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Everything posted by NEOMatrix

  1. Same with KDKA. Hell, I don’t think they’ve ever used the “2” verbally since maybe the 90s. I would say it’s a Group W thing, but KYW hasn’t used its call letters in a long time.
  2. Will WFMJ pull the trigger and begin Youngstown’s first 4PM newscast? Or will they take the easy route and air Dr Phil’s reruns? Find out next time on **Youngstown Newscasts Z”.
  3. “Cleveland’s Own Channel 8” Nexstar would be doubly stupid to basically gift wrap the Fox affiliation to WUAB.
  4. ie… WUAB could go back to its pre-CW scheduling (CLE43 II: Electric Boogaloo).
  5. It was more to appeal to advertisers than anything else. Rural folks will save a special day to go into town and not spend as much, whereas city folks can go at any time and get what they want.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Here’s the thing, we should know when the new graphics will launch if/when CBS News Detroit launches.
  9. 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.
  10. Which begs the question: how bad were the ratings and revenue to justify WPGH getting News Central?
  11. Honestly, if Meredith hadn’t sold WPGH, Gray would’ve made it a KPTV clone sooner or later.
  12. 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.
  13. I think you mean that they’re not using the CBS Mornings time/temp ticker.
  14. I wonder if Nexstar will actively move the CW affiliations off of competing stations and onto .2s or junior stations they control.
  15. 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.
  16. Again, it’s Meridian. Considering the competition, WTOK has a serviceable set.
  17. I have a question: What about stations that simulcasts news like WBRE/WYOU? What do they do in the case of sports overruns?
  18. Surprised WJW isn’t taking RewindTV to replace Charge or Comet.
  19. 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”.
  20. What about legacy UHF Islands like Youngstown?
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. It’s a unique set that’s not a video wall. In a way, what’s old is new again.
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