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Those names are so bad, I couldn't express my thoughts in words, so I give you this....

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27 minutes ago, tyrannical bastard said:

 

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Those names are so bad, I couldn't express my thoughts in words, so I give you this....

 

Not to mention... a new circle 3 logo coming.

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53 minutes ago, CLETVFan said:

 

There's more...

 

(Cross-posted from the TEGNA thread)

 

According to Zap2It, the 7pm and 11pm newscasts are also getting new titles.

 

Here is the full lineup:

 

4-7am  Go!

12-12:30pm  Lunch Break with Jay Crawford

6-6:30pm  What Matters Most

7-7:30pm  Front Row

11-11:30pm  What's Next

 

"Live on Lakeside" will shorten to an hour, and it looks like "Donovan Live" is history.

 

I don't know if they will implement "3 News" in front of the titles on-air, but we shall see.  People will like them, people won't.  We shall see.

This is really interesting. I don't mind the name changes (I like "Go!" a lot.) It'll be neat to see how the relaunch goes. They are trying something SO radically different. And I give them props for having the balls to do it. Studies show younger audiences think local news is formulaic and boring. So this, in my opinion, is a good way to shake it up.

I hope the newscasts are interesting to watch and they have good content. I'm hoping (and I won't be surprised) if they start doing stories in the style of Vice News and KXTV. I think viewers would like that.

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52 minutes ago, jbnews said:

This is really interesting. I don't mind the name changes (I like "Go!" a lot.) It'll be neat to see how the relaunch goes. They are trying something SO radically different. And I give them props for having the balls to do it. Studies show younger audiences think local news is formulaic and boring. So this, in my opinion, is a good way to shake it up.

I hope the newscasts are interesting to watch and they have good content. I'm hoping (and I won't be surprised) if they start doing stories in the style of Vice News and KXTV. I think viewers would like that.

Amen to that. I'm glad you're all for younger hipper and experimental newscasts like me. But the majority of this forum (along with longtime station viewers) will probably hate it from day one, cause they all think local newscasts are like the formula for Coca-Cola, in that changing it would be sacriligous and lead to tons of hatetred.

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7 hours ago, jbnews said:

This is really interesting. I don't mind the name changes (I like "Go!" a lot.) It'll be neat to see how the relaunch goes. They are trying something SO radically different. And I give them props for having the balls to do it. Studies show younger audiences think local news is formulaic and boring. So this, in my opinion, is a good way to shake it up.

I hope the newscasts are interesting to watch and they have good content. I'm hoping (and I won't be surprised) if they start doing stories in the style of Vice News and KXTV. I think viewers would like that.

 

I tend to agree with this. Everybody has the four anchors with no personality, they all sit behind a desk in a studio that looks like the bridge of the USS Enterprise. Something different is long overdue.

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3 hours ago, TheRolyPoly said:

Not to mention... a new circle 3 logo coming.

 

3 hours ago, tjt24 said:

Which also looks absolutely hideous...

 

3 hours ago, tyrannical bastard said:

So is WKYC getting a circle 3 logo or is this sarcasm?

 

Dead serious here.   I don't know what to think anymore from whatever comes out from Tegna these days....🤔🤔


Where's is this new logo? Let me see it..

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It's one thing to blow up the last place station that no one watches anyway.  That way News With A Twist can exist peacefully amongst good and semi-decent products.

 

In Tegna's case, they've taken successful stations (and a cellar dweller or two) and driven them into the ground (further) with their "forward thinking"

 

WKYC and WWL were once decent stations (WKYC was finally clicking after DECADES of failure) to have been fixed to death by Tegna....

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I know this hasn't been posted anywhere else (I know @TheRolyPoly teased this on his blog as well) but it looks like KWCH is launching both a 10am AND an 11am newscast on their sister station KSCW starting this upcoming Monday (9/16) I've only seen it on my TV Guide app but Titan TV and others haven't updated it as of yet.

 

More details will be made available as they come so stay tuned....

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Ryan Baker of WBBM radio is reportedly making the switch over to TV.  Although I'm not savvy when it comes to television out in the mid-west. However, he's a tenured sports anchor of WBBM radio with well over 16 years of experience and now making the switch to morning news. Congrats to Ryan and much continued success. It also appears that CBS Chicago morning news is getting a revamp as of 9/30/19 when Ryan Baker is being joined by Erin Kennedy. Also, there is a breaking news anchor (Not too sure how many other CBS O&O's have Breaking News anchors) and traffic.

 

Source: FTV  https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2019/9/12/from-sports-to-news

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Okay... getting off-topic with WKYC's new logo hatred. I feel that way too but I'm going back on-topic.

 

Calvin Sneed retired from WTVC in 2016 but is coming back and temporarily stepping away from retirement to join WRCB but in a temporary fill-in basis to help the station after anchor LaTrice Currie suffered a medical emergency in late August.

 

https://www.wrcbtv.com/story/41034687/calvin-sneed-to-fill-in-for-latrice-currie

 

Meanwhile, WDBJ 7 is running under low-power because they're under a new frequency and are trying to upgrade their tower and antenna, but county gov. is preventing them from doing so. It may not be until late October or early November when WDBJ is on full-power.

 

https://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/WDBJ7-temporarily-operating-at-low-power-until-building-permit-approved-for-tower-and-antenna-560135321.html

 

Finally, KSTP is adding another hour of local midday news at noon over on KSTC starting next week. Matt Belanger and Leah McLean will anchor.

 

https://kstp.com/news/5-eyewitness-news-announces-new-midday-anchor-team-additional-hour-of-news/5489240/

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2 hours ago, TheRolyPoly said:

Okay... getting off-topic with WKYC's new logo hatred. I feel that way too but I'm going back on-topic.

 

Calvin Sneed retired from WTVC in 2016 but is coming back and temporarily stepping away from retirement to join WRCB but in a temporary fill-in basis to help the station after anchor LaTrice Currie suffered a medical emergency in late August.

 

https://www.wrcbtv.com/story/41034687/calvin-sneed-to-fill-in-for-latrice-currie

 

Meanwhile, WDBJ 7 is running under low-power because they're under a new frequency and are trying to upgrade their tower and antenna, but county gov. is preventing them from doing so. It may not be until late October or early November when WDBJ is on full-power.

 

https://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/WDBJ7-temporarily-operating-at-low-power-until-building-permit-approved-for-tower-and-antenna-560135321.html

 

Finally, KSTP is adding another hour of local midday news at noon over on KSTC starting next week. Matt Belanger and Leah McLean will anchor.

 

https://kstp.com/news/5-eyewitness-news-announces-new-midday-anchor-team-additional-hour-of-news/5489240/

 

Also, KGBT meteorologist Alex Herbst passed away yesterday at age 26. Cause is unknown but some have suspected suicide.

 

https://valleycentral.com/news/local/cbs-4-meteorologist-alex-herbst-dies-at-26

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In DC Media news:

WTTG: Erin Como gets promoted and new addition Stacey Rusch

First reported by: TV News Check:  https://tvnewscheck.com/article/more-news/238956/wttg-promotes-erin-como-adds-stacey-rusch/

 

WUSA: Chester Lampkin is on the way to DC via St. Louis.

First reported by: St. Louis Dispatch: https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/columns/joe-holleman/meteorologist-chester-lampkin-leaving-ksdk-heading-to-d-c/article_6ac8c77c-dfef-57c0-856c-837b355068b5.html 

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From the AJC: Rick Folbaum (formerly of Fox News, WFOR and CNN International) is joining WGCL as an evening anchor replacing the recently departed Thomas Roberts. He will handle the 4, 6, 9 (on sister station WPCH) and 11pm newscasts.

https://www.ajc.com/blog/radiotvtalk/rick-folbaum-fox-news-cnn-international-new-cbs46-anchor-replacing-thomas-roberts/gm6q3hBrAwDyszgabIn1hO/

 

Last week, WGCL announced Tracye Hutchins was moving to afternoons and will co-anchor the 5pm show with a rotating set of hosts. Karyn Greer will take over mornings with Gurvir Dhindsa.

https://www.ajc.com/blog/radiotvtalk/exclusive-cbs46-moves-karyn-greer-mornings-tracye-hutchins-back-afternoons/ASuJUwslF1sAJ37UBuMxMO/

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1 hour ago, tw-804 said:

From the AJC: Rick Folbaum (formerly of Fox News, WFOR and CNN International) is joining WGCL as an evening anchor replacing the recently departed Thomas Roberts. He will handle the 4, 6, 9 (on sister station WPCH) and 11pm newscasts.

https://www.ajc.com/blog/radiotvtalk/rick-folbaum-fox-news-cnn-international-new-cbs46-anchor-replacing-thomas-roberts/gm6q3hBrAwDyszgabIn1hO/

 

Last week, WGCL announced Tracye Hutchins was moving to afternoons and will co-anchor the 5pm show with a rotating set of hosts. Karyn Greer will take over mornings with Gurvir Dhindsa.

https://www.ajc.com/blog/radiotvtalk/exclusive-cbs46-moves-karyn-greer-mornings-tracye-hutchins-back-afternoons/ASuJUwslF1sAJ37UBuMxMO/

Boy, Tracye Hutchins has witnessed every coming and going at CBS 46 since 2007 and they’ll never let go of her (at her age, she may outlast Monica Pearson).

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We've gone off topic.

 

WJBF has recently added half-hour news at 4:00, 4:30 and 7:00 p.m.

 

WFXG is finally going 100% in-house and with it, weeknight news at 6:30 and 11:00 p.m. are coming.

 

https://changingnewscasts.wordpress.com/2019/09/14/wfxg-about-to-have-in-house-news-department-two-new-newscasts/

 

Finally, because WJBF went to 4:00 and 4:30 p.m., WRDW decided to go to an hour at 4:00 p.m. on WAGT and WRDW will soon add two hours of weekend morning news.

 

https://changingnewscasts.wordpress.com/2019/09/16/more-news-in-at-augusta-duo/

Augusta is hot right now.

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Brandon Lee is back at KTVK and KPHO...tonight.

 

There's an anchor reshuffle. Lee will anchor KPHO's 6:30 and 10pm (says 10:30, obviously a mistake unless they mean KTVK's) news with Kris Pickel and KTVK's 8pm with Heather Moore. Sean McLaughlin will anchor KTVK's 5pm and KPHO's 10pm (and apparently do the 10:30pm weather on 3).

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Cementing their dominance, WJW picks up Carl Monday, Tom Meyer and Tom Merriman in "contributor" roles:

 

https://fox8.com/2019/09/17/back-at-fox-8-tom-merriman-tom-meyer-and-carl-monday-return-to-the-fox-8-i-team/

 

So basically, Monday and Meyer left WOIO and WKYC respectively, because they had to.  (And we see how that's going for them.)  I have to wonder how/if this type of thing will continue at Fox 8 if Nexstar retains ownership.   

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This will cement WJW with the best investigative unit in Cleveland, with WEWS a strong second.

 

WKYC is rebuilding theirs, while WOIO saw the guy from Florida who apparently replaced Carl Monday left to try another run at a political office.

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And off the heels of the loss of Cokie Roberts, it's being reported that former NBC and ABC correspondent Sander Vanocur has passed away at 91.

https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/veteran-television-newsman-sander-vanocur-dies-91-65675917

 

Among the things Sander was known for would include being a panelist on the first Kennedy-Nixon debate and being the last surviving member of the "Four Horsemen", as NBC used to call their 1960s convention floor quartet of Vanocur, Frank McGee, John Chancellor and Edwin Newman.

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Griffin Communications to open up a Bureau in Washington, D.C. with current KWTV Noon anchor Alex Cameron tapped to become a D.C. based reporter for both KWTV and KOTV in Tulsa, he'll "produce content specific to Oklahomans on topics and issues that affect the state and its citizens."

 

No word on who will replace Cameron on the Noon newscast at KWTV as of yet

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$85,000 was the purchase price for Lilly to buy a TV station in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

 

LeSEA is selling WCVI in Christiansted to Lilly in a deal that hit the FCC today.

 

There's a preexisting relationship between the parties. WCVI has an ABC subchannel 23.2 which is Lilly's WENY, with paid programming and Lilly's "One Caribbean News" airing in non-network timeslots.

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