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Everything posted by HulkieD

  1. I heard a choir of angels singing “HALLELUJAH” when you said that.
  2. I just plain wonder if, regardless of approach, launching a news channel right now is a good idea. I'm starting to get the feeling that, after the last four years in general and the past year in particular, people are just completely and totally burned out on news. I know I am - I used to watch a lot of local and cable news up until the pandemic, and then made a conscious decision to stop watching. And I've long considered myself a hard core news junkie. The problem for Nexstar, of course, is that I don't think there was any other viable option. Sports is kind of in a weird sp
  3. Also wanted to note: the use of "COUNT ON IT" has increased fairly dramatically in the last few weeks or so. It's now part of the reporter outcue. .......I'm never gonna be able to change my forum description, am I?
  4. You seem to know, any idea on what station or firm is taking the lead on this project? If it’s being done at WPVI (their current look is in-house) or elsewhere?
  6. https://www.nexttv.com/features/city-of-brotherly-love-gets-phil-of-local-content This is buried in the last few paragraphs, but it's a really big deal. We like to slag on this station so much that I can kinda just abbreviate it to "LOLKYW", but I was stunned to find that KYW is doing... actually not that badly at 11pm. In fact, they're #2 in households. They're still #3 in the demo, but at .2 ratings points behind WCAU it's not like they're dead. Tonight or this week I plan on checking their 11pm out to see how they're doing. I want to see what's going on there and
  7. Was working on a twitter thread about this, but it got derailed due to some household drama, so I'll type everything here. Ed Ansin, in my mind, deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Al Primo, Roone Arledge, and Ted Turner. His stations were that revolutionary and influential, and a lot of people don't know it. In my opinion, local news has three "mother formats". The first is Primo's Eyewitness News (specifically the version perfected at WABC New York). The second is the WPVI Action News format. The third was Ansin's "News Station" format pioneered in Miam
  8. That theme was apparently originally used on their newsmagazine “The Bulletin”... but that theme could still be Monster Tracks given its debut in 93. It sounds like their stuff, and that theme isn’t throwing up AdRev notices for Bruce Upchurch like the 94 theme is. Worth looking into.
  9. Was doing some research and stumbled onto something gold. As we know, starting in 1991 and lasting until a major branding change in 03, KYW-TV branded as "KYW-3" and used themes based on the musical signature originated at KYW Newsradio 1060. Bruce Upchurch, Frank and Chris Gari, Jon Ovnik, and Stephen Arnold all contributed themes with that signature. But there was apparently more work done outside of those big companies. One of the audio production studios in Philly has a music production division called Monster Tracks. By 1994, they became prolific in the local pr
  10. That one actually doubled as the CBS Morning News set for a time...
  11. It’s permanent. Just saw a Facebook post hyping the new newscast.
  12. Just listened to my first WCAU weather report on KYW Newsradio (that felt weird to type)... They apparently have to tag out with "Count on It".... ...I'm completely dead.
  13. Shocked. They look like modern TV stations now!
  14. 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...)
  15. Yiiiiikes at Bill Ratner’s voice in that third clip...
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Boooooooo! They changed the music!
  22. Whoa. Wow. Shocked is all I can say.
  23. 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.
  24. 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 gr

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