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WOIO is objecting to the city of Cleveland’s ban on news media activities in specific areas of the city during the city’s now-extended curfew. VP-GM Erik Schrader asked the police to add a media exemption.
When Cleveland anchor Damon Maloney suddenly has to jump on a breaking story and cover it live on his station’s streaming platforms, he knows he’s in good hands. His own. It’s no longer unusual for stations to offer original streaming content. But Gray’s CBS affiliate WOIO is betting that it can make its mark with breaking news on OTT platforms by adding distinctive elements to its coverage. And the approach relies on technology that puts the talent in the driver’s seat, requiring journalists like Maloney to function as reporter, anchor, producer, director and executive producer all at the same time.
Branding is a tool that has been used to promote and market everything from soft drinks and automobiles to political campaigns and sports. It has been an essential part of television news for decades, growing in importance as both technology and viewing options have exploded.
Live streaming of breaking news is nothing new in the Cleveland-Akron market (DMA 19), but WOIO wanted to provide its viewers with more than just a video feed. In December, the Raycom Media-owned CBS affiliate began using its new ProHD Studio 4000 live production and streaming studio from JVC Professional Video to provide a scaled-down, cost-effective version of its […]
He comes to the Raycom CBS affiliate from WNEM Flint, Mich.
If you’ve heard the rumor that MNT affiliate WUAB Cleveland will be going off the air, relax. It isn’t gong anywhere. Its owner, Raycom Media, which also owns the market’s CBS affiliate WOIO, has sold the WUAB ch. 43 frequency as part of the FCC’s spectrum auction and will be airing WUAB on WOIO’s ch 19, with no disruption in signal, according to the duopoly’s GM Erik Schrader.
Erik Schrader has some tough decisions to make as he takes over as the new vice president and general manager at Raycom’s two Cleveland stations, WOIO (CBS) and WUAB (MNT). “My first goal is to take a couple of months and really get the rhythm of a place, to determine what is and isn’t working,” he says. “My goal is to keep an open mind and not make quick decisions based on perceptions, but really get a fix on the reality.”
The former WIAT Birmingham, Ala., GM will oversee Raycom’s CBS-MNT duopoly in Cleveland.
News-producing stations in the country’s 18th largest TV market have been hard at work preparing to offer comprehensive coverage of next week’s Republican National Convention that’s relevant to area viewers, while also ensuring staff have flexibility to cover unexpected activity and stay safe.
When Donald Trump and other Republican luminaries take their turns at the podium next month at the Republican National Convention, the reporters and producers of hundreds, maybe thousands, of television news organizations will focus their efforts on the messages emanating from the Quicken Loans Arena stage. The exception, though, will be the handful of hometown broadcast stations, whose cameras will be trained elsewhere.
Starting noon Monday, Aug. 24, you’ll notice some changes in the tone and style of the WOIO Cleveland newscasts. The station is saying a formal farewell to the wild and woolly 19 Action News format, rebranding its news operation Cleveland 19 News. The Raycom-owned CBS affiliate has been moving away from the raucous 19 Action News approach for a couple of years, but the station’s new executives felt it was time to accelerate the process.
The former news chief at WUSA Washington takes over Raycom’s Cleveland news operations, succeeding Dan Salamone.
Dan Salamone announced Monday that he was stepping down as the news director at Raycom’s Cleveland CBS affiliate WOIO and its sister station, WUAB (MNT). His last day will be Friday, Jan. 9. Salamone has been guiding the 19 Action News operation for nine years.
Raycom-owned CBS affiliate WOIO Cleveland (DMA 19) has signed Cleveland Browns legend Bernie Kosar for its Serpentini Tailgate 19 pregame show. A round table of revolving talent will offer perspectives throughout the season will include former Browns players Bernie Kosar, Bob Golic, Hanford Dixon and Joe Jurevicius; current Browns player Billy Winn; and radio commentators […]
He joined the Cleveland CBS affiliate in 2001 and oversaw considerable changes at WOIO’s news operation, where a red-graphics-laden, unapologetically tabloid style yielded significant ratings success.
A lawsuit filed last week against WOIO Cleveland and its parent company accuses the station of creating a sexually hostile work environment and retaliating against an advertising sales employee who complained about it to station managers. The complaint, filed by Kevin Flanigan II, also alleges the station encouraged the use of sexual favors and sexually explicit tactics to entice advertising clients and that drug use and alcohol use at advertising-related events was common.
The news at the top of the hour in Cleveland is that there’s a good chance someone new is giving you the news at the top of the hour. Major anchor changes at local stations have been rocking the market for several months, keeping viewers reeling.