WGCL-WPCH Atlanta Expand Newscasts

Gray Television’s Atlanta duopoly of WGCL (CBS) and WPCH (independent) are increasing their local news offerings with the addition of a 7 p.m. newscast on WGCL and a 7 a.m. broadcast on WPCH. CBS46 News at 7pm debuted this week at the No. 1 spot among the local news competition, according to the station. The […]

Gray Up Michael Smith To WPCH Atlanta Station Manager

Gray Television today promoted Micheal Smith to the newly created position of station manager for Gray’s independent WPCH Atlanta (“PeachtreeTV”). For the past several years, he has been the marketing manager for both WPCH and co-owned CBS affiliate WGCL. Smith has been in the broadcast arena for more than 25 years in both radio and […]

Gray To Boost Original Content On WPCH Atlanta

WGCL-WPCH Atlanta Unveil Executive Changes

Kim Saxon becomes news director and Josh Morey is tapped as creative services director at Gray’s Atlanta duopoly.

Monica Pearson Joins WGCL-WPCH Atlanta

Five Atlanta Stations Launch NextGen TV

WPCH, WGCL, WSB, WAGA and WXIA are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Beth Miller Walsh New WGCL-WPCH Sales Director

Walsh brings 20 years of media sales experience at TV stations and national rep firms to the post at Meredith’s CBS affiliate and independent in Atlanta.

DMA 10: ATLANTA

Meredith Taps Matt King As Atlanta News Director

He joins from WCNC Charlotte, N.C., to lead newsgathering at WGCL and WPCH.

DMA 10: ATLANTA

Traffic At The Top In Atlanta Ratings Race

Cox Media Group’s WSB has been the beast in Atlanta for many years, but the race is tightening. Fox-owned WAGA is coming on strong with its relentless local content strategy, and the other players are shaking things up, too.

FCC Admonishes More Stations Over Political Ads

The FCC has rebuked Meredith’s WPCH Atlanta and Georgia Television’s WSB-TV Atlanta for failing to include “certain requests to purchase political ad time” for non-candidate issue ads in their public files. The admonishment, which is a black mark that goes on their permanent records, resolves a half-dozen complaints filed by Issue One and the Campaign Legal Center dating from August 2017.

DMA 10: ATLANTA

WGCL-WPCH Ups Jeff Holub To Station Manager

WGCL (CBS) and WPCH (independent), Meredith Corp.’s duopoly in Atlanta (DMA 10), on Wednesday promoted Jeff Holub to station manager, effective immediately. Holub most recently served as creative services director, overseeing all marketing, promotions, and production activities. As station manager, Holub will work with VP-GM Lyle Banks toward the continued creation and execution of strategic […]

DMA 9

Banks Named GM Of Meredith Atlanta Duo

Veteran broadcaster Lyle Banks will oversee CBS affiliate WGCL and independent WPCH beginning today. He succeeds Mark Pimentel, who held the post for two years.

DMA 9

WOW! Battling Meredith Over Atlanta Retrans

Amid what is relatively light turn-of-the-year infighting between broadcasters and their MVPD partners, WideOpenWest-owned Atlanta-area operator NuLink has lost access to Meredith’s local CBS affiliate WGCL and co-owned independent WPCH (Peachtree TV).

DMA 10

‘CBS46 News At 9’ To Air On WPCH Atlanta

Meredith will debut an hour evening newscast in Atlanta produced by its CBS affiliate in Atlanta on its independent outlet there.

FCC Complaints Allege Public File Violations

Earlier this week, the Campaign Legal Center and Issue One, two political “watchdog” organizations, filed FCC complaints against two Atlanta TV stations, WPCH and WSB, alleging violations of the rules that govern the documents that need to be placed into a station’s public inspection file regarding political “issue advertising.”

FCC OKs Time Warner Sale Of WPCH

The FCC said on Monday it approved Time Warner’s sale of WPCH Atlanta to Meredith Corp. for $70 million, a transaction that could help speed Time Warner’s planned merger with AT&T.

DMA 10

Meredith Buying WPCH Atlanta For $70M

Meredith has been operating the Time Warner-owned independent through joint sales and shared services agreements since 2011. T ime Warner is in the process of merging with AT&T and WPCH is its only station. Disposing of WPCH might help Time Warner side-step FCC review of the merger, which the parties have been pushing for in Washington.

Rentrak Adds Four More Meredith Stations

The group’s outlets in Atlanta, Hartford and Nashville are the latest to subscribe to the rating service.