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Great addition to NBC25/FOX66

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lovinlife101
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Re: Great addition to NBC25/FOX66

Post by lovinlife101 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:56 pm

sinklair wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:27 pm
If Dave Bondy — not Blondie — wishes to take a job in his home state to be closer to family, that is his right. And he shouldn’t be forced to sign these anti-competitive, anti-worker clauses that Sinclair puts into its contracts and enforces if/when one of its workers find a better job, better market, position that pays more money, etc. As 101 says, workers are getting screwed coming and going.
It’s 100% his right to be that stupid. I just question his sanity.

He pays an agent to work for the devil! Literally nobody else does that!

He definitely didn’t major in economics or logic.

Why would someone pay to work anywhere? I understand not making much, but to PAY to work? Why?



sinklair
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Re: Great addition to NBC25/FOX66

Post by sinklair » Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:40 pm

Agreed. You don’t need an agent unless you plan to go to New York, LA, Chicago. Other than that, it’s a waste of money.



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Re: Great addition to NBC25/FOX66

Post by organman95 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:33 am

Then that brings up another question regarding the payout for getting out of a contract. How does that all work if one goes from one Sinclair station to another Sinclair station (As Kristen has done)? Does that "rule" still apply? Or was it a non-issue for going from one station to the another also owned by Sinclair?

Also, how many subsidiaries does Sinclair have to allow for this massive duopoly in smaller markets?



sinklair
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Re: Great addition to NBC25/FOX66

Post by sinklair » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:16 am

No, you can “transfer” to another SBG station without penalty... but Kristen would have had to sign a new 2-3 year contract.

Sinclair currently owns or operates 170 local TV stations across the country, plus regional sport networks like Fox Sports Detroit and the Tennis Channel.

The FCC has signed off on many of these side-car agreements like they have here in Flint. Sinclair technically owns only Fox66. Armstrong Williams owns NBC 25. And Cunningham Broadcasting (owned by a relative of Sinclair’s David Smith) is the operator of CW46.



lovinlife101
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Re: Great addition to NBC25/FOX66

Post by lovinlife101 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:38 am

sinklair wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:16 am
And Cunningham Broadcasting (owned by a relative of Sinclair’s David Smith) is the operator of CW46.
Nepotism is strong at Republican Broadcasting.



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