DMA 104: RENO, NV

KTVN Reno Picks Andrew Perini As New GM

He is promoted to succeed Lawson Fox who is retiring after 37 years with Sarkes Tarzian, 28 at the helm of its CBS affiliate in Nevada.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

West Coast TV Openings In News And Sales

New ads posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in San Francisco and Reno in news and sales posted by NBC and KTVN.

RETRANS

U-Verse Loses Two Stations In Fee Fight

The Sarkes Tarzian-owned stations — WRCB, the NBC affiliate in Chattanooga, Tenn., and KTVN, the CBS affiliate in Reno, Nev. — posted notices on their websites that U-verse is no longer carrying them. U-Verse owner AT&T and Sarkes Tarzian are fighting over how much the telco should pay to carry the two.

DMA 106

KTVN Reno Adds Rentrak Ratings Services

Sarkes Tarzian-owned CBS affiliate KTVN Reno, Nev. (DMA 106), has signed a long-term TV measurement agreement with Rentrak.   KTVN will have access to Rentrak’s passive measurement system including daily household and demographic ratings.   “We are excited to have access to Rentrak’s stable demographic ratings,” said KTVN President-GM Lawson Fox. “Rentrak’s measurement of Reno […]

DIGITAL DMAS

A Big Bet On Social Media Pays Off In Reno

Reno is trying to shed its gambling image and recreate itself as a high-tech hub and local media players in the “Biggest Little City in the World” are helping the cause by doubling down on Twitter and Facebook in their efforts to draw more visitors and win big in the play for digital revenue.

DMA 108

2 Reno Stations Balk At Anti-Smoking Ads

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An anti-smoking campaign that uses close-up images of open-heart surgery to underscore the health risks of smoking is drawing a mixed reaction in Reno. The Washoe County Health District say the ads made possible through federal grants have proven too graphic for a pair of Reno television stations that refused to […]

DMA 108 (RENO, NV)

KTVN Reno Returns To Dish Network Lineup

The Sarkes Tarzian-owned CBS affiliate returned to Dish Network, nearly three months after the station was yanked from the satellite provider’s station lineup when the two sides failed to reach a new carriage contract. A new multi-year contract was announcedon Thursday.

DMA 108 (RENO)

KTVN Sports Dir. JK Metzker Hit By Car, Dies

The Reno CBS affiliate’s sports director died yeseterday from injuries he suffered after being struck by a vehicle following the University of Nevada Wolf Pack football game Saturday evening.