Big-league sports have given Sin City a major-metropolis distinction. The Golden Knights joined the NHL in 2017, and the Oakland Raiders shifted to Vegas in 2020. TV is a hard-hitting game as well. Gray closed on its acquisition of market leader KVVU, a Fox affiliate, late last year. Sinclair owns KSNV-KVCW-KVMY, an NBC-The CW-MyNetworkTV trio. Nexstar has CBS affiliate KLAS and Scripps owns ABC outlet KTNV. Telemundo has KBLR and Entravision owns Univision affil KINC. Estrella TV airs on Sinclair’s KSNV dot-two subchannel.
Produced by Gray’s Tupelo Honey; the fast-paced program originates from KVVU Las Vegas with host Dave Hall.
Tears And Hugs Are Plentiful When KVVU’s ‘Surprise Squad’ Arrives
Surprise Squad, an offering from Meredith’s Las Vegas Fox affiliate, has been surprising people with random acts of kindness and good will for 500 episodes over eight years. Viewers are sharing the love, and station executives and program sponsors aim to keep the surprises perpetually coming.
Over-the-air TV antenna marketer Mr. Antenna Las Vegas has asked the FCC to block the transfer of the license of KVVU Henderson to Gray Television, which is buying the station from Meredith, or alternatively condition the sale. Mr. Antenna cited what it claimed was a station policy under Meredith of not selling spot advertising time to the company.
Monday Memo | Sales Account Executives Star In KVVU’s Campaign For Meredith Las Vegas
When KVVU, Meredith’s Fox affiliate in Las Vegas, put its sales account execs on camera to sell the merits of Meredith Las Vegas, the results were dramatic.
Meredith Corp. on Monday announced new station manager roles and responsibilities at its television stations in Phoenix; Portland, Ore.; and Las Vegas. They are: Blanca Esparza Pap is promoted to station manager at independent-CBS duopoly of KTVK-KPHO in Phoenix. She was most recently marketing director and a key architect of the Arizona’s Family brand, the […]
KVVU Las Vegas Ups Michael Korr To GM
Meredith promotes him from general sales manager at its Fox affiliate to succeed Todd Brown.
Monica Jackson Leaves KVVU After 14 Years
Tiana Bohner is moving from a reporting post at Sinclair’s NBC affiliate WCYB Bristol, Va., (DMA 99), to Meredith’s Fox affiliate KVVU Las Vegas (DMA 40). Her new job begins in January. Bohner is a native of Hawaii and a Boston University graduate.
At least two stations in Las Vegas have brought in extra crews to manage continuing coverage in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting: Sinclair’s NBC affiliate KSNV and Meredith’s Fox affil KVVU.
KVVU Las Vegas News Director Bradshaw Out
Adam Bradshaw, who has been at Meredith’s Fox affiliate for nine years, reportedly sent staff a member in which he describes the circumstances surrounding his exit. “[KVVU gm] Todd [Brown] made the very classy offer to allow me to resign my position today, but I declined and he chose to fire me.”
The broadcast group will introduce Grit, Escape and Laff in five major markets, bringing U.S. coverage of the networks to 78% for Grit, 58% for Escape and 50% for Laff, which premieres next month.