Tribune Broadcasting Renews Fox Affiliations

Tribune Broadcasting today renewed its eight Fox Broadcasting Co. affiliations: KCPQ Seattle, KDVR Denver, WJW Cleveland, KTVI St. Louis, WDAF Kansas City, KSTU Salt Lake City, WITI Milwaukee and WGHP Greensboro, N.C. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

NATPE 2018

Groups Likely To Expand Program Production

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.

IBA Names Larry Wert Broadcaster Of The Year

Tribune Broadcasting President Larry Wert has been named “Broadcaster of the Year” by the Illinois Broadcasters Association. Additionally, Tribune’s WGN-AM was named Chicago Market Station of the Year, the station’s tenth consecutive year of honor by the IBA. Wert became the Illinois Broadcasters Association’s 32nd Vincent T. Wasilewski “Broadcaster of the Year” as part of […]

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DIY TV Tech Powers Tribune Newsrooms, MCs

Tribune Broadcasting recently reversed its policy of reticence when it comes to discussing technology, and what a story the station group has to tell. Motivated by a desire to shrink its tech spending dramatically and shed costly maintenance contracts, Hank Hundemer, Tribune SVP of engineering (above), launched an ambitious engineering project to create and maintain a homebrew newsroom system and master control that the group began to deploy in 2008.

JESSELL AT LARGE

Is This The End Of Tribune Broadcasting?

The news that Tribune has hired firms to study “strategic and financial alternatives” doesn’t necessarily mean the storied broadcaster will sell off all its stations.That would be tough to do. Besides, Tribune has plenty of other assets it could sell to placate its large shareholders and boost its share value.