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  1. compubit

    Interesting Newscast Titles

    Like WPEC’s “The 1-2 Turn To: TV-12”... Of course, you’ll never guess what news themes and identity package they were using... J
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    Nexstar to acquire Tribune

    My quick thoughts: - I never expected Nexstar to divest WDVM or WDCW - if anything, you may see some of the existing WDVM newscasts carried on WDCW - since the have 2 newscasts targeted at the main capitol area (I-270 News targeted at Montgomery County and the Frederick area, and the NoVA News, targeted at Northern Virginia), which are only available if you have cable (since WDVM’s signal doesn’t overlap into the DC area...) - WPTV could move CW programming from 8-10pm to 9-11pm and run news at 8pm, or even a 7:30pm newscast (I see that CBS4 does 7pm news) - WPIX to Scripps will be good for the station. - I wouldn’t be surprised if there were a couple of swaps after the dust settles. - I’m a little sad to see WPMT going to TEGNA; I don’t see TEGNA as a Fox-only station in a market (it was weird to me when they picked up KIDY/KXVA in the Belo purchase). Let the consolidation of broadcast TV continue... I’m just waiting for the FCC to eliminate the caps, and then we’ll have a TEGNA, a Scripps, a Sinclair, and Nexstar station in each market (possibly excepting where the O&Os decide they want to keep stations...). Sound familiar (O Canada!)? J
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    Holy Graphics Knockoff Batman!!

    As for WSIL, they used a font/logotype that other stations used - KHTV/39 in Houston used a similar (of not the same) 3 in their 39 logo. Back in the day, your options were more limited, mostly, since you didn’t have millions of fonts to chose from - and everything was edited by hand, be it using something like ChartPak rub-on letters or film/pictures from a typesetter to create ads. As for WPSD and WKMG, they both use the “Local #” branding, possibly from the same creative design agency, but the fonts and obliqueness of the graphic are distinctly different. For a better example, compare WCBS, WBBM and KCBS’s logos, or any of the numerous ABC Circle-7 logos...
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    Out & About

    Sorry this is a bit late, but they’ve been doing this on and off in recent times (IIRC, they did it about a year ago, the stopped). The also rebroadcast KGWN.2’s Northern Colorado News 5 (from the folks in Little Rock) years ago. J
  5. I was playing a little catch up and ran across this clip: Very interesting... What’s wrong with their theme??? J
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    Out & About

    IIRC, KDFI early on in the 84-85 timeframe also used Texas 27. I’ll see if I can find videotape thereof... Jim
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    Nexstar to acquire Tribune

    Just to bring folks up to speed on WDVM - they do produce 3 regional newscasts for the market(a la WFMZ): there are Hagerstown/Western MD/Southern PA (WDVM News), Northern Virginia - Alexandria up through Loudoun County+Winchester (NoVa News), and Frederick down through Montgomery County (I-270 News) newscasts that often cover topics/news that the DC stations pass over (often softer stories or community news). Putting a newscast for WDCW would be easy, as they already have a chunk of the product in place... Jim
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    Report: Charter launching new Spectrum News channels

    I could see them offering it to other traditional cable providers - as long as it’s “not on satellite, not on phone company tv” - like NY1 is available to other cable providers in the NY area. J
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    WRCB Chattanooga new look

    IMHO, with that 3 logo, you need obliqued/italicized Text to go along with it. The 3 logo looked best during the 88-92 timeframe. WKYC pulls the obliqued 3 off with the clipping of the right edge of the 3, J
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    The Tribune Saga, Part 3: New Sale Talks

    As for 120 jobs being lost: did it really take 52 people in Houston to do Newsfix? I always saw it as something the local high school could do using PowerPoint... Just sayin’... J
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    New Graphics For WBAY

    This has a KPRC-esque mid 90s feel to me (when they changed the 2 logo in the 94-95 timeframe...) J
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    Videowall Issues...

    Oops - Someone forgot to switch to a stock loop at WRC/4 Washington this afternoon (or turn on the wipers)... Also, WJLA wasn't using live footage at noon on the background wall (weather was clear at that point...). My office building overlooks the north end of National Airport, plus we have the view from Jefferson through to the runways. I try and "track" planes coming in (the tv videos are about 2-3 seconds ahead of my view - at least on WRC...). I saw the plane on WJLA's noon news, but no plane was landing... Hmmmmm... Jim
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    All about Raycom Media....

    I'm surprised that WTNZ is #5 in Knoxville - anyone know who is #4 (assuming WATE, WVLT and WBIR are the top 3...)
  14. Iowa does have a say: WHO in Des Moines is Tribune and KDSM with Sinclair (along with KGAN/KFXA in Cedar Rapids and KMEG/KPTH in Sioux City...) J
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    ABC sells NYC campus

    Most of the cast from the 80s is still there (we have NBC on in our break room at work), and every time I walk in between 1&2pm, there's an old DOOL Actor/actress from 30+ years ago - STILL THERE... They probably have no clue where else to go... Get up, drive to Burbank, film some idiotic plot, go home and do it all over again...
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