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WW Update4,873 posts since 6 Feb 2007
Fascinating, but just incredible overkill. Bells and whistles for the sake of bells and whistles rather than for getting out timely information. No wonder they got rid of it.
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Rkolsen2,876 posts since 20 Jan 2014
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Fascinating, but just incredible overkill. Bells and whistles for the sake of bells and whistles rather than for getting out timely information. No wonder they got rid of it.


I’m sure it was used often during its times, it’s in the heart of Tornado Alley and the station covers most of the state through either full power translators or low power ones. It makes sense to allow them to isolate the report so most of the state doesn’t get interrupted or in the very real possibility the could cover two patches.
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WW Update4,873 posts since 6 Feb 2007
Fascinating, but just incredible overkill. Bells and whistles for the sake of bells and whistles rather than for getting out timely information. No wonder they got rid of it.


I’m sure it was used often during its times, it’s in the heart of Tornado Alley and the station covers most of the state through either full power translators or low power ones. It makes sense to allow them to isolate the report so most of the state doesn’t get interrupted or in the very real possibility the could cover two patches.


Isolating reports wasn't the issue, but the overall appearance of the weather center -- with an overkill of monitors that made it look like the Starship Enterprise -- made it clear that it was a marketing tool rather than a forecasting tool.

Plenty of stations manage to provide wonderful severe weather coverage with a just a Chromakey wall.
Mouseboy332,721 posts since 10 Feb 2014
And those station


Plenty of stations manage to provide wonderful severe weather coverage with a just a Chromakey wall.

While I agree its a bit much, I do think its a bit disingenuous to say most stations can get by with a Chromakey wall. I would say most stations have a weather work area of some sort. Most are on air. Maybe a few are behind the scenes. But in Tornado Alley most stations showcase their weather sets. They are typically the centrepiece of the stations news coverage.
The main stations in Oklahoma City have huge weather sets. Not as big as the old KAKE set but quite substantial in the own right. KWTV 9 Oklahoma City has a fairly extensive set. And during live rolling coverage its literally crawling with people. Their set features the front pod. The 2 desks on either side and then another area behind the frosted glass panels. Watch the set in action. As you notice in the background they are actual working area and people are using the equipment. Not everything is set dressing.
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Rkolsen2,876 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World News
Fascinating, but just incredible overkill. Bells and whistles for the sake of bells and whistles rather than for getting out timely information. No wonder they got rid of it.


I’m sure it was used often during its times, it’s in the heart of Tornado Alley and the station covers most of the state through either full power translators or low power ones. It makes sense to allow them to isolate the report so most of the state doesn’t get interrupted or in the very real possibility the could cover two patches.


Isolating reports wasn't the issue, but the overall appearance of the weather center -- with an overkill of monitors that made it look like the Starship Enterprise -- made it clear that it was a marketing tool rather than a forecasting tool.

Plenty of stations manage to provide wonderful severe weather coverage with a just a Chromakey wall.


It sure is a marketing tool however that’s what people tune in most for - the weather. This is why stations have these sets, storm chasers, radars, and mobile radars.

However whenever there’s a tornado typically there are more than one person working behind the scenes. Yes there’s usually one at a chroma key but they are backed up but usually a second meteorologist and sometimes weather producer(s). So the space fits the purpose, for ease of use and communication it’s likely why they’re all concentrated together in the studio.
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Mouseboy332,721 posts since 10 Feb 2014
Interesting study about Local News being No1 for Information during wildfires
From TVSPY

Quote:
Research shows local television news was the No. 1 information source for people living near the recent wildfires in California.

TVB released data from recent analysis today.

“Recent wildfires that burned thousands of acres of land across California created an urgent need for reliable, real-time local reporting on everything from mandatory evacuation orders to fire safety preparedness. The California Wildfires Media Usage Study is another proof point among a multitude of research confirming local broadcast television’s continued dominant position among consumers as the most trusted and relied upon news source for potentially life-saving coverage in times of emergency,” said Steve Lanzano, TVB president and CEO.

1,553 respondents were surveyed. Interviews began Oct. 29 in Los Angeles and San Francisco and concluded Nov. 4.

The study revealed the following:.

News Source: 79% of respondents used TV station news for information about the wildfires as compared to the second highest, radio, at 47%.
Time Spent: At 2 hours and 35 minutes, respondents spent more time with local broadcast television than any other source, more than twice the time spent with radio, the second highest platform.
Trust: Local broadcast TV news assets were the most trusted source for coverage and information. 90% of respondents agreed that TV station news was the most trusted, while TV station news websites and apps were also a trusted source at 81%. Social media was the lowest at 58%.
Why Local TV Assets?
The top reason cited for watching TV station news was that respondents wanted information pertaining to their area.
The top reason cited for using TV station news websites and apps was that they trust the news from their station’s website/app.

TVB is the not-for-profit trade association of America’s local broadcast television industry.
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