Callie Starnes was named station manager at WRCB, the NBC affiliate in Chattanooga, Tenn., owned by Sarkes Tarzian, and will become general manager at the end of the year. The station’s current GM, Pam Teague, was promoted to chief operating officer at Sarkes Tarzian.
Two journalists from WRCB Chattanooga, Tenn., were kicked out of a public town hall event and threatened with arrest for trying to ask a question of Republican U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has come under heavy criticism for supporting social media posts that advocated violence against Democratic officials.
The Sarkes Tarzian-owned stations — WRCB, the NBC affiliate in Chattanooga, Tenn., and KTVN, the CBS affiliate in Reno, Nev. — posted notices on their websites that U-verse is no longer carrying them. U-Verse owner AT&T and Sarkes Tarzian are fighting over how much the telco should pay to carry the two.
Sinclair’s ABC affiliate WTVC leads Chattanooga by a nose among local media outlets on social according to Shareablee data. But WRCB, Sarkes Tarzian’s NBC affiliate, is nipping at its heels and has the market’s largest number of fans/followers. Paul Greeley looks at how WRBC’s use of Facebook is powering that.
The GM of the NBC affiliate in Chattanooga, Tenn., owned by Sarkes Tarzian Inc. says it decided to not accept ads ‘for gay marriage’ or ‘against gay marriage’,” after the Freedom To Marry group attempted to buy time for a 30-second spot.
Sarkes Tarzian-owned WRCB Chattanooga, Tenn., cut its requested increase in the carrying fee for the Dish Network by more than half this week, but the NBC affiliate still hasn’t reached an agreement with the satellite provider as Dish subscribers enter their third week of a WRCB blackout.