This Halloween, a new generation of hosts are keeping alive one of television’s oldest gimmicks: costumed goofballs presenting schlocky horror movies.
So committed is Gray Television’s NBC affiliate WAVE Louisville, Ky., to local content that the station has no syndicated programming, a rarity among TV outlets. WAVE has long been devoted to its tireless local approach, and stepped it up when COVID became a major story earlier this year. Civil unrest, a giant story in Louisville due to Breonna Taylor living there before her death, followed.
Susan G. Komen Orange County, the second largest Komen affiliate in the country, is teaming up locally with ABC-owned KABC Los Angeles for a half-hour special Localish LA: Susan G. Komen Edition news presentation in honor of Breast Cancer Action Month and the virtual More Than Pink Walk. The special event will air Sunday, Oct. 18, at […]
The Atlanta Falcons and Fow-owned WAGA Atlanta (DMA 10) have scheduled programming leading into the 2020 Falcons season. The new slate will include three weekly shows and a season preview special all beginning Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. On Feb. 2, the Atlanta Falcons announced that WAGA would be the new home to Falcons football and […]
Beginning Saturday, Jan. 11, Nexstar’s WGN Chicago (DMA 3) expands its slate of news and adds local programming: The Saturday edition of WGN Weekend Morning News expands to three hours airing at 7-10 a.m. with anchors Sean Lewis and Tonya Francisco. WGN Weekend News at Ten premieres weekends at 10-10:30 p.m. with anchors Jackie Bange […]
The station group moves him up from digital director and editorial director at WTMJ, Scripps’ NBC affiliate in Milwaukee, to work with newsroom leaders in nine of Scripps’ local TV markets to implement, evaluate, measure and refine the company’s local content strategy.
Berkshire Hathaway-owned ABC affiliate WPLG Miami (DMA 16) has named design expert Alena Capra as of its weekly design show, SoFlo Home Project. Capra is the owner of Alena Capra Designs, an interior design firm based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She is a graduate of both the University of Miami and the Metropolitan Institute of […]
Its new digital news brand and soon-to-launch over-the-air and streaming network is targeted to adults 18-45. LX stands for ‘Local X’ the ‘X’ signifying the “exponential abilities that LX has in telling our communities unique stories,” according to the company. LX offers opportunities for local and national advertising through its dedicated digital site and social channels, and through its over-the-air linear TV and streaming network.
Telemundo-owned KVEA Los Angeles (DMA 2) today named Armida Mier co-host of the station’s weekday lifestyle and entertainment program Acceso Total. Beginning Sept. 19, Mier will join entertainment reporter Elva Saray to deliver the latest in music, culture and social trends to Spanish-speaking audiences across 33 U.S. markets. The half-hour program airs Monday to Friday at […]
Fox-owned WFLD Chicago (DMA 3) will premiere Later with Leon, a comedic, news-centric latenight show, on Sept. 9. Leon Rogers, who co-hosts The WGCI Morning Show, will share his opinions on current events, both local to Chicago and nationwide, with WFLD reporter Tia Ewing, who will present the facts and details of the news and […]
Sinclair Broadcast Group is launching another season of high school sports coverage, starting with its High School football series Thursday Night Lights / Friday Night Rivals and following with High School Hoops basketball programming. “We are thrilled to launch another season showcasing the best of high school football and basketball across America,” said Stephen Mann, […]
My first job at a TV station was as a writer/producer in promotions at WDSU. Then, in 1988, the station was located in the French Quarter. The historic building stretched an entire block from Royal to Chartres streets. The front entrance sat in a beautiful courtyard, said to be the most photographed in the city.
Instead of looking at off-the-shelf syndicated programming, Raycom Media decided to tailor its own, a half-hour talk show featuring two comediennes. Me Time with Frangela features the team of Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton, who have been friends for more than 20 years. Ken Reiner, Raycom’s programming VP, sees the show as an opportunity “to really look at something that’s new, unique, fun and dynamic.”