Six Mobile-Pensacola Stations Roll Out ATSC 3.0

WEAR, WKRG, WPMI, WFNA, WFGX and WJTC began broadcasting Thursday with NextGen TV technology.

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Grear Named GM Of Nexstar’s Mobile Duo

Veteran Alabama broadcast and sales management executive Jesse Grear will oversee the station group’s CBS and CW affiliates — WKRG and WFNA — in Mobile, Ala.-Pensacola, Fla.

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LIN Names Yoder GM Of WALA-WFNA Mobile

The company moves Gary Yoder from its WUPW Toledo to head its Fox-CW duopoly.

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Retrans Dispute Heats Up In Mobile, Ala.

LIN Fox affiliate WALA and CW affil WFNA Mobile, Ala.-Pensacola, Fla., are displaying a ticker message directed at local cable TV customers of Mediacom, saying the stations’ retransmission consent contract with the cable provider is set to expire on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. and if the companies don’t have a new retransmission deal by then, Mediacom will be required to drop the two signals.