DMA 77: FLINT-SAGINAW-BAY CITY, MI

Sinclair Taps Rieffer To Lead Flint Operations

The group broadcaster moves Jennifer Rieffer from VP-GM of WDKY Lexington, Ky., to oversee its WSMH (Fox) as well as the joint sales operations of WEYI (NBC) and WBSF (CW).

RETRANS

Howard Stirks Holdings, AT&T In Retrans Deal

Station owner Howard Stirks Holdings has settled its retrans dispute with AT&T and replaced its negotiating agent. The stations at issue, WEYI Flint-Saginaw, Mich., and WWMB Myrtle Beach-Florence, S.C., had been off DirecTV since June.

MARKET SHARE (DMA 72)

WNEM Claims No. 1 Spot In Social In Flint, MI

The Meredith CBS affiliate racked up almost 1.4 million social actions in six months, accounting for almost half (42%) of the total engagement generated in the market’s total 3.2 million actions, according to Shareablee data. Ian Rubin, WNEM’s news director, attributes most of the station’s success on Facebook to its anchors.

DMAS 22 (PITTSBURGH) & 70 (FLINT, MI)

Dave Bondy Leaving WPXI For WEYI Anchor Job

DMA 70

Musical Chairs With Flint’s 10 P.M. Newscasts

There’s going to be a competition for mid-Michigan news viewers at 10 p.m. beginning next month. Meredith-owned CBS affiliate WNEM’s news team stops producing a 10 p.m. newscast for Sinclair’s Fox affil WSMH on April 27. At that time, NBC affil WEYI is slated to produce a 30 minute-long show on the Fox station and WNEM is moving its show to one of its digital subchannels, which is available only to over-the-air and cable viewers.

DMA 68 (FLINT-SAGINAW-BAY CITY, MI)

Ice Storm Knocked WEYI Off Air Saturday

Ice falling from WEYI‘s transmission tower after a weekend ice storm knocked the Flint, MI, NBC affiliate’s local news off the air Saturday.

DMA 67 (FLINT-SAGINAW BAY CITY, MI)

WEYI Pushes News Back To Finish ‘Voice’ Finale

Armstrong Looks To Build On WEYI-WWMB

Armstrong Williams, who as part of Sinclair’s deal to buy the Barrington Broadcasting stations, will own, program and run stations in Flint, Mich., and Myrtle Beach, S.C. He says he’s serious about the broadcasting business and hopes to add more stations to his portfolio.

DMAS 68 & 86

Bounce TV Adds WEYI Flint, WDEF Chattanooga

Bounce TV, the broadcast TV network for African Americans, today announced the additions of Barrington Broadcasting Group’s NBC affiliate WEYI Flint, Mich. (DMA 68), and Morris Network CBS affil WDEF Chattanooga, Tenn. (DMA 86). The additions make Bounce TV available in nearly 75% of African-American television homes and 60 million households. “Bounce TV has been […]

DMA 68 (FLINT-SAGINAW-BAY CITY, MI)

WJRT Anchor Harris In Talks With WNEM, WEYI