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  1. The Legacy Gray stations are switching to Washington Post ARC from Clickibility, which is the same platform the former Raycom stations currently use. While all the former Raycom stations have the same basic design, the Legacy Gray stations are keeping the "look" of their former Clickiblity but the underpinnings are now from ARC. The main thing you notice is the Weather Pages from Legacy Gray and former Raycom are the same basic design. It has yet to be seen if the former Raycom stations will switch their design to fall in line with the Legacy Gray stations or not.
  2. Seems like WREG is having "renovations" done according to Tim Simpson their Chief Meteorologist. Not sure if this means they are getting a new set or not from their new corporate owner Nexstar.
  3. I don't think that really was a Gray corporate thing, the company itself is very hands off of their stations, minus the automation roll outs they have been doing to the Raycom stations. For example, Fox 13 in Memphis is owned by Cox and they fired their whole sports department when they took them over, now reporters and anchors do the sports segment. While Channel 9 in Charlotte still has a two person sports team. Same company, different outcomes. Trying to somewhat keep this on topic, it's interesting to see that Memphis and Charlotte have the same ownership groups in place now. Nexstar: WREG and WJZY. Gray: WMC and WBTV. Tegna: WATN and WCNC and Cox: WHBQ and WSOC. If you kinda count the fringe West Tennessee Counties in the Memphis DMA that see the Jackson, TN market, Bahakel: WBBJ and WCCB. So, just an interesting nugget.
  4. WZDX Fox in Huntsville made the switch to the new website layout today and kept its, rocketcitynow.com address. This means, as far as I know, WATN in Memphis is the only one of the Nexstar purchase stations that still has not made the switch. I am sure it will be any day now.
  5. Looks like KTVI also switched and KPLR lost its separate web address as it defaults to the page Fox2Now.com. This leaves WGN, as far as I know, as the lone holdout for the old Tribune web look.
  6. Seems basic. Not bad but not amazing. Maybe the wrong forum for this but million dollar question. Does Tegna drop the "Local" branding from WATN and WOI I know that was a Nexstar thing. Guess we will find out in the coming days and weeks.
  7. They are just still on the Nexstar Website host services for now. Other than that, they are full TEGNA station now, running a copyright and TEGNA corporate packages. This makes the 2nd TV market where two stations have the same website. As WHNT and WZDX both have the same website look. Only difference is the TENGA logo is swapped out for the Nexstar logo at the bottom of the page. We might have a third market like Memphis and Hunstville if WHO switches to the Nexstar look and WOI keeps its look for right now. I know TEGNA Is slowly updating their purchased stations websites from the (Tribune/Nexstar Castoffs) As WTIC, WNEP and WPMT have the TEGNA look. So it is a matter of time before WATN, WHO and WZDX along with KFSM and WQAD see a new format. Just don't know why Nexstar and TEGNA didnt work out when they swap web looks so this dual looking sites didn't happen.
  8. Waypoint also owned/operated the CBS station in Meridian WMDN 24. Does not look like that station is on the sale list, just WGBC FOX/NBC 30. So it will be interesting who gains that station in the CBS/FOX/NBC combo of stations. I know WTOK ABC 11 owned by Gray is the major dominate station in that 7 county DMA. Would be an uphill battle in Meridian for sure. Same goes for Standard in Jonesboro, AR and Jackson, TN. KAIT 8 (GRAY) and WBBJ 7 (Bahakel) are the long dominate stations in those markets. Will be interesting to see what happens, with them and the newshub in Little Rock.
  9. Word on the street is Grays Graphic hub did not do these graphics. They were done in-house at WAVE 3. Great look if you ask me. Good evolution of the Limerick package of late.
  10. WSFA 12 in Montgomery announced they are moving to a new facility located in a RSA building in downtown. Makes me wonder if this was in the works before Raycom whom was owned by RSA sold the company to Gray TV. Says they should move into their new facility early next year and leave their longtime home on East Delano Ave in Montgomery. https://www.wsfa.com/2019/11/09/wsfa-news-moving-new-downtown-montgomery-home/
  11. I am pretty sure that KATV ABC 7 is #1 in every time slot in Little Rock. I don't hear much out of 4 and 11. KATV was #1 under Albritton and Sinclair hasn't done anything to jeopardize that in, as of 2000 at least, a "red" state.
  12. Looks like WTVG 13ABC in Toledo also picked up the latest Gray Tv Graphics Package. Seems to be a more cobalt blue than other Former-Raycom stations are getting. Also the open is more like what WMC has than the others have been getting.
  13. Seems as if KLTV and KTRE have the new Gray Graphics package that WMC got recently. Weather Graphics are tad different than the WMC version. https://www.kltv.com/video/2019/08/05/gmet-express-pt-3/
  14. Gone is the set that LIN Media installed a few years ago. In is a new set, very different looking than the typical Nexstar "Set-In-A-Box". https://www.cbs42.com/news/local/cbs-42-unveils-new-state-of-the-art-studio/1992816969
  15. Looks like WTOL is starting to get the Tegna Look too with the Weather Graphics.... Keeping the First Alert Weather Branding... KWES 9 is still on the old Raycom look.
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