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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.
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    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.
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    The HD News Thread

    ETA: This is a fine idea. So fine, it deserves sticky status! -- Sammy I've started this thread as a master HD news thread... instead of starting a new thread every time a station launches an HD newscast, why not pile all things regarding HD local news into one thread? Here's a list of stations with news in HD, this will be continuously updated. If there are any errors in this list (I'm sure there are), please let me know. This list is in order by DMA rank (2009-2010 rankings) and the order each station debuted news in HD... This list is out-of-date. The following stations are confirmed to have HD newscasts. Due to HD launches becoming more frequent and common, it has become difficult to maintain a master list. More stations in each market may have launched HD newscasts since last updated. Stations with news in HD 1 New York: WNBC, WABC, WCBS, WPIX, WNYW, WXTV 2 Los Angeles(a): KABC, KTLA, KCBS/KCAL, KVEA, KNBC, KTTV 3 Chicago(a): WLS, WMAQ, WGN, WBBM, WFLD 4 Philadelphia(a): WPVI, WTXF, KYW, WFMZ (Allentown), WCAU 5 Dallas/Ft. Worth(a): WFAA, KXAS, KTVT/KTXA, KDFW, KDAF 6 San Francisco: KTVU, KGO, KPIX/KBCW, KNTV 7 Boston(a): WCVB, WHDH/WLVI, WBZ/WSBK, WFXT 8 Atlanta(a): WXIA/WATL, WSB, WGCL, WAGA 9 Washington, DC(a): WUSA, WJLA, WTTG, WRC 10 Houston(a): KHOU, KTRK, KPRC, KRIV, KIAH 11 Detroit(a): WXYZ, WDIV, WJBK 12 Phoenix(a): KPNX, KTVK, KNXV, KPHO, KSAZ 13 Seattle: KING/KONG, KIRO, KCPQ 14 Tampa-St. Petersburg(a): WFTS, WFLA, WTSP, WTVT 15 Minneapolis/St.Paul(a): KARE, KMSP, WCCO, KSTP 16 Denver(a): KUSA/KTVD, KCNC, KMGH, KDVR/KWGN 17 Miami(a): WTVJ/WSCV, WSVN, WPLG, WFOR 18 Cleveland(a): WKYC, WJW, WEWS, WOIO/WUAB 19 Orlando(a): WFTV/WRDQ, WESH/WKCF, WKMG, WOFL 20 Sacramento(a): KCRA/KQCA, KOVR, KXTV, KTXL 21 St. Louis(a): KSDK, KMOV, KTVI/KPLR 22 Portland: KGW/KRCW, KATU, KOIN 23 Pittsburgh(a): WPXI, WTAE, KDKA 24 Charlotte: WSOC/WAXN, WCCB, WBTV 25 Indianapolis(a): WTHR, WISH/WNDY, WRTV, WXIN 26 Raleigh/Durham: WRAL/WRAZ, WTVD 27 Baltimore: WBFF, WBAL, WJZ 28 San Diego: KFMB, KSWB, KGTV, KUSI 29 Nashville: WTVF, WSMV 30 Hartford/New Haven: WVIT, WTIC/WTXX 31 Salt Lake City: KSL, KUTV/KJZZ, KTVX 32 Kansas City: KMBC/KCWE, KSHB, KCTV 33 Cincinnati: WCPO, WXIX, WKRC 34 Columbus(a): WBNS, WCMH, WSYX/WTTE 35 Milwaukee: WTMJ, WITI 36 Greenville/Spartanburg: WSPA, WLOS/WMYA 37 San Antonio: KENS, WOAI 38 West Palm Beach: WPTV, WPEC/WFLX 40 Birmingham: WVTM, WBRC, WIAT 41 Grand Rapids: WXMI 42 Las Vegas: KLAS, KSNV, KTNV 43 Norfolk: WAVY/WVBT, WTKR 44 Albuquerque/Santa Fe: KRQE/KASA 45 Oklahoma City: KFOR, KETA (OETA-statewide) 46 Greensboro/Winston-Salem: WGHP 47 Jacksonville(a): WJXT, WTEV/WAWS, WTLV/WJXX 48 Austin: KEYE, KVUE, KXAN 49 Louisville: WAVE, WDRB 50 Memphis: WMC, WHBQ, WREG 51 New Orleans: WVUE, WGNO 55 Fresno: KFSN, KMPH 57 Albany: WRGB/WCWN 58 Richmond: WWBT, WTVR 60 Mobile/Pensacola: WEAR 61 Tulsa: KJRH 62 Lexington(a): WKYT/WDKY, WLEX, WTVQ 64 Ft. Myers: WINK, WBBH/WZVN 66 Tucson: KVOA, KOLD 67 Roanoke/Lynchburg: WSLS, WDBJ 69 Wichita: KWCH 71 Honolulu: KHNL/KFVE/KGMB 72 Des Moines: WHO 73 Toledo: WTVG 74 Springfield: KYTV/KSPR 75 Spokane: KXLY, KHQ 76 Omaha: WOWT 80 Rochester: WHAM 84 Springfield/Decatur: WAND 85 Madison: WISC 86 Chattanooga: WDEF 87 Brownsville/Harlingen: KVEO, KRGV 90 Jackson: WDBD 91 South Bend: WSBT, WNDU 92 Colorado Springs: KRDO 93 Bristol/Johnson City: WCYB/WEMT 94 Burlington/Plattsburgh: WFFF/WVNY, WCAX 95 Baton Rouge: WAFB, WBRZ 96 Savannah: WJCL/WTGS 97 Charleston: WCSC 98 El Paso: KTSM, KVIA, KDBC 103 Greenville/New Bern: WCTI/WFXI/WYDO 104 Florence/Myrtle Beach: WMBF 105 Lincoln: KOLN/KGIN 106 Tallahassee: WTXL, WCTV 108 Reno: KRNV 109 Tyler/Longview: KYTX 110 Youngstown: WKBN/WYFX/WYTV 118 Montgomery: WSFA 119 Eugene: KEZI 124 Monterey/Salinas: KION/KCBA 128 Columbus: WLTZ 132 Wilmington: WECT/WSFX 133 Tupelo/Columbus: WTVA 134 Rockford: WIFR 137 Columbia/Jefferson City: KOMU 141 Beaumont/Port Arthur: KBMT 142 Palm Springs: KESQ 144 Salisbury/Dover: WBOC 147 Joplin/Pittsburg: KSNF/KODE 159 Wheeling/Steubenville: WTOV 161 Sherman: KXII 162 Idaho Falls/Pocatello: KIFI 183 Charlottesville: WVIR 184 Grand Junction: KJCT, KREX 189 Bend: KOHD, KTVZ 196 Casper: KTWO (a)All local news operations in HD. Excludes foreign-language stations. Stations with news in 16:9 SD 6 San Francisco: KRON 13 Seattle: KOMO 22 Portland: KPTV 24 Charlotte: WCNC 36 Greenville/Spartanburg: WYFF 37 San Antonio: KSAT 30 Hartford/New Haven: WTNH/WCTX 41 Grand Rapids: WZZM 43 Norfolk: WVEC 49 Louisville: WHAS 51 New Orleans: WWL, WDSU 52 Buffalo: WGRZ 54 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre: WNEP 65 Dayton: WHIO 72 Des Moines: KCCI 76 Omaha: KMTV 81 Huntsville: WHNT 82 Shreveport: KTBS 88 Cedar Rapids: KWWL 98 El Paso: KFOX 101 Johnstown: WJAC 104 Florence/Myrtle Beach: WBTW/WFXB 112 Boise: KTVB 132 Wilmington: WWAY 139 Duluth: KBJR/KDLH 151 Panama City: WJHG Defunct HD newscasts 2 Los Angeles: KDOC (10/2008), KCOP (11/2008, replaced with KTTV news) 108 Reno: KREN/KAZR (3/2008) WHEN SUBMITTING INFORMATION ABOUT HD NEWS: Your info will go under "HD soon" if it has been confirmed on-air or in a press release/article from a reliable source. If it's just a rumor or a case where "I talked to someone from the station and they said this," it will obviously go under "rumor mill." Anything from the "rumor mill" section must be taken with a grain of salt and may or may not be fact until proven otherwise. Rumor mill claims such as "WXXX added HD pillars so they might be going HD soon" do not count.
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    WWAY New Set

    WWAY is in the process of moving to its new facility, and behold, the virtual set is soon to be history! [MEDIA=twitter]988464139420004352[/MEDIA]
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    The Wish List

    The Classic Video thread has to be one of my favorite parts of TVNT. I've enjoyed seeing how TV stations where I grew up and where I live now used to look and have evolved over the years. I get excited every time someone finds something new on Youtube, which got me thinking: What "undiscovered" vintage clips are you waiting to see? It can be eras, opens, promos that have yet to "resurface" after they originally aired. My "wish list": Hampton Roads Pretty much any daypart newscast other than 11pm up until the '90s. There are bits and pieces of morning and noon news clips, but I'd really love to see how the morning and noon newscasts looked at the time, especially WAVY's Wall to Wall/1st-gen Newswire opens. More WVEC during the Turn To 'update" era (1990-1992). This article from the Daily Press describes the new opens ("The station also added a flashier opening to its newscasts. Camera shots were taken of a river at daybreak for the morning newscast, of traffic at midday for the noon show, of a harbor for the 5:30 report, of an orange sky at dusk for 6 p.m. and of the nighttime harbor lights for the 11 p.m. report.") but all we've seen is . I also wonder if there was a talent open for the weekday newscasts. WVEC's full version of the "Spirit of Hampton Roads" Turn To song WTKR in very late 1991/very early 1992. They began using this and the "Hampton Roads' #1 News Source" slogan in late 1991 until they changed it again for February 1992 sweeps. Jim Hale also replaced Bob Rathbun as sports director in December of 1991, which makes me wonder if there could have been a different open used during this period. More WTKR during the TV-3 News (1994-95) and middle of the NewsChannel 3 (1998-2002) eras. There's another WTKR open from the beginning of the Ignitor era that needs to be found. Pretty much anything from WVEC and WTKR from before 1985/86 (WVEC Corinthian era, and WTAR/WTKR's muddy early 80s music and theme history) Elsewhere I'd be thankful to see anything from Wilmington because this is where I live now, especially any newscasts from WWAY before the mid 2000s. There's not a whole lot on Youtube. Anything from the Greenville/Washington/New Bern market. There's a huge dry spot of WITN from the early 80s up until 1998, save for early into the long-running "Eastern Carolina's News Channel" logo.
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    New WXIA Set and Logo

    Atlanta brand identity firm Matchstic is behind the new design.
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    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)
  14. The AirCraft Library is part of Soundtrack Group.
  15. 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.
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    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
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    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    WSLS weather with Cindy Farmer from 1988. Includes most of the news open.
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    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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    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    Oh goodness... that would be a loss. Lots of Hampton Roads material in his collection. But yeah, as stated above, his channel shouldn’t be monetized. If he is using it as a source of income, perhaps he should set up a Patreon or something. I’d consider contributing.
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    WRDW drops 615's Icon for CBS Enforcer

    That’s odd. Usually the copyright symbol isn’t included next to logos. The registered trademark logo (®) might be included next to some TV station logos, but definitely not in every applicable use. WDBJ’s done this with the “Your Hometown Station” slogan in their logo.
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    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    WCNC 11pm newscast from 1997:
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    KTVA newsroom sustains major earthquake damage

    KTVA’s newsroom is a mess.
  23. Do we still have the ability to edit posts? If we do, I can't find it.
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    WVEC getting the “Tegna Set-in-a-Box”

    I think it debuts really really soon. Like, maybe today. I’d check out the live stream at 4
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    Question about Market/Network Dominance

    The 700 Club airs at 9am on WVBT as of now. I’m not sure when it moved to WVBT, but it’s been very recently. It was on WAVY for years until 2011 when they moved The Hampton Roads Show from WVBT. They didn’t exactly swap the two - 700 Club went to WTKR for a little while until they started Coast Live a couple years ago. Then it was on WGNT for a brief time, which coincidentally began as Pat Robertson’s first TV station, WYAH. Speaking of WGNT and market dominance, it used to be one of the most dominant UPN and CW stations during its O&O ownership in the 2000s. Judge Judy consistently beat WTKR’s 6pm newscast during their infamous “Your NewsChannel 3” days.

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