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Wyoming Station Shuts Down Colorado Subchannel

NOCO5LogoNorther Colorado 5, the Fort Collins, CO, CBS affiliate has shut down.

The CBS affiliate aired programming including news from KGWN, on the Cheyenne, WY, CBS affiliate’s digital subchannel.

“Despite the efforts of many great people and an investment over the past five years, NoCo5 concluded that it could no longer effectively serve the Northern Colorado area,” said station manager Tregg White. “We regret that all their efforts and all of our investments were simply insufficient to make this hyper-regional station a viable long-term operation. To our loyal viewers and local advertisers, we say thank you for your support.”

Fort Collins is roughly 60 miles North of Denver and 45 miles South of Cheyenne. According to The Coloradoan the station was unable to keep up with the larger and better funded stations broadcasting form nearby Denver.

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Gray Television Acquiring Yellowstone Television For $23 Million

Gray Television has agreed to acquire Yellowstone Television’s four stations for $23 million. The transaction gives Gray a total of 49 stations, reaching 7.7% of U.S. TV households.

The four stations are KGNS in Laredo, Texas; KGWN and KCHY in in Cheyenne, Wy.; and KCWY in Casper, Wy.

“This group of stations is distinguished by their demonstrated market success and commitment to their local communities. While selling the group was a difficult decision, Gray Television will provide these stations and their fine employees with tremendous opportunities to build upon their successes,” Yellowstone president Jason Wolff said in a statement.

Gary Striewski Set to Join KPRC in Houston

Gary Striewski is joining KPRC, the NBC-affiliate in Houston, according to media blogger Mike McGuff.

Since 2010, Striewski has been sports director at KGWN, the CBS-affiliate in Cheyenne. Prior to that, he was a general assignment reporter at Longmont Cable Access.

Striewski will reportedly transition from sports to news as he joins KPRC as a multimedia reporter.

In Fort Myers, WINK Adds Three New Reporters

Three new reporters are joining the ranks at Fort Myers CBS-affiliate WINK, according to the News-Press.

Florida native Stephanie Susskind (pictured) began April 18. Susskind returns to her home state from WMAZ, the CBS-affiliate in Macon, GA, where she anchored the morning newscast.

Sarah Robarge will begin at WINK in mid-May. She has been a general assignment reporter at TV3, the ABC-affiliate in Winchester, VA, since 2010.

Kristen Skovira will also join WINK this Summer. She previously anchored and produced the morning newscast at KGWN, the CBS-affiliate in Cheyenne.

How Did 27 Stations End Up With Identical Scripts For a Story About Conan O’Brien?

Conan O’Brien poked fun at content-sharing in local news this week, showing a clip on his show of several anchors repeating the same phrase — “push the envelope” — while reporting on the late night host’s plans to officiate a same-sex wedding on his show.

The original source of the copy was CBS Newspath, according to staffers at two stations featured in the clip. Although “Conan” only showed 18 stations, a search of TVEyes.com reveals that 27 stations reported the story using identical wording (a full list, including markets and affiliations, is after the jump.)

The script was tease copy for Monday’s “Eye on Entertainment” package, filed by CBS Newspath correspondent Sandra Hughes. The full version reads: “Conan O’Brien may be about to push the envelope on late night television. And British songstress Adele seems to have pushed her voice too far. CBS’ Sandra Hughes has those stories and more, in your Monday morning ‘Eye on Entertainment.’”

South Bend’s WSBT, which was featured in the Conan clip, addressed the situation on the 6 a.m. newscast this morning, calling it the “dark secret” of the news business. Read more