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by dwp49423
Sun May 26, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Janet Mason to Retire...
Replies: 8
Views: 1243

Re: Janet Mason to Retire...

That station is beyond a train wreck. Why Gannett/Tenga kept her around is beyond me. Shocked nobody at corporate saw that despite all the changes, two things remained the same: low ratings and Janet Mason was in charge. One bonehead move MW missed in terms of Janet Mason's incompetence: failure to ...
by dwp49423
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Meteorologist Anthony Domol joins FOX 17 Morning News
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: Meteorologist Anthony Domol joins FOX 17 Morning News

If he's going to be Tuesday-Saturday, I assume Candace Monacelli (sp?) will be Sun & Mon? Odd way of doing the anchor team scheduling. Then again way back Fox 17 used a Sun-Thu and Fri & Sat anchor schedule
by dwp49423
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Garry Frank Leaving WXMI
Replies: 6
Views: 2675

Re: Garry Frank Leaving WXMI

And today Tracy Hinson announced she was leaving KPTV (Fox 12 in Portland, OR) the station she left WXMI for. But she hasn't said where she is going other than " to pursue opportunities in the Midwest and East Coast. "
by dwp49423
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: What ever happened to WZND Zeeland?
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: What ever happened to WZND Zeeland?

Actually the WZND tower on 96th Ave (literally right next to I-196) has not been used for FM broadcasting in at least 25 years. By spring 1993, the transmitter had been moved three miles east to 72nd Ave and I-196. The old WZND tower blew over in the May 1998 windstorm but was rebuilt for cellular a...
by dwp49423
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Spectrum subscribers lose access to WXMI
Replies: 6
Views: 1432

Re: Spectrum subscribers lose access to WXMI

Spectrum claims Tribune wants triple the old amount. Tribune says this wrong and they only want fair compensation. However, neither side has disclosed numbers. Am curious how much it is per subscriber per month.
by dwp49423
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: JQ99 rebrands to "Joy99"
Replies: 2
Views: 1145

Re: JQ99 rebrands to "Joy99"

they changed it just before Thanksgiving if I recall.
by dwp49423
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Explain local T.V news to me
Replies: 17
Views: 8207

Re: Explain local T.V news to me

Curious if WPIX, KTLA or WGN (Tribune's stations in the top three markets of NYC, LA and Chicago, respectively) sent anyone to cover the debate or the conventions. Just seems odd Tribune would send a 30 something year old reporter from a station in the #41 market when Tribune owns stations in higher...
by dwp49423
Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 24 Hour News 8 graphics update
Replies: 3
Views: 1722

Re: 24 Hour News 8 graphics update

the only thing I can think of with the 11 o'clock newscast not having the time is if they, like 13, rerun the late news at 2am . Thus the only time stamp would be in the weather segment, making it less obvious the newscast is not live at 2am. 13 for the longest time did not have the time onscreen du...
by dwp49423
Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Teresa Weakley headed to Grand Rapids TV
Replies: 13
Views: 5168

Re: Teresa Weakley headed to Grand Rapids TV

Is someone getting the axe on College Ave to make room or are they growing to six meteorologists?
by dwp49423
Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: H***
Replies: 48
Views: 14662

Re: H***

His Intro is so damn corny now with Rob Brandt yelling "DO U KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS", Whenever I used to hear that I'd answer, in my head: "It's TOOL TIME!" Strangely, even though Home Improvement was entertaining and H*** isn't, it's still accurate! if this board had response options like Facebook, ...
by dwp49423
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Kudos to WOOD-TV & Storm Team 8
Replies: 27
Views: 5119

Re: Kudos to WOOD-TV & Storm Team 8

13's coverage got annoying with that stupid alert chime of theirs. Was going off constantly for no apparent reason, masking what Alana and Laura were saying.
by dwp49423
Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Jackie Green back to radio
Replies: 10
Views: 2542

Re: Jackie Green back to radio

had a feeling she would wind up in radio. With the technology nowdays she could voicetrack alot of it from home
by dwp49423
Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Bet there wasn't a dry eye at 13 WZZM when this news arrived
Replies: 10
Views: 4287

Re: Bet there wasn't a dry eye at 13 WZZM when this news arr

WZZM had the best news set in the market until they changed it. I still don't get it. Totally agree. The city skyline reminded me of the bigger market news sets. Someone referred to it as a public access set. I volunteered in public access at various facilities around the area for 20 years and hone...
by dwp49423
Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Bet there wasn't a dry eye at 13 WZZM when this news arrived
Replies: 10
Views: 4287

Re: Bet there wasn't a dry eye at 13 WZZM when this news arr

remember remember an article in Grand Rapids magazine criticizing how Price had destroyed TV13 with his mismangement.
by dwp49423
Sun May 22, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Annie Szatkowski
Replies: 27
Views: 14193

Re: Annie Szatkowski

and this weekend, Ms Szatkowski was nowhere to be found. Saturday morning, Nicole Didonato returned as Doug Reardon's co-anchor. This morning it was an all guys show with Brody Carter co-anchoring. Ty Shesky handled weather both mornings.