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  1. Here is a real find! WFLA’s coverage of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Disaster from May 9, 1980 from retired main anchor Bob Hite’s secondary Youtube channel. It is confirmed WFLA used Part of Your Life through 1980.
  2. Yes I remember Right This Minute being paired with America Now on Raycom stations in 2011. When I was living in Biloxi, WLOX went big on America Now when it first launched and then added Right This Minute when they launched their CBS subchannel in 2012. I wasn’t a fan, I thought it was ridiculous to watch a bunch of people sitting at a table critiquing YouTube videos.
  3. Near complete WIIC (now WPXI) Noon newscast from March 7, 1975.
  4. Yes! I hate that YouTube got rid of the ability to see what videos were deleted from playlists! I noticed last week it was gone. The version I think you’re taking about also had a short promo with Richard Dysart from LA Law promoting West Palm Beach NBC affiliate WPTV not switching affiliations like the other stations in Miami and WPB.
  5. I have recently discovered a YouTuber by the name of JaguarGator9 who does daily 15 minute videos covering obscure NFL historical stories and facts and almost half of them involve NFL broadcast controversies. Yesterday, he covered about when KYW in Philadelphia in 1986 decided not to air the first game of an assigned NBC doubleheader to instead show a movie. His videos are always an interesting watch and I always learn something new. Has anyone watched his videos before? https://youtube.com/c/OfficialJaguarGator9
  6. From the Big Guava! Former WFLA director Mark Antinori posted his first video in 8 years. The last one was our first view of the 1981 The Look...Alive Gapped 8 logo in action. These are promo spots for the launch of then-new hourlong 5pm newscast Live at Five with a misspelling in the promos (can you find it?) and some promos for their 11pm newscasts. All the promos were mixed between Fall 1988 when they were the “awkward" WXFL call letters and the New Year's Day 1989 call letter reversion back to WFLA-TV.
  7. Cheap Charlie’s target of only non-sports viewers is almost complete.
  8. On New Year’s Day, ewjxn is going to upload a full February 1983 newscast from WTSP.
  9. Yes all correct. WFTS would keep the same graphics and blue logo until the switch was complete in December. There were no news cut-ins at 25/55 after the hour but there was a still graphic with background music during local weather cut-ins.
  10. I remember when WTSP showed the MDA Labor Day telethon that year they were advertising CBS This Morning and The Price Is Right moving on September 12th. Only the network morning shows and morning daytime shows which was only TPIR and ABC’s Mike and Maty at that time switched channels prior to December 12th.
  11. Because ole Uncle Joe in rural SEC country can't miss his all important Saturday night Andy Griffith Show rerun! (Sarcasm)
  12. It looks like a throwback to sister WTVT's 1978-1989 logo. WTVT | Logopedia | Fandom
  13. They had this fantastic look and sound for maybe a little over a year and then Scripps went and ruined it with a switch to a standard package which was a huge step down.
  14. Forgive me if this was already posted. From The Media Stash YouTube Channel by Roma Torre A bunch of TV nostalgia, mostly from Pittsburgh. I don't think Roma posted these on her old channel that got killed. The Media Stash - YouTube Two of my favorites below that helped me learn more about the Pittsburgh market. 50 years of Pittsburgh TV and Radio with great clips with a long promo from WPXI's 1981 call letter and image change. 1998 video documentary about the Ethical Dilemma of TV News by Patti Burns
  15. Roma Torre former News 12 Long Island and NY1 anchor and daughter of legendary KDKA anchor/reporter Marie Torre took down her YouTube channel. No reason known (Altice copyright striking?) but her channel had tons of airchecks from News 12 Long Island from the late 80s and early 90s! Clips never seen again until her channel. Definitely childhood nostalgia for me as my mom and dad were obsessed with News 12 when I was growing up before we moved to Florida when I was 9.
  16. The New York Style theme would later be used on the Florida Lottery's Game Show Flamingo Fortune from 1995-1997.
  17. Mike Abinanti who runs a video production company posted a bunch of opening title masters from Pinnacle Productions on YouTube. The most notable being 1988-89 ABC Sports Opens with the “I Wandered By A Brookside” theme. Monday Night Football https://youtu.be/3M7VLgLP0a8 Boxing MLB League Championship Series College Football College Basketball 1989 Thursday Night Baseball (For their final season ABC moved Monday Night Baseball to Thursdays) 1989 World Series (This version of the theme was not used for the World Series though)
  18. This was just an old picture he posted for memories. He is not coming back to TV (yet).
  19. Former Miami News Anchor and Reporter Michele Gillen has passed away. Michele worked at WPLG, WTVJ, and WFOR.
  20. I’m going to miss his annual Thank God For Kids segment every Christmas time. I have never lived in the DFW area but I watch it on WFAA’s website every year. Dale is the one of the last great local sports anchors that will tell it like it is.
  21. Sadly, we are about a few hours from a handful of Local network affiliates/O&Os becoming just news services outside of network shows. I think we have only the hours of 10am, 1pm, and 2pm (Don’t start a list!) where there hasn’t been a newscast in that slot. Probably 15 years ago, I laughed when someone brought up the premise of a local morning newscast beginning at 4:30am. I said what are they going to call it, “Channel xx News, Graveyard Edition”?!!
  22. According to Billi’s personal FB page, he left TV and took an area liaison job with the Tampa International Airport.
  23. Looks like WOFL anchor Charles Billi has left the station. His Fox 35 Facebook page and his bio are gone and he’s hinting moving back to his hometown of Tampa on his personal FB page.
  24. Here is Andrea when she was a young upstart anchor at then-2 year old independent station WFTS Channel 28 in Tampa. 11 years before they would become an ABC affiliate. WFTS TV News, Andrea McDaniel (May 1983) - YouTube
  25. I haven't followed the Biloxi market in a while but WDSU got kicked off cable there?!! Wow! They used to have a separate local feed for cable there with a sales office near the Gulfport airport. I remember in 2010 before WLOX and WXXV launched their subchannels, the satellite companies launched local channels for Biloxi/Gulfport. Originally, Directv was going to have Mobile's WKRG and WPMI used for CBS and NBC (I don't know if the following was really true) as they are geographically closer to Biloxi by 30 miles but WDSU threw a fit as they felt they owned territorial rights to NBC in Biloxi due to their Gulfport sales office, so Directv budged and changed to the NOLA stations before launch. I know many older South Mississippians love their WLOX but they also loved WWL and WDSU as the area almost feels like the weekend resort area to New Orleans, just like the Jersey Shore is to Philly. The Biloxi/Gulfport area used to have almost every NOLA and Mobile station on cable (sans WEAR) until Fox started mandating that cable companies only carry the designated affiliate which forced Cable One (Sparklight) to cut WALA and WVUE, then WGNO went away for WLOX-CBS, and I guess WLOX asked WKRG to go away a few years ago. Surprisingly, WWL is still on the SD channel lineup.
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