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By adamg - 3/4/20 - 10:44 am
WBZ shows how to make your own hand gel, WHDH says that's dangerous

The WTFDIC Hour noticed contrasting tweets from WBZ and WHDH on making your own alcohol-infused gel now that you can't buy the factory-made stuff at local stores any longer.

By adamg - 1/18/20 - 11:52 pm
Steve Cooper with snacks

WHDH's Steve Cooper always goes into snow battle prepared with snacks, but as Tim shows us tonight up in Andover, he seemed prepared for 2015-level snowfall: He pulled a sled loaded with Ding Dongs and Twinkies.

By adamg - 12/3/19 - 10:29 am
Sciacca

With his staff approaching an asymptote of zero, longtime Herald Editor Joe Sciacca reports that after 37 years at the Herald, he's leaving for a job as enterprise editor at WHDH: Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/19 - 9:27 am
Steve Cooper with golf club and ball on Channel 7

Shortly after 9 a.m. WHDH's Steve Cooper visually summed up his entire morning: He pointed to snow, shoveled some of it as he stood atop a snow mound, took some snow out of the shovel, made a snowball and tossed it at the camera, then swung the shovel to toss the rest of his snow, got off the snow mound, showed us Scooper, the snowman he'd built (with the help of a viewer who brought a carrot for his nose) and then got out a golf ball and club and a tee, and hit the ball as he yelled "FORE!" into an empty parking lot.

By adamg - 1/19/19 - 11:19 pm
Steve Cooper on WHDH

WHDH's Steve Cooper reported from Andover tonight with a snow shovel, an umbrella, a 40-lb. bag of salt, a box of Devil Dogs and a box of Twinkies.

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By adamg - 11/15/18 - 9:49 pm
Six WHDH reporters in little boxes

Darryl Houston spotted WHDH exercising its snow-box system tonight, with a cute little six-boxer. The Boston TV record stands at 17 reporters, weatherpeople and a random kid named Bobby on screen at once; is this the season we truly become world class and break the 20 barrier?

By adamg - 3/13/18 - 9:58 am
12 heads in boxes on WHDH

As Kate shows us, Channel 7 had a nice opening gambit with a screen showing 12 reporters and weather people in little boxes. Will we see a station break Channel 25's record of 17 heads on a screen, set in the January nor'easter? Or will Channel 25 round up some kids at a local sledding hill to maintain their dominance?

By adamg - 3/7/18 - 11:54 pm
Steve Cooper with more food

Just ask Channel 7's Steve Cooper. Thomas Sullivan took the screen capture - we were too busy watching Channel 4's Eric Fisher holding a snowball the size of his head, while in the studio, squeezing water out of it all over the floor.

Earlier:
Cooper has a thing for Devil Dogs.

By adamg - 12/9/17 - 11:28 pm
Steve Cooper with Devil Dogs

Local TV stations covered our first snowstorm of the season just like you'd expect: Reporters stood by the side of highways (I-93 in Andover seemed especially popular today for some reason), made snowballs, cleared off cars, climbed snow mounds and stuck rulers in the snow.

And then there was Steve Cooper on Channel 7. Not only was he next to I-93 in Andover, he reported while wearing snow shoes and goggles and holding ski poles - except for the moment captured by KMV, when he swapped out the snow poles for boxes of Devil Dogs and other pastries.

By adamg - 4/14/17 - 9:00 am

WGBH won $218.7 million and WHDH $162.1 million, in a federal auction in which they agreed to move or shut down their on-air frequencies so that wireless providers can get more bandwidth.

WGBH's money comes from its decision to move both WGBH and WGBY in Springfield to different frequencies. WHDH owner Ed Ansin will take his money for just shutting down Channel 56's current frequency - although WLVI will live on in a "channel share" arrangement with WHDH. Read more.

By adamg - 3/14/17 - 5:29 pm
16 Channel 5 reporters and weather people on screen at once

As we've been breathlessly reporting all day, some local TV stations have waged a relentless battle today to see who could get the most on-air personnel on a screen at one time. Channel 7 threw down the opening gauntlet with an "8-box" (i.e., 8 reporters in little boxes at once), Channel 25 briefly got in the action with a 9-box, but then Channel 7 knocked them out with an 11-box - before Channel 5 topped them with a 12-box. Channel 7 caught up, but now it really looks like WCVB is determined to end this thing once and for all: Around 5 p.m., Channel 5 Executive Producer Scott Isaacs posted this screen capture of a screen-dominating 16-box display.

By adamg - 3/14/17 - 9:07 am
Eight reporters in the snow

No, we probably won't break any snowfall amounts, but could we break the record for the most number of TV reporters crammed onto a single screen?

John Zaremba captured this "8-box" on WHDH this morning. Who can top that? And will any of our local stations approach the 24-box an Atlanta station managed in 2014? Good luck, we're all counting on you.

UPDATE: Channel 7 ramps it up to 11, but channel 5 goes "in your face!" and cranks it up to 12. Channel 7 then responds! See down in the comments.

By adamg - 2/9/17 - 12:51 pm

WBZ's Bill Shields was standing at Plymouth Rock around 12:30 p.m., after he had been forced to put on goggles because of the high winds. He began shuffling to show us something. "Jesus!" he exclaimed, as the wind almost knocked him over.

Meanwhile, down in Sandwich, WBZ's Beth Germano and NBC Boston's Susan Tran both struggled not to be swept out into the angry sea. Tran brought a large yellow scarf with her to hold aloft to prove that it was, in fact, windy. Dan Hausle, also on a beach in Sandwich, picked up some flotsam, or possibly jetsam.

WCVB's David Bienick was standing by at the Charlton rest stop on the turnpike, where he scooped out some snow with his hand before running after some guy getting in his car to ask him, in so many words, what kind of idiot he was. WCVB later showed us a viewer photo of a ruler stuck in the snow, followed by another viewer photo of a patio table covered by snow.

By adamg - 8/30/16 - 9:14 pm

Susan Tran, who has been known to wave a knife and wield a pickax on air, is jumping from WHDH to evil archenemy NBC Boston, the Boston Business Journal reports.

By adamg - 8/16/16 - 5:43 pm

The Herald reports WHDH is saying enough with this NBC nonsense and will start airing 87 hours of news a week in January - when it loses its NBC affiliation.

News-weary Channel 7 viewers will get a break between 8 and 9 p.m., when the station will air "Family Feud."

By adamg - 8/12/16 - 11:54 pm

The two settled their differences a few hours ago, so now local DirecTV customers can watch the rest of NBC's Olympic coverage.

By adamg - 3/10/16 - 3:00 pm

WBZ reports Sunbeam Television, which owns WHDH, has sued Comcast over the company's's plans to strip it of its NBC affiliation and start up its own NBC station in the Bostonish area, using a transmitter actually located in New Hampshire - Sunbeam says that's an anti-trust violation and deceptive. Read more.

By adamg - 2/18/16 - 11:10 am

New England One reports WHDH is joining WCVB in adding a 7 p.m. newscast, so you can catch up on all the news you missed at 4:30 , 5, 5:30 and 6.

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