The $535 million deal for WTHR Indianapolis and WBNS-AM-FM-TV Columbus, Ohio, closes.
The Dispatch Broadcast Group executive will make the move once the sale of its stations to Tegna closes. He will be succeeded as president-GM of WTHR Indianapolis by Michael Brouder.
In addition to the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis and CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, it’s also getting WBNS-AM-FM in Columbus.
Dispatch taps the broadcast and cable news veteran to lead its news and digital team at the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis.
John Stehr, longtime anchor at Dispatch’s NBC affiliate WTHR Indianapolis (DMA 28) has announced his retirement. Stehr’s final day as weekday anchor of 13 Eyewitness News will be Dec. 21. “John has made a tremendous impact on our station and across Central Indiana,” says Larry Delia, WTHR president-GM and president of Dispatch Broadcast Group. “We […]
The Dispatch Broadcast Group stations expand coverage leading up to the midterm elections by carrying debates, weekly political shows plus online offerings.
John Stehr, longtime anchor at Dispatch Broadcast Group’s NBC affiliate in Indianapolis (DMA 28), announced that he will retire on June 20. “John has made a tremendous impact on our station and across Central Indiana,” says Larry Delia, WTHR president-GM and president of Dispatch Broadcast Group. “We cannot thank John enough for his contributions as […]
The last of Indianapolis broadcast affiliates disappeared this week from Comcast’s station lineup in Lafayette, Ind., completing a purge of stations after Star City Broadcasting introduced its three network affiliates to the Lafayette market over the past two years.
Dispatch Broadcast Group’s WTHR Indianapolis (NBC) and WBNS Columbus, Ohio (CBS) are now off of DirecTV and AT&T U-verse. In a statement, Dispatch said that it “has completed numerous retransmission agreements in the past 12 months at fair market rates without any service interruption. Unfortunately, after offering an extension last Friday to hopefully reach a fair market deal, the deadline to reach a fair agreement with DirecTV and AT&T U-verse has passed, resulting in the interruption of service …. We will continue to work towards a fair agreement with DirecTV and AT&T U-verse and hope to resolve this situation as soon as possible.”