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TV Stations with the most technical difficulties

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radioandtventhusiast
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TV Stations with the most technical difficulties

Post by radioandtventhusiast » Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:30 pm

What stations do you think have the worst problems with technical difficulties?

I think WNWO has some of the worst problems with technical difficulties, including coming back late from NBC programming due to local insertion not working correctly, or even running local commercial breaks too long, causing network programming to return late as well.



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Re: TV Stations with the most technical difficulties

Post by WOHO » Fri Aug 06, 2021 11:25 am

Agree, WNWO has a horrible time getting the correct connections with NBC on Saturday Night Live. Often they will show an SNL 'slide' with background music to 2 minutes, then some local spots and you just missed the first two minutes of the musical act when they return. WTVG must have fired having a real 'director' during the 11pm newscasts as you see cameras on talent while they're picking their nose waiting for a remote and nothing is happening except the studio camera is live. Likewise, live field reports on WTVG often have no backstory audio to go with a clip. It would appear that they load-up the AV switcher all in advance with software (?) and don't have somebody at their board all the time- automated?



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Re: TV Stations with the most technical difficulties

Post by radioandtventhusiast » Fri Aug 06, 2021 4:23 pm

WOHO wrote:
Fri Aug 06, 2021 11:25 am
Agree, WNWO has a horrible time getting the correct connections with NBC on Saturday Night Live. Often they will show an SNL 'slide' with background music to 2 minutes, then some local spots and you just missed the first two minutes of the musical act when they return. WTVG must have fired having a real 'director' during the 11pm newscasts as you see cameras on talent while they're picking their nose waiting for a remote and nothing is happening except the studio camera is live. Likewise, live field reports on WTVG often have no backstory audio to go with a clip. It would appear that they load-up the AV switcher all in advance with software (?) and don't have somebody at their board all the time- automated?
I was hoping WNWO learned their lesson during the outrage in late 2019 over a good portion of that particular SNL that was missed. If I worked for NBC, I'd be complaining about this. I don't remember this happening when the control room was still in Toledo.



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