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Old 07-08-2010, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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Default INN to own KPTM news starting Sept. 6 2010

NEBRASKA/IOWA:
The Omaha World-Herald reports FOX affiliate KPTM/42 plans to outsource production of its 9 p.m. newscast, the station's only newscast, to Independent News Network beginning Sept. 6.

INN produces newscasts at its Davenport studio using content provided by local reporters and photographers, and it appears Omaha will be the largest market they serve. KPTM management would not specify how many jobs will be cut, but said the number of reporter positions would increase.

The change conceivably eliminates the need for anchors and production staff in Omaha. KPTM is owned by Titan Broadcast Group, which bought the station after longtime owner Pappas Telecasting entered bankrupty proceedings last year. (7/8/2010)


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Old 07-09-2010, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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Jeff Koteba of the omaha world herald does cartoon on this story

Opinion - Omaha.com


as the folks at

Omaha TV News

have brought up. the folks at Channel 6 aka wowt arent good at speaking certain words themselves,

but the omaha world herald wouldnt dare make fun of KMTV or WOWT or KETV 's newscasters
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:51 AM
 
Location: Tampa, Florida
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If the KMTV and WOWT have any sense, they'll be clawing and scratching to pickup Amanda Mueller, Taylor Wilson and Jenny Nowatzke (sp?). Those are three top notch reporters/anchors that could give a serious shot in the arm to those sagging stations.

Now if KETV picks one or more of them up, they will have an even more firm grasp on the #1 ratings spot.
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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Amanda Mueller, Taylor Wilson and Jenny Nowatzke at channel 3 would help their ratings. actually would bring in ratings IMO. channel 3 is dead last.


channel 7 I could see them at also.
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:46 PM
 
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What a cheap-ass joke of a station. Poop-ass telecasting would be a better name for this outfit. Omaha is way too big of a city to have such a ****ty FOX affiliate.
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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possible sign that it may not last long at kptm after next month

NorthPine.com: Streaming TV News Directory reports this



IOWA/ILLINOIS:
Grant Media's FOX 18 (KLJB Davenport) is dropping Independent News Network and switching to ABC affiliate WQAD/8 (Moline) as the source of its 9 p.m. newscast effective Sept. 6.

With the move, the station will go seven days a week by adding a Saturday 9 p.m. newscast. Kim Johnson, a veteran of stations in Duluth and Green Bay, will co-anchor the FOX 18 newscast with a yet-to-be-determined male counterpart.

Independent News Network, based in Davenport, has produced KLJB's newscast since the company's inception in 1999 and also produces newscasts for a handful of stations around the country.

Titan Broadcast Group's FOX affiliate KPTM/42 (Omaha) is due to begin using INN-produced newscasts next month. (8/10/2010)
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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I caught the last half hour of tonight's newscast. It's comical watching the anchors struggle on anything specific about Omaha or the station itself.
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Florida/Nebraska
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Gone just like that. When KPTM 1st came to Omaha, it was hard to get the free circular rabbit ears. Cable was just coming about, and without them you were pretty much SOL if you wanted to watch Fox.
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