Nexstar-owned WFRV Green Bay, Wis. (DMA 68) will present a live televised debate between the candidates seeking to represent Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives — Republican Mike Gallagher and Democrat Tom Nelson. This open seat in the 8th District is due to Congressman Reid Ribble’s decision not to seek reelection. […]
Nexstar Broadcasting Group’s CBS affiliate WFRV Green Bay-Appleton, Wis. (DMA 68), said today it plans to introduce a new channel on Sept. 1. Katz Broadcasting’s Bounce TV will launch on ch. 5.2. Commenting on the launch, Mike Smith, the station’s VP-GM, said: “WFRV Local 5 is dedicated to anticipating the evolving needs and serving the […]
Nexstar promotes its former WFRV Green Bay, Wis., sales executive to VP-GM of that station as well as WJMN Marquette, Mich.
The Nexstar Green Bay CBS affil adds an hour-long newscast at 4 p.m. and extends its 6 p.m. broadcast to an hour following the appointment of Kent Harrell as news director.
Steve Shanks will Lead Sales Efforts at CBS Affiliates WFRV Green Bay, Wis., WJMN Marquette, Mich., and the stations’ websites.
The group owner completes the $20-million purchase of CBS affiliates WFRV Green Bay, Wis., and WJMN Marquette, Mich., and names Joseph Denk their VP and general manager.
In granting Nexstar’s purchase of WFRV Green Bay, Wis., and WJMN Escanba, Mich., from Liberty Media, the FCC also extended a waiver of “main studio” rule for WJMN.
The Green Bay, Wis., CBS affiliate has completed a six-month technological transition to deliver its newscasts, including weather, in high def.
The longtime GM of the CBS affiliates in Green Bay, Wis., and Marquette, Mich., is retiring upon the completion of the sale of the stations this summer to Nexstar Broadcasting. Nexstar announced it was buying the stations from Liberty Media last month for $20 million.
Nexstar plans to launch local news at WJMN Marquette, Mich., after the group closes on its acquisition of it and WFRV Green Bay, Wis., from Liberty Media, says President-CEO Perry Sook.
The Dallas-based station group is adding WFRV Green Bay-Appleton, Wis., and WJMN Marquette, Mich., to its already bulging station portfolio. CBS Perry Sook says the price is less than five times projected 2010-11 cash flow, which he believes he can grow by being more agressive on retrans and through “synergistic operating improvements.”