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  1. 15 points
    Like a major news story, I thought this deserved a SPECIAL GRAPHIC, but in light of recent debuts, this is all we're gonna get...
  2. 10 points
    I'm now more dumber for having read this. You clearly don't know the woman JacobC, so put your pitch fork and torch away, sit down and shut up. Show some respect and be glad she found another job. Also, you show clear inability to splice together a coherent thought. Work on it.
  3. 9 points
    Scripps isn't paying money to go into New York just to run "2 1/2 Men" and "Friends" reruns ad nauseum and make it into WWOR2.
  4. 8 points
    Here, fixed that for ya.
  5. 8 points
    Bah, I like that new WKYC logo. It's simple and to the point, tells you everything you need to know. Hey, when you see that 3, you know it's coming direct from Cleveland. You know what's boring? Those blue-and-white Circle 7s, those suckers are everywhere. You see one of those, it could coming from any of the nine zillion Channel 7s around the nation that were too lazy to come up with something unique. And since I had no clue what the current WKYC logo looked like, I went to their website. It looks like a ne'er-do-well 3 leaning against a wall while a shady peacock looks around the corner for unsuspecting rubes to mug. Hardly trustworthy, I'd say.
  6. 8 points
    Funny how CNN started using real newsroom backdrops again when their programming shifted away from doing actual news.
  7. 7 points
    This is how good TV news graphics can be when a TV station is not afraid to embrace the 21st century -- when it gets rid of rock-inspired theme music, glossy computer game graphics, logos that are better suited to sports team than TV stations, and other detritus -- and embrace grown-up sophistication instead:
  8. 7 points
    Shocked. They look like modern TV stations now!
  9. 7 points
    Elevator3 and Lotteryball5 together.
  10. 7 points
    Overnight, BBC News debuted new graphics using the network’s new custom font, Reith. It first appeared on air during the 9am (GMT) newscast on the BBC’s domestic news network. Local news has also received an upgrade, while the BBC’s morning show will debut its version of the graphics Tuesday morning.
  11. 7 points
    Let's all understand something about TV... When you go on the air and trash your employer, it's policies or practices ...EXPECT a bad outcome. You may not agree, but they sign your paycheck. If viewers want to revolt that's fine. But, don't expect some judge to entertain a wrongful termination suit based on publicly trashing your employer, while on their dime, and using their toys. And you wonder why stations won't let most on-air employees say "good bye" when the contract ends? I wish him luck...but if you come on my TV station and trash my station or programs you can expect to see the door...and maybe a boot up your ass. ...and once you pull some stunt like that , the station management of other stations won't trust you on-air...no matter how popular you were at you last gig.
  12. 7 points
    The second transmitter is probably irrelevant, especially since WICD is pretty much a total satellite of WICS now with no original content other than ids and maybe some ads. The "Code Red" is just worthless fear-mongering, that worsens the relationship between the viewer and the meteorologists. It puts an undue burden on the meteorologists to hype up a weather event that may not live up to its potential harm, and can make the viewer less-trusting of them when it fizzles out or isn't the "eye candy" that it was hyped up to be. And in the era of pissed-off viewers venting on stations for cutting into their programming, it only makes it worse when they have to. I'm just waiting for Boris to chime in on this, bonus points if he brings up the "terrorism alerts" that were used during the 9/11 era.... Here's the bottom line (see what I did there?) JUST LET THE METEOROLOGISTS DO THEIR JOB!!! They know the weather (at least the good ones do), and work in the best interest of their viewers to provide usable forecasts and potentially life-saving information. While it's not technically required, most stations that can put out a forecast will be on-air covering a life-threatening weather event for the affected viewers, or at the very least, have the warning up on the screen through maps, graphics, or at the very least, and EAS alert.
  13. 7 points
    You have clearly never lived in Wisconsin. It's the dead of winter right now. Golf courses won't be open for several more weeks and have been closed for months. If you are a golfer, and can afford to do it, hell yeah you're down for flying to Alabama right now, where the golf courses remain open. People travel ALL OVER to golf when it's winter in Wisconsin (and Minnesota, and Michigan, and Illinois, and basically every other state where winter lasts for a good third of the year). There are websites dedicated to shipping your golf clubs so you don't have to deal with traveling with them. This kind of tourism campaign is EXTREMELY common. The only thing that "doesn't make sense" is how quick people on here are to attack a company for ludicrous reasons like "tourism advertisements".
  14. 6 points
    Aesthetically, it's the nicest set they've had since...well, the last Washington set. I wish it didn't give such a CNN / FOX O&O feel, but that's sort of to be expected with the new EP coming from the Situation Room. I hope they find good use for those floor panels. Visually, it's the most polished look since the Couric era. They really could have put their money where their mouth is and led with politics tonight if that's the whole reason to set up shop there. A little disappointed it was weather instead.
  15. 6 points
    KTLA's Sky 5 helicopter N925TV has been out for the past couple of weeks getting refurbishments. She's back now to match all of the KTLA fleet vehicles and branding, looking bright blue!
  16. 6 points
    Interesting idea to move the Evening News to a different time slot, but I'm not sure if it would be better. I imagine most people have heard the news of the day by that point, and are more interested in relaxing with entertainment content before bed, rather than news. I wonder what it would be like if primetime across the country moved from 7pm-10pm, local news 10-11pm, then network news at 11pm, with the late shows at 11:30pm? Anyways, despite whatever reason people may claim is the problem with CBS in the short term, I think it's really much simpler. Do you really think people are not tuning in to CBS because 20 years ago something happened that most people aren't even aware of? I don't think so. While there may be a few specific reasons CBS Evening News is struggling against its competitors, I think it just comes down to the fact that TV news is slowly dying. Yeah, that sucks for "us" as fans or myself personally, it being my career. But society and culture is changing, and TV news is losing out to other methods to get news and to other ways people want to spend their free time. Some organizations are experimenting (Tegna) to see if there is something they can produce that consumers want....maybe they'll strike gold, but currently I don't see that happening. Ultimately, I view TV news like a landline phone. Slowly dying. Some people still have one and enjoy it, but others have dropped it and moved on to other options. Then there's others that will never use one because there are better, more attractive, more convenient options (cell phones, internet), so they will never want a landline. Which means there is almost nothing landline providers can do to attract people unless society/culture shifts in some way to prefer landlines again, which doesn't seem likely.
  17. 6 points
    This isn’t like WPVI removing MCTYW.
  18. 6 points
    I want to ride "Anchor Roomba"...
  19. 6 points
    I've said it once, and I'll say it again, LMFAO had the 4 Note C Clarity signature before TEGNA did.
  20. 6 points
    I'm with Eat on this one. Companies have gotten away with some fines for much, much worse than "lying to the FCC." PG&E has blown up neighborhoods and burned down cities in California (killing people in the process) because of their negligence, and all they've gotten are some (big) fines and had to go through bankruptcy. Sinclair is going to get their knuckles slapped with a ruler, have to pay some fines, and maybe say "we're deeply sorry." This isn't going to be some Enron-level scandal.
  21. 5 points
    She’s more like heading home. Her husband has moderately high end restaurants (which are great) around DC and Maryland along with two restaurants at Regan National and Dulles. She was based there before she got the CTM job and she was flying herself & and kids back to DC on one of the shuttles every weekend.
  22. 5 points
    Even considering its small market size, this doesn't feel like a newscast from 1990:
  23. 5 points
    Given the prominence of the helicopter in severe weather coverage AND the sponsorship, that sponsorship probably offsets the cost quite a bit. I've watched tornado coverage on KFOR numerous times and they say "Bob Moore Chopper 4" like every 3 minutes. You NEVER hear a sponsorship uttered that many times on television newscasts.
  24. 5 points
    We had a whimsical marble cake to celebrate.
  25. 5 points
  26. 5 points
    @JosiahCubed - I don’t hate simplicity in logos as much as I hate the fact that they threw out years of brand equity for something that basically looks like Arial Narrow in a circle. I’d encourage them to put some thought and rationale behind their design decision. This just feels like change for the sake of change. Regarding good examples of simplicity: I love WBNS’s most recent iteration of their “10”. It stripped away all those obnoxious effects (hello there “10TV News HD” ) yet kept the “10” logo they’ve had since the 90’s in tact. WKYC could’ve easily stripped away the effects of the previous “3” and delivered something that looked less generic yet still carried on the equity they have built. But it’s likely their goal to break it all and start fresh. So if that’s the goal, then they’re succeeding... FYI - I am also a marketer and graphic designer by trade.
  27. 5 points
    The post that I removed very much veered into the political realm.
  28. 5 points
    I think the combination pool / ice rink is a nice added touch to the set. Those Disney folks sure know forward thinking set design. Beats the hell out of that CBS News Roomba.
  29. 5 points
    Uh, that's pretty harsh. Sure, he could have stayed at GMA. Can you blame the guy for taking a risk and going to TWC to host his own show? A lot of people on TV in positions analogous to his takes such risks, fail, and fall into oblivion. Sam's going to be the weather anchor on the number one local station in the nation. No, his path didn't follow the cookie cutter ladder of TV meteorologists , but he's maintained his popularity (and now a salary). And he's more successful than almost any other TV meteorologist, even so.
  30. 5 points
    The sales staff visits the newsroom:
  31. 5 points
    Death, destruction, world-changing politics... all given to you with smiles and a funky beat. Next on HashtagHTownRush. (Whatever that means.) Less news. More Time.
  32. 5 points
    Meanwhile, in this weird, alternate universe, WGN Morning News was a calm, sophisticated hour of serious news. And still, no one watched WBBM.
  33. 5 points
    RIP Chris Corley and Godspeed. Say hello to Doug Paul, Chris Clausen, Brian James, Nick Michaels and Gary Owens for all of us.
  34. 5 points
    Nothing wrong with that set. That set has survived the test of time. It's very much a part of the KUSI image. There is NO reason to change it. Even though the faces presenting the news often change...the set still reminds the viewers of "home". Very simple and functional , nothing fancy or dated in any way. A news set does not define the credibility of your operation, or shape it abilities in any way. Fancy sets detract from your core functions to present the news. A set does not decide how stories are covered, or the value of today's news stories as they impact the viewer. What news value does a new set add except to line the pockets of set designers, when that money can go for real news gathering resources... like people, equipment and other actual news expenses. Don't be shocked to see that same set until they leave that building...whenever that may or ever be. If that set ever became available I would sell it on ebay. Plus... Chicks dig that set because it smells like Old Spice. So I propose it be hereby named...The KUSI John Coleman Memorial Set.
  35. 4 points
    If I had things my way, I would have KUSA commission a new theme. Take the musical signature of the 1995 theme and create an update to it. Alan Koshiyama knocked it out of the park with the 2011 KDVR/KWGN themes. I think he could do just as a fine job with a theme for KUSA.
  36. 4 points
    You missed my point. I was trying to say that you have packages that were created using actual musical talent. C Clarity has nothing of actual music. I tend to think of C Clarity as "noise", instead of news music. It's full of emotion but little or no substance on most cuts. As for your point about my aforementioned music pkgs mostly not used anymore, the stations still use an assortment of music pkgs that sound nothing like that "noise." And I'll also add that stations in the Top-5 markets set the standard for the industry, not the other way around. If they had kept "This Is Home" with the new gfx, I wouldn't be quite as repulsed by the Tegna branding--notwithstanding the ridiculous show brands they've debuted (H Town Rush, Wake Up ____, etc.) I'm a 20-something guy, and the way Tegna thinks my generation wants forced ingenuine shows that are irrelevant is not smart. If I'm taking time to watch a newscast, I want a newscast with real substance. And I'm saying that being as tech-savvy as anyone my age.
  37. 4 points
    That speech bubble is one of the most stupid-looking things I’ve ever seen in news graphics.
  38. 4 points
    At least if CBS and Paramount merge, CBS could move James Cordon to Paramount which is quite a bit larger than CBS Television City.
  39. 4 points
    It's a very fresh look. Parts of it give off a CNN vibe, but maybe that's because of the chrome. Large displays, sharp corners, brightly lit (although with so much blue it feels cold) with occasional round elements to change it up. It has European elements that have been given an American flare. As for the graphics. They're certainly improved. It's a flashy flat look that doesn't go overboard. It's energetic.
  40. 4 points
    And? WHDH in Boston was a strong affiliate. As was KTVK in Phoenix. As was KRON in the Bay Area. Doesn’t mean anything. And while I agree WSVN is a strong affiliate, where is it stated that it’s Fox’s strongest?
  41. 4 points
    When are these stations going to stop it with this "virtual set that looks like a real set" nonsense? You have VR and can do ANYTHING, why have this bland, cliche junk that looks like some movie's interpretation of what a local news set looks like?
  42. 4 points
    ...And right after "Lunch Break"... Grab your blanky's and sippy cups because at 1pm it's... "Nap Time" Old and young will love this show...but mostly the old, and very, very young.
  43. 4 points
    I know that being an atheist in some quarters is considered enlightened but the human body is a complicated organism containing specific parts that do specific jobs. Kind of hard to believe that your eyes, ears, nose, circulatory system, digestive system, brain and self-repair properties just kind of happened on their own. I don't know if you realize this, but being an atheist is like saying that if you throw a bunch of sand (glass), some unrefined petroleum (plastic) and chunks of metal ore (copper, gold) at a wall enough times, it would randomly arrange itself into an iPhone, complete with all the computer programming necessary to be an operable device including internal power source. In other words, believing in a creator is much more plausible than believing that pond scum gestating long enough could turn itself into the complicated beings that we all are. God, mother, country, national anthem! It's about time people stopped entertaining Marxist nonsense.
  44. 4 points
    Can we lock this please?
  45. 4 points
    It's going to be a fine. There is a 0% chance that any political party, despite how loud they pander to their base, is going to force one of the largest owners of a dying medium to break up.
  46. 4 points
    Sam Champion, now Spencer Christian. Does Veronica Johnson, Dr. Bill Gutsch or Storm Field want come next? I kid, I kid.
  47. 4 points
    I don't think the market exclusivity thing is the issue here. WIFR in Rockford uses Enforcer, and they overlap in DeKalb and McHenry counties, and WREX started using The Tower in 2009, while WMAQ was still using it. I have a feeling that Stephen Arnold's packages simply cost less to lease. I'm sure that's why more small-market stations tend to use SAM.
  48. 4 points
    24994J, I'm OBSESSED with your new avatar. That is all. Thank you.
  49. 4 points
    A silly throwaway gag, but the acquisition is not going unnoticed by one of Fox's highest-profile properties, and it's kinda funny for those of us in the know...
  50. 4 points
    Nice to have a complete and non-glitched open of the first WPTY/WLMT theme! All the opens we have from those first few months are either bugged out or incomplete. The 9pm show with Harleston and Houston was the first in Memphis (and in the nation!) to be anchored by two African-American men. Also, I'm a big fan of that theme bed. The first day of operation at WPTY News Watch 24 saw the 6pm newscast go out with a really harsh buzzing sound and the 10pm open air no fewer than three times (local newspaper accounts confirm this was how it went out!): The first WLMT 9pm show had its own big blunder, when Houston, who had been poached from WDAF, welcomed viewers to News Channel 30... Their launch was so bad they changed lead male anchors within two weeks of going on air and fired a producer in January 1996. Within five months, they had changed news themes. The problems weren't just presentation and technical, either (they kind of raced the clock to begin broadcasts). The opening night sports report mentioned "Memphis University" instead of the University of Memphis. The station essentially failed to convince Memphians that they knew the city.
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