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Posts posted by Newsjunkie24

  1. 2 hours ago, CLETVFan said:

    The funny thing with The Doctors right now is that I saw some of last season's hosts appearing in an episode yesterday.  I didn't see the new host at all.  I thought Dr. Ian was replacing everyone, but apparently not.


    You sure it wasn't a rerun from last season?

  2. 1 hour ago, tvtime07 said:

    I remember reading an article saying that the network will honor the remainder of their syndicated contracts. Sort of odd from a branding perspective but then again progressive-leaning Freeform remains attached to the hip of Pat Robertson and The 700 Club for all eternity. 


    Seems like Last Man Standing is the first show to have its contract run out.

  3. 4 hours ago, WheelWarrior said:

    Have any stations dropped or demoted Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? this week after what happened with Chris Harrison?


    WUPW in Toledo still airs it. I watched it earlier today.

  4. 3 hours ago, 24994J said:

    If I'm understanding that tweet, I see it as they notched a 2nd place finish that day. It says they beat Today. It doesn't say that they came in first. Right?


    That's my guess as well.

  5. I never liked Rush as a personality, but love him or hate him, he changed radio as we know it. Many of his stations carried the show for a long time. I also wonder if his persona was an act and if he really believed everything he said. I'm very sad for everyone who knew him as well.

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  6. 17 minutes ago, MorningNews said:

    This time it’s no joke...CTM tops Today on the morning after the Super Bowl.




    CBS having the big game this year probably helped its ratings.

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  7. 20 minutes ago, Greggo said:

    KAGS, the Tegna-owned NBC affiliate in Bryan/College Station, Texas, was unable to do the news yesterday because they lost power as a result of the unprecedented winter storm. It appears they aren’t going to be able to do the news again tonight ... and their chief meteorologist isn’t happy about it:



    I don't know why some media outlets don't have generators these days. One of the local radio owners in my town has had a few power outages, and with multiple stations, that means they all go down at the same time, sometimes for hours on end. 

  8. 22 minutes ago, justin2kx said:



    this article details about court + conflict shows creating new avenues in streaming but tis particular paragraph highlights vacant spaces opening up for some stations heading to next fall: 


    "Judge Judy isn’t the only court show to be exiting. Several low-rated and less-
    well-cleared court shows wrapped in the past year.
    Debmar-Mercury’s Caught in Providence, starring 84-year-old Municipal Court Judge Frank Caprio, is no longer airing on TV stations. MGM/Orion TV has departed the entire genre, with Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court, Couples Court with the Cutlers and Personal Injury Court all no longer in production, although Paternity Court is still available as a podcast and on YouTube, where the show’s channel has 1.8 million subscribers. Trifecta’s Protection Court also has ceased production and is airing in only repeats."


    Don't worry about the high school productions that are Byron Allen's Court shows. They've all been renewed + returning for years to come. 


    WUPW still airs all 3 MGM/Orion shows in repeats, in early and late morning hours.


    Outside of Byron Allen's shows, we'll be down to Hot Bench, the People's Court, Judge Mathis, and Divorce Court by September for the new season. There seemed to be quite a few more court shows in the 2000's compared to today.

  9. 16 hours ago, AaronQ said:

    ESPN has sadly announced that longtime SportsCenter reporter Pedro Gomez has passed away at the age of 58.



    This is a big loss for ESPN. He was one of the their top baseball reporters. May he R.I.P.

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  10. 11 hours ago, tyrannical bastard said:

    At the time many of them launched, it was before the smartphone was a part of our daily life and simply, the diginets didn't even exist yet. 

    Weather was an easy, turnkey way to start another channel, and many did it with simply putting up their weather radar, or launching a graphical channel with forecast info and short weather snippets (forecasts).


    By the time multicast networks became available, (and WeatherPlus met its demise), they began fading away.


    A few of the stations in Toledo launched all-weather stations on local cable systems back in the mid 2000's. When the transition to digital happened, they became part of the subchannels. Now, only one, (WTVG) still carries a weather-related channel, running WeatherNation.

  11. 1 minute ago, KentBrockman said:

    I want to say this is a shame but he's been pushing false narratives and conspiracy theories for years and this cancellation is justifiable. The mighty have fallen, he isn't as respected as he once was at CNN anymore.


    Same thing with Maria. She used to be one of CNBC'S biggest stars. Now I don't think she talks about business or the stock market anymore. She and Dobbs have both destroyed their careers. Dobbs at 75 will likely retire. I wonder if Maria will be next and more will follow after that?

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  12. 2 hours ago, J1975am said:


    The program has had an array of technical issues since they started. For example, when they opened the broadcast last Tuesday, Rob Nelson's mic was off when he, Joe Donlon, and Marnie Hughes did their introductions. It's happened several times, to my knowledge, where either Rob, Joe, or Marnie's mics weren't turned on on air.


    And of course, there was a moment during the announcement of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death when Dean Reynolds was doing a live phone-in and all of a sudden, he was cut off and the next voice we heard said something like, "Your call cannot be completed as dialed...." (this happened twice). 


    For the latter, someone on this board compared it to similar instances during WGN's morning newscast and I remember another poster opining that WGN needed to fix their phone system....


    But these are just some examples of tech issues that have somehow made their way on air on News Nation. (I know that these things come with the territory when it comes to live TV, but still....)


    I wonder if their control room is mostly automated. One of the Toledo stations newscasts went to an automated control room, and for a year and a half there were so many technical problems that it was hard to watch. It's pretty much all fixed now.

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