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  1. I’m guessing they’re bringing in either students or grads from Mississippi State’s program - I know in the past it’s been one of the best broadcast meteorology programs in the country. Jim
  2. What about localized versions of (classic) game shows? A game show could be designed such that the same questions/clues/puzzles could be used with the ground rules being that all all are taped at the same time/date. (Think a localized version of the $25,000 Pyramid or the British show Countdown (where each game is truly different and all depends on random draw made by the participants…) If there wasn’t dependence on secrecy of questions (e.g., Countdown) a portable set could be created that travels between locales for taping. Keep prizes small (two nights at downtown hotel with Dinner - or exchange between cities - a New York version has 2 nights at a DC hotel and vice versa. Or in the case of Countdown, a Teapot…) Just an idea…
  3. Alas, there will probably be less and less available, because, as you’ve noticed, stuff gets taken down all of the time on YouTube (and other hosting services). I’ve had stuff pulled off YouTube as well as a lot I posted on a paid account on Vimeo - all “here today, gone tomorrow”, with no explanation. I’ve given up on the commercial services after spending hours upon hours uploading, only to have stuff removed and accounts closed. I have been uploading to the internet archive, when I have time. Jim
  4. That’s an anchor pair who must be high on the longevity list - I seem to recall them together at KCBD back in the early 90s… J
  5. I process the cable bills for work, and Comcast charges $18.95 per month as a “broadcast TV Fee” - this is on top of the package to get cable channels. It’s ludicrous! At home, I have an antenna in the attic and get both DC and Baltimore locals - more than I’d get with cable… Jim
  6. I have many of these from that timeframe (including WPTV”s “We’re not about to change”) - I’ll try and report them - will probably Setup a separate account… My favorite one is with Jay Leno, where he goes something like: “ NBC is moving to Channel 4. Past the video games on 3 and before the goofy station on 5.” Of course he probably had no idea that 5 was also an NBC station in the area… (My parents didn’t have cable at the time and 5 came in clearly at their place). Jim
  7. They could self identify as anything they wanted not in use in Detroit… Look at NBC10 Boston - a stones throw from longtime legacy NBC station (and one time O&O) WJAR… Looking at adjacent markets, 3 & 8 are “available” (i.e., not in use) for full power stations, though there is an LD on 3 in the Detroit market. (CBS could make an offer on that LD station to get the Channel 3 PSIP… (and position themselves nicely between Fox and NBC on the Dial…) I’ll stop here so that I’m not getting into Speculatron territory… J
  8. Technically wouldn’t be the first Fox affiliate on Channel 3: KYUS was briefly (1996-98) a Fox affiliate after the sale to Steven Marks… J
  9. I wonder if this may supersede the league packages? If you want to see the NBA, then this is your only option…. Too many unmentioned details.
  10. The 6:15-ish rejoin on WRC was still the Look N rejoin. The open was Look S. Can’t say what the close was, as automation clipped the “good bye”…
  11. WCBS air WoF when it first hit syndication, but quickly moved to WABC (I have an ad for it on WCBS from 83) - can’t speak for other markets, but KPRC had J! from the start, before it moved to KHOU, then KTRK… J
  12. Don‘t you realize it was recorded 10 years ago - they just re-run the same set each week… (LA and San Diego are the same way, too…) J
  13. Is the “Good Morning, Acadiana” theme gone too? If so, Boo! Jim
  14. I haven’t seen any big 3 stations cutting a late newscast short after a long sports overrun, but have seen some Fox stations cut the 1 hour newscast down to 30 minutes. Sometimes stations will pre-record the newscast… One situation I found weird was Lima, OH during the Olympics, where one company runs all big 4 networks… Fox had a 10pm newscast, but IIRC, the CBS and ABC (WOHL.1/.2) stations ran a slate stating that the normally simulcast newscast was not airing that night, but would air at 11:30 or midnight on WLIO/NBC…. I would either re-run the Fox newscast on the ABC/CBS stations, or do something live on the stations… (or something other than a slate…)
  15. IMHO, that’s not a bad implementation of the diagonal cursor idea. If you were to tighten up “BUFFALO” (and possibly use an oblique font - such as Univers Bold Oblique), and shorten the top on the 7 (a la KNSD’s 7). The key is getting everything to align on the diagonal… Jim
  16. I suspect they’re focusing on markets where on-line sports betting is permitted (as well as bandwidth). I wouldn’t think they’d need it on KLAS if the casinos wanted it on-screen at the casinos…. If the casinos want it on screens, they’ll find a way to get it on screens… Jim
  17. I’m thinking this is KLBK/13/Lubbock and not KELP for several reasons - References to the South Plains and the Panhandle of Texas - KLBK referenced the South Plains in one of their 90s opens, plus El Paso would be too far to be covering this area. - Mentions of delayed programming were for One Day At A Time, M*A*S*H, and Lou Grant, which are CBS programs, not ABC programs, as KELP would have carried. KLBK is a CBS affiliate. Jim
  18. WRC will get them in time for the Winter Olympics… Nobody seems to complain - everyone there’s focused on reporting the news… J
  19. I’m surprised it was that high… I had heard of NewsNation through this group, but wasn’t aware that WGN America had rebranded until very recently… Jim
  20. I was working on 2000-2003 newscasts - and was finishing up posting the late 90s I had already converted and uploaded. the good news is that I don’t have to convert the files - the archive will ingest native MPEG-2 files, so I’m just uploading directly. But I’m also consolidating things onto a new storage device on my network (and renaming them, so there’s consistency and easier searchability on my part…). Stuff is spread across multiple hard drives as it is right now… i hope to post more this weekend, after my work project settles down… My focus in uploading is working forward from oldest to newest, but keeping everything older than 10 years old… Jim
  21. Can’t imaging working in their Southeast bureau: “Reporting from the Southeastern bureau of North Central West Virginia’s News Station, I’m…”
  22. I have 2 newscasts from the late 90s/early 2000s from KGWC/KLWY. It was the same newscast (anchor, stories, mispronunciation, etc.), but with different graphics and theme for the Fox feed vs. the CBS feed…. Basically, they either taped it, or aired it live at 9pm, and then took a clean feed and inserted different graphics for the 10pm feed… Jim
  23. I’m uploading as much as I can in my spare time. So far I have 90 newscasts uploaded, mostly 88-92 timeframe and am now working on the 93-95 window. My goal is to have 200 uploaded by Labor Day. I just missed posting a couple of “30 Years Ago Today” newscasts on the actual day (Doh!). After about 95, I’ll have to start digitizing from tape until about 1999, where I have quite a few digitized already…
  24. I have no idea who made the call on closing my account. Vimeo hasn't responded to my request - granted it was using the "Help" form on their page. Their page says "Email Us", yet they don't provide an email address. Most of their contact is accessible when logged in - and I can't log in... I'm pissed - 4 years worth of work spent uploading stuff is all gone... I'm just going to focus on the internet archive - and only stuff over 10 years old (I'll keep collecting current stuff, as that 10 year window keeps moving forward... At this point, if folks download content, so be it. I just want to share all that I have captured and collected over the years. I guarantee, like you said @VHSgoodiesWA, I doubt the local stations have any of this content in their archives - it takes a lot of space and time to manage, and with cost cutting measures everyone seems to be putting in place, a lot of the history is moot to them...
  25. A quick scan of one hard drive has over 1900 files (which basically equate to newscasts, and doesn’t include things on other drives). So it may take a while, since each one has to be uploaded individually… Jim
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