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  1. If all of the "Tegna-fication" is rooted in these allegations, then they certainly need to be undone. And if this damaged the company's value, then there needs to be a change of ownership. Get new people in there who not only can run the business effectively, as well as re-tooling the product back to it's core audience without patronizing to a particular group. A lot of us here can't stand the Tegna approach to local news, but these comments put a new stain on it that's deeply offensive to what could be their core audience in many places. It works in places where the
  2. Ouch! Especially why they claim to be using their current music and purple in their graphics.
  3. A fringe network with fringe views setting up shop on a fringe tv channel. Best to let the free market work on this one.
  4. Definitely well produced. It was probably around the same time Osborne was still on the charts with his "You Should Be Mine (Woo woo)" song. These TV station promos always seem to have a TV in the right place, at the right time! (usually with the logo, but that's all planned out, for sure!)
  5. Here's a documentary about the WAFF fire and their return to broadcasting in the weeks that followed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwO1cCY3xKQ They were owned by AFLAC (long before the duck) and their sale to Raycom years later. Seing all that had to go into rebuilding WAFF's facility so many years ago, we can only hope that Allen Media brings them up to par and gives them the edge to do their jobs and do them well.
  6. Logo or not, WJLA's problems are well-rooted into the damage that Sinclair inflicted on them. Whatever worked in Columbus, Ohio will not work in DC. WJLA's best days were definitely with Leon Harris and poaching WUSA's Gordon Peterson and Maureen Bunyan. WJLA's "On Your Side" goes way back to the mid 80s and the Klein&/Jeffrey Osborne campaign. Someone finally got a high-quality copy of the promo and posted it to YouTube. And yours truly purchased on ebay one of the 1,000 records they distributed at the end of the campaign. I'll try and post the audio
  7. Usually it's either an antenna or a feed from the local cable company. Some stations have had to pull some acrobatics when companies like Comcast/Xfinity went full digital and were only wired for the old analog service. I've seen one that created it's own in house system of cable channel modulators that had their own decoder box for a particular channel, so TVs in the station could tune to that channel. Newer solutions may be more IP based, so they can deliver a better picture to the source.
  8. I wonder if they will join their counterparts down in the Valley. WAFF was across the street until the fire of 82 destroyed their facility. I believe that prompted a fire station in the vicinity as well. With the impending Meredith sale, Allen Media could be a suitor, so they could get some sister stations in Mobile, Atlanta, Tupelo & Nashville as well.
  9. A brand new station shacking up on an existing frequency. Certain markets seem to be maxed out on the UHF frequency, but they'll probably have to settle for VHF unless they can make a deal with an existing licencee. It may have to happen with the low-power holders especially if someone like Weigel wants to move in to a market where HC2 wants to stay and they split a channel. Then again, it's probably easier to buy or sell rather than trying to apply for a new license in the first place...
  10. Here's a question.... Since the Spectrum Auction, have there been any licencees that have applied or been granted a license to operate a channel on an existing frequency shared with an existing licencee? It seems like the modern equivalency of the stations that shared a frequency during different day parts in the early history of broadcasting....
  11. MyNetwork is essentially a brand for an independent station with some syndicated repeats in prime time. Sinclair has mostly kept the branding intact, aside from WPNT (22 The Point) in Pittsburgh. They serve as duopoly partners to their primary stations in markets such as Pensacola, Asheville, and with the Allbritton merger, serve as the host station in Birmingham (hosting a full powered feed of 33/40) and Charleston (WMMP becoming the new WCIV, with the old "WCIV" on the .2) Other places like Norfolk, it's just a standalone station that bet against Fox years ago, and is a subchan
  12. Sinclair was all-in for their stations getting MyNetwork. Their only CW pickups were in markets that didn't have Tribune/CBS, no other willing takers or another netlet station in the same market (like WRDC). Mobile/Pensacola was very peculiar since they aligned WFGX, then a half-market station that was also a WB affiliate for a time, but lost out to upstart WBPG (now WFNA) in 2001. They later got CW under Emmis, and WJTC, the UPN station went independent as UTV44, then owned by Clear Channel alongside WPMI. WFGX later became a full market digital signal in 2010 and finally h
  13. Looks very good on them, especially for a market that size. Does Victoria still have a lot of adjacent stations on cable since it's smack dab between the Houston, San Antonio and Corpus Christi markets?
  14. Especially since Raycom had their own efforts...they may have not been the greatest or the most visible, but stations aired them and they were a way to keep more profits rather than more expensive outside programming. Tupelo Honey, acquired from Raycom handles a lot of these, and could do even more from Atlanta down the road https://www.tupelohoney.net/what-we-do/
  15. I like the new MSNBC look. It's more refined and unique than the other one, that seemed like a giant CNN ripoff. It also ties in better to NBC News Now. I would imagine format-wise the main news is going to be covered on MSNBC while the NBC News Now is watered down as it is with breaking news and repeats of other NBC news shows.

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