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  1. It's too early to speculate whether these new shows come back next year. This is only just their first week numbers. The only reason why Drew's show is up is because Nielsen is counting the ratings two separate half hours together. This is similar to what they do with Family Feud ratings since that show is aired multiple times a day.
  2. New M&A. The LP acquisitive train continues to roll...... Cincinnati's WBQC-LD (known for its branding "WKRP-TV") was owned by Elliot Block, until his passing in November 2019. It has since been operated by a trust. Gray is going to snag this LP for $2.5K.
  3. They're snagging another one...... K14NR-D from C. Dowen Johnson for $230K. Gray already operates K31PR which is their primary repeater for KLTV. It'll be interested what they'll do with these two new LPs.
  4. Gray recently bought that Macon LP (not sure if they launched Telemundo yet). But if they hold on to that LP, I wouldn't be shocked if it would launch Telemundo there (if it isn't already launched). Anywho, remember back in January, Gray bought a slew of LPs (24) from Jeff Winemiller's Lowcountry Media? Well tonight, Gray is snagging Nine more from him for $1.8M.
  5. And BEK is already making a change. They want to operate the new KNGF from KVLY's tower. Talk about full-market coverage. The original application would only serve Grand Forks and area surrounding it.
  6. B&C has stated that CBS News correspondent Jamie Yuccas will anchor the 7-10am portion of the new KCAL AM show. Still no word on a launch date.
  7. Good they got that lit up. Let's see what they're going to do with WGUD-LD to the west. That LP will become WTBL-LD. Anyway, New M&A. Gray is snagging some LPs in Arkansas. They're getting these three from Larry Morton's KTV Media for $535K. KJNM-LD Fayetteville KJBW-LD Paragould KJTB-LD Paragould (formerly K36MT-D) The latter two are in KAIT 8's territory.
  8. Marquee has christened new callsigns for its new three out west. Price, UT - KCBU Sheridan, WY - KSWY Walla Walla, WA - KWAL EDIT 9/19: BEK has selected its new callsign for its ND station. Grand Forks, ND - KNGF
  9. Looking at the guide, it aired that "Weekend Adventure" E/I programming. Which is a requirement. They had to air those.
  10. They need to fix that scoreclock. You can barely see the lighter font on that light gray background.
  11. New Petition. A PBS station in the Cornhusker state wants to vacate that VHF dial. KUON (12 > 27) Now currently, the RF 27 allotment is occupied by an LP station KFDY-LD, owned by Flood Communications. Of course, regular low-power stations don't get protection of their allotments. But what we have saw in Medford and in Vegas where those owners of those LPs have filed objections to those channel moves. One has settled (Medford); the other one hasn't (Vegas). It'll be interesting if Flood would follow suit and file an objection.
  12. So small follow-up. Last month, two permits were approved (Alexandria & Vernal). Today (9/13), the sixteen remaining permits were granted.
  13. The program guide, it does not list the KCAL 9 morning show premiering on Monday. On the press release, it did say "fall", but it never stated a specific date.
  14. Sounds like they brought some lady out in the street to be told, "read this"..... ____________________ Alrighty, small M&A. Gray is getting another LP near its home base. They're getting Athens, GA LP, W20EQ-D from Madison Avenue Ventures for $12K. The other Athens LP Gray has is W33EU-D. EDIT: I should also mention that Gray has completed its LP deal to get Pascagoula, MS's WGUD-LD. It'll be interesting to see whether they'll move WGUD to WLOX's tower or not.
  15. Color me surprised. Longtime KTLA 5 reporter Christina Pascucci has now jumped ship to Fox 11.
  16. Little follow up. With Karyn Greer's arrival, WSB has announced the new Evening Anchor lineup, effective tonight (9/6). 4pm - Wendy Corona & Justin Farmer 5pm - Karyn Greer & Jorge Estevez 6pm - Linda Stouffer & Justin Farmer 11pm - Wendy Corona & Jorge Estevez
  17. Back to WSMV. They've made a small branding change this Labor Day. The news brand has changed "News 4 Nashville" to "WSMV 4 News". They've also the first station to use new theme music from (founder of 615 Music) Randy Wachtler's new music firm, 11 One/Music.
  18. Channel 12 changed the opens with the updated logo last week (8/29). I think WCVB was the only one to change to that logo, several months ago. Now every other station is playing catch up.
  19. Actually its been the first time since January 2008, when they changed the brand from "CBS Detroit" to "WWJ-TV". Almost 15 years.
  20. Nashville also (re)launched the network this week (8/29). WSMV carried the network in its subchannel from 2006 till the end of 2010. And talk about WSMV expanding newscast with its 3pm later on this month, sister station in Savannah WTOC is adding a local afternoon show "Afternoon Break" at 3pm, dropping Drew Barrymore from the lineup on the 12th. We have a new small M&A. Gray is fetching another LP in Texas. They're getting College Station's K14TB-LD from MIK, Inc. for $12K.
  21. The station has a college football game airing tonight. They did it at the right time.
  22. So two things...... Follow-up. Weigel is giving this station some fresh new calls. WOCV-CD. It'll be in effect on September 20. Also, one R&O. A PBS station in Virginia. WVPT (10 > 15)
  23. CMG's HQ is based out of Atlanta, despite being owned by a private equity that's based out of New York.
  24. Okay the Atlanta News First talk is in this thread.
  25. Here's the write-up about "Atlanta News First" from TVNewsCheck.
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