Brandon Richard: “As an anchor/reporter at WMC-TV Memphis, I found myself trapped in narrow downtown streets between police and a lingering, angry group of protestors. With no camera or station-branded microphone in hand, I was an African-American man vulnerable to police interpretation.”
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in Richmond and Memphis for a senior sales account exec and a technical media producer, which combines the roles of a traditional newscast director and master control operator.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced widespread school closures in the United States and an unprecedented disruption of K-12 education. For children living in homes without broadband internet service, the lack of schooling cannot simply be replaced by online distant learning substitutes. Gray Television’s NBC affiliate WMC Memphis (DMA 51), in partnership with Shelby County Schools, is offering […]
Just posted last week to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center are directors of TV sales openings by Gray, Meredith, Nexstar and News Press & Gazette for stations in Memphis, Hampton Roads, Colorado Springs and Greenville, S.C.
Raycom moves him from WVUE New Orleans to oversee news at its NBC affiliate in Memphis beginning Feb. 12.
The local TV veteran will oversee Raycom’s NBC affiliate in Memphis.
Raycom’s NBC affiliate leads its local peers in an active social media market according to Shareablee data. A constantly reassessed approach to Facebook and a steady daily use of Facebook Live is putting it there.
Tracey Rogers has been named vice president and general manager of Raycom’s Memphis NBC affiliate. Rogers, who has been VP-GM of Raycom’s KAIT Jonesboro, Ark., succeeds Lee Meredith, who moved to Raycom’s Baton Rouge, La., duopoly.
Lee Meredith, VP-GM of Raycom’s NBC affiliate WMC Memphis, is leaving his post in the next few weeks to oversee operations at Raycom’s CBS affiliate WAFB and WBXH, an MNT affil in Baton Rouge, La. Meredith will replace Sandy Breland, who left Baton Rouge for WVUE New Orleans. Meredith’s replacement has not yet been named.
Stations started dabbling with inserting newscasts into their diginet subchannels about five years ago and they say they expect the practice to become more pervasive as more stations recognize the revenue and promotional potential. Among the experiments is producing newscasts that air at non-traditional times — 7-9 a.m. or 9 p.m. — when primary channels are airing network programming.
Memphis, Tenn.’s daily paper the Commercial Appeal has seen its traffic decline 30% since putting up a paywall last December and the city’s TV stations — WHBQ, WMC, WPTY and WREG — are using social media to win over and engage the region’s online population.