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.
He joins from WCNC Charlotte, N.C., to lead newsgathering at WGCL and WPCH.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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).
Meredith will debut an hour evening newscast in Atlanta produced by its CBS affiliate in Atlanta on its independent outlet there.
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.”
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.
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.
The group’s outlets in Atlanta, Hartford and Nashville are the latest to subscribe to the rating service.