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5 hours ago, Weeters said:

 

This. CNN Newsource was probably already routed into the switcher and the producers just went with whatever feed would put pictures of the news on-air the fastest.

 

The last thing on their mind was "Gosh I wonder if WABC is feeding this somewhere. Let's waste time getting that feed routed into the switcher instead of taking the one already available."

But wouldn’t they also likely have the primary NewsOne feeds as sources as well?

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23 minutes ago, rkolsen said:

But wouldn’t they also likely have the primary NewsOne feeds as sources as well?

 

Almost all stations have a switcher that isn't sufficient to have every feed coming into the building available on it. A small market may only have a handful of sources, but probably has a small switcher. A large market station may have a hundred sources but a switcher that only supports 50. Most stations I've seen rely on having a block of switcher inputs (I'd say on average 10) designated for remote sources (which can be satellite feeds, microwave, bonded cellular, and in some cases infrequently used hookups within the building itself) that are fed from the facility's router, and usually these run through framesyncs to ensure they're synchronized with the switcher. Since KGO was in the middle of a show, they would already have had the remote shots they were using routed in. 

 

It's possible that they already had CNN Newsource routed to the switcher for something else that was being fed on it (Newsource fed a murder trial verdict from Southern California less than an hour prior to the crash, at the time of the crash, Newsource was offering two feeds from a House Judiciary Committee hearing regarding the Mueller report). It's possible NewsOne was feeding something else and couldn't feed WABC immediately, or in a rush to get on-air, WABC wasn't feeding NewsOne. My guess is a producer, either in the booth or in the newsroom, saw the alert come down from CNN first, and at that point their priority was to get Newsource on the air because they knew that this was being covered on it.

 

 

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10 hours ago, NowBergen said:

 

You are actually wrong on several counts.  New Yorkers are very sensitive to "flying machines" hitting buildings today, but more importantly, the area is a no fly zone - both because of what happened 9/11 and its close proximity to trump's tower and home.  The helicopters are usually restricted to the rivers and this one was to be headed south to it's home base in Linden NJ, not north.  

Sarcasm is not your strong suit apparently...

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Another MAJOR departure at WKRG.....

(And this is about a week or two after the departure of main anchor Mel Showers)

 

Update.... he's walking away...

 

 

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On 6/10/2019 at 4:22 PM, NowBergen said:

 

You are actually wrong on several counts.  New Yorkers are very sensitive to "flying machines" hitting buildings today, but more importantly, the area is a no fly zone - both because of what happened 9/11 and its close proximity to trump's tower and home.  The helicopters are usually restricted to the rivers and this one was to be headed south to it's home base in Linden NJ, not north.  

 

You 1000% missed the sarcasm.

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http://www.fox5dc.com/about-us/fox-5-staff/angie-goff-joins-fox-5-dc

In an announcement that surprises no one, Angie Goff is named co-anchor of WTTG's new 4pm newscast slated to launch after the Women's World Cup.  I remember Scott Jones saying shortly after she left WRC that she'd be going there and once the 4pm newscast was announced, along with the hiring of Blake McCoy, it all made sense.

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Who says TEGNA’s cheap they sent Mike Valerio and a photog to Tokyo to cover a possible maglev train between Baltimore and Washington. 

Unless of course Valerio was planning a vacation to Tokyo and he got them to cover a few nights in a hotel + a photog.

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3 hours ago, rkolsen said:

Who says TEGNA’s cheap they sent Mike Valerio and a photog to Tokyo to cover a possible maglev train between Baltimore and Washington. 

Unless of course Valerio was planning a vacation to Tokyo and he got them to cover a few nights in a hotel + a photog.

Or...

The developer/contractor/ designer of the project paid the freight for the trip.

A paid press Junket if you will.

 

Stations news departments used to have some pretty solid journalistic rules about such junkets and who paid for them.

 However with the erosion of journalistic rules (and skills) , it's easy for stations to accept all kinds of freebies or cross promotions that blurr the lines of objectivity.

 

"Oh it's newsworthy because our local Congressman/ Mayor etc.. will be touring also."

That's how they (Managing Editors, and ND's ) justify the trip to feel better in their own minds that it's gonna be a total ,"fluff piece".

 

For Example...

"The Disneyland/ Disney World WX Live Shots Back Home".

 

Every station falls for this one...

(but the viewers luv 'em)

 

Your local station sends your weatherman to do a a wx live shot with Mickey, Goofy and friends....live from the Magic Kingdom.

Disney provides the entire set-up....the camera ,sat-time, the photog, the field producer and even Mickey and a few princesses or animated fish.  Disney puts you, and your kids and spouse into a free room and gives the kids free tickets while your local Weather-Schmoo fills 4 minutes in the C and F block of the newscast.

 

!00% free promotion disguised as your local weathercast.

It's even more fun during ratings when the park is filled with wx dudes and dudettes from all over the country doing shots back to home.

Disney can handle a whole bunch of those shots...and have a million ways to feed all those shots.

 

All you need to do is... (Insert Your Hometown WX man here)

 

 

 

 

 

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On 6/4/2019 at 8:52 PM, MarkBRollins88_v2 said:

As a millennial in the market, I don’t find her, or any of the selfie stars Tegna is running through there, relatable. I prefer news to be about the story, not about the person telling it. 

 

I guess you're in the minority on those sentiments.  I know so many black Millenials in the DFW Metroplex that love her and her frankness about this world.  Many of them said she is the reason why they will stream the newscasts in the morning to hear her on the 9 AM show.  She has over a half-million followers on IG which has substantially grown since the time when she was a radio personality on KC heritage urban station KPRS/Hot 103 Jamz.  I believe it has more to do with (like Sharon Reed did in 2016) she took an older white viewer to task over giving a negative comment about her being a plus size black woman and wearing form-fitting dresses.

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24 minutes ago, jero23 said:

 

I guess you're in the minority on those sentiments.  I know so many black Millenials in the DFW Metroplex that love her and her frankness about this world.  Many of them said she is the reason why they will stream the newscasts in the morning to hear her on the 9 AM show.  She has over a half-million followers on IG which has substantially grown since the time when she was a radio personality on KC heritage urban station KPRS/Hot 103 Jamz.  I believe it has more to do with (like Sharon Reed did in 2016) she took an older white viewer to task over giving a negative comment about her being a plus size black woman and wearing form-fitting dresses.

 

 

BTW, Demetria is not on Good Morning Texas.

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4 minutes ago, Georgie56 said:

 

 

BTW, Demetria is not on Good Morning TexasTexas.

 

Whichever WFAA morning show she is on, She's very popular with the black and Latino Millenials that I know in DFW.  They love her on there

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On 6/10/2019 at 12:26 AM, CircleSeven said:

New M&A tonight. Weigel is making another purchase.

 

They're buying Glenwood Springs, CO's KREG-TV from Marquee Broadcasting for $2M.

 

This was the former satellite of Grand Junction's CBS station KREX-TV. During Gray's acquisition of the station's former owner, Hoak in 2014, Gray decided to keep its incumbent NBC outlet KKCO, and spin-off KREX (and its satellites) to Nexstar. Nexstar spun-off satellite KREG in 2017 to Marquee to alleviate national cap space after its purchase of Media General.

 

Glenwood Springs (and thus KREG) is in the Denver market - 1.438% on the cap Dkenver provides,but it’s a VHF station (so no discount), and assuming Nexstar is somewhat close, selling off this station could provide cap space for several smaller markets (easily 3 sub-50 markets without any discounts)....

 

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"Scanner Bud" in San Diego reports that Sandra Maas is gone from KUSI-51.

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Bud also reports that "Assignment Desk Les( Lester)" is gone from KFMB-TV-8 after 20 years on the night side assignment desk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, Eat News said:

"Scanner Bud" in San Diego reports that Sandra Maas is gone from KUSI-51.

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Bud also reports that "Assignment Desk Les( Lester)" is gone from KFMB-TV-8 after 20 years on the night side assignment desk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When was she canned? I just saw her on Friday night anchoring. If true, it's all salary dump, like the departures of Allen and Carlos...

 

I don't know where else she could go in the market. The only station with an opening is KGTV.

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9 minutes ago, A3N said:

When was she canned? I just saw her on Friday night anchoring. If true, it's all salary dump, like the departures of Allen and Carlos...

 

I don't know where else she could go in the market. The only station with an opening is KGTV.

 

And I wouldn't be surprised. Kimberly Hunt used to work at KGTV and then went to KUSI only to go back to KGTV. In fact, if Sandra goes to KGTV, how bout opening up the 7 p.m. to Kimberly anchoring with Sandra?

 

Kimberly and Carol LeBeau went 15 years together. Part deux here?

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8 hours ago, TheRolyPoly said:

 

And I wouldn't be surprised. Kimberly Hunt used to work at KGTV and then went to KUSI only to go back to KGTV. In fact, if Sandra goes to KGTV, how bout opening up the 7 p.m. to Kimberly anchoring with Sandra?

 

Kimberly and Carol LeBeau went 15 years together. Part deux here?

 

I highly doubt today's Scripps will want anything to do with a highly-paid, older anchor. Sad but true.

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3 hours ago, AJClementeFan69 said:

 

I highly doubt today's Scripps will want anything to do with a highly-paid, older anchor. Sad but true.

 

Well you don't have to be mean about it.

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She may be a bit older...but she can still plow a good sized field,  carry 10 sacks of corn flour, and still pull a wagon to the mill.

 

And the viewers still like her.

 

 

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6 hours ago, Eat News said:

 

Well you don't have to be mean about it.

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She may be a bit older...but she can still plow a good sized field,  carry 10 sacks of corn flour, and still pull a wagon to the mill.

 

And the viewers still like her.

 

 

 

That wasn't meant to be a negative or poor reflection on her. Instead it was meant to be a negative reflection on an industry that now sees experience as too costly to be worth it.

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On 6/15/2019 at 1:43 PM, Eat News said:

"Scanner Bud" in San Diego reports that Sandra Maas is gone from KUSI-51.

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Bud also reports that "Assignment Desk Les( Lester)" is gone from KFMB-TV-8 after 20 years on the night side assignment desk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

wow just logged on and seen this. and before i left the station earlier today that was the rumor going on. Also our EP said maybe she'll go to KGTV since supposedly Virginia Cha contract is almost up. but then again what do i know lol lets wait and see what happens in the next few days/weeks 

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KUSI wikipedia now has Sandra Maas under Previous section instead of Current

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10 hours ago, EssDee_media said:

wow just logged on and seen this. and before i left the station earlier today that was the rumor going on. Also our EP said maybe she'll go to KGTV since supposedly Virginia Cha contract is almost up. but then again what do i know lol lets wait and see what happens in the next few days/weeks 

I wonder why she didn't get a big send-off like Carlos got...

 

And WTF is going on with Ruberti she looks like she is just ghost posting on twitter and FB just to preserve her brand.

 

I think it looks kinda sad.

 

Big purges like this can only mean one or two things...

Could we be coming to "that point"....where the big guy gets dementia...and JR. starts making the daily decisions including.......

 

To be continued...

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