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  1. I'm sure if there was still a co-ownership, there would be a greater effort to ensure the copy is updated to make sure "CBS Chicago" is what's mentioned. Otherwise, the radio side, as you mentioned, is just like the average person- it will take time to normalize the new name.
  2. I guess my thinking as the coverage was continuing was that CNN, unlike MSNBC, is trying to get back to that point where they are the channel people turn to when big news breaks- given the size and scope of the event, CNN thought bringing in their notable hosts (Blitzer, Anderson, et al) would be worth it to keep eyeballs on their coverage? MSNBC also has the advantage, as previously mentioned, of drawing from the mothership whenever they want during breaking news. I have to say, from channel surfing as the news unfolded, while most networks held their own, I did find it notable that CNN and NBC brought in their main anchors shockingly quick (although, to CBS and ABC's credit, their respective anchors held their own).
  3. Special microphone at the desk to interact with the people watching outside... Interesting touch!
  4. Is "For The Love Of Chicago" a new slogan for them as well?
  5. Noticed that KARE had "Weather Impact" this morning. "Weather Warn Days" now "Weather Impact Days" to get in line with the branding. Made me click around on a rabbit hole... Add KSDK and KGW to the list as well.
  6. Anyone know what’s going on with NBC? The Macys Fireworks Special started with 5 minutes of looking promos for Network shows and Olympics, and now an AGT rerun… At first I thought it’s my station, but Twitter says otherwise. 7:09c update: they got the show going. Tech issues?
  7. Much like what I have suggested with MLB, the NHL is another great opportunity for Fox O&O's to make a multi-market deal for their "plus" stations (KDFI for the Stars, WFTC/Wild, KCOP/Kings, KZJO/Kraken, WDCA/Capitals, WPWR/Blackhawks, WWOR for the Rangers/Devils/Islanders).
  8. As of July 1, Gray seems to be merging their brands in Rapid City. KEVN has dumped "Black Hills Fox" for "KOTA Territory Fox". Both websites redirect to KOTA's which remains unchanged sans any network logo along side it. Honestly thought they would have merged the two brands years ago... Gray has had the duopoly for a decade.
  9. Kind of wish WUSA would either change the station logo color, or everything else in the bar to match. My ADHD is tingling. KHOU also has the new branding.
  10. KARE has not made it the "weather brand" yet- just similarly-named "Weather Warn Days" which I assumed were counter to WCCO's "Next Weather Alert" and KSTP's "Forecast First Alert Days"
  11. Odd? Yes. But I will give them credit for trying to be original in a world of First Alerts, Weather Authorities, etc.
  12. Has the Mark Giangreco fiasco cooled down?
  13. After CBS ended Late Late due to profitability, NBC is now tightening the budget at Late Night. Seth Meyers' house band to be gone by fall. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/seth-meyers-lose-night-band-013435108.html
  14. CCO's set has aged remarkably well for being almost 15 years old. I'd argue that they still have one of the best sets in the market. Renovations were made a couple of years ago for the launch of "The 4", and more updates were made to update the set to scrub the old logos from the glass and weather center. That said, how did CBS allow WCCO to have such a unique set in the first place? Just years of not having a real set from using the window onto the Nicollet Mall Plaza?
  15. Indeed, correct. However I think what previous poster could have been wondering/suggesting is if NBC does not renew some contracts to free up money for the NBA bid (like what Charles Barkely has insinuated TNT of doing with their NBA bid in order to get college football)
  16. It took a massive rain delay at the Indy 500, but WTHR is now airing this year's race live. https://www.wthr.com/article/sports/motor/indianapolis-500/2024-indianapolis-500-air-live-wthr-channel-13-central-indiana-following-rain-delay/531-2b6eae3e-e4cc-4280-acd0-93f63c030930
  17. Having a poli-sci background, this is all so... incredibly... odd... As a candidate, you want your message in front of as many people as possible, and their reach is severely limited with just one cable channel (albeit, every network will run a highlight reel). Glancing at the link quickly, I did not see anything from CNN that they will remove the paywall to be able to stream (Note to CNN- that would be a smart thing to do). Second debate is slated for ABC (interesting choice, as former president Trump is currently suing ABC News and George Stephanopoulos) which does not limit reach as much as cable, but still just one channel. I am very interested in seeing what the other networks run against these debates.
  18. Only one station you named is even a CBS affiliate. you took a question I am posing and added nonsense and irrelevance to it. When CBS used "CBS Texas" on KTVT instead of "CBS DFW", some of us wondered if it was purposeful for a broader plan (going back to February 2023) in their implementation. We all believe that CBS is looking to divest rather than buy, which made my question a long-shot (and probably gave some here a headache on its' own); but your add-on nonsensical.
  19. Not trying to speculate- somewhat legitimate question here- but is there any chance CBS might buy KEYE back from Sinclair since it's mentioned in the article? Yes- I get CBS O&O's are already in a potential sale situation depending with what happens to the mothership, but Austin has grown since CBS sold 42 in 2007, and it would make "CBS Texas" sound a lot more "Texas" than just having KTVT in Dallas.
  20. The 5:00 and 6:00 opens and talent rejoins for KBJR are absolutely beautiful. Personal opinion that KBJR's appearance fell way behind WDIO under their Quincy ownership... This brings them back!
  21. It's a great improvement for KBJR from the few minutes that I just watched online. They have not gone full GrayOne with the weather graphics yet, however. Looking forward to watching on TV at 5!
  22. Ratings wise, we already know that answer. Moneywise, NN will get the guaranteed political ad buys that WGN-A never did... Does that offset the higher operational costs? Nexstar must believe that it will.
  23. With respect, what makes you suggest they would do that? PIX11, KTLA... Evidence that the branding will not be messed with. If I had to take a gamble, Branding and logo stays the same except for a somewhat awkwardly placed CW logo to the right of the 9... Just like they did in 2006. I do however look forward to a Paul Konrad WGN Courtesy Desk bit if they do try to mess with rebranding as CW9.
  24. Still early in the season, fans of all teams (almost all teams) are still excited and engaged even if their team has a crappy outlook for the next few months. Play into the excitement, the eyeballs and the ad revenue. Mr. G. can record a forecast for the website for the people who really don't know how to find a newscast somewhere on their TV.
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