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Murphy, Kelso Remain Enthusiastic

Image via Wikipedia   With a 0-5 start to the Buffalo Bills season going into Sunday’s game in Baltimore and more home TV blackouts on the way, fans unquestionably will be hearing more of radio play-by-play man John Murphy and analyst Mark Kelso throughout the rest of the season.  That’s ...
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Getting Nervous About Media Firings

Image by Fairfax County Public Library via Flickr   In one of the communications classes that I teach in college, I predicted Thursday that there would be a backlash against National Public Radio for firing news analyst Juan Williams (see right) for comments he made about Muslims on Fox News ...
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Ch.7 Morning Moves Weaken It Overall

Image via Wikipedia    This is what I’m thinking: * Channel 7 executives never have listened to me, so why should they start now.  I wouldn’t have blamed Bridget Blythe for the ratings disaster that is “Good Morning Western New York.” I would blame the limited resources it puts in the ...
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It Was Too Damn Hard to Find Debate

Image by Getty Images via @daylife    The sponsors of Monday’s gubernatorial debate did a lousy job explaining to local viewers where they could find Carl Paladino, Andrew Cuomo and the five people tossing out one-liners against them on television.  And the local media wasn’t much help ...
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Blythe Exits Ch. 7 Morning Program

Image by Getty Images via @daylife   Bridget Blythe is out at Channel 7, which is revising its low-rated morning program lineup once again. Starting next Monday, the new “Good Morning Western New York” team will consist of co-anchors Ginger Geoffery and Patrick Taney with Mike Randall on ...
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Lindsay Leaves for Better Weather Job

Image by Felix_Nine via Flickr   Channel 4 meteorologist Lindsay Schwarzwaelder’s reasons for leaving the top-rated station are as clear as the Buffalo sky on a beautiful fall day. She was trained at Penn State University to be a meteorologist, not a reporter. And at 25, the native of New Jersey ...
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Ch.2 Reports On Own Issues with Paladino

Image via Wikipedia   This is what I’m thinking: It is rare a television station reports on its own problems with people in the news. But Thursday night, Channel 2 reported that Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino isn’t talking to the station because he was upset about its coverage. It ...
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“Grey’s Anatomy” Back on Track

Image via Wikipedia   Early readers of stilltalkintv may recall that last season’s finale of “Grey’s Anatomy” was one of the inspirations for this blog. Former Channel 4 anchor Lisa Flynn wrote how much she liked the finale on Facebook. I commented on Facebook that I hated the episode, ...
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Paladino Fits “SNL” Profile to a Tea

Image via Wikipedia   Carl Paladino seems to be begging to be the next Tea Party candidate to be parodied on “Saturday Night Live.” The late-night program deliciously skewered the political ad in which Delaware Senate hopeful Christine O’Donnell looked in the camera and told voters “I ...
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Top 10 Look at Ratings

Image via Wikipedia   It is always more interesting to look at local TV ratings than national ones. With that in mind, here are the Top 10 things to notice from the local ratings last week –  the third week of the new season: 1) The 9 p.m. Monday premiere of Fox’s “Lie to Me” didn’t ...
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