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  1. Tune in Thursday to Phillies Pregame Live for the debut of the new, larger Studio A. All new design from the NBC Sports Group. A secondary Studio B has been also built to replace the Columbus Blvd. facility, but that isn't scheduled to go online yet.
  2. Not entirely correct here. As I understand it, there is a lease involved, albeit between divisions of Comcast. The building would love to get the NBC space back, but the current renovations indicate that NBC isn’t leaving for quite a long time.
  3. Months is more like it. Main studio is being gutted to the walls and ceiling, new infrastructure going in, additional studios also being built. Essentially a new station is being built while occupied. Talent and some techs go over to the old TCN studio for broadcasts. The project actually has nothing to do with the WFC building renovations, just concurrent.
  4. The entire NBCSP facility is in the middle of a rebuild.
  5. The parking under the building is about 70 spaces and that's for the WHOLE building. I don't believe these spots are for NBC, except, perhaps for the GM and such. The same situation happened at KYW's current facility. Fortunately, employees were able to rent outdoor spaces from the Inquirer there.
  6. Completely untrue. I've had several on-air coworkers who have moved on from market 4 to lower markets. There are way more considerations to the job than that.
  7. 1) Local newscasts are cheap to put on, especially if you are adding time to an existing show. 2) The station gets all of the ad revenue with news. They wouldn’t with a syndicated show.
  8. KYW has had automated control rooms since 2011, and will move their master control to the CBS hub this summer. They’ve already removed their commercial traffic staff, so paring down the ad sales department seems in line with CBS going in a leaner, consolidated model.
  9. This was due to sunspot activity; it wasn’t a constant condition. The MCR ops had a list of alternate sources to switch to if the main paths were compromised.
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