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  1. It just isn't a thread about a Tegna station without complaining about C Clarity.
  2. A wildfire broke out on the hill that KEYT/KCOY Santa Barbara sits at the top of. The station was evacuated shortly after.
  3. Just because something shows up on someone's demo reel or portfolio does not mean they created the entire thing from scratch. If there was some "rule" that you could only include stuff you made 100%, nobody would be able to get a job.
  4. There have been more updates, this time to the monitor walls behind the anchor desk and the standup area. The previous arrays of horizontal thin-bezel monitors have been replaced by vertical thin-bezel monitors. The large 2x2 thin bezel monitor cart appears to have been completely replaced with a new single large monitor. All the brass-colored trim around these areas has also been replaced with silver coloring to match the rest of the look of the set. The old weather set has been completely overhauled with a new 3x3 monitor wall stand up location. https://www.instagram.com/p/C
  5. The server maintenance has concluded. Please post here if you discover any abnormalities.
  6. (NOTE: This outage was rescheduled from 4/25 due to scheduling conflicts) The site will be unavailable for a few hours this coming Sunday, May 2nd. The target time for the outage is around 8pm-11pm Eastern time, but there is always a chance it goes a little longer. The Discord will remain available through the outage.
  7. Pretty sure TVNT's favorite -LP KCTU once carried TheBlazeTV. Now it carries InfoWars.
  8. I don't think Newsy is on some path to become regionalized. It doesn't make sense. All evidence points to the ION stations as being basically nothing more than an OTA endpoint for a national broadcast with little infrastructure to allow for local cut-ins. This is nothing more than a way to expand Newsy's national reach and charge advertisers more/get more advertisers interested, as the article says. The only way I see regionalized Newsy stations happening is when the networks decide that OTA is no longer a business model they want to be involved in.
  9. Gray's taking advantage of the amount of television and film production that takes place around Atlanta. That's a priority worth chasing. Unless the film industry decides to move away from Atlanta, this facility will print money from Netflix and Amazon from the moment it opens.
  10. In May of 1979, Milwaukee Public Television/WMVS' "Milwaukee: Behind the Headlines" program aired a two hour feature on the inner workings of the WISN-TV newsroom. The program features a very unique, and rare, live simulcast of WISN's Action News at 10 program from the control room and studio floor. That's right, viewers could watch the WISN broadcast on Channel 12, or flip over to Channel 10 and watch the same program from "behind the scenes". WMVS rolled their cameras into the WISN Broadcast Center right up next to the WISN cameras for this extremely unique look into how TV worked in 1979.
  11. The best-case scenario for the old Master Control space (it's a fairly large room) is converting it into a new control room. The existing control room was built in the 80's and has not been updated much. They did move things around a few years ago when they automated, but it's still pretty tight in there (especially since they simultaneously moved the robotics control from the studio floor into the control room). They might have to wait until Radio moves out, though. At some point, the control booth for the radio networks got moved into the TV MCR, in a small closet-sized booth par
  12. I'm pretty sure the reason they're relocating has more to do with space for people than equipment. Most stations technical cores are surprisingly empty these days - where you'd once have three racks filled with VTRs (which take up the space one 2" VTR took up 50 years ago) you now have one rack with two servers doing the same exact job as those tape decks. ParkerVision was a product of the time period in which equipment space needs were peaking. You can now fit multiple switchers and automation servers into a single rack.
  13. Not 5 years. The lamps generally last for 1-2k hours and will get dimmer as they get older. They probably should be replaced every year at least, given how much a TV station uses them, but they are also expensive, so of course a small market might be convinced to run them until they (literally) explode.
  14. It will be locked to new posts but otherwise left alone.
  15. They've indicated a few times that they intend to run the Ion stations separate from the rest of their portfolio. I'd be surprised if they tried to do news on them.

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