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  1. Were the affiliates ever in question (even on satellite DirecTV?) On the OTT platform it could have been an issue given the brief Disney/ABC vs. YouTubeTV spat last year when even the ABC affiliates were pulled from YTTV.
  2. I see Meridian is getting a new GRAY-Hound station
  3. Tonight is Greg Peterson's final newscast at WPMI NBC 15 in Mobile. He is stepping aside to work at the restaurant he co-owns with his wife, and to concentrate on his involvement in a mortgage company he is a partner in. https://www.facebook.com/people/Greg-Peterson-NBC-15/100058084209224/?ref=py_c
  4. It looks like they did have two full-powered (UHF) repeaters that converted to digital, but temporarily shut down due to budget cuts in 2013 and opted to auction those frequencies when the microwave link failed. One of the repeaters (WSBN) originally had the WSVN call letters (when the current WSVN was WCKT) and WBRA was initially WBRZ's planned call letters, but they opted with the latter because, well....
  5. Was WBRA an auction participant who settled for a VHF-low alottment? Their current signal must be a disaster if they want to move up to VHF-high.
  6. Here's the rest of the story. It was WCBI's Jon Sokoloff who tweeted (again!) about the Auburn job, and it was news to Lane Kiffin as well. Hence the tweet mentioned above.
  7. In response to Lane Kiffin being rumored to take the Auburn head coaching job he tweeted this...and this was WLOX anchor Hugh Keeton's response... In contrary to the rumors, Lane just re-upped his tenure as coach at Ole Miss... The funny part is, Ole Miss is in the Memphis market (Oxford) where Starkville is the home of rival Mississippi State! And WCBI is actually based in Columbus, MS...part of the Columbus-Starkville-Tupelo market. WCBI is on cable in Oxford, though.
  8. Absoultely 100% true! I remember him back in the 80s on WEWS. Here's a clip from 1986. https://youtu.be/bFhNusRpFMQ?t=735
  9. WDAM's prior set had a major upgrade a few years back with the video wall, not even WLOX got that upgrade. Both sets were introduced about the time they both went HD.
  10. Now if Nexstar wasnt in BILLIONS of dollars in debt, they should have held out and leased the land to Bally for them to build the casino on, but as we saw with the CBS negotiations earlier this year where WJMN was stripped, Uncle Perry isn't a very good poker player...
  11. I wonder if they have their sights set on taking an affiliation away or two from Block and their total monopoly on the Lima market.
  12. Attached is a current picture of the existing set from Meterologist Deitra McKenzie's facebook profile: Basically, it looks like the original set that Benedek put in (like WTVY also used to have before they switched to the standard-issue Gil Jimenez Gray set) with some refacing. I remember when they went HD about a decade ago, they had the big studio-like cameras (which were actually hand-me-downs from WNDU...probably from their ND ownership days). As you can see, they are now the tiny PTZ ones that are commonplace with automation systems. At least they're not hanging from the ceiling! Given the cost of such upgrades, it makes sense for a station in a place like Meridian to space these out. Viewers aren't going to notice the automation (if it works like it's supposed to!) so that can be hidden in another year. And with Gray's graphic package rollouts, we all know how that is.
  13. Paging Nexstar....time to get into the 2020s..... https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2022/11/8/does-your-station-have-a-streaming-channel
  14. The graphics remain the same, though. Upon first inspection, I thought it was a variant of the Nexstar ABC package, but this look pre-dates that (going back to LIN-MG) and has lots of similarities...
  15. More of a hackjob than a ripoff. Basically using another package and trying to localilze it, with bad results. WTRF used this package too. I'd post the video from YouTube, but it appears to have been taken down. Their opens looked good but they had one that was clearly "keyed over" like these.
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