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Everything posted by AJClementeFan69

  1. A belated post, but former WJBK and KTTV anchor Tamara Iwerks died in a hiking accident back in May. https://www.independent.com/obits/2021/06/14/tamara-iwerks/
  2. I've been watching WFLA quite a bit lately due to the Petito case. Can we talk about how horrendously lit their set is, especially for a major market? The anchors do not "pop" at all. It is so dull. Compare this to their old set.
  3. Let me guess. The set is going to be situated in a corner.
  4. Not much will really be lost here even if they do NewsNet it. These stations add very little to their markets.
  5. The bottom line is: The KTVA intellectual property sale should have never been allowed to happen and cannot be undone. Something needs to be done about the intellectual property license kabuki that Gray and Sinclair play in order to skirt duopoly rules. If the FCC can't do anything about it, one would think the DOJ would be able to under antitrust rules.
  6. Good call. It's too strikingly similar in its rather unique tune to be a completely different theme IMO. Maybe I'm wrong.
  7. It's interesting how similar it sounds to their NewsTracks theme.
  8. Wonder who did the WIS 1991 theme? Seems like way more than production music. Gives me Peters Communications vibes.
  9. I wonder why some Nexstar stations get these ugly forced co-brands (KRQE, WANE, etc) and others don't (WIVB, WTNH, WAVY, etc).
  10. About time. The Raycom websites were some of the worst around IMO.
  11. Another one I've wanted to figure out: the WPBN TVBD-era theme. It certainly sounds like more than production music. Bears a superficial resemblance to the WJBK "Major Theme" IMO.
  12. The promo cut in this: Sounds an awful lot like the early 90s KSAT theme... Production music perhaps??
  13. No doubt the brainchild of some Cox consultant...
  14. Yep, it's a smart business move. If you've got the channel space, might as well put it to use if you can make some money off it.
  15. This is probably because Nexstar is requiring its stations to burn in a "News Nation" courtesy on certain videos submitted to the network news services in a lame attempt to promote it. It's goofy, like everything else associated with News Nation.
  16. So you two think NewsNation is a good product? Seriously? https://www.thewrap.com/newsnation-ashleigh-banfield-ratings-relaunch-wgn-america/ Despite the amount of promotion they've done on their local stations and elsewhere, despite the fact that WGN America has been available on literally the most basic of basic cable packages for a long time, they are managing to rack up about as many viewers as their mid-market stations probably get at 10/11. I would venture to guess more people watch WTEN, WHO, or WHTM's late news on any given night than watch NewsNation right now. That's hardly a recipe for success.
  17. Money I'm sure. Bet you he ends up back in Portland on KOIN when this is all said and done. It'll be spun as wanting to "go back 'home'" or something.
  18. This is basically the M.O. for Sinclair/Gray/etc to skirt duopoly rules. Strip the intellectual property from one station, put it on a .2 on the senior partner and/or an LP, and now you have a duopoly without actually having a duopoly in the eyes of the FCC. It's bad news, because it's already happening with Big 3 stations with separate news departments (KTUU/KTVA). I do wonder if a Biden DOJ will figure out a way to crack down on the license kabuki, because it doesn't appear the FCC can.
  19. Also, the KCTV logo is bad. I wasn't really a fan of the logo they've used the last 20 years or so, but in making something new, they had the opportunity to try for something unique or interesting, but instead did...that. Really unfortunate. It's pretty much along the lines of what Gray and Nexstar do when they change a station's logo. I'll give a group like Morgan Murphy credit on their redesigns. Some of the logos (WISC) were a miss, others were pretty good (KXLY)...but at least they tried something original. Not just slapping the network logo next to a generic sans-serif channel number. Same for Tegna really. Not everyone is a fan of what they've done with the WXIA and WTSP logos, for instance, but it sure beats going this route. (For the record I actually like the new WTSP 10 logo)
  20. The graphics are good although I do wish they came in more colors than red and blue. Talk about extremely overused. Remember when stations had logos and graphics with purple, gold, teal, etc. Now it's all either bright red or bright blue. Lame. That's where Tegna gets some credit, actually. I've never had a problem with the graphics so much as the music. I think people associate the two though.
  21. Well...consider the fact that the purpose of the "newscast" is only to fill time between political ads...
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