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  1. This!! They could easily run Press Your Luck and Pyramid or Card Sharks as half hour versions. All Press Your Luck has to do is cut the Bonus Round. Pyramid or Card Sharks can become single runs. Actually the best idea for ABC would be to launch a game show block to counter The Price is Right at 11am and move The View to 1pm or swap it with General Hospital and have The View counter The Talk. I'm sure The View gets crushed at 11am by TPIR. Really the only show that ever really came close to countering TPIR was when NBC ran Wheel of Fortune against it in the 80s.
  2. Those snowbirds or migrated New Yorkers living in Florida won't be able to "move" their service address anymore since all NYC stations are on spot beam now. Ok I will admit I was a guilty "mover". I did it every time I PCSed (moved) duty stations to get more local stations and RSN team options plus I could get my physical local stations on an antenna. It was nice having Tampa stations in Orlando DMA, Mobile stations in Biloxi DMA, and Cincinnati then Columbus stations living in Dayton area. I just moved to Georgia and was going to "move" to Atlanta or Jacksonville area but I read that ever since AT&T took over Directv, their billing system changed to ATTs billing system used for U-Verse TV and Internet which makes calling to change your service address nearly impossible to do without a service technician coming to that address. This impacts RVers who have a dish already on their vehicle and people with vacation homes with an existing dish. All they had to do was call and say they are at a campground or their vacation home and the CSR would change the address now that not the case and most of the CSRs are outsourced to the Philippines now.
  3. WMAZ still uses the Urban Vocal cut of This Is Home to close out their newscasts on Friday Nights.
  4. Yes, you’ll need to watch it on a desktop with Adobe Flash. If only I knew how to rip it to mp4 and put it on Youtube.
  5. Here is a link to that promo from the Internet Wayback Machine. You have to hit continue go to the 70s, then 1977 and then click on Bob Hite sails to Tampa, the promo then plays. https://web.archive.org/web/20050326181659/http://media.tbo.com/wfla/flash/timeline/popup.htm
  6. I could think of a couple of really good cases for Significantly Viewed Stations for Directv to carry from areas I've lived in like WLOX being SV for Hancock and Pearl River County, Mississippi as their news covers those two counties extensively and better than the New Orleans stations that they are designated under. Or Philadelphia stations in Ocean County, NJ which parts of the county are closer than NYC. Or Orlando stations in Polk County, Florida. The possibilities are endless. I think I remember. Didn't FCC release a manual years ago of what stations are "significantly viewed" for certain counties?
  7. WPMI is owned by Sinclair. Kind of a go figure. If any other group owned WPMI, Greg Peterson probably would have been fired for violating state law with his side venture.
  8. The logo may look similar to KGTV and WJAR's old logos but I think it looks more like a knockoff of WFLA's 1982-1988 Spirit of Tampa Bay "Figure 8" logo. Kind of an odd looking logo for 2020.
  9. After communicating with them on Facebook, WMAZ had technical issues so they decided to nix the newscast for Friday morning. WMAZ has one anchor and meteorologist in studio, and their other anchor, anchoring from home in the morning. WGXA, who knows, they are a Sinclair owned station so I don't care to communicate with them anyway. They're a Fox affiliate with an ABC subchannel.
  10. Well I guess the Macon TV stations are taking the Governor’s shelter in place order really seriously. This morning both WMAZ and WGXA-DT2 were broadcasting last night’s CBS Evening News and America This Morning respectively. WMGT is showing recorded news reports and live weather from Meteorologist Dalton Mullinax’s house every 15 minutes.
  11. Anyone else’s anchors social distancing? Here in Middle Georgia Tegna’s WMAZ is having their anchors on split screens on opposite ends of the set. Their mics are not turning on immediately at times. It’s kind weird.
  12. I remember when Belo changed the graphics at WWL back 8 or 9 years ago (I think) with a rotating logo bug in the right corner. The viewers complained left and right on social media and probably via phone too and within a week the rotating graphic was frozen. I wonder if more complaints ensued once Belo and Gannett merged to become TEGNA and launched the standardized packages to WWL. I'm sure Tegna brass said "to hell with the viewers" this time. I bet someone at WNEP gave Tegna brass the run down on what effects could happen if they ditch MCTYW Schwartz-style like ABC did with WPVI.
  13. This was replaced by a reboot of Tattletales with Bert Convy in January 1982. 4pm became an infamous daytime death slot for CBS. Most CBS affiliates and even their O&Os programmed syndicated shows at 4pm and shifted the 4pm scheduled show to 9:30am or Noon, or never showed it. CBS tried to put a game show in this slot for 4.5 years. All great game shows in Tattletales 2.0, Body Language, and Press Your Luck but nothing stuck. CBS moved Press Your Luck in January 1986 to make room for Card Sharks, CBS figured more affiliates would change their schedules to keep PYL and it never happened and the most iconic game show of the 80’s was gone by September as CBS gave 4pm back to the affiliates.
  14. I would love to see Fox get the contract and drop their Big 12 and Pac-12 contracts when they expire. They would have the two largest conferences in SEC and B1G. They have a strong affiliate in Birmingham along with their O&Os in Atlanta, Gainesville, Orlando, Tampa (both markets have rural counties that border Gainesville to the south), and Houston. And maybe they make a play for one of the early New Year’s Day bowls like the Outback or Citrus Bowl. But like I said the reality will be Disney ponies up more money due to their commitment running the SEC Network.
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