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  1. Wow. I enjoyed watching Christine when I lived in Charlotte as she and John Carter made a great team. Looking forward to seeing her on FOX 5!
  2. Looks really good...for market 30. One would think that Cox would want to shell out some $$$ to get something more cutting edge on air especially compared with what the Big 3 stations in the market have right now. At the end of the day, not terrible, but still underwhelming.
  3. I like the graphics. Surprised some are saying that it's a downgrade from the previous look. There should be plenty of tweaks before the 2020 NFL season begins and as they make their way to other properties, I think.
  4. I'm sure there will be another variation for the other sports it carries.
  5. Agreed - you'd think they'd give him some advance knowledge on what the show is about first. Then again, this is Tegna. (he was only joking)
  6. These have been in place since they moved to their new set in July.
  7. Today was Brigida Mack's last day at WBTV...she is leaving the station after 10 years. Her reporting work, involvment in the community, as well as launching their 4pm newscast and (now-defunct) 8pm newscast on their .2 (Bounce TV) were really some key reasons why WBTV has overtaken WSOC for No. 1 in the ratings.
  8. Meteorologist Ashley Batey has left WTSP. In the comments, she says that she will announce her next move soon.
  9. Interesting you bring this up. I remember toward the front end of my time in Buffalo (late '90s/early 2000s) that WBEN used this before switching to the WMAL imaging package not long after they were sold to Entercom.
  10. Yes, "ABC never buys stations", but this makes too much sense. You don't think ABC would want a station in a still-growing Top 10 market - and one of its largest and most powerful affiliates - now that it has a chance? Even Charlotte and Orlando, which is a smaller market by comparison, have seen significant population growth over the past few years (moreso Charlotte than Central Florida). This is an easy call to make.
  11. Starboard Value is a hedge fund that's interested in one thing only: to make money. Selling Tribune in one piece rather than piecemeal has the potential to make them the most money. It's really that simple.
  12. That's actually not bad. Obviously a Nexstar package, but not bad.
  13. To add to that, WDCW's 10pm newscast (produced by WTVR) is getting axed too. Always was going to be an uphill battle against FOX 5 in that slot...
  14. Interesting how ESPN's graphics were standardized across all its properties - now each one (SportsCenter, MLB, NBA, CFB, CBB, NFL) has a unique package.
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