DMA 32

John Cardenas New GM Of WBNS Columbus

The Dispatch Broadcast Group veteran is also named the group’s vice president of news.

DMA 32

WBNS Columbus GM Griesdorn To Retire

Tom Griesdorn, head of Dispatch’s CBS affiliate since 1999, says he will step down at the end of May.


WBNS Teams For Holiday Toy, Food Drive

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 […]


Columbus TV Set For A Long Election Night

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.


WBNS Sets Multiplatform Election Coverage

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, the station’s website. Central Ohioans will have a new election resource with WBNS’ online voters guide […]

DMA 32

WBNS Columbus Debuts New Look

DMA 32

WBNS, Newspaper To Host Senatorial Debate

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.

Dispatch, Dish Retrans Feud Goes Public

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.

DMA 32

WBNS Columbus Moves To A Temporary Set


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.