Building its fortunes and audience with a lot of local programming, the channel grew in popularity during the 1960s and 1970s. “We’re really thrilled with how it’s going,” Millar explained during a recent telephone interview from his Toronto office. “We had to pick a number for allocation purposes,” Millar recalls with a chuckle. Sept. 1, 2009 the revamped CHCH was launched, with a new “Your Superstation” moniker and a new on-air look inspired by a logo from the past. Wood is an anchor and reporter for KATU-TV in Portland, OR. “I’m very pleased to see it like that — and to be still a part of it.”, “There’s a big difference now,” echoes camera/microwave operator Nick Garbutt, another senior staff member. or. To connect with Brian, sign up for Facebook today. All expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Toronto During the past two decades, increased competition and changes in ownership and on-air IDs — TV 11, ONtv, CH, E!, CHCH News — were accompanied by a steady stream of budget cuts and staff reductions that eventually gutted the station. Suddenly, we were important again.”. Copyright owned or licensed by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited. “The progress, over two years, has been fairly steady. Although ratings for Morning Live First Edition are still minuscule — about 1,000 viewers each day — Millar is willing to be patient. Hobbit Movie News. View the profiles of people named Brian Wood. The Jackson/Hunter Street home of Hamilton TV station CHCH seem a lot happier and more upbeat these days. Sports Teams . Toronto Star articles, please go to: It’s going well in terms of the new shows we’ve launched. In fact, CHCH’s newscasts usually rank third, behind CTV and Global, and sometimes even outperform Global enough to land in second place. Add a Biography. As well as satellite distribution across Canada, CHCH has transmitters that beam its now-digital signal directly over the air into such markets as Ottawa, Windsor, London, Barrie-Orillia and Kitchener-Waterloo. It’s relevant from the Humber River to the Niagara River. The rest of Toronto’s weather forecasters — including those on mo Other. Athletes. Television. Richie McCaw. I don't have a TV so watch on my computer. Wood graduated from the University of Washington with an honors degree in Political Science and Communications. Chester S 4: Ep 8 Jennifer and the Will. to colleagues, clients or customers, or inquire about Log In. But it’s centred on Hamilton.”. He has also anchored and reported at KIRO-TV in Seattle, Washington, and KLAS-TV in Las Vegas, Nevada. And although the balance of CHCH’s schedule may not be breaking ratings records, the shows are managing to hold their own. Numbers from BBM, Canada’s ratings service, bear that out. To order copies of The new show means CHCH now airs 84 hours of local programming each week, a milestone the station trumpets as more hours than any other local television station in North America. Favorites. I did email them today but don't know if they will reply. Being independent again, decisions get made right away, here rather than at ‘corporate.’ Because this is ‘corporate’ now.”. [10] He grew up in Bellevue, Washington, and attended Interlake High School. Dirty Rottens Inc Fans Page. “My analogy for a long time was that CHCH was like a tiara that somebody had painted with green paint,” Millar quips. It’s a Hamilton station. CHCH TV’s veteran weatherman Brian Wood meets the society’s minimal weathercaster standards but isn’t a qualified M-man. 12/25/81. The station’s overall reach certainly has that potential. The deal saw Channel Zero assume the assets and, more significant, the considerable fiscal liabilities of both stations. “All we did was kind of peel the paint off and go, ‘Wow! It expanded local programming with this fall’s launch of Morning Live First Edition, a 90-minute show that hits the air weekdays at 4 a.m. Brian Wood (letthegoodtimesroll) is on Facebook. We were the centre of their universe. It was wear your Halloween costume to work day. is free for everyone this Remembrance Day. No biography is available for Brian Wood. “It’s nice to be at a place now that is expanding and growing and hiring, rather than one that is imploding,” confides Brian Wood, a veteran on-air personality. No biography is available for Brian Wood. It’s going well in terms of viewership. “But we also haven’t forgotten our roots. After all, he says, CHCH’s resurrection has really been a simple process. The story of CHCH-TV has been one of tremendous ups and downs. Star Newspapers Limited and/or its licensors. But CHCH has kept “comfort movies” as its evening/weekend centrepiece. Credits. Does anyone know why the CHCH live stream is down so often? CHCH’s 6 p.m. newscast often pulls in anywhere from 100,000 to 140,000 viewers per night in the Toronto-Hamilton extended market. Wood has earned four Emmy awards and several AP and Society of Professional Journalists awards for his reporting on, among other subjects, the Green River Killer,[9] the deadly immigrant smuggling on container ships from Hong Kong and the sinking of the Interstate 90 floating bridge in November 1990. According to figures obtained from CHCH, the station has 141 full-time jobs on its payroll now, roughly a 20 per cent increase from the 117 full-timers in 2009. . The ABC Afterschool Special . Sign Up. “We thought it was so cool to buy Channel 11 for $11.”. [1][2] From 2002 to 2008 he was the main anchor and managing editor at WMAR-TV in Baltimore, Maryland.[3]. It’s going well in terms of the team in Hamilton. It’s been a little more than two years since a small, relatively unknown Toronto-based media company named Channel Zero Inc. breathed new life into CHCH, bringing the beleaguered station back from the brink of broadcast extinction. In 1982, it expanded its horizons further, becoming a superstation distributed across Canada via satellite. Although ratings for Morning Live First Edition are still minuscule — about 1,000 viewers each day — Millar is willing to be patient. This fall, the American content grew some more with two new drama series — Hart Of Dixie and The Secret Circle — along with The Insider, a nightly entertainment-news show. From 2002 to 2008 he was the main anchor and managing editor at WMAR-TV in Baltimore, Maryland. permissions/licensing, please go to: It’s going well in terms of the kind of programming we’re doing. Biography. “Nobody’s getting rich over night, but we’re making money.”. Republication or distribution of this content is Do not upload anything which you do not own or are fully licensed to upload. It even went well in the digital transition, the million-dollar-plus investment we made in new transmitters across the province.”. Join Facebook to connect with Brian Wood and others you may know. The total cash price of the deal: $12 — which included an $11 price tag for CHCH. “We are in four million homes across Ontario and 7.5 million homes across Canada. Wood is an anchor and reporter for KATU-TV in Portland, OR. Guest Star (8) Role. “We were all thinking we were going to lose our jobs. For the CHCH news team, it was an exhilarating vote of confidence. “People thought it was just a plastic throwaway for years. “We’re sustainable at this point,” says Millar. Petrol Head. Brian Wood is an American journalist. “As you can imagine, there was a lot of excitement,” CHCH executive producer John McKenna said during an interview inside the station’s newsroom. His work during the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan was featured in The Seattle Times.[8]. WKRP in Cincinnati. Movies. He has been writing about TV and other media for more than 20 years. The idea is to allow families to investigate their military history. Both the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts regularly beat out those from CBC, CP24 and Citytv. 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