The former general sales manager will now oversee the group’s CBS affiliate, WGME, as well as the market’s Fox affiliate, WPFO, with which Sinclair has a joint sales agreement.
Portland, Maine, CBS affiliate WGME and Fox affiliate WPFO each carry commentary segments by Boris Epshteyn nine times a week on orders from their owner, Sinclair Broadcasting Group, the nation’s largest owner of local television stations and an aggressive, unabashed disseminator of conservative commentary supporting the Trump wing of the Republican Party. The commentaries are raising some eyebrows among viewers and others in the state.
This is the second in a series of articles previewing the finalists in the 2013 PromaxBDALocal Awards. The winners will be announced at the PROMAX Station Summit on Thursday, June 27, in Las Vegas. The category today is News/Information Program Spot, which is any video created to promote a news, information or current affairs program, etc. The finalists are WJBK Detroit; KPIX San Francisco; WPFO Portland, Maine; WGN Chicago; CP24 Toronto; and CTV-BC Vancouver.