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Everything posted by okiechi

  1. It's been a little bit since I've been this way, but I came across this just about, oh, 10 minutes ago. "90s AF" would be an understatement.
  2. I see Springer's commentary, and raise you Carol Marin's final 10p.
  3. I've been under the assumption that the bug/logo is inserted at the station level - and that simply WLS' graphics overlay was on the blink since I saw it happening during a newscast recently. If it's at MC/Encompass, however...
  4. Jesus. As an IT admin, I both feel for y'all and am cringing at the same time. At least y'all are on Office 365...I hope.
  5. Let's not go too off topic here, but to quote today's Variety article about Alan Horn and his expanded purview...
  6. According to the purchase agreement, they can continue using the brand in perpetuity. Whether they choose to is a different story but they'd be most foolish to nix it.
  7. Full broadcast encoded in 60fps? Check. Kent Ogle on a weekend 10p? Check.
  8. Rick Mitchell was the chief at KOCO when I was in OKC and breaking into programming when needed was without question...so the smell here's coming from up on high, I have a feeling.
  9. Great example of "if it ain't broke"...I forgot the base of the package was that old.
  10. Just two years after Terry Hood joined the station and now about two weeks from her departure...coincidence? I THINK yeah, completely, but still. Simple observation.
  11. Jerry Taft was clearly going for the whole Gene Wilder-vibe with that hair.
  12. As much as I'd like that to be the case, I'm not optimistic. I don't see NBC (Sox/Bulls/Blackhawks) or Sinclair (Cubs) blinking on their "exclusive home" claims, at least for the 2020 season. Just look at how stubborn SportsNet LA has been after all.
  13. We got another one...and there's a common denominator here. AT&T and Sinclair with a deadline of next Friday.
  14. Some KWTV goods. This is the TV9 I remember growing up with before moving north. (And we won't discuss my mother's seeming infatuation with Mitch Jelniker...)
  15. In some stations/markets, it might be...but this is WBBM. They're in the throw-anything-at-the-wall-and-see-what-sticks phase, like it's going to do much for them anyway ratings-wise. (And yet Black Rock hasn't done too much about it, sooo...)
  16. I'm gonna agree here...there'd be wine-fueled riots in front of 190 N State if Bachelor was bumped. Though @24994J has a point, maybe they're testing the waters in case Ma Bell doesn't blink. Not that a standoff with the House of Mouse would last long anyway...
  17. okiechi

    The "3" Thread

    Or copied it from the New York MTA. I've seen some bad design decisions in my time - working in IT, its inevitable I suppose - but this...I can't even wrap my head around this one.
  18. They go by ABC 7. As for here in Chicago, at least when talking in the office about whatever may be on TV on any given day, I never hear them refer to it as ABC 7 - always as "Channel 7". Just as WGN is always, well, WGN and not "Channel 9" but I digress.
  19. Some assorted goods from the home state, including a couple of hourly updates (one at the 6:25 mark, another at 7:26...the latter during the transition from the Gilmer package to the Wow+Flutter package).
  20. It all comes down to money; if the program costs next to nothing to make but manages to bring in ad dollars locally, it's a winner in their book.
  21. And as soon as IT comes in, there's going to be the inevitable "No, you can't update this, you're gonna break this that and the other"...followed by the email chains with bosses CC'd when IT updates it anyway. (Good times.)
  22. Just what WBBM needs to turn its fortunes around!!! (Pardon me while I stifle this laugh...)
  23. Looks to be just for the week...
  24. The only relation is in the name...that Fox Theatre was one of the original 5 opened by William Fox himself way back in the day. Same William Fox that led Fox Film, which merged with Zanuck's company in '35, got bought by the Murdochs in the '80s, and got split and swallowed by Mickey in March.
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