Forget traffic reporting, aim for network job

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Some quick notes and links to end the week …

> If case you’ve been living under a rock, WKMG is having tryouts for its new traffic reporter. Hal Boedeker of the Sentinel blogs about the finalists.

> Hey, forget traffic reporting — maybe you should be a network correspondent? The South Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is presenting a seminar on Saturday in Miami called, "How to Break into Network News … and Stay There." Susan Candiotti of CNN and Mark Potter of NBC will be on hand to provide the skinny. Click here for information.

> So, we’ve reached another sweeps and still WFTV (and little sister WRDQ) are the only O-Town stations broadcasting the news in HD? What Central Florida station will be next? WESH’s sister, KCRA-NBC 3 in Sacramento, started HD news recently — using the same exact set WESH has now. WFTV seems to be setting the standard for the Cox chain, as its little sister in Charlotte, WSOC-ABC 9, started its HD broadcasts last week. The new sets at WKMG and WOFL look like they’re HD ready. OK, after saying all that, I’m putting my money on WESH for the fall.

> Stan Knott, the GM at Fox’s O-Town dupoly of WOFL-Fox 35 and WRWB-My65, likes having the Magic on his station, says the Orlando Sentinel’s Jerry Greene. Of course, like just about everything in primetime on My65, the Magic are getting canceled, too.

> Do you like Family Guy? If so, you’ll be excited that you’ll be seeing more of it on WOFL-Fox 35. The station has signed on to carry re-runs of the cartoon comedy starting in the fall.

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