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  1. The irony is not lost on me that one of the most boring fonts has a very similar name to one of the most boring music packages.
  2. The thread formerly known as the New Hearst Thread?
  3. A PAC here in NC is using a knockoff version of the Hearst graphics in one of their commercials:
  4. I'm pretty sure he was (sarcastically) responding to the post about the WPSD meteorologist.
  5. There seems to be quite the pipeline from Charlotte to KIRO: -ex WCCBer John Knicely -ex WSOCer Linzi Sheldon -ex WBTVer Kelly Franson and now, ex WCNCer Dave Wagner joins the station as anchor and investigative reporter
  6. Sonja Gantt is leaving the anchor desk at WCNC and will only be there for special reports. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/entertainment/tv/media-scene-blog/article42246225.html
  7. WKEF has changed its news branding to "FOX 45 News on ABC": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WKEF http://www.abc22now.com/entertainment/ I mean I get wanting to have unified branding but having the junior partner in the virtual duopoly have the primary part of the branding doesn't make sense to me.
  8. Blair Miller, lead anchor at WSOC, is headed to WFXT http://www.charlotteobserver.com/entertainment/tv/media-scene-blog/article31791318.html
  9. This is somewhat old news, they have been moving towards a more traditional newscast for a little while now. Here is the article from the Charlotte Observer that was cited in the article above.
  10. As if there weren't enough changes going on at WCNC as of late, reporter Amy Cowman has left the station. However, she isn't going far, as she will be a freelance reporter at WCCB.
  11. Not a terrible move. Barbara Lash (nee Pinson) used to be an AM anchor at WBTV a few years back. The morning ratings could use anything they can to get improved ratings, and I don't think the 10pm ratings will suffer unless Ayres has issues. I just really don't see them ever making a dent in the ratings unless they either get a big local name or they have some outrageous publicity stunt. I'm bearish on Charlotte being able to support 6 TV news organizations.
  12. Beth Troutman, formerly of WCCB and "Right this Minute" is joining WCNC in early September as 6pm and 11pm anchor: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/entertainment/tv/media-scene-blog/article26626672.html
  13. Umm.... http://forums.tvnewstalk.net/index.php?/forum-10/announcement-17-a-moratorium-on-general-threads/
  14. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dc-sports-bog/wp/2015/05/30/sportscaster-tim-brant-bids-farewell-to-channel-7/ Tim Brant left WJLA a month ago (surprised no one on here caught that). The reason given was that Sinclair didn't want him doing ACC Network telecasts during sweeps months (November and Feburary).
  15. Feels like it should be a classic, but WCCB's open from 2000:
  16. WBTV "Top of the Day" news/entertainment show from 1992-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXGcCzNbBWA
  17. Bud Kraehling of WCCO has passed away at the age of 96: http://www.startribune.com/bud-kraehling-wcco-s-walter-cronkite-of-tv-weather-dies-at-96/306122881/
  18. Not surprised at this at all. He has had a diminished role at the station for a while now with Bill McGinty taking over newscasts.
  19. His last three twitter follows were Bill McGinty, Michelle Boudin and Dianne Gallagher, all 3 from WCNC
  20. That is certainly possible. The Combined Communications of Oklahoma name is due to the fact that they were part of the trade that sent KOCO and WLWT to Argyle (before they hitched up with Hearst) for WZZM and WGRZ.
  21. He went to high school in the area and still has family there too. http://m.bizjournals.com/denver/morning_call/2014/09/what-retirement-mike-landess-isback-on-tv.html?r=full
  22. Yet another long-time WCNC personality is leaving. Ira Cronin, longtime weekend sports anchor, who as of late has been serving as the weekday morning anchor, is leaving for KOAA, where he will have the same job. http://charlottemediascene.blogspot.com/2015/02/wcnc-morning-host-ira-cronin-leaving.html
  23. Wow, what a shock. Thoughts a prayers to him and his family both on and off air. Here is him announcing his retirement.
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