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  1. Scripps could've uploaded a few smaller Ion markets to Inyo and have been fine. Also, Graham...exists.
  2. That Freedom stayed on 6 in the name of tradition was always a frustrating move as you ended up with a signal that had better coverage of Rutland, Brattleboro, and Poughkeepsie more than much of Albany and Troy. The 720p simulcast on WCWN's .3 only could do so much.
  3. If memory serves me right "we" in the context of @TheRobwould be WDAF.
  4. Another day, another person leaving WNYT. And this one is a big name. After 42 years at WNYT, 4:00/4:30/6:00 PM anchor and health reporter Benita Zahn is leaving the station to work as a certified health coach. Her last day will be May 28th For those keeping score, this is the sixth departure at WNYT in as many months. A near unreal period of tumult for a station once known for being atypically stable.
  5. Jill Konopka, formerly of WFSB, WVIT, and WNYT, has resurfaced at WTIC. She had spent the last several months in Boston, trying to enter that market. Come to think of it, this puts her in relatively exclusive company to have worked at three stations in the Hartford market; the only others I can think of would be Al Terzi (original WTIC/WFSB, WTNH, current WTIC) and Janet Peckinpaugh (WTNH, WFSB, WVIT).
  6. All with Karen Meyers, now of WMUR's New Hampshire Chronicle (with stints at WTTG, WLNE, and NECN in-between).
  7. WLFL left Fox for the WB because Sinclair gave them a sweetheart affiliation deal, not because lack of news. What you speak of applies to what happened in Norfolk at the same time with WTVZ (I can't remember of WAVY already had a 10:00 on WVBT when they were WB). That same sweetheart deal also triggered UPN to WB switches in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, and San Antonio. WLFL's news did well even into their time as WB, it was Sinclair want to force everyone Fox/Netlet (and WXLV) onto News Central that led to its demise.
  8. Sinclair is a bit different. They built themselves on Fox and netlets, not the other way around.
  9. WRDC to Nexstar would fit like a glove. They could run the station a la WCTX with an expanded morning news and a primetime block with MNTV going to late nights. Bahakel would be too big to re-enter Raleigh (they owned WKFT before selling it to Univision). The company I'm thinking that would be a better fit for WLFL would be, oddly, Tegna. Owning a standalone CW would be a bit unconventional but their approach would stand out in this market and would give the market the fourth OTA outlet it should have. Also, it would be able to draw from and benefit WFMY and WCNC so a win-win of so
  10. Four. Jill Konopka took a "dream job" (which seems to be outside TV) in Boston though she seems to tweet like she's still a journalist. Perhaps it's a stepping stone of sorts, Boston is one of those markets full of alumni from Albany stations. If this was anyone else on the morning team or any of the remaining veteran anchors, I'd be a bit concerned. There is a huge chasm between "market vets" and "twentysomething kids" on both fronts there.
  11. Another month, another anchor leaving WNYT (and television altogether). This makes four anchors to leave in not even three months. Something...is going on there.
  12. Well, the Sunday morning public affairs debacle at WFSB post-Dennis House has reached "what's old is new levels. House's predecessor, Duby McDowell, was rehired for "Face the State" only to be let go three months later due to her PR firm winning a no-bid contract with the Lamont Administration. Their solution: Bring Eric Parker back to host a new show in the same timeslot. Heck, the title - "CT '21" harkens back to the title "Face the State" used for most of the 90s. The timing of this is curious as WTNH just launched "This Week in Connecticut with Dennis House" last weekend.
  13. Wheel/Jeopardy are on WCNC, not WSOC. And the order is reversed on WLOS vis a vis WCNC.
  14. Wouldn't this be remedied by selling some of the more puzzling Ion markets that Scripps kept to Inyo? I'm sure that they could make the room for the W?OW stations by leaving a few of them - Syracuse, Portland (ME), Scranton, Roanoke, and Greenville (NC) scream Inyo bait.
  15. I wonder if Gray will make a play for the zombie carcass of Heartland to get WKTV and KQTV. They both fit Gray like a glove, WKTV even moreso after this deal.

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