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Old 02-11-2010, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Leesburg, VA
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Anyone watch this station's newscast lately? For the last several days they have been broadcasting their newscasts from the newsroom.

Did their news set suffer from a roof collapse or are they just remodeling it? Anyone know?
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Western Maryland
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We do watch NBC-25 for local news and weather (Lou Scally...our local celebrity!). They mentioned that they are making some "changes" in the news room...and I suppose all will be revealed in due time. I've also noticed some changes in the station "logo" and new ads featuring the news teams...they can use a bit of updating.
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Martinsburg, West Virginia
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Anyone watch this station's newscast lately? For the last several days they have been broadcasting their newscasts from the newsroom.

Did their news set suffer from a roof collapse or are they just remodeling it? Anyone know?
I noticed it too!!! Like now they refer to it as "WHAG Hagerstown" instead of "NBC 25", they way it used to be called. I like the fact that they are changing some things around, such as the sets. Like WVBurn said, they really do need an upgrade. When I watch the NBC channel in DC, then flip back to 25, it's like a flashback to the 90's or something. Not being critical, but change is good, and I'm glad they are making some changes. I wish them luck with their new look!!! -mmccul
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Leesburg, VA
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Default NBC 25 Changes

I have answers. I don't know the why- maybe NBC 25 wanted to distance themselves from NBC and that network's horrible ratings as of late or maybe they just wanted to emulate WRC NBC 4 in DC. But the station stopped using NBC 25 in their on air liners, logo and promos.

Instead they are using the station's call letters. So now when you watch their news cast you see WHAG and the NBC logo in the corner of the screen instead of NBC 25. It takes some getting used to.

The news set has been touched up as well- the NBC 25 logo has been removed and replaced by the WHAG and NBC logo on the anchor desk and wall behind the anchor desk. The wall behind the anchor desk appears to be some type of window that shows a bank of tv monitors behind it, which looks weird.

The station has also updated their music (sounds like WRC's) and graphics package. I think their color scheme for the graphics has too much orange in it for my taste- they need more blue and gold.

Interesting updates though. I will still be calling the station NBC 25 though.
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Falling Waters, WV
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I noticed it too!!! Like now they refer to it as "WHAG Hagerstown" instead of "NBC 25", they way it used to be called. I like the fact that they are changing some things around, such as the sets. Like WVBurn said, they really do need an upgrade. When I watch the NBC channel in DC, then flip back to 25, it's like a flashback to the 90's or something. Not being critical, but change is good, and I'm glad they are making some changes. I wish them luck with their new look!!! -mmccul
I noticed this too also during the day when they do the news break they announce it before they just had it.
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Martinsburg
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No roof collapse. Just station updating and remodeling.
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Western Maryland
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We are finally getting used to the new "big city" look of WHAG...it's a nice change...now if they would just get some HD cameras! Since this is the West Virginia board, we should say that this news station has Gov. Manchin on the news as much and probably more than our Gov. O'Malley!
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:50 AM
 
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WHAG had to change mainly because of competition and for the first time in many years its something they are facing.

I have heard rumors that Winchester, Virginia's ABC 3 may be coming to satellite and cable in the Eastern Panhandle by the end of the year ( they are already doing more Martinsburg area stories ) plus their on-air product was actually better than what WHAG had prior to the change such as weathergal Lauryn Rickets they managed to get from FOX. Yeah WHAG had to change.

http://www.tv3winchester.com/

Does anybody in Martinsburg remember the old FOX 60? I can only imagine what they would be like today...and WHAG had FOX 60 been a success.

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Old 02-18-2010, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Leesburg, VA
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If ABC 3 is ramping up to take on NBC 25 that is good news for us viewers. If they are planning to appear on cable and satellite later in the year- that is even better. I for one don't mind having duplicate network affiliates on my cable/satellite line up- to guard against local preemptions of network programming.
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:35 PM
 
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If ABC 3 is ramping up to take on NBC 25 that is good news for us viewers. If they are planning to appear on cable and satellite later in the year- that is even better. I for one don't mind having duplicate network affiliates on my cable/satellite line up- to guard against local preemptions of network programming.
Yesterday in Inwood I saw a van in the parking lot of the local Food Lion that said "ABC 3 Winchester Eyewitness News". Granted they haven't used that name on the air yet but if thats in the cards for them I can now see why the change at NBC 25 WHAG since both stations are owned by the biggies of TV. Hagerstown's NBC 25 by Nexstar and Winchester's ABC 3 by Gray Television

Between the two biggest cities in the area ( Hagerstown and Winchester ) this may get very interesting for Martinsburg area TV viewers who are right in the center of this.

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