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  1. I have it on good authority that there's a major reno happening in the Young St studio. Haven't seen designs, but if they get the funding the staff is hoping for it will be "the coolest studio/set in local TV," according to my source. I can't imagine that kind of investment if they plan to vacate in the next few years.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. As long as his show is cheaper to produce than syndication fees for Shark Tank reruns then I think Shep will be just fine.
  5. Definitely a leftover from election night. Can someone grab the glue gun and fix the trim peeling off?
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 what their audience wants and expects than hanging onto a zippy slogan that a forum thinks is "unique." EDIT: The VO in the new open is also "Keeping you: Safe. Informed. Connected."
  11. 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.
  12. The station is right downtown. There is no room for a helipad. Tune airport was the best option.
  13. The LED platform is gone too.
  14. Getting serious 2004 WTMJ vibes from that open.
  15. 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.
  16. I noticed this on a KMGH live stream today. *ducks and covers*
  17. Appears to be a mistake or old page. TV listings two weeks out show it still at 4. (http://www.10news.com/entertainment/tv-listings) And Dateline? On ABC? At 3pm? No....
  18. WTVF's opens pre-Scripps are some of my favorites. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id=8Xs-0G2KEgk And since the thread includes promos...
  19. I hate to throw back to a post from two weeks ago, but I don't hang around these parts like I used to... WTVF is the dominant number 1 in the Nashville market. It has won all time slots for more than a year now, and when it didn't completely sweep previously, it was losing by a fraction of a point in one newscast. Upon joining Scripps it jumps in as the #2 station for revenue in the company. Behind only WXYZ. We ain't all 3rd or 4th place stations... #wigsnatch
  20. That was a 3 minute package on a set. I understand it's a small market. But that was a 3 minute package on a set.
  21. I'm strangely alright with it. Yes it is cheesy, but it's very 90's and (those of you who are old enough to remember the early 90's) will recall that the 90's were very cheesy in general.
  22. OK, there are a bunch of stations out there with this graphics package, mine included and it can be done well and not so much... This one is the latter... Really? Using the "Live" bug for when the announcer says "live"? EDIT And an even worse version:
  23. Woooooow... LiveType? Really? That's cheesy in high school productions, much less in something people actually watch (or are expected to watch)
  24. Except for the duratran in the background which has a BUNCH of wrinkles in it. It looks really tacky.
  25. I like the new look, but the music sucks. It doesn't blend well at all.
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