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  1. Correct me if I am wrong but doesn't Gray TV own a partial stake in "Sarkes Tarzian, Inc.". I know it's not controlling, but still. Very interesting.
  2. Noticed this on KITV's updated website today. WEWS called. They want their logo back. Haha. Also to keep it with the thread, new abc logo added for tax.
  3. Just saw that former WMC Meteorologist Nick Gunter is now at Gray Sister station WSFA in Montgomery. https://www.wsfa.com/2021/09/24/wsfa-12-news-welcomes-meteorologist-nick-gunter-team/
  4. You can add WTVM to the list to gain the HoneyComb look too. Their banner at WTVM.COM also carries that same look (in the blue and gold color scheme), as WTVY, KOSA, and others. (I guess this, the WMC package, along with the WAFF/WDAM, and WLOX package, are the 4 packages Gray is rolling out across the board right now)...
  5. Looks like the Tegna change train is coming to WZDX in Huntsville on Monday as well. Gone is the WZDX Fox Nexstar era branding and logo. The new look will bring a return to Fox 54 brand, complete with the same 5 from WOI. The weather team posted on social media saying the new brand and full Tegna look will occur on Monday, Sept. 27th.
  6. Seeing some major changes to WMC in Memphis starting tomorrow, seems like they are moving around their whole daytime lineup according to zap2it. Old Schedule 11 AM - Live with Kelly & Ryan 12 PM - AN5 @ Midday 1 PM - Days of our Lives 2 PM - Kelly Clarkson 3 PM - AN5 @ 3 4 PM - AN5 @ 4 New Schedule 11 AM - AN5 @ Midday 12 PM - Bluff City Life 12:30 PM - Draft Kings Sports Book Report 1 PM - Days of our Lives 2 PM - Dr. Oz Show 3 PM - Kelly Clarkson 4 PM - AN5 @ 4 As far as I can tell, Live with Kelly and Ryan will no longer be seen in Memphis after WMC drops it. Also WVTM in Birmingham is moving their talk show line up around starting Sept 13th. Right now WVTM airs Kelly at noon, Days at 1 pm, Tamron at 2 pm and Ellen at 3 pm. On the 13th Tamron will move to noon, Days still at 1, Ellen will move to 2 pm and Kelly will move to 3 pm.
  7. WILX News 10 in Lansing /Jackson market updated their logo to a red box from the previous blue, also transitioned to the First Alert Weather branding. The graphics look similar to the WAVE/WMBF look. They even did a whole news article about their changes. https://www.wilx.com/2021/08/30/wilx-news-10-announces-new-branding-first-alert-chief-meteorologist-darrin-rockcole-11am-newscast-renewed-focus-original-local-reporting/
  8. Looking at distance, Houston is around 5 1/2 hours from Nola. Memphis is about 6 hours. They could head north to WATN/WLMT since they are Tegna now. KYTX in Tyler, Texas could be an option, but like KBMT I fear they would be too small. Then there is WFAA in Dallas and WXIA in Atlanta, wile a greater distance... still large facilities to handle extra staffing.
  9. Big news for them. Gray is HQ in Atlanta and will give them a Flagship in CBS 46 WGCL (A city they also announced they are building a whole studio city in the metro... new studios for 46?). Also, helps them complete their Alabama cluster with getting Mobile, something Raycom never did. Also gives them every major market in Tennessee, South Carolina and Missouri. Plus Arizona and Nevada. Lot of good synergy with this purchase and helps them grow into a major player like Nexstar and Sinclair have in the past few years. Interesting note in the press release: " Gray currently operates in only one of these television markets, the Flint-Saginaw DMA. To facilitate regulatory approvals for this transaction, Gray will divest its ABC affiliate in the market, WJRT-TV, to an independent third-party no later than the closing of the Meredith acquisition." I assume, WNEM (CBS) is the higher rated station in that market over WJRT (ABC)? Usually Gray keeps the station they already own in a market.
  10. Coahoma County which Clarksdale, MS is located in, does actually belong to the Memphis DMA. Also Cox owns both WABG in Greenville and WHBQ in Memphis, so I wouldn't see Gray picking up that cluster.
  11. Both WTVM and WLTZ website now confirm the Shared Service Agreement. Looks like WLTZ will get a new logo, now Local 38. "WTVM News Leader 9 is pleased to be able to provide WLTZ NBC 38 with some of the market’s top-rated local newscasts from WTVM for the WLTZ audience beginning November 23rd. The partnership between WTVM and WLTZ means we will continue to explore ways to enhance our service to the local community. That service is always focused on expanding the ways we can bring timely and essential local news, local sports and weather coverage to more viewers in the Columbus-Auburn area." https://www.wtvm.com/2020/11/22/some-wtvm-news-leader-newscasts-will-be-seen-wltz-nbc/ https://www.wltz.com/2020/11/23/some-wtvm-news-leader-9-newscasts-will-be-seen-on-wltz-nbc-38/
  12. Looks like WAVE 3 launched their new VizRT graphics. With an orange and blue version of the Gray graphics. Gone is the great custom look they created.
  13. Seems like Gray is at it again. A reporter for WLTZ in Columbus, Georgia has reported that Gray has agreed to purchase the NBC and CW affiliate from SagamoreHill Broadcasting. To merge it with already owned ABC WVTM 9 and operated WXTX Fox 54. Will be interesting to see how this plays out in a tiny market with only 4 stations. No word if any other SagamoreHill stations are sold.
  14. I will be honest this all sounds no different than what Raycom did back in Hawaii. Raycom owned KHNL NBC 13 and KFVE MYTV 5 while KGMB CBS 9 had a different owner. Raycom took over KGMB (CBS) and moved the whole station to channel 5. Channel 9 became MyTV as K5. If I am not mistaken only KGMB (5) and KHNL (13) were owned by Raycom? So it was legal since they didn't technically own KFVE (9) (Now KIII). Also Nexstar just had this happen in South Texas, KVEO was NBC and KGBT was CBS 4. CBS 4 was given to Nexstar from the Sinclair/Tribune Mishap , affiliation and people and property was moved to 23.2 but Sinclair kept the KGBT 4 tower. So it sounds like it's legal, since Gray already owned KYES and KTUU legally, no stations changed hands just intellectual property? I have a feeling Gray will pull a Dakota News Now in Anchorage... Plucking the talent from each station (Like they did for KDLT and KSFY) and creating one bold branding. I guess Raycom did that too when Hawaii News Now was created. This is just a guess, but GCI is the major cell phone player in Alaska.... KTVA spectrum bait?
  15. Looks like Gray just took the 5 from the current KYES MyNetwork TV logo and slapped a CBS network eye next to i t.
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