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How TV Stations Are Connecting With Their Communities

TV stations make meaningful contributions and connections in a variety of beneficial ways with their communities. Here’s a round-up of how some stations are helping and serving their communities.

KOAT Albuquerque Adds Ron Burke To Anchor Desk

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KOAT To Air First Televised Debate Between Congressional Candidates

DMA 46: ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Jess O’Neill Returns To KOAT As News Director

Hearst promotes him from assistant news director at its WESH Orlando, Fla., to oversee operations at its Albuquerque, N.M., ABC affiliate.

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KOAT Helps Feed New Mexico Families With Fundraiser

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Kids Get Coats Thanks To Albuquerque’s KOAT

DMA 47: ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Lori Waldon Promoted To KOAT President-GM

Hearst chooses its regional news director to fill the top management role at its ABC affiliate in Albuquerque, N.M., succeeding Mary Lynn Roper.

DMA 46: ALBUQUERQUE, NM

KOAT GM Mary Lynn Roper To Retire

The pioneering TV news executive caps a nearly five-decade broadcasting career including 25 years at helm of Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Albuquerque.

SOCIAL SCORECARD | DMA 46: ALBUQUERQUE

Facebook-First Puts KOAT Ahead By A Million

Hearst-owned ABC affiliate KOAT is ahead in social media actions in the Albuquerque, N.M., market over the last six months according to Shareablee. KOAT has more than 2.1 million actions on social, 44% of the total engagement generated by the market, with more than 4.8 million social actions.

DMA 46: ALBUQUERQUE, NM

KOAT Albuquerque Rolls Out New Set

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KOAT Holds Albuquerque Social Lead

Hearst-owned ABC affiliate KOAT has a small but certain lead among local media on Albuquerque-Santa Fe social media in terms of both total action and fans/followers in the last six months, according to Shareablee data. Hubbard’s NBC affil KOB captures a close second in both categories.

DMA 48: ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Greg Shepperd To Join KOAT As News Dir.

On Monday, Oct. 19, Greg Shepperd takes the news reins at Hearst Television’s ABC affiliate KOAT Albuquerque, N.M., following a successful three-year run at Hearst’s   KHBS-KHOG Fayetteville-Fort Smith, Ark.

DMA 47 (ALBUQUERQUE, NM)

KOAT GM: Police Chief Ignoring Her Station

DMA 47 (ALBUQUERQUE, NM)

Woman Arrested After Threatening To Blow Up KOAT

DMA 47 (ALBUQUERQUE, NM)

Shots Fired At KOAT Chopper, Sat Truck

Albuquerque police are asking the public to help find the person who shot at the Hearst-owned ABC affiliate’s helicopter and satellite truck early today.

DIGITAL DMAS: ALBUQUERQUE (45)

Paper’s Paywall Is Boon For TV Competition

In Albuquerque, N.M., the Albuquerque Journal’s paywall — erected in 2001 — has let the rest of the market’s online players catch up to the top site. Now, with aggressive mobile plans, the area’s TV sites are poised to break out.