Longtime WISH Reporter Dick Wolfsie To Retire

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 […]

WISH Indianapolis Newscasts To Air Live In South Bend

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 […]

McKinzie Roth Joins WISH As Entertainment Reporter

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 […]

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WISH Airing Live Special About Indianapolis Crime

Bitcentral Implements Streaming Solution For WISH

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 […]

WISH Adds Another Weekend Newscast

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 […]

Erika Facey-Palmer, Katie Simon Join WISH Indianapolis

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 […]

DMA 25: INDIANAPOLIS

WISH Looking To Hire Multicultural Reporter

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.”

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Openings In Video Production, Sales, Research

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.

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WISH Adds Indiana Business Program

DMA 28: INDIANAPOLIS

WISH Slots 4 P.M. Local News-Talk Show

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.”

DMA 28

Nexstar Selling Two Indianapolis TVs For $42.5M

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.

DMA 28: INDIANAPOLIS

WISH Announces 4 P.M. News Expansion

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.

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WISH Helping ‘Supergirls’ With Scholarships

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.

DMA 28: INDIANAPOLIS

WISH Hires Two Meteorologists

DMA 28: INDIANAPOLIS

WISH, Radio Station Set News Partnership

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 […]

DMA 28: INDIANAPOLLIS

WISH Expands Weekend Daybreak News

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 […]

DMA 28: INDIANAPOLIS

WISH Forecaster Ken Brewer Resigns After 17 Years

DMA 28: INDIANAPOLIS

Mike Barz Joins WISH As Weeknight Anchor

DMA 28: INDIANAPOLIS

WISH Anchor Dave Barras Retires After 37 Years

DMA 27: INDIANAPOLIS

WISH Anchor Dave Barras To Retire In Dec.

DMA 27: INDIANAPOLIS

WISH Photog Helps Rescue Stranded Kayaker

DMA 27: INDIANAPOLIS

WISH Adds An Hour To Its Morning News

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WISH Earns Top News Award From Indiana AP

DMAS 6 & 27

New Nexstar GMs In San Fran., Indianapolis

Christopher McDonnell will oversee KRON San Francisco and Randy Ingram will head the Indianapolis duopoly of WISH-WNDY.

 

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WISH Surprises Family Who Escaped Abuse

DMA 27: INDIANAPOLIS

WISH Sports Anchor Moves To WTTV

DMA 27: INDIANAPOLIS

WISH Political Veteran Jim Shella To Retire

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 […]

DMA 27

WISH Indianapolis GM Les Vann Leaving

He’s exiting the Media General-owned CW affiliate after two years for an undisclosed post in another market.

DMA 27 (INDIANAPOLIS

Exodus Of Personalities Continues At WISH

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Indiana’s 200th Is A Year-Long Affair For WISH

DMA 27

CBS Shift Reorders Indianapolis TV Ratings

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.

DMA 27: INDIANAPOLIS

Two On-Air News Staffers Leave WISH

DMA 27: INDIANAPOLIS

WISH Launches Justice Network On Subchannel

Media General’s CW affiliate WISH Indianapolis (DMA 27) has launched the Justice Network diginet on its ch. 8.3 subchannel, replacing WISH’s weather radar. “Crime is a growing problem,” said Les Vann, WISH president-GM. “By making Justice Network available to our viewers, we are helping to keep Central Indiana safer. We’re proud to offer this mission-driven […]

DMA 27

WISH Indianapolis Launches AVI8OR Drone

Media General’s CW affiliate today introduced the only live newsgathering drone in the state. It’s flown by Chopper 8 Chief Pilot Keith McCutchen.

DMA 27: INDIANAPOLIS

WISH To Air Two Butler Men’s Basketball Games

Media General-owned CW affiliate WISH Indianapolis (DMA 27), will carry Butler University’s two men’s basketball exhibitions — versus Taylor University on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 2 p.m.; and versus Saint Joseph’s (Indiana) on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. Anthony Calhoun, WISH sports director, will handle the play-by-play, and will be joined by Ralph Reiff, […]

DMA 27

WISH Slots Live Indianapolis Mayoral Debate

The live, half-hour debate will air on Media General’s CW affiliate Friday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 to 7 p.m. from the WISH studios.

DMA 27

WISH Indianapolis Lands Chicago Blackhawks

Media General’s CW affiliate WISH Indianapolis (DMA 27) on Monday announced a new broadcast partnership with WGN Sports that includes the live broadcast of 19 hockey games during the 2015-16 season, beginning Oct. 10. “We’re proud to bring the winning tradition of Blackhawks hockey to WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV [co-owned MNT affiliate WNDY],” said GM Les […]

DMA 27

Lead Anchor Halvorson Out At WISH Indianapolis

DMA 27 (INDIANAPOLIS)

Anchor Phil Sanchez Returns To WISH

Media General’s CW affiliate WISH Indianapolis (DMA 27) is once again home to Phil Sanchez who is returning as weekend evening anchor. Sanchez rejoins the 24-Hour News 8 team after spending the last four years anchoring and reporting for WISH’s sister station, WNCN Raleigh, N.C. After graduating from Adelphi University, Sanchez began reporting for Long […]