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  1. A few days ago WMC weekend sports anchor Sudu Upadhyay announced on social media he'll be leaving the station after year's end. He'll be headed to Atlanta.
  2. In Memphis, WREG won again, as usual. WHBQ has taken second place for a number of timeslots as well. https://wreg.com/2019/12/03/wreg-no-1-in-news-again-in-november-sweeps/
  3. Not sure if this deserves its own thread, but this graphics package has (for better or for worse) been immortalized on network TV thanks to NBC's Bluff City Law, which has so far used WMC's set, live van, mic flags, and, of course, graphics as part of the show. The only thing not included... actual station talent. To echo one of the tweets below, it's impressive how much effort was put in to make the scenes feel like they really came from WMC. Although I can't say I care at all for the show's use of Calibri over the supplied blank lower third. (Can't believe I'd ever think the Helvetica looks better!) I'm sure better screengrabs can be taken from the show if streamed live on nbc.com, I just haven't had the time to watch it. (Frankly, this interests me more than the show itself, haha) https://twitter.com/JaredJayBBoyd/status/1179027816043692033 https://twitter.com/kendall_downing/status/1178859750307565570 https://twitter.com/MemphoNewsLady/status/1184973449904754689
  4. Update on WJKT... all newscasts have been removed from their schedule. It would seem WREG isn't going to provide newscasts after all. (Either that, or they'll take a while to get some set up...)
  5. It's been a while since Andy Wise left, but WMC is now relaunching its investigative unit with Jessica Jaglois. Facebook post
  6. This was a new one for me. Right after introducing the headlines for tonight's show, WMC went to a 30-second ad running on a split screen with views of the anchors taking their seats. Reminds me of something you'd see on a network morning show more than a late local newscast. Are there any other stations out there that do this? Perhaps this is a new thing for Gray? Or just WMC specifically?
  7. This doesn't answer the newscast question, but the official Nexstar page for WJKT now links to WREG's website instead of that of WATN/WLMT. https://www.nexstar.tv/stations/wjkt/
  8. Not sure if anyone else caught this (or if it would be better suited to post in the Gray thread), but Full Court Press with Greta has stations and airtimes on its website. It shows 11:35AM Sunday for WMC in Memphis, but based on current listings, it must mean 11:35PM, as it's slated to air after the newscast following Sunday Night Football. I doubt that will be a permanent slot, either. Curious how affiliates will work around Sunday morning newscasts, network politics shows, E/I, and afternoon sports with this program.
  9. Just saw an ad for The Kelly Clarkson Show on WMC, but no time was announced. I'd guess 2PM, which displaced Right This Minute. The question then becomes, where does that show end up?
  10. If you'll pardon the poor quality, here are some pictures and video from the 10PM. In addition to Helvetica on the regular graphics, I think that's Arial on the weather graphics. Also not a fan of how unnecessarily blocky and screen-clogging the weather scroll is. As you can see though, the rest of the weather graphics rely heavily on the old Raycom look. VID_20190708_003008~2.mp4 VID_20190708_003929~2.mp4
  11. I'm afraid I won't be of any help with recording an open. But some videos from the 5PM have been uploaded to the app/website. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the font is Helvetica. And the lower thirds really need some help differentiating between the headline and the secondary text. (Accidentally posted this before with "hide post" selected and for the life of me can't seem to undo it. My bad.)
  12. Just caught the final seconds of WMC's 5PM and saw the same thing. Here are a couple photos. I hope the custom backgrounds on the weather graphics aren't done with (even though they appear to be, if the 7-day is any indication). I always thought using local photos was a neat idea.
  13. WATN weekend meteorologist Brandon "Chase" Arnold has left the station to move to Milwaukee with his fiancée, Mary Jo Ola, also from WATN weekends. It appears his replacement is Ed Echols, formerly of WHBQ. I'm not 100% familiar with the situation here, so maybe someone else can fill me in... when/why exactly did Ed leave Fox 13?
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