Five Oklahoma City Stations Roll Out ATSC 3.0

KOCO, KFOR, KOKH, KOCB and KAUT began broadcasting Thursday with NextGen TV technology.

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News Directors Get Inspired At Station Summit

Two local TV news directors and a general manager attended the Promax Station Summit last month in Las Vegas. After you read what they have to say about it, this may start a trend. “I am really glad I went,” said one. “To me, having both the news director and creative services director there to hear the same information is key,” said another. “I was taking notes like a fiend.”

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KFOR Anchor Resigns Amid Sexting Scandal

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KFOR Names Studio After Linda Cavanaugh

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KFOR Oklahoma City Rebrands Itself

KFOR, the Tribune NBC affiliate in Oklahoma City, has relaunched with a new tornado resistant studio and will now call itself Oklahoma News 4.

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KFOR Wins 7 ‘Bests’ From Okla. Broadcasters

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KFOR Goes Big And Corny For A-Maze-ing Event

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Fire Briefly Disrupts KFOR Morning Broadcast

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KFOR Ups 25-Year Station Vet To Sports Director

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Driver Sentenced In Death Of Okla. City Sportscaster

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KFOR Leads Oklahoma City Social Media

Tribune-owned NBC affil KFOR holds the lead spot among local media on social according to data from Shareablee, at least in terms of total social actions. But it’s seeing competition from Griffin’s KWTV (CBS), which leads the market in overall fans/followers.

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Hughes Named News Director At KFOR

Natalie Hughes, interim ND since September at the Tribune NBC affiliate in Oklahoma City, gets the permanent promotion.

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KFOR Recognized With National Emmy

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KFOR In Emmy Finals For Tornado Coverage

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KFOR Sports Dir. Bob Barry Jr. Dies In Crash

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KFOR Catches Tornado Touch Down On Live TV

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Anchor-Reporter Meg Alexander Gone From KFOR

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KFOR-KAUT Announce Plans For New Facility

“The new 4 Warn Storm Center will be designed from the ground up and stand as the centerpiece of the entire news operation.  We’ll have the newest technology and the studios will be constructed utilizing the highest safety standards to withstand extreme severe weather so our team can deliver life-saving information on all digital platforms, without interruption, ” said Carlton Houston, news director of Tribune Media’s Oklahoma City duopoly.

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KFOR Oklahoma City Celebrates A Million Memories

Okla. Stations Go Continuous With Tornado

As the impact of yesterday’s devastating tornado became clear, the market’s new stations went into disaster mode. Watch their continuing coverage: KWTV here; KOCO here; KFOR here; KOKH here.

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News, Sales Changes At KFOR-KAUT

News director Mary Ann Eckstein is leaving after almost 33 years and Mark Martin has come on board at the Oklahoma City duopoly as general sales manager.

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David Payne Leaving KFOR For KWTV

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KFOR’s Boyer To Retire, Milbourn To Succeed

Jim Boyer, GM of Local TV’s Oklahoma station, will leave by year’s end, to be followed by the current station manager Wes Milbourn.

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A Soldier’s Unusual Deployment: WTOC

U.S. Army Capt. Frank Razzano Jr. is spending a year as an intern in the news department of Raycom’s Savannah, Ga., CBS affiliate. He’s following a reporter and a photographer as they pursue stories, sits in on news meetings and studies the station’s marketing and promotion efforts. It’s all to learn techniques and skills that will help him do his Army job of convincing foreign populations to support the work of U.S. forces in their countries.

Oklahoma Site Of Latest Retrans Standoff

Local TV LLC’s KFOR (NBC) Oklahoma City says it is at an impasse with MSO Cable One over retransmission consent and may disappear from the MSO’s systems in the Ada, Okla., area as of New Year’s Day.

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Mobile Traffic Spikes In Oklahoma City

For Oklahoma City’s online media players, mobile has taken hold much sooner than anybody could anticipate. The city’s main newspaper and online leader The Oklahoman saw a nearly 70% increase in mobile traffic over the past year.

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KAUT Oklahoma City Seeks Military Viewers

Local TV’s low-rated MNT affiliate has calculated that it may be able find its place in the 45th largest TV market by focusing on the large local community with connections to the military. If successful, Freedom 43, as the station is now calling itself, could prove the value of seeking niche audiences other than those based of gender, age or ethnicity, says Hofstra media prof Bob Papper.