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  1. In terms of the copter share WPLG/TVJ/FOR share a helicopter WSVN has their own. They are both based out of N Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines
  2. Really, WRTV should be kicking themselves for letting Ray go when they did.
  3. From what I heard there are 3 stations that are currently exempted from the look which are WTVR/WTKR and WPIX
  4. I would assume KRON and WDAF sent there own team down.
  5. last time WTVX had a newscast it was being produced by KUTV. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out and again what happens after Election Day. I have a feeling these newscasts will get pulled by December 1st. Its also the same with the new news department going in @ WSFL
  6. I will try to give an honest opinion and maybe to try and assess levels of difficulty here. I think really difficult and almost near impossible certainly if you are in a bigger market. If you are in a smaller, you might be able to swing it if you can find a network that would be willing to go with you for your startup. You have to think though in smaller markets (hmm Beaumont for example), the NBC affiliate is a digital subchannel of KBMT. Depending on how much automation and how much contracting out of services are you willing to do you can run it on paper thin people wise. But by one person, nope. Maybe one person per department in a smaller market. Remember though your sales team will need a few people and also your news team will have to have maybe 10 people unless you contract it out to like what INN used to be. You could do that and have them provide the anchor/weather/sports and then maybe have two or three MMJs Depending on affiliation yes. Plus Master Control and a lot of other functions could be contracted out. Granite broadcasting in its dying days did that by going to a group in Atlanta that did MC functions for their stations. Depending on the sales team you have in place, this might be something way easier to do. Also depending on the market and depending on affiliation Depending on what they say, could be very easy to get the approval. You might though have to start as a LP (Low Power) station to get off the ground. Admittedly that would probably be one of the last things. Here is the reality. The last big station to have started from scratch was at the time Raycom's only station they had ever built and that was WMBF in 2007-2008. They made sacrifices including going all digital since the deadline was in 2009 for everyone to go digital. But they also had resources. What will this perceived stations resources be in terms of pockets. I would say to get a TV station off the ground in a smaller market might be a few million dollars and that is to get all the necessary engineering equipment and everything else to get the station up and running and then to be able to maintain the station. And if you are in a bigger market, it would literally be way easier to buy a pre-existing station and just making it yours instead of going from scratch. Hope this helps
  7. Way more cash than Gray has. Also remember ESPN was the ones that swayed both the ACC and SEC to go away from syndication.
  8. As much as I would love for the old Jefferson Pilot days to come back, they really do not have the resources that the conferences that they were aligned with prior (ACC/SEC) want. Part of the ACC Network contract is the colleges to do a lot of the production themselves and just have ESPN manage it and ESPN is paying a pretty penny for those two linear networks plus the streaming rights. I know ESPN did not like the fact that for years RAYCOM got FIRST rights to a lot of the ACC conference games in Basketball and had to technically simulcast the Raycom broadcast outside of announcers during the ACC Basketball tournament. So, I will say that ESPN had a big hand in swaying the ACC to go pretty much go away from syndication
  9. Hmm..even though its fringe as well..you forgot DMA #7 (Houston) which is very close to Texas A&M. In fact College Station/Bryan is technically split between Waco and Houston
  10. Well if they bring back ole Andy Griffin then they might have ratings jump through the roof. That used to be their lead in
  11. I live in Broward and we kinda do but wish we had something more in focus to Broward. That is why the sun sentinel is still around
  12. TheRob they are probably still in the sun sentinel building in downtown ft Lauderdale. They still have Dave aizer on the payroll and these folks listed on the site https://sflcw.com/contact/people/ Not many on the payroll
  13. Hilltop hot dogs LLC that's an awesome name. But just because Graham is managing WPLG does not mean that they are operating it. From what I recall Graham is managing all of the backend infrastructure (think it website engineering) for WPLG and also the graphics but outside of probably the gfx hub, everyone else is a buffet employee.
  14. That's very true. In fact when I interviewed at wkmg for their it engineer position the folks there mentioned that Graham still handles pretty much everything for wplg and it's not just graphics but literally everything minus who they hire
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