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tyrannical bastard

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  1. As I type, the storm that's barely trying to be Tropical Storm Claudette is working it's way to the Louisiana coast. Probably the worst so far is some pop-up tornadoes that are coming ashore hitting counties in Mississippi and the Louisiana Parishes. WLOX has been wall-to-wall for the past hour as some tornadoes have hit Harrison & Hancock Counties. as for WXXV? Zip. Zilch. Nada. A brief crawl on their program streams. Not even a cut-in. Over in New Orleans, all 4 stations have weather warnings up, and every station but WVUE has been up with tor
  2. Mobile/Pensacola would have been a deal breaker with WALA. Sinclair owns the two in Pensacola and staffs the other two Deerfield stations in Mobile. Unless WJTC was killed off since it's an independent, but still, the market share Sinclair already has would have set off alarm bells with the DOJ. Standard General probably wanted Meredith since they were heavily invested with LIN/Media General and their original merger with Meredith was dashed by Nexstar's unsolicited offer & hostile takeover.
  3. Many of them are about a decade old or longer, and are older FX-group sets. Some have been refreshed (like WDAM with the video array) while others remain largely unchanged (like WLOX with the original duratrans from the original Raycom HD package).
  4. They're probably the only RevRocket holdout, since the other stations that used it were the ones divested to Lockwood, who has since implemented standard websites.
  5. I'll leave it at this. How much of this is purely for grabbing one's attention versus any actual intention of providing some worthwhile, groundbreaking, original reporting that's going to change the world as we know it? That's why I don't care. It's this crying fire in a crowded theater is what's wrong with things today. Just ignore all of these crackpots, and they'll go away, we hope.
  6. From the looks of things, the channel share with WMYT is greatly in WJZY's favor, with only WMYT's main signal keeping their own PSIP. I wonder when we'll see a list of affiliates for Rewind TV? Mobile/Pensacola could be interesting, as no one carries Antenna TV itself. It had carriage on WPAN-TV (when it was mostly off the air) and may have never seen the light of day. Which companies' diginets could get the shaft from Nexstar? There's no ION station here, it's always had carriage on WKRG 5.2 and Court TV is on 5.4, WFNA has Bounce on 55.2 and Grit on 55.4.
  7. A very class move by the stations in Birmingham, to help out ABC 33/40 so they were able to attend the funeral of Christopher Sign: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=355015712651216&set=a.207048637447925
  8. Having a network of sister stations is a plus, but the amount of money the Wolfe Family historically spent on the TWO stations is probably close to the money Tegna puts into ALL of their stations, COMBINED.
  9. I know the "WSB tonight" and others are Cox's doing. But to the average Atlanta viewer, it really looks like WSB is caving into Tegna's Tom-Foolery....despite the obvious gap between the two ratings-wise.
  10. It's been a long while since I've seen an analog TV station on the air, but several weeks ago, I picked up some of the "franken-fm" stations that broadcast on channel 6 and can be picked up on 87.7 FM. Those are the most affected at this point, it seems. Most cases, they are essentially programmed as FM stations with a video "slide" that makes them a TV station. Back in the day, it was the added gift for a full-powered station on Channel 6 to let radio users tune in as well. Since Low-VHF is the least desirable for DTV of any kind, why not keep channel 6 for analog use? The dua
  11. Sad and shocking news for sure, only several years after longtime anchor Dave Baird retired.
  12. Doesn't the "Alive" branding go back to the Combined era?
  13. Another long-time renovation was WEWS back in 1998. It was part of a studio swap and overall renovation to their station, especially their newsroom. One of the sets had an open view to their newsroom. The news portion took the larger space while the other studio became home to It's Academic (Academic Challenge) and the Ohio Lottery drawings they produced at the time. It was pretty seamless, since they were able to re-purpose their existing 1995 set until the new one was finished. The only noticeable difference was when they did weather cut-ins for severe weather, it was clearly
  14. Hopefully any of it left rubs off on the rest of the group. Still a travesty how WBNS and WTHR were swallowed up by them. As for WXIA, yes it is a nice improvement.
  15. Makes sense, especially since WTTW bought the station's assets after the spectrum was sold. This way, there's only one license. If WYCC was still a separate station, they would have to find another station to share with, correct?
  16. ....and while Sinclair is pushing their OTA "Stack", they're readying an attempt to create a streaming service for their RSNs... https://nypost.com/2021/06/10/sinclair-raising-250m-for-new-sports-streaming-service-sources/ The cost is projected to be $23/month for a viewer to watch a team in their own territory, and possibly a way to watch out-of-market teams for a little more $$$ down the road. Bring it on, it it's going to help kill the bundle and stop the runaway bills thanks to sports.
  17. Yeah, KWGN is a hot mess with the same package as KDVR. Agreed that the Nexstar FOX look is a major downgrade on all of the former Tribune stations, so hopefully stations like WJW and WGHP never get it. And seeing what's coming out of Little Rock is why the FCC put a stop to having one company control FOUR stations in one market. Little Rock and Mobile/Pensacola got lucky. Other deals have had to get creative with sub-channels and low-powered stations to pull it off.
  18. Waycross is Jacksonville, the Tallahassee/Thomasville DMA reaches all the way to Clinch County, GA. It's oriented more eastward with Tallahassee on the western part. Time zones perhaps? West of the market is Central Time.
  19. Given the area, there's been so much churn with Gray & Raycom, at least now the dust has settled. With Gray dumping their flagship WALB to Liberty, to Raycom, displacing WFXL to Barrington....and back again to Gray displacing WSWG to Marquee. Tallahassee too, since WCTV's sale to Gray forced the sale of WALB under the old contour rule, and later Raycom's WTXL being sold to Scripps because of the GrayCom merger...
  20. Moving the COL of WSWG to Moultrie actually assigns it to a city that's in the Albany market. Valdosta is located in the Tallahassee - Thomasville market, the station itself used to be a semi-satellite of Tallahassee's WCTV (licensed to Thomasville) until it was spun off to Marquee in the Gray-Raycom merger.
  21. It also said that Sinclair now totally controls Comet and Charge, and that MGM looks to be out of the picture, especially with their impending sale to Amazon. Jukin Media has operated TBD for a while now. I still don't see why TBD is an over the air broadcast diginet. If anything it should be exclusively OTT. They also didn't mention anything about Stadium, so it's hard to tell where it sits in Sinclair's plans especially now with the Bally's RSN venture. If anything it should be used as a tool to lure viewers into the RSNs and make them available DTC to the non-ca
  22. Parts of that particular building predate WALA-TV, going all the way back to the early 20th Century. After WALA moved out to a purpose-built building near the I-10/I-65 junction in 2002, the building remained largely vacant until Springhill Medical Center opened a clinic in part of it. Hargrove Engineering purchased the building to move part of their operations to, and added a balcony to the portion facing Government Street. Ironically, WPMI-TV used the balcony to broadcast Mardi Gras parades from during Carnival Season, much like WALA was able to do when it was their station!
  23. I have to wonder if WJTV watering down their newscasts to serve Hattiesburg and WHLT is having any effect. Gray & Raycom having WDAM and WLBT as both dominant stations in their markets basically sets up the situation to begin with. WJTV has had a lot of turnover especially after Nexstar got them. Some of which left for rival stations in the market (with behind the camera personnel). At least Bert Case got a little more screen time on WAPT after he "retired" from WLBT. Set-wise, although WJTV got upgraded several years ago, it's been though the wringer with their
  24. Is WAPT still firmly in 2nd place ahead of WJTV?
  25. If they bring on Jerry Seinfeld to host, I'm good with that!

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