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KnoxvilleTVFan last won the day on June 15 2020

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  1. It will be interesting to see what happens with this deal. As for Knoxville, they should be okay since Cox does not own any TV station in the market.
  2. Or even "11 Connects News" on WJHL-TV 11 in Johnson City, TN
  3. First WDKY in Lexington, now WJZY in Charlotte. This is sure to be an interesting New Year for two of Nexstar's FOX affiliates.
  4. I have been looking around on YouTube and you'll be happy to know that I came across a rare broadcast of "Action News Magazine" as aired over WPCQ-TV 36. You can watch it at here and it features a future Atlanta news legend in Amanda Davis. Yes, Amanda Davis worked at WPCQ before coming to Atlanta several years later. And it also features Robert D. Raiford who would go on to become a part of the John Boy & Billy radio show.
  5. To update, WTOK now has new graphics and a new name, "WTOK News 11."
  6. I read this and I want to take a moment to share something. I remember watching ESPN Classic, because they used to air some classic ESPN broadcasts from their archives such as USFL football and college basketball. What I enjoyed about these classic broadcasts is the fact that they included the original openings for each telecast. As a matter of fact, I remember them airing some classic SportsCenter broadcasts from the time ESPN was celebrating their anniversary. I will say this: ESPN Classic was the best place to turn for nostalgic sports programming and it was a nice place to see classic games from years gone by.
  7. Recently, I came across a KXTV news open from 1985 on YouTube. You can go to 2:39 to view the ID with news intro.
  8. Several years ago, ESPN Classic aired a number of old SportsCenter broadcasts in honor of ESPN's anniversary. Just recently, I came across an old broadcast from ESPN's infancy which featured of all things, slow pitch softball. The video, by the way, is courtesy of Andy Wenzel who, if I am not mistaken, recorded these games that aired back in 1979. So, I want you all to take a listen to this video and listen at 21:29, because it features a few seconds of a cut from the first ESPN music package. NOTE: The theme at 21:29 was also used to close out a SportsCenter broadcast during this period. I share this video, because it begs me the question: Who in the world composed the first ESPN music package?
  9. And speaking of Amanda Barren, she was indeed fired for not getting the COVID vaccine. Read more at https://www.adweek.com/tvspy/west-virginia-anchor-also-fired-for-violating-gray-tvs-vaccination-mandate/235445/.
  10. Add one more Gray personality to the list. Kerri Hayden - https://kgab.com/longtime-cheyenne-tv-anchor-fired-over-covid-19-vaccine-mandate/ And then, there is a veteran news anchor who was fired back in September due to COVID-19 protocols. You can read more about it at https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2021/09/09/michigan-tv-anchor-frank-turner-covid-19-protocols/8266073002/ Also, you may remember that KATV did a segment recently where the station returned to the 1970s and the two journalists wore Afro-like wigs. Well, the news director Nick Genty was fired, and news anchor Chris May and longtime station meteorologist Barry Brandt were both suspended. You can read more about this at https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/10/04/arkansas-tv-journalists-suspended-afro-wigs/.
  11. Here are a few minutes of a newscast that aired over WKPT-TV in Kingsport, TN back in 1989.
  12. Thank you for sharing this one. I asked Retrosyde Archive, the person who uploaded this, and says that they have some local newscasts they'll be uploading. It's good that you shared this one, because I remember Rick Benjamin and Lori Tucker being on WATE at the time.
  13. Here are some commercials and a newscast segment as aired on WMTV in Madison, WI during Valentine's Day 1985. Take note of two different themes that WMTV used for its opens - the first open seen at 5:32 uses a cut from "Hello News" while the second open at 13:33 uses an unknown news theme.
  14. I want to say what a great announcer Dick Ervasti was at FOX Sports. Every time I would watch a hockey game or a football game on FOX, Dick's intros would get you ready for the game itself. In fact, the way he done his intros was unique, innovative and interesting.
  15. One of the things I love about YouTube is that you can encounter newscasts that you've never seen before. Well, what I am going to share with you is a rare newscast from WYFF-TV in Greenville, South Carolina. This newscast aired back in 1984, and features news anchors Carl Clark (formerly of KHQ-TV in Spokane, Washington) and Kim Brattain. You can go to 1:49 and view the news open using an open cut from Gari's classic "Hello News" music package.
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