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sfomspphl last won the day on February 8

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  1. sfomspphl

    Bill Evans Out at WABC

    If he also told you there was a family emergency... Plus moving from Connecticut all the way out to Sag Harbor Maybe a family member of his or new wife needs care - and WABC wasn't able to give Bill more flexibility? Or maybe it was a conflict with the radio station ownership. His wife's shell company was listed as the owner of it - $3.9 million purchase (most of that was the value of the land) - but maybe it tripped something in Bill's contract. https://www.rbr.com/wlng-sold-physical-therapist-buyer/ Or he just wanted more time in Sag Harbor - working part time during the week - and WABC wouldn't budge. Either way Blll and his wife have substantial assets - he didn't blow $4mn on a station, but on a piece of land. Don't know what financing if any was used for the purchase.
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    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    Great one - has anyone tried reaching out to Dan Dean about his early KOMO work?
  3. sfomspphl

    WISC (finally) getting a new set

    Well it's distinctive... Not sure in a good way. That blue is too pale, dreary for television. The whole thing reminds me a tiny bit of the stripe and number on Herbie
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    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    WUSA / KARE 11 News Sunrise Nov 1, 1985 And here's a fun find - clips from KARE 11 Sunrise in 1990 - where they're using a smaller scale version of the national Today show living room set
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    Out & About

    Ah BayTV - not much on Youtube from those days. Enjoyed the Gary Radnich simulcast and evening show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAiiMSEnRPs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmEpSvRd5qU
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    New WXIA Set and Logo

    Looks somewhere between the 11 used on KARE and the 80s 11 Alive 11, but not italic. Was wondering if there was any shot they'd ditch that early 90s logo - never cared for it but figured it was in the market so long they wouldn't dare touch it. Good for them - this is a better logo for television.
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    New WXIA Set and Logo

    That was short lived for the prior one. And deservedly so -that TEGNA cost cut box was barely a set. Hope they get something more grand and traditional.
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    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    KRON 1984 NewsCenter 4 talent promo with Let's All Be There bed I'm going to guess this was summer of '84 just before Jim Paymar got promoted https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yq-9COu9m4
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    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    Don't see it on the EWN 50 Years page, but right now in New York taxicabs that have the Eyewitness News feed they're playing this 1991 promo uncut, full audio
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    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    WXYZ had its 70th last month and did a 20 minute long retrospective... https://www.wxyz.com/70years?_ga=2.43389413.1714320122.1542677006-1060012468.1542677006
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    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    Great open - no VO, extra dramatic edit of the theme, and straight to Bill Bonds on the flourish of the horn.
  12. Out of curiosity...any ballparks on.... Cost to produce a 50+ cut package from scratch (full orchestral vs mostly synth) Annual fee for a large market vs mid market station to license a package
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    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    50 Years of Eyewitness News this weekend Package https://abc7ny.com/4702761/?fbclid=IwAR2UyZ-CN6sRoK-tTnHublU2L9k4YtP3sv2G4IZAtfcGdxQh9S74zuBh-Og Old clips https://abc7ny.com/eyewitnessnews50/
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    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    Probably not - the lower thirds look different. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id=C95tjbKpe7o;list=PLEFB4715F0A1A80DE Looks like the 1990 KXTV update was the logo / graphics / music, and repainting the 1989 set Then by '91 they had a new set and music And by '92 yet another logo, set, and music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id=NdDKyMPTeyE;t=36 Meanwhile KOVR went through two more looks in a year... Back to a more traditional open and Earwitness News music in mid 1989 Then the NonStop theme and new logo / graphics by October (same set, but that would soon be replaced by one with venetian blinds over the cityscape) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id=DM6SoCMyeeQ;list=PLEFB4715F0A1A80DE
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    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    And don't forget Channel 3 (yes we've seen this open before - but it's a classic). That KXTV set is different from the one from the 1989 earthquake footage (and they changed up everything again in 1990 with the new station logo). What a revolving door of image for KXTV and KOVR. When you're up against reporters like Mike Boyd on the street there's really not much chance for them.

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