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.
New jobs posted last week on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center are for Cox Media and Hearst stations in Georgia and Pennsylvania for a news photographer/videographer and a creative services director.
Cox Media Group-owned WPXI Pittsburgh News Director Suzanne Nadell is leaving next month to take a similar position at Cox’s WSB-TV in Atlanta. Her replacement in Pittsburgh will be in-house: Managing Editor Scott Trabandt.
He moves from the Cox’s radio and TV properties in Orlando to succeed the retiring Steve Riley at its Atlanta ABC affiliate.
He’s stepping down from the Cox Atlanta ABC affiliate and leaving broadcasting after 39 years in the business.
The Cox Atlanta ABC affiliates promotes her to succeed the retiring Debbie Denechaud.
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.”
Cox Media Group’s ABC affiliate WSB Atlanta (DMA 10) is moving the syndicated viral video show Right This Minute to its daytime lineup beginning this fall. Right This Minute joins WSB’s daytime syndication and network lineup that includes Live with Kelly, The View, The Chew and General Hospital. “Channel 2 remains one of the top […]
When it comes to social media, the Cox-owned ABC affiliate is ahead of all the other news outlets in the country’s ninth largest market in both social actions and fan followers, according to Shareablee data. Fox O&O WAGA ranks second.