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KentBrockman last won the day on November 19

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  1. KentBrockman

    The worst news opens of all time

    The open may be underwhelming but as far as small market news ops go, I'd actually watch this. They have decent graphics, a decent set, their talent seems decent. Overall I wish I could see more of the newscast but if this is what their news operation tends to look like I'm not hating it. There are a lot of similar sized and even some larger news ops that are far worse than this as far as presentation goes.
  2. KentBrockman

    WRDW drops 615's Icon for CBS Enforcer

    You clearly haven't seen their execution of it then.
  3. KentBrockman

    Out and About

    Hmm so that's the REAL reason Vinnie Politan left WXIA.
  4. KentBrockman

    KTNV Getting New Set

    Damn, that temporary setup is better than some actual news sets in some markets. I hope they'll hold onto it when the new studio is done, could make for a good aux set.
  5. KentBrockman

    New KOLR Graphics / Possible New Nexstar Package?

    Sorta. It's got more of the WSPA/WNCN look to it than WKRN and WATN which have been around longer.
  6. KentBrockman

    Question about Market/Network Dominance

    True. I accept your apology and I'm sorry for taking offense like I did. It's been a very trying time trying to help rebuild with negative publicity and push back from people who hate change. And it's not like those who are causing the problems are making the situation better.
  7. KentBrockman

    WRDW drops 615's Icon for CBS Enforcer

    As a former employee of that station, I can tell you right now that management is clueless and so is their production manager who is in charge of that stuff. Also, did anyone notice the (c) copyright logo next to the bug and any on-air logos? Seems that's a new thing they're doing now. How many other stations do you know that put that next to their logo?
  8. KentBrockman

    2018-19 Syndication News

    It's pretty bad. It's like The Doctors but with a group of women usually calling people out for dumb decisions and stuff. It's hosted by Vivica A. Fox who is decent as a host but the panel is pretty awful. Last I heard it was on WTVF 5.2 or NewsChannel 5+ Because it isn't Dr. Oz. Nobody likes change.
  9. KentBrockman

    2018-19 Syndication News

    Tamron Hall's new talk show, tentatively titled "Tamron" is now sold in 50% of the country. It's set to debut in Fall 2019. I know from internal sources that WSMV in Nashville will air the show next fall, that's also how I know the tentative title. Now the question remains which show is getting the boot, whether it's Face the Truth or Rachael Ray. My money is on FTT, because it has done nothing but given us complaint calls, particularly from Dr. Oz fans which that show replaced.
  10. KentBrockman

    Question about Market/Network Dominance

    Your loss. We try really hard to do the best work we can, despite some internal issues. You should watch in support of the people who are not involved with those issues instead of not watching because of those who cause the issues. It kills me when people will blame everyone at the station for problems when about 97% of us are just trying to do our jobs and make a paycheck and do as we are told. Don't blame me for your hatred of the station. We really do a great job when you look at our coverage and less at the asthetics. WKRN is a joke. They run police blotter scare the hell out of you news coverage. Good luck.
  11. KentBrockman

    WRDW drops 615's Icon for CBS Enforcer

    It seems they used the main cut of Series 2 at 11pm last night, it actually fit the open and sounded great but the bed should have been a bit longer. They used the Series 2 morning cut at 4:30am, but then used a very dark somber cut from The NBC Collection (with NBC chimes mind you) at 5 and 6am. The NBC Collection is used for WAGT-only shows and not the CBS simulcasts, but it seems they are just pulling cuts out of a hat. It's atrocious.
  12. KentBrockman

    Nexstar to acquire Tribune

    It may look good on the front end, but Lakana on the back end is a nightmare and I know from what I've been told and what I've seen. It's a shame the old MG/LIN WordPress sites never got integrated into Nexstar, WordPress is a lot more user-friendly and versatile. Lakana has a lot of quirks and limitations that on a scale of 1-5 with 1 being the absolute worst to 5 being the be all end all of best CMS platforms, I'd have to give it about a 3. One of the biggest limitations comes in the way it handles embed codes for Facebook and Twitter posts, and unless this has been modified or updated since I last saw it, you have to go deep into the physical code of the article to place the embed code which during breaking news can be difficult when time is of the essence. Fortunately on BLOX CMS that Meredith uses, there is a button where we paste the embed code into a blank box and it puts it into the article as a widget. Another issue is the very unfriendly interface of creating an article and the number of steps you have to take in order to publish an article. It's sort of clunky. Looks good, has some power under the hood, but has noticeable flaws and problems that are not quickly and easily corrected. It's basically the new Ford F-150 of content management systems.
  13. ...And not even decent cuts. The midday show used the morning cut from Series 2. The 5pm and 5:30 newscasts used the Series 1 primary theme. The 6pm newscast used the Promo cut from Series 2. http://www.newsmusicnow.com/player.php?id=806 It seems they're using one cut per newscast. What a huge downgrade from what they were using before. Download the SBTV app to see for yourself.
  14. KentBrockman

    WISC (finally) getting a new set

    Say what you want about WISC, those graphics (definitely Linear Drift) and Pride by Inthegroove Music is just beautiful. Also, for being over a decade old, Pride still holds up very well. I wish more stations used it.
  15. KentBrockman

    Out and About

    Lauren Lowrey from WISH-TV joined WSMV yesterday. https://www.wsmv.com/news/lauren-lowrey-joins-news-anchor-team/article_88823af6-f746-11e8-97ed-23de727903cf.html

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