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A3N

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  1. Chopper 8 was not owned nor operated by KFMB; It's operated by Welk Aviation. The chopper is part of a sharing agreement between Total Traffic and the local news stations, it would be up to them as to what they do next. I don't think we're at that point where you can really replace a news chopper with a drone or set of drones, just yet. Yes, the overhead expenses for Drones are substantially lower than a regular news chopper, but you have to factor all the logistics in trying to get that drone airborne. Also, they have to coordinate with first responders so as not to hinder their ability to do their jobs.
  2. I read a while back that at the beginning of this baseball season, FS1 was sending out their crews to the games they were airing during the middle of the week. Previously, they had relied 100% on the local FSN's infrastructure (FS1 just supplied the announcers). This was from one of the producers of FS1. The biggest challenge was trying to untangle all those synergies that FOX had created between FS1 and FSN. I'd be willing to bet that there will be a full rebrand early on in 2020. I don't think Sinclair can keep using the FOX Sports branding for too long.
  3. A3N

    Out & About

    It can't be any other station but KUSI. Look at what's been happening the last few months with all these sudden "departures". You have Dani Ruberti completely disappear, then Allen Denton and Carlos Amezcua "retire" and now you have Sandra shown the door. Plus, check out FTVLive's articles on the station in the last 6-8 months or so. Take the articles with a grain of salt, but don't discount that the station is a dumpster fire https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2018/11/16/turmoil-in-san-diego https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2019/1/14/kusi-backs-off-cnn-accusations https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2018/11/19/socal-news-director-balks-at-hiring-gay-man Also, the station has been going heavy on being Pro-Trump. Look over their social media accounts and see how/what they post. Every news organization should just stick to the facts and leave the liberal, conservative or any bias out of it.
  4. A3N

    Out & About

    What a very ominous good-bye. WTF does she mean by the new generation arriving soon? My guess is that there are many more changes ahead. Wonder if Dave Scott is next?
  5. A3N

    Out & About

    When was she canned? I just saw her on Friday night anchoring. If true, it's all salary dump, like the departures of Allen and Carlos... I don't know where else she could go in the market. The only station with an opening is KGTV.
  6. A3N

    Out & About

    Well my guess is that they're tired of having to replace anchors on that morning show. After Stan Miller left, the AM news has gone to shit. They probably wanted a familiar face with Lauren and honestly, I do like the move. The PPR is aired on Friday's in the fall so it's conceivable that he still ends up hosting the show. Something major must be happening inside that place. They've gone full pro-Trump. People always knew/suspected of their conservative bias, but now its pretty blatant. Also, the fact that Carlos "retired" suddenly, only to pop up hosting a show with former KUSI anchor Lisa Remillard is quite interesting.
  7. apparently it's so broken that Nichelle Medina came back...
  8. Do they even still use Jennifer Markham in the chopper? I don't watch in the mornings, and haven't heard her on the 11a as they use Jenny Milkowski.
  9. A3N

    Out & About

    Cue the Nichelle Medina rumors to KGTV...
  10. Any rumblings on that front? Are they looking at a new building. I recall several years ago they were very close to leaving the current building for the skyscraper downtown but McKinnon sold the building. Ever since, nothing has ever transpired.
  11. Is there a way to remove the boxes on the right hand side of the main page (i.e: Forum Statistics, Who's online, posts?) ? Also, is there an option for a dark theme like in the previous iteration?
  12. Kind of interesting that NBC is starting to use the SkyRanger moniker. I think that we'll see them take over the chopper duties from KFMB sometime in the new year. Could the tower/radar upgrades have been made with the expectation of bringing back the helicopter? Also, when does this Jenny chick do the traffic? is it during the whole am broadcast or doing the CW portion?
  13. They're probably not going to touch anything on the set, until they get a new one. I seem to recall Carlo hinting at a new set in the near future a couple of months back during one of his Facebook Live.
  14. I haven't been tuning in too much lately, but I did wonder why they did not have Chopper 8? Did they say why it's not in the air? obviously they won't say due to budget cuts, but did they say due to maintenance related issues?
  15. Did they get rid of Bill Ratner as V/O?
  16. A3N

    Out & About

    KNSD announced that Sheena Parveen will join the station as weekday AM/Midday meteorologist starting in October.
  17. The assignment desk and backdrop were renovated about a year ago. Those are all new lcd monitors. The monitors on the very top of the ledge are brand new. Not sure whey they're even trying to spruce up the place when what they need is a new building.
  18. I just noticed the other day, that they added a few monitors in the newsroom and it looked a bit brighter during a liveshot. I also remember Carlo mentioning a few months back that the current set may not be there for much longer. One thing that I hate about the NEWS 8 branding is the fact they felt a need to remove the CBS eye from the logo. I get they're trying to be inclusive of the CW, but having the CBS eye in the logo wouldn't have been an issue since plenty of CBS affiliates produce news for the CW outlets...
  19. Wow. Very impressed all the way around. I know they got the designer/CSD from Antena 3 in Spain to design the set, but Telemundo took a lot of cues from Antena 3 Noticias and applied them stateside. Everything from the set, music, down to the formatting of the newscast looks to be heavily inspired by Antena 3.
  20. I think Eat is reffering to the fact that they could theoretically use the old XETV studios temporarily should Tegna decide to tear down KFMB's building and build a new one. Also, pretty interesting that they're advertising for a traffic reporter position. Wonder if they're doing away with Chopper 8?
  21. I wish they'd stick with one brand instead of using NEWS8/CBS News 8 interchangeably during the main newscasts. At this point, Tegna should seriously have someone come out and do an assessment to see if they're better off constructing a new building, or heavily renovating the current building. That should be top priority. A new set can come afterwards.
  22. A3N

    2018 MLB season

    It's been embroiled in legal battles for the last 2+years now. Eventually a judge will decide the fate of the network and Nats' tv rights. Until then, it's status quo.
  23. A3N

    2018 MLB season

    Negative. As long as Angelos controls MASN, splitting it up will never happen. There's a reason why both teams flip-flop between MASN1 and MASN2...
  24. A3N

    2018 MLB season

    As an appeasement to Angelos for allowing the Nats to move to D.C., they were granted a lopsided television rights deal that controlled the Nationals tv rights for 20 years. Each year, the Nats get a larger % stake in MASN. Comcast/FOX/other tv providers were not given the opportunity to bid on the Nats tv rights. More recently, Angelos was urged/nudged into selling MASN, but he refuses.
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