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mick from hear

Rome, NY

#1 Sep 12, 2011
wow what a difference from wktv's tired looking set. time for wktv to spend some money for a change.
ChM

Rome, NY

#2 Sep 12, 2011
But... But... WKTV just changed their graphics and call themselves more experienced!

Seriously, it only took me one minute to be converted. It's nice to actually have a high def local newscast.
Hamhock Lady

New Hartford, NY

#3 Sep 12, 2011
I'm sorry I missed it. Gotta catch it later.
Talkie

Rome, NY

#4 Sep 12, 2011
wow how refreshing is this! The set doesn't look local the weather guy has some humor to him reporters need some work along with some of the camera work buy all together not to shabby
mick from hear

Rome, NY

#5 Sep 12, 2011
wktv looks so mid 90's right now. wutr's graphics are so,so much better and modern looking. the weather man may take some getting used too though.
WUTR for ME

Utica, NY

#6 Sep 12, 2011
I LOVE it. It's their first show and you can see a HUGE difference in professionalism with the anchors and reporters. They're not all giddy. Plus, the graphics and set blow away KTV's. God Bless WUTR for bringing some competition.

I hope WKTV is pissed.

And who knew Caroline Gable was such an awesome anchor?? Not to mention that she is absolutely gorgeous.

I just wish they had a dedicated website instead of the cnyhomepage.com thing.
johnny meatballs

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Sep 12, 2011
Anybody know what hd ch this is on in the Rome market?
mick from hear

Rome, NY

#8 Sep 12, 2011
anybody notice all the ex wktv people working there. steve merren, jerry walsh, rich lupin
mick from hear

Rome, NY

#9 Sep 12, 2011
mick from hear wrote:
anybody notice all the ex wktv people working there. steve merren, jerry walsh, rich lupia
i need to learn to type better
Anonymous

Moravia, NY

#10 Sep 12, 2011
Much better then KTV, Looks like WUTR will finally have a chance at #1.
Wow

Utica, NY

#11 Sep 12, 2011
UTR blew KTV right out of the water right out of the gate...the first night and it seemed like they've been around for years...can only get better each night...no more "most experienced news team " for me...keep up the good work Steve & Jerry...
hoodwinked

United States

#12 Sep 12, 2011
Respectable debut. Can they, will they set a higher standard of news reporting over the long haul? We'll see.
Looks sharp, but set and graphics do little to reinforce that it's local... Probably identical to what runs in all the cities?
bruin

United States

#13 Sep 12, 2011
No sports report?
ChM

Rome, NY

#14 Sep 12, 2011
Nope. Ktv still wins on sports, and they'll prolly make a killing in local sports. That's pretty important to parents. I'd like to see a 5 am newscast so I don't have to deal with the ship man and the forehead anymore.
Level 3

Since: Sep 11

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#15 Sep 12, 2011
bruin wrote:
No sports report?
very good question? I watched the broadcast and found it hard to believe that they forgot this? maybe on the 11 oclock report....
WUTR Rocks

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Sep 12, 2011
johnny meatballs wrote:
Anybody know what hd ch this is on in the Rome market?
Over The Air 20.1 - a digital scan should pick it up with a quality antenna.

I concur with other commenters. WKTV just crapped their collective pants. As far as the sports thing, give it time and they may add it in. I personally like a newscast without the sports, but I can fully understand why it should be included. I am done with WKTV.
Level 3

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#17 Sep 12, 2011
truth42 wrote:
<quoted text>very good question? I watched the broadcast and found it hard to believe that they forgot this? maybe on the 11 oclock report....
well another observation here, remember the old wutr? they could not compete at all thats why they went under, so good old merrin says now is the time? for what? they had ship man then and went under regardless of the people working there or the viewership or ratings? these idiots make no sense!

Level 1

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#18 Sep 12, 2011
TOM COYNE where are ya loser??!!

WUTR ROCKS!!!!!! Much more interesting, local news, if i want out of town news i can watch channel 5 or 10.......... block me now wktv.....
disgusted

New Hartford, NY

#19 Sep 12, 2011
hands hands hands not necessary to be used for expression during a news report, need to tone that down a bit
Comment 101

Utica, NY

#20 Sep 12, 2011
Very nice for the first night. Caroline looks like she had a total make-over. She probably has always been good, but her hands were tied before. The sports thing has me a bit confused. Maybe they could drop in a national sports brief for now. But they need a sports staff soon. This is a bad part of year to avoid sports. Most of the staff seems mature, the weather needs a bit of finishing.

I fear that their staff is very limited and that could be a problem. Time will tell, but a variable in talent is needed to avoid boredom. Let's hope they have a 24 hour news staff. Way to much happens in the night. WKTV has for way too long avoided this.

Overall I give them a B-, but I think this will get better. I for one am willing to see gradual improvement.

And hey, ever seen a station without Carbone's? That alone is my reward. Will it last ??

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