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Webovision

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  1. oh... to be one of you that hasn’t experienced a change in ownership... it might take YEARS for the ex-Trib stations to be fully homogenized by their new owners... there is a lot more important gear that needs to be swapped out first... master control automation and newsroom systems come to mind... a lot of tribune’s in-house systems will need to go... to say nothing of networking/IT infra... graphics are going to be low priority... Trib is on Viz, and viz hardware can last a while...Scripps still hasn’t replaced the Journal gfx on KGUN... it’s closing in on five years... i predict these graphics will be around until late 2021 at the earliest...
  2. thought this might be of interest to some of you... especially those around LA... your chance to own some local TV history!! recently was in the los angeles area and paid a visit to Apex Electronics surplus at the suggestion of an engineer i know... what a joint! the place has an indoor portion made up of tall shelves crammed with old electronic equipment... and an outdoor junkyard that has a selection ranging from airplane parts to microwave antennas to piles of old betacam decks... a dumping ground for electronics the studios and networks no longer want... didn't get any pics myself, but this video from 9 years ago will give you a good feel for the place... right now... they have a lot of old gear with NBC asset tags on it... probably from NBC Burbank?? to think what that gear "saw"... the analog signal of Carson passing through them... saw something from just about every other local station too... KCOP/KTTV video patch bays... KCBS edit controllers... old studio cameras with Paramount asset tags (KTLA??) old radio cart machines... some of the first grass valley switchers made... all part of the history of tv broadcasting in the area... anyone ever find a place near you like this??
  3. i would not put it past him.... sam shane was popular in sacramento... gone... marty griffin in pittsburgh... not an anchor... but still popular... gone... plenty of other departures of popular, well-paid talent who were shown the door at those two stations... even more people behind the scenes... news directors... managing editors... executive producers... cutting the fat off the payroll....
  4. this guy has been lasting less than a year in all his roles at CBS... he was named KDKA GM almost a year ago... lasted less than a year in sacramento... now they're moving him back to the west coast... not long enough to settle in... just long enough to fire people CBS wants gone... be prepared for some staffing shake ups at KCBS/KCAL...
  5. no doubt about it... classic management interference right there... sports broadcasts bring in the big bucks... don't want to piss off a client with your tornado warning ticker covering their phone number... and the postgame sponsor paid for the whole show... not the part covered up by some weather guy with his sleeves rolled up... WGN has only so many games left to milk sweet ad revenue from... and of course... nobody wants to deal with angry cubbies fans... drunkenly hooting and hollering to the poor assignment desk about how distracting the weather double box is...
  6. that is how this industry works now.... look at jeff zucker... the smart people are looking towards the exit... not looking to become a manager...
  7. if only the consultants were as bright as the people on tvnewstalk!!! this would definitely put a spike in the ratings..... so many people changed the channel the first time they didn't hear that music..... never to return...
  8. i think it has been like that for a while... looks to me like an intern putting the o&o website logos together accidentally used the superbowl one from a few years ago... from this very web site...
  9. amusing... WNWT's antenna just so happens to be on a Trump property... "Trump world tower"... coincidence i'm sure...
  10. looks like wallpaper they bought at home depot... yet they didn't bother to paint the insides of those massive holes drilled underneath the big monitor array... scripps is getting cheap!!!
  11. if a monitor is kicking out that much light... OSHA might want to know...
  12. all of the former "a" studios and master control are now the sales dept... was the newsroom until early this year... the weather center is in part of the old control room for the "new" studio a... when i was there... b1 studio was the sports department office... did they move them into the new newsroom? b1 control was the 90's tape library and the "mail room" was a miscellaneous room that radio was using for facebook stuff... so many odd little rooms in that building that used to be "something"... "c2 control room" on the second floor has electrical boxes on the wall that still have labels on them for old TV equipment... will be a shame if radio moves out and scripps downsizes...
  13. looking forward to "always sunny in philadelphialand" coming to the parks real soon... i'll be first in line for the frank reynolds experience ride...
  14. rumor has it there is a reason the peacock was omitted from the logo itself.... don't want to spoil too much.... but rumor is there were some concerns.... concerns that nbc might pull something like they did in Boston... with a station that had the for sale sign out front at the time..... probably kicking the tv news talk beehive here...
  15. 'PIX only went for $75 mil??? better stations in much smaller markets were going for that 10 years ago... THIS is why the Cox family is dumping their TV stations... losing value FAST!!! get out while you can before they're worth less than the equipment inside... what a deal for nexstar if they exercise the option... that station will be worth even less by then!!!
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