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Posts posted by TheRolyPoly

  1. On 1/13/2021 at 6:21 AM, Georgie56 said:


    Talked about this on the Discord, and I'll share it here. Nexstar could launch an airport network consisting of NewsNation content (live broadcasts, highlights from the show, national travel forecasts, NewsNation Now, and the soon-to-be-launched Banfield) and local content (live newscasts, local forecasts, and other local programming) from the Nexstar station in the airport's DMA.


    One problem... I live in a market where Nexstar doesn't exist so MIA, FTL and even PBI (Palm Beach) will have nothing. In fact, the closest airport that could see something like this is TPA (Tampa Bay).

  2. On 1/8/2021 at 4:09 PM, Roadrunner said:

    News from Miami: Sunbeam continues to be the center of the universe with its offshoots every which way

    WTVJ - NBC 6 - hires two new anchors for its morning team (first reported January 6)

    Both incoming talent have notable Miami experience.


    Constance Jones comes from WRIC in Richmond as its evening anchor after roughly two years there.

    Before that, she spent less than a year at Atlanta's WAGA and nine years at Miami's WPLG. 

    Here's hoping she can settle back in in familiar territory.


    Kris Anderson comes from Sunbeam's WHDH in Boston as its morning anchor after seven years. 

    The Miami native launched his career as an intern at WSVN.


    The official morning team was Roxanne Vargas, Sheli Muniz (both anchors), Kristin Sanchez (traffic), and Adam Berg (weather).

    Since (what I believe) the pandemic began, NBC 6 made changes that they failed to officiate, so I had skepticism that this was their permanent direction.

    Here's a summary:

    • Roxanne and Sheli were moved to noon & 4PM (and will now stay there)
    • Kristin became co-anchor 
    • Johnny Archer joined Kristin as co-anchor from weekend evenings (now since solo anchored by Alina Machado or Keith Jones)
    • Kelly Blanco assumed traffic duties (in conjunction with entertainment and features reports)

    The new anchors are expected to join this current morning team in February, with roles shifting around (and also making for quite a large group).

    I don't think WTVJ will be able to challenge the market leaders but regardless, hopefully it will make for a stronger operation.


    Kelly did traffic but must have kicked her off for entertainment and features when Kristin arrived but is now back to her original job in the morning.


    And no, this will do nothing to challenge their rivals. Just like their other newscasts, WTVJ is a solid third. Still beats WFOR in the morning, but still... a solid third.


    If your in Miami, your either watching Today in Florida or the Local 10 Morning News in the morning. There's no either unless you hate both. 😂

  3. 2 hours ago, TexasTVNews said:

    XLV are up against 'FMY, 'GHP, and 'XII... as always. The VHFs are always going on top of the news ratings in The Piedmont while the UHF station is lagging. IMO, if 'XLV can't get good ratings

    in their newscasts in less than two years, might as well shut down once again. And if I was ABC, I'd yank the affiliation from 'XLV and return it 'GHP.


    This is my first post in quite a while on this forum. I'll explain why on Discord later.


    Anyways, yep. However, I wouldn't go so far as to ABC going back to WGHP because in all honesty, I think WGHP actually likes having FOX in their arsenal. It just means more newscasts for them than when they would've had with ABC.


    Besides, I even think WGHP is stronger than WFMY because TEGNA-itis. I know its weird I'm saying that, but I really do think WGHP has taken advantage of WFMY's misfortunes, only because of being a part of TEGNA. However, both still can't contain the gorilla that is WXII and now having WCWG with them in their roster.


    With that being said, I still think WGHP is a great fit with FOX and I think FOX really likes WGHP as one of its affiliates. Nexstar should keep things as status quo for the station.


    On 1/15/2021 at 5:24 PM, Kenneth Kissel said:

    Especially against. Hearst, Tegna, AND Nexstar with full Local News Departments. My sister is in Burlington and has the Option of BOTH the Raleigh and Greensboro markets. So she has a choice of Hearst, Tegna, Nexstar (twice), Capitol,  and an ABC O&O. Both cover the edges of the Burlington area.

    That's true but don't forget SInclair twice (WLFL/WRDC and WXLV/WMYV). Other than that, your right.

  4. On 9/1/2020 at 8:43 AM, NEPANews said:

    The morning weather when Snedeker is on makes a graphic artist like myself CRINGE.  The 7-Day looks slapped together by a 5 year old. Nothing in-line, differing fonts, the boxes just put wherever. 🤢🤢 

    Not to mention, in the AM and Noon, Temperatures for all days are displayed "High/Low", but in all other dayparts, it's "Low/High".  Why?

    I realize WNEP can get away with most anything it seems in the TEGNA empire, but my god, I wonder if anyone at corporate pays attention to their broadcasts.



    Remember... its The Next 7 Days of Your Life!

  5. So to recap...


    WGBH-TV = GBH 2

    WGBX-TV = GBH 44 (not even GBX)

    WGBY-TV = New England Public Media


    89.7 WGBH = GBH News 89.7

    99.5 WCRB = CRB Classical 99.5

    90.3 WCAI = CAI (only that because it has two other repeaters)


    There you go.

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  6. 5 hours ago, TVNewsLover said:

    Technically they are still on 40.2. The reason they’ve kept the name is probably because of brand recognition. And if they were to rebrand, I think ABC Central Alabama would make more sense.

    But as far as I'm concerned, no ABC affiliate in the state is called ABC Alabama just yet. They have an opportunity here.

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  7. On 9/1/2020 at 11:49 AM, Superdude said:

    Sept 14th. Seems like Action News at noon finally expands to one hour on WTAE-TV replacing the day old access hollywood airing. WPXI made the move a few years back. Speaking of WPXI, Right This Minute continues at 1pm before Rachel Ray at 2 and Days at 3.


    I'm not sure where you heard that from because WTAE has had hour-long news at noon since January.

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  8. On 9/1/2020 at 12:10 PM, tyrannical bastard said:

    Today marks the 24th anniversary of the launch of ABC 33/40 in Birmingham. 

    At the time, it was a merger of WCFT TV-33 in Tuscaloosa and WJSU TV-40 in Anniston, coupled with a low-powered station in Birmingham, WBMA-LP.  This also merged the two markets into Birmingham, and eventually made WBMG (now WIAT) the sole CBS affiliate for the now-combined market.  WNAL was supposed to be the "second" station, but that went to WJSU instead....they served as the CBS affiliate for the remaining tenure of Anniston-Gadsden's time as a separate market.


    Allbritton would continue to run the stations until their merger with Sinclair.  "33" and "40" were sold off to Howard Stirk at the last second after Sinclair tried some antics to "own" them outright, but decided to give up the licenses unless a buyer was found.  Today, the station is avaiable on WBMA-LD, WABM-DT2, WDBB-DT2, and is still simulcast on Stirk-owned WGWW-DT2 (the former WJSU or "40")


    Several staff members are still there today, including anchor Brenda Ladun, and of course, the venerable James Spann who had departed WBRC for their switch to Fox as part of this launch.



    My god. Just be called ABC Alabama already and call it a day. Why they're still called ABC 33/40 without actually being on 33 and 40 makes no sense to me.

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  9. On 8/3/2020 at 4:15 PM, WxNerd said:

    Not to mention the guys who run that are straight up jerks! Before I got let go due to "Newsroom Restructuring", this email was sent to us from a former reporter in Alaska. 



    Umm... what?! You freaking serious? Show that to FTVLive so that people can read it and ridicule the company. They deserve all the ridicule and hatred they get. Also, it does mention Maria Athens a few times. What is she like, the co-owner of the company or something? Good grief.

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  10. On 7/23/2020 at 5:49 PM, NowBergen said:

    The promo began airing when Chuck returned to 30 Rock last week.  He is also standing throughout the news cast as well.  

    Darlene is on vacation this week.    I'm assuming when she returns, she will be in the studio as all other anchor teams now are.


    I'm so glad he's healthy and safe. We need Chuck! We need him in 2024 so he can mark 50 years at WNBC. He is more than an icon, he is a LEGEND, not just in New York but in the entire broadcasting industry. Keeping him safe at home was a good temporary move so that he can continue to anchor at 6:00 p.m. on WNBC for years to come.

  11. On 7/27/2020 at 1:30 AM, CircleSeven said:

    Adding to that, I do see on the Raycom sites, Gray has gotten rid of the "livestream" for a different streaming software, similar to the legacy Gray sites use.


    For example: WVUE & KCBD.



    Also, we have another M&A. I guess Gray is going after MeTV in Midland.


    It wants to acquire MeTV station KWWT from Winstar Odessa, Inc., and Cozi TV LP, KMDF-LD from Martin Weiss for $1.84M collectively. 


    They're seeking a "failed station waiver" to acquire KWWT because Gray already owns the full power CBS station KOSA and "satellite station" KCWO.


    KWWT was the former CW affiliate before it was moved to a subchannel of KWES in 2013.




    KCWO is actually a separate station carrying The CW. It's not a satellite station of KOSA.

  12. 3 hours ago, wabceyewitness said:


    They’ve already renamed it from “Pandemic: What You Need To Know” to “GMA3: What You Need To Know” to cover more than just the pandemic. 


    But does GMA3: What You Need To Know remain after the pandemic or will it be replaced by a new program or just turn over the 2:00 p.m. hour to affiliates with General Hospital moving to the 1:00 p.m. feed?


    Like what is ABC's plan once the pandemic is over?

  13. So much for GMA Day too.


    Also, once the pandemic is over, will ABC keep the 1:00 p.m. timeslot and convert it into an afternoon news program or just shift General Hospital to the 1:00 p.m. timeslot and give the 2:00 p.m. hour to affiliates? I mean, this pandemic is not forever and so will not this program.

  14. On 7/9/2020 at 2:30 AM, who?cares said:

    It's a very nice studio. 

    Although, I wish they'd go by something other than '17 News.'


    But that's what they've been calling themselves at Kern Golden Empire Television for decades now.

  15. On 7/8/2020 at 8:07 AM, iron_lion said:

    I wonder amongst the vets: Dana Tyler, Chuck Scarborough, and Earnie Anastos, where the ratings stood between the 6PM newscasts.


    Chuck beats them both. Despite Ernie's presence, FOX 5 is just awful in the ratings. Dana is close but Chuck is better and more legendary IMO than Dana but Ernie is right there too. Unfortunately for them, Bill (Ritter) has them all beat.

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  16. On 7/2/2020 at 2:36 AM, Roadrunner said:

    It was mentioned earlier before that KOVR was near completion, but I don't think this article was shared:


    As of June 15, CBSN Sacramento is scheduled to launch in the first half of July.

    Of course, CBS is in no position to really make CBSN's promises happen right now and the article also makes it clear that "off-peak hours" will all stream the national feed so,.....basically CBSN Chicago soft launch part 2?



    No launch yet. I wouldn't be surprised if CBSN Miami ends up being the last one to launch, considering WFOR has consistely been one of CBS' weakest stations.

  17. On 7/16/2020 at 6:51 PM, Roadrunner said:

    WFOR with another exit: David Sutta. Sutta's been with the station since 2007 and likely left to increase his commitment to his photography and film work (per LinkedIn activity). That leaves Jim DeFede as the only 'investigator' on the team from even as recent as 2015. It seems like WFOR continues to struggle (and the management doesn't seem to be super fun either CC: Michele / Rudabeh); anyone out there in SoFlo who can really speak to any gains made by any of the English-language news stations? (besides WSVN's "infamous" style of news) 


    Nope! WFOR still stinks and stinks like un peste, WTVJ continues to lag behind and still puts out a great product out there, WPLG continues to copy WSVN in every way they can and has a newsroom infected with COVID now, still no word as to when WSFL's news department will launch and WSVN is still #1 overall in South Florida English.


    Any questions? 😂


    EDIT: Said it before on here. Had (and still have) a crush on Rudabeh. WFOR treated her badly in the end so I'm glad she'll be on WGN America doing weekends for NewsNation.

  18. On 7/12/2020 at 11:46 PM, Megatron81 said:

    WXMI Fox17 is now airing The Now/Newsfeed at 7PM and the second run of Modern Family is airing at 12:30AM did air a COVID-19 special but that ended in late May at 7PM and Modern Family return being a full hour 7PM to 8PM. I think that The Now/Newsfeed should be in the 4PM or 5PM block to give the anchors a rest 5PM would be a good place for The Now/Newsfeed and go back to local news at 5:30PM to 7PM.


    Not happening, not while WWMT, WOOD and WZZM are also on at 5:00 p.m. and considering that WXMI has the market's only 3-hour local news block from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Its popular in major markets and so far, still is in West Michigan.

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  19. On 7/6/2020 at 4:19 PM, T.L. Hughes said:

    Which would be quite ironic, considering that those stations are all owned by Gray Television, which owns KTBS rival KSLA.


    Also, when I stumbled upon the videos used for this particular thread, I wasn't familiar with KTBS 3 News Texarkana. Is it a reformatting of the 6:30 half-hour of its 6:00 p.m. newscast? Is it exclusive to the KTBS 24-Hour News channel? I couldn't find it in their listings. (It should be noted it would be the second Texarkana-focused newscast on one of the Shreveport stations, since KTAL - which is actually licensed to Texarkana, Texas - produces two half-hour weekday newscasts centered on the Arkansas/Texas border city for KSHV.)


    I don't think KTAL does that for KSHV anymore.

  20. 9 hours ago, ttvn2000 said:

    Cincinnati is a bewildering market.  WLWT has a very strong primary anchor team, sharp presentation and a very good approach.  I wonder how close the demographic ratings are, because I’m not sure how WLWT can go from 1st to 3rd/4th in the course of a sweeps period.  Perhaps it’s viewers who’ve “come back” to local news due to the pandemic, and go back to old habits? 

    Cleveland is a cluster.  It’s a race to the bottom, and at this point WKYC and WOIO are leading the way to the bottom.  WEWS seems to have the consistency it really hasn’t had in years. It was smart to have Danita Harris go back to mornings.  I will be curious to see who replaces her in the evenings permanently.  Tracy Carloss has been there almost 20 years and Homa Bash actually came back to Cleveland (to be with her eventual husband), so I think both of them will be around a lot longer.


    As for WOIO - they’ve sucked all personality out of the station. It feels like a cheap rip-off of its “Action News” days.  Even with slick graphics, a bunch of cheap talent and no-name personalities aren’t doing the station any favors. (I know Romona Robinson and Mark Nolan was an attempt to get “names” to the station.  But they had their own stable of popular personalities/solid journalists they should’ve kept - Sharon Reed (really!), Lynna Lai, Danielle Serino, David Whitman, etc.)


    WKYC - Argh. I’ve discussed this at length but I can barely stand it.  Russ Mitchell must have drank the Kool-Aid or has no pull there.  And Jay Crawford is a waste of money.  Sara Shookman was doing fine, no need for Laura Caso...and Betsy Kling is seriously at the point of overexposure.  It’s a mess.


    And this post is EXACTLY why WJW FOX 8 is STILL #1 in the ratings and even if Nexstar puts its influence in it, WJW will still be the 100,000-lb gorilla kings of the market because they've done everything right. They are Cleveland's Own for a reason.

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  21. 6 hours ago, LexTVandRadio said:

    WYMT Close 1993. 

    This is what happened at the end of the newscast on WYMT's second set.  The female anchor was carried off the set and staff started to cut the background out. 




    What in the world?! Lmao. 😂

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  22. 2 minutes ago, oknewsguy said:

    Although I can also see a scenario where ET also ends up moving to WRAZ and allow WRAL to expand the 7pm newscast to an hour.


    KOKI moving their 12pm newscast to 11am though is a bit puzzling I wonder how they were doing against KOTV at Noon? Were they not doing well against 6 or what?


    ET has already been moved to WRAZ. If you read the article correctly, it was Inside Edition that was moved a half hour later to 7:30 p.m. on WRAL.

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