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 […]
Veteran news anchor and journalist Karen Meyers is joining Global Broadcasting’s ABC affiliate WLNE Providence, R.I. (DMA 53), at the anchor desk for the station’s 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts. A graduate of Boston College and winner of an Edward R. Murrow Award, Meyer’s experience includes time as an anchor/reporter at WTTG Washington; WXXA […]
WJAR, the NBC affiliate in Providence, R.I., is aiming to be the first station in the market with high-definition news, but others won’t be far behind as WPRI (CBS), WNAC (Fox) and WLNE (ABC) are also gearing up.
Citadel’s new ABC affiliate in Rhode Island joins three others in being repped by the Katz division.
Kevin O’Brien still hasn’t given up on winning back control of the Providence, R.I., ABC affiliate. He will appeal the March 22 sale of the station in a court auction to the Rhode Island Supreme Court, according to his attorney. Citadel Communications took over management of WLNE on Sunday after buying the station at auction in a deal valued at $5.8 million, including $4 million in cash. The FCC must still approve the transaction.
As many as nine staffers were sent packing on Friday and Saturday at the Rhode Island ABC affiliate that was recently acquired by Citadel Communications, including chief engineer Jim Brown and assignment editor Neil Remiesiewicz.
VP-General Manager Steve Doerr will leave the Providence, R.I., ABC affiliate at the end of this month. Doerr told the staff that after discussions with the new owner, Citadel Broadcasting, he would be stepping down.
Former Providence Mayor Joseph R. Paolino Jr. said his investment group plans to submit a counter-bid to the $4-million offer for WLNE, from Citadel Communications.
Others interested in bidding for the Providence, R.I., ABC affiliate have until March 18 to submit offers.