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  1. WTVG's Lee Conklin & Diane Larson been together for a long time- {btw WTVG beating WTOL} - https://www.toledoblade.com/a-e/tv-radio/2022/12/03/diane-larson-lee-conklin-tenure-nightly-news-anchors-wtvg/stories/20221204018
  2. How old is Alan? He looks very youthful tbh and a popular mainstay at Ch7.
  3. Another one retires! FOX 13 Tampa Bay!
  4. Andrew Humphrey at FOX 13 Memphis.
  5. I was told KREM & KHQ are neck to neck and KXLY in 3rd place. Idk that.
  6. No obit is The Dispatch is not what The Dispatch used to be. No longer under The Wolfe Family control.
  7. Back in January his daughter posted an update about Lou passing at 72 from cancer. The Dispatch hasn't wrote anything, because none of the writers from years ago are there. None of the stations reported either. That why nothing to see, and it was on Ch 6 former employee site on Facebook how I found out.
  8. Funny part is during the 80s when the late Lou Forrest and Bob Orr did the 11pm they were called Nighbeat. Then in the late 90s WSYX during the Deb Countiss/Bob Hetherington/Lorene Wagner era they also did Nightbeat at 11pm. However in the 80s and early 90s WTVN & WSYX called their 11pm Nightcast. Nightbeat return 10TV in the early 2000s.
  9. Here we go again the speculation 5000 on Channel 46 and CBS. Nothing not happening and ANF is going to be just like Clear News here today gone tomorrow. This is so stupid honestly. The brand has been CBS46 and should of stayed CBS46 ANF could of come into play. At this points CBS is moving to Channel 17- here you now go run with that. SMH
  10. Yeah sure! Clearly ABC & WSB have been besties for the last 42 years. WSB & WXIA didn't want CBS in 1994. Regardless the networks still have value to these stations.
  11. The Cox side owns 19% and it uses "Cox Media Name" just in name only, and privately equity is what's is. Wall Street players looking at profits and the younger Cox generation of the family didn't see any interest in media. WSB-TV hasn't ship wreck yet!
  12. The networks aren't going away they're going to reinvent themselves. That what the local management thinks, and most executives are stuck in their own enclave. CBS has added value to WGNX/GCL/ANF- but over the last 20+ years the ownership and management have placed their own stamp on station. This station needs stability and here hoping Gray does the station well. Just insert that CBS eye into the logo and let see if still beats WXIA come after November Sweeps. Competition slips up? Has WSB lost it ratings share? NO! It still #1 and still commands a 50% audience, because "Cox" doesn't officially own the station. WSB going to do what WSB does and that to stay on top!
  13. Despite changes at WSB-TV it still number 1 with still 50% share of the audience. They have 5 anchors for their main afternoon/evening newscast and that big! WSB ship isn't sunk just yet and WAGA has been chasing WSB-TV for years. There a few times WAGA has passed them, but as always WSB-TV rebounds. 46 will pass 11 up no doubt, but 46 needs stability! It can't be the revolving door it has been for the last two decades. WSB-TV been Action News for 50 years or close to it. WXIA has been 11Alive for 4+ decades WGCL/WANF still has their work cut out for them.
  14. On Monday, WKYC will start 4PM News. https://www.wkyc.com/video/entertainment/television/programs/whats-new/wkyc-studios-to-expand-early-evening-news-programming-to-4-pm-starting-september-12/95-b40d93aa-d085-4fae-b1b0-6402f0846fed
  15. That pretty funny, but that small market finally moving into 5pm news arena is funny! Look for CBS46 to produced a 10pm news on Peachtree TV 17 coming soon. According to Erik Schrader on a podcast saying they're working on a 10pm show. https://www.rbr.com/the-infocus-podcast-erik-schrader/
  16. From the AJC: Georgia Entertainment Scene Blog By Rodney Ho, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 9 hours ago New ownership is dropping WGCL in favor of WANF Starting early next month, CBS46 will begin calling itself Atlanta News First and will change its call letters to WANF-TV. It’s part of a rebranding campaign by new owners Atlanta-based Gray Television, which took over the station, along with Peachtree TV (WPCH-TV), last December after purchasing Meredith Corp.’s TV stations. Gray is trying to reinvigorate CBS46, a longtime ratings laggard under Meredith and has gone on a hiring spree this year with the intent of growing its newsroom by the end of the year by at least 40 people. Recently, its local news operation has seen a lift in ratings against NBC affiliate 11Alive (WXIA-TV) but remains behind leaders WSB-TV (Channel 2 Action News) and Fox 5 (WAGA-TV). The slogan “Atlanta News First,” said general manager Erik Schrader, “really matches up with what we’re trying to do. It seems like there is so much cable and national news. There’s room for us to be hyper local and make sure people understand that when we cover the news.” The call letters have been WGCL since 2000 when the station briefly used it to promote “Clear News.” Gray this year has added newscasts at 9 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on CBS46. It now has eight hours of local news on the channel, up from six hours a year ago. It has also added regular “One on One” interview specials on Peachtree TV from longtime journalist Monica Pearson, who so far has talked to a range of local celebrities such as rapper Yung Joc, comic Jeff Foxworthy and Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens. Gray is now one of the largest owners of TV stations in the United States. So- the former owners changed the call letters/ branding two decades ago- and now within 5 decades on the air- it changed it call letters. Wasn't Erik Schrader responsible for Cleveland 19? He should stop doing branding names for 4th place CBS affiliates.
  17. KTVI Channel 2/ ABC- St. Louis 1980
  18. YR contract ends in 2024 & Bold contract ends in 2023. The Bell Family that started both shows- the eldest son was responsible of selling the shows overseas. Where their $$$ comes from. Lee Philip Bell was very popular in Chicago back in the day at WBBM. Idk if the Family has some type of blood deal with CBS. Who knows both shows could get a year renewal before morphing into Paramount. I could see Bold either on Paramount or even take a dip to Pop ( at one time Bold was airing reruns on there) as for YR- it run by Sony Television Pictures. The Bells' own Bold outright. As for the ratings in the soap world they're looking at the demos18-49 & 18-25 arena and Bold has been beating big sister YR for several cycles. YR still #1 in HH. They could it cost 50 million dollars to produce a soap. When ABC dumped their two soaps; Madison Ave came out and said they were still invested in soap opera viewing, because the audience is there and stable. Do we really want to see more news in the afternoon? The soap audience hating seeing Talk Shows, or another news program replaced their soap. They've watched with their grandmothers, then their mothers and etc. They want the escapism, and they want to be entertained. They don't want to see GMA or Today on for the whole day. The executives at the network is looking at the bottom line of course, and today's executives seem to be more concern about cheaper program vs. the entertainment value. Anything is possible.
  19. Tell that to the people who still watch and tweet about it. As well have a podcast dedicated to genre. Oh yeah, that will go well with them with that flipping' comment.
  20. Days' budget had been cut over the years. The shows model was to tape way in advancement, so in July they were taping Christmas shows. A few years ago they fired the cast, but that was apart of the process for NBC to pay for the license fees. Sony treated Days' liked the red headed step child. They had reduced the pay for many of it actors, and the budget had been reduced alot. There was never any room in the budget for alot of things. Bold contract is up with CBS in 2023, and The Bell Family owns that show outright. They would have more staying power, because the show makes alot of $$$ overseas. The family both sold Bold and YR internationally. As for YR they have the biggest budget too, but CBS has cut their license fees over the years. Veteran actors have taken paycuts over the years. YR as well Bold have made $$$ overseas selling the show internationally. One reason Another World was cut was because NBC wanted to owned the show. P&G wasn't going to sell it to NBC so they axe the show for Passions. P&G wanted out of the soap business with Guiding Light and World Turns. Bold contract is up in 2023 & YR contract is up in 2024. ABC owns General Hospital outright, so they can axe them at anytime they want.
  21. Ernie Anderson on TV8 Cleveland on PM Magazine
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