DMA 53

Citadel’s Ambitious Game Plan For WLNE

It’s “good-bye Genie Bra” infomercials in the 7 PM news slot as Citadel Communications takes over the beleaguered WLNE in May. The company’s CEO, Philip Lombardo, says his team is getting ready for a major overhaul, rebuilding programming, equipment and morale.

DMA 53

WLNE Airs Bra Infomercial In Place Of News

On Tuesday night, the Providence, R.I., ABC affiliate’s 7 p.m. newscast was replaced by an infomercial for the Genie Bra. The newscast was “developed as an alternative to expensive syndication in prime access,” says News Director Dan Fabrizio.  “From time to time, the station sells that time period.” The station is currently up for sale.

DMA 53

WLNE Launches Operation: Warm Home

As a dangerous arctic wave settles over New England, Global Broadcasting’s ABC affiliate WLNE Providence, R.I. (DMA 53) and Petro Oil are combining resources to come to the aid of Southern New Englanders who are unable to heat their homes. Prompted by e-mails and calls from viewers looking for help, the station launched Operation: Warm […]

DMA 53

Six Bidders Vying For WLNE Providence

Six legitimate bidders have expressed interest in for WLNE Providence, says Steve Doerr, VP-GM of the Global Broadcasting ABC affiliate. One from that group will be deemed the best fit by the court-appointed receiver in the next few weeks.

DMA 53

WPRI Providence Adds Anchor Susan Roberts

DMA 53

Providence Sweeps: WJAR Strong, WPRI Wins 11

DMA 53

Rentrak Adds WLNE To Ratings Service

Rentrak Corp. today announced a multi-year StationView Essentials contract with Global Broadcasting for its ABC affiliate WLNE Providence, R.I. (DMA 53). The deal expands Rentrak’s market reach into the Providence-New Bedford market and provides Global Broadcasting and its agency and advertiser clients with continuous, granular and stable electronic measurement for the buying and selling of […]

DMA 53

WPRI A.M. Anchor Elizabeth Hopkins To Boston