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HulkieD last won the day on August 19 2019

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  1. Shocked. They look like modern TV stations now!
  2. Ratner isn't sounding very good these days either, sadly. I can't think of anyone who would fit that style... maybe they'll go in a complete other direction and nab Chapin like their northern sister did? Chapin WPVI opens would be something. (Although it would have been better if it were his more robotic early 90s delivery...)
  3. Yiiiiikes at Bill Ratner’s voice in that third clip...
  4. Is CVD still doing the opens? They’re easing off on using him it seems. I wouldn’t be surprised if they just give him only the opens like they were doing with Jeff Kaye towards the end.
  5. I wouldn’t describe Roger Grimsby as “less flashy” than Beutel. In fact the reason Beutel was hired in the first place was because Roger was too dominant a personality. He needed a straight man.
  6. HulkieD

    The "3" Thread

    I think this looks absolutely fantastic. The logo, the graphics, everything looks really really fresh. While I can't speak to the content this is the sort of thing I really want to see more of in broadcast graphic design.
  7. They went live today. Looks like a Nexstar-esque set but these graphics definitely look different from the normal stuff. It actually gives off the vibe of the pre-standardization WBZ look. I like.
  8. I haven't popped in on these threads in awhile, so I'm just seeing about the new GM. I wonder if this had anything to do with the way they covered the police shootings the other day. Their coverage was really good - they seemed to be more on top of developments than some of the other stations (particularly PVI, who was awful IMO), they had some great live shots, and they just pretty much nailed it IMO. If this is a sign of things to come with the new leadership it's highly encouraging for the station, I think.
  9. Boooooooo! They changed the music!
  10. Whoa. Wow. Shocked is all I can say.
  11. I dunno. Seems fine to me. WPVI had a rather classic promo some years back focusing on their microphones. This is kind of the same thing.
  12. G3.0 predated the Belo acquisition by a year or two, and if I recall right weren't some stations still running on Deko systems? (I know Belo was standardizing around Miranda CGs at the time they got acquired - did Gannett/Tegna roll them out to legacy Gannett and ex-London stations?) In any event I still think G3.0/the USA Today package was the best example of that type of design. Maybe not as "flat" or trendy as their current stuff, but it was absolutely easy on the eyes, easy to discern, and logical to follow. The color-coding was genius, of course, but the thoughtful use of a grid-like design and grey/black hues made the whole thing distinctive. It reminded me somewhat of a well-designed webpage. Not the mess that Headline News had in the early 2000s, but if you're at all familiar with web design you can see the "grid" elements in there. I do agree with C Block that the look lost some of its charm around the Belo acquisition - partly because it became too common and partly because they began watering it down somewhat. I think the current graphical look is decent, distinctive, but I don't think it really "grabs" me on a pure design level as G3.0. (Honestly I think the music saves the current look.)
  13. That’s INSANE. In THAT market particularly you can’t just not do traffic. I’m gobsmacked.
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