Collin Gaston remains GM of the group’s WBRC Birmingham, Ala., and will now have oversight of WSFA Montgomery, Ala.; WTXL Tallahassee, Fla.; WPGX Panama City, Fla.; and WDFX Dothan, Ala.
Scott Dempsey remains GM of the group’s WBTV Charlotte and will now have oversight of WIS Columbia, S.C.; WTOC Savannah, Ga.; and WFXG Augusta, Ga.
Station group veteran Tim Ingram will oversee stations in Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas and Iowa in addition to continuing leading WVIE New Orleans.
The FCC’s Media Bureau has sided with DirecTV after Hawaiian MyNetworkTV affiliate KFVE complained that the satellite operator didn’t negotiate with it in good faith. MCG Capital and Raycom Media jointly own HITV, which operates KFVE. The station has been off AT&T-owned DirecTV since Oct. 19, 2017, amid stalled retrans talks. DirecTV has argued that there is little demand for the station, and it has refused to pay fees to carry KFVE.
The station group promotes Dianne Wilson from director of human resources and employee benefits.
The trend of station groups creating and syndicating their own shows has proven itself as a worthy way to create cost-effective programming that speaks to local and regional audiences, according to a panel of executives who spoke Wednesday at NATPE.
Media exec Greg McCastle will oversee all the company’s media sales efforts, including digital, linear and addressable advertising.
The new branding is designed to showcase the company’s focus on local digital, broadcast, newspaper, production and multi-content properties.
Major groups keep experimenting, looking to find the best ways to use Facebook and YouTube, both to expand their brands and eventually generate some revenue.