WALA Partners With Schools To Broadcast Classes

DMA 59

Anchor Byron Day Joins WALA Mobile, Ala.

Byron Day, a Mobile, Ala., native who started his television career in the city (DMA 59), is returning to the Gulf Coast to Meredith’s Fox affiliate to co-anchor Fox10 News at 5 p.m. along with Lenise Ligon beginning in April. After graduating from the University of South Alabama, Day launched his television career with WKRG […]


After 33 Years At WALA, Bob Grip Sets Retirement

After 33 years of anchoring newscasts at Meredith-owned Fox affiliate WALA Mobile, Ala. (DMA 59), Bob Grip has announced plans to retire. He will sign off at the end of January 2019, for the last time. He announced his retirement to co-workers last Friday afternoon. Grip’s career spans 48 years. He first worked as a […]


WALA Mobile Gets New Logo, Graphics

DMA 58

WALA Mobile Adds Real-Time Traffic Reporting

Meredith’s Fox affiliate WALA Mobile, Ala. (DMA 58), has launched what it says is the first real-time, interactive traffic system in its market. Traffic Tracker uses multiple real-time data streams to instantly alert viewers to problem areas on the roadways. “This is a system that allows us to quickly distribute valuable information to our viewers […]


WALA Expands Late News To 90 Minutes

Beginning Aug. 24, Meredith-owned Fox affiliate WALA Mobile, Ala. (DMA 59), is enlarging its Monday through Friday late newscast to 90 minutes. Fox10 News at 9:00 p.m. will now air until 10:30. “In this market, late news is very competitive and very important to each station’s success,” said Gary Yoder, WALA president-GM. “We are in a very […]


WALA Launching Weekend Morning News

Meredith-owned Fox affiliate WALA Mobile, Ala. (DMA 59), is introducing two new weekend newscasts. The new newscasts will air Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6 to 8 a.m. They are scheduled to debut on Aug. 8. Candace Murphy and meteorologist Matt Barrentine will anchor the broadcasts. Gary Yoder, WALA general manager, says that the additional […]

DMA 59

Meredith Completes WALA Mobile Purchase

The $86 million buy of the Fox affiliate from Media General was part of a divestiture deal involved in obtaining federal regulatory approval of Media General’s merger with LIN Media.


November Sweeps Spots From Chicago And Mobile


Scott Flannigan To Join WALA As News Dir.

The former WCBD Charleston, S.C., digital journalism director will take over news leadership at the Mobile, Ala., Fox affiliate.


Reporter Russell Colburn Leaving WALA


WALA Expanding Its Morning Newscast

The Mobile, Ala. Fox affiliate is adding an hour in the a.m., with news from 4:30 to 9 beginning Jan. 27.

DMA 60

WALA Mobile Extends Its Morning Newscast

LIN’s Alabama Fox affiliate is adding a half-hour and starting its Fox10 Morning News at 4:30 starting Aug. 27.

DMA 60

LIN Names Yoder GM Of WALA-WFNA Mobile

The company moves Gary Yoder from its WUPW Toledo to head its Fox-CW duopoly.


WALA Begins High-Def Local Newscasts

The LIN Fox affiliate in Mobile, Ala., debuted local HD news with a new set at 9 p.m. on April 21.


WALA To Upgrade Local News To High Def

The LIN-owned Fox affiliate in Mobile, Ala., has plans to begin producing local newscasts in high definition by April when construction on a new set is scheduled to be complete. Until then, all local newscasts will be presented from a temporary set that the station began using on March 3.

DMA 60

Retrans Dispute Heats Up In Mobile, Ala.

LIN Fox affiliate WALA and CW affil WFNA Mobile, Ala.-Pensacola, Fla., are displaying a ticker message directed at local cable TV customers of Mediacom, saying the stations’ retransmission consent contract with the cable provider is set to expire on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. and if the companies don’t have a new retransmission deal by then, Mediacom will be required to drop the two signals.

DMA 60

WALA Mobile Expands Sunday Newscast