Just came across Spectrum News 1 Ohio. The anchor said it is less than a week old. Appears to be modeled after the Time Warner/Spectrum NY 1 news channel in New York. What do we know about it? It seems to out Cincinnati, or do they have a local studio? Who’s running it? Who are the people on air? From what I have seen so far, their anchors and reporters are good, better than some on our local channels. Anchor said they will not focus on crime and violence stories. Repeats in roughly 30 minute blocks, much like the old all-news radio format clocks. Gee…just what our struggling TV operations need…another choice and another competitor for diminishing ad dollars. I did find an ad Spectrum posted on line for for reporters to be based in Cincinnati. Think It’s a union shop? (Bwaaahahahahaha!)
Spectrum News – The TV version of voice-tracking just with local news instead. My understanding a lot of it is coming from out of market reporters recording stories – I would not be surprised if they don’t have a local studio in Ohio to push out the content to their local cable systems or gather local coverage to be fed.