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  1. WRAL owns its Sky 5, N553HD. Based at Raleigh-Durham Airport with a helipad on the roof of the station.
  2. Very much doubt WGHP wants ABC back. Their brand is (or was, last time I watched them) based around being able to do local news when the others aren’t.
  3. WITN has placed ads on it in the past. It’s an electronic billboard so they would run a 3 day forecast, headline, and even election results on election nights. I don’t know how recently they did business with the billboard owner. Bet they won’t anymore!!
  4. 7 & 9 brand with their call letters and 12 uses them frequently (their website is just the calls). I don’t live far from this billboard. I’m embarrassed it’s making its way around the internet and I’m sad for the 20-somethings that make up most of the MMJs here who got their first job out of college and now see this. Also, 12 is owned by Sinclair. Someone didn’t do their research.
  5. WRAL rarely uses the peacock. It appears in promos and bumps, never during news. When it does appear it is just placed beside the big 5, not integrated in any way. The news is branded as “WRAL News” but the television station itself still identifies with the 5.
  6. And WSOC isn't in South Carolina. I mean, the market has 4 SC counties, but still, the vast majority is in NC.
  7. https://wcti12.com/news/local/meet-the-new-newschannel-12-evening-news-anchor Frank Fraboni has left WLOS/Asheville to become the new evening anchor at WCTI/New Bern-Greenville. Both stations are owned by Sinclair.
  8. Massive fail - as is expected - from WNCT, WITN, and WCTI in eastern NC. No on air coverage coverage of large protests in Greenville with property damage occurring. WNCT just lead 10:00 news with a live shot FROM THEIR PARKING LOT! Reporter said that they are following Greenville Police's request to stay out of downtown. That's not how news works.
  9. WRAL has had one for years at the transmitter site.
  10. That was awesome. Nexstar has run such crap over the years that I’m not sure ‘ol Perry knew what to do with actual personalities. Please oh please don’t screw up WGN!!
  11. They were very careful never to say that Brad Johansen would directly replace Crabtree. He was obviously hired to fill a vacancy that would be left by Crabtree leaving, but I was under the impression that Gerald Owens might move up to 6p and Johansen would be the 4p/5:30p/late night anchor. When Jeff Hogan was hired it was said from the start that he would replace Bill Leslie, but the same has not been said of Brad that I recall.
  12. Spectrum News in N.C. (née News 14 Carolina) is still on channel 14.
  13. https://www.wral.com/david-crabtree-delays-retirement-will-stay-at-wral-through-2020/17976679/ David Crabtree is postponing his retirement from WRAL for another couple years.

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