The nba forced WGN america to cut back on the bulls games a few years ago. But the MLB has let them show lot's of CUBS and SOX games with loose blackout rules for years.nmetro said:I remember when WGN was an independent super station. If you lived in the midwest, and in a market with no independents, WGN and WTTV (Indianapolis) were nice additions. As was WXIX from Cincinnati. But, then came "networks" first FOX, took care of WTTV and WXIX, then the WB, later CW, forced WGN to dorp the WB blcok and send out two uplinks. One for Chicago, one for everyone else. which became WGN America. The 9 O'Clock News was great to watch; Tom Skillings did a great job with the weather. The news was sloly being dropped and it is sad to see it go. I am guessing the Cubs won't be available come baseball season. If so, then they might as well call it teh Tribiune Network, making it just another cable channel of reruns and marathon blocks.
A few years ago WGN America dropped the various local Chicago programming, it was most obvious around Christmas time. No midnight mass, no Bozo and retrospective specials specials and no "Hardrock, Coco and joe".
For Chicago expatriates, that would be a hard one along with Susy Snowflake.nmetro said:A few years ago WGN America dropped the various local Chicago programming, it was most obvious around Christmas time. No midnight mass, no Bozo and retrospective specials specials and no "Hardrock, Coco and joe".
+1 !!Phil T said:Now WGN-America is no different then the 500 other cable channels. The local news set them apart from the others. I used to like to watch the "Superstations". WGN, WTBS, WPIX, WSBK, KTLA and KWGN to see the different local news from all over the country. Now they are all gone and we get all the same crap on every cable channel. CNN and Fox News have gone the way of the Weather Channel with everything but news.
I along with you I enjoyed watching the local news feeds. When I had my BUD (12 foot Paraclipse Dish) I used to subscribe to all the superstations just to watch local news. I remember watching those LA Freeway car chases on KTLA. Not much local news left.WB4CS said:+1 !!
Call me weird, but I've always enjoyed watching "local" news from other cities.
Another Roku channel with Live local newsfeeds is Nowhere TV. It's currently a private channel but can be added very easily online.loudo said: