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Everything posted by TennTV1983

  1. Bumping this thread. Per Trevor Birchett on Twitter, the entire studio is now being gutted.
  2. Not a bad choice. The design of the building itself just screams TV station.
  3. Interesting that this happened right before their new set was supposed to debut.
  4. Yes. WREG and WATE were the first two stations to roll out the new website format. I believe @KentBrockman made a mention of this over on Discord a while back.
  5. The new couch setup replaced the corner desk area in the main studio (first picture in the slideshow). https://www.clickspringdesign.com/portfolio/twc-studio/ Before that, the second half of America's Morning Headquarters was done from a small table and two chair setup in front of the 4x4 video wall.
  6. Here we go again with the flagship talk.
  7. WATN in Memphis has been using the updated look for the last couple of weeks now. I'll post a compilation on my channel later this week. WATN WLMT - Updated TEGNA Graphics.mp4 WATN WLMT - Updated TEGNA Graphics.mp4
  8. KLRT/KASN was on that set for about two years before the sale from Newport/Providence Equity to Nexstar was completed in 2013 and all operations got moved to KARK's studio space inside the Victory Building soon after. So that's a little over a decade of continuous use & re-use between KLRT/KASN and WATN/WLMT.
  9. WDEF meteorologist Danielle Moss is leaving the station after recently accepting a job at WATN in Memphis. Her last day is tomorrow.
  10. This looks to be more of a remodel/refresh being done considering they're still doing news in the studio (for now) from a makeshift area on the other side. Removing the desk was step 1 in that process. Looking forward to seeing to what extent this makeover will actually go.
  11. I remember Jovita Moore when she was working at WMC-TV in the mid 90s. She even chaperoned a field trip I was on at one time in elementary school. A brief article mentioning her passing was posted on WMC's website earlier today: https://www.actionnews5.com/2021/10/29/former-action-news-5-anchor-jovita-moore-dies-after-battle-with-brain-cancer/ My condolences to her entire family.
  12. Even for a refresh, it's a vast improvement from the old setup.
  13. WALA's set has not aged well, which can be said of just about every FX-designed set from that era. I doubt they would get a setup like this, but anything from this early decade would be better than what they had.
  14. I've also noticed the flags have text in the corners that read "NEWS RIGHT NOW". Could be a hint about the news branding come Monday.
  15. Wouldn't be too hard to do, especially if they reverted back to their old ABC 5 branding in the near future. Here's a mock-up I made in under 30 minutes:
  16. Not entirely. Just some modifications were done for the on-air graphics while keeping the logo basically the same sans the whole WKRC copycat thing.
  17. I see. So, they're going with a WVEC-esque look now. Link to the story: https://www.localmemphis.com/article/about-us/local-memphis-and-local-24-becoming-abc24-on-september-27/522-1dd5ae03-80cb-47d4-8227-c123a5e42cd5?utm_medium=social&utm_source=undefined_janiceTVnews
  18. WATN's new schedule as of September 27th (changes highlighted in bold): 5:00AM: Good Day Memphis 7:00AM: Good Morning America 9:00AM: The Ellen Degeneres Show (moving from 4:00PM; replacing 20 Words or Less) 10:00AM: The View 11:00AM: ABC24 News Midday (reduced to a half-hour newscast) 11:30AM: Daily Blast Live 12:00PM: GMA3: What You Need to Know 1:00PM: General Hospital 2:00PM: Dr. Phil (moving up one hour) 3:00PM: The Nick Cannon Show 4:00PM: Hot Bench (two episodes; moving from WLMT) 5:00PM: ABC24 News 5:30PM: ABC World News Tonight 6:00PM: ABC24 News 6:30PM: You Bet Your Life w/ Jay Leno I should also point out that WATN does air The Drew Barrymore Show; however, it's on at 1:05AM.
  19. Wouldn't make sense to continue having a working newsroom on the 3rd floor when you have space on the 4th already serving that purpose.
  20. After a few years, WMC-TV modified its logo and branding once again as of 4:00pm yesterday, going back to just Action News 5 without the call letters. Graphics have not changed. New logo: Previous logo: They have also adopted the slogan "Taking Action For You" after years of going without an official one on their newscasts (Only saying "With all of today's Breaking News, WMC Action News 5 at _____ starts now!") I do have my criticisms about the new logo: 1) They ditched the steamboat, which had been a part of the station's image for years. 2) The NBC Peacock is in the wrong spot (should be on the right side of the 5 instead of the left). It's like the 5 is about to EAT the Peacock. 3) The slanted box has been straightened, but they added a curve on the lower right of the logo, which seems unnecessary. Those are my two cents. What does everyone else think?
  21. Very similar to what WVIR received a couple of months ago.
  22. Meh. They only refinished the floor and replaced the monitors. Nothing else.
  23. No. WSPA's new set was done in-house, and has similarities to a few other Nexstar-designed sets that have rolled out over the last year or two.
  24. Knowing Nexstar, they will look to utilize every corner ...... I mean, every square inch of the expanded studio space they can to maximize its usage.
  25. WMC-TV switched recently, as have KAIT and KFVS.
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