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east-tx-tv last won the day on April 22 2019

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  1. Just quick-glancing at the Rabbit Ears list, I would guess a new LP would have to crank up to return Circle to the market. The others already there seem to be set with ownership and subchannels/channel line-ups. ETA::: Didn't catch that both KWKB and KPXR have Laff. I guess, barring some kind of contractual situation, KWKB could replace its Laff subchannel with Circle.
  2. In a bit of where-are-they-now, veteran TV anchor Mike Landess (previously in Denver TV as well as KYTX in Tyler) has landed the news director position at a new public radio station in Tyler. (More in the Radio section link below.) https://forums.tvnewstalk.net/topic/18496-tyler-tx-new-public-radio-station/
  3. KVUT 99.7 FM launched earlier this week as a new NPR affiliate for east Texas. It is based at the University of Texas at Tyler. The station's news director is Mike Landess, who has previously anchored at news stations in Denver, as well as KYTX in Tyler. KVUT-FM will carry NPR programming for those usually accustomed to having to tune to stations in Dallas or Shreveport. In the evenings, a mix of standards and jazz music will be played. https://www.kltv.com/2021/09/16/ut-tyler-radio-kvut-brings-public-radio-programming-east-texas/
  4. I wonder how non-O/O's will be affected. Currently KLTV and KTRE have network logos but they are tiny in comparison to the channel number, and not really graphically current compared to what comes from ABC directly. Here's what each station has had up to now.
  5. Others I forgot... The current studios/offices for KETK (as well as KFXK and KTPN) are located in a former men's clothing store. KYTX's studios/offices are located in a previous 4-screen movie theater. KLTV's current studio/office site used to be offices and downtown main branch of a former savings & loan.
  6. KLTV started out (and somehow remained there for many years) in an old (and rat-infested, per previous station employees) airplane hangar. KLMG (pre-KFXK) started out in a building that was previously an elementary school.
  7. Hansen's announcement also covered in D Magazine: https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2021/05/dale-hansen-is-retiring/
  8. The 2nd image is way too CNN-ish. There really wasn't anything wrong with the previous L3s and graphics.
  9. Nexstar tried "easttexasmatters.com" at KETK and KFXK for a while, but thankfully (and quietly) brought on the easier ketk.com and previous fox51.com domains instead in recent months.
  10. Longtime north TX TV/radio personality and early 1980s-era KDFW meteorologist Jocelyn White has passed. She was 68. https://dallas.culturemap.com/news/society/04-18-21-jocelyn-white-designing-texas-equest/
  11. Thanks for the update, I didn't think to look at his Twitter.
  12. KFDA weatherman Cameron Venable has announced his departure from the station. He'll be moving to Wichita, where he will get in some storm chasing. He didn't mention what station he'd end up at. https://www.newschannel10.com/2021/04/09/good-news-meteorologist-cameron-venable-embarks-new-career-journey/
  13. On-air talent Blake Holland showed off a couple of pics of KLTV's recently-redone news set. https://www.facebook.com/100050928181159/posts/273253024382302/
  14. WFAA in Dallas still has one, on 8.2. It was partnered with AccuWeather until a few months ago. Even though "everyone has smartphones", IMO it's good to still have a TV option, if you don't have satellite/cable/streaming, and if you are watching in-between newscasts. KXAS also had one for a time, but it went away when WeatherPlus folded.
  15. Meanwhile, KYTX's previous chief, Joel Barnes, reported on his Twitter that he didn't stay at KYTX. He will now be chief meteorologist at WBBJ in Jackson, TN, and get started in the next couple of weeks there.

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