At least four advertisers and 10 employees have left the Nexstar ABC affiliate in Pennsylvania’s capital since former Action News anchor Flora Posteraro exited in March after claiming harassment and verbal abuse.
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Sinclair Broadcast Group today announced that it has closed on its purchase of WGXA (Fox/ABC) Macon, Ga., from Frontier Broadcast Holdings. At the same time Sinclair also announced that it has closed on its sale of WHTM (ABC) Harrisburg, Pa., to Media General Inc.
The purchase of the Harrisburg, Pa., ABC affiliiate from Sinclair is part of Sinclair’s promise to the FCC to smooth the way for approval of Sinclair’s purchase of all of Allbritton’s stations.
The Carlisle, Pa., Sentinel and the Allbritton-owned ABC affiliate in Harrisburg, Pa., have reached a content-sharing deal that both parties say should greatly benefit readers and viewers of the newspaper, TV station and digital products. The deal, which includes an expanded local weather section in the Sentinel and coverage of Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon and York counties courtesy of WHTM, was announced just weeks after the Harrisburg Patriot-News said it would cut publication to three days a week and focus mostly on its digital content.
In Pennsylvania’s state capital, the scandal that exploded at Penn State involving ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has led to a Pulitzer Prize for local daily The Patriot-News, and all of the city’s online media players — including WHTM, WGAL, WPMT and WHP — are boosting their digital efforts for the resulting trial.
When Allbritton Communications’ ABC affiliate WHTM Harrisburg, Pa. (DMA 41), made the transition to HD, the station also upgraded its studio teleprompting gear, selecting teleprompters from Autoscript. “Local news is the heart and soul of what we do as a local station—it is our direct connection to the community,” said Keith Blaisdell, director of technology, […]
Allbritton Communication’s WHTM Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, Pa. (DMA 41), has purchased 21 JVC ProHD cameras — 15 JVC GY-HM790U and six GY-HM750U — for the transition to local HD news, JVC said Monday. Allbritton has standardized on JVC ProHD cameras for studio and ENG work at WHTM and five of its six other network affiliated stations. In […]
Theose are the television station winners of the NAB Education Foundation’s annual Service to America Awards. They and the radio winners will be honored on June 6 in Washington at a dinner where Jeff Bridges and Target Corp. will also be recognized.