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2 hours ago, MarkBRollins88_v2 said:

Ed Bark is retiring from DFW TV coverage. Now who will we get our ratings breakdowns from? 

Well, that sucks. We lost local media coverage in Maine when Al Diamon mothballed his Media Mutt column years ago, so I know firsthand how it feels to lose this vital service. It's not like anyone else is waiting in the wings to take over this beat.

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Most major media outlets seem to have given up on that beat ages ago. It's noticeably harder to find reliable ratings info than it used to be.

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From FTVLive--a fire broke out at the KCRA building.  Thankfully it wasn't widespread and was apparently contained to just an older portion of the building mainly for storage.  Does anyone know how their newscasts were affected during the fire?

 

https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2020/1/7/fire-rips-through-hearst-station

 

Edit: There is also this article from the Sacramento Bee.  Apparently they was an evacuation at the KCRA studios.  Also, the article clarifies that the fire took place early Sunday morning.

 

https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article238981353.html

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I don't believe the station was ever off the air, and I think they still had their usual Sunday morning news. The fire did impact its phone system (some numbers and extensions stopped working) as well as some other technical issues.

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Digging around online, it looks like the two story building the fire happened in was originally built in the 50's for KCRA radio. It's so disconnected from the "new" part of the building I can see why it's been abandoned. 

 

https://www.valcomnews.com/kcra-channel-3-first-aired-nearly-six-decades-ago/

 

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A caption below the sketch noted that the completed television studio had formerly been a garage and was undergoing remodeling for its intended television purposes. The structure, which was more precisely an old, Crystal Cream and Butter Co. dairy truck barn, had 16,000 square feet of floor space.
Adjoining that unit would be a new two-story radio studio, which would include 7,600 square feet of floor space.

The biggest loss here is a place I'm sure the engineers and IT people loved to hide.

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1 hour ago, channel2 said:

Most major media outlets seem to have given up on that beat ages ago. It's noticeably harder to find reliable ratings info than it used to be.

One of the major issues is that Nielsen isn't subscribed to universally any longer...some have that, and some use Comscore/Rentrak instead, and these days, there are so many ways that numbers are 'proprietary information' that no media organization wants the lawsuits that come with printing an xx.x number (Feder basically has to cherry-pick stations in his monthly radio rundowns to avoid the Nielsen lawsuit hammer because there are Nielsen-tracked stations that don't pay the money for that number).

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Stephanie Burgmann signed off from KSN 3 in Wichita today after 30 years she didn't say if she was retiring or going somewhere else.

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On 11/26/2019 at 5:39 PM, MikePulse said:

#MeanwhileInOrlando, another departure from the Big Red 9. 

 

WSB made it official. Jorge will anchor the 5 and 11 (THE Nightbeat), while Justin Farmer will keep to the 4 and 6. 
 

In other Cox related news, David and Peggy up in Pittsburgh marked 30 years anchoring together; and here in 9-Ville, Greg and Vanessa are back together for the 4:00. Again. (In addition to Nancy Alvarez joining Vanessa for the noon, and the morning news now starting at 4:30)

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So they essentially demoted Justin for someone who, while very accomplished, is a WSB newbie. That’s atypical for them. They usually groom folks for years and promote from within. I guess it’s possible Justin wanted it, but it seems like he would’ve announced he was stepping back to spend more time with family or whatever if that was the case. 

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1 hour ago, Greggo said:

So they essentially demoted Justin for someone who, while very accomplished, is a WSB newbie. That’s atypical for them. They usually groom folks for years and promote from within. I guess it’s possible Justin wanted it, but it seems like he would’ve announced he was stepping back to spend more time with family or whatever if that was the case. 

I gather this was what Justin wanted, in order to spend his evenings with his family, per replies on Jovita's post.  

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From a friend on Instagram.... WBTS and WNEU will undergo another branding when they move into the new Boston Media Center.  They apparently got some gear that just has the Peacock and the big T logo.  

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3 hours ago, rkolsen said:

From a friend on Instagram.... WBTS and WNEU will undergo another branding when they move into the new Boston Media Center.  They apparently got some gear that just has the Peacock and the big T logo.  

First NBC Boston and Telemundo Boston, next NBC 10 Boston and Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra, now what next?

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57 minutes ago, TheRolyPoly said:

First NBC Boston and Telemundo Boston, next NBC 10 Boston and Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra, now what next?

I’m not sure it was a post to a WNBC employee who liked the an NBC/Telemundo beanie style hat. The photojournalist said they just got new ones for another rebrand with their move.

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5 hours ago, TheRolyPoly said:

First NBC Boston and Telemundo Boston, next NBC 10 Boston and Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra, now what next?

NBC NewsChannel 10. We've come full circle. 😁

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1 hour ago, Journalist said:

NBC NewsChannel 10. We've come full circle. 😁

Perhaps NBC got a letter from Sinclair (WJAR) to stop using NBC 10.

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Due to the impending severe weather in the South this weekend.....WPMI has decided to bust out Alan Sealls two weeks early.   He was introduced on-air this past weekend and did his first forecast as Chief Meteorologist earlier today at 5pm.

https://mynbc15.com/news/local/severe-storms-possible-on-saturday

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19 hours ago, TheRolyPoly said:

First NBC Boston and Telemundo Boston, next NBC 10 Boston and Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra, now what next?

NBC (10) Boston is a pure f#*kin' joke! NBCUni better start talking to WFXT or better yet I mat doubt it'll never happen re-talk with 'HDH.

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Saw this one coming honestly. They demoted her to weekend evenings either right before or after she began maternity leave.

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