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TVIntheDesert last won the day on August 16 2019

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  1. I didn't think ANYONE could make KTWO/KGWC/KFNB WORSE than what they were under Wyomedia/Silverton/Mark III. They were NOTORIOUSLY cheap and three decades behind the times. But, it looks like Coastal/Vision has done so.
  2. I see Scripps is standardizing their ABC stations to have their morning news named "Good Morning (insert city/market here)." Except that they can't do that in Phoenix because KTVK's morning show has been "Good Morning Arizona" for 25 years.
  3. KGUN is in the biggest need of a graphics revamp. They're still using Journal-era L3's
  4. ThisTV will go the way of The Tube, Tuff TV, and The Cool TV soon. It will be a sad day when they shut down because they were the first professional-looking diginet with "retro" content. Right now, the MGM content is pretty much duplicated on other diginets in which MGM has a programming and distribution say (Comet, Charge!, Light), and they're still in 4:3 standard definition.
  5. Bahakel was/is notorious for running things on the cheap at their stations, so no surprise about everything looking cheap in '99. KSWT wasn't exactly Pappas' worst property, but they sure made the station an afterthought during their stewardship (besides, the reason why they bought the station was to flip it to Azteca America, and that didn't exactly pan out).
  6. I know the Phoenix market is hyper-competitive, but isn't KNXV close to the top in some time slots?
  7. This shows a lot of people are stupid. They want the networks/stations yet gripe when they have a huge rate increase at the beginning of the year. Shouldn't they be able to put two and two together? It's not that infrastructure/maintenance costs increased that much. It's mainly programming costs.
  8. A few years ago, Sinclair's WHP-TV Harrisburg was airing "Life Today with James Robison" at noon. It was uncommon, but not necessarily a one-off.
  9. The new WKYC "Circle 3" is reminiscent to KTVK's "Circle 3" circa 1980-82, except for not being italicized.
  10. The best graphics in American TV over the past five years were with the Dispatch stations. Now that they're TEGNA, I can see them screwing it up big time.
  11. They've already posted their reason on http://tvpromise.att.com
  12. KPNX is getting back in the midday news business...sort of. They’re introducing a 12-minute program at noon which appears it will be nothing but light stuff for stay-at-home moms. The sales department-produced “Arizona Midday” will air from 12:15 to 1pm. https://www.12news.com/article/life/announcements/12-minutes-of-news-commercial-free-12-at-12-launches-on-sept-9-tram-mai-arizona-midday-daily-blast-live/75-38647175-c94f-4aa1-a171-8bf859026b46
  13. It would be, but WCIU are heritage calls for Weigel and Norman Shapiro.
  14. Despite that, WCUU would make a good choice of call letters for a CW station. ("W-C-Double-U")
  15. Since Entertainment Studios is a content partner, you'll probably see episodes of The American Athlete and Cars.TV repeated ad nauseum instead of World Poker Tour and Destination Polaris.

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