“Unscripted and as real as it gets, and even shot on their own iPhones,” said Scott Brady, WDRB Louisville’s creative service director. “We wanted the news personalities to drive the content, and share their unique perspective with detail from these past six weeks.”
Scott Brady, the creative services director for Block’s WDRB Louisville, Ky., faced a difficult marketing dilemma in September. He had to promote the station’s new 5 p.m. newscast without mentioning the name or showing the face of one of the newscast’s two anchors.
He moves from WSMV Nashville to succeed Bill Lamb as head of the Fox-CW duopoly in Kentucky.
The station group will use Comscore local television ratings and Advanced Automotive data at its television stations in Louisville, Ky.; Decatur, Ill.; and Lima, Ohio.
In a Tuesday email to an editorial advisory board that was obtained by the Courier Journal, Lamb wrote he is leaving the Louisville, Ky., Fox affiliate on July 5 and heading to an unnamed station in a “top 10 market.”
The longtime VP and director of sales at Block Communications’ Fox affiliate said Monday that her last day at the Louisville, Ky., station will be May 4.
Bill Lamb of Block Communications-owned WDRB Louisville, Ky. (DMA 49), will be presented the Kentucky Broadcasters Association’s highest award at its annual convention on Oct. 9. The Kentucky Mic Award is presented to those individuals who have made outstanding personal contributions to the broadcasting profession in Kentucky. It is presented only when contributions are deemed […]
WDRB, Block Communications’ Fox affiliate in Louisville, Ky., comes out ahead of the market’s other TV stations in a competitive race in social media actions over the last six months according to data from audience insight firm Shareablee.
The Block Communications-owned Fox affil in Louisville, Ky., announced on air Monday that the White House made it clear prior to an interview that President Donald Trump wouldn’t answer questions on Russia or wiretapping.
Bill Lamb, GM of WDRB Louisville, Ky.: “Some general managers don’t like to do editorials because they feel it could cost them viewers or advertisers. My experience has been that both objections are myths. Editorials have given viewers a unique reason to get their news from us rather than another station, so it is a value-add.”
Block’s Fox affiliate in Louisville, Ky., adds a half-hour broadcast, bringing its weekly total of local news to 56.5 hours.
Block Communications-owned Fox affiliate WDRB Louisville, Ky. (DMA 49), has hired Katie George, the reigning Miss Kentucky USA and one of college volleyball’s most outstanding players, as the newest member of its news and sports team. George is a Louisville native who just completed her standout volleyball career at the University of Louisville as ACC […]
Beginning Monday, Sept. 21, Block Communications-owned Fox affiliate WDRB Louisville, Ky. (DMA 49), will add a second half-hour of midday news to its Monday through Friday schedule with the debut of WDRB News at Noon. This will mark the first expansion of WDRB’s midday news product since the premiere of WDRB News at 11:30 in […]
Amid Louisville’s competitive TV news landscape, Block Communications’ WDRB takes pains to avoid becoming complacent. That’s how the station has operated for years, according to News Director Barry Fulmer, and judging by the Fox affiliate’s recent moves, it seems as if the message is getting through.
WDRB, the Block Communications-owned Fox affiliate in Louisville, Ky., says radio is music to its ears. Last week the station launched two free music apps: WDRB Classic Hits and WDRB Hot Country. “We wanted to get into radio without the expense of a transmitter and tower,” says Bill Lamb, WDRB’s general manager. “And we’ve pre-sold six-figures worth of advertising dollars already.”
The Block Communications Louisville, Ky., Fox affil is the only non-Fox O&O to participate in the summer 13-week test of the stand-up comedy show.
Continuing a long string of recent hires of former print journalists, Fox affiliate WDRB Louisville, Ky. (DMA 49), has hired former Louisville Courier-Journal education writer Antoinette Konz for the station’s news website, WDRB.com. Konz has dedicated her seven-year career at the Courier-Journal to reporting on area schools. She has covered education issues at all grade […]
The Fox affiliate will launch the new half-hour broadcast on Sept. 14. It will boost the station’s news output to nine hours each weekday.
Fox affiliate WDRB Louisville, Ky. (DMA 49), has added Ryan Cummings to its news staff as a reporter and weekend anchor on WDRB News @ 10. Cummings joined the station on April 7 and assumed his anchoring duties on April 12. Tamara Evans will remain as co-anchor of the weekend late newscast. Cummings joins WDRB […]
Block Communications’ Fox affiliate WDRB Louisville, Ky. (DMA 48), today announced the addition of three more journalists to the station’s website team. Jason Riley, Marcus Green and Chris Otts will contribute on a full-time basis to WDRB.com. Riley and Green start at the station on Sept. 23, Otts on Sept. 30. In making the switch […]
WDRB Louisville, Ky., has stopped using “breaking news” to describe reports in its newscasts. It says it’s opted instead for “good journalism and storytelling.” The Block Communications Fox affiliate’s news director, Barry Fulmer, says: “We don’t want a marketing brand like “breaking news,” or anything else, dictate how we cover news.”
Fox affiliate WDRB Louisville, Ky. (DMA 48), has hired Chris Sutter as the new co-anchor of its weekend edition of WDRB in the Morning. Sutter, who will be sharing anchor duties with Kelly Davis, officially assumes his new post on Sunday, July 14, after being introduced to viewers on the Saturday, July 13, telecast. Sutter takes […]
The Louisville, Ky., Fox affiliate is running a promo that says: “You hear the term, ‘Breaking News’ quite frequently these days. It’s a marketing ploy to convince you that at television station is better at bringing you the news first, as it happens. The problem is, it’s just not true.”
Is Louisville more or less safe than it used to be? If you watch local television news, you’re more likely to think that Louisville is less safe. This is partially because the local TV outlets— WAVE, WHAS, WLKY, and WDRB — spend an extraordinary amount of time covering crime stories despite the preponderance of other, more newsworthy topics.
The Block Communications Fox-MNT duopoly in Louisville, Ky., will begin an 11,000 square foot addition in March, with completion expected by next January.
The Block Communications Fox affiliate in Louisville, Ky., will launch a three-hour newscast on Saturday and Sunday starting Jan. 19.