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Friday, October 07, 2011

KPRC 2's 10pm newscast replaced partially with MSNBC

If you were looking to watch KPRC Local 2's 10pm newscast Thursday night, instead you got MSNBC.

According to a viewer post on the station's official Facebook wall, an on air crawl stated:

"The 10pm newscast will air in it's entirety as soon as the problem is resolved. We apologize for the delay. Local 2 is experiencing technical difficulties."

KPRC 2 had no official posts on Facebook or Twitter about these technical issues, but the viewers certainly did. They stormed the KPRC 2 wall with comments like:

"Another anchor is pregnant!!! #technical difficulties"

"KPRC should at least update it's Facebook page reflecting the issue."

"I am outraged that MSNBC is being broadcast rather than the local 10 pm news! I do not like MSNBC! If I wanted to watch MSNBC, I would do so! I only watch Channel 2 for the local news personnel, not the network vidiots! I will cease to watch the local news if I can't count on actually seeing it!"

Then when the news came on after about 20 minutes:

"Finally!!!! MSNBC was torture!"

"‎21 minutes late but better than never."

As I've stated before, technical difficulties are a fact of life in the TV business. Based on how many systems are tied together in the television world, I'm surprised stations don't have more issues.

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