6am and 7am April 4, 2016…

Early observations…

-We need more imaging between ABC and the local news.  It’s almost invisible now and we don’t stand.  It certainly doesn’t have to be the 1.42 we had before, but we need a real open that grabs attention as we switch from local to national.

-Most stations cut ABC at :03 and db the spots so that they can start immediately after the main body of the newscast.  Can we do that?  That would buy some time to add a show open and get into things even quicker, and the network spots would not get in the way.

-We have two shows in one, as Dylan leads off the hour and then Tim comes in after sports with weather and then the magazine segments.   It would be better to have Tim lead off the hour and throw to Dylan as anchor, and then come back to do the magazine segments.   That way the listener will know clearly that there is a team here.

-Its great to have some reporter voices in the news!  But we can’t have the same reporter (Julie Thompson) on two different stories in the same newscast.  It sounds really small.  Are there any other voices available?

-An interview should be maybe 5 minutes long, max.  I think the mayor was 20?  He should be part of but not all of one magazine segment.

-We need more update in the second half hour.  See clocks below…


Clocks, originals per Dylan’s plan, and from today’s monitor…

7am as planned:

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7am as run…160404_kgnc_newsday_7a_720