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CLETVFan

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1 hour ago, CLETVFan said:

Would anyone say that WBNX is rebounding a year after losing the CW to WUAB?

Doubtful.   They went from a station that ranked near the top of WB/CW affiliations to an independent station that has been increasingly overshadowed by a ministry rife with allegations of abuse and growing financial problems.

 

I say it a thousand times, but the endGame for WBNX (see what I did there?) will likely come as a merger with Tegna or Scripps, or a group like Marquee that will leverage all of their subchannels and add even more....

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The next chapter in the Ernest Angley saga is due to unfold in a Common Pleas Court-run mediation session.

 

https://www.beaconjournal.com/news/20200213/grace-cathedral-former-minister-face-off-over-sordid-accusations?fbclid=IwAR37R35Gvm_GSy02J15ZyH8uQ5YKUpl-CUAbfc0hkUq67dteIlLXORzs580

 

Disturbing and sickening details aside, the accuser wanted to oust Angley or be compensated for his damages.  And of course, the cult...i mean Church is standing behind Rev. Angley and his flock.

He is now almost 98, and will not take part in any depositions due to "age-related maladies".  In fact, the church has been run by a board of church-members since last year due to Rev. Angley's deteriorating health.

 

Now let us pray that this situation comes to an end and someone other than a ministry or infomercial purveyor ends up with WBNX.......

 

 

 

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Random thought here: Had this scandal not come to light, how many people outside of the Cleveland/Akron area would have known this guy was still alive? It's not like Angley has anywhere near the reach his broadcasts had even during the early 2000s (until hearing about this, that was about the last time I remember hearing anything about him)

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2 hours ago, WAVY 10 Fan said:

Random thought here: Had this scandal not come to light, how many people outside of the Cleveland/Akron area would have known this guy was still alive? It's not like Angley has anywhere near the reach his broadcasts had even during the early 2000s (until hearing about this, that was about the last time I remember hearing anything about him)

And it was Bob Dyer at the Akron Beacon Journal that brought the scandal out into the open, and that's when the other media outlets began covering the story.   This was back when the Beacon was its own paper, and before it was sucked into the Gatehouse-Gannett behemoth.

 

Ernest Angley and his church have always been local fodder, even though the most visible sign isn't even owned by him...the unfinished tower that Rex Humbard wanted to build.....locals refer to it as Rex's Erection 😆😆.

 

Had it not been for the New World deal, would WBNX have ever been a factor in the ratings?  WUAB needed to dump a network and WBNX was in the right place to take it.  Otherwise, Silver King could have snatched it up for WQHS, or even WAKC could have been made into a factor instead of it being PAXxed...

 

Getting the Fox Kids programming, the WB, and overall doing a better job than WUAB of running a station than Raycom put WBNX on the map.   It still benefits from every other station in town dumping shows for their own inbred efforts, but the operation begins to crumble.... someone's going to need to step in.

 

And given all of the negative press the other outlets have levied on them, would WBNX refuse to sell out to them or vice versa?  It may take an FCC do-over to see the station live on under someone else's control.

 

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