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  1. And now, CTV Edmonton (CFRN-DT) has officially announced that Kent Morrison will be one of the new anchors for CTV Morning Live. His co-anchor will be the station's current weekend weather specialist, Ziyah Karmali. https://www.bellmedia.ca/the-lede/press/ziyah-karmali-and-kent-morrison-announced-as-new-co-host-team-for-ctv-morning-live-beginning-november-2/?fbclid=IwAR3mMuNXmG9qIgPimtvscmI0MAUvgWw1hZ8YLYzuEG0sXw3Lz6ozba0Omb8 Eyes now on Global Edmonton (CITV-DT) as they figure out who to replace Morrison on the anchor desk on their morning show, and attempt to continue their streak as the #1 morning show in the city.
  2. Kent Morrison, one of the weekday morning show anchors on Global Edmonton, has been poached by CTV Edmonton. CTV Edmonton has been looking for new anchors for its local morning show since the termination of their previous morning show anchors, Rob Williams and Stacey Brotzel.
  3. CBS actually got the WCBS News on the air thanks to their other operations. CTV also has a master control hub at their Calgary studios for their western stations. Why weren't they set up to provide some sustaining feed for the Eastern stations?
  4. Today CTV experienced a major power failure at its Agincourt facility in the NE corner of Toronto. Several station, including CTV and CTV2 stations in Manitoba (CKY), Ontario (CFTO, CJOH, CKCO, CFPL, CHWI, CKVR), Quebec (CFCF), and Atlantic Canada (CJCH, CKCW, CJCB, CKLT), CTV News Channel, and TSN. CTV stations in Western Canada, CP24 in Toronto, and other cable channels such as Much and E! were not affected, as they originate out of other facilities such as the old CHUMCity building at 299 Queen Street West in Toronto, and CTV Calgary. Here's an article talking about the outage, with a focus on how it affected TSN. https://awfulannouncing.com/international/tsn-ctv-channels-off-air-monday.html
  5. Yes, the private broadcasters are also getting rid of their translators, though not as swiftly as CBC did. There’s been applications from Bell Media (CTV) and Corus (Global) for this sort of thing in the last few years.
  6. Side note, let's not kid ourselves. They're catering the entire LA market. They broadcast from Mount Wilson like everyone else. They broadcast a newscast from another station in LA. Orange County is part of the LA TV market. etc.
  7. You’re forgetting about KDOC’s New Years Eve special a few years ago... https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-xpm-2013-jan-07-la-et-st-jamie-kennedy-kdoc-new-years-eve-20130107-story.html%3F_amp%3Dtrue This is probably some experimental side gig for all involved, so this might last a couple of months.
  8. Management was probably OK with paying all the overtime the collective agreement asks for back when COVID 19 didn't crater their ad revenues. I get it though, there are some stations that are in the position to break in to programming and staff their coverage as required, but there's probably a growing number of them that would look at breaking in after 11:30 PM and be like "ah, let the morning show deal with it".
  9. I also highly doubt someone is actively sitting in front of the TV monitors watching all these TV stations at these master control hubs. They'll probably get an alarm if there is missing commercials/TV shows or a newscast is sitting in black for too long. It's all automated playback equipment.
  10. Load up a rundown, code the show elements properly, throw in stings, etc You won't get any stings or graphics at all if you're punching a show manually in an automated environment from scratch, you're just cutting between cameras/sources (unless you were switching manually within a show that's already on-air). So it'll look plain/basic/ugly.
  11. KTLA didn't cut in. I was watching the Friends reruns that usually follow the News at 11, and they were not on. I would say, regardless of the size of the market, anyone putting on an 11 PM newscast to air will usually want to leave the building ASAP if they don't have to be there. IMO, Pat Harvey did nothing wrong, and KNBC were lucky that Chuck and Colleen were still in the building. Technical staff and producers would probably have also bolted as soon as the newscast signed off. There would probably also be union and cost considerations when it comes to calling back staff once they have clocked out and left the building, as well as the cost of pre-empting whatever programming is on at the moment.
  12. Twice this evening, NN had a WGN Morning News-esque moment where the phoner with Dean Reynolds got cut off live on-air. It happened at the top of the 1st hour, so it might appear on the rerun (if there is one this evening). WGN really has to work out their phone system.
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  14. Word today that CTV Edmonton (CFRN-TV) has let go of both their morning show anchors, Rob Williams and Stacey Brotzel, after being on-air on Monday. Geoff Phillips, CTV Edmonton’s 5 PM anchor, has been filling in on CTV Morning Live for the last few days since their departure. Rob Williams had been part of CTV Edmonton for a couple of decades, and was the only remaining launch anchor when CTV Morning Live Edmonton began in 2011. Stacey Brotzel was hired by CTV Edmonton in 2012 after departing Citytv Edmonton. She was a reporter, news anchor, and later host of Breakfast Television at Citytv before jumping ship to CTV. The news was tweeted by Daryl McIntyre, another long time news anchor that was let go from CTV Edmonton in October 2019. CTV Morning Live is one of two remaining morning shows on Edmonton TV. Global News Morning from Global Edmonton is the #1 morning show in the market, and has been on the air since 1993. Citytv’s Breakfast Television Edmonton was cancelled back in 2015.
  15. I really liked the west coast fire "team coverage" they had on Friday, utilizing some of their local Nexstar reporters (from KOIN, KTXL, and KTLA). Just wondering where Nancy Loo fits into all of this. Also, NN is utilizing Rich on Tech and Dean Richard's entertainment reports this weekend... didn't fully catch Rich DeMuro's report, but Dean Richard's was a NewsNation specific report (ie. it wasn't just pulled from WGN9's rundowns). Update: WGN9's Dina Bair also has a NN Health Report this evening.
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