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  1. 5 points
    Fox's is brighter and cleaner, but I give 7 a handicap for doing all they did in that tight space. To me, the two stations are 1A and 1B. Very well done by WFLD.
  2. 5 points
    That's called getting too obsessed (unless you are joking). All that will do is strengthen their cause even more.
  3. 5 points
    How aren't there more markets where Sinclair thinks that antitrust laws would be a problem? You've got several other markets where both Sinclair and Tribune have duopolies, including those which both feature Big Four stations that are among the top-4 in revenue. How much analyzing did Ripley do before making this assumption? Not to mention that the FCC still doesn't allow ownership of more than two stations in one market, so unless Pai makes exceptions (i.e., allowing Sinclair to shell, which could happen, on account that he loosened scrutiny on LMAs not long after he got promoted to agency chair) or changes the rules to allow them to own more stations within a market, they will have to divest or swap other conflict properties besides the ones mentioned.
  4. 5 points
    What a sad, pathetic, unfunny, strange little man. He is ready for primetime. (/s)
  5. 5 points
  6. 5 points
    Might look like something like this. Nope, nevermind!! Helvetica Neue is in dire need for some more stretching. haha
  7. 4 points
    I hope so. WSBT produces the newscasts for both WNWO/Toledo as well as WOLF. It's so pitiful that the woman anchoring the newscast referred to NWO as "Fox 56" while anchoring their newscast. It's almost laughable.
  8. 4 points
    Austin is a growing market. No way FOX let's it go. I've said it in other threads, but the best course of action is tying this up in the courts. *IF* they can hold it up for another year+ and a democratic majority is able to take the House/Senate, then this deal is dead. For me, it's not about the Sinclair's political leanings as much as the huge cuts that they'll invoke at the Tribune stations. Quite a few of Tribune's stations are bloated with talent, and everyone well knows that Sinclair is chomping at the bit to cut costs left and right. For as much as GOP reiterates creating/keeping jobs in this country, this deal will have the opposite effect. But i'm guessing this kind of hypocrisy is A-OK. Well, as has been mentioned before, FOX has to sign off on any ownership/affiliation transfers, so in reality they can always stick it to Sinclair any time they want... Just to keep things chill between FOX and Sinclair, I can see KCPQ being offered to FOX.
  9. 4 points
    Making a TV station logo is a lost art that has gone by the wayside of the (network)(channel number) branding... A classic "25" that comes to mind is the one that WVIZ in Cleveland used until 2000... I still think the station needs a total reboot with something halfway distinctive that doesn't look like one of those "fake" news sites. And lest we forget...the king of PBS shows.....WGBH.....BOSTON!
  10. 3 points
    The Republicans will bail them out, and the Smith clan can depart with insane golden parachutes. So what do they care? Speaking of which, are they even IN any debt?
  11. 3 points
    It's going to be fun to visit this site over the next few months/years.
  12. 3 points
  13. 3 points
    That would imply that Pai and Wheeler's beliefs and enacted policies are nearly identical. That couldn't be further from the truth.
  14. 3 points
    Kelly Wright joining is pretty stunning. I know he's not a heavy hitter at FNC, but when an anchor joins a lawsuit you know that the harassment was corporate wide and not just against some lower level behind the scenes employees.
  15. 3 points
  16. 2 points
    a new bozo might be coming to WGN (Mark Hyman)
  17. 2 points
    I hope Sinclair will let WGN, WPIX, and KTLA have free rein with their on-air graphics like KUTV and WKRC. If they have to get the Sinclair graphics, hopefully they make the best out of them like WJAR, KOMO, and KATU have.
  18. 2 points
    If he did mean that in a crude way, then O'Reilly sure groomed his successor well! Otherwise, if it was innocent, then it was a really dumb thing to do with all that's been going on there and he probably should have thought about the implications of his on-air actions now that his entire network is under a bigger microscope than they've probably ever been previously, but I suppose major fans of his or O'Reilly probably won't care anyway. Though if any of what's been going on at FNC lately with sexual harassment and racial discrimination suits has any kind of effect on Rupert Murdoch's takeover of Sky and starts affecting things money-wise for News Corp (much like how advertisers started pulling out from O'Reilly's show), then maybe they're gonna start making a lot more changes. It seems like Ailes' ways really permeated in much of the Fox News corporate structure.
  19. 2 points
  20. 1 point
    Then again, since WGME is one of Sinclair's more rebellious stations, if they are forced to divest that may be one of the first to go anyway.
  21. 1 point
    What do you think would happen to some of the local non-news programming on stations like WJW? Could they stay in place or go off-the-air?
  22. 1 point
    I think KOMO still has their helicopter. Very curious to see what will happen in Seattle.
  23. 1 point
    Sinclairbune will only face significant issues if their debt increases significantly in the same time period. According to their balance sheet, Sinclair ended the 2016 CY with $5.3B in debt, but with $5.9B in assets. Assuming these figures held relatively true during Q1 of this year, grabbing even a portion of Tribune's $9.4B of assets and assuming the $2B of debt will leave them in a financially decent position. Add in that the next 4-8 years will probably result in more record political ad dollars, starting with the midterms of 2018, Sinclaribune will be fine, unless they either start taking on more debt, or buy up another company with debt financing. BLUF: Sinclabune is going to financially be secure unless they take the Nexstar route and start financing their purchases.
  24. 1 point
    They have said WGNA will carry "cost effective" original programming. In other words, reality programming and the like.
  25. 1 point
    I'm late with my thoughts, but here I go... [MEDIA=twitter]861566591573479425[/MEDIA]
  26. 1 point
    My apologies for using such insensitive language.
  27. 1 point
    The GOP-run Congress can't even agree on their own party's key legislation. To call them dysfunctional is an insult to actual dysfunction. That being said, Pai's stupid "UHF discount" reenacting is ridiculously obsolete and was done entirely out of political patronage. If any court upholds it, they either have no clue about how broadcasting works, or they get paid off by the Smith clan.
  28. 1 point
    Which is all Republican big business. Right?
  29. 1 point
    News Department? You mean outsourcing agreement to a station 10,000 miles away?
  30. 1 point
    The easiest way out is to leave everything alone and sell WNEP. But if they feel they want (what is now) the #1 station in the market badly, I can see a couple outs: * Sell WOLF (breaking up the existing triopoly) to Nexstar, who in turn sells either WBRE or WYOU to a third owner. That would open up a third news operation, give Nexstar more news producing opportunities and give Sinclair the strongest station. * Sell the current Sinclair triopoly together, but they cannot maintain it in any way, shape or form. In the case of to the south in Harrisburg et. al., it is a similar predicament except Hearst does provide another voice with market-dominant WGAL. They might be able to get away with merging the two with shells there since they are #3 and #4 in ratings. (Had they kept WHTM back in 2014 as they wanted to, there would be no way since they would own everything in the market except WGAL.) Ironically, Hearst does Sinclair a favor there being so strong. Unless Scripps and Raycom merge (the only deal that would involve both markets), that is highly unlikely.
  31. 1 point
    they might argue that some stations like KDNL are a weak #4
  32. 1 point
    Some markets if they destroy the local operation you can expect ratings to change dramatically. However, they are acquiring very few market leading stations other than the big ones like WGN: * KFSM/KXNW. If Hearst wants to invest in one of their smaller/weaker operations, they could absolutely do a lot of damage with KHBS/KHOG. Nexstar might have the chance it needs to get out of the gutter as well. * WGHP. Again, this is Hearst's opportunity to blow the competition out of the water with WXII. Unless Tegna is willing to invest in WFMY... * WHNT. Raycom and Heartland are the primary competition, along with a Nexstar upstart. Could they drop from 1st to 4th? Sure the conservative message will resonate here, but the heavy-handedness won't. * WREG. Are they still market leaders or have WMC and/or WHBQ passed them in ratings? Both of them get that opportunity right away.
  33. 1 point
    That is true. I still think WTKR and WGNT should go to Hearst and leave WTVZ (one of Sinclairs longest owned stations) with Sinclair. Hearst would run the 2 stations better. I could also see something similar to WESH/WKCF for WTKR/WGNT.
  34. 1 point
    Just you wait until their big Sheetz expose in the coming weeks...
  35. 1 point
    Longtime WBAY meteorologist George Graphos is retiring. Maybe it's the conspiracy theorist part of me, but I've had the feeling for a few years that this would happen sooner than later. Kind of predicting that Brad Spakowitz (who's been at WBAY for almost as long) will be promoted to chief....
  36. 1 point
    The logical path for "AM Bflo" has to be 12:30pm. I'm wondering if the Saturday morning edition is temporary so as to honor some existing sponsor contracts.
  37. 1 point
    Ed Werder and Jay Crawford are the most shocking from this list, imo.
  38. 1 point
    If this merger is official, I am going to be really mad. Nexstar really wants to monopolize the tv market.
  39. 1 point
    So does NBC10 have a deal with WaWa. Today they broadcast from one and looks like they're asking viewers which one to broadcast from next. This seems like something I'm not comfortable with. [MEDIA=instagram]BTTg2EalLhh[/MEDIA]
  40. 1 point
    In other words to MHz on WNVC/WNVT... bye! From DC to around the world, we never really cared. Joyce? (Kinney; Family Guy reference) Just kidding, but in all seriousness, MHz did provide a great service to the DC area for international programming and it will be missed.
  41. 1 point
    that's probably the best use of the package I've seen so far. It's amazing how adding a little red to it improved it.
  42. 1 point
    Could you imagine K. C. Robertson implementing WJZ's look on WFXT? LOLOLOL
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