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  1. What was done to WRNN 20 years ago was just wrong. They had a great reputation in the Hudson Valley and the Frenches decided that being a miniscule fish in a tiny pond was better than being a huge fish in a smaller pond. The Hudson Valley is an odd place and if it had the signals it could easily be larger than the other sub-100 NYS markets while not costing NYC its #1 position. I'm thinking these are a means to park the cash they got from selling the spectrum of WRNN. The elder French is pushing 80, his sons have spent most if not of all of their adult lives inside the family ecosystem, but who knows what economical or regulatory changes could happen.
  2. I wonder if a graphical rebrand is on the horizon.
  3. I took the liberty of rewatching her last newscast on Saturday night after the news broke while NewsOn still had it up. She looked fine at that time which makes this even more shocking especially since if there was a family history she sure, as a health reporter, wasn't vocal about it. I took the liberty of rewatching her last newscast on Saturday night after the news broke while NewsOn still had it up. She looked fine at that time which makes this even more shocking especially since if there was a family history she sure, as a health reporter, wasn't vocal about it.
  4. By process of elimination, I would guess 1980-82. If she was 61, that would've put a college graduation of 1980 and her arrival at then-WJKW was in 1982.
  5. Clearly Deadline forgot a lot, such as her husband of 33 years (which was why she left WJW for WFSB) and their college age daughter. https://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-br-wfsb-denise-dascenzo-dies-20191208-2lu3tjuqeve5fmt3cw4cjrasq4-story.html
  6. I don't think that's a bad thing. Tegna may help things in all honesty given how Nexstar got zero traction. Paging WJCL to the white courtesy phone...
  7. I think that all of the ex-Tribune/Nexstar stations that Tegna got have fallen through the cracks of attention outside of the potential situation brewing in NEPA.
  8. I wouldn't put too much stock into this. He's left and come back before. Probably a work/life balance thing given his off camera role as Mr. Kumi Tucker and that the two had to be scheduled around each other. If she left I might sound the alarm though.
  9. So the stations that Waypoint had a hand in, less WBGT in the Rochester market. WYDC, the Fox station in the Elmira market.
  10. This video is stretching the bounds of this sub, but I think given the circumstances this applies. Never mind that a video from 2007 from this station would look near identical to one from when this was made but I digress. For the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, Ed Dague did an interview recalling what went down that day. This was one of his last television appearances, prior to the WNYT tribute last night I thought it was his last but there was at least one more interview he did a couple years back.
  11. https://m.facebook.com/GPollakWeather/photos/a.682180311810536/2965268070168404/?type=3&theater WNYT's Greg Pollak is headed to WOAI/KABB. His last day at WNYT was this morning.
  12. May this be the trigger to public knowledge that while everyone fretted about Sinclair, Nexstar passed them.
  13. The Venezuelans are basically to now what Cubans were to the 60s and the Haitian community is a bit cemented from their first big diaspora in the 80s. I wonder if WPLG's Havana bureau might be at risk given the current administration's want to undo everything out of spite.
  14. Given the unique nature of the market and how these stations even got mashed up in the first place, I don't think this is going to work. There is just too much to lose by having WEAR turning away from its hyper Florida approach.
  15. Wasn't the sale of WPLG from Graham to BH pretty much a consolation prize for Buffet for selling the Post to Bezos over him? That seems to be the easiest way to justify the selling of a station in probably the biggest swing DMA in the nation.
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