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Local News Close-Up: Birmingham Stations Make A Little Magic

Birmingham’s newsroom denizens remain hungry. It’s a competitive news battle, and an audience eager to tune in. “It’s a fun place to be in the television business,” said Susana Schuler, president-GM of WVTM. “The community is very interested in consuming a lot of local television.” Pictured: Gillian Brooks reporting for WBRC.

Telemundo To Launch In Birmingham On WBRC’s Newly Acquired LP Stations

WBRC FOX6 News, the Gray Television station serving Central Alabama, announced today that it will be launching the first-ever local Telemundo affiliation in the Birmingham market on August 31. The […]


Rural Viewers Want To Escape Atlanta Market

TV viewers in Randolph County, Ala., face a constant struggle to get local weather information. The county lies on the edge of the Atlanta and Birmingham stations’ broadcast range and most county residents can rely only on satellite or cable providers for service and that means they get only Atlanta stations, even though they are closer to Birmingham. Their frustration was most recently manifested in their inability to watch the deadly storm system creeping west to east across Alabama on April 27. They had to keep an eye out for news on a ticker running across the bottom of the screen of Atlanta weather stations rather than choosing from among Alabama broadcasts of wall-to-wall tornado coverage.