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no. they dont. KOVR shares with KPIX Chopper 5 though. and i think KGO which both KOVR and KXTV uses, KTXL uses KGO as well. KCRA livecopter 3 shares with KRON even though KRON used to have one. also the grammys had some accidents again this year.

 

Wow, so it sounds like KCRA has the only helicopter for the market and the other two rely on the San Francisco ones. Is this the correct assumption?

 

I was watching CNN and some aerial footage was attributed to KXTV/KOVR so I thought they shared one.

 

I saw the KCRA feed was on KNTV - are they still sharing one with the rest of the San Francisco stations?

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Wow, so it sounds like KCRA has the only helicopter for the market and the other two rely on the San Francisco ones. Is this the correct assumption?

 

I was watching CNN and some aerial footage was attributed to KXTV/KOVR so I thought they shared one.

 

I saw the KCRA feed was on KNTV - are they still sharing one with the rest of the San Francisco stations?

 

yes however i forgot to say that KTVU also has their own News Chopper 2. so sometimes they use them as well. their was one time where KXTV showed a promo that they were going to have a new air 10 in the sky (based on KGTV's Chopper.) but they never took full advantage of it nor did KTXL's Skyfox40 and yes KCRA's LiveCopter 3 is the only top chopper we have.

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Wouldn't someone from the Vindy walked across Downtown Youngstown to 21 NEWS?

 

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WFMJ and the Vindicator are in seperate buildings.

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Remember when I said that it'll be a sad day in Atlanta when the Julianne Moore/Jessica Chastain of investigative reporters, Jodie Fleischer, leaves WSB for bigger and better things?

 

Well...the time has come. (at least we still have some great lookers over at Fox 5!)

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Remember when I said that it'll be a sad day in Atlanta when the Julianne Moore/Emma Stone of investigative reporters, Jodie Fleischer, leaves WSB for bigger and better things?

 

Well...the time has come. (at least we still have some great lookers over at Fox 5!)

Did you like Jodie for her looks or her good investigation stories? She clearly has done well in both areas, but she seem to come off with her hard shell.. 11Alive has some gals doing great investigation stories. Rebecca Lindstrom.

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Did you like Jodie for her looks or her good investigation stories? She clearly has done well in both areas, but she seem to come off with her hard shell.. 11Alive has some gals doing great investigation stories. Rebecca Lindstrom.

Both; I met her -- and Erica Byfield, who's now at WNBC -- once at the Atlanta Auto Show in 2015 and like I said on Twitter, she was extremely gorgeous in person.

 

As for her investigations? They were the only ones I've been watching on WSB, though she had been asking softball questions which seemed to turn off some viewers, which is why 11Alive w/Lindstrom (and Brendan Keefe) has been doing them a whole lot better than Channel 2 lately.

 

For many of Jodie's (male) fans, this is the second devastating loss to have hit Atlanta this year after the Falcons and the Super Bowl, though we do have plenty of company (i.e., eye candy). WRC should be lucky to have her.

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WUAB in Cleveland has sold its transmitter, but will remain on the air. The station will move to WOIO's transmitter.

 

http://www.cleveland.com/tv-blog/index.ssf/2017/02/channel_43_will_remain_on_the_air_only_its_transmitter_was_sold.html#incart_river_index

 

There have been rumors that 43 was going to go off the air. Not actually the case, but it will be interesting how the station will remain off the air.

 

BTW, 19 is now billing its 11pm newscast as "Tucker and Tanaka at 11" with its new team in that slot. There's a new opening too.

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This is probably one of the first instances that we're hearing...but it makes complete sense given it's Raycom's largest market.

But it is a very sad "end" to a station Raycom has systematically driven into the ground over the last 15 or so years.

 

WUAB was the station I REALLY watched growing up. It was before we had cable. They had all of the cartoons I watched, and I stuck around to watch their off-network reruns of shows. I even remember watching "Barnaby" and "Superhost" in their final days of television back in the late 1980s early 1990s. It would be a few years later that I would get into news and all of the other nostalgia of Cleveland TV, but their shows were my "must-see-tv" when independent TV was still a viable thing.

 

Flash forward to Raycom taking over, flooding WUAB with third-rate court and talk shows like all of the other MyNetworkTV stations. They had a chance to keep their dominance, but gradually pared down their more expensive programming, only to have WBNX pick it up. In the process, they became one of the top WB affiliates in the country, and won the chance to get the CW affiliation. The stigma of Ernest Angley and mild swear words being bleeped out disappeared because WBNX was more willing to run a better station than WUAB was.

 

And to make matters worse, WUAB will live on as a subchannel on WOIO's anemic, abysmal VHF frequency. A signal so terrible that they had to sign on an LD in Akron just to cover most of the market decently.

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The spectrum auction has claimed its next victim: WBIN. The station will go off the air and NH1 News will be radio and digital only. WMUR will once again be New Hampshire's only television news source. http://www.nh1.com/news/WBIN-TV-sold-in-FCC-Auction-NH1-News-to-invest-in-new-digital-platforms/

 

Pretty sad if you ask me.

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This is probably one of the first instances that we're hearing...but it makes complete sense given it's Raycom's largest market.

But it is a very sad "end" to a station Raycom has systematically driven into the ground over the last 15 or so years.

 

WUAB was the station I REALLY watched growing up. It was before we had cable. They had all of the cartoons I watched, and I stuck around to watch their off-network reruns of shows. I even remember watching "Barnaby" and "Superhost" in their final days of television back in the late 1980s early 1990s. It would be a few years later that I would get into news and all of the other nostalgia of Cleveland TV, but their shows were my "must-see-tv" when independent TV was still a viable thing.

 

Flash forward to Raycom taking over, flooding WUAB with third-rate court and talk shows like all of the other MyNetworkTV stations. They had a chance to keep their dominance, but gradually pared down their more expensive programming, only to have WBNX pick it up. In the process, they became one of the top WB affiliates in the country, and won the chance to get the CW affiliation. The stigma of Ernest Angley and mild swear words being bleeped out disappeared because WBNX was more willing to run a better station than WUAB was.

 

And to make matters worse, WUAB will live on as a subchannel on WOIO's anemic, abysmal VHF frequency. A signal so terrible that they had to sign on an LD in Akron just to cover most of the market decently.

Anyone has similar sentiments for WLVI to wax on?

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More Spectrum Auction News:

  • One of the spectrum-guzzling broadcasters, Univision announced in its Q4 earnings report that they'll receive $376M in proceed from the auction. Still waiting of what TBN & Ion got.
  • In what could be a big surprise, a FORWARD auction bidder revealed how much they bought in the auction. In a filing to the SEC, U.S. Cellular made $327M in bids in the clock phase of the auction (it could get more in the assigment phase, which will start 3/6). Even though the FCC lifted the quiet period for the broadcasters, the wireless carriers (as of now) are still under the quiet period.
  • Howard University owned-WHUT, withdrew from selling its spectrum in the auction.
  • This is also a first, as this broadcaster announced its channel number for its post-repack. Bowling Green State University's WBGU in Ohio announced it is moving from RF 27 to RF 22. The station also withdrew from participating in the auction.
  • Sonoma County, CA PBS outlet KRCB will receive $72 million in the auction. The station will move to the VHF dial. The station said it will use the proceeds to buy equipment for the repack, and the remaining of it to start an endowment.
     
  • And PBS station WVTA in Vermont will receive $56M in the auction. It has said it will "re-engineer" its three remaining PBS outlets in the state to fill-in the gap lost from WVTA.

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More Spectrum Auction News:

  • One of the spectrum-guzzling broadcasters, Univision announced..,.

 

Spectrum-Guzzeling???

 

That's classic!

(almost nasty)

Please let me steal or reuse that term.

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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.

 

#MeanwhileOn9....

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/tv/tv-guy/os-et-wftv-switching-steve-harvey-td-jakes-20170216-story.html

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More Spectrum Auction News:

  • One of the spectrum-guzzling broadcasters, Univision announced in its Q4 earnings report that they'll receive $376M in proceed from the auction. Still waiting of what TBN & Ion got.

 

I'll bet they will be cashing in their the majority of their exclusively UniMas afffiliates and stations like WQHS in Cleveland they aquired from USA Broadcasting.

 

That would spell the second demise for channel "61" in Cleveland, as Kaiser-owned WKBF operated there from 1968-1975, went dark and a new licensee signed on WCLQ in 1981, attempting to run it as an independent/Preview station.

 

When WBNX and WOIO signed on in 1985, WOIO immediately rose to the top of the independents, leading to a gradual adoption of HSN programming that lasted until the sale to Univision.

 

The call letters reflect the changeover to HSN as "Quality Home Shopping".

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Anyone has similar sentiments for WLVI to wax on?

 

Although it never reached the heights of WTBS, WGN or WWOR, it did have a sizeable audience outside of the Cleveland Area as a mini-superstation...sort of like WTTV or WSBK. Losing the Indians telecasts and the growth of subchannels with MyNetworkTV programming replaced WUAB in these areas.

 

While the Gaylord era (1977-1991) was considered second-rate to the original United Artists era (1968-1977), the station changed a little during the Stephen J. Cannell era (exclusively until 1994), and when Malrite...then Raycom started the LMA. Raycom purchased them outright in 2000 when it became legal to do so.

 

I guess we'll see what subchannels are going away (if any) because WUAB has 2 (Bounce & Grit) and WOIO has 1 (MeTV). Perhaps push some off to the WOIO-LD repeater in Akron?

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