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  1. KVUE chief meteorologist Albert Ramon announced on social media that he will be leaving the station next week after 10 years there. His message said that the new opportunity was too good to pass up and he would still be covering Texas weather “extensively,” but coanchor Terri Gruca mentioned that he was headed to Chicago. The combination of those two pieces of information makes me suspect that he may be headed to News Nation.
  2. The "US BASE ATTACKED?" that was on the wall at the start of the clip lost its question mark when it came back up. My assumption is that they were changing the graphic on the fly now that it was confirmed and there was a few seconds of black while the new version was loaded/rendered/whatever.
  3. I didn't see the Chiefs graphic, but I think the Shanahan graphic looks like an effort to pick something that looks like the 49ers logo font. I'll be curious to see whether that carries over to the package next season.
  4. I don't think that's even all of the Nexstar mic flags. I don't see KSWB, KLAS, KXAN, or WNCN. There's a KRON flag in the picture, which surprised me, but it could be there because it was easier to take the entire collection than to try to pull out the ones that won't be used.
  5. As much as I think I would have preferred that "special report" was for breaking news and scheduled live coverage got something else, I also can't help but think that it has been a long time since I've seen a local station have a specific special report open instead of just playing the same breaking news/severe weather/topic-specific bumper that they would use mid-newscast. I think I remember NBC, for a while, using "bulletin" for short cut-ins for a breaking story and "special report" for scheduled news and rolling coverage. The example that comes to mind for me in particular for that period is that I think the MSNBC/NBC simulcast for the death of Princess Diana used the "bulletin" introduction. I doubt that they're going to create a custom introduction for every single special report, although most of the examples I can think of for things that I assume wouldn't be labeled breaking news are routine enough that they could probably have a generic but subject-specific intro on standby (presidential press conferences, for instance.)
  6. I tend to think of everything since they debuted the big screen behind the anchor desk in 2004 as a series of incremental updates of that set. They've gone through several desks and multiple video technologies in that time, but most of the rest hasn't changed much other than the addition of the light boxes and monitors around the columns. Certainly nothing as big as Nightly News' moves across the hall and back or CBS' rebuild of Studio 47 for Katie Couric.
  7. KEYE's message is now explicitly encouraging people to change providers. Sounds like they're going in for the long haul. I also noticed that they're explicitly referencing NFL Football as something that would be missed. Definitely a much bigger deal down the road in San Antonio, at least for this week, since the Texans are on KABB and the Cowboys are on WOAI.
  8. Technically, it's in the Austin DMA, but it's just about exactly the same distance from Luling to the San Antonio transmitters as it is the Austin ones, and you can pick up both cities' stations over the air. Because San Antonio has historically been a much bigger city and Luling sits on I-10, I'd say it's tied a little bit more closely to San Antonio than Austin. The line between San Antonio and Austin has generally been pretty fuzzy anyway. All of the Austin stations claim Gillespie County despite it being in the San Antonio DMA, and at least some of the San Antonio stations claim the southern fringes of the Austin DMA. And then there's KCWX, which was Austin's UPN affiliate before becoming San Antonio's CW affiliate from the same transmitter.
  9. Out of the two Leith-based looks the BBC has produced lately, I think I prefer the package for BBC Scotland's "The Nine." This one is lacking a certain something in the lower-thirds.
  10. KVUE's Mike Barnes hangs up the mic tonight after nearly 30 years at the station. Seems to be kind of a sudden announcement. https://www.kvue.com/article/news/mike-barnes-era-ends-at-kvue/269-d0014cda-4e9c-42ec-ab93-5ba1c5e67cb7
  11. Given that KXAN was LIN's guinea pig because they were across the street from the interactive team, KXAN being the first station to roll out a Nexstar design almost makes me wonder if they've somehow survived two mergers to become Nexstar's web team.
  12. KXAN has started using a severe weather map/ticker graphic that looks like it might be the from the Nexstar NBC package. Nothing else has changed so far, but I’m assuming that it’s a sign of things to come.
  13. A little late to the discussion, but I really want to echo this. The social media generations already know what happened. We're more interested in why things happen and what they mean. Give us several minutes on how bad the situation was for the people showing up at the border to seek asylum, and not just what happens afterward. Do a full package on the most important agenda item at the city council meeting before it happens, not just a quick SOT when it passes.
  14. I wouldn't have minded if Belo had made some package with the Spirit signature their corporate sound and then Gannett/Tegna had kept up the practice of replacing it every few years. It certainly beats the signature for This is Home and what passes for a signature with C Clarity.
  15. The old weather graphics remind me of the problems with The Weather Channel's first HD look that got an overhaul fairly soon after it launched. All of the detail in the rain and snow looked great on a big HD screen or the designer's computer monitor, but on anything else, they just turned into smudges.
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