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Ntropolis

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  1. Ntropolis

    Out & About

    Debi Chard is retiring after nearly 43 years at WCSC. http://www.live5news.com/2019/03/14/debi-chard-announces-retirement-live-news-after-almost-years/ Her last broadcast is tonight at 6.
  2. Ntropolis

    The worst news opens of all time

    That open looks fine... it’s not ugly and it gets the job done.
  3. News out of Charlottesville, VA... Gray Television will sell the “Charlottesville Newsplex” CBS/ABC affiliates (WCAV/WVAW) to an affiliate of Lockwood Broadcasting. In turn, Gray is buying WVIR (NBC) from Waterman. It doesn’t appear to be part of any larger acquisition by Gray affecting WBBH/WZVN in Ft. Myers. Read more here.
  4. Ntropolis

    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    Keri's voice is a bit more sultry and enunciated. Suzy has a friendlier tone. It wouldn't surprise me if some of the NMSA entries are mislabeled either. WRC sounds more like Suzy Nelson
  5. Ntropolis

    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    A portion of a KING weekend newscast from 1999. Lots of other material on this channel. I don’t remember seeing this set of KING graphics before... these must have been used for about a year, right before the former Providence Journal stations package.
  6. Ntropolis

    Out & About

    Donna Gregory, formerly of WRAL, WNCN and NBC News is filling in for WWAY’s Randy Aldridge while he undergoes cancer treatment. https://www.wwaytv3.com/2019/02/22/veteran-anchor-donna-gregory-joins-wway-news-team/ She’s resided in the Wilmington since 2012.
  7. Ntropolis

    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    Great to hear more of that Otis Conner/Arnold theme!
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    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    Do you have an idea of how long this series of opens was used? Did they have the 2000/2001 Raycom package? That’d be my guess.
  9. Ntropolis

    New WXIA Set and Logo

    Atlanta brand identity firm Matchstic is behind the new design.
  10. Ntropolis

    What’s wrong with this theme???

    The thing is... they had been using Image IX since 1997 with what sounds like the 'proper' cut. As for the three notes that sound when the newsrooms in Lynchburg, Danville, and Roanoke are mentioned - I can't tell if those are the NBC chimes mixed in with the music, or added when the open was produced. I'd say no since they're a little too slow to sound like NBC chimes, and don't even sound like G-E-C (I'm not musically inclined, so I can't tell)
  11. The AirCraft Library is part of Soundtrack Group.
  12. Ntropolis

    Out & About

    Or how about Vince Gerasole & Heidi Umbhau? Look at how she looks over at him at :16. Awww. They’re still married.
  13. Ntropolis

    Retransmission Consent squabbles

    A new year looming means more disputes... Mediacom and TEGNA: http://links.mail.mediacom.info/a/1223/preview/2761/2160062/1490962c17516c1f2aa59f64c89f9d5a4ac02e3c Cox and Nexstar: https://keepmynbc.com https://keepmyabc.com https://keepmycbs.com
  14. Ntropolis

    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    WSLS weather with Cindy Farmer from 1988. Includes most of the news open.
  15. Ntropolis

    Question about Market/Network Dominance

    WTKR has won the noon timeslot for years (TPIR effect) and they’ve claimed to win 8am, 7pm and 11pm this November. http://www.tribunemedia.com/wtkr-news-3-hampton-roads-1-local-news-source-at-8am-noon-7pm-11pm/ WAVY’s still technically #1 but not as dominant as they were in the 90s/2000s.
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