NextGen TV Debuts On 8 Orlando Stations

WOFL, WRBW, WFTV, WRDQ, WKMG, WESH, WKCF and WUCF are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology


Job Openings In Sales, News, Creative Services

New TV job openings posted last week on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include opportunities at stations owned by Gray, NBC, Meredith, Cox and Graham in Charlotte, Orlando, Atlanta, Boston, San Antonio and the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City area of Michigan.


Cox Names Jason Meder GM Of WFTV-WRDQ

He joins the Orlando ABC-indie duo from a 16-year stint at the company’s Tampa, Fla., radio division.

DMA 19

WRDQ To Carry Orlando Lions Soccer

Major League Soccer’s Orlando City Lions today announced a multi-year local broadcast partnership with Cox Media’s independent WRDQ. The station will become the team’s exclusive English-language broadcast home. Financial terms […]

DMA 18

Curran Succeeding Bartelt At Cox In Orlando

CurranBarteltCox Media Group’s VP of Sales Paul Curran will take over as VP-GM of WFTV-WRDQ upon Shawn Bartelt’s retirement on June 19.

DMA 18

WRDQ Orlando Expands 10 P.M. News To Hour

Cox-owned ABC affiliate WFTV Orlando, Fla., has expanded its 10 p.m. news on co-owned  independent WRDQ to one hour Monday through Friday. “We’ve been on an upward trend with the 10 p.m.,” said Shawn Bartelt, general manager of the two stations.


WFTV Drops 6:30 P.M. News On WRDQ

When Cox Media ABC affiliate WFTV started a 4 p.m. newscast last week, the station canned a 6:30 p.m. newscast on co-owned independent WRDQ. Repeats of That ’70s Show are airing from 6 to 7 p.m. on WRDQ. “With the launch of the 4 p.m. news on WFTV, we felt it was the right time to put sitcoms in that hour, to prepare for the fall and to use some of the 6:30 resources for the 4 p.m.,” said WFTV-WRDQ GM Shawn Bartelt.


Reporter Jorge Estevez returning To WFTV