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Local weather hubbing seems like it would make far more sense with the groups like Tegna, Sinclair, and Nexstar that have significant medium to larger market stations right next to small-market stations than it does for network O&Os that tend to be much more spread out. For the hypothetical surprise Sunday morning tornado warning, someone who's from a couple hundred miles away at most is going to have a much better shot at knowing what names on the radar map are significant population centers, the unusual/difficult pronunciations, and the general state of the atmosphere. And even for things like weekend mornings or fill-ins, "so-and-so is joining us from our sister station in a nearby big city" feels like it would work as a toss.

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Of course, me being included, we spoke too soon on here with regards to Nick Kosir and why he was "axed" or why he was "forced out." (still can't excuse the high attrition at the station though)

Congratulations to him on 'making it,' if you will, and even if he sacrifices his local connection, he'll perhaps have a much bigger platform to share his dance sessions.

 

For the TLDR folks;

  • Jason Frazer
    • new Fox Weather's morning news co-host
    • departed WKYC yesterday
  • Britta Merwin
    • co-host with Frazer
    • departed KPRC in early-June
  • Craig Herrera
    • anchor for "key programming blocks"
    • most recently at KING
  • Brigit Mahoney
    • co-anchor of "lead programming dayparts"
    • left KTVI about 2 weeks ago
  • Nick Kosir
    • co-host for program's evening block
    • left WJZY, as we all know
  • Stephen Morgan
    • co-host for program's "main programming blocks"
    • most recently at KRIV

Edit-Oop; CircleSeven got to it first

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The logo has been revealed and I think the new graphics will be coming to the o&os as well. They hired someone to connect FOX Weather with the FOX O&Os. The logo was used today with Janice Dean. The logo uses the O&O graphics font Nueue Plak. 

 

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On 6/25/2021 at 5:25 PM, nothing said:

The logo has been revealed and I think the new graphics will be coming to the o&os as well. They hired someone to connect FOX Weather with the FOX O&Os. The logo was used today with Janice Dean. The logo uses the O&O graphics font Nueue Plak. 

 

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The logo font looks like Futura Condensed Black and not Neue Plak. It does not look bad however, it has a quite retro feel and it harkens me to the golden age of TWC.

 

8 minutes ago, Georgie56 said:

 

As I can see from this write-up, it looks like there will be some foes within the Fox News organization. We know that Fox commentators do what they do, but it is really good to see Fox Weather will be overseen by their news department and not their opinion department. And the response from TWC it's clearly aggressive. Let's see what will happen next.

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It's going to be interesting to see just how well this new streaming service does, or if it's gone  after a year or so.  It would be cool to see a side by side comparison of FOX Weather with The Weather Channel, Weather Nation TV & AccuWeather. 

 

It's good that they are being overseen by the news department, that should give it some credibility.

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37 minutes ago, DENDude said:

It's good that they are being overseen by the news department, that should give it some credibility.

That's funny.

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