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  1. KVIA (ABC-7 El Paso) finally debuted a new set. The studio is by FX Design.
  2. WUTV's new 10:00 show debuts tonight (it'll be here to watch most likely). To save you all the click, here's the anchor lineup: WTVH news anchor Michael Benny, WHAM chief meteorologist Scott Hetsko, and WHAM sports director Mike Catalana. It's kinda interesting considering WHAM produces a 10:00 show for WUHF at the same time of WUTV's new show, so I wonder if Hetsko's and Catalana's segments will be pre-taped. That is a pretty good anchor lineup though.
  3. It was Soo Kim and Standard General.
  4. A legend of Dayton TV news is retiring: longtime WHIO sports director Mike Hartsock. He's calling it a career after nearly 40 years at channel 7.
  5. I really hope Comcast at least partially reverses some of these drops, or else they're probably going to lose some subscribers in Bristol County and NH's Upper Valley. In Bristol County's case, even though it is part of the Providence metro area for Census purposes, the majority of the county (save for the I-195 corridor in the south) is Boston through and through. And none of the Burlington stations cover NH very much, if at all. It is also worth noting that in significant parts of Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland, they're dropping WGAL and WBAL so that viewers will be forced to watch NBC on O&Os WCAU and WRC. You can't tell me that wasn't a factor.
  6. Here's more from the Anchorage Daily News. On a related note, I wonder what impacts this will have on Southeast Alaska. Did Gray also acquire the CBS affiliation for Southeast Alaska as well, or does GCI still own it? I have a feeling we will know more once Gray's acquisition of KATH/KSCT closes, which I have a feeling will be followed by an acquisition of the CBS Southeast cluster (KTNL Sitka / KUBD Ketchikan / KXLJ Juneau). KTUU has dominated Alaska news for as long as it's been around.
  7. I sure do! Great job guys, and welcome to TVNT!
  8. Welp... can't say I didn't see this coming... https://www.newsbreak.com/oklahoma/oklahoma-city/news/0PW5GhWH/oklahoma-station-tweets-misleading-headline-about-wearing-masks
  9. The worst part about this is that Scripps did a nice job with new logos for WCPO and KIVI (and, before the new graphics, WMAR), but then come out with this. Hopefully this isn't the real logo, because this really sucks.
  10. All of this is precisely the reason why nearly the entire state of Wyoming should be a single market. Cheyenne and Casper are too small to justify each of them having their own market. Meanwhile, there are parts of Wyoming, most notably Gillette, Laramie and Sheridan, that are in the Denver and Rapid City markets. I can understand western Wyoming being part of the Salt Lake and Idaho Falls / Pocatello markets, but the rest of the state should be one single market. I wonder if WMBB is doing WPGX's news in Panama City. The ownership and affiliation structure in Panama City is mostly the same as in Dothan.
  11. Definitely possible. It's also worth noting that Gray is by far the largest company to ever own a Juneau television station, so for the first time, there's a company that at least appears to have the resources needed to start a news operation in the market. We shall see...
  12. As far as I know, there are no local inserts on any of the SE Alaska stations of any kind; all of the news comes from each of the stations' corresponding network affiliates in Anchorage (KATH/KSCT from KTUU, CBS Southeast from KTVA, and KJUD from KYUR/KTBY). There is one other significant factor that probably prevents a local news operation in SE Alaska: the region's geography. Getting between Juneau and anywhere else requires boat or plane. On top of that, there are no cities and towns in the region that are accessible from the rest of Alaska or Canada by road, except for Haines, Skagway and Hyder.
  13. I really hope so, but I think that KATH/KSCT will probably just continue with the KTUU simulcasts that they currently have, at least in the near term. But this does make a lot of sense; now Gray has an NBC monopoly in Alaska. One thing I know that Gray will do: fix the stations' websites! EDIT: Paperwork is up. Purchase price: $1.5 million.
  14. In Cincinnati, WKRC won all weekday newscasts. Looks like it was WKRC in first, WXIX second, WCPO third, and WLWT last.
  15. https://deadline.com/2020/04/coronavirus-donald-trump-priorities-usa-1202906890/ Trump is probably going after WJFW for a few reasons: The station is in Wisconsin, a state that is probably the most important in the upcoming election. Weak, cash-strapped owner in Rockfleet. Small market (keep in mind that WJFW primarily serves Rhinelander rather than Wausau). I feel like WJFW was an easy target for Trump.
  16. No new graphics on WXYZ yet, but I found this: Can't be long now.
  17. I wasn't planning on bumping this thread for this news, but since someone else did I guess I'll do it after all: There's another new Spectrum News 1 channel, and it's based in Worcester, Massachusetts. In addition to Worcester and central Mass, the channel also covers the Berkshires (finally giving that region Mass-based news) as well as towns of the Pioneer Valley where Spectrum is the cable provider (such as Chicopee). For the Worcester area, this replaces Charter TV3, which formerly carried Worcester News Tonight. WNT's anchors and reporters carried over to the new Spectrum News 1. I for one am really excited about this. Since the TWC merger, Charter has invested a lot of money to expand their presence in Massachusetts, including expanding broadband service to several rural towns throughout the Commonwealth
  18. As far as I know only the land that WTVQ's stick and studios sit on is owned by Nexstar; they probably lease them to Morris. Nexstar has no operational control over WTVQ whatsoever.
  19. Little off-beat, but since we're talking about the ABC O&O's, I'll put this out: most of the ABC O&O's meterologists met for a summit in NYC: https://twitter.com/abc7dallas/status/1220061479715721216?s=20
  20. WPLG has an agreement with Graham so that they are able to continue using Graham's graphics and website.
  21. Scripps is beginning to integrate KASW into KNXV; there is now a KASW section of abc15.com. Looks like they will change from "The CW Phoenix" to "CW61 Arizona". However: Nexstar's KASW website is still active, KASW's public files and children's programming files are not on KNXV's website yet, and KASW has not moved into KNXV's studio yet, although I bet that will come soon. Also, none of Scripps' other new stations have switched to their website styles yet.
  22. When I first heard that Scripps was getting WSFL I thought it was because they would try and get WPLG or WSVN, but obviously that doesn't appear to be the case (at least for now). I think there still may be a possibility that WSFL gets Fox or ABC in the future.
  23. What is Gray up to in New Hampshire? They are buying WYCU-LD in Charlestown, NH (currently owned by Greg Uhrin) for $75,000. https://tvnewscheck.com/article/top-news/240353/station-trading-roundup-6-deals-2175000/ My only guess is that they'll use WYCU as a translator for WCAX, but Charlestown is at the very southeastern tip of the market. It could also be an attempt to get WCAX coverage in southeast Vermont without irking WBZ. Stay tuned...
  24. TV3 New Zealand is in serious trouble. Its parent, MediaWorks, is selling its TV business, but there's a big possibility that it will not find a buyer, possibly causing TV3 to shut down. https://tvnewscheck.com/article/top-news/240199/tv-business-struggling-in-new-zealand/
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