The Cox-owned ABC affiliate in Charlotte, N.C., will launch a Spanish subchannel this summer carrying programming from the Telemundo network. Telemundo Charlotte will air on ch. 9.2. Laff, the comedy diginet currently at that dial position, will move to ch. 64.4 of co-owned independent WAXN.
Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Charlotte and Dayton are the latest additions to the Katz Broadcasting network that debuts on April 15.
Cox Media Group moves her from its independent WAXN Charlotte, N.C., to its ABC affiliate in the market. She succeeds Paul Briggs, who became VP-GM of CMG’s WHBQ Memphis late last year.
Longtime WSOC Charlotte, N.C., reporter and anchor Vince Coakley said Tuesday he’s running for the 12th Congressional District seat left vacant by Mel Watt’s resignation to take a federal appointment. The first Republican to announce for the race, the 48-year-old Coakley joins a number of Democrats who have said they’ll seek the office.
In Charlotte, N.C., media players are prepping for September’s Democratic National Convention and bulking up their social and mobile offerings. While The Charlotte Observer is the market’s top player, three TV sites — WCNC.com, WSOCtv.com and WBTV.com — are scrapping for prominence in a city where players differ sharply on how to use social media to drive traffic.
No one was taken hostage or injured after a woman put a gun to her head in the lobby of Cox Media’s ABC affiliate in Charlotte, N.C., last evening.