Paul Ballinger, director of sales at Tegna CBS affiliate WBNS Columbus, Ohio, has decided to retire next year. Ballinger began his career as an account executive at WBNS-AM-FM in 1986. After promotions to local sales manager, and then general sales manager, Ballinger eventually made the transition to WBNS television in September of 2000. He was […]
All three major Columbus, Ohio, stations debuted in 1949: WLWC (which became WCMH) in April, and WBNS and WTVN (later WSYX) in October. Looking back 70 years later, television’s impact is hard to overstate.
Tegna-owned CBS affiliate WBNS Columbus, Ohio (DMA 34) today said that news anchor Jerry Revish is retiring from his career in journalism, spanning more than four decades. He delivers the station’s nightly news at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. His last day on air will be Nov. 27. Revish said in a statement: “I’ve had […]
The $535 million deal for WTHR Indianapolis and WBNS-AM-FM-TV Columbus, Ohio, closes.
In addition to the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis and CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, it’s also getting WBNS-AM-FM in Columbus.
The Dispatch Broadcast Group stations expand coverage leading up to the midterm elections by carrying debates, weekly political shows plus online offerings.
The news director of WWMT Kalamazoo, Mich., will take over at Dispatch’s Columbus CBS affiliate on Sept. 10. Koles has more than 20 years of experience in local television news
Facebook is changing its news feed preferences to show more posts from family and friends. “News is going to be kind of buried at the bottom,” says Larry Watzman, creative services and marketing director at WBNS, the Dispatch-owned CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio. “We need to do something.” What WBNS did was create a promo that walked Facebook users through the process of changing their setting.
Dispatch Broadcast Group’s WTHR Indianapolis (NBC) and WBNS Columbus, Ohio (CBS) are now off of DirecTV and AT&T U-verse. In a statement, Dispatch said that it “has completed numerous retransmission agreements in the past 12 months at fair market rates without any service interruption. Unfortunately, after offering an extension last Friday to hopefully reach a fair market deal, the deadline to reach a fair agreement with DirecTV and AT&T U-verse has passed, resulting in the interruption of service …. We will continue to work towards a fair agreement with DirecTV and AT&T U-verse and hope to resolve this situation as soon as possible.”
WTHR Indianapolis and WBNS Columbus, Ohio, are now carried on the local live-streaming subscription TV service.
NBC’s O&O WRC Washington is searching for a senior manager engineering & IT. WPEC (CBS) in West Palm Beach, Fla., needs a director of engineering. Dispatch Broadcasting is looking for a director of engineering for its CBS affiliate WBNS Columbus, Ohio. To see all job openings, visit our Media Job Center here.
WTHR Indianapolis and WBNS Columbus, Ohio, are the station group’s latest to add the local ratings service.
Dispatch Broadcast Group-owned CBS affil WBNS leads the Columbus, Ohio, market in both social media actions and fans/followers, according to Shareablee data. The station says that lead is fueled by asking the right call-to-action questions, though it doesn’t hurt to have a wildly popular, Facebook-loving meteorologist in pocket, either.
Owner Dispatch Broadcast Group and the satellite carrier reach a multi-year deal.
Dispatch Broadcast Group’s NBC affil WTHR Indianapolis and CBS affil WBNS Columbus, Ohio, have posted alerts at their websites saying their current carriage deal with Dish expires on Monday, June 15, at 2 p.m. ET, and they “continue to work toward an agreement with Dish and hope to resolve this situation as soon as possible.”
Dispatch Broadcast Group’s CBS affiliate WBNS Columbus, Ohio (DMA 32) has expanded its deployment of Dejero‘s mobile newsgathering systems. The station has now deployed eight portable Dejero LIVE+ 20/20 transmitters to its mobile news crews, enabling them to provide live coverage from the source of breaking news. In addition, three-quarters of the WBNS news staff […]
Dispatch Broadcast Group’s CBS affiliate WBNS Columbus, Ohio (DMA 32), announced today that it will expand its Sunday morning newscast. Beginning Nov. 30, 10TV News Weekend will begin broadcasting from 6:30 to 9 a.m., leading into CBS Sunday Morning. “This move creates a strong block of news programming on Sunday mornings,” said WBNS Director of […]
The Dispatch Broadcasting Columbus, Ohio, CBS affil promotes veteran employee and local sales manager to the new position.
WCMH, WSYX, WTTE, WBNS and WOSU, along with radio, newspaper, online and outdoor media are collaborating with business and labot to create a “roadblock” for a day-long effort to flood the market with United Way messaging and stories.
Dispatch Broadcast Group’s CBS affiliate WBNS Columbus, Ohio (DMA 32), announced expanded high school sports coverage every Friday during the school year with the debut on Aug. 30 of First and 10 Friday. “High school sports are a huge part of our community,” said Director of News Elbert Tucker. “We are pleased to expand our […]
Dispatch Broadcast Group’s CBS affiliate WBNS Columbus, Ohio (DMA 32), will launch Antenna TV on its ch. 10.2 beginning June 12. Tribune Broadcasting’s Antenna TV features a variety of classic TV shows and movies from the 1930’s to the 1990’s. The station said that plans are being made to add local and storied WBNS favorites […]
The Dispatch Broadcast Group veteran is also named the group’s vice president of news.
Tom Griesdorn, head of Dispatch’s CBS affiliate since 1999, says he will step down at the end of May.
For a second year, Dispatch-owned CBS affiliate WBNS Columbus, Ohio (DMA 32), is teaming up with The Salvation Army, Walmart and WCOL-FM for A Helping Hand for the Holidays, a campaign designed to provide toys and food for central Ohio families in need. A Helping Hand for the Holidays aims to grow The Salvation Army’s […]
With both the Obama and Romney campaigns in desperate need of Ohio’s 18 electoral votes, all eyes will be on the state tonight. And the three news-producing stations in the state capital — WBNS, WCMH and WSYX — will be tracking and analyzing returns from across the state, watching for problems at polling places and keeping tabs on Republican and Democratic headquarters. “We are preparing for a scenario where we might not know who the president is at 11 p.m. Tuesday night,” said WBNS ND Elbert Tucker.
With an eye toward Election Day, Dispatch Broadcast Group’s CBS affiliate WBNS Columbus, Ohio (DMA 32) is offering free airtime to candidates in major races during broadcasts of 10TV News and making these segments available on demand through 10tv.com, the station’s website. Central Ohioans will have a new election resource with WBNS’ online voters guide […]
The 60-minute event will be televised live on Oct. 18 from Columbus and offered free to every station in Ohio. WBNS will also stream it live.
Having failed to reach a new retransmission consent agreement with Dispatch Broadcast Group, Dish had to drop its two stations today — WTHR (NBC) Indianaoplis and WBNS Columbus, Ohio (CBS). Dispatch is seeking “exorbitant” hikes in retrans fees, Dish says. Its demands are “fair and reasonable,” counters Dispatch.