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WEWS has retooled its morning newscast by adding more reporters and less repetition with their stories. They're calling their morning reporters the "E-Team."

 

And the "E" stands for?....

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WEWS has retooled its morning newscast by adding more reporters and less repetition with their stories. They're calling their morning reporters the "E-Team."

 

WOW how the mighty has fallen over on Euclid Ave...WTF wrong with TV5? 19 starting to look like the gold standard (cough cough) where WEWS-TV 5 held that title for decades.

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WOW how the mighty has fallen over on Euclid Ave...WTF wrong with TV5? 19 starting to look like the gold standard (cough cough) where WEWS-TV 5 held that title for decades.

 

Agreed. Its the reason why WJW keeps on winning and winning and winning in Northeast Ohio.

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Judging by the 10:55 in the corner, I'm going to guess this show ran way under time and nobody noticed because Tribune decided putting computers in the control room instead of actual people was a good idea.

 

KTXL's templates are weird because the producers don't set a hard "out" time. I think the Tribune animation is supposed to hit at 56:45 on weeknights and 57:45 on Saturday night.

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Some quick notes from Cleveland

 

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The FCC has partially lifted the "quiet period" among the broadcasters.

 

The lifting of the hush period, broadcasters can now communicate amongst themselves on post-auction issues such as repacking. But this will also open up the floodgates for new M&As.

 

Full write-up from the FCC.

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Missing for at least three weeks now is WRC's Barbara Harrison. Ironically, there's been no posts to her twitter account since around Christmas. Also, during the 11am hour when there's a link to "Watch News4 Midday" it now has a generic NBC4 photo instead of Barbara's picture. Might she be a goner, or just taking extended time off?

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Union Vote, 1st Ld

Telemundo Performers To Hold Union Vote

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Performers at the Spanish-language network Telemundo

will begin voting today on whether to join SAG-AFTRA.

A simple majority is needed to approve representation by the union,

which represents approximately 160,000 actors, broadcast journalists and other

media professionals. Voting will be conducted by mail through March 8.

SAG-AFTRA submitted petitions to the National Labor Relations Board on

Dec. 9, seeking an election.

Telemundo employs 1,900 people around the world.

``We are excited to have the opportunity to vote and create a working

environment that is fair for everyone in our industry,'' said Katie Barberi, an

actress with roles in multiple telenovelas. ``We are proud of Telemundo's

success, and we believe SAG-AFTRA representation will make it an even better

network in the future.''

The unionization effort has drawn the support of Alec Baldwin, Susan

Sarandon, Chris Rock, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Scarlett Johansson and Bryan

Cranston.

``This vote is about equity, fairness and the fundamental rights of

Spanish-speaking actors in this industry and in our country,'' SAG-AFTRA

President Gabrielle Carteris said.

``We have given Telemundo performers our full support as they take this

courageous step, and we look forward to welcoming them to our family.''

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Union Vote, 1st Ld

Telemundo Performers To Hold Union Vote

.

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Performers at the Spanish-language network Telemundo

will begin voting today on whether to join SAG-AFTRA.

A simple majority is needed to approve representation by the union,

which represents approximately 160,000 actors, broadcast journalists and other

media professionals. Voting will be conducted by mail through March 8.

SAG-AFTRA submitted petitions to the National Labor Relations Board on

Dec. 9, seeking an election.

Telemundo employs 1,900 people around the world.

``We are excited to have the opportunity to vote and create a working

environment that is fair for everyone in our industry,'' said Katie Barberi, an

actress with roles in multiple telenovelas. ``We are proud of Telemundo's

success, and we believe SAG-AFTRA representation will make it an even better

network in the future.''

The unionization effort has drawn the support of Alec Baldwin, Susan

Sarandon, Chris Rock, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Scarlett Johansson and Bryan

Cranston.

``This vote is about equity, fairness and the fundamental rights of

Spanish-speaking actors in this industry and in our country,'' SAG-AFTRA

President Gabrielle Carteris said.

``We have given Telemundo performers our full support as they take this

courageous step, and we look forward to welcoming them to our family.''

They better be careful and not get too greedy. Telemundo is inching closer and closer to overtaking Univision and any disruption to that momentum is going to backfire on them...bigly. I am for union-representation, but there has to be a compromise on both sides. I wish them luck.

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WVUE has a new image campaign running just in time for February sweeps: Local First. They even modified their bug.

 

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And I think a hearty "Happy Trails" is in order for Maureen Bunyan.

 

Meanwhile WTKR assistant news director Justin Joseph is leaving to return to Denver, joining an unnamed executive producer that has already gotten the boot.

http://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2017/2/5/norfolk-deuce-is-out-after-less-than-a-year

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WVUE has a new image campaign running just in time for February sweeps: Local First. They even modified their bug.

 

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Here's a better photo for you.

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Nexstar called. They want their terrible slogan back.

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That would have to be the first time I've seen a Fox station locally alter the network logo like that.

 

They've been using that (fleur-de-lis) variant for nearly a decade.

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That would have to be the first time I've seen a Fox station locally alter the network logo like that.

Been that way since Saints owner Tom Benson purchased the station from Emmis (remember that he still owns it; Raycom has an SSA).

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Some quick notes from Cleveland

 

Kudos to Amanda for having the courage to emerge from the shadows.

 

I think it's the first time she'll be seen in public since a guest appearance at shock jock Shane "Rover" French's annual day-long music festival (in 2013, not long after her mind-boggling emancipation with Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, the latter of which has become a very public advocate for the abducted and abused).

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Programming Changes are happening at Orlando's CBS station WKMG.

 

The Orlando Sentinel stated that the station decided to move Let's Make A Deal from 10am to 3pm (after The Talk). The station hope this show would lead viewers to its 4pm newscasts.

 

Rachael Ray will move from 9am to 10am, and Crime Watch Daily will move from 3pm to 9am.

 

The changes will go in effect next week.

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KITV's sports director Robert Kekaula will switch over to anchoring news with Paula Akana (who anchors at 5pm) at 6 and 10pm starting February 13th while Brandi Higa takes his spot.

http://www.adweek.com/tvspy/honolulu-station-announces-evening-anchor-team/185268

 

What was not mentioned in that TVSpy piece, and mentioned from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser is main anchor Yunji de Nies, who'd recently had a baby late last year, will be leaving the station at the end of the month.

 

Also Mike Cherry (I thought he was the main anchor for the late news) will be sports anchoring the 5pm show, while Higa will do the 6 & 10pm shows (why they need two sports anchors, I don't know).

 

The question is who's going to anchor the 5pm with Paula?

 

Every since the ownership change, there been a slew of on-air folks that have left KITV 4. Yunji becomes the latest one to leave the station.

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Forgive me if this was already posted, but this looks like something we missed.

 

KUSA is doing away with the traditional sports block at the end of the newscast, instead spreading out sports features throughout the newscast.

 

http://theknow.denverpost.com/2017/01/30/9news-switches-sports-coverage-features-less-play-play/135128/

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