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C Block

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  1. So at the end of the 10 pm news, they teased that live coverage would continue at 11. The screen stayed black with the ticker running for several minutes until I tuned away. I tuned back in around 12:30 to find Catherine Heenan tossing to various local and national packages from a flash cam. There was weather, but it was taped. There's also new music being used on KRONon for some of the interstitial animations. It's one of those Stephen Arnold themes, but I can't tell the difference between them. The classic KRON music is still being used in the newscasts.
  2. It's an interesting idea, and I think maybe there's some station out there that can pull it off. But that one station is definitely not KRON. I would be surprised if they get a significant number of subscribers to sign up. What exactly is this idea? They're putting a paywall on their live stream and running CNN Newsource packages and live traffic cameras with news music in the breaks. There's a new 7 pm sports talk show, but there doesn't appear to be much new local content being produced for this project. Is that really worth $3 a month, especially given that KRON's newscasts already suffer in quality in the first place? I doubt KRON's demographic is young enough or cares enough to want to pay for what's already an inferior product. This will probably last because it doesn't look like it's requiring any extra resources. There will certainly be some people who will sign up, but this seems like a dubious business and content strategy at best.
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    Last Call for Carson Daly

    Crazy to think it's been on that long, though I guess they've only been doing the current format for about the last ten years. I'm not even sure how much Daly is even involved in the show – the last time I watched, he linked all the segments together, but some of the interviews were done by an off-camera producer.
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    KNBC Sweeps Party 12/04/1996

    I'm jealous every time I hear about all the fun that happened in this industry in the 80s and 90s.
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    Out & About

    For ratings purposes, I'm fairly sure that Fairfield is considered the San Francisco DMA, but Vacaville is in Sacramento's. That means, for example, that KOVR doesn't get credit for anyone in Fairfield who might be watching them. There are a number of odd overlapping carriage situations in the two markets that mostly date back to older cable deals or some other reason. KCRA is still on the Comcast lineup in Contra Costa County, and I'm 99% sure that's a leftover from the KRON/KNTV/NBC spat. KTVU can also be seen OTA and on cable in the Eureka/Redding and Monterey/Salinas markets, though a lot of that also stems from its superstation era in the 80s.
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    Fox in talks to sell to Disney

    A new corporate website is up. Understandably, it looks like the new company is doing away with the whole searchlight motif. https://www.foxcorporation.com/ Should be interesting to see what the new Fox Corporation does. It seemed like good old Rupert was maybe winding down his empire, but with $80+ billion in cash on hand, that's a lot of money to spend on what the Murdochs are calling a growth-oriented company.
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    Out & About

    Looks like this has been going on since May: I really wouldn't put much thought into this. KCDO is a one-off station that has always done some odd things.
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    MI News 26 Founder Starting National News Network

    KCDO is on Comcast Cable channel 3 in Denver, though, so depending on how much time they're getting and when, then that's arguably their biggest affiliation agreement. KCDO wasn't added to the Comcast lineup until a few years ago, and it's not a channel that anyone seriously watches, but more people will probably watch it there than on some random subchannel on a rimshot station.
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    MI News 26 Founder Starting National News Network

    And it used to be longer, too?!?
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    KDVR studio renovation

    FTV Live reported this a few weeks ago. That small market set has never looked right.
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    Scripps - General Discussion

    It looked nice at the time, and I’m sure you could dig up a post from me in which I would have been very complimentary of KMGH adopting the Scripps look. But it now looks three steps behind everyone else in 2019. The chip/gizmo box was never a good idea, and I don’t think it has always translated well onto all of the stations that Scripps has purchased in the last few years. More than any other station group, so many of the Scripps stations look like they dumped their legacy logo into the default templates with few modifications and called it a day.
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    Scripps - General Discussion

    Glad to hear they're finally moving on with new graphics. The ripoff of the 2011 CNN look hasn't aged that well.
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    NBC moving network master to Denver

    It's simply a matter of who has the better Englewood...New Jersey, Colorado, or California.
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    Out & About

    KMGH morning anchor Mitch Jelniker has left the station after 23 years. The Governor of Colorado declared December 21, 2018 as Mitch Jelniker Day to recognize his long-running 7 Everyday Hero Award series.
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    Disney Execs reported to be visiting Cox stations

    I doubt they’d even have any interest in WSOC or WFTV. If anything, this is about WSB. I still think this possibility has an only marginally higher chance of happening than Roz Abrams returning to WABC. Ahh, those were the days...

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