ever launch?
     
  19. Weeters

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    The Robinson got replaced with the 206B YEARS ago.

    KTNV did indeed debut the chopper thay they had 3D renders of, but it was months after they started promoting it.
     
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