Don’t Cheapen Digital, Dispatch Media Warns

In sports-mad Columbus, Ohio, digital leader Dispatch Media Group is holding fast to the value of its digital products, which include WBNS’, pricing its e-edition subscriptions the same as print and refusing to lowball its rates. So far, the gamble is paying off.


WBNS Names New Main Anchor Team

Dispatch Broadcasting-owned CBS affiliate WBNS Columbus, Ohio (DMA 32) has hired Kristyn Hartman to join Jerry Revish as the station’s primary anchor team. Hartman succeeds Andrea Cambern who will be leaving the anchor desk in May. Hartman will debut on 10TV News at 5 on  Monday, June 4. Hartman comes to WBNS from WBBM Chicago […]


WBNS To Launch Quarterly News Series

Dispatch Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate WBNS Columbus, Ohio (DMA 32), is about to premiere a quarterly news special series that will feature local news, interviews and stories about central Ohio. Each 60-minute edition of 10TV News Presents comprises four long-form segments. The program will debut Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. and will subsequently air April 25, […]


WBNS, Time Warner Cable Sign Retrans Pact

The deal covers carriage of Dispatch Broadcast’s Columbus, Ohio, CBS affiliate and the Ohio News Network plus Dispatch’s WTHR Indianapolis on Bright House Cable.


WBNS, TWC Make Temporary Retrans Deal

Dispatch Broadcast Group’s CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, announced an extension to its contract negotiations with Time Warner Cable. The extension came just hours before the stations were scheduled to leave Time Warner’s channel lineup at 11:59 p.m. Saturday night. The extension expires at 11:59 p.m. tonight.

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Andrea Cambern Leaving WBNS Columbus

Long-time WBNS Columbus, Ohio (DMA 32) anchor Andrea Cambern announced that she will be stepping down from the anchor desk in May 2012. In a staff meeting hosted by President-GM Tom Griesdorn, Cambern said that “after 20 years, it is simply the right time.” Cambern joined WBNS in 1991 after working at television stations in […]

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WBNS Columbus, ONN Debut New Websites

Dispatch Broadcasting’s CBS Affiliate WBNS Columbus, Ohio (DMA 34) and co-owned Ohio News Network have launched new and websites. “Our users told us they wanted us to fix two key components of the sites—adding more video and making it easier to contact the TV stations,” said Craig Friedman, the sites’ managing editor. “Now […]

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Columbus Sweeps: WBNS Rules News Numbers

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Columbus Sweeps: WBNS Leads The Way

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WBNS Anchor Tracy Townsend Has Breast Cancer

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WBNS Expands Early Morning News

The Columbus, Ohio, CBS affiliate will add a new weekday newscast beginning at 4:25 a.m. beginning Jan. 3.