Monday, March 16, 2009

The Madness Begins...March Madness That is...and WCPO's Good Morning Tri-State team now a-tweeting away!

Couple quickie items here:

March Madness: Well, it is March Madness time, and that means basketball all over our TV's here at Tri-State Media Watch.

WKRC-TV 12 as well as WHIO-TV 7 in Dayton both will broadcast CBS' coverage of the NCAA Tournament beginning Thursday. And that means, for the next few weeks, the prime-time schedules get messed with, particularly on Thursday and Friday nights the next 2 weeks.

While we don't have the schedule of games to be aired locally, at least in Cincy, we do know what's going to happen to Local12 News at Noon as well as First at 4 this week.

The noon newscast will be bounced to the CWCincinnati subchannel 12.2 this Thursday and Friday at its regular time. There will not be a 4pm newscast either day this week. (Something about this year's February/March sweeps, which wouldn't normally be an issue if not for that blasted DTV Feb. 17 conversion date that, for most, wasn't...)

We don't know how we missed this, but all month Local12 has been preparing viewers to make the switch to CWCincinnati for the midday news by simulcasting it on Local12 and 12.2. And it looks as though this will continue even after the first week of the tourney...

Meanwhile, the Dayton CBS affiliate looks to be planning to go with a shortened edition of NewsCenter 7 both Thursday and Friday this week.

WCPO Good Morning Tri-State team now on Twitter: We mentioned WCPO as having a twitter page for their weather team. Apparently, we forgot a couple of WCPO's Twitter names when we posted that.

Like WCPOTraffic, for example.

Or WCPO's main Twitter account.

Even John Matarese's Don't Waste Your Money segments have a Twitter home!

And here's the one Good Morning Tri-State, the station's morning show, is using. This is their talkback Twitter account, and it was just launched over the weekend.

Starting this morning, the Good Morning Tri-State team will use this to talkback to their viewers, in the stylings of CNN's Rick Sanchez (who actually started this whole revolution of news agencies tweeting), or of Local12's Doppler Tim.

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