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NPG is launching a low-power NBC affiliate for St. Joseph, Mo. I have no idea what the station runs right now, if anything.

 

http://www.newspressnow.com/news/business/nbc-affiliate-coming-to-st-joe/article_48ed5f08-6859-5134-ba6b-fde5c295eb26.html

 

I'm curious how this will affect news programming on KNPN. The article linked above states that KNPG and KNPN combined will carry 28 hours of news per week, compared to the 19.5 hours that KNPN runs now. KNPN currently airs news from 5:30 to 8:00 a.m. and noon-12:30 p.m. on weekdays and for a half-hour at 5:00 and 9:00 p.m. nightly. I assume that, based on the schedule, KNPG will simulcast the first 90 minutes of KNPN's morning newscast as well as its 5:00 p.m. show (unless they plan to move KNPN's early evening news back to 5:30), with the remaining newscasts being exclusive to the respective stations.

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I'm curious how this will affect news programming on KNPN. The article linked above states that KNPG and KNPN combined will carry 28 hours of news per week, compared to the 19.5 hours that KNPN runs now. KNPN currently airs news from 5:30 to 8:00 a.m. and noon-12:30 p.m. on weekdays and for a half-hour at 5:00 and 9:00 p.m. nightly. I assume that, based on the schedule, KNPG will simulcast KNPN's morning and 5:00 p.m. shows, with the remaining newscasts being exclusive to the respective stations.

 

Unless if KNPN moves the 5:00pm news back to 5:30pm and lets KNPG have the 5:00pm timeslot.

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Why would they use a brand WEWS previously use?

Why not? How many people remember or care about an old brand from somebody else...

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Why not? How many people remember or care about an old brand from somebody else...

 

There's folks that remember distinctive brands that resonates with a station. Some have dropped the brand just to bring it back. Look at KYW & WLS. I would think folks would be outraged if KGO uses the Eyewitness News name, and KPIX has used it off and on for several years. Yeah, KPIX is not using it now, but you never know they might bring it back.

 

WOIO might as well go back to either Action News or just 19 News. And whether they change the branding or not (doubt they will) their ratings will still be a status quo, unless they change their content formula. Good luck trying to beat 3 & 8.

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There's folks that remember distinctive brands that resonates with a station. Some have dropped the brand just to bring it back. Look at KYW & WLS. I would think folks would be outraged if KGO uses the Eyewitness News name, and KPIX has used it off and on for several years. Yeah, KPIX is not using it now, but you never know they might bring it back.

 

WOIO might as well go back to either Action News or just 19 News. And whether they change the branding or not (doubt they will) their ratings will still be a status quo, unless they change their content formula. Good luck trying to beat 3 & 8.

WKYC was Action 3 News decades before WOIO even went on the air, so 19 Eyewitness News isn't out of the realm of possibilities.....

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Agreed on CBS 19 being their next brand. Even though it was already used from 1996 to 2000, "CBS" is the best thing going for them.

And their logo already represents it anyway.

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Agreed on CBS 19 being their next brand. Even though it was already used from 1996 to 2000, "CBS" is the best thing going for them.

And their logo already represents it anyway.

Couldn't WOIO rebrand as say, "CBS Action News", or worse, "CBS Cleveland News"?

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It seems like KNPG-LD would move to Channel 21 from Channel 30 and that Channel 30 could get the KBJO-LD call letters, unless if those change too.

 

The way I read this is NBC on 21.1 and The CW on 21.2, but that could be changed.

Telemundo would have to go somewhere. Either it gets moved to Channel 30, or stays on Channel 21, but gets moved to a subchannel once the main feed joins NBC. I don't see how it gets dropped entirely, even though a Telemundo affiliate would be better suited for the nearby Kansas City market rather than St. Joseph, the News-Press and Gazette Company's relationship with Telemundo is seemingly about as tight as ABC's with Hearst and Scripps or Fox's with Tribune.

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Frank Holland is leaving WCVB to join NBC Boston: http://www.newenglandone.com/news/local/boston/frank-holland-joining-necn-nbc-boston-as-anchor-reporter.html

 

Susan Tran is joining NBC Boston (after leaving us a nasty voicemail denying it - listen in the link): http://www.newenglandone.com/news/local/boston/susan-tran-joining-necn-nbc-boston-as-reporter.html

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Frank Holland is leaving WCVB to join NBC Boston: http://www.newenglandone.com/news/local/boston/frank-holland-joining-necn-nbc-boston-as-anchor-reporter.html

 

Susan Tran is joining NBC Boston (after leaving us a nasty voicemail denying it - listen in the link): http://www.newenglandone.com/news/local/boston/susan-tran-joining-necn-nbc-boston-as-reporter.html

 

That voicemail makes it sound like she's not a very friendly person.

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That voicemail makes it sound like she's not a very friendly person.

 

It's pretty funny. She seems like her perfect lifeplan was in danger. I wonder how she reacts if Diet Coke is sold out of the vending machines.

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Couldn't WOIO rebrand as say, "CBS Action News", or worse, "CBS Cleveland News"?

 

Reminds me of WNCN's rebranding since they became a CBS affiliate. I would have rather seen them keep the WNCN branding or revert to "CBS17 News". "CBS North Carolina" sounds horrible.

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Telemundo would have to go somewhere. Either it gets moved to Channel 30, or stays on Channel 21, but gets moved to a subchannel once the main feed joins NBC. I don't see how it gets dropped entirely, even though a Telemundo affiliate would be better suited for the nearby Kansas City market rather than St. Joseph, the News-Press and Gazette Company's relationship with Telemundo is seemingly about as tight as ABC's with Hearst and Scripps or Fox's with Tribune.

 

Well according to Wikipedia, Telemundo is on Channel 30 and The CW is on Channel 21.

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So no "KX4" on channel 4? From NorthPine earlier this week:

NORTH DAKOTA/MINNESOTA:

The FCC has dealt Gray TV a blow in the Fargo market, saying Gray did not retain the rights to use cable channel 4 when it sold the license associated with that channel number. Gray sold the former KXJB-TV/4.1 (Valley City-Fargo) to comply with ownership caps but retained its longtime "KX4" CBS affiliation by moving it to a subchannel of KVLY-TV/11.1 (Fargo). Channel 4.1 is now KRDK-TV and its new owner, Ravi Kapur's Major Market Broadcasting, sought carriage on Cable One channel 4. Cable One initially rejected KRDK's must-carry request, saying it already had a contract with Gray to carry "KX4" on that channel. Gray contendedthat KRDK's new owner had agreed not to seek carriage on cable channel 4, a claim which KRDK denied and which the FCC's Media Bureau has now rejected as an "unsubstantiated and self-serving argument." It orderedCable One to begin carrying KRDK on channel 4, or a channel mutually agreed upon by KRDK and Cable One, within 45 days. The FCC also recently denied Gray's request to move KRDK's virtual channel to 38.1 so that KVLY could use both virtual channels 4.1 and 11.1. KRDK carries Cozi TV and local sports on channel 4.1. (8/15/2016)

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Well according to Wikipedia, Telemundo is on Channel 30 and The CW is on Channel 21.

Right, I forgot. I should have meant that assuming The CW moves from Channel 21 once KBJO becomes KNPG/NBC, would Telemundo stay on Channel 30.1, be moved to a newly created subchannel of that station or, probably more likely, move to a newly created Channel 21.2?

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Right, I forgot. I should have meant that assuming The CW moves from Channel 21 once KBJO becomes KNPG/NBC, would Telemundo stay on Channel 30.1, be moved to a newly created subchannel of that station or, probably more likely, move to a newly created Channel 21.2?

 

I think that The CW will be on 21.2 with NBC on 21.1 and TMD on 30.1

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Why not? How many people remember or care about an old brand from somebody else...

Couldn't WOIO rebrand as say, "CBS Action News", or worse, "CBS Cleveland News"?

 

Pls, God don't speak CBS Action News horrible brand news just either go back to 19 Action News or CBS 19. WFTS has a horrible brand name ABC Action News. Might as well place that up there with WGCL's Clear News.

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I'm curious how this will affect news programming on KNPN. The article linked above states that KNPG and KNPN combined will carry 28 hours of news per week, compared to the 19.5 hours that KNPN runs now. KNPN currently airs news from 5:30 to 8:00 a.m. and noon-12:30 p.m. on weekdays and for a half-hour at 5:00 and 9:00 p.m. nightly. I assume that, based on the schedule, KNPG will simulcast the first 90 minutes of KNPN's morning newscast as well as its 5:00 p.m. show (unless they plan to move KNPN's early evening news back to 5:30), with the remaining newscasts being exclusive to the respective stations.

 

The "noon" news is just a replay of the 7:30 half hour of the morning show. They produce it with weather separate, that weathercast seems recorded as well. The broadcast simply says "previously recorded" and the open is generic.

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