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by CircleWXYZ
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Will history repeat itself? (Network switch)
Replies: 34
Views: 2845

Re: Will history repeat itself? (Network switch)

My point is, Detroit is still a major city and a major television market.
by CircleWXYZ
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Will history repeat itself? (Network switch)
Replies: 34
Views: 2845

Re: Will history repeat itself? (Network switch)

Only haters say that Detroit has no hope, when in reality, that’s far from the truth. The 1960s-1990s are long over with. The new generation is helping to rebuild this city, as it’s going to come with the new generation. It seems the older generation are too closed minded and too cynical to see any ...
by CircleWXYZ
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Will history repeat itself? (Network switch)
Replies: 34
Views: 2845

Re: Will history repeat itself? (Network switch)

Again, ABC has no interest in an O&O in a declining market, with a declining city at its core. If Scripps somehow throws ABC off of 7 (and indirectly 20), then maybe, since I can’t see Adell affiliating and the others are O&Os (including the forgotten WPXD) except WDIV. Detroit is still a major cit...
by CircleWXYZ
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Will history repeat itself? (Network switch)
Replies: 34
Views: 2845

Re: Will history repeat itself? (Network switch)

Fox wanted to upgrade from WKBD and be on VHF, and the only way they could accomplish that was by purchasing one of the big three (WJBK, WDIV or WXYZ). CBS bought a station here out of necessity. WXYZ (via Scripps) inked a long-term affiliation deal with ABC, WDIV had absolute zero interest in leav...
by CircleWXYZ
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Will history repeat itself? (Network switch)
Replies: 34
Views: 2845

Re: Will history repeat itself? (Network switch)

I’ve always said that ABC wants to own a station in the Detroit market again. Anything is possible. That might be what you've "always said," but it's completely separated from reality. It has been decades since ABC has last purchased a TV station to make it O & O. Detroit is barely in the top 15 in...
by CircleWXYZ
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Will history repeat itself? (Network switch)
Replies: 34
Views: 2845

Re: Will history repeat itself? (Network switch)

Only if ABC were to buy WDIV. That would be insane. If WXYZ were to lose its ABC affiliation, man. I’ve always said that ABC wants to own a station in the Detroit market again. Anything is possible. This would mean Fox, CBS, the CW, and ABC all will have owned and operated stations in the Detroit m...
by CircleWXYZ
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Will history repeat itself? (Network switch)
Replies: 34
Views: 2845

Will history repeat itself? (Network switch)

As we know, last December 11th marked the 25th Anniversary of the big network switch, where longtime CBS affiliate WJBK became Fox, and CBS went to the downtrodden WGPR-TV (now WWJ-TV). Detroit television has not been the same since Fox’s ratings went up dramatically in Detroit, and CBS’ ratings in ...
by CircleWXYZ
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Fox strategy is working
Replies: 9
Views: 1375

Re: Fox strategy is working

selurzam wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:28 am
I wouldn't consider Detroit a major market either.

Detroit is a major market, as is Cleveland. Detroit is number 14.
by CircleWXYZ
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: FOX2 Mornings hit with the Lue Flu
Replies: 23
Views: 4446

Re: FOX2 Mornings hit with the Lue Flu

As stated on this board many times.. The site of Maurielle Lue makes me immediately change the channel. I ask myself daily why don’t they cut her loose?? Probably because she’s hot and attracts the African American viewers in this area. Notice how the station always exploits her um, well, assets.
by CircleWXYZ
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Fox’s strategy (WJBK related)
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

Re: Fox’s strategy (WJBK related)

I wonder what WJW’s affiliation contract with FOX is. I wouldn’t rule out FOX buying another station in the market and switching. I’m surprised CBS hasn’t bought WOIO and WUAB, since they are affiliated with CBS and the CW, respectfully. Since CBS carries AFC games and the Cleveland Browns are in t...
by CircleWXYZ
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Three CBS-Owned CW Stations Add Nightly News
Replies: 67
Views: 5549

Re: Three CBS-Owned CW Stations Add Nightly News

We will be getting CBSN Detroit in a year or two. Wait for it....
by CircleWXYZ
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Fox strategy is working
Replies: 9
Views: 1375

Fox strategy is working

I know people complain about Fox 2 showing so much news in the morning. I get that frustration, but this is all apart of the Fox strategy, from a corporate perspective. Fox wants all of its owned and operated stations to show a lot of local news. Look at stations like WTTG, KTVU, in addition to WJBK...
by CircleWXYZ
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Clown show at MSU (WXYT related)
Replies: 13
Views: 1334

Clown show at MSU (WXYT related)

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/michigan-state/spartans/2020/02/11/michigan-state-football-brian-mosallam/4723774002/ MSU Board of trustees was on the Jamie and Stoney show today. He called Luke Fickell, who turned down the MSU job, a waffling flake. What a clown show!!!! This is why MSU ...
by CircleWXYZ
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: New WXYZ graphics package
Replies: 4
Views: 820

Re: New WXYZ graphics package

It will be by the end of the month. I read somewhere they are rolling it out one at a time.