It choses the former Nexstar veteran to lead its WATN (ABC) and WLMT (CW) in Tennessee.
Produced by the grouop’s Washington news bureau, Your Voice Arkansas: A Congressional Forum will feature a discussion with Arkansas congressional leaders. The program will cover all 75 counties in the state, airing on KARK, KNWA, KTAL, WATN, KTVE and KOLR in two parts on July 27 and 30.
The station group promotes Joseph Denk from head of its Green Bay, Wis., and Marquette, Mich., operations to lead WATN-WLMT and WJKT and the stations’ digital properties.
After it bought the market’s ABC affiliate WPTY, Nexstar brought in Ardy Diercks as GM with the mandate to change everything. She did, starting with new call letters, WATN, a new brand, a new building, a new news set and different graphics and music to complement it all. Oh, and a new news director, Lisa Lovell, charged with shifting the emphasis toward investigative reporting, health lifestyle and more local coverage. Here’s how the whole package is being presented.