New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a general manager, news director, news producers, account executives, MMJs, creative services director, news anchors, and sports journalist in eight different markets.
With backing from an Atlanta private equity firm, former Gray exec Bob Prather agrees to pay $115 million for five small-market network affils: Nexstar’s WFFT Ft. Wayne, Ind. (Fox, DMA 111) and KQTV St. Joseph, Mo. (ABC, DMA 201), and Media General’s KIMT Rochester, Minn.; (CBS, DMA 153), WTHI Terra Haute, Ind. (CBS, DMA 155); and WLFI Lafayette, Ind. (CBS, DMA 187).
Following the loss of Nexstar’s WFXW over the network’s demands for programming fees, Fox strikes deal with LIN’s CBS affiliate, WTHI, to carry Fox on a subchannel.