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Everything posted by ns8401

  1. I was more referring to changing the name of the show and the format to be more like GMA… they can play 3rd wheel anchors if they want and probably be ok. I’ll bet there are a lot of rusted in place dials out there that won’t care.
  2. Los Angeles isn’t New York. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. All those people that tune in expect the same basic product they are getting now. What you are suggesting is like New Coke.
  3. There could be a thousand reasons why someone would move to a local station from a national one that don’t involve pay. When it comes down to it these are still people and despite the minor fame it works exactly the way it would in literally any other job.
  4. WXYZ can get away with that with no station slogan and the alternating designations WXYZ, 7 and Channel 7 used interchangeably in their advertising. They’ve been using those three as their main branding since the 1970’s and maybe longer. CBS has the problem of it being too new and sharing call letters with WWJ 950AM… they already brand themselves starting with WWJ. So this is very unlikely.
  5. So you didn’t ask the $64 question about how well it’s really doing?
  6. Growing fast by what sort of measure? If it’s 0.2 to 0.4 that’s not exactly celebration worthy…
  7. The format itself is known for what they call “happy talk”… things like “gee it’s a shame that happened” or “let’s hope they get those guys!”.. are you suggesting it goes beyond innocuous comments?
  8. Editorial contributions on every story were once a standard operating procedure some places you realize…
  9. WTMJ Morning Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn is leaving for WXYZ in Detroit. She will be doing weekend evenings and during the week fill-ins. She starts in late May. Meanwhile Mike Taylor was promoted from weekend evenings to weekday morning meteorologist replacing Kevin Jeanes who just left for WMAQ in Chicago. https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2023/4/13/headed-to-motown
  10. Probably the latter is more likely than the former.
  11. Fair enough. I would have liked to have discussed the wisdom of that sort of business decision which isn’t geared to maximize profits but I’ve got a sour taste in my mouth now so forget it.
  12. That’s fine. There’s a better way to approach people here. Whether he’s right or not is immaterial. Being right isn’t a license to flatten people in a condescending manner.
  13. Pandemic winding down playing a role as people find other things to do?
  14. Whether you appreciate it or not your smug know it all attitude isn’t really welcome. Knock it off. I would try to rebut this but why bother? It’s not like you politely listen anyways.
  15. Not everywhere they don’t. No way.
  16. There can’t be much profit in a show that nobody watches. You could probably make more money with a test pattern.
  17. At least he seems to be taking it in stride.
  18. The folks in Roanoke shouldn’t jump the gun then.
  19. That’s what I was looking for. So for on air purposes he was just Mark Giangreco with Sports or something to that effect?
  20. What was the title they used on air for Mark if any?
  21. So Jim Rose is signed until 2023 it looks like when he will be 70. I’m gonna take a chance and guess it’s his last contract. Is there any chance Dionne Miller is in line to get the top job beyond that?
  22. I’m gonna guess a lack thereof. But if she doesn’t realize she’s a ditz then she’s the only one which would be appropriate I suppose. Still not the most professional thing to do on his part. My guess would be that this was the straw that broke the camels back.
  23. Do they really need to move?
  24. They dwelled on Tiger Woods a little much last night. Why do we need a rehash of the guys last win at the Masters and how everybody felt about it that lasted almost as long as the original report? The other issue is revealing so much in the teaser they are literally repeating themselves word for word in the newscast. I’ve been watching some of the old ABC newscasts lately and this kind of sloppy stuff sticks out like a sore thumb.
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