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  1. Conrad

    Cox sells majority TV interest to Apollo

    What station do you work for? In 2007, I would have looked at Scripps and Gannett and saw that at the time, they were "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" companies. Even after standardizing graphics and music in the late 2000s, both were still among the better station groups for some time. To me at least, it was in 2011 that Scripps started to go downhill, and in 2014 that Gannett started to go downhill. It'll be sad by the time the Cox stations will be ruined by Apollo, who planned to cut costs at what are currently the Cox stations. There's a good chance Apollo will make these stations a shadow of what they are right now.
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    The HD News Thread

    Sorry to bump a thread that is close to 2 years old. But it is expected that in July of this year, WPTZ will move into their new studios. When they move, they will start broadcasting in HD.
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    TEGNA Broadcasting and Digital General Discussion

    Semi-related, but Digital First Media (formerly MediaNews Group) has made a hostile takeover bid for the "new" Gannett (owner of USA TODAY and local newspapers). Could this mean that TEGNA changes its name back to Gannett? I'd love to see the Deathstar make a comeback, too. That's something Gannett took away nearly 8 years ago.
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    Amazon interested in Fox TV stations

    Alright. I've actually seen a couple commercials for Nickelodeon on Cartoon Network in the mid-2010s on a TV at my previous dentist. NBC News, CBS News, Fox News, and PBS NewsHour all sort of compete with NPR News. I've heard Universal Pictures, Focus Features, CBS, 20th Century Fox, and even PBS in funding credits on NPR. They all can support NPR.
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    Amazon interested in Fox TV stations

    Sorry to bump, but for 1, if Tribune were to be bought by Cerberus Capital Management and not Nexshit, would that mean certain Tribune stations would not show ads for any grocery store not owned by Albertsons(/Safeway) (Cerberus leads the investment group that owns Albertsons Companies)?
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    Question about Market/Network Dominance

    I wasn't talking about WKYC's morning newscasts. I was talking about all their other newscasts. Anyways, I used to think of the Deathstar as a good broadcaster. Now I exactly don't think that. What used to be Gannett is now TEGNA, a corrupt broadcaster that still happens to be better than Sincrap and Nexshit. Same with Scripps (another once-great broadcaster that is now corrupt, but still better than the mentioned mega groups). Both of those groups are like Sears, but at least TEGNA and Scripps are not bankrupt now, unlike Sears.
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    Question about Market/Network Dominance

    Especially WJW. Yet WEWS is now in 2nd place because TEGNAitis infected WKYC, and WOIO still is dead last. How is WKYC outside of their morning newscasts?
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    Question about Market/Network Dominance

    Actually, just Big 13, now that Nexshit owns WFLA. Now that WTSP is infected by TEGNAitis big time, I doubt WTSP has ever claimed the 11PM slot since 2017, and I also doubt they ever will in the future (unless WTSP can go back to being traditional).
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    TEGNA Broadcasting and Digital General Discussion

    On KUSA, 6PM is the only timeslot that TEGNAitis has infected (at least in a way).
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    KFMB Slow Death Thread

    I know it isn't weird. I said it would be weird because of TEGNA's ownership of KFMB-AM/FM and KFMB-TV was advertising on other radio stations. I forgot to realize that in the Baltimore area CBS Radio-owned stations (before Entercom got them) advertised on WMAR and WBFF when CBS owned WJZ-TV They probably still do now. I haven't heard a radio ad for KPNX (although I have heard a radio ad for The Arizona Republic in 2014 before the Gannett/TEGNA split). I have heard radio ads for KPHO, KNXV, and KSAZ. I've also heard one radio station promoting KTVK around 2012.
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    KFMB Slow Death Thread

    What about the KFMB radio stations advertising on TV stations that compete with KFMB? Or radio stations other than the KFMB radio stations advertising on KFMB, channel 8?
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    KFMB Slow Death Thread

    Did you hear it on one of the KFMB radio stations? If not, it would be weird.
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    Scripps - General Discussion

    One of the worst and stupidest slogans for a station I have ever heard. It shows that Scripps is like Sears.
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    KFMB Slow Death Thread

    This is why KUSA's open doesn't have any vocals. Speaking of Gannettegna, the 2008 Gannett graphics turned 10 today. While I'm okay with the graphics, others are glad that KFMB did not use them.
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    May 2018 Sweeps Roundup

    Sorry to bump a 2 month old thread, but last July I read a KNXV press release from the month before on the site ftvlive.com, and the press release mentioned that KNXV was "#1 in ratings". Others may find this surprising given Scripps' problems and KNXV historically being weak. The only other Scripps stations that are #1 right now are WPTV and WTVF. (KGTV's claims that they are #1 are lies.)

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