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Evolution of Cable TV Channels.

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organman95
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Re: Evolution of Cable TV Channels.

Post by organman95 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:50 pm

The first broadcast on The Weather Channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlJ4WAVFYOQ



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MWmetalhead
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Re: Evolution of Cable TV Channels.

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:54 pm

Under Byron Allen's ownership, this obviously has not happened at all. They received quite a bit of backlash for not covering the tornado in Dayton last Memorial Day that caused lots of damage, injured some people, and even killed one woman. It wouldn't surprise me if happens again this year, with another dangerous storm.
That tornado was an EF-3 if I'm not mistaken, and it was long track to boot.

The fact a storm of that severity hitting a fairly large city was not covered live is a complete disgrace.


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Re: Evolution of Cable TV Channels.

Post by Willie108 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:34 pm

But The Weather Channel will give you 32 radar views of a piddly little shower in Atlanta.



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Some Guy from Toledo
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Re: Evolution of Cable TV Channels.

Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:08 pm

Speaking of early cable, I'm reminded I have two playlists filled of classic cable TV ranging from the 70's to the 90's.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 2C11903494
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... X2JHxpDU1R
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... AT3Spu_YT-
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Re: Evolution of Cable TV Channels.

Post by radioandtventhusiast » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:08 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:54 pm
Under Byron Allen's ownership, this obviously has not happened at all. They received quite a bit of backlash for not covering the tornado in Dayton last Memorial Day that caused lots of damage, injured some people, and even killed one woman. It wouldn't surprise me if happens again this year, with another dangerous storm.
That tornado was an EF-3 if I'm not mistaken, and it was long track to boot.

The fact a storm of that severity hitting a fairly large city was not covered live is a complete disgrace.
Agreed. I remember back in 2014 when The Weather Channel said that they were the only weather outlet to tell the whole story and that DirecTV dropping them would be a threat to public safety. When DirecTV finally dropped them, there was an extreme backlash on their social media feeds. I miss the Weather Channel of the '80s, 90's and 2000s.



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