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About alaskanews

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    Actually knows what he is talking about
  • Birthday 12/21/1987

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  1. Having worked in that building and down the street at another station I wholeheartedly disagree with this guy. The building looks like a prison from the outside, and is not a functional layout for 21st century broadcasting or newsgathering. That city block and KMGH would be much better served if it was redeveloped.
  2. It's likely because of the bright colors in the duratrans backdrops + newsroom views behind frosted glass, which are both fairly timeless looks, but that set aged remarkably well compared to others of the same era.
  3. As long as his show is cheaper to produce than syndication fees for Shark Tank reruns then I think Shep will be just fine.
  4. Definitely a leftover from election night. Can someone grab the glue gun and fix the trim peeling off?
  5. I interviewed with Friend as well, and while being a white man (I don't know if he knew I was gay) I still got a very weird vibe. That plus the low paying freelance offer made it pretty easy to pass on.
  6. Ratings are measured on the quarter hour (:00, :15, :30, :45). If there is a super block of news from :00-:15, they don't really care how many people stick around for the remaining 15 min. They just need butts in seats and eyeballs glued at those critical times. It's also why news starts a minute or so before the top and bottom of the hour, to make sure you are firmly in content and your audience is locked when the meter clicks.
  7. I stand corrected. The umbrella news brand will be "Alaska's News Source" - KTUU's longtime slogan. KTVA's old desk (which never had a logo) has now appeared on KTUU's set replacing the KTUU-branded desk.
  8. KTUU is THE brand for broadcast news in AK, like 80+% of the market. Whatever happens with CBS5/KYES, I would not count on any branding change online or on air for KTUU.
  9. The promo campaign when this debuted normally included VO saying "Keeping you: Safe. Informed. Connected." It's a severe weather market, and the longtime weather slogan is "Your safest place in a storm." New slogans, especially for legacy stations, come after lots of market research. One of the primary questions asked is normally "what do you expect from your local news?" I would assume this was born out of the majority of answers being some form of "keeping my family safe, staying informed and connected to my community." Stations are more concerned about wh
  10. Just a reminder that we're in the midst of a pandemic and every work stream possible has been upended. Launching a new gfx package would be an unneeded distraction, especially for the small market stations.
  11. The station is right downtown. There is no room for a helipad. Tune airport was the best option.
  12. The LED platform is gone too.
  13. Getting serious 2004 WTMJ vibes from that open.
  14. Honestly I don't hate this package. The music is pretty good. The graphics are SUPER basic, but less flash hopefully means more emphasis on the actual content. My consumption of TV news has fallen drastically over the last couple of years because the substance just isn't there.
  15. I noticed this on a KMGH live stream today. *ducks and covers*

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