WISH, WNDY To Air 35 Indianapolis Indians Home Games

Circle City Broadcasting’s WISH (CW) and WNDY (MNT) will air 35 home games of the minor league Indianapolis Indians, with the first telecast to be the club’s season opener on Tuesday, April 5, on WNDY. “Circle City Broadcasting is thrilled to continue our partnership with the Indianapolis Indians and provide our viewers a front row […]

Indianapolis Stations Court New Viewers

New owners shake up television in the Indiana capital.

WISH Extends Soccer Carriage Through 2022 Season

The Indy Eleven of the United Soccer League and Circle City Broadcasting’s CW affiliate WISH signed a two-year extension of their broadcast agreement, ensuring fans will have an over-the-air option to watch Indy Eleven contests through the 2022 USL Championship campaign. Fans of Indiana’s Team will be able to watch 20 games during the 2021 […]

WISH Expands Captioning Possibilities With ENCO’s enCaption4

Wanting a more cost-effective way to close caption its content, Circle City Broadcasting’s CW affiliate WISH Indianapolis selected the automated enCaption4 system from ENCO to meet its both its scheduled and late-breaking captioning needs. Prior to adopting enCaption4, all of WISH’s closed captioning was done by human transcribers through a service company that would dial in to the station’s caption encoders. The […]


Openings In Video Production, Sales, Research

Last week on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center, ads were posted for open positions at the University of Rhode Island, WISH in Indianapolis, and KETV in Omaha.

DMA 28

Nexstar Selling Two Indianapolis TVs For $42.5M

The agreement with DuJuan McCoy’s new Circle City Broadcasting I marks the completion of Nexstar’s divestiture plan to secure approvals for its Tribune Media purchase. The total gross proceeds from the planned sale of the 21 stations being divested amounts to $1.36 billion.

DMAS 6 & 27

New Nexstar GMs In San Fran., Indianapolis

Christopher McDonnell will oversee KRON San Francisco and Randy Ingram will head the Indianapolis duopoly of WISH-WNDY.


DMA 27

WISH Indianapolis Lands Chicago Blackhawks

Media General’s CW affiliate WISH Indianapolis (DMA 27) on Monday announced a new broadcast partnership with WGN Sports that includes the live broadcast of 19 hockey games during the 2015-16 season, beginning Oct. 10. “We’re proud to bring the winning tradition of Blackhawks hockey to WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV [co-owned MNT affiliate WNDY],” said GM Les […]


WISH-WNDY To Carry Cubs, White Sox

Media General-owned CW affiliate WISH Indianapolis (DMA 27) and co-owned independent WNDY will be that market’s new homes of the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox, beginning in April. “We’re excited to bring the Cubs, the White Sox and professional baseball to fans all across Central Indiana,” said Les Vann, WISH president-GM. “Between WISH-TV and […]


Jim Hess Named WISH-WNDY Local Sales Manager

Media General has named Jim Hess local sales manager of its WISH (CBS) and WNDY (MNT) Indianapolis (DMA 27). Effective Monday, Jan. 19, Hess will spearhead local sales efforts for the two stations, WISHTV.com and LIN Digital’s products and marketing solutions that are sold to local clients. Hess has spent the last 10 years as […]


Les Vann Named GM Of WISH-WNDY

He takes over the helm of LIN’s CBS-MNT duopoly in Indianapolis, joining from LIN’s WJCL Savannah, Ga., where he will be succeeded by Steve Doerr.


WISH Expands Its 10 P.M. News On WNDY

The WISH-produced evening newscast on sister station WNDY will become an hour starting on Monday, Jan. 6.