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  1. Per WATN anchor John Paul, it looks as if they are in the process of getting a new set or at least some remodel of their current studio.
  2. WATN is already using new mic flags and using their new logo in a lot of their graphics during their wall-to-wall coverage of a shooting at an area Kroger. The overall L3s, etc have not been updated as yet tho
  3. CBS ABC and NBC have already been on for roughly 10 minutes. FOX has yet to make a projection so no coverage.
  4. *Seems* that it's almost certain that it's going to be called Today, very possibly when the next batch of PA results comes back because of the reasons ColumbusNewsFan stated, but it did also seem likely that it was going to be called yesterday but never was. Should that happen it's going to create conflicts with CFB games on ABC CBS and FOX (NBC has Premier League). We'll see how the major networks handle such a situation, think that they are going to have to shift those games to another network at least for a time.
  5. Wasn’t able to get a screenshot but noticed during Daybreak that their traffic center is in front of a glass etching map of the city of Memphis which is a very nice touch. They definitely put a lot of unique thought into the design. The article on their website hinted at throwbacks to past logos but haven’t caught that as yet.
  6. If WREG is/was planning to move to Baron Lynx, they have yet to make that transition yet. Still using the prior WSI system (just replaces the graphics/banners)
  7. Nothing official but hints that it's pretty close and would certainly think highly possible it debuts in time for November sweeps/Election Night. Few graphics placeholders have popped up that are using the CBS Nexstar theme, unsurprisingly I would say.
  8. This tweet from Jim Jaggers says WREG is getting a "deep cleaning" - doesn't specifically say a new set, but sure looks like the studio is being torn apart which would imply a new set would be coming.
  9. FTVLive this morning indicates Nexstar is planning to sell WATN and keep WREG (no word on WLMT). It also says Nexstar may sell the building WREG is currently located in and move the station to a new building in a different part of town. As noted above, probably take with a grain of salt until more confirmed information is out there.
  10. Approaching almost two years exactly since Joyce left WATN which likely was the length of her non-compete. Would seem very possible she could be joining WMC. Morning anchor would be first guess but it could be nearly any position. And looking at her twitter profile her top banner is now a WMC logo - I would say it's nearly a certainty she is going to Ch 5. Intriguing this huge expansion in its news output. The 3:30 newscast seems really out of place. Not sure there is a place for it in the market though we shall see.
  11. WREG has announced former KHOU anchor Greg Hurst will be the channel's new weekday evening co-anchor alongside Stephanie Scurlock, replacing Richard Ransom. Start date TBD
  12. There had been rumors but this evening WREG's Richard Ransom appeared to confirm on Twitter that he has left the station effectively immediately. No reason given (but probably could make some educated speculation)
  13. Speaking of Raycom cuts: FTVLive is reporting that WMC will not be renewing its contract for its chopper and its use will end after January 1. That will leave the Memphis market without a helicopter, and WMC without a chopper for the first time in nearly 20 years. WHBQ employs a drone, and the report indicates WMC will be working with Raycom to test drone coverage as well.
  14. WATN's Joy Lambert is leaving the station as of today. In a Facebook video, she indicates she was offered a contract extension but her and her family decided it was time to move on to other opportunities outside the city. She indicates a new anchor will be taking over next week.
  15. WHBQ sports director Matt Stark is leaving the station at the end of May after stating his position has been "eliminated" https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1263251517036167 Naturally that phrasing makes one wonder if this means that Cox is eliminating WHBQ's sports department entirely. Stark had been with WHBQ since 2001. He is looking to continue in the Memphis area so best of luck to him in finding a new venture.
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