Rebecca Barry, meteorologist at Graham Media’s independent WJXT Jacksonville, Fla., will be leaving the station effective March 22. She said: “I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity News4JAX gave me so many years ago. I’ve had the chance to learn from the best and work with the brightest here. I’m even more appreciative of the community who […]
High school seniors graduating in 2020 and excited for their moment on stage got their dreams dashed when the coronavirus crisis forced schools to delay, cancel or postpone graduation ceremonies. In Jacksonville, Fla., Bob Ellis, the general manager of Graham Media’s independent WJXT, said he felt compelled to do something to help “fill the emptiness so many people felt at having to stay home and have those graduations cancelled. It seemed a natural to go and figure out how to make it happen.”
WJXT, Graham Media’s independent station in Jacksonville, Fla., hopes a series of special reports and podcasts will generate new leads. The television special reports are about 3 minutes, and the podcasts, more in-depth, run about 22 minutes.
Graham Media’s independent WJXT Jacksonville, Fla. (DMA 42) has hired Justin Barney as sports editor. He joins the station Feb. 11 and will lead its sports department and coverage on all News4JAX platforms. He was most recently sports editor for the Florida Times-Union. “We have made significant changes to the way we approach sports over the […]
Graham Media’s independent WJXT Jacksonville, Fla. (DMA 47) has a new B512 Broadcast Series system from Gyro-Stabilized Systems (GSS), equipped with an Ikegami HDL-F3000 high sensitivity compact two-piece separate optics camera. The install represents the world’s first Gyro-Stabilized Systems B512 camera system powered by GSS’s GroundControl wireless bi-directional gimbal control solution. The station can fully remote-control the B512’s […]
Tegna’s NBC affiliate WTLV tops the Jacksonville, Fla., market in total social actions over the last six months, according to Shareablee, while Graham Media’s indie WJXT leads in fans/followers. WTLV’s news director says making social a constant part of the daily news discussion — and listening to the audience on Facebook — has helped move the station into the top slot.
In his book Towers in the Sand, Donn R. Colee Jr. recounts how WJXT Jacksonville, Fla., then owned by the Washington Post Co., scuttled the nomination by President Nixon of Judge G. Harrold Carswell.
Graham Media Group’s independent WJXT Jacksonville, Fla. (DMA 47), will launch the market’s first 4 p.m. daily newscast, News4JAX at 4pm, on-air and livestreaming on all platforms starting Jan. 23. The half hour newscast will be followed by Inside Edition at 4:30. “Jacksonville is a passionate local news town,” said Bob Ellis, VP-GM. “The people that live here want to know […]
Graham Media’s WJXT Jacksonville, Fla., has integrated LTE radios with all of their capabilities and software into 2 GHz Part 74 Broadcast Auxiliary Service channels. Two-way communications via the 2 GHz BAS system makes possible internet and newsroom computer system connectivity for reporters in the field, supports FTP file transfers, enables bidirectional intercom with the station, passes teleprompter data and sends return video from the station with only milliseconds of latency.
One former and one current Jacksonville Jaguar players — Mark Brunell and Malik Jackson, respectively — have joined Graham Media’s independent WJXT Jacksonville, Fla. (DMA 47), contributing to The Morning Show, Jaguars All Access, Jaguars Live, News4JAX and News4JAX.com. Every week Brunell will appear live on News4JAX with a Monday Morning Quarterback segment giving viewers his unique insights […]
Meteorologist Mark Collins returns to Graham Media’s WJXT Jacksonville, Fla. (DMA 47), in time for Hurricane Hermine coverage. He was a fill-in meteorologist and a weather producer at WJXT from 2010-11. He left WJXT in 2011 to anchor weekend weather at WTSP in Tampa. Recently he worked at the Florida Institute of Oceanography aboard research […]
Graham Media-owned independent WJXT captures the lead among local media in Jacksonville, Fla., on social in both total actions and fans/followers according to Shareablee data. Cox Media Group’s CBS affil WJAX is its closest competitor on both fronts.
Graham Holdings-owned WJXT Jacksonville, Fla. (DMA 47), circumvented traditional microwave technology for Fortress 4G LTE tech from General Dynamics Mission Systems’s LTE ENG network. It operated on WJXT’s existing broadcast auxiliary service (BAS) spectrum license, creating a remote broadcast “hotline” among multiple vehicles, including the WJXT news truck and the station. When the broadcast went […]
The Graham Media-owned stations have issued press releases saying they are scheduled to be pulled from the satellite service on July 22 unless a carriage deal can be reached.
Bob Ellis, GM of Graham Holdings’ independent WJXT Jacksonville, Fla. (DMA 48), announced Friday the expansion of his station’s evening news. Reporter-anchor Tarik Minor and reporter-anchor Kent Justice will join Tom Wills, Mary Baer, Rob Sweeting and Joy Purdy on weekday evening newscasts beginning Monday, June 1. Minor moves from The Morning Show at 9 […]
With new anchors, new call letters and a new pace, Action News on WFOX and WJAX presents itself as an alternative to the long-established brands of News4Jax (WJXT) and First Coast News (WTLV and WJXX).
The Jacksonville, Fla., independent’s a.m. broadcast will run from 4:30 to 10 a.m. beginning Monday, Oct. 28.