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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #250 on: September 04, 2018, 12:47:57 PM »


I hadn't heard a reason, even speculative, for the altercation. I'm hoping S.P. can shed some light on this.



You cannot make this stuff up.  The two were sent by the station to "Girls Night Out", a fundraiser for the YWCA domestic violence program.  They went to an after party at Charleston's largest "GAY bar" where plenty of liquor was consumed.  The weather girl started hitting on the news anchor's husband.  Push came to shove, and news anchor ended up with a cracked skull.

If this story was out a decade ago I would have guessed it's from a reality TV Show.
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #251 on: September 04, 2018, 01:08:02 PM »

https://variety.com/2018/politics/news/trump-nbc-news-harvey-weinstein-license-1202925849/




https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-threatens-to-look-at-nbc-license/


If you live in a city where NBC owns a TV station (Examples KNBC, WNBC, WMAQ, WRC and KNTV) this might come into question due to a Donald Trump Rant.



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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #252 on: September 04, 2018, 06:52:06 PM »

Saw a report today that both the news girl and the weather girl had been fired by WSAZ. And Gray still isn't saying anything about it, and neither are its employees.
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #253 on: September 04, 2018, 07:58:56 PM »

The fuck is a “gar bar”?

They used to be popular in the Nineties when cigars were all the rage.
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #255 on: September 04, 2018, 08:59:59 PM »

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-media/trump-hits-cnn-and-nbc-urges-look-at-their-license-tweet-idUSKCN1LK1Z1


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump_Access_Hollywood_tape



Update if you live in areas where NBC Owns an affiliate here is the issue. But I say the Kettle is black on this one
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blasted CNN and NBC News yet again in a tweet on Tuesday, criticizing NBC’s handling of a story on movie producer Harvey Weinstein and suggesting a “look at their license,” without specifying what exactly he was calling for.

Trump has frequently criticized the U.S. news media for what he has said is unfair coverage of him.
“I have long criticized NBC and their journalistic standards-worse than even CNN. Look at their license?” he wrote in the tweet, which cited the outlet’s coverage of Weinstein.





Ronan Farrow, a reporter, has said NBC News blocked him from working on a story about Weinstein, who is facing criminal rape and sexual assault charges and a civil lawsuit for sex trafficking. A former NBC producer corroborated Farrow’s allegations.
Farrow later published the story in the New Yorker magazine. NBC News has defended its handling of the story. Weinstein has denied ever having nonconsensual sex.
Comcast Corp, which owns NBC News, declined to comment. Following the tweet, a decline in the price of Comcast shares on the Nasdaq extended slightly.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission did not immediately comment on the tweet, but in October the FCC’s chairman said the agency does not have authority to revoke broadcast licenses over editorial decisions.
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #256 on: September 05, 2018, 03:04:00 PM »

The fuck is a “gar bar”?

They used to be popular in the Nineties when cigars were all the rage.
Ah yes. I preferred the hookah bars that came about a decade later.
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #259 on: September 05, 2018, 09:02:50 PM »

https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/driver-who-rammed-truck-into-fox-4-upset-at-police-wanted-media-to-do-their-job/287-591057740


Note a Possible motive for the Fox 4 Ramming incident is being revealed at this time.
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #260 on: September 06, 2018, 08:02:13 PM »

http://fortune.com/2018/09/06/switzerland-terrestrial-tv-shutdown/

Update Switzerland to proposed to shut down OTA TV in 2019.
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #261 on: September 07, 2018, 11:34:58 AM »

https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2018/9/7/tribune-slashes-newscasts


Update Tribune will cut newscasts in Washington DC, Dallas and Houston.
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« Reply #262 on: September 07, 2018, 11:35:51 AM »

https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2018/9/7/salt-lake-city-reporter-busted-by-police


and Casey Scott of KSL-TV Detained on DUI allegations and a court date for October 22nd.
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #263 on: September 25, 2018, 07:25:23 PM »

https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/ncta-gray-hasnt-made-case-hawaii-duopoly


Gray's contention over the Hawaii Outlets as the Raycom deal waits for approval.
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #264 on: September 26, 2018, 08:54:58 PM »

Well, kids, the new 2018-2019 Nielsen DMA list is out:
https://www.nielsen.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en/public%20factsheets/tv/2018-19-dma-ranker.pdf

Might be interesting for some of you out there in TV-ville.
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #265 on: September 27, 2018, 07:12:33 AM »

Hartford/New Haven fell to #33 We were like #30 once. :(

Providence/New Bedford, MA is at #53.

Portland/Poland Spring, ME is at #84. They name it "Portland/Auburn". Funny, since Auburn has no TV stations licensed to it. Auburn's sister across the Androscoggin River, Lewiston, does. That would be WILP-TV (ION) channel 35.

Glendive, MT remains at the bottom at #210.

Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY is at #96. Something about that market caught my attention:

The sister station to WPTZ-TV (NBC) channel 5 of Plattsburgh, NY has been WNNE-TV channel 31. Until recently, it was more or less a satellite station, licensed to White River Junction, VT. It extended the reach of NBC into the upper Connecticut River Valley. Thanks to the FCC Incentive Auction, channel 31 went dark. It was re-licensed to Montpelier, VT. It is now a CW affiliate. Technically, it's also now a subchannel of WPTZ. I want to say it's channel 5-2. Your TV would show it as "31-1", however.

Here in Hartford/New Haven, WCTX-TV (MY) channel 59 of New Haven became a subchannel to sister station WTNH-TV (ABC) channel 8 of New Haven. It's now channel 8-2, but your TV will display it as "59-1". The channel WCTX-TV was using, UHF channel 39, went dark. WTNH-TV transmits digital on VHF channel 10.
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #266 on: September 28, 2018, 06:14:34 PM »

Televisa from Mexico (since 1973) - the largest television network in Spanish-speaking Latin America (Brazil which speaks Portuguese has more people) and its signals can be reached across the US border in Southern Cal. (San Diego, Calexico and Yuma AZ).



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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #267 on: September 29, 2018, 02:52:53 PM »


Portland/Poland Spring, ME is at #84. They name it "Portland/Auburn". Funny, since Auburn has no TV stations licensed to it. Auburn's sister across the Androscoggin River, Lewiston, does. That would be WILP-TV (ION) channel 35.

I don't know if I would include Poland Spring as the secondary city in the Portland, Maine media market. WMTW is the only station licensed there  and their studios are in Westbrook. The fact that it's licensed in Poland Spring seems to be of little significance.

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« Reply #268 on: September 29, 2018, 03:27:35 PM »


Portland/Poland Spring, ME is at #84. They name it "Portland/Auburn". Funny, since Auburn has no TV stations licensed to it. Auburn's sister across the Androscoggin River, Lewiston, does. That would be WILP-TV (ION) channel 35.

I don't know if I would include Poland Spring as the secondary city in the Portland, Maine media market. WMTW is the only station licensed there  and their studios are in Westbrook. The fact that it's licensed in Poland Spring seems to be of little significance.

It sounds like product placement for the Poland Spring water bottles.
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« Reply #269 on: September 29, 2018, 05:27:26 PM »

I've always called it Portland/Poland Spring since I lived there from 1985-1987. Instead of Portland/Auburn, they could call it Portland/Lewiston. They're the second largest city in Maine. It also has the market's ION station and a couple of radio stations serving Portland's radio market (such as 107.5 Frank-FM).
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Re: Regional television markets
« Reply #270 on: September 29, 2018, 10:13:48 PM »


KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, IA uses CBS Enforcer but its an ABC Affiliate in the area. Usually CBS Enforcer theme is associated with CW/CBS duopolies owned by CBS inc like KOVR CBS13/KMAX CW31 Sacramento.


Here is the CBS edition of enforcer used on the O&O's.
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« Reply #271 on: September 30, 2018, 10:09:18 AM »

Back around 1990, I found the Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook at a local library that had maps of each TV market, and I'm pretty sure it called it Portland/Poland Spring.

I was fascinated by those maps, but I realized they don't really work for radio (and it's a stretch to say they even work for TV).
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« Reply #272 on: September 30, 2018, 10:17:02 AM »

To me, and I believe most people, Poland Spring is not a location, but this:

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« Reply #273 on: September 30, 2018, 09:55:58 PM »

To me, and I believe most people, Poland Spring is not a location, but this:



I mean yeah.

But the water is named after its source, the Poland Spring in Maine.
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« Reply #274 on: October 01, 2018, 03:31:03 PM »

I wonder why WMTW-TV has that as their city of license to be begin with. Maybe it had to do with their old transmitter being atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire? Their current digital transmitter is in Baldwin, ME, not too far from Lake Sebago.
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