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Something you don't see every day. Someone base jumped over at an apartment complex over in Cleveland and crashed into the WOIO/WUAB studios hanging for dear life. The person has a broken leg and the incident happened Sunday at 2am. Disclaimer: The video of the incident is pretty graphic. https://www.cleveland19.com/2020/08/09/man-breaks-leg-after-base-jumping-off-apartment-roof-crashing-into-news-station/

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John LaPorte is quitting from his post as KIRO ND after a year to head back to Milwaukee to be WDJT's Assistant ND. LaPorte was the architect of WITI's quiet rise to market leader over the past decade, so this is a huge (much needed) boost.  He will new GM join Anne Brown, another ex WITI-er

https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2020/8/11/breaking-seattle-news-director-up-and-quits-after-barely-a-year-on-the-job

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6 hours ago, mposeymil said:

John LaPorte is quitting from his post as KIRO ND after a year to head back to Milwaukee to be WDJT's Assistant ND. LaPorte was the architect of WITI's quiet rise to market leader over the past decade, so this is a huge (much needed) boost.  He will new GM join Anne Brown, another ex WITI-er

https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2020/8/11/breaking-seattle-news-director-up-and-quits-after-barely-a-year-on-the-job


There’s no way he’s #2 for long. 

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A small M&A. But a key one at that.

 

Aperio Communications is selling its Fresno's MyNetworkTV station KAIL 7 to Christian broadcaster, TCT (Radiant Life Ministries) for $2.2M.

 

Not only it airs the MyNet programming, but the station airs KFSN's hourly 8pm newscast every weeknight, and a repeat of Action News Midday at 1pm.

 

The question would be if TCT decides to dump MyNet, which station would take the affiliation along with the syndie shows with it? KAIL also carry many diginets (H&I, Light TV, This & Ion).

 

I asked this because while TCT would normally replace the secular shows for their own once transaction ends, it recently bought a station in the Mississippi Delta (WFXW) they have kept the Ion stream on a subchannel.

 

 

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On 8/11/2020 at 11:39 PM, CircleSeven said:

A small M&A. But a key one at that.

 

Aperio Communications is selling its Fresno's MyNetworkTV station KAIL 7 to Christian broadcaster, TCT (Radiant Life Ministries) for $2.2M.

 

Not only it airs the MyNet programming, but the station airs KFSN's hourly 8pm newscast every weeknight, and a repeat of Action News Midday at 1pm.

 

The question would be if TCT decides to dump MyNet, which station would take the affiliation along with the syndie shows with it? KAIL also carry many diginets (H&I, Light TV, This & Ion).

 

I asked this because while TCT would normally replace the secular shows for their own once transaction ends, it recently bought a station in the Mississippi Delta (WFXW) they have kept the Ion stream on a subchannel.

 

 

I see either Nexstar or Sinclair taking the MNT affiliation in Fresno. Additionally whoever does will likely assume the production responsibilities of the 8pm newscast from KFSN.

 

EDIT: Somehow we missed this one. Sonya Heitshusen is leaving WHO 13 after 17 years in Des Moines (h/t @ColtFromGulfcoast

https://who13.com/news/sonya-heitshusen-says-farewell-after-17-years-at-who-13/

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KTHV will welcome back former morning and chief meteorologist Tom Brannon as their current chief (Ed Buckner) is still on an extended leave since February due to complications of Tourette’s Syndrome.

https://www.thv11.com/article/news/local/ed-buckner-leave-of-absence/91-e3f3695d-293b-44f2-a4d1-88f995d3e6df

https://www.thv11.com/article/news/local/tom-brannon-new-chief-meteorologist-as-ed-goes-on-leave/91-ab93e6a6-c111-4e40-97db-12bc25ee55b5

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WJZY just hired a new news director and his first move is now not starting their weekend editions of Good Day Charlotte until 6am

 

They are adding more infomercials. No biggie at 5am on weekends. Don’t think this is really a big loss. I don’t think that many people could have been watching a weekend newscast that early on a 5th place station. That said, hopefully  it means they are eventually expanding during the week. 

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On 8/16/2020 at 9:33 AM, Nelson R. said:

WJZY just hired a new news director and his first move is now not starting their weekend editions of Good Day Charlotte until 6am

 

They are adding more infomercials. No biggie at 5am on weekends. Don’t think this is really a big loss. I don’t think that many people could have been watching a weekend newscast that early on a 5th place station. That said, hopefully  it means they are eventually expanding during the week. 

 

His first move should have been extending Good Day Charlotte from 5AM to 10AM Monday through Friday rather than contracting the hours on news broadcasting aired...  The idea as Charlotte getting bigger in this rapid clip as it is poised to do is to make WJZY a more news-intensive major market Fox affiliate, not one that treats news like it's a second thought. I laugh at every move that Nexstar has made from the rush to shift the website to the obtuse usage of searchlights and kitebox when it should have been retired with the subtle over-the-air changes, to these moves of newscast hours reduction. It's going to make things worse rather than better for the station.

 

Strangely enough, WSOC-TV has adopted a new on-air bug logo with the ABC logo attached to the main 9 logo in the lower right hand corner.  Interesting it is airing during the ABC-Disney Television produced, Tamron Hall Show.   See below in the attachment

WSOC_TV_08_17_2020.png

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2 hours ago, jero23 said:

 

His first move should have been extending Good Day Charlotte from 5AM to 10AM Monday through Friday rather than contracting the hours on news broadcasting aired...  The idea as Charlotte getting bigger in this rapid clip as it is poised to do is to make WJZY a more news-intensive major market Fox affiliate, not one that treats news like it's a second thought. I laugh at every move that Nexstar has made from the rush to shift the website to the obtuse usage of searchlights and kitebox when it should have been retired with the subtle over-the-air changes, to these moves of newscast hours reduction. It's going to make things worse rather than better for the station.

 

Strangely enough, WSOC-TV has adopted a new on-air bug logo with the ABC logo attached to the main 9 logo in the lower right hand corner.  Interesting it is airing during the ABC-Disney Television produced, Tamron Hall Show.   See below in the attachment

WSOC_TV_08_17_2020.png

I hope the Good Day Charlotte extension is next. May have to wait for syndication contracts to expire. What I could see is WMYT taking 25 Words or Less when America Says is cancelled in a few weeks. And I’d like to see WJZY’s new schedule be something like this:

 

9am Good Day Charlotte extension

10am Rachael Ray

11am Kelly Clarkson

Noon Dr. Oz

1pm The Real

The rest stay the same

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1 minute ago, Nelson R. said:

I hope the Good Day Charlotte extension is next. May have to wait for syndication contracts to expire. 

 

I've found it somewhat amazing that Charlotte goes from 3 stations at 8:00 to zero at 9:00 and that even WBTV saw it not worth doing a 9:00 by going the lifestyle route instead. 9:00 is very low hanging fruit especially since most of the markets of size surrounding Charlotte are already there.

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12 minutes ago, scrabbleship said:

 

I've found it somewhat amazing that Charlotte goes from 3 stations at 8:00 to zero at 9:00 and that even WBTV saw it not worth doing a 9:00 by going the lifestyle route instead. 9:00 is very low hanging fruit especially since most of the markets of size surrounding Charlotte are already there.

Especially since they decided to go the lifestyle route again at 3. QC at 3 is basically a clone of QC in the Morning.

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47 minutes ago, scrabbleship said:

 

I've found it somewhat amazing that Charlotte goes from 3 stations at 8:00 to zero at 9:00 and that even WBTV saw it not worth doing a 9:00 by going the lifestyle route instead. 9:00 is very low hanging fruit especially since most of the markets of size surrounding Charlotte are already there.

 

Yeah Charlotte is the standout market area out of both Carolinas in all aspects except its local news operations. Most of the news operations here scream small to medium size market. WSOC tries to break that mode, but is in the shadow of WBTV and its folksy product.  WCNC is having an identity crisis from Tegna's shifts "NBC Charlotte" branding to "WCNC" with a tiny NBC peacock logo; NBCUNIVERSAL/Comcast might need to buy them to fix that and help them elevate the news op. WCCB is folksy while attempting to be young and hip but no... Fox blew it with its launch of WJZY but gotten better as it went on. However, Nexstar needs to not revert to folksyness because WJZY will wind up remaining dead last permanently.

 

Mark my words the major networks are looking at Charlotte because of its emergence as a major city and market along with professional sports franchises along with NASCAR.

 

Yet the Charlotte market area punches well above its weight. It's like the twilight zone one is in understanding why folksyness is still prevalent in the local news operations. It needs to present major market news. The newly arrived transplants like myself love embracing of the local history and culture of "Centralina" as a region. Nevertheless, the local news products must also embrace that Charlotte is a now 3M+ metro and huge transportation (CLT airport) hub of a market trade area of an additional 300-400K more people outside of the metro area counties. 

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Not too sure what they're going to use it for, post-build.

 

But SagamoreHill owns the Lake Charles CBS/MyNet LP combo KSWL/KWWE. They recently bought it from Waypoint Media late last year.

 

EDIT: I was looking at the contours of K24DX and the two LPs. And 24's contour serves the east-central section of KSWL/KWWE's viewing area. So I'm thinking is SagamoreHill will probably move that 24 signal to KSWL's tower. Because not only they air CBS & MyNet, but they also carry MeTV & Telemundo. I wouldn't be surprised if they move one of those networks on the new signal to relieve bandwidth of the two other channels.

 

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1 hour ago, CircleSeven said:

Not too sure what they're going to use it for, post-build.

 

But SagamoreHill owns the Lake Charles CBS/MyNet LP combo KSWL/KWWE. They recently bought it from Waypoint Media late last year.

 

EDIT: I was looking at the contours of K24DX and the two LPs. And 24's contour serves the east-central section of KSWL/KWWE's viewing area. So I'm thinking is SagamoreHill will probably move that 24 signal to KSWL's tower. Because not only they air CBS & MyNet, but they also carry MeTV & Telemundo. I wouldn't be surprised if they move one of those networks on the new signal to relieve bandwidth of the two other channels.

 

 

If those are LP's, they don't count towards the national cap. On that thought - Lake Charles is the only market in Louisiana that Nexstar is absent in. Maybe that's something they should look into?

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1 hour ago, CircleSeven said:

Not too sure what they're going to use it for, post-build.

 

But SagamoreHill owns the Lake Charles CBS/MyNet LP combo KSWL/KWWE. They recently bought it from Waypoint Media late last year.

 

EDIT: I was looking at the contours of K24DX and the two LPs. And 24's contour serves the east-central section of KSWL/KWWE's viewing area. So I'm thinking is SagamoreHill will probably move that 24 signal to KSWL's tower. Because not only they air CBS & MyNet, but they also carry MeTV & Telemundo. I wouldn't be surprised if they move one of those networks on the new signal to relieve bandwidth of the two other channels.

 

That makes sense, get an additional mux on the stick and upgrade it to the 15 kW they're using on the other channels.

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2 minutes ago, GoldenShine9 said:

 

If those are LP's, they don't count towards the national cap. On that thought - Lake Charles is the only market in Louisiana that Nexstar is absent in. Maybe that's something they should look into?

 

All three are LPs. And I doubt Nexstar would touch just these LPs with no news ops. The market is heavily dominated by Gray (KPLC/KVHP). Besides, Nexstar presence is big the next market over (Lafayette) and that signal (albeit VHF) stretches into Lake Charles.

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21 minutes ago, TheRob said:

 

It's WTTV/WXIN and Indiana's loss, but for WGN and Chicago... that's their gain.

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