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  1. Okay a couple a things. New Petition. Gray wants to make a switch to one of its newly-acquired allotments from that auction. They want to move the Yuma allotment from VHF 11 to UHF 27. Also, WWDP's petition (10 > 36) has been advanced to NPRM yesterday.
  2. They should've gotten this set in 2015.
  3. It's probably too early to talk about March Madness because College Basketball season doesn't start for another two weeks or so. But there could be a major change to its post-season event after the end of this season. Longtime CBS Sports personality Jim Nantz has announced he will call his final NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in Houston this Spring. But according to the NY Post, Nantz is not leaving the coverage completely, as he'll continue to handle the trophy presentation. Nantz has been involved in this March Madness tourney since 1986, first as a studio host, then calling the games since 1991. Nantz will continue to call the NFL games and Golf coverage. Ian Eagle will take over Nantz's spot as main play-by-play announcer in 2024.
  4. Three months after Marquee acquired the station, Zanesville, Ohio's WHIZ is adding Fox on its subchannel 18.2 on November 14.
  5. Let me first remind you that WSHM-LD recently moved to WGGB's tower some weeks back. And its contour expanded as far south as northern Connecticut (close to Hartford). And with a larger height, it should be reachable for those southern areas you've mention. As for that WWAX-LD move to Hartford, that Circle diginet has not been cleared in that market. But that might not be the only reason they want to use this LP in Hartford. It'll be interesting to see what they'll do with it. With the Peacock & Weigel in the market, there's not much diginets to grab. ____________________________________ New Callsign for Channel 9 Freeport. It is NOT WIFR. It is WSLN. No word on when it'll light up its new full power signal. But the callsign (if approved) will go in effect on 10/26.
  6. Fox reached a last-minute deal with Altice to avoid a blackout. However, Nexstar has yanked its signals off of Fios.
  7. .......And another one. Fox & Altice. Networks could go dark by Midnight tonight.
  8. New retrans scuffle. Nexstar & Verizon Fios. Blackouts could happen on Friday.
  9. This should also be mentioned that KTRE have that active petition to move the station off of VHF 9 to UHF 24. Little update regard an LP in Western MA. WWAX-LD has recent gotten the greenlight to move its facility further SOUTH to WFSB's tower.
  10. Well, I guess the deal is done. Nexstar has announced the completion of The CW acquisition. Also announced that Nexstar board member Dennis Miller will take over as president of the network, replacing Pedowitz.
  11. Gray did renewed the CBS stations it already had, last November. However, it didn't include the newly-acquired Meredith stations, since that deal didn't close until the following month. Looking at this biennial paperwork (p.6 on the PDF) in the station's public file, the Meredith-CBS agreement don't expire until this coming July of 2023.
  12. Callsign change will go in effect on Monday (10/3). Glad to see a rare Friday launch. But not all that thrilled that the new brand is its overall brand. My pet peeve has always been stations using "News" in their brand during non-news time periods. Using the calls WANF (at least verbally) would've been appropriate.
  13. Another Bay Area departure. Longtime KGO reporter Davie Louie is retiring after over 50 years at the station.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. Looking at the guide, it aired that "Weekend Adventure" E/I programming. Which is a requirement. They had to air those.
  23. They need to fix that scoreclock. You can barely see the lighter font on that light gray background.
  24. 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.
  25. So small follow-up. Last month, two permits were approved (Alexandria & Vernal). Today (9/13), the sixteen remaining permits were granted.
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