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One person doing news and weather in market 12

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lovinlife101
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One person doing news and weather in market 12

Post by lovinlife101 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:08 pm

Wow. Just wow.

https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2019/ ... he-weather

You have reporters and anchors doing “graphics training” too! Remember the good old days when graphics were created by actual graphic artists?



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Re: One person doing news and weather in market 12

Post by organman95 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:02 am

I will agree, usually that is a small-market issue. But budgets do make or break.



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Re: One person doing news and weather in market 12

Post by lovinlife101 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:26 pm

organman95 wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:02 am
I will agree, usually that is a small-market issue. But budgets do make or break.
That’s true, orgasmman95.



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Re: One person doing news and weather in market 12

Post by MWmetalhead » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:47 am

Ah, the duopoly is owned by Meredith. About the only owner out there more incompetent than Scripps and Tegna. That speaks volumes!


Lori Bennett and Bob Walker have turned WLAV from an iconic classic rock station into a ratings boondoggle. Sad.

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Re: One person doing news and weather in market 12

Post by fuzzpower » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:27 pm

I didn’t realize Meredith bought KTVK until that article. I know they have owned KPHO for years.



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Re: One person doing news and weather in market 12

Post by Realist » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:07 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:47 am
Ah, the duopoly is owned by Meredith. About the only owner out there more incompetent than Scripps and Tegna. That speaks volumes!
As someone who grew up watching WNEM TV5 News, I can truly say I wish Meredith would get out of the broadcasting business. Watching what happened to their news operation there - from being the best, most professional around to a damn near laughing stock with horrible reporters and story telling - is a true testament to their incompetence



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Re: One person doing news and weather in market 12

Post by lovinlife101 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:22 am

Realist wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:07 pm
MWmetalhead wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:47 am
Ah, the duopoly is owned by Meredith. About the only owner out there more incompetent than Scripps and Tegna. That speaks volumes!
As someone who grew up watching WNEM TV5 News, I can truly say I wish Meredith would get out of the broadcasting business. Watching what happened to their news operation there - from being the best, most professional around to a damn near laughing stock with horrible reporters and story telling - is a true testament to their incompetence
All the good journalists got better jobs. Whoever is left is simply the residue left behind.

It’s Custer’s parade of advocacy journalism on TV5. Aloof Franklin and ostrich neck on 12. And the all-white front four on 25/66.



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Re: One person doing news and weather in market 12

Post by WOHO » Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:29 pm

I think back to 1976 and Robbie Timmons on CH2 Detroit- CBS had a full-time top notch news operation in a top 10 market, then post-1986 FOX bought all those coveted VHF stations, including Detroit and Cleveland, and then had CBS scrambling for a POS UHF signal and an even crappier news operation.
Who was the sweet woman who was doing weather on 62 with Jim Maddog Maddus, (he was a complete arse to her?) She was in radio, became a Mom and tried broadcasting again to realize that the broadcasting model is totally broken now?



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