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  1. This clears out everything I have digitized on the computer through 1992. Enjoy! WTVJ (Miami, FL) December 31, 1988 11:00pm Newscast repeat from the night of switching from CBS to NBC. Lots of "Don't Worry, Be Happy" promos... https://vimeo.com/527541034 WKTV (Utica, NY) October 20, 1991 6:00pm https://vimeo.com/522611254 WBNG (Binghamton, NT) October 20, 1991 11:00pm (Short Newscast) https://vimeo.com/529540745 WVUE (New Orleans) April 3, 1992 6:00pm https://vimeo.com/522613208 WXXV (Gulfport/Biloxi) April 3, 1992 9
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  2. Perhaps we will get a 4pm co-anchor announcement at the same time (and any other chair that needs to be filled as a result of that) so those opens can be recorded too.
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  3. Well Mrschimpf, I don't watch much local news, but I tend to like their newscast here in Columbus. It is easily the least boring of the three. Their gay guy weatherman helps lighten things up a lot and I think Kendrick is the best anchor in town. I don't know how good of a weatherman Marshall is, but you can't help but like the guy. Considering that the former Columbus GM who put a lot of what they have now together was running WJLA, I would hope they got a similar infusion. Don't discount Sinclair being a boogieman in Lefty and establishment circles. Washington DC is
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  4. The DC market deserves a much better ABC Affiliate than 4th rated Sinclair’s WJLA. They’re bottom dwelling in the market. Especially considering it competes against WRC. Sad what WJLA has become since the sale.
    2 points
  5. Drop “abc” from the name of its news operation but make the “abc” logo larger and more emphasized. Makes sense.
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  6. Well, your theory may explain Fox News (given the 65-68 median age of its viewers), but some of the best and most memorable anchors and reporters in television history have been Smith's age and older.
    1 point
  7. Well, looks like MLBN/NHLN fixed their problem.
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  8. More news material from the Philippines, this time from the '90s. GMA News Live update circa 1995: Ending to ABS-CBN's The World Tonight, from March 11, 1991) via DX: Coverage of the inauguration of Fidel Ramos in 1992 from the Associated Broadcasting Company (ABC), now TV5:
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  9. A brand new station shacking up on an existing frequency. Certain markets seem to be maxed out on the UHF frequency, but they'll probably have to settle for VHF unless they can make a deal with an existing licencee. It may have to happen with the low-power holders especially if someone like Weigel wants to move in to a market where HC2 wants to stay and they split a channel. Then again, it's probably easier to buy or sell rather than trying to apply for a new license in the first place...
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  10. Sorry to go off topic of the WJLA logo - but I disagree...I think this could be said about WBNS in the TEGNA era, but WSYX/WTTE is a well-cared for station by Sinclair standards. Yolanda Harris should’ve stayed at WSYX, as it seems WBNS is just so generic and boring these days. WSYX has invested in talent - Kendrick is the best anchor in town, Ludlow has history in the market and McPeek is likable as you said...
    1 point
  11. Marquee has nevered "sidecar"-ed with Lowcountry. They've both have swapped LPs with each other last year. But they have no ties with each other. And again, no company needs to sidecar when acquiring LPs (either operational or unbuilt). I don't understand why you continue to think one company is buying the LPs on behalf of another when there's no ownership limitations on LPs.
    1 point
  12. Doubtful since it also serves VA and MD and most regular viewers don't take in the news about station groups' political bents day-to-day. They probably just see a lousy newscast that went from big-city quality as it was dating back to the Star/Albritton days, to something you'd see in a small market. Or there isn't much differentiation between them and WBFF (along with what was NC8) like is done between WCVB/WMUR. ABC's ratings overall certainly don't help their stations that much.
    1 point
  13. I still hate that 'ding' sting that every Sinclair station uses; it reminds me of both a Windows OS 'ding' and a game show 'ring-in' sound effect rather than something you should hear on a newscast.
    1 point
  14. You prefer the blue, gold, and white that KATV has instead?
    1 point
  15. Could ABC have instigated the change from ABC 7 News? If I were ABC I’d want a clear distinction between ABC News and Sinclair.
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  17. WTAE Action News 1979 KOMO 4 News 1985 KING 5 News Snippet 1977 KOMO 4 Newscast Snippet 1 1977 KOMO 4 Newscast Snippet 2 1977 KERO 23 News 1990 WSAW News 7 1992 WBZ News 4 1994
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  18. I had my share of copyright infringment over the years, but this feels different. So, I had to remove a few videos from my secondary YouTube page in order to keep it running.
    1 point
  19. Sears. The other Blockbuster
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  20. And, from a discussion with a friend, they may use this new studio as an opportunity to hub all of Gray's creative departments like Meredith does. The audience is lower, but so are production costs to such a degree that the profit margin is wider.
    1 point
  21. Imagine Gray allowing certain syndicators (CBS, NBCU, Warner Bros etc) to use their facility to tape the shows in exchange for them getting right of first refusal to that show on many of their stations where they have the room.
    1 point
  22. Here is Andrea when she was a young upstart anchor at then-2 year old independent station WFTS Channel 28 in Tampa. 11 years before they would become an ABC affiliate. WFTS TV News, Andrea McDaniel (May 1983) - YouTube
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  23. In general this sounds like a good move on Gray's part. I'm thinking this could spur more usage out of the RTM studios in Tennessee.
    1 point
  24. Starting with the 2021 season, the NFL regular season will now consist of 17 games (18 weeks). The extra game will feature "teams from opposing conferences that finished in the same place within their division the previous season". In addition, the preseason has been reduced to 3 games per team.
    1 point
  25. That was the whole point for the trade with CBS to get 2022 Super Bowl, in coincide with the Winter Games. They're going to air Super Bowl in between the olympic coverage on NBC. There'll be no retrading.
    1 point
  26. One other possibility that hasn't been mentioned yet but one of the things that Gray could utilize the facilities for is to do its own syndicated shows rather than outsourcing them. There's a lot of potential around that land that Gray is tapping into that I seriously doubt that the film industry will want to leave Atlanta or the state of Georgia anytime soon.
    1 point
  27. They've also had a money printer in PowerNation that Raycom had forever that everybody didn't pay attention to during the merger, so this could be a facility partly to give them a home too. It's a smart move to diversify, especially in Atlanta, and shows that Vuit remains a slow but important asset to them.
    1 point
  28. To say nothing of other studios and networks...
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  29. This reeks of all kinds of screwed up priorities. Gray specifically underfunds their Creative Departments. They went though massive layoffs after acquiring Raycom and yet they're spending hundreds of millions of this crap!? This angers me to no end!
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  30. It's basically an attempt at a throwback to this logo from 1982:
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  31. This should have been an OTT thing from the start. Cable is dying faster than the subscribers who are dropping it. And whatever efforts Nexstar is doing digitally (like their digital desk at WFLA in Tampa) are being buried on the web. Even as a last resort, there's Antenna TV, now wouldn't that be the ultimate oxymoron if they end up on cable . Even then, the shows they air are mostly available 24/7 on places like Pluto TV...
    1 point
  32. THIS email sent to FTVLive pretty much sums what is wrong and what could work going forward for NewsNation... There are several huge reasons that News Nation is failing, in my opinion. First.. the approach is all wrong. Stories from the Nexstar stations need to be local stories that can be easily adapted to national interest. It's all in the writing. You have to write those local lead-in's, NATIONALLY. You have to structure them differently. To a good imaginative writer, this is not difficult. If the news writer or producer is enthusiastic about it, the magic words are t
    1 point
  33. It appears that WJLA has slightly modified its logo. They still used the legit Circle 7 design, but it has enlarged the ABC Logo (which I don't like). It also changed the news brand to "7 News" in lieu of "ABC 7 News".
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  34. With this formal announcement, Super Bowl LVI will now be played on February 13, which leads me to wonder whether NBC will have to trade another Super Bowl, presumably to FOX, as this will be during the second weekend of the 2022 Olympics.
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