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  1. Pictures taken from Anchors Renetta Dubose, Shawn Cabbagestalk, and Jenna Petracci's FB pages. Looks like they did a soft launch of the set this weekend. Incredibly impressive for the Augusta market, to say the least. Cookie cutter set or not, Augusta viewers will be impressed. Also an incredible advancement for WJBF and amazing when you look at what they were broadcasting from just 18 or so years ago. (even though the vid is dated 2002, This set at their former home of 1001 Reynolds lasted until 2004)
  2. Agreed. The building is unique, however, my reaction at seeing the studio was "meh". It also appears the second studio will be used for cooking segments and miscellaneous productions rather than by WAGT as a news studio; meaning it appears as though the newscasts on both stations will still be simulcast.
  3. After 66 years in their current building and 16+ years on their current set, their new building will be opening up "Later this fall". Was supposed to open up this spring, however, at least it wasn't a construction project from Gray that stalled and then fizzled out.
  4. Please tell me that they plan on stripping and waxing the floors...
  5. Definitely an improvement. I was never a fan of the most recent new sets by FX for Media General with the LED curtain backdrops and the lit side panel backdrops that looked like they were 90's womens' scrunchie shirt material.
  6. WX graphics have already been changed.
  7. Yep, It's definitely the KOIN/WJHL package.
  8. New Graphics to come for WJBF in Augusta, GA. (Monday???) Which looks like it will be the KOIN/WJHL package. All of the weekend newscasts are being done on the desk the faces the newsroom, which has received brand new wall graphics. Possibly a new set on the way, but I wouldn't put my money on it. I would assume that if they were receiving a brand new set they would broadcast from studio #2, the former WAGT studio. I'm going to assume there will be new duras, at the very least. Vimeo video of the new graphics package
  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m51U82j-ttY the best cut of the bumper/headline theme is at 16:58 and it appears this was a full theme as each segment has it's own custom cut. the NMSA has this theme listed as being a custom composure, however, if there are no other stations who used this theme I was wondering if anyone would be able to identify the artist? I'm asking because this is the newscast that I grew up watching so by default this is my favorite news theme.
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyyIhbCIHBs
  11. Granted, nobody else but me and West Texas will enjoy these... but I recently found some 1994 KVIA news opens, with their famous news theme I grew up listening to and can still hum by heart, as well as that old blue and beige set with copper trim. Fun to see Gary Warner with hair and Estella, well... she looks about the same. (these are all videos of a police officer highlighting his media coverage, but he made sure to include most of the opens) KVIA First in News open with Laura Palka and Robert Rodriguez KVIA's classic 10 at 10 open from 1994 Good Morning El Pas

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