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  1. BTW for those who can get such eargasm from the lit music played in the promo, here's the track: https://freeplaymusic.com/#/music/26914
  2. In a continuing sea of change off of Disney-FOX, Debmar-Mercury has chosen CBS Television Distribution (CTD) to sell National advertising barter time in its first-run programming. This replaces Its longtime syndie ad partner, Twentieth Television. Get ready to see the famous eye in the blue sea background with mystic music played after the end credits for shows like Wendy + Family Feud. I wonder if this will affect some FOX O&O (or other non-cbs) stations in the future that carry some D/M shows by this decision or this is just business BTS alone? Also what will happen to 20th Television? https://tvnewscheck.com/article/top-news/233295/debmar-mercury-picks-ctd-to-sell-national-time/
  3. 'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebex announced thru video from the set that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. This stage means the disease has spread to other parts of his body + though it can't be cured there, it can be treated. Trebek acknowledges that the survival rate for pancreatic cancer is low. He has three years left in his current contract, with his dry wit helping him out joking that he need all the help he can to fulfill the commitment. Simply put, #PrayForAlex. It's been some tough few days for entertainment. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/jeopardy-host-alex-trebek-diagnosed-pancreatic-cancer-1192747
  4. Speaking of, meanwhile in Canada a while back.... https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/live-hit-incident-1.5035840
  5. YES to all this. The REAL CityTV station, NOT the vapid run of the mill standardized TV 'network'. Every city affiliate should have its own Breakfast TV, CityLine, Speakers Corner, hell this show (updated of course) along with their own CityNews. Make it Local. That's future NOW. Also, rock on technotronic! I remember that joint.
  6. It's an end of an era for sure in NYC for WPLJ. I'm sure in DC for WRQX as well. PLJ as heritage as its call letters had lost equity, luster, you name it, thru the years. Its brand was inconsistent. It had its moments. Successful AOR then switched to Top 40 in early 80s. Only to be encountered by the rising success of Z100 + 72 days of going from worst to first. WPLJ held on competitively until the 90s. An ebb + flow of rotations thru AC with some gold records caused its instability. Mismanagement here + there deepened further, thus the billing lowered. You can say once Scott Shannon left for WCBS-FM, the writing's on the wall. We may not have predicted the result but still, if given the chance, they needed to skew a bit more 80s, 90s + 2k with today's hits like a cooler version of CBS-FM if that makes sense. Be on the lookout for cumulus other NY holdouts WABC-AM and WNBM (radio 103.9-urban) + see what they're gonna do with. I fear other heritage stations may be marked for shredder (like KLOS?) to EMF or its ilk. Not too far OT but regarding the jingles used in its glory days in comparison with Z100, which station had the better jingles? Z had the Flamethrower, Warp Factor, Skywave + Turbo Z while PLJ had Into the Music, Non Stop Power, Power Station + My personal fave, breakthrough. To me, though WHTZ had the better imaging + often imitated elsewhere, WPLJ had the catchier jingles especially in the later JAM/TM jingles. Competition wasn't just the rotation + presentation. Nonetheless RIP WPLJ.
  7. I've recently spoke with a YT user who reached out to Dan Dean years ago + he lended the user all the CDs of his work + those of KING + KCPQ if i'm not mistaken. He still got 'em + I'll track down to see if he'll transfer some mp3 files for a listen. His KOMO '91-98 work is a classic.
  8. granted its from Radar Online so take it with a grain of salt, but is it plausible though? https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/02/steve-harvey-replace-wendy-williams-amid-health-crisis/ Also, the show been testing out guest host to fill in wendy's extensive absence. A panel of 'hot topics' panelists lasted for two other weeks. It went solo with Nick Cannon hosted earlier this week, Jason Biggs this past thursday + Keke Palmer wrapping up on Friday. Former View co-host Sherri Shepherd, Michael Rapaport + Jerry O’Connell (who filled in before) are all scheduled to fill in next week.
  9. I'm a football fan (jets fan here) and trust and believe no matter how much one loves the sport, there is such thing as "Football Fatigue" Don't let anyone convince you or anyone else otherwise. You'll miss it down the road but for now, you're relieved. When the SB match is set, I couldn't wait to move on from other stuff. This is the best time right now. The way the season ended on a whimper though is coincidence, no? High flying NFC offense teams knock out each one + one neutralized at end by a bunch of undertakers from New England. Meanwhile in college, A powerhouse knocked out by another RISING powerhouse in a neutral field that wasn't football country to begin with. What a joke of a National championship that was.
  10. Update in syndie circuit: Caught In Providence is renewed for season 2. https://tvnewscheck.com/article/228261/syndicated-caught-providence-renewed/ Big doings at NATPE: https://tvnewscheck.com/article/228562/big-doings-natpe-clarkson-hall-vieira-robbins/ Highlights include: - 25 words or less sold 75% of country to Fox, Sinclair, Gray, Hearst, CBS, Scripps, Northwest + Tribune (soon Nexstar) stations -'Tamron Hall' sold to Disney, Cox, Sinclair, Meredith and Scripps stations. Rumors speculate ABC O&Os may remove Millionaire/RTM combo from daytime lineup to make room. -CBS TD already tested a talk show with educator and motivational speaker Dr. Steve Perry on Fox stations in eight markets, including NY (WNYW) + LA (KTTV). It lasted just 2 wks on 1/7 with no word on further developments. -MGM shopping out two half-hour shows — The Drama + Personal Injury Court (in the vein of Paternity Court + Couples Court) - PPI Partners which offers cheap barter canadian content such as Cityline, The Listener + Just for Laughs, shopping another with true crime 'Forensic Factor'. - Entertainment Studios offering 'The World’s Funniest Weather'. Because people are too lazy to search for stuff on youtube apparently. -WB tested talk show pilot featuring Rupaul failed to get traction at NATPE. Though Debmar Mercury is testing two other respective shows with Jerry O' connell + Will Packer. Apparently in the 'If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?' files: Top 30 just ended its run this past friday, which I'm sure made it swell for stations scrambling to change their skeds real quick. Judge Jerry sold 90% of US to Tribune, Sinclair, Weigel, Hearst, Cox, Sun Beam, Block, Raycom, Tegna, Scripps, Meredith and Capital stations. https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/judge-jerry-sold-in-90-of-u-s Although not syndie, on a somber note, veteran actor Kristoff St. John from The Young + The Restless was found dead at his home in Los Angeles yesterday. He was 52. Condolences to all who knew + loved. Rest in Peace. Sleep well. https://deadline.com/2019/02/kristoff-st-john-dies-young-the-restless-actor-52-daytime-emmy-awards-1202549027/
  11. That's the thing. Social Media is Social Justice Warrior for everything. Had that gaffe happened as deflate-gate just developed, at best he would've been suspended, not fired. Put the employer at a poor light? What standards? How extreme. The employer had to cover their asses when it flamed on social media, get real. The peeps in freakin' Steeler Country are laughing their asses off, not embarrassed. Let's face it, It ISN'T that far off from the truth. I was gonna say it reminded me of KTVU "Ho lee fuk" gaffe, but...i digress. *jets fan here*-editor's note
  12. Latest: There could be two spinoffs to keep Nexstar under the ownership cap. One of them could change the landscape of local tv like it's 1988 again. https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2019/1/15/nexstar-to-spin-off-tribunes-new-york-station https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2019/1/15/could-it-be-1988-all-over-again-in-miami Sidenote: Couldn't Ansin move the CW to WHDH, close up WLVI + call it a day please? Otherwise, as First Take says "Embrace Debate" here.
  13. Lets face it, Dancing with the Stars hasn't been the juggernaut as aforementioned above. Also they've been reaching 'strawman' status searching for 'celebs', not like then when they had some substance of a cast. It's like they've exhausted to a point where the term 'star' is fleeting so bad. Like Youtube sensations are 'stars'. This is the world we live in. That the show isn't coming back in spring due in part to fallen ratings, let alone what went down in their just concluded season is telling. I prefer the best situation, simulcast MNF on ABC. I don't see at a devalue to ESPN as much as a value to ABC. Just start the game at 8:15, it could wrap up around 11:15-11:35p Extended post game can be sent back to ESPN after interviews. Off-season, have all bachelor/bachelorette shows you want. I see no written law anywhere that states DWTS must air on mondays, no?
  14. A fascinating oral history to FOX winning the NFC rights and changed Football, if not, Television Forever, 25 years ago today: https://www.theringer.com/nfl/2018/12/13/18137938/nfl-fox-deal-rupert-murdoch-1993-john-madden-terry-bradshaw-howie-long-jimmy-johnson-cbs-nbc Thoughts?
  15. Roundabout thoughts on recent syndie trades: * You can't take Nicki Minaj that seriously in the case even if it has some merit when her other situation is not that of a moral ground to stand on. https://www.complex.com/music/2018/12/nicki-minaj-responds-to-reports-about-her-new-boyfriend-being-sex-offender * A stunner in the industry. 25 years for a show under one founding station group in such a changing environment is no small feat. Something's gotta give recognizing as such. "New FOX" is changing the game as we see it, don't @ me. * Has anyone have heard any developments with "Steve" talk show? I know NBC stations passed on for Kelly Clarkson's new talk show, but that's different from whether or not it'll return next fall. I could see it being on FOX stations as well. WAGA has the talk show there. * I actually like 'caught in providence'. I've heard someone said it looked as poorly filmed as byron allen's court shows. No, the fauxness of byron's court shows make them "poorly produced". This more felt like it could've been seen on TruTV before it went comedy 24/7. That said, I don't know if it'll return next fall but the selling point of a nice judge with fair justice is there. It's like an antithesis to the typical court genre, mainly Queen Judy. * Face the truth is basically Dr. Phil's rejects, not good enough drama he can manipulate. Yeah I said it. I'll say it wouldn't return, but the same production company also produces 'The Doctors' + 'Daily Mail TV', so make that what you will. Oh wait...
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