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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
The former WCBD Charleston, S.C., digital journalism director will take over news leadership at the Mobile, Ala., Fox affiliate.
The Mobile, Ala. Fox affiliate is adding an hour in the a.m., with news from 4:30 to 9 beginning Jan. 27.
LIN’s Alabama Fox affiliate is adding a half-hour and starting its Fox10 Morning News at 4:30 starting Aug. 27.
The company moves Gary Yoder from its WUPW Toledo to head its Fox-CW duopoly.
The LIN Fox affiliate in Mobile, Ala., debuted local HD news with a new set at 9 p.m. on April 21.
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.
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.