DMAS 28 & 34

Tegna Buying Dispatch’s WTHR, WBNS For $535M

In addition to the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis and CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, it’s also getting WBNS-AM-FM in Columbus.

MARKET SHARE | DMA 34: COLUMBUS, OH

Three Stations Unite To Honor Chris Bradley

DMA 34: COLUMBUS, OH

Chris Bradley, WBNS Meteorologist, Dies At 53

MARKET SHARE | DMA 34: COLUMBUS, OH

Chris Bradley, WBNS Forecaster, Enters Hospice Care

DMAS 28 & 34

WBNS, WTHR Beef Up Political Commitment

The Dispatch Broadcast Group stations expand coverage leading up to the midterm elections by carrying debates, weekly political shows plus online offerings.

MARKET SHARE | DMA 34: COLUMBUS, OH

300 Cars In WBNS Distracted Driving Event

DMA 34: COLUMBUS, OH

WBNS Names Steve Koles News Director

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

MARKET SHARE | DMA 34: COLUMBUS, OH

Teen Suicide Prompts WBNS Bullying Special

MARKET SHARE | DMA 34: COLUMBUS, OH

WBNS Promo Addresses Facebook’s Change

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.

RETRANS | DMAS 27 & 32

WTHR, WBNS Off Of DirecTV, U-Verse

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.”