New owners shake up television in the Indiana capital.
Circle City Broadcasting’s CW affiliate WISH Indianapolis has created WISH-TV Latinx, a digital news offering specifically created for the growing Latino communities in Indianapolis. The station says the WISH-TV Latinx Facebook page will be the first Spanish-language television news social media page for Indianapolis, and part of WISH-TV’s efforts to expand local and state news to […]
Circle City Broadcasting’s CW affiliate WISH Indianapolis will debut All Indiana Bets, a sports betting show, in August. Circle City says All Indiana Bets will be Indiana’s first televised sports betting show with a primary focus on Indiana teams. Weekly shows will include a college sports show on Saturdays, a pro sports show on Sundays […]
The Indy Eleven of the United Soccer League and Circle City Broadcasting’s CW affiliate WISH signed a two-year extension of their broadcast agreement, ensuring fans will have an over-the-air option to watch Indy Eleven contests through the 2022 USL Championship campaign. Fans of Indiana’s Team will be able to watch 20 games during the 2021 […]
Wanting a more cost-effective way to close caption its content, Circle City Broadcasting’s CW affiliate WISH Indianapolis selected the automated enCaption4 system from ENCO to meet its both its scheduled and late-breaking captioning needs. Prior to adopting enCaption4, all of WISH’s closed captioning was done by human transcribers through a service company that would dial in to the station’s caption encoders. The […]
Circle City Broadcasting has hired Raymond J. Brune as senior executive producer of news and programming for its CW affiliate WISH Indianapolis. Brune has created more than 15,000 hours of live TV news content, launched several networks, and managed major news organizations. His resume includes stints as vice president and executive producer of news for E! […]
DuJuan McCoy, owner, president and CEO of Circle City Broadcasting, and Ravi Kapur, owner of independent WRJK-LP Chicago (DMA 3), today announced an agreement to broadcast news from Circle City’s WISH Indianapolis on a subchannel. WRJK will carry more than 80 weekly hours of WISH’s News 8 broadcasts in the Chicago and Northwest Indiana region […]
Circle City Broadcasting’s CW affiliate WISH Indianapolis (DMA 25) today announced that reporter Dick Wolfsie will be retiring after 30 years at the station and more than 40 years in Indianapolis. WISH will celebrate his career with A Legend Retires … A Week with Wolfsie beginning Monday, July 27. Memorable stories and contributions from Wolfsie will […]
DuJuan McCoy, owner, president and CEO of Circle City Broadcasting, and Drew Sumrall, CEO of Family Broadcasting, today announced a multi-year agreement to air live News 8 newscasts from Circle City’s CW affiliate WISH Indianapolis (DMA 25) in South Bend, Ind. (DMA 98). Family Broadcasting’s independent WHME “will air more than 60 hours of live […]
Circle City Broadcasting CW affiliate WISH Indianapolis (DMA 25) has hired McKinzie Roth as the station’s “Entertainment Insider,” dedicated exclusively to covering the entertainment industry. She joins WISH from Indianapolis’ hit morning radio show on WNOW-FM and KROI Houston. She has also covered entertainment for KGW-TV and KUPL-FM in Portland, Ore. Roth has extensive freelance and […]
Bitcentral, a provider of efficient media workflows in the U.S. and Latin America, signed a three-year agreement to implement its production, cloud streaming and video monetization solution fuel at WISH Indianapolis, which took place this week. WISH is a CW affiliate acquired by Circle City Broadcasting from Nexstar in 2019 as part of a $42.5 […]
Randy Ingram, VP-GM of Circle City Broadcasting’s CW affiliate WISH Indianapolis (DMA 25), today announced an expansion of its Saturday 10 p.m. newscast, beginning Nov. 23. “We know viewers’ lives are very busy, especially on the weekend. We’re expanding our coverage, once again, to make it more convenient for them to stay informed with WISH-TV,” said Ingram. “We […]
Circle City Broadcasting’s CW affiliate WISH Indianapolis (DMA 25) has made two appointments in its news department: Erika Facey-Palmer is manager of content, and Katie Simon is daybreak executive producer for WISH-TV’s News 8. “We’re adding two major power players in local television journalism to our WISH-TV news operation,” said Al Carl, WISH news director. Erika and Katie bring […]
Under new management led by DuJuan McCoy, the Indianapolis CW affiliate is looking to hire a reporter “dedicated exclusively to covering multicultural issues within the Indiana community.”
Last week on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center, ads were posted for open positions at the University of Rhode Island, WISH in Indianapolis, and KETV in Omaha.
Phil Sanchez and Annessa Chumbley will host the new one-hour broadcast that will cover the day’s events, news and weather, presented in what the station calls “a uniquely different style.”
The agreement with DuJuan McCoy’s new Circle City Broadcasting I marks the completion of Nexstar’s divestiture plan to secure approvals for its Tribune Media purchase. The total gross proceeds from the planned sale of the 21 stations being divested amounts to $1.36 billion.
With the new broadcast that will launch this fall, Nexstar’s Indianapolis CW affil will provide 75 hours of local news and programming per week.
WISH, a CW affiliate, is partnering with Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis to increase leadership development for girls throughout the area. “With WISH and The CW’s support, Girls Inc. is able to provide programming to the supergirls of Indianapolis so they have the tools to be the super leaders of tomorrow,” said Elyssa Campodonico-Barr, Girls Inc. president.
CW affliliate WISH Indianapolis (DMA 28), owned by Nexstar Media Group, and WIBC-FM there, owned by Emmis Communications, join forces today in a newsgathering partnership. “We are excited to partner with such an iconic radio news operation,” said Randy Ingram, WISH vice president and general manager. “Like WISH-TV, WIBC is a legacy news station which has been a […]
Nexstar’s CW affiliate WISH Indianapolis (DMA 28) plans to expand its weekend morning local news programming by one additional hour, beginning Sept. 15. On that day News 8 Daybreak is going “All Local All Morning” and will air from 5:30 to 10 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Randy Ingram, WISH VP-GM, said: “Viewers continue to […]
Christopher McDonnell will oversee KRON San Francisco and Randy Ingram will head the Indianapolis duopoly of WISH-WNDY.
Media General CW affiliate WISH Indianapolis (DMA 27) announced today that political reporter Jim Shella is retiring, after covering Hoosier politics for more than 34 years. “I arrived at WISH-TV looking for a job and found a career,” said Shella. “I have been given the privilege to cover Indiana politics with the freedom to pursue […]
He’s exiting the Media General-owned CW affiliate after two years for an undisclosed post in another market.
The last year has been a tumultuous one for TV broadcasters in the 27th market. One local media buyer called the current picture “utter chaos.” When CBS moved its affiliation from WISH to WTTV, the latter added another 24.5 hours of local TV news to the market mix. And to fill the CBS hole, WISH increased its local news offering 42%, to 64.5 hours per week. WRTV also added newscasts, upping its weekly amount to 40 hours. WXIN, already a local TV news heavyweight, broadcasts a whopping 66 hours per week while local ratings king WTHR airs 38.5.