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Everything posted by Spectrum27

  1. If Phoenix was Toronto, then KNXV would've been their equivalent to CityPulse -- a shocking, edgy, informal newscast that dedicated itself to deeper stories -- had the New World domino effect not screwed things up. As it was, they went downhill in two years and went through multiple campaigns and logos trying to find something that worked.
  2. Really? It escaped NBC's tape erasure policy? How many eps are known to be missing?
  3. During that time, they also liked calling their late news as "(name of news op) Primetime", since they were moving their 11PM shows to 10PM/9PM. They mostly stopped this by 97-98.
  4. Steve Kamer's the name. He's done some local news work, including KCAL; I believe he's also the voice of the YES Network too. Ironic, considering it was TVbD that created WOIO/WUAB's "Cleveland Television News" look in 1995-96:
  5. Well, let's hope she'll be kicked upstairs where she can't do a lot of damage. The next step is to remove Vishnu Atreya and put in a scheduler with competence.
  6. Should be noted BET had to leave this after Viacom bought them out since they were then co-owned with Showtime (resulting in BET Movies: Starz! 3 becoming Black Starz and eventually Starz inBlack). But here's something BET didn't sell to Viacom: their own PPV service, previously the independent Action PPV (BET took it over sometime in the late 90s):
  7. Sounds more like a revival of BayTV, a joint-venture of KRON and TCI/AT&T (it was shuttered just prior to AT&T Broadband being gobbled up by Comcast). But no one ever did the 24-Hour News format better than CityPulse.
  8. Maybe they got the KCNC cuts by mistake?
  9. There were a LOT of sets that looked similar. I've counted KNXV's spaceship, as well as WKYC, WUSA, WOIO-WUAB, KSAT, KWGN, WBAL, and WGNX/WGCL as all having used similar sets. Does anyone know who the hell designed these things?!?!
  10. Not to mention their last graphics set with the WDVM square 9, where it was just "9 News" (though the EWN name remained elsewhere),
  11. Firstly, Saban already tried a Captain Kangaroo reboot in the 90s, didn't last long in syndication and it then anchored a block on the ill-fated Fox Family. As for game shows, in this case, no. I want CBSTM to remain as it is-- low-key, news focused, I like it since it doesn't focus on features too much or be overtly political like cable news. I can't go back to GMA or Today now.
  12. I just want HulkieD to finally finish the Fox Kids and Marvel stuff....
  13. I LOVE that standing ovation the CBS News crew gave Dan at the end. Combined with the Patterson Walz and Fox theme, it's beautiful. It's a shame they had to interrupt it with the plugs for their website and Wal-Mart, you'd think they could've left those out that night,
  14. Here's a real unusual find. Apparently, BET briefly owned a pay-per-view service: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAJ6xG41wo0
  15. I guess she’s tired of getting drunk every morning.
  16. Let's hope it's Hubbard, they're not very big and/or corrupt.
  17. WTXF did that during their "Fox Philadelphia" phase, too.
  18. They remained a solid number two until the mid 90s, when WHDH overtook them because of A: the Ansin/Cheatwood tabloid approach bringing in viewers, and 2: the network switch, as CBS has been historically weak in Boston (they'd been with the original WHDH on channel 5 when it went down thanks to corruption on the part of their ownership, the Boston Herald-Traveler, then switched to WNAC by default (they'd switched from WNAC after RKO almost sold them to NBC}; they had their own troubles thanks to RKO being corrupt too, and that instability carried over to WNEV/WHDH despite their trouble-free ownership).
  19. The Hub became Discovery Family and MLP's the only thing keeping it alive-- and it's still probably doing better than UK is.
  20. Move the two drunk ladies to 9AM, and bring back Concentration at 10AM-- we've got reruns of the Trebek version on Buzzr, so it's clear NBC may have softened their stance on the show. As for the 10:30 timeslot, I dunno. Maybe another game show.
  21. CBS is still fairly decent as well-- their internal strife hasn't affected the quality of their output much.
  22. Given the look of it, whoever designed this KSTP open from 1994: KPTV was a very traditional station, even during the UPN days-- it wasn't until Meredith got their hands on it and turned it back into the Fox station that the local feeling was kinda drained out.
  23. Appropriate that they used Optics as the final ident before the switch--t hat was also the last ident used before they switched to the current BBC logo back in 1997.
  24. Looks as though this flew under all our radars-- WLVT, the Lehigh Valley's PBS 39, has used cash they got from the spectrum auction to start a local news division, beginning with PBS39 News Tonight, which launched on September 17. The news op is being headed by Jim Deegan, veteran of Lehigh Valley newspapers, and Monica Evans, previously of KDAF, WTIC and WVIT. As part of the initiative, WLVT has hired 10 reporters-- one for each county in the viewing area-- dubbed the "Reporter Corps". They're using their non-commercial format to focus on longer, more detailed stories and not just recapping fires and arrests. As part of the expansion, they've also created a Spanish-language talk show, Es Tiempo Lehigh Valley, and have absorbed a local show called Reporters' Roundtable into their purview. The latter is how I learned of this-- one of my old classmates from Warren Tech, Jack Reinhard, is one of the panelists, representing Centenary University, where he's been busy with a Warren County-focused news site, InsideWarren, as well as being the News Director of the new WNTI (WNTI, the old Centenary-based radio station, was sold to Philly's WXPN and became a repeater of that station a couple years back; WNTI was then reborn as a internet radio station). Here's the promo for Reporter's Roundtable (the latest edition of News Tonight is on the WLVT front page, but I couldn't figure out how to link it):
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