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Everything posted by NEOMatrix

  1. WYTV is putting Jennifer Hudson at 9am, which will replace Rachael Ray, which according to TVPassport, will be going to WKBN at 3pm on September 5th. Sorry @24994J but I wanted to piece together what’s happening for the Youngstown DMA. Also for WYFX on September 6th (due to Fox doing Drag Racing on the 5th), Judge Jerry will be dropped at the 3pm hour for another hour of Friends, at least until Karamo debuts on September 19th.
  2. If it wasn’t for WFMJ wanting to counterprogram WKBN at 5pm with Maury, then Oprah, then Ellen, WFMJ would’ve done it YEARS ago.
  3. Here’s the thing, we should know when the new graphics will launch if/when CBS News Detroit launches.
  4. I’ll add my two cents: INSP buying OTA stations still sounds like a sick April Fool’s joke to me. I will say this, even if they’re a ex-Godcaster, they could take the Angley approach and “air as-is”. It’s the same approach that KSL is using (when was the last time they preempted ANYTHING?!?) and it’ll be the same approach they’ll use for “INSP OTA subsidiary “. Or, Myron and Weeters could be right and INSP becomes the new Pax. If it’s the latter, I have my barf bag on standby.
  5. Which begs the question: how bad were the ratings and revenue to justify WPGH getting News Central?
  6. Honestly, if Meredith hadn’t sold WPGH, Gray would’ve made it a KPTV clone sooner or later.
  7. That was the last set before going to Lakeside IIRC. If WKYC hadn’t moved, I could’ve seen that set lasting until Gannett decided to go HD.
  8. I think you mean that they’re not using the CBS Mornings time/temp ticker.
  9. I wonder if Nexstar will actively move the CW affiliations off of competing stations and onto .2s or junior stations they control.
  10. That’s precisely why WOIO will never revive Action News. Besides the in-your-face feel, it relies too much on personality, and Gray being Gray, that’s a no-no. That said, with Gray being in Atlanta, they’re going to keep a close watch on WGCL and WPCH.
  11. Again, it’s Meridian. Considering the competition, WTOK has a serviceable set.
  12. I have a question: What about stations that simulcasts news like WBRE/WYOU? What do they do in the case of sports overruns?
  13. Surprised WJW isn’t taking RewindTV to replace Charge or Comet.
  14. WSBK during the UPN days aired WoF at 6pm ET and at one point moved WoF to 5pm in 2003. Then before finally moving to WBZ, it aired at 8pm during the second stint as “TV38”.
  15. What about legacy UHF Islands like Youngstown?
  16. That’s why any attempt to say that WoF and J! will move to WUAB in favor of some kind of news on WOIO is laughable. I’m guessing since it’s only for two weeks, Sony is willing to tolerate it.
  17. Ironically in Youngstown, WYTV, the original home of WoF and J! in the market until 2010, now airs a 7pm newscast while SSA sister WKBN airs the Sony game shows. In Cleveland, Wheel of Fortune goes up against 7pm news on WKYC and WJW while Jeopardy! goes against 7:30pm news on sister station WUAB.
  18. It’s a unique set that’s not a video wall. In a way, what’s old is new again.
  19. It’s one hour on weekdays, actually. The affiliates are getting back the time The CW is currently using for Jerry Springer reruns. My guess is that Ellen stays at 2pm, with Hot Bench at 3 and Dr Phil at 4. If WFMJ doesn’t fill the 5pm with news, it’s a good chance they’ll throw “You Bet Your Life” in that slot.
  20. I’m still waiting for that mythical 5pm newscast from WFMJ. 4pm in Youngstown is out of the question. As far as “all-news”, WOIO/WUAB seems to be going that route because all that’s left on WOIO are the Sony game shows. I wouldn’t be surprised if WUAB reinstates the 7am newscast and goes a full 2 hours.
  21. It would complete the Portage Crossing development if they went through with redeveloping WBNX/Grace Cathedral.
  22. And deny the majesty of bad lip syncing, a 4:3 aspect ratio, and corny teachings?!?
  23. But seriously, I sort of saw this coming. It’s not a coincidence that Gray was building studios in Atlanta, its flagship city. That said, the FCC will approve this relatively quick unless one city turns out to be a holdup: PHOENIX!
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