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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]