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41 minutes ago, Kenneth Kissel said:

Unless CBS wants to Buy WOIO/WUAB and make it better or WKRC switches from NBC to CBS (Tegna is the largest operator of CBS stations in terms of overall market reach, owning 15 CBS-affiliated stations  that reach 8.9% of the country.) there is not much CBS can do to get out of the spot they are in for Cleveland. We know Gray won't be able to compete with either WJW or WEWS. If WOIO/WUAB becomes a CBS/CW O&O. It could be run similar to KDKA/WPCW and do pretty well.

WKRC?

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1 hour ago, Yankees4life said:

That makes even more sense. I can't see WKYC switching affiliates. It's more likely CBS could buy WOIO (which isn't gonna happen anytime soon as Gray won't sell)

Not to mention, thing that'd draw CBS to buy stations is the Cleveland Browns, which have only just come out of a long slump. Cleveland sports teams have never done particularly well for the most part. Only the Caveliers have really bucked the trend.

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CBS could buy any of the other stations in Cleveland.  Nexstar wouldn't give up WJW and neither would Scripps with WEWS.  Maybe Tegna might surrender WKYC.  Then there's WBNX.  Not to mention WVPX and WDLI.

 

The last thing WOIO needs though is another affiliate switch.  It was a rough go the first time in 1994.  Not sure they would want to repeat it again.

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WOIO has preempted CBS This Morning this morning and there really is no need to. Cleveland did not get the snow as expected. Once again, WOIO

is a joke. Last week they did a complete story with anchor Tiffany Tucker, her narration showed an empty studio chair for 45 seconds. This place is a 

dismal television station in a market that likes CBS. Losers every time they are the air. We are going to start doing shots when they screw up. Big fun awaits.

The engineers don't care. Life in a basement. 

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On 2/16/2021 at 7:09 AM, Vidifont said:

WOIO has preempted CBS This Morning this morning and there really is no need to. Cleveland did not get the snow as expected. Once again, WOIO

is a joke. Last week they did a complete story with anchor Tiffany Tucker, her narration showed an empty studio chair for 45 seconds. This place is a 

dismal television station in a market that likes CBS. Losers every time they are the air. We are going to start doing shots when they screw up. Big fun awaits.

The engineers don't care. Life in a basement. 

 

WOIO seems to be in the ratings basement.  Outside of CBS lead-ins, they are dead last.  Overall, they are doing horribly.  WJW is tops and WEWS is doing well and much better than before.  WKYC keeps dropping as a lot of people are not responding to its current approach.

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The new thing now at WOIO is when they go from CBS to local, the switch in master control causes a 2 second

audio/video drop. It's asinine and has been going on for years. So when they leave the CBS Television network and transition into

the local news at 11, (wait), master control hits the switch so 19 Action News starts and then when the anchor starts to talk, the

2 second dropout occurs. The place is a joke. 

 

The anchor who is stays off set look likes a fool. Great stories, but this is the worst production

in the USA.  Even United Artists TV and Gaylord would cringe at this. 

 

Also asinine, they are back to the time/temp top of the hour with no time/temp!!! HAHAHAHA! Why do a time temp if you can't do it?

 

Lazy ass station. COVID is not an excuse anymore. Lazy staff.

 

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8 minutes ago, Vidifont said:

The new thing now at WOIO is when they go from CBS to local, the switch in master control causes a 2 second

audio/video drop. It's asinine and has been going on for years. So when they leave the CBS Television network and transition into

the local news at 11, (wait), master control hits the switch so 19 Action News starts and then when the anchor starts to talk, the

2 second dropout occurs. The place is a joke. 

 

The anchor who is stays off set look likes a fool. Great stories, but this is the worst production

in the USA.  Even United Artists TV and Gaylord would cringe at this. 

 

Also asinine, they are back to the time/temp top of the hour with no time/temp!!! HAHAHAHA! Why do a time temp if you can't do it?

 

Lazy ass station. COVID is not an excuse anymore. Lazy staff.

 

 

Sound like a frame sync or two is out of whack. 

 

Is the time/temp thing sponsored?  There's your answer.  Sadly but true, they probably only care that the "spot ran" instead of it working like it should.

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Just tonight on CBS' debut of the CBS Special Presentation animation before Frosty the Snowman got covered

up by WOIO's wonderful on crack engineering department. They covered up with first few seconds with a Carvana commercial.

I recorded it and sure enough, they screwed it up.

Before this tonight there were running a Spectrum spot with digital audio buzz for a few weeks. I swear no one at that station watches 

the on the air signal.

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On 2/17/2021 at 5:31 PM, CLETVFan said:

WOIO seems to be in the ratings basement.  Outside of CBS lead-ins, they are dead last.  Overall, they are doing horribly.  WJW is tops and WEWS is doing well and much better than before.  WKYC keeps dropping as a lot of people are not responding to its current approach.

Isn't WKYC #1 at 11pm? But anyways, WEWS is a very stable station and I wouldn't mind CBS moving there, causing WOIO to become an independent. 

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On 1/9/2022 at 2:01 PM, CLETVFan said:

WKYC used to be #1 a lot at 11 until the 2019 makeover.  They have lost a lot of viewers.  If they are rebounding, good for them.

One thing people forget is that, for the headlines WKYC had with their makeover, WEWS did similarly with Scripps getting their stations to veer away from flashy crime-heavy headlines in favor of “meat and potatoes” news… and WEWS didn’t ballyhoo it at all.

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Since CBS Mornings debut, there are new graphics but WOIO has no time/temp anymore. I would assume they need to get the

chyron to reposition that to match the new graphics. Very annoying to watch when you want a quick look at the temperature. I guess

they'll fix it just in time for CBS' new morning program retool in 2024. 

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1 hour ago, Vidifont said:

Very annoying to watch when you want a quick look at the temperature.

But with everyone having wx apps on their phone which are more accurate for the temp thanks to location tracking etc, is time/temp really necessary on the screen? Or in the days of cleaner, simpler looks is it just clutter that can be jettisoned?

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Sorry if I confused you all. Yes time and temp should be there between 7 AM and 9 AM. Not everyone is walking around with their phone constantly.

It can be done right and not be obtrusive. The problem with WOIO is their current incarnation of their logo is too big on the right side of the screen. Time/temp

can't fit with CBS Mornings new graphics.

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2 hours ago, Vidifont said:

Sorry if I confused you all. Yes time and temp should be there between 7 AM and 9 AM. Not everyone is walking around with their phone constantly.

It can be done right and not be obtrusive. The problem with WOIO is their current incarnation of their logo is too big on the right side of the screen. Time/temp

can't fit with CBS Mornings new graphics.

I think you mean that they’re not using the CBS Mornings time/temp ticker.

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WOIO's weather is nauseating. Power planner, First Alert and all the other BS. They yell the forecast at you. It's a tune out factor big time.

Tanchek is the worst, as soon as I hear his voice, it's goodbye. They are trying to reinvent the wheel. People in Cleveland have lived here

since the 1950's without that kind of treatment from broadcasters. WOIO yells the weather world is coming to an end next Tuesday. The other stations

treat the viewers properly. No disrespect but Gray Television can take their way of doing things back to the small markets. It won't work here.

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It's part of WOIO still doing some of the Action News without going full-on Action (circa 2002-12 before Romona Robinson joined the station).  They sort of went back-to-basics after the Cleveland 19 News debacle.  

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So Tanchek gets on the air to warn everybody that he's going to create a First Alert because bad weather will be here in two days. Two days later the First Alert fizzles into

a small storm with showers. They have made the weather on WOIO unwatchable especially when they almost shout it at you.

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