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Also speaking of Cleveland's CBS 19 https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1156665624382555

 

Jason is going to do the weather for the 5pm, 6pm, and 11pm news on WOIO and the 10pm news on WUAB.

 

Jeff Tanchak will remain on the 4pm news on 19 and 9pm news on 43. Basically, Jeff and Jason will tag team on weeknights.

 

Everyone else stays put - Samantha Roberts on mornings and at Noon, Beth McLeod on weekends, and Jon Loufman on fill-ins.

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WKRG in Mobile is FINALLY expanding their morning newscast to 4:30AM beginning on December 5th.

Aside from WPMI, (which is maxed out news-wise and had to drop theirs last year), they become the last station in the market to move up their AM news.

 

Speaking of WPMI...

DirecTV and Uverse subscribers could lose them and sister station WJTC on December 1st.

http://local15tv.com/news/local/wpmiwjtc-may-be-dropped-by-directv-u-verse

 

This must only be an isolated occurrence....WEAR/WFGX and other Sinclair-owned stations are unaffected. Not even Deerfield stations in other markets are affected either.

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Kendall Downing has joined WMC-TV as the weekend morning news anchor (and weekday reporter). Previously, weekend evening anchor Felicia Bolton had been hosting the morning shows as well ever since Ben Watson left the station.

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WBAL looks to be airing two specials on December 7 regarding Hairspray LIVE. The first one is "Hairspray: From Baltimore to Broadway and Beyond" at 7PM and at 7:30 "Countdown to Hairspray Live". Obviously the first one is local but is the Countdown show an optional program by NBC?

 

http://www.wbaltv.com/article/preview-hairspray-live-and-watch-special-shows-on-wbal-tv-11/8352854

 

WRC & WRAL are both airing the countdown show, but no special programming before it.

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WNWO is in so much turmoil, the ratings, layoffs, etc. You want my advice, here's what Sinclair should do with WNWO... SELL THE STATION! Sell WNWO to another

broadcast group that wants to revamp and revive NBC 24 and dig themselves out of the ratings slump.

Or better yet, sell the NBC 24 intellectual rights to either Gray or Raycom and end this charade.

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Or better yet, sell the NBC 24 intellectual rights to either Gray or Raycom and end this charade.

 

Or either, Cox, Tegna, Quincy, Tribune, or Heartland Media. BTW Raycom can't get WNWO because they own WTOL.

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Or either, Cox, Tegna, Quincy, Tribune, or Heartland Media. BTW Raycom can't get WNWO because they own WTOL.

I know. That's why I said Raycom or Gray should buy the intellectual rights to WNWO, meaning that they transfer "NBC24" to either 11.4 or 13.4 and WNWO goes to HSH.

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KMBC has a new Anchor who's going to do 5pm and 9pm meaning Ackerman or Moritz isn't going to be doing 5pm anymore and Ketz or Moritz 9pm anymore. KMBC or KCWE needs to do a Midday Newscast,5:30pm,6:30pm.

Halifax filling in for Abby or got Hilands job.

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The owner of WOAY TV in the Beckley-Bluefield WV market passed away on Nov 23rd. Thoughts and prayers to the family and station employees.

http://www.wvva.com/story/33792503/2016/11/Friday/woay-owner-robbie-thomas-passes-away-on-day-before-thanksgiving

 

Condolences to him, but will that finally mean that WOAY will be sold to a better ownership group? Somebody like Gray?

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Condolences to him, but will that finally mean that WOAY will be sold to a better ownership group? Somebody like Gray?

Gray would be best option for WOAY since they already have WSAZ and WDBJ near by. Soon to have WDTV under ownership.

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WNWO is in so much turmoil, the ratings, layoffs, etc. You want my advice, here's what Sinclair should do with WNWO... SELL THE STATION! Sell WNWO to another

broadcast group that wants to revamp and revive NBC 24 and dig themselves out of the ratings slump.

At least they are still offering something resembling a news product. S!nclair easily could have canned the newscasts entirely and run it as another KDNL.

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Another departure at Indianapolis' WISH: Eboni Deon (formerly of The Weather Channel and Al Jazeera America) is leaving the station and returning to Orlando's WFTV.

http://www.adweek.com/tvspy/meteorologist-eboni-deon-leaving-wish-for-orlando/182401

 

Meanwhile, Charlie LeDuff is leaving Detroit's WJBK.

http://www.adweek.com/tvspy/charlie-leduff-leaves-wjbk/182396

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At least they are still offering something resembling a news product. S!nclair easily could have canned the newscasts entirely and run it as another KDNL.

And at least it's still going to be taped in Toledo. All the Heathens are doing is transferring the control room to WSBT. Most of the news personnel will be based in Toledo.

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Remember when I said about Lisa Rayam possibly going to public broadcasting after all these years at Fox 5? Well...

http://radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com/2016/11/30/lisa-rayam-formerly-fox-5-joining-gpbs-lawmakers/

 

(Stephany Fisher, by the way, is still freelancing at The Washington Post; hopefully in time for February sweeps, we'll be seeing her back on the air, and at Fox 5)

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And MORE expansion at WKRG beginning on December 5th....they are adding a newscast at 6:30 PM!

https://changingnewscasts.wordpress.com/2016/11/30/wkrg-finally-expanding-430-am-also-add-local-news-630-pm

 

This comes after WPMI cancelled their 6:30 show on sister station WJTC earlier this year.

More shocking is that this newscast will displace Andy Griffith, which has aired in that time slot for well over a decade...maybe longer...usually ranking 2nd to WALA's airing of Wheel of Fortune.

Andy will be moving to 9:30 on sister station WFNA after their 9pm show.

 

Something has to give sooner or later in Mobile/Pensacola. I don't think there is any other market in the country where you have FOUR LIVE newscasts competing against each other at 9PM.

I wish someone would counter-program WALA in the mornings and bring back a 7-8am or 7-9am newscast or replay the 5-7 on their sister station during that time.

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And at least it's still going to be taped in Toledo. All the Heathens are doing is transferring the control room to WSBT. Most of the news personnel will be based in Toledo.

 

Moving the production to South Bend seems to be more trouble than its worth. The opportunities for error are many having to beam content and signals back and forth.

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And at least it's still going to be taped in Toledo. All the Heathens are doing is transferring the control room to WSBT. Most of the news personnel will be based in Toledo.

 

...and in 6 months Toledo will be reduced to 1 or 2 MMJ's.

Just wait and see.

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...and in 6 months Toledo will be reduced to 1 or 2 MMJ's.

Just wait and see.

Hell by then, Sinclair might just show chimps flinging poo on WNWO, because all the technical difficulties caused NBC24 to give up on a news department but they still want to be live, local, and late-breaking. Sinclair puts a camera in the chimp enclosure at the Toledo Zoo, problem solved.

Chimps don't have a union, no sick days, and best of all, NO PAYROLL.

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Sinclair puts a camera in the chimp enclosure at the Toledo Zoo, problem solved.

Chimps don't have a union, no sick days, and best of all, NO PAYROLL.

 

They could also charge for it....

Pay Per Poo.

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That's a shame. They should've kept Andy on at 6:30 (it use to come on @ 4:30pm). #TooMuchNews

Exactly! The amount of news that is shown in the Mobile market is overkill. Does Mobile really need a 6:30pm newscast?

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WXYZ's Assistant ND is out after 6 years. He was with WDIV for 8 years before that. Their new News Director has created a lot of turnover there. They are still in second and the housecleaning is much needed.

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And MORE expansion at WKRG beginning on December 5th....they are adding a newscast at 6:30 PM!

https://changingnewscasts.wordpress.com/2016/11/30/wkrg-finally-expanding-430-am-also-add-local-news-630-pm

 

This comes after WPMI cancelled their 6:30 show on sister station WJTC earlier this year.

More shocking is that this newscast will displace Andy Griffith, which has aired in that time slot for well over a decade...maybe longer...usually ranking 2nd to WALA's airing of Wheel of Fortune.

Andy will be moving to 9:30 on sister station WFNA after their 9pm show.

 

Something has to give sooner or later in Mobile/Pensacola. I don't think there is any other market in the country where you have FOUR LIVE newscasts competing against each other at 9PM.

I wish someone would counter-program WALA in the mornings and bring back a 7-8am or 7-9am newscast or replay the 5-7 on their sister station during that time.

 

Yep... four 9pm newscasts in Mobile. Similar to Boston until WBZ moved its 10pm news to WSBK (focused on Boston-centric stations though - I know there are 2 NH-focused ones as well)

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