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  1. Back to the layoffs, are there any more forthcoming? I think the Q3 finances in early November will be a tell-tale.
  2. I suspect that the moment that another company, such as Graham, Cox or Gray, gets their hands on WFSB she will be cut loose.
  3. The publishing division will be next to impossible to sell. I agree the Time purchase was catastrophic for the company (and then they sold it at a big loss).
  4. If they are so cash strapped, they should just sell the stations and accept it at, say, $1.5 billion. That would give them the money for magazine operations through the pandemic.
  5. Probably making things cheaper for a company sale.
  6. Especially when they have far less footprint than Nexstar or Gray.
  7. Then probably back in the spring of 2022.
  8. I suspect once power is largely restored to Lake Charles, they should be back in that building, although they would need a temporary set with all new equipment in the conference room or somewhere else on the property (does Gray have a mobile newsroom that they can bring to Lake Charles?). I would suspect everything inside the newsroom is a total loss and that would need to be gutted and rebuilt. Another challenge is housing for those who may have had homes destroyed or severely damaged. Even once they return, I suspect some staff will continue to work out of WAFB or KALB.
  9. Or Columbus News Now? That would be a more suitable branding. I think the DOJ would be more likely to raise a stink here. They already have the most powerful station and a second station (via SSA). They would completely dwarf their only real competition (Nexstar). One possibility I could see is that they may have to give up one of the networks over (to 3.2), similar to what happened in Hawaii.
  10. That would create a monopoly in Lake Charles, even though as a low-powered station it would be completely legal.
  11. WLTZ has always been a total ratings dog. 3rd in a 2-station market. WTVM has always dominated and WRBL has always been a distant second.
  12. From the sounds of things, some staff also moved to KALB in Alexandria.
  13. I don't know how Gray deals with master control. However, the building - apart from the newsroom - looks to be in decent shape and the building is probably not a total loss (but the equipment may be), so they could probably get temporary equipment (if Gray recently replaced equipment from another station, they could send it to Lake Charles) and make a makeshift newsroom in the conference room or somewhere else in the building. I do think their best hope in the short term is to use a subchannel of KVHP, either by dumping their DT3 (Circle) or DT4 (Ion) or adding a DT5.
  14. I'd suspect that KPLC will stay at WAFB until conditions in Lake Charles are somewhat habitable, then the conference room or something would be the makeshift newsroom until repairs are done. The rest of the building looks okay.
  15. I believe all the Gray stations in Louisiana are covering KPLC (via WAFB) on a subchannel.
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