Today, Standard Media Group’s ABC affiliate WLNE Providence, R.I. (DMA 56), is debuting what it calls “Southern New England’s only local 4 p.m. news program,” First at Four with Alana Cerrone. “We are delighted to add First at Four with Alana Cerrone to our news programming, said Tina Castano, general manager. “With the COVID-19 pandemic […]
Deb McDermott’s new Standard Media is buying the Providence, R.I., and Lincoln, Neb., ABC affiliates from Phil Lombardo for $83 million and she says she’s looking for more.
The Citadel ABC affiliate promotes from within find new general manager, local sales manager, traffic manager, director of broadcast operations and promotion director.
Dish has reached a multi-year agreement with Citadel Communications for carriage of the ABC affiliate in Providence, R.I. The two sides had been working on a new agreement since late August when the old pact expired. Dish and Citadel signed a handful of temporary agreements to avoid a blackout.
Dish said Wednesday it could lose the signal for ABC affiliate WLNE Providence, R.I., due to a dispute with its owner, Citadel Communications, over carriage fees.
The ABC affiliate in Providence, R.I., promotes him to take over sports leadership upon the retirement of Ken Bell at the end of next month.
Ken Bell, sports director of Citadel Communications-owned ABC affiliate WLNE Providence, R.I. (DMA 52), has announced his retirement after 35 years with the station. Bell got his start in radio as a freshman at the University of Colorado. His senior year, he would land his first TV job as a weekend sportscaster in Denver. He […]
She returns to the ABC affiliate that she joined in 1999 to lead its news operations.
Christina Myers will join John Deluca at the WLNE Providence, R.I., anchor desk weeknights for ABC6 News at 6 and 11 beginning June 27. Prior to joining WLNE, she worked as a weekend anchor/reporter for KGUN Tucson, Ariz., a morning anchor/investigative reporter for KAUZ Wichita Falls, Texas, and an anchor-reporter for WPRO-AM Providence. Myers […]
A breach of highly confidential personnel records at Citadel Communication’s Providence, R.I., ABC affiliate has lead to an investigation by the Rhode Island State Police, the firing of four members of the news organization and three suspensions. Included in the firings is Alexandra Cowley, the anchor for the evening news and an emerging star in the Providence television market.
Citadel Communications-owned ABC affiliate WLNE Providence, R.I. (DMA 52) has added Jeff Desnoyers to its weather team as evening meteorologist beginning today. A graduate of Mississippi State University, prior to coming to WLNE Desnoyers was at FiOS1News forecasting the weather for Long Island, New Jersey and the lower Hudson Valley. He also served as a […]
Media measurement company Rentrak has signed a multi-year agreement with Citadel Communications for its ABC-affiliate WLNE Providence, R.I. (DMA 53). The station becomes the second in Providence to use Rentrak’s passive measurement system, including Rentrak’s single-source automotive information, to sell the value of their audiences and inventory in reaching actual purchasers. “We are excited to […]
Cindy Walsh today was named local sales manager at ABC affiliate WLNE Providence, R.I. (DMA 53), moving from her duties as national sales manager. Walsh joined WLNE in 2011 as an account executive and was promoted to national sales manager after four months. A graduate of Assumption College, she previously worked for WPRO-AM and WLWC-TV, […]
ABC affiliate WLNE Providence (DMA 53), has promoted Mike LaCrosse to the anchor desk for the station’s weekend broadcasts. LaCrosse joined the station in 2013 as a photojournalist, joining from WGGB Springfield, Mass., where he was also a photojournalist. He is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
The Providence ABC affiliate will present 2014 the debate a week after primary elections from Roger Williams University, with support from Cox Communications.
ABC affiliate WLNE Providence, R.I. (DMA 53), has named Liz Tufts co-anchor with Mark Curtis of its weeknight ABC6 News at 5 and 5:30 p.m. beginning Aug. 20. Tufts has been anchor-producer of WLNE’s weekend newscasts for the past three years. She joined the station in 2011 as an anchor/photojournalist. A graduate of Emerson College […]
ABC affiliate WLNE Providence, R.I. (DMA 53) has moved Alexandra Cowley to co-host its 6 and 11 p.m. weekday newscasts alongside John Deluca beginning Aug. 20. Cowley joined the station in 2011 as a photo journalist, and most recently has been co-anchoring the station’s 5 and 5:30 p.m. newscasts with Mark Curtis. Prior to coming […]
The former sales manager of KOAA Colorado Springs is tapped to head sales at the Providence, R.I., ABC affil.
ABC affiliate WLNE Providence, R.I. (DMA 53), sports anchor Matt Blanchette is moving from the sports desk to join Doreen Scanlon as co-anchor of the station’s 5 and 6 a.m. newscasts beginning Monday Jan. 27. A native Rhode Islander, Matt grew up in Glocester and went to Ponaganset High School. A graduate of Boston University, […]
The former assistant news director of WPMT Harrisburg, Pa., takes over the news reins at Citadel’s Providence, R.I., ABC affil.
Chris Tzianabos, GM of the Providence, R.I., ABC affiliate, says Robert Rockstroh has resigned but will stay on at the station “for a period of time.” Rockstroh came to WLNE in 2011.
The ABC affiliate promotes its local sales manager, Michael Troiano to lead the station’s multiplatform sales efforts.
In Rhode Island’s capital, the traditional media outlets are mired in what one expert calls “an analog mindset,” but a number of small independent startups are willing and eager to fill in the gaps in digital coverage left by the market’s TV stations and newspaper.
Cindy L. Walsh has been promoted from account executive to national sales manager for ABC affiliate WLNE Providence, R.I. (DMA 53). A graduate of Assumption College in Worcester, Mass., Walsh’s career includes sales and direct marketing positions with WPRO-AM and WLWC-TV Providence, and broadcast media buyer for Pro Media.
These affiliates in Providence, Des Moines, Davenport, Lincoln and Sioux City bring the ABC diginet’s U.S. clearance to about 55%.
The executive producer at a 24-hour FiOS news channel is tapped to head news operations at the Providence, R.I., ABC affiliate.
After just four months as the station’s news director, Irene Mahoney-Paige is out at Global Broadcasting’s Providence, R.I., ABC affiliate. Mahoney-Paige, who came to WLNE after three years as an executive producer at WTIC Hartford, Conn., is leaving following the November ratings results.
The former executive producer at WTIC Hartford, Conn., will head news operations at the Citadel Broadcasting ABC affil in Providence, R.I.
Michael Troiano today was named local sales manager of Citadel Communications’ ABC affiliate WLNE Providence, R.I. (DMA 53). A graduate of Bryant College with a concentration in finance, Troiano’s career has taken him from investment bank management to broadcast account executive at WABU (now WBPX) and WFXT, both Boston. Most recently, he has been local sales […]
The acquisition of ABC affiliate WLNE Providence, R.I., by Citadel Communications LLC was finalized Wednesday. Philip J. Lombardo, owner and CEO of Citadel, said in a statement: “The Federal Communications Commission approved the license transfer quickly and we are thrilled to take ownership. We are already in the process of converting the station to high-definition, a $1 million investment.” HD broadcast master control and production rooms are under construction, and plans are in the works to modify existing sets for local newscasts. The station hopes to be broadcasting in full HD by September.
News anchor, reporter and producer Liz Tufts will be joining Global Broadcasting’s ABC affiliate WLNE Providence, R.I. (DMA 53), as anchor of the station’s weekend newscasts beginning the week of June 13. A graduate of Emerson College, Tufts’ experience includes time as a reporter/producer/videographer at KLKN Lincoln, Neb., and, for the last six years, as […]