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  1. Back on topic: WWBT chief meteorologist Jim Duncan is retiring from the station after 40 years today. From Jim Duncan: Facebook From Curt Autry (main anchor): Curt Autry NBC12 - Posts | Facebook
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    In Memoriam

    Sad news here in Richmond. Longtime WWBT anchor Andrea McDaniel passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer last week. She anchored NBC12 News Today and NBC12 News at Noon from 1985 to 2006. After that, she continued to appear on-air and represent the station on several community projects and then later hosted the station's RVA Today segments (RVA is Richmond's nickname) until last year. ‘So much heart’: Long-time NBC12 anchor Andrea McDaniel dies
  3. We missed this one: Two weeks ago, Sinclair laid off KPLZ-FM's morning show hosts and its music director. KPLZ-FM (aka "Star 101.5") is a hot adult contemporary station in Seattle and is one of four radio stations that Sinclair owns (KOMO-AM-FM and KVI). KPLZ Morning Show Exits In Sinclair Layoffs - RadioInsight Sinclair Cuts Deep In Seattle – KOMO, KPLZ – PUGETSOUND.MEDIA
  4. Newsmax host - and former WNYW-er - Greg Kelly is going to WABC... No, not WABC-TV. WABC RADIO. WABC Adds Greg Kelly, Ends John Batchelor Show & Takes Curtis Sliwa Off During Mayoral Run - RadioInsight
  5. I didn't know this until now, but WUSA9 weekend morning anchor Mikea Turner joined WWBT NBC12 here in Richmond. No wonder I haven't seen her on WUSA9's Wake Up Washington in awhile! She joined the station two weeks ago and she's the new weeknight co-anchor (Karla Redditte left WWBT for Spectrum News in Charlotte last month). Tweet from Jan. 15th... Mikea Turner on Twitter: "ICYMI: My first week at @NBC12 flew by fast. Here’s a peek at my intro to viewers this week. Thanks for the warm welcome. You can catch me on the 5,6,7(CW),10(FOX through next week) and 11p.m. on NBC. #RVA https://t.co/Q6C9ZJOd6p" / Twitter
  6. Don’t forget WVIR in Charlottesville. The station still have the old Waterman look after Gray added it to their portfolio last year.
  7. WWBT anchor/reporter Karla Redditte is leaving the station - after eight years - on the 18th. She's going to Spectrum News Charlotte in January. https://www.nbc12.com/2020/12/02/karla-redditte-leaves-nbc-after-years/
  8. Here are the new opens below (7pm, 6pm & 5:30pm) (courtesy of DADOSUPERMARIO 2 on YouTube)
  9. Alright, WTVR now has the new Scripps graphics and music. The new look debuted during the 4pm newscast today. I’m so glad. https://www.wtvr.com/live
  10. Exactly. My local Fox station WRLH used the old orange, white and blue Sinclair graphics and Gari's Daily News package until sometime in the fall of 2019. They've finally switched to Warner/Chappell's Sinclair News Package but not using the current Sinclair look. They're using the WDBJ/WITN graphics. WRLH's newscasts are produced by WWBT. Here are the opens. (Videos below from YouTuber HarleyTrader Jr.)
  11. Wait a sec. Now that WTKR's got the new graphics and music, that means maybe sometime this month(?) The South's First Television Station could be getting them and it could soon join the other three stations in the Richmond area that's currently using a news music package from Stephen Arnold Music. NBC affiliate WWBT's been using The Rock since 2015 (although they still use Inergy - a theme they've used since 2014 - for some segments [example: sports, First Alert Weather Day, etc.] after switching to The Rock for their news opens and bumpers; don't know why the NMSA recently removed WWBT's entry for Inergy), ABC affiliate WRIC picked up Guardian in 2016 and WWBT's sister station WUPV picked up The Rock for their NBC 12 News at 7pm on CW Richmond which debuted in January 2020 - nearly a year after the 4:30 newscast moved to WWBT in February 2019. That means Fox affiliate WRLH could soon be the lone station in Richmond not currently using an Arnold theme (they're currently using Warner/Chappell's Sinclair: Glass & Curves), although they used the Sinclair News Music Package from 2005 to 2006. If WTVR started using the new Scripps graphics and music later this week or this weekend, I would be shocked. I like Moving Forward - I was shocked that they dropped CBS Enforcer (along with those cool-looking KDVR graphics!) for it back in 2015 - but it's time to put that package out to pasture. It's getting dated with no updates. BUT I'll miss the Tribune CBS graphics, though.
  12. But WNCN's focus at the time was putting greater emphasis on news from across the state (hence the newscast title "North Carolina News").
  13. Here in Richmond (via TitanTV & Zap2It): WTVR (CBS): No Change. WRIC (ABC): On September 14th, The Drew Barrymore Show airs at 3pm, replacing the now-canceled The Mel Robbins Show. WWBT (NBC): No Change. WRLH (FOX): On September 14th, 25 Words or Less moves to 11am (back-to back episodes), bumping Steve Wilkos to 10am. A second airing of Wilkos continues to air at 4pm. Funny You Should Ask moves from 12:30 to 1pm (with back-to back episodes) replacing America Says (canceled?) and 25 Words or Less. A double-run of Family Feud airs at noon (Feud continues to air back-to-back at 6pm). After a long run on WUPV (CW), The Wendy Williams Show moves to WRLH and it will air at 2pm. Surprised they're not airing Wendy live at 10am. Maury moves to 3pm replacing Personal Injury Court (there will be no second airing of Maury on WRLH). The First 48 airs overnights at 2am. Looks like Personal Injury Court is cancelled. WRLH-DT2 (MyNetworkTV/TBD): No change. The Simpsons (6pm), Family Guy (6:30) and a double-run of Bob's Burgers (7 & 7:30) continues to air between TBD & MyNetworkTV programming. WUPV (CW): On September 7th, Judge Jerry moves from noon to 9am. Jerry Springer moves to 10am, replacing The Wendy Williams Show (moving to WRLH on the 14th; WUPV will air Wendy at 6am from September 7th to 11th before the move). Springer continues to air at 2pm. The Real returns to 11am after being on 6am last season. Dr. Oz moves to noon. On September 14th, a second airing of Mike & Molly replaces The Game at midnight, while Who Wants to Be A Millionaire? will air at 2 & 2:30am.
  14. Does anyone know who the new voiceover for WGBA? The NMSA has him as David Kaye but that doesn't sound like him.
  15. SyncBak has added the Meredith stations to their SBTV app. https://sbtv.com/live
  16. I like the Tribune CBS graphics, but IMO, they’re beginning to show its age. Time for a new look.
  17. The Tegna stations have Roku apps.
  18. ...and plus, they can't get rid of WCCO Mid-Morning. Plus where will KARE 11 put Drew? KARE has Daily Blast Live at 2pm, Inside Edition at 3pm, Entertainment Tonight at 3:30 (yes, ET at 3:30 in the afternoon!), the 4pm news and Jeopardy at 4:30.
  19. NBCUniversal lays off Maria Celeste Arraras (host of Telemundo's Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste and formerly of Noticiero Telemundo), Rashel Diaz (Telemundo's Un Nuevo Dia), KVEA main anchor Ana Patricia Candiani and KVEA reporter Martin Plascencia. You might remember Arraras from Univision's Primer Impacto, a news program she hosted with Myrka Dellanos until 2002. https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2020-08-05/maria-celeste-arraras-ana-patricia-candiani-layoffs-telemundo-nbcuniversal https://www.mediamoves.com/2020/08/telemundo-network-hosts-maria-celeste-arraras-and-rashel-diaz-among-company-layoffs.html https://www.mediamoves.com/2020/08/candiani-plascencia-laid-off-at-kvea-as-telemundo-makes-country-wide-cuts.html
  20. I think WTVF debuted that slogan last year.
  21. Strahan, Sara and Keke continues on their official YouTube channel. They started doing "at-home" shows a couple months ago. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCArZhtifgQgRV3GJtxuj9AA
  22. Back to Atlanta, another change at WGCL: General Manager Lyle Banks is out. He'll be replaced by Deborah Collura from Charlotte's WCNC. https://www.ajc.com/blog/radiotvtalk/more-change-cbs46-lyle-banks-out-deborah-collura/ppNR3M7cvEUGXIL3OVku5M/
  23. The "WLIG 1986 News Theme" - according to the NMSA - has a name, y'all. The theme WLIG (now WLNY) used in the mid-1980s for their newscast is actually a production music track called "Newsweek" - from the album "Ideas In Action" - by DeWolfe Music. https://dewolfemusic.com/search.php?id=15564951&code=futATJ WWBT here in Richmond used the theme back in the early '80s for their newscasts. (see 0:24)
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