KWCH, Gray’s CBS affiliate in Wichita, Kan., is the leader in social media actions in the market over the last six months according to data from audience insight firm Shareablee. Shawn Hilferty, KWCH’s digital director, says one reason his station is ahead on Facebook is its digital-first approach when it comes to local news.
Joan Barrett, president-GM of the Wichita, Kan., CBS affiliate, told her staff on Wednesday that she will be leaving after the station is sold to Gray Television. Gray previously agreed to buy KWCH and other TV and radio stations from Schurz Communications. The sale is expected to close Feb. 1.
Schurz Communications-owned CBS affil KWCH bests the social media market in Wichita-Hutchinson, Kan., according to Shareablee data, both in total social actions and fans followers, but Gray-owned ABC affiliate KAKE trails just behind.
Schurz Communications-owned CBS affiliate KWCH Wichita, Kan. (DMA 67) has signed an agreement to use TrafficLand’s Broadcast 3.0 traffic camera video management service. The TrafficLand service provides integrated access to live video from Kansas Department of Transportation traffic cameras through a specialized front-end designed for television production and broadcast. TrafficLand Broadcast 3.0 will give KWCH the ability to set up […]
Just four months after joining KWCH, News Director John Soares is leaving the Schurz CBS affiliate.
Multi-screen media measurement firm Rentrak Corp. today announced that it has added four new Schurz Communications stations to its StationView Essentials service and also renewed contracts for three others. Joining the Rentrak client roster are WBDJ (CBS) Roanoke, Va. (DMA 66), as well as KSPR (ABC), K15CZ (CW) and KYTV (NBC) in Springfield, Mo. (DMA […]
Fox affiliate KSAS Wichita owner Newport Television filed suit Thursday in District Court against Sunflower Broadcasting, parent of CBS affil KWCH, alleging that KWCH has stopped producing KSAS’ 9 p.m. newscast live, as required by contract. Instead, the suit says, KWCH is recording the KSAS newscast in advance and producing a live 9 p.m. newscast for KWCH’s sister station, CW affiliate KSCW.
Sunflower Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate in Wichita, Kan., will produce the two half-hour newscasts for the co-owned CW affil beginning in September.
Noticias Univision Kansas will air on the Univision affiliate weeknights at 10 beginning April 20 and will be produced by KWCH.