All Denver Media to share one chopper

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jimmnn

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If others did not see the article in today's paper the Denver Post is reporting that KCNC will join KUSA and KMGH who have already been sharing a single helicopter since Jan 2009.

Breaking news situations will be a single feed from the air.

So much for those days when you could have 4 TV's set up (as I do) and watch four separate feeds during breaking news.

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Well I hope the chopper doesn't get grounded for mechanical or anything stations would be fighting over missing a big event.
 

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In Boston Channel 25 WFXT Fox and WBZ 4 CBS recently combined choppers.

That leaves

Channel 5 WCVB ABC
Channel 7 WHDH NBC

And the traffic helicopter which provides traffic information for all of the media (Westwood/Metro Systems).

Ideally it would be nice it there were 2 media helos in a market that way one can cover another scene. But since most news stations cover the same events :-( its counter productive.
 
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