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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-01-2015, 09:12 PM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
I'm back in the area for a while thus I'm forced...

I'm back in the area for a while thus I'm forced to watch the Peoria stations, and that means WMBD over WEEK anytime. Anyway, I caught the 10:00pm newscasts and I noticed the set and I couldn't deny...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-23-2015, 10:00 AM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
At least these stations are ran much better than...

At least these stations are ran much better than the crap operations I have to look at when I'm back home in Peoria. :P
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-23-2015, 09:40 AM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
I certainly wouldn't be surprised if you're...

I certainly wouldn't be surprised if you're right. And WICS has been producing at least some of WICD's news material for at least 20 years. I can remember how cheesy it looked when they were both...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-18-2015, 11:19 AM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
So when is the crazy FCC going to approve the...

So when is the crazy FCC going to approve the re-worked Granite-Quincy deal? They approved the Grante-Scripps deal in 3 months. This one is 4 months and counting. I have a feeling it won't be...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-12-2015, 08:56 AM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
Wow I have no idea what the kiss emotocon in my...

Wow I have no idea what the kiss emotocon in my last reply was about. It was obviously a mistake on my part. LOL[/QUOTE]
LOL I have no idea what the "kiss emoticon" in my last post was about. It was...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-12-2015, 08:53 AM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
LOL I meant KTVB, their NBC affiliate. I can't...

LOL I meant KTVB, their NBC affiliate. I can't confirm it because I only heard it from somebody who suspects itS possibly based on their latest online videos look, but that doesn't mean they are...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-10-2015, 07:39 PM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
KTVI is out of St.Louis... :confused: Yes,...

KTVI is out of St.Louis... :confused:

Yes, in spite of the other (remotely possible) reasons why, at the end of the day, it's ridiculous that Peoria can't even have ONE local newscast in HD. I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-09-2015, 09:46 PM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
Springfield/Decatur/Campaign is just slipped to...

Springfield/Decatur/Campaign is just slipped to 85 with 371,740 tv homes.
Quad Cities has slipped to 100 from 98 with 298,960 tv homes
Peoria slipped 1 spot to DMA 117 with 248,030 tv homes
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-09-2015, 10:47 AM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
I can only imagine how many others also tune to...

I can only imagine how many others also tune to alternative sources, who would otherwise watch the Peoria stations if they weren't so crappy. I know Peoria is not a major market, nor is the QC or...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-05-2015, 07:10 AM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
apparently nobody's interested in giving their...

apparently nobody's interested in giving their opinions on the spectrum incentive auction.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-04-2015, 10:49 PM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
Well WHBF debuted their new set tonight. It's...

Well WHBF debuted their new set tonight. It's stunning, but there is some backlash over the fact they replaced some of their news team. Of course, WMBD goes through their news team like pez candy and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-03-2015, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
LOL I just posted pictures of WHBF's new set...

LOL I just posted pictures of WHBF's new set preview as well as a clip of WCIA's set right on WMBD's Facebook page. Now Peoria viewers can see what they're missing. WMBD lost 2 likes immediately...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-23-2015, 11:52 PM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
You have 2 good points there. WMBD always had...

You have 2 good points there. WMBD always had it's own fair share of issues, but during the 1990's, their CBS-31 newscasts easily outshone the competition. They were the first in Peoria to get a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-19-2015, 03:46 PM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
But those are the lesser stations in the...

But those are the lesser stations in the Springfield/Decatur/Champaign market. The last of their top 3 stations had already converted over 3 years ago. Same with the to 3 QC stations. All 3 of the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-19-2015, 09:21 AM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
I wrote WMBD station manager as well as their...

I wrote WMBD station manager as well as their engineer nearly 2 weeks ago asking if they were close or working toward broadcasting local programming in HD and they and neither replied to me. I later...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-31-2014, 09:23 AM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
After examining the weather graphics packages of...

After examining the weather graphics packages of other Nexstar stations, I see many went HD within a year. And given the fact WMBD's new weather graphics don't exactly match up to the rest of their...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-06-2014, 06:56 AM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
And where did Citadel come up with the money to...

And where did Citadel come up with the money to upgrade all of it's stations at the same time? Almost each all of their stations were lower-rated than WHOI and much, much lower rated than WMBD. Of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-05-2014, 05:34 PM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
I'm with you there. Sadly, I'm not sure very many...

I'm with you there. Sadly, I'm not sure very many people on this forum really care. Over the past couple of years, it seems that many think this is common place for newscasts to still be 480i, but...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-01-2014, 10:58 AM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
Your guess is as good as mine. This has been my...

Your guess is as good as mine. This has been my main gripe with the local tv stations for the last 3 years or so. WMBD gets plenty of complaints because their syndicated programming has also been...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-01-2014, 10:40 AM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
Thanks. I did see a news release on this just a...

Thanks. I did see a news release on this just a few days ago. It's irritating how it became quiet for several months. And it's kid of a disappointment to see they have just re-filed. But at least it...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-28-2014, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
I hate reading articles like this when none of it...

I hate reading articles like this when none of it applies to Peoria....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-03-2014, 09:30 AM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
I am now beginning to doubt that Quincy...

I am now beginning to doubt that Quincy Newspapers is going to acquire any of the Granite stations including WEEK. The reason being is the Granite-Scripps deal, which was made just 2 days before the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-31-2014, 08:04 PM
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Views: 265,925
Posted By Jokinjer1
Still no changes in Peoria DMA#116. ...

Still no changes in Peoria DMA#116.

WMBD/WYZZ are the only 2 tv stations that still broadcasts local news in 4:3 480i. They also show syndicated programming in 4:3 480i. It's beyond pathetic....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-29-2014, 02:20 PM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
Lightbulb Are you Mark DeSantis incognito? I know...

Are you Mark DeSantis incognito? I know mid-market stations don't make a ton of cash, and I know it cost 1~2 million easily, mere pocket change compared to what Nexstar shells out to buy more and...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-06-2014, 11:15 PM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
Wow! No posts since the 1st of March! Either I...

Wow! No posts since the 1st of March! Either I killed the thread (which I have a strange tendency to do) or this thread has became obsolete because everybody is enjoying local news in HD (except...
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