Veteran media industry executive Byron Grandy moves from WNCN Raleigh, N.C., to lead KDVR, KWGN and their related websites and mobile applications.
The FCC commissioners signaled Wednesday (June 12) that they have voted in favor of a proposal to modify the satellite markets of KDVR, KCNC, KMGH and KUSA, all Denver, to include a so-called orphan county in Colorado that had been receiving out-of-state TV station signals from Dish Network and DirecTV due to the way the Nielsen market was drawn up.
AlertMe, an audience engagement tool for online content publishers, announced a successful pilot with Tribune Broadcasting’s KDVR Denver (DMA 17). An AlertMe button at the bottom of stories enables the station’s Fox31 website visitors to click-to-follow any story, allowing users to get updates on specific stories via email or text when new information is published. This […]
These days, staying competitive means more than just refreshing the faces reading the news. That has forced not only television stations but all news media to experiment with digital formats and other types of engagement as viewers — particularly younger ones — melt away from traditional delivery methods and turn toward mobile and online consumption.
Boulder police used a helicopter shared by four Denver stations to help catch a shooting suspect during a manhunt. Some say the arrangement falls into a grey area of media ethics.
With the entry of Tribune’s Denver Fox affiliate KDVR into the 11 a.m. local news contest, the competition for tenths of a rating point is becoming more intense.
Tribune’s Fox affil KDVR Denver will launch a weekday 11 a.m. newscast beginning April 11 and start its morning newscast, Good Day Colorado, a half-hour earlier at 4:30 a.m.
High winds causing a power outtage shortly before the 5 p.m. newscast didn’t stop Tribune’s Denver Fox affiliate KDVR from putting on a show Thursday evening. They went old-school, just short of candelabras on the anchor desk.
Tribune brings in the former president of Sunflower Broadcasting to lead the Fox-CW operations in Colorado.
This spring, three Denver TV stations installed news directors from out of state, all of them women. All have proven ratings success elsewhere. Two face the task of restoring morale at beaten, battered newsrooms. None believes that gender plays a role in journalistic decision making.
Peter Maroney, a veteran general manager who guided Tribune’s Denver Fox affiliate KDVR and CW affil KWGN to stability after a particularly rough period, will retire effective June 26. “I have decided to do some other things in my life,” Maroney said.
The switch from KMGH to Fox’s KDVR takes effect on Sept. 8.
He will leave Tribune’s Fox-CW duopoly in Denver when his contract expires next week after three years as news director.
A certain corner of Denver TV is seeing sudden turnover. Why are they fleeing Fox O&O KDVR and co-owned CW affil KWGN? Either it’s a terrific springboard to bigger things or there’s some malfunction at the sister stations.
Denver Fox affiliate KDVR has retracted a report that the grandson of a prominent gunmaker was detained for questioning by authorities after rival KUSA uncovered details that indicate the story was a hoax.