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Everything posted by 24994J

  1. My favorite single-A minor league baseball team.
  2. This has been going on for years. They are no longer early, you are now late.
  3. Ratner's in his 70's, and is starting to decline a bit. I can't imagine that he'd be a viable long-term option, unless they'd want to do this all over again in a couple years.
  4. From that same account, a CLTV open from the late 90's, back when they were based in Oak Brook, IL, a decade before shacking up with WGN. Their former home, a business park, has since been torn down.
  5. I forgot that this existed, period, but I'm questioning the date, as Allison Rosati would've lead co-anchor, by that point. Why/how would she be doing a 10am show?
  6. Animation and the like matter, but I don't hate that, in the least.
  7. There are a lot of unknowns with the former Trib stations. WGN is seen as a great place, but who knows what cuts are coming, and what environment is beyond the horizon? Besides, while I'm a little surprised WMAQ made it into the top 10, there were already 2 Chicago stations on the list. Honestly, WLS at the top serves 2 purposes; it's a model operation within the well-regarded ABC O&O group, and the model of stability in a no-nonsense, competitive market.
  8. It's this year's image branding. It's not a new logo replacing anything.
  9. 24994J

    Out & About

    1. Google it. KHOU and KPRC are not O&O's. 2. KABC, KGO, and KFSN have differently-colored versions of the same graphics. KTRK's is a different package, period. More 3D effects, different opens, different lower thirds.
  10. 24994J

    Out & About

    Yes, and yes, though I'd hardly say KTRK and KGO have much in common.
  11. Content is key, of course, but THIS ACTUALLY MAKES SENSE. Nice nod by TEGNA and station leadership, for once.
  12. Surely posted earlier in this thread, but howzabout 90 minutes of the WLS afternoon newscasts from exactly 30 years ago tonight?
  13. Mentioned right up this page in July. They put in a temporary video wall in front of the monitor wall, installed the seamless unit behind it, then removed the stand-in. Took like a week or two.
  14. In yet another update to the main ABC News studio, the monitors on the front of the desk are now completely seamless. The panels on the corners also have been removed entirely, after seeing a few different looks over the set's 9-year life. Only 2 to 20 more years before the move to the new building. They made this change during the last weekend of October, when no Saturday WNT is produced.
  15. Agreed, and no, not often. This was only the second time I can recall them stringing two or more in a row on the 7-day. Meanwhile, Windy City LIVE's new EP is being promoted from within. https://www.robertfeder.com/2019/11/01/abc-7-names-hank-mendheim-executive-producer-windy-city-live/ Also, as it's sweeps, we're seeing a special segment at 10 basically every night, though like 95% are I-Team branded. Tonight, however, is one of the outliers, and it uses some different graphical elements, and a bit of a new branding. The Eyewitness News/time slot lower third remains unchanged.
  16. Vorwald is the gold standard in the business, so excellent pick-up. It should also be noted that frequent studio fill-in Luke Stuckmeyer and dugout reporter Kelly Crull have both left NBCSC in recent weeks, so it might be worth keeping an eye on them, as they could certainly slip right into on-air roles, with viewer familiarity.
  17. FuzzyMemories doesn't mess up dates. That said, this documentary from 1968 (still WBKB) uses FRWL, so I'd guess that's what they used going back to at least the launch of the Flynn-Daly EWN branding. When they adopted/went all-in on CHL is anyone's guess, as there's a big hole in WLS opens from 1971-76 (Video link only available/public for this month) https://museum.tv/PP_ONLINE/TV_00146.mp4
  18. I agree, I don't think it's spam. That said, you don't seem to like much, and not every one you've posted is hardly the worst ever. Mediocre and bad doesn't always mean the worst.
  19. Speaking of WLS themes, I stumbled upon this in my VHS stash a few months back. Me and another forum member had NEVER heard this cut of their iconic News Series 2000 Plus theme until I found this. From the fall of 1995... 19951122 alt tease.mp4
  20. With no talent opens, Chuck Goudie's status as a contributing member of the 6pm news is unclear, as he also isn't featured in promos. That said, another member of the I-Team IS an official 5th wheel, as new hire Samantha Chatman has been added to the latest batch of morning team promos.
  21. NBC Sports Chicago also opened the pregame show with the now-old theme over a view of the arena, leading into the upbeat normal pregame open and theme, then began the game broadcast with the new theme. It was more than a little messy.
  22. IF they were to ever move 'Evening News,' there's no way in hell an hour (or even 30 minutes) of primetime gets dumped. COULD they consider shifting it to 7 ET/6 CT? Sure, but I believe a station or two out east just ended longtime 6:30 local newscasts so they could carry 'EN' at it's normal airtime, likely at the network's recommendation. CBS isn't moving it anywhere. They'll cancel it altogether, before they reschedule.
  23. I heard the open of the broadcasts, and it honestly sounds like a 21st century knockoff of 'Roundball Rock.' That doesn't mean I dislike it, but it's definitely got that vibe.
  24. 24994J

    Out & About

    With more stations debuting CBSN operations next year, and many of those flat, blue and black elements already creeping into OTA newscasts, one would think so. Whether or not the main broadcasts adopt the exact same package as the streaming service is yet to be seen, but the color scheme and common elements will definitely bridge any gap. Examples and discussion here:
  25. And it begins. The Nexstar influence is starting to seep in... 20191020_223138(1).mp4
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