Former WBNS Weatherman Joe Holbrook Dies At 87

WTHR, WBNS Return To Dish Network

Owner Dispatch Broadcast Group and the satellite carrier reach a multi-year deal.

DMAS 27 & 32

Dish Could Lose WTHR, WBNS On Monday

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.”



WBNS Adds Dejero Mobile Newsgathering Systems

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 […]


WBNS To Expand Sunday Morning Newscast

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 […]


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Paul Ballinger Named WBNS Sales Director

The Dispatch Broadcasting Columbus, Ohio, CBS affil promotes veteran employee and local sales manager to the new position.

DMA 32

Columbus Stations ‘Unite to Fight Poverty’

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. 


WBNS Expands High School Sports Coverage

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 […]

DMA 32

WBNS Columbus To Air Antenna TV On Subchannel

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 […]