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Everything posted by GoldenShine9

  1. It's always possible they could snag an network affiliation once others have theirs expire.
  2. I believe KSLA changed to the GrayONE package today.
  3. There is another station in the market with the First Alert branding? Could that be why they have a non-standard branding?
  4. That includes the many markets that Gray and Nexstar compete in as well?
  5. A new logo as well. Hint to WCSC: Bring back the old red 5 logo, with that font for "Live" and "WCSC".
  6. They probably also realized that it would be a critical piece of a potential sale. In addition, the insurance costs in Florida as a whole are skyrocketing now and that would be outrageously high where they were previously.
  7. Nexstar is in many of those markets and can just put the affiliation on their own stations.
  8. A weekend schedule is best on major holidays. Even normal local shift workers wouldn't likely need the news before about 5 or 6 am then.
  9. Even a 2 am or 3 am start could be argued for in those markets.
  10. It's still about as good of a situation as they could realistically expect. Now, the ball is in your court, the McBrides.
  11. It does better than WXIA in most timeslots.
  12. Just as I expected. The best move for CBS would be to sell WUPA.
  13. KTIV, having basically scooped every free agent up from the ashes of KMEG/KPTM, is adding additional newscasts - an additional 30 minutes weekdays at noon, and news in the mornings on weekends.
  14. If Nexstar can find cap space, they would be an excellent fit for them.
  15. In those markets mentioned, Gray should take a stab at the network affiliations of the Sinclair zombie stations. Having a Fox and a Big Three affiliation would be especially beneficial, as it expands their newscast options. WALA, for example, could add additional evening newscasts and a 10 pm newscast to compete with WKRG if they took the NBC affiliation away. On the flip side, in Columbia and Sioux City, extended morning newscasts and 9/10 pm newscasts could be added with the Fox affiliation on their DT2.
  16. If they can snag network affiliations from the Sinclair zombie stations, they would gain further revenue and likely add more staff and newscasts.
  17. It seems Gray has been hiring quite a few of the best people let go as Sinclair made the big cuts. I know KTIV had quite a few openings though, so this is a good time to pick them up. I wouldn't be surprised if they added additional newscasts (do they do morning news on weekends, for example?)
  18. The former News Director and lead Anchor at KMEG/KPTM (Sioux City) was hired as the News Director at KTIV (the position was open at the time and Gray took advantage). It's the first major pickup of someone laid off from Sinclair because of their cuts.
  19. I smell them having to sell their stations off too, or Apollo having to let go of Cox. He needs to run away and not be seen again in the industry.
  20. They could talk to CBS about acquiring WUPA there. Also that could be a way to fill market gaps as well.
  21. I think that appears to be the case. I'm sure Nexstar would love a news-producing outlet there, but that is virtually impossible. I know Nexstar is capped out.
  22. It still does NOTHING to either solve the conflicts in ownership in 5 markets, nor does it settle the issue of foreign money being involved. They could promise 10 years and that wouldn't work.
  23. Honestly, Nexstar should use those call letters for one of their stations. They have two of the stations (the former WLWC and WLWD), although WLWT is pretty much off limits to them.
  24. KIRO and WSB could always use a duopoly partner.
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