Monday, June 01, 2009


Channel #11 on the box
Always one of my favorites. The news is fun and with no hype. They always dedicate time to kids programming, movies, and regular shows. Yankees and Mets games have been a staple for decades. They focus on the teen/tween market and have done it successfully with shows I won't watch lie America's Top Model, 90210, and Gossip Girl. Back in the day I would watch Buffy and Angel on this channel but they wee more realistic then the slew of teen angst dramas currently on.

Started in 1948.
Broadcast nearly every NY sports team from the baseball Giants to the football Giants and hockey, basketball, marathons, and others.
Showed classic programming most of the 80s like Three Stooges, The Little Rascals, and Laurel and Hardy.
Hippie favorite of mine The Magic Garden, no judgment please I was a child.
Knocked off the air on September 11, 2001 and had image of Twin Towers burning frozen on screen all that day.
In 1995 they became WB11 with the takeover by Warner Brothers.
In 2006 they became CW11 with the merger of CBS and Warner Brothers.


Hip Shows - Supernatural and Smallville.

News - Kaity Tong has been on this station for decades and is both fun, professional and well respected. Recently when fellow anchor Jim Watkins started blogging she literally rolled her eyes and dismissed is new venture but with the popularity of the blog she finally gave in and started her own blog. Trying to keep up with the new media while keeping up credibility has been this news team's strongest part.

Trying to Hard - The new 90210 was sort of successful so a new Melrose's Place is coming. Gossip Girl is unwatchable but they promote it like it was Shakespeare via text message.

Logo in corner of course with pop-ups during the shows. National and local ads, lots of self-promotion.

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