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  1. 3 points
    Outside of the "7 First Alert Weatehr," I like it!
  2. 3 points
    We shouldn't give ourselves that much credit. Both operations are in Gray's wheelhouse - small-market stations that are ratings-dominant.
  3. 2 points
    It seems Strive keeps getting updated. I am constantly hearing new tunes. Do stations or Hearst commission the updates?
  4. 2 points
  5. 2 points
    That's like from 1998-2011 KOCO's newscasts were known as "Eyewitness News 5" in 2012 they added "KOCO" to the Eyewitness News 5 name making it known as "KOCO Eyewitness News 5" and then when KOCO got new graphics and music in 2013 they dropped the Eyewitness News brand/format and became known as "KOCO 5 News"
  6. 2 points
    We saw that coming a mile away, didn't we? Gray will take over operations on June 1. http://www.wcax.com/story/35342251/wcax-sold-to-gray-television
  7. 2 points
    They couldn't stay consistent and put the "52" in Goudy type?
  8. 1 point
    "I'm Bob Swerski, sitting in for my brother Bill, who is recovering from his most recent heart attack..."
  9. 1 point
    That's IF the deal goes through. So there is some hope, but not much. When will the Democrats, station groups, and free media groups take this to court?
  10. 1 point
    As someone who uses the stuff, yes, it's imperfect. We often say "Thanks, Hank!" if something goes wrong. But most of my problems are VIZ-related, not necessarily Tribune-related. My opinion is Sinclair will dump the Hank-ware. What's more cost-effective, adding 40 stations to an existing system, or adding 150+ stations to an existing system? I know what I would choose.
  11. 1 point
    Cool as heck! Was just gonna post this myself! Really happy for her, one of my all-time favorites. And one of the best female voices in news, I know she'll sound great on the radio - just like Robin Robinson did. Channel 2 would be smart to bring them both back on. I got all excited with that Robert Feder column a while back speculating that was maybe in the works for Robin.
  12. 1 point
    So Sinclair seems to believe that they will only face conflicts in St. Louis, Scranton/Wilkes Barre, and Salt Lake City. The fact that they believe they won't have a problem in Seattle, Harrisburg, and West Michigan is bizarre. http://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2017/5/12/sinclairtribunes-conflicted-markets
  13. 1 point
    Are they whole new opens or just a tweak of the original ones?
  14. 1 point
    First covered by me on my blog though I didn't specifically say it was temporary because I didn't know about that part at the time. [MEDIA=twitter]859847713952870401[/MEDIA]
  15. 1 point
    I think they could easily be replaced. It's essentially the same show as Imus was minus the racist remarks and radio games.
  16. 1 point
    I thought most marriages had that vibe.
  17. 1 point
    I would expect that Antenna TV and thisTV would be part of a Tribune sale to Sinclair....especially given the many stations that carry either network and Sinclair having other joint ventures with MGM to begin with...
  18. 1 point
    Should they rename Morning Joe to "The Scarboroughs" jk
  19. 1 point
    Withers still owns its radio stations. So Withers is still alive.
  20. 1 point
    Lots of paperwork this morning. First, some closings. Three names have now gone away in the broadcast TV world. Calkins have completed its sale its three stations on Sunday (4/30) (even though it was announced in a press release Monday (5/1), the 4/30 date was stated in the FCC closing papers). WTXL & WWSB went to Raycom, while WAAY went to Heartland Media. Withers completed its sale of WDTV/WVFX to Gray on Monday. Gray has operated the duo since last June. Withers owned WDTV since 1973. And Diversified has completed its sale of its two stations to Gray. The WCJB one was closed Monday, while the WABI one was closed on Tuesday (5/2), ending 64 years of family ownership of the TV outlet (and 68 years in broacasting altogether; it founded WABI-AM in 1949). Here's a little tidbit, this was the same firm that gave Perry Sook his first television station in 1996. And look how his company have ballooned since........ Diversified, Withers & Calkins. RIP to Horace Hildreth & Russell Withers. Now even though they're no longer in the TV world, they're involved in other businesses. Withers is not out of the broadcasting biz entirely, as it continues to own several radio stations in the Jackson Purchase region (southern IL, Paducah-Cape Girardeau). Calkins owns newspapers in Pennsylvania & New Jersey, and has recently launched some digital services, including OTT. And Diversified has a thriving convention/trade show business in the U.S., Canada & overseas. Second, the transaction of Laughlin, NV station KMCC by Cranston TV to Entravision was greenlighted yesterday (5/3). Finally, last month someone asked if the stations owned by Alaska Telecom, GCI (through subsidiary Denali Media Holdings) are included in the transaction to Liberty Media. Here's the paperwork for KTVA (that and the other Alaska stations are included in this sale). When the deal closes, the parent company General Communication Inc. will become GCI Liberty, Inc. but the Denali subsidiary and the licensee names will stay a status quo. This will be the first time in six years Liberty is involved in a television station. They previously owned the former CBS O&O WFRV from 2007 to 2011.
  21. 1 point
    Gonna need you to cite your source on that. Why would WFMZ triplex with WBPH and WLVT after they flipped some of the money they made selling their spectrum into buying other spectrum in the Valley AND buying KJWP's spectrum to expand their broadcast footprint south? Isn't WBPH's signal in the VHF band garbage anyway?
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