REPORTING ON PROTEST

Reporting On Protest | Protest Coverage Awakens Traumatic Memory

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.”

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Openings In TV Sales And Operations

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.

WMC Memphis Broadcasts Home School Lessons On Subchannel

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 […]

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Directors Of TV Sales Positions Available Now

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.

DMA 50

WMC Memphis Debuts New News Set

DMA 50: MEMPHIS

Greg Phillips Named WMC News Director

Raycom moves him from WVUE New Orleans to oversee news at its NBC affiliate in Memphis beginning Feb. 12.

DMA 51: MEMPHIS

Jonathan Mitchell Named VP-GM of WMC

The local TV veteran will oversee Raycom’s NBC affiliate in Memphis.

TVN SOCIAL SCORECARD: DMA 51

WMC Tops The Social Standings 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.

 

DMA 50: MEMPHIS

WMC Makes Fill-In Anchor Anthony Permanent

DMA 50

WMC Memphis Anchor Ursula Madden Leaves

DMA 50

WMC Memphis Unveils Storm Chase Vehicle

DMA 50 (MEMPHIS)

Ron Childers In For Retiring Dave Brown At WMC

MARKET SHARE

Raycom Stations Unite For Tornado Relief

DMA 50

WMC Memphis Adds Tracey Rogers As GM

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.

DMAS 50 & 93

WMC GM Meredith Leaving For Baton Rouge

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.

SPECIAL REPORT: DIGINETS

News Finds A New Home Among Diginets

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.

DMA 49 (MEMPHIS)

WMC Reporter Arrested After Refusing To Move SUV

DMA 49 (MEMPHIS)

WMC Anchor Joe Birch Injured In Car Crash

DIGITAL DMAS (MEMPHIS, 49)

TV’s Social Barrage Meets Paper’s Paywall

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.

MEMPHIS SWEEPS

WMC, WREG Tops In Memphis News Numbers

DMA 50

Memphis Sweeps: WMC Dominates Ratings Race