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WGNO — new set?

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How sad is it that the temp set looks better than the bastardized set (essentially just a tight shot with 4 monitors) they’ve been using in recent years?!?

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1 hour ago, Greggo said:

How sad is it that the temp set looks better than the bastardized set (essentially just a tight shot with 4 monitors) they’ve been using in recent years?!?

Their (soon to be to old) news set used to be the weather center. 

(Hank Allen is still there as their chief meteorologist 9 years later.)

 

This is what the set normally looks like: 

 

Edited by RGSJenkins
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How does the news director still have a job? This has got to be the most god awful Top50 product in America. And the talent is beyond awful. 

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32 minutes ago, newsman123 said:

How does the news director still have a job? This has got to be the most god awful Top50 product in America. And the talent is beyond awful. 

 

KDNL begs to differ.

 

At least WGNO makes an attempt. 

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Gotta wonder if they're getting a set as part of a bigger pivot in their news product after the pandemic kneecapped News with a Twist and forced them to attempt a more serious presentation.

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I can confirm Nexstar is working on KRON and WGNO for the next few weeks. Both will end up with new graphics and music. Also WREG is working on a new Nexstar set. 

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All I can say for 'GNO... It's About Time! It's time for ABC26 to get out of hole and be a competitive news station with a new set and new theme.

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26 minutes ago, TexasTVNews said:

All I can say for 'GNO... It's About Time! It's time for ABC26 to get out of hole and be a competitive news station with a new set and new theme.

They definitely need it more than anyone.  Aside from KDNL, this has to be the most maligned ABC affiliate in the country.

 

But then again, there was WPTY/WATN.  Nexstar worked wonders for them and yet they are still the basement of Memphis television even with the freefall of WMC and the surge of WREG and WHBQ, with the latter being some simple TLC and getting back to basics under Cox.  There is still the possibility of how WATN will fare under Tegna now that Nexstar traded up to WREG.

 

What works in Nexstar's favor this time is their sheer size and resources they can deploy in any given market.  WPTY got a hand-me-down set and control room from a station they gutted and merged in Little Rock, and Nexstar was still considered "cheap" back then.   After getting Tribune and Media General, it is a much larger company that is taking a much more dedicated approach to the stations they have.

 

It is a mountain, even how far WWL has fallen.  WVUE is the new market leader and has the ability to compete where their competition does not.  Something WWL had stripped away from them.

 

5 hours ago, Greggo said:

How sad is it that the temp set looks better than the bastardized set (essentially just a tight shot with 4 monitors) they’ve been using in recent years?!?

Agreed💯

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