Sinclair moves him from GSM in Omaha, Neb., to lead its NBC affiliate in Toledo, Ohio.
Sinclair says all of the local news at its Toledo, Ohio, NBC affiliate “will continue to be covered by local reporters and will be produced in Toledo,” but the technical aspects of the newscast will be handled by staff at Sinclair’s WSBT South Bend, Ind., which will also take over master control. The Toledo Blade reports the move will result in layoffs.
The group owner moves John Nizamis from head of WNWO Toledo, Ohio, to lead WSBT South Bend, Ind., and promotes Charity Freeman to succeed him.
The two-year agreement returns the Sinclair NBC affiliate to Buckeye systems in Toledo, where it’s been dark for seven months.
Aimed at enhancing the on-air product and increasing community involvement, the Toledo, Ohio, NBC affiliate has made changes to its top-level management. Five employees, all from Granite Broadcasting Corp., recently came to Toledo in a move made by WNWO’s owner, Sinclair Broadcast Group.
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., owner of the Toledo NBC affiliate has installed a new management team as part of its plan to beef up the station’s position in the marketplace. John Nizamis has been named the new GM, replacing Chris Topf; Charity Freeman has been named general sales manager; Nicole Hahn has been named news director; Emily Ashmawi is the new digital content manager; and Jason Ashmawi will become promotions director.
The owner of Toledo, Ohio, NBC affiliate WNWO tells the cable operator’s subscribers the station is gone for the foreseeable future and encourages them to switch to Dish Network, DirecTV or AT&T U-verse.
Buckeye CableSystem will give its Toledo-area customers a small credit each month until the cable television company and Sinclair Broadcast Group agree on a new contract that allows Buckeye to resume carrying Sinclair’s NBC affiliate WNWO.
WNWO, Sinclair Broadcast Group’s NBC affiliate in Toledo Ohio, ordered Buckeye CableSystem to remove its signal from Buckeye’s carriage after the existing retransmission consent contract between the two expired.
The veteran Toledo television newsman is returning to the market this month as news director and 6 p.m. anchor of Barrington Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate.
Ohio NBC affiliates have partnered to present the first televised statewide debate of Issue 2, a referendum on a controversial new law that made changes to a variety of government laws and policies.The debate from Columbus on Oct. 25 will be carried live on WDTN Dayton, WCMH Columbus, WLWT Cincinnati, WKYC Cleveland, WLIO Lima, WNWO Toledo, WTOV Wheeling-Steubenville, WFMJ Youngstown and WHIZ Zanesville. It will also be streamed live on each of the station’s websites.
Barrington Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate WNWO Toledo, Ohio (DMA 70) has added Earth NetworksSM’s WeatherBug service, giving the station access to cameras at local schools and public buildings to provide up-to the-minute weather information. The partnership makes WNWO the only station in the Toledo region to use detailed forecasts and high-definition images from various WeatherBug Weather […]
The Barrington Broadcasting NBC affiliate in Toledo, Ohio, promotes Internet Managing Editor Amulya Raghuveer to news director, taking over for Media Operations Manager Rich Stewart, who had been serving as interim news editor.