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Old 05-28-2011, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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Channel 5 leaving its station in East Fort Worth. If the station leaves Fort Worth all together I want be tuning in. The bright side is Channel 11 is still located on the big hill in East Fort Worth.

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/05/27/3110146/channel-5-leaving-broadcast-hill.html#storylink=omni_popular (broken link)
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:20 PM
 
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I think that area is pretty iffy -- wonder if they have had security issues---and I bet it is big hassle to drive there for many of their employees who probably live in Dallas
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:31 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Tell them to move Downtown.
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:21 AM
 
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I've heard they are moving to CentrePort Business Park just south of D/FW next to American Airlines... technically still within Fort Worth city limits and on Amon Carter Boulevard... kinda fitting since he started channel 5 to begin with.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:02 AM
 
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that is easier to reach than the current location
think someone probably wants to develop their location into something more high dollar--
maybe mixed retail--
for FTW it is good location to downtown
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:27 AM
 
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The land they are on is a great location. It's a fairly secure entrance since it's a longer winding road to get to the building. They are on a higher elevation which I imagine helps with their signals and such.

However their building is quite old and throwing more and more money in it for improvements has got to be a big factor. The building isn't very large when you consider what all goes on there and it's probably come to the point where building new would be more cost effective than continuing to make changes there.

Of course, they mention in the article they want to be more centrally located and that means they need to move closer to Dallas, but not IN Dallas.

I like the character of the building they are in and hope they are somehow able to re-purpose it instead of it being torn down.....
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:09 PM
 
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The land they are on is a great location. It's a fairly secure entrance since it's a longer winding road to get to the building. They are on a higher elevation which I imagine helps with their signals and such.

However their building is quite old and throwing more and more money in it for improvements has got to be a big factor. The building isn't very large when you consider what all goes on there and it's probably come to the point where building new would be more cost effective than continuing to make changes there.

Of course, they mention in the article they want to be more centrally located and that means they need to move closer to Dallas, but not IN Dallas.

I like the character of the building they are in and hope they are somehow able to re-purpose it instead of it being torn down.....
Since they were the first TV station in the Southwest the building would have most likely been converted into an elementary school because people thought that the "television fad" wouldn't last. How long has it been since we had to switch over to HD? I know that NBC5 did a million dollar+ retrofit on the existing building.
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Old 05-29-2011, 02:35 PM
 
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Since they were the first TV station in the Southwest the building would have most likely been converted into an elementary school because people thought that the "television fad" wouldn't last. How long has it been since we had to switch over to HD? I know that NBC5 did a million dollar+ retrofit on the existing building.
It's been a couple of years I think now...they also just recently launched another digital station on 5-2 OTA. I think it's called Non Stop Nightly? It's not on UVerse yet, but I do have an HDTV where I can switch it off UVerse and see that station. I didn't watch it for long, but if they get on UVerse, I might be more inclined to catch it.
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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that is easier to reach than the current location
think someone probably wants to develop their location into something more high dollar--
maybe mixed retail--
for FTW it is good location to downtown

They need to destroy all the apartments in Woodhaven and build some high dollar condos. That area has some really big hills and developers would be more than willing to redo the entire area. Fort Worth needs to start thinking big and improving infrastructure and density.
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:14 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Tell them to move Downtown.
Or West 7th...
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