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Ntropolis

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  1. The AirCraft Library is part of Soundtrack Group.
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    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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    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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    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.
  11. 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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    WVEC getting the “Tegna Set-in-a-Box”

    Virginian-Pilot article about the new set https://pilotonline.com/entertainment/tv/article_cef750c8-e825-11e8-931c-9758a6b90617.html
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    WVEC getting the “Tegna Set-in-a-Box”

    Here it is [MEDIA=twitter]1065712173589192712[/MEDIA]
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    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    WAVY's 50th anniversary special from 2007.
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    Network # station ID

    I’m certain Bahakel sister WFXB is still “Fox News @ Ten” I’m sure it’s a matter of time before it becomes “News 13 at Ten on FXB FOX TV”
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    WTNH new graphics

    That's the thing... they have to make them short because otherwise they'd cut into valuable ad $$$. That's why most stations have ditched the talent opens entirely. Same reason why closes are no more than 5 seconds long now.
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    WTNH new graphics

    Nice to see a station still doing talent bumpers... seems like those aren't as commonplace as they once were.
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    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    Those are the "seven cities" that make up Hampton Roads. All of the stations gradually added more cities to their legal ID in the 90s and into the early 2000s for some reason.
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    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    That’s Ignitor open #2 ca. 2000. That one was in between the open I posted above and the one I’m using as my avatar. http://vartv.com/gallery.htm has a few Richmond opens including WTVR from 1993 and 1998.
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    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    Consider that open discovered!
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    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    [QUOTE="Info Junkie, post: 221027, member: 3593"]Also I’m trying to decide on what to do for a Virginia compilation - should I do Richmond or Norfolk? Or both? I really love both markets and have been there too. And speaking of VA, that WDBJ open has seen YT before: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQZ2SPTtkTE I posted that clip back in February and @ChesapeakeTV called it one of the worst depictions of VA he’s ever seen.[/QUOTE] WAVY has a fairly complete open history on YouTube going back to 1980... just missing the daytime Wall to Wall opens. WVEC’s is somewhat complete going back to the early 80s. WTKR has holes in the 80s and an “undiscovered” open used in 1998/99 when they first switched to Ignitor. Feel free to reach out if you need help compiling these. That WDBJ open may be a terrible depiction of the Commonwealth, but I’d definitely place it in the top 10 Virginia news opens! A classic for sure.
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    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    WDBJ 11pm open from February 1994:
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    Tokyo 2020 logo released

    I like this. Digging how the K and Y flow from/into the O. But what do I know about design, haha. I’ll just wait until Brand New posts a blog about it and its readers tear it apart.
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