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post #2071 of 2144
WICS-20 Springfield local news is now in HD starting today, & what a difference! (in a good way...)
post #2072 of 2144
Not sure if this has been reported yet, but WCIA in Champaign, IL news broadcasts went HD several weeks ago.
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Originally Posted by Marty Milton View Post

Not sure if this has been reported yet, but WCIA in Champaign, IL news broadcasts went HD several weeks ago.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/639872/is-your-local-news-in-hd/2040#post_22578612
post #2074 of 2144
WWJ and WKBD Detroit will soon discontinue their morning news show. The last airing will be this December 28. Thus, neither of those two stations will have any local newscasts at all.

And CBS, the owner of the two stations, has tried and failed to make newscasts work. This may lead to a sale of the two stations to new buyers who could disaffiliate one or both stations from their current networks.
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Originally Posted by RJL1965 View Post

WWJ and WKBD Detroit will soon discontinue their morning news show. The last airing will be this December 28. Thus, neither of those two stations will have any local newscasts at all.
And CBS, the owner of the two stations, has tried and failed to make newscasts work. This may lead to a sale of the two stations to new buyers who could disaffiliate one or both stations from their current networks.

Newscasts have been losing viewers for some time now. I've heard a lot of people tell me they no longer watch the news because it is "So Depressing". Like me, they get their news through the internet, picking only what they want to see, and discarding all the Doom, Gloom and Politics. mad.gif
post #2076 of 2144
I watch the first five minutes of the tv news, then flip to something else. As for the news on the Internet, it is so full of grammatical errors, out of context at most times, I would rather watch tv news over finding it on the Internet.
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it is so full of grammatical errors

now that's funny!
post #2078 of 2144
Dayton, OH stations WKEF (ABC) and WRGT (Fox) now do news in HD, according to this official announcement:

http://www.abc22now.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/wkef_vid_11087.shtml
post #2079 of 2144
KOTV (CBS, Tulsa, OK) is now in a new studio with HD production equipment, thus, they are now doing local news in HD.

http://www.newson6.com/story/20641926/6-on-the-move

KQCW, KOTV's sister station is included in the upgrade because they moved there along with KOTV.
Edited by mbclev - 1/27/13 at 11:18pm
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WRLH (Fox, Richmond, VA) now does local news in HD (thanks to their master control finally being upgraded in September 2012), according to Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WRLH-TV
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WACH (Fox, Columbia, SC) started doing HD news on July 7, 2011, according to Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WACH
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Originally Posted by csworldwide1 View Post

WTVC in Chattanooga, TN & WTAJ in Altoona, PA had HD launches today.

Chattanooga's NBC station, WRCB, went HD with news back on September 28, according to Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WRCB
post #2084 of 2144
KNWA & KFTA in Rogers/Fort Smith, AR are also in HD. As of October 24, 2012.
post #2085 of 2144
KRCR (ABC) in the Chico-Redding market now does their news in either HD or 480i widescreen. So far, it's only the video segments and graphics that are in HD. In-studio footage is still 4x3 SD for some reason.
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Originally Posted by AKAWalrus View Post

KRCR (ABC) in the Chico-Redding market now does their news in either HD or 480i widescreen. So far, it's only the video segments and graphics that are in HD. In-studio footage is still 4x3 SD for some reason.

I don't understand a station operating HD or widescreen from the fied or from taped pieces but from the studio its still 4X3 pillarbox. I would wait until the station have the HD hookups in-studio before classiflying it as HD.

Anywho. Adding WXXA, after consolidating at the WTEN's facilities as of March 23.
post #2087 of 2144
In other news:

In Buffalo, WGRZ will be moving its 10 p.m. newscast from WNYO (MyTV) to WUTV (Fox) starting Monday April 8. This newscast will revert to a more traditional format and be expanded to a nightly (seven days a week) operation (the current newscast on WNYO airs Monday through Friday nights only - and in 4:3 SD). It is not yet clear whether this newscast will air on Buffalo's Fox 29 in HD or widescreen SD. WNYO will continue to simulcast WGRZ's morning show for the time being.
Edited by RJL1965 - 3/28/13 at 11:56am
post #2088 of 2144
WVVA (NBC, Bluefield, WV) began doing HD local news in June 2012, according to Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WVVA

(I noticed that station saying this last Saturday while staying at a motel in Wytheville, VA, on my way home from the Atlanta area.)
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An addendum to the previous post: Since WVVA is owned by Quincy Newspapers, Inc., I went to the Quincy web site (http://www.careersatquincy.com) to see the list of their TV stations and checked their Wikipedia entries, and I found the following items:

WYOW (ABC, Eagle River, WI) started HD local news on June 19, 2011.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WYOW_(TV)

WMOW (ABC, Crandon, WI) started HD local news on the same day as WYOW on 'MOW's DT2 channel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WMOW

That means that all of Quincy's TV stations are doing local news in HD.
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Add to that WBOY's sister stations in Lewisburg, WV: WVNS-TV (CBS) and WVNS-DT2 (Fox), according to this announcement:

http://www.wvnstv.com/story/21816155/321-countdown-to-hd-is-on
post #2092 of 2144
Two Hearst stations, WLWT (NBC, Cincinnati, OH, yesterday) and KOCO-TV (ABC, Oklahoma City, OK, on April 18) converted to HD local news this week.

http://www.wlwt.com/news/Multimedia-WLWT-debuts-new-HD-set-newscast/-/9838224/19832138/-/uo7l0p/-/index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KOCO-TV
post #2093 of 2144
Bonten's KRCR in Redding, CA made the jump to full HD (720p) on Monday, April 22. Sister station KCVU's 10 pm news broadcast is also now in HD.
post #2094 of 2144
Several more additions:

The Joplin, MO Nexstar duopoly of KODE-TV (ABC) and KSNF (NBC) started HD local news on December 19.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KODE-TV
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KSNF

WTHI-TV (CBS, Terre Haute, IN) started HD local news on October 20.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WTHI-TV
post #2095 of 2144
And since Redding/Chico end the drought of no widescreen news, the new market with no widescreen news is Midland/Odessa, Texas (#152)
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Originally Posted by csworldwide1 View Post

And since Redding/Chico end the drought of no widescreen news, the new market with no widescreen news is Midland/Odessa, Texas (#152)

I beg to disagree with you on this one. Please check out the "Digital Television" paragraph on the Wikipedia entry for Midland's KMID:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KMID

Also, go back to page 63 of this thread to see the list of stations with widescreen local news (HD or SD).

This would then mean that the largest U.S. market without widescreen local news is Missoula, MT (#165 in 2011-12).
post #2097 of 2144

KSNB (MyTV Lincoln, NE) should be added to the list. Duopoly with KOLN (CBS) and HD news out of the KOLN studios began 4-1-13.  Also, call letters of North Platte, NE CBS are now KNPL.  News is in HD, relaying KOLN.  Standalone news for North Platte (also in HD) to launch this fall on KNPL.

post #2098 of 2144
Add WTVO/WQRF in Rockford to the list. They went HD Last Wednesday.
post #2099 of 2144
Topeka, KS's "Kansas First News" triopoly of KSNT (NBC), KTMJ-CD (Fox), and KTKA-TV (ABC) went HD with their local news on Saturday, according to Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KSNT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KTMJ-CD
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KTKA-TV
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