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  1. When you say ratings are better than expected...how much better? For close 30 years the people of Detroit has been waiting. On another site the set was a topic of discussion. Have they talked about expanding the set. The topics have been how small it's etc. The station has the space because it inside WKBD studios from their time from then FOX/UPN. Just want to know what discussion have been had. Their newscast seems great and slow pacing. Less crime stories, so overall it does seem a well put together newscast. WWJ news certainly & hopefully nothing like WOIO or WGCL/WANF.
  2. Fred Kalil will retire from ATL tv in April after 30 years.
  3. 46 has passed 11 many times in the last 15 years. When CBS' primetime was hot in 2005ish- 2009/10. When CSI was the lead-in into the 11pm news. Then WGCL 11pm was beating WXIA. When WGCL put a morning news back on and called it "Better Mornings" it was neck to neck with WXIA in the mornings. As Gannett became TEGNA and 11 changed so much due to the company mandates. 11 saw it audience shrink. Despite changes in ownership and call letters GCL/ANF.
  4. Sure and you have a bridge in Arizona to sell. WSB still commands 50% of the audience share in last year ratings WSB won every newscast. When it was WGCL it tied with WXIA or beat WXIA. You definitely have to slaughter WXIA and WAGA to take on the 800lb gorilla. They will beat WXIA for sure, but they have their work to touch WAGA.
  5. Jennifer Rigby- WXIA News Director is headed Gray as a consultant. Last year as WGCL- the station either tied with 11 or beat them for 3rd place.
  6. I think Roland's studios is in D.C. and TEGNA owns WUSA- that why he going with them. Idk he was pushing this deal. At the end of the day the TEGNA deal is the worse thing for broadcast. Here's hoping it doesn't go through.
  7. KXAN is 1st but KVUE is right behind them- there one newscast I was told they win. KEYE is beating KTBC in a few newscast. This was discuss on another website. I was shocked KEYE was making movement.
  8. That station always seems they can't keep a news director. Also KCTV in 4th place too.
  9. WSYX #1 at 5, 6pm WCMH 2nd at 5pm/3rd at 6pm WBNS 3rd at 5pm/2nd at 6pm- [there a promo where they're #1 at 11pm] Would like WSYX post the 11pm numbers
  10. The kid from Toledo should of been on the morning news with Angela Ann. Now the best scenario should of been Jeff Hogan and Tracey Townsend at 10TV Yolanda Harris/Kurt Ludlow/Terri Sullivan on 6 On Your side Yeah I know wishful thinking- However, no he doesn't belong on 6. His thing is more for the morning news not primetime. He no Jerry Revish, and with 10TV going from the gold standard to a broke down Winnebago. You get what you pay for under TEGNA. Jeff Hogan/ Yolanda Harris would be perfect with Jerry Martz. I'm ready for them to retire Dom Tiberi. He ones of the last from the past along with Colleen Marshall and Terri Sullivan. Most from back in the day have left local tv news. I have found no evidence of WTVN or WSYX hitting tops back in the day. WTVN was #2 in the mid 70s when ABC was riding high and WCMH was in the gutter. WBNS of course a very starch and conservative news operation was sitting at #1. 80s very competitive with Doug/Mona from Cleveland. Michelle Gailiun with Tom Ryan/ Lou Forrest provided a strong #2 beating BNS by couple points at 6/11pm in the late 80s. 90s ownership woes and talent changes played with WSYX - WCMH and WBNS in the fight of neck to neck at 11pm during NBC's ER/Friends era. I've always hated how Sinclair owned both ABC & FOX because in a top 30 market. I always wish River City and Sinclair never merge. I always saw WSYX being owned by Young Broadcasting. I would have love to see a [4] newsroom competition. Cincinnati and Cleveland has it, and the Columbus market has always been an odd ball. Columbus market bigger than Cincinnati, and it still seems odd. Media General wasn't bad- honestly the did more good than bad. Outlet did alot of investment into WCMH during their heyday. I think with NBC owning the station. It was seen as a network O&O came to Columbus. Which never happened, and a bigger owner than the Wolfe's. Taft was good in it day, but Channel 6 was owned by Private Equity Group. {Anchor Media, Continental Ltd, River City} Sinclair was nothing but some mediocre company from Maryland. Owning a few stations here and there at the time.
  11. They were #2 with her and the ratings keep going up. She got her big pay check over at 10TV. I was told people told her not to go over there, but she saw the legacy of the station. Not only that, but she was popular with the public. When you have a big Q score they don't snatch you away from the competition. Angela Pace she wanted more $$$ at WCMH back in the day. 10TV under the Wolfe's snatch her up and 10TV over took News4 in 1992. Andrea Cambern as well got a paycheck too. in 1981, when Channel 6 was owned by Taft and was WTVN. Michelle Gailiun got a nice big paycheck as well too. Sinclair is known for not paying. WJLA is in a top 10 market, and Leon Harris and Maureen Bunyan who brought lots to the table didn't get renewed because they made too much under Sinclair's eyes. Let be honest. If she had stayed and at least was making 150K. She would of been at #1 on WSYX instead of making double the amount now sitting at #2 at BNS,.
  12. Give the people what they want. I remember when WSYX numbers in the morning were trash. Now, now the folks at Ten TV is in the shock of it life. They still have a promo saying they're #1 at 11pm However, it great to be #1. Let hope WSYX is paying staff like they're #1. WBNS paid Yolanda Harris more $$$. WSYX should of pony up those dollars for her to stay. Very interesting how the tide has turned.
  13. The audience who've been around will cling to a channel #. They will see the # in the logo, because people only remember the abstract. They sure move The Young and The Restless around in San Diego. Wasn't it just a decade ago they moved to 11am?
  14. Detroit- At WDIV- Sandra Ali leaving WDIV after 13 years. She worked at both WJBK & WDIV. speculation is she headed to WWJ. https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2023/01/24/wdiv-local-4-anchor-sandra-ali-leaving/69832593007/ At WXYZ- Dave LewAllen is retiring after 35 yrs at Broadcast House. Some time in April when he'll retire. https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/television/2023/01/26/dave-lewallen-retiring-detroit-wxyz-tv/69842503007/
  15. WADL didn't like the contract and terms of the CBS contract that why they never affiliated with them. WADL's owners wanted more $$$ out of the CBS deal back in 94. If Cox hadn't sold WKBD in 1993, WKBD probably would of been the CBS affiliate. When WKBD was FOX50 it 10pm did well. I'm sure under Cox in the 90s it would of pony up the $$$ and would compete against 2,4,7. I remember back in the 90s 62 mgmt kept saying a local news was coming in 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000. By then WKBD/WWJ were merged under the CBS/Paramount brand. Using WKBD's facilities to do 10&11pm news then it get the axe. 20 years later a newscast returns. Almost 30 years to the network switch. It good to see them doing a newscast, but with so many new talent- at sometime you do have to bring in a talent in the market that has a name brand the audience knows. Someone posted online and said "62 has news" CBS prime time has done well in Detroit battling WXYZ & WJBK for 3rd in prime time. I hope there some good promos at 62CBS.
  16. What exactly does that mean? Houston itself is growing by leaps and bounds. The population growth is massive. #8 tv market has to be attractive to businesses.
  17. In Minneapolis -it was due to WFTC being owned by Clear Channel & KMSP was UPN owned by Chris Craft/United TV. It was ownership of both stations. FOX29 became UPN 29 and KMSP went back to FOX. FOX ended up owning both stations. Then 29 ended up at 9+ No really the same thing with KCBS/KCAL.
  18. What lame brain consultant is coming up with these stupid branding names?
  19. {from ftvlive.com) On Monday, Tegna’s WBNS (Columbus) parted ways with News Director Jennifer Nickels. According to sources, the decision was due to a loss of sponsorships and high turnover at the station. Mason Waldvogel is currently serving as the acting news director while the station searches for a replacement. In an email to staff, station General Manager John Cardenas informed employees of the change. Nickels' Twitter bio previously listed her as the news director at 10TV, but that information has since been removed. It is unclear what her future plans are at this time {How the mighty as fallen over at Twin Rivers Drive}
  20. To be morning weather forecaster....interesting
  21. Scripps, Hearst and CBS is also in the market in Baltimore.
  22. I thought maybe because she had kids back-to back. They should get Jeff Booth back. I'm loving this- how the mighty has fallen at Twin Rivers Dr.
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