NextGen TV Debuts On Four Columbus Stations

WSYX, WCMH, WWHO and WTTE are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

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WCMH’s Matt Barnes Named Big Brother Of The Year

WCMH Columbus Adds Anchor Kerry Charles

70 Years Ago, Columbus Discovered Television

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.

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WCMH Turns Debate Into Interactive Watch Party

The interactive watch party hosted by WCMH, Nexstar’s NBC affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, was also made available to all the Nexstar TV stations. “So if they were watching on desktop, they could click the options with their mouse, or if they were watching on their phone, they could tap the screen to vote,” said Haley Townsend, WCMH’s digital director.

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WCMH Anchor Mike Jackson Recovering From Stroke

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Three Stations Unite To Honor Chris Bradley

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WCMH Scores Facebook’s Top Spot In Columbus

Nexstar’s NBC affiliate has more than a million Facebook actions over its next nearest competitor. David Ciliberti, WCMH’s news director, says finding the right stories that everybody connects to at the same time is the key to generating interaction. Michael King, WCMH’s digital director, says news tips, videos and pictures from Facebook users help the station stay ahead in the market. “By leveraging it on digital first, we associated our brand with the story before our broadcast competitors.”

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WCMH Helps Serve 7M Meals To Ohio Families

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Sales Management Openings in KY, NC, OH

WPSD, NBC Local 6 in Paducah, Ky., needs a general sales manager. Lockwood Broadcasting has an opening for a general sales manager at the Triad CW in Greensboro, N.C. Nexstar’s WCHM, NBC4 in Columbus, Ohio, is looking for a general sales manager. To see all job openings visit our Media Job Center here.

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WCMH Collects Over $1 Million In 18 Hours

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WCMH Announces Jym Ganahl’s Final Regular Forecast

Media General-owned NBC affiliate WCMH Columbus, Ohio (DMA 31), announced today that Jym Ganahl will give his final regularly scheduled weather forecast on Friday, Sept. 4, after 50 years in broadcasting. “For the past 37 years, Jym has made it his personal mission to keep Central Ohio safe during severe weather and help people plan […]

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Matt Barnes New Morning Co-Anchor On WCMH

Media General-owned NBCaffiliate WCMH Columbus, Ohio (DMA 31), has promoted Matt Barnes to co-anchor of NBC4 Today. He joins Katie Ferrell on Jan. 11 Barnes, a Columbus native, moves to the morning anchor desk from the WCMH sports team. He came to the station in 2010 from WRDW Augusta, Ga. Barnes is an Ohio University […]

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Longtime WCMH Anchor Cabot Rea To Retire

The anchorman at Media General’s NBC affiliate in Columbus, Ohio announced on the air last night that he plans to retire in December. Rea, 60, said in an interview after the newscast that he had been contemplating the move for a while. “For a lot of reasons, it’s time for me to move on.”

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Katie Ferrell Joins WCMH News Team

Media General-owned NBC affiliate WCMH Columbus, Ohio (DMA 32), has named Katie Ferrell co-anchor of NBC4 Today and NBC4 Midday. Ferrell will co-anchor the newscasts with Mike Jackson. She will join WCMH in early August. Ferrell has been weekend morning anchor at WDAF Kansas City, Mo., since 2011. Prior to that, she spent four years […]

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Anchor-Reporter Mikaela Hunt Out At WCMH

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WCMH Names Chuck DeVendra GSM

He will head sales efforts for Media General’s Columbus, Ohio, NBC affil.

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WCMH Columbus Feb. Sweeps Promo And Story

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WCMH Names David Ciliberti News Director

Media General moves the news director of its Albany, N.Y., stations to head news operations at its Columbus, Ohio, NBC affiliate.

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Ken Freedman Named VP-GM Of WCMH

Media General moves him from KWQC Quad Cities to succeed the retiring Dan Bradley as head of the Ohio NBC affiliate beginning Jan. 1.

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WCMH Columbus Investigation Boosts Ratings

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WCMH Columbus GM Dan Bradley To Retire

The VP-GM of Media General’s NBC affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, is stepping down on Dec. 31 after 35 years at Media General and 40 in broadcast journalism.

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Duane Pohlman Joins WCMH News Staff

Media General-owned WCMH Columbus, Ohio (DMA 32), today hired Duane Pohlman as lead investigative reporter and co-anchor of NBC4 at 5:30 effective Feb. 3, 2014. Pohlman comes from WKLY Louisville, Ky., and previously worked at WEWS Cleveland from 2001 through 2010. In addition to his reporting and anchoring, Pohlman is also actively involved in investigative […]

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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. 

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News Finds A New Home Among Diginets

Stations started dabbling with inserting newscasts into their diginet subchannels about five years ago and they say they expect the practice to become more pervasive as more stations recognize the revenue and promotional potential. Among the experiments is producing newscasts that air at non-traditional times — 7-9 a.m. or 9 p.m. — when primary channels are airing network programming.

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Media General Stations Join AdTaxi Network

The group’s NBC affiliates WCMH Columbus, Ohio, and WSLS Roanoke, Va., have joined Digital First Media’s AdTaxi Alliance Network.

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Libel Suit Between WCMH Weathermen Settled

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WCMH Weathercaster Sues Colleague For Libel

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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.

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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’ 10TV.com, pricing its e-edition subscriptions the same as print and refusing to lowball its rates. So far, the gamble is paying off.

Ohio NBC Stations Team To Air Live Debate

Ohio NBC affiliates have partnered to present the first televised statewide debate of Issue 2, a referendum on a controversial new law that made changes to a variety of government laws and policies.The debate from Columbus on Oct. 25 will be carried live on WDTN Dayton, WCMH Columbus, WLWT Cincinnati, WKYC Cleveland, WLIO Lima, WNWO Toledo, WTOV Wheeling-Steubenville, WFMJ Youngstown and WHIZ Zanesville. It will also be streamed live on each of the station’s websites.