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Nexstar can't pick up WHDF - not enough full power stations in the market (unless they can pull a failing station stunt).

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They'd probably have Mission acquire WHDF and then enter into an SSA to operate it.

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Dick Albert, a former WCVB meteorologist, has died at 73 due to complications of pneumonia. Dick work for WCVB for 31 years - starting in 1978 and retiring in 2009.

 

My condolences go out to his wife, two sons, friends and family.

 

This guy was good and trusted, just like Harvey, Don Kent and Bruce. He will be severely missed.

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Cable station 6 News in Lawrence, KS formally shut down its news operations today. It had been a staple in the community for 45 years. All of its shows will be preserved and kept at a museum at the University of Kansas. The station was bought my Minnesota -based Midco last year/early this year and was told a few months ago that they would be shutting down its news operations and transform the station into a regional sports network.

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Sounds like WESH is ready to move up Summer Knowles after trying to bump Angela Taylor to weekends. It didn't go over too well...

 

https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2017/8/4/going-down-in-o-town

 

Given how she did there and what she did to ratings, I am sure one of the rival stations would sign Angela Taylor as soon as an opening comes up. I think a spot on the Fox 35 morning show would be best for her alongside Amy Kaufeldt.

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Given how she did there and what she did to ratings, I am sure one of the rival stations would sign Angela Taylor as soon as an opening comes up. I think a spot on the Fox 35 morning show would be best for her alongside Amy Kaufeldt.

 

I would love to see her on WOFL or on WKMG. I think WFTV's too crowded.

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I would love to see her on WOFL or on WKMG. I think WFTV's too crowded.

True. I don't know what WESH was thinking. You'd think they'd want to keep things steady as ratings seemed to improve this spring.

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Another FOX O&O / MyTV rebrand. Starting Monday, KUTP 45 will become known as FOX 10 Xtra and FOX 10 News NOW will be making its television debut.

 

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Another FOX O&O / MyTV rebrand. Starting Monday, KUTP 45 will become known as FOX 10 Xtra and FOX 10 News NOW will be making its television debut.

 

[MEDIA=twitter]893942162341101568[/MEDIA]

 

The Fox 10 News NOW is an interesting concept and has gained national and I think international attention with their mix of "raw" video. Any word if it will be like the online version? Coming from that cramped "broom cupboard" (as the BBC folks say) or the news studio.

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Let's not get ahead of ourselves. This is still the station that runs like a small market station in a large market. They still send MMJs everywhere when all the big boys have a reporter and photog in an ENG truck at the same event, and they still whore themselves out by producing paid programming features during newscast breaks.

 

If Fisher Price ever got into news, their news channel would look a lot like KRON.

It's going to take years for KRON to ever return to a bare shell of respectability in the market. And with Nexstar as the owner... :rolleyes:

 

That being said, this realignment of the prime time news block back to 8p-11p is a no-brainer, and never should have been broken up in the first place.

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Been meaning to post this for a while, as this has actually been slowly taking place over the past several weeks:

 

WMC has undergone a pretty major anchoring shuffle. Kym Clark asked to move from the weekday morning news to noon and 4PM, and finally received permission from the bosses. She displaces morning anchors Kendall Kirkham and Janeen Gordon at noon, and evening anchor Kontji Anthony at 4. This will be the first time WMC has a designated anchor for this shift.

 

Replacing Kym in the morning is weekend evening anchor Felicia Bolton. But the rest of the morning team has been changed around, too. Instead of Kendall Kirkham, Andrew Douglas is now at the anchor desk with Felicia. He moves over from the "Alert Center." Weekend morning anchor Kendall Downing is currently stationed at the Alert Center in place of Andrew; not sure if that's permanent or not.

 

This has also resulted in Kendall Kirkham being sent to anchor on weekend evenings (and of course report during the week). Unsure if that's to be permanent either, although it's possible she may have asked for a reduced shift to spend more time with her child. Weekend mornings are rotating anchors for the time being as well.

 

All of this comes after a meteorologist shuffle I posted about earlier this year which found all but Chief Meteorologist Ron Childers swapping shifts. WMC must be trying to do all they can to beat WREG, which has been vulnerable since Richard Ransom parted ways with the station. And come to think of it, I still haven't seen any July Sweeps ratings for Memphis, which WREG normally posts in a heartbeat when they've won...

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WMC must be trying to do all they can to beat WREG, which has been vulnerable since Richard Ransom parted ways with the station. And come to think of it, I still haven't seen any July Sweeps ratings for Memphis, which WREG normally posts in a heartbeat when they've won...

They didn't post July numbers last year either.

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They didn't post July numbers last year either.

 

Ah. My bad! I know I had seen a 2015 July ratings report in my research and must have mistaken it for 2016 instead.

 

Meanwhile, (before Kendall Kirkham begins anchoring next weekend) the whole weekday evening anchor team is in tonight before schools start back tomorrow. They're sure taking this "Official Back to School Station" thing pretty far!

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HLN announces that Carol Costello and S.E. Cupp's shows will debut on August 21st.

 

The new HLN weekday schedule (per AdWeek) will be

6a-11a: Morning Express with Robin Meade

11a-1p: Across America with Carol Costello

1p-3p: On the Story with Erica Hill

3p-5p: Michaela Pereria

5p-7p: Forensic Files and/or CNN/HLN original series reruns

7p-8p: S.E. Cupp Unfiltered

8p-9p: Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield

9p-6a: Forensic Files

 

(all times Eastern)

http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/carol-costello-and-s-e-cupps-hln-shows-launch-aug-21/337420

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HLN announces that Carol Costello and S.E. Cupp's shows will debut on August 21st.

 

The new HLN weekday schedule (per AdWeek) will be

6a-11a: Morning Express with Robin Meade

 

(all times Eastern)

http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/carol-costello-and-s-e-cupps-hln-shows-launch-aug-21/337420

 

Robin Meade is pulling a 5 hour shift?

 

Is she still beating CNN in the 7-9a slot?

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This went under the radar, but KCTV swapped morning anchors. Alexis del Cid is now anchoring the Better Kansas City lifestyle show. Gina Bullard moved from Better K.C. to morning news co-anchor.

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Robin Meade is pulling a 5 hour shift?

 

Is she still beating CNN in the 7-9a slot?

 

Does she do the entire five hours live?

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May as well call it now. Heck, Nexstar will probably pick up WHDF and KTEN as well. If Lockwood plans on leaving the business altogether. But if Tegna got it, they could get KTEN and WSKY in a package deal. WSKY could create a duopoly with WVEC. (That may need additional vetting however to make sure Norfolk can support another duopoly.)

 

Between the Nexstar WAVY-WVBT duopoly and whichever stations Sinclair keeps between WTVZ and the WTKR-WGNT duopoly they inherited from Tribune, I think Tegna (nee Gannett and Belo) waited too late to pursue a duopoly with WSKY and WVEC. Can't see another duopoly being allowed for Norfolk.

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