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Everything posted by NEOMatrix

  1. Schedule could’ve been this: 4:30-7: Good Morning Show 7-9: CBS This Morning 9-10: Good Morning Show: 2nd Cup
  2. According to Zap2it, Waynesville's Comcast system carries NBC from Jacksonville and CBS/Fox/ABC from Savannah. Plus, the system apparently goes only up to Channel 61, so it's a system Comcast never upgraded.
  3. If it was any other shop, they would’ve re-read the rules to her and suspended her AT WORST. I’m actually glad she took the high road, but STILL...
  4. Back to WOIO’s woes. From relegating Jeff Tanchak to mornings, to firing or forcing out almost every anchor and reporter worth a damn, WOIO is definitely a shell of its former self, all because Raycom wanted to “borg” WOIO into one of its stations, which itself isn’t bad. The problem is that the product was so dumbed down that WOIO now feels bush-league compared to the others. The set is nice and the graphics are nice, but WOIO doesn’t have the “faces” to be competitive, with Chris Tanaka needing a Red Bull and Tiffani Tucker STILL trying to be “Great Value Romona Robinson”.
  5. Ewww! On a more serious note, it’s replacing 4 episodes of Family Feud, so WUAB isn’t losing much. And that’s another thing! What is it with ex-Raycom stations and crappy syndication lineups?!?
  6. Honestly, I like KIRO’s Tonight attempt. Looks clean and simple without being drab. WPXI? Their attempt was good too and yes, the current graphics have serviced WPXI long enough.
  7. It looks fine but it’s going to be pretty dated a few years from now.
  8. WGBH and WBZ have been able to (sort of) successfully capitalize on call letters. This move keeps the brand equity but brings the brand into the future.
  9. Only a matter of time until all of the ex-LIN shells go to Nexstar. Don’t be surprised if Vaughan is next.
  10. And they did it WITHOUT fake brick or rock walls
  11. That’s shocking if KYES is going to air separate newscasts. Kind of thought that Gray would attempt the “News Now” route, so this is impressive.
  12. They’re not great but they’re not awful. They’re there.
  13. Back to Drew Barrymore, WUAB, NOT WOIO aired a promo announcing that they’re airing her talk show in the 5pm slot on September 14th. Not surprising WOIO didn’t take it considering almost every talk show that goes to 19 USUALLY BOMBS WITHIN TWO SEASONS. If Barrymore has any modicum of success, Gray may move it to WOIO to bolster the newscasts but take it with a grain of salt.
  14. WUFT called. They want their logo back!
  15. That leaves Dr. Phil as the only syndicated show in KDKA’s lineup.
  16. Or have it all redirect to Alaskanewsnow.com eventually?
  17. Definitely deserves to Rest In Peace. Dick Goddard was such a legend, especially to caring for the animals. So may he be welcomed into Heaven.
  18. NEOMatrix


    The real question is: does Nexstar even have the stomach to do another WPTY-to-WATN style makeover, AGAIN? Last I checked, it didn’t work the last time and WATN/WLMT was cast off to Tegna for keep WREG in the Nexstar fold.
  19. NEOMatrix


    If Nexstar makes the investments to WGNO that Benson, Raycom, and Gray made to WVUE, WGNO might actually be a factor in New Orleans.
  20. My guess is that the next few months, KYES will operate the old KTVA news department until Gray likely transitions to “Alaska News Now”. That being said, it does leave Anchorage with one news department left and no, I don’t count KYUR because that news department has been gutted like a fish this past decade.
  21. NEOMatrix


    Just get rid of News with a Twist, or at least do News with a Twist at 11am and 4pm.
  22. I’d say the WAVE package comes close. However, that seems to be more of a “Limerick 2.0” package planned for ex-Raycom stations so even that might be mutilated mid-cycle under Gray.
  23. I say it bluntly: Ed Ansin died with a smile, knowing he made the best lemonade out of lemons. He made WSVN and WHDH into what they are, while the NBC O&Os in both markets are flailing like dead fish. So kudos to him and may he RIP!
  24. Hell, WKYC did a similar thing with Betsy Kling being 5pm anchor WHILE doing weather at 6, 7, and 11.

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