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JHDK

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when i lived in philly my go to channel was 6abc action news. now that im in boca i like nbc news channel 5 news the best. i dont go to any other channel for local news. its 5 or the paper/web for local news. what local news do you watch?

and its weird. they call it news channel 5 but everyone has cable now. its actually on channel 3 non hd and 415 hd. why call it news channel 5? seems old to me.
 

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Local TV news is all fear and weather, so I don't watch it. I haven't for decades. I get the local paper's RSS feed mixed into my other news.
 

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Local TV news is all fear and weather, so I don't watch it. I haven't for decades. I get the local paper's RSS feed mixed into my other news.

In my area it is mostly good stuff like people helping others. There are very few negative news stories unless there is a killing or something like that. I travel a lot so I see a lot of local news stations. I have noticed that most local news stations have a lot of negative stories. I'm just glad my local news isn't like that.
 

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In my area it is mostly good stuff like people helping others. There are very few negative news stories unless there is a killing or something like that. I travel a lot so I see a lot of local news stations. I have noticed that most local news stations have a lot of negative stories. I'm just glad my local news isn't like that.

u ever get "channel "x" investigates"? they find some bullshit local issue and look into it. then they pick an angle and bash the fuck outta the other side. seems wrong to me.
 

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No never. The closest thing is consumer reports but they are only looking out for consumers. They also setup an action hotline to help viewers cut through red tape for whatever issue they are having at the time.
 
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hyson

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It's funny. Where I live, the TV news encompasses like 16 counties in PA...way too broad for my taste. But then the local rag covers stuff in each little village and patch town in the area, making it more or less ultra-local.

We have the best of both worlds.
 

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You know who watches local news? Old people. The only time the general public watches is during bad weather. They keep the station number (WDBJ 7, etc.) because old people are creatures of habit, and many don't have cable.

For us young hipsters, they could call it Fred News or whatever they wanted to, because like you said, the cable numbers haven't matched for years. Although, locally, channel 7 is on 7 and 10 is on 10. :confused:
 

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If you use an antenna then the call numbers are the channel numbers. At least that is how it is in my area.
 

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Down in Philly, the longtime standard is Channel 6 Action News. They've had the same formatics and theme for as long as I remember. Only recently did they get a new set fresh look. In the past, any changes were met with a loud public outcry.

Here in the NY area, ABC7's Eyewitness News is usually the most popular. At 10 O'Clock, Fox 5 seems to have the market locked up. The once proud WNBC is a shell of its former self with all of the budget cuts. Channels 2 (CBS) and 11 (CW) always seem to be trying to come from behind (unsuccessfully).

Scripps (owner of WPTV in Palm Beach) was always known to have a solid news product. 12 seems to be an "also ran" in that market. ABC 25 is a joke, IIRC.

Channel 10 in Miami always seemed to have the strongest local newscast, ratings wise. If I was down there, I'd probably be watching WSVN news out of Miami. They were real pioneers in the "if it bleeds, it leads" approach which is responsible for much of what you see in local news today. You got the impression from WSVN that they were really aggressive and were everywhere. Not sure if WSVN is still on cable in Boca...I think the Palm Beach stations had the Miami signals pulled off of cable systems in Palm Beach County (plus I'm sure that cable systems did not want to carry duplicate network affiliates wherever possible).
 

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You know who watches local news? Old people. The only time the general public watches is during bad weather. They keep the station number (WDBJ 7, etc.) because old people are creatures of habit, and many don't have cable.

For us young hipsters, they could call it Fred News or whatever they wanted to, because like you said, the cable numbers haven't matched for years. Although, locally, channel 7 is on 7 and 10 is on 10. :confused:
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ny1 comes to mind for some reason. hey casual, all u young whipper snapers can go f ur self. local news is where its at. ho will i know if there are hurricanes? or amber alerts? local news rocks

Down in Philly, the longtime standard is Channel 6 Action News. They've had the same formatics and theme for as long as I remember. Only recently did they get a new set fresh look. In the past, any changes were met with a loud public outcry.

Here in the NY area, ABC7's Eyewitness News is usually the most popular. At 10 O'Clock, Fox 5 seems to have the market locked up. The once proud WNBC is a shell of its former self with all of the budget cuts. Channels 2 (CBS) and 11 (CW) always seem to be trying to come from behind (unsuccessfully).

Scripps (owner of WPTV in Palm Beach) was always known to have a solid news product. 12 seems to be an "also ran" in that market. ABC 25 is a joke, IIRC.

Channel 10 in Miami always seemed to have the strongest local newscast, ratings wise. If I was down there, I'd probably be watching WSVN news out of Miami. They were real pioneers in the "if it bleeds, it leads" approach which is responsible for much of what you see in local news today. You got the impression from WSVN that they were really aggressive and were everywhere. Not sure if WSVN is still on cable in Boca...I think the Palm Beach stations had the Miami signals pulled off of cable systems in Palm Beach County (plus I'm sure that cable systems did not want to carry duplicate network affiliates wherever possible).

dont know 10, maybe im a bit too north of miami. hahah u know ur shit. scrippsis the wptv owner. but they put out a good product. chopper 5 high in the sky.


how do u know so much about fl news lime?
 

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dont know 10, maybe im a bit too north of miami. hahah u know ur shit. scrippsis the wptv owner. but they put out a good product. chopper 5 high in the sky.


how do u know so much about fl news lime?

Spent a lot of time in South Florida over the years.
Always had an interest in radio and TV.
 

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I get weather updates from Weather Underground and NOAA. Much better than any local news show. They just repeat the NOAA reports.
 

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News: The Internet, Twitter, Facebook, RSS.
Sports: Online Streaming (MLB At Bat, Etc)
Weather: Weather Underground, Weather Channel App
Breaking News: Email, Twitter
Entertainment: Who cares
 

limegrass69

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That was a disaster...but two of my favorites from here in NY...

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdnXYWSa56w]YouTube - Ernie Anastos: "Keep fucking that chicken"[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYAMDhVT50I]YouTube - Sue Simmons Curses "What the F**k" and Apology[/ame]