DMA 68: GREEN BAY, WI

WFRV To Host Primetime Congressional Debate

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. […]

DMA 68: GREEN BAY-APPLETON, WI

WFRV Adding Bounce TV To Its Multicast Lineup

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 […]

DMAS 68 & 180

Michael Smith To Head WFRV And WJMN

Nexstar promotes its former WFRV Green Bay, Wis., sales executive to VP-GM of that station as well as WJMN Marquette, Mich.

DMA 69

WFRV Hires ND, Expands News Programming

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.

DMA 69 (GREEN BAY, WI)

Larry McCarren Leaving WFRV After 24 Years

DMAS 69 & 180

Nexstar Names Green Bay-Marquette GSM

Steve Shanks will Lead Sales Efforts at CBS Affiliates WFRV Green Bay, Wis., WJMN Marquette, Mich., and the stations’ websites.

DMA 69

WFRV Green Bay Anchor Tammy Elliott Resigns

DMAS 71 & 179

Nexstar Closes 2-Station Buy, Denk New GM

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.

DMAS 71 & 179

Nexstar Buy Of Liberty Stations Gets FCC OK

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.

DMA 71

WFRV Broadcasting Local News In HD

The Green Bay, Wis., CBS affiliate has completed a six-month technological transition to deliver its newscasts, including weather, in high def.

DMAS 39 & 179

WFRV-WJMN’s Perry Kidder Calling It Quits

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.

DMA 179

Nexstar Readying Local News For WJMN

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.

DMAS 71 & 179

Nexstar Buys Two CBS Affils For $20 Million

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.”