Chris Protzman To Lead Lockwood’s Knoxville Duopoly

The veteran Knoxville executive is chosen to succeed Neal Davis as GM of WTNZ (Fox) and WKNX (independent).


New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a general manager, news anchor, executive producer, integrated digital specialist, sales director, digital sales manager, account executive and news producer.

Neal Davis, WTNZ-WKNX Knoxville GM, To Retire

The veteran leader of Lockwood Broadcast Group’s Tennessee duopoly will end his 33-year career on Aug. 5.


Neal Davis Tapped To Be WTNZ-WKNX GM

Lockwood Broadcast Group is moving him from Wichita, Kan., to lead its Fox-indie duopoly in Knoxville, Tenn.

Raycom Names Ingram Regional Group VP

Station group veteran Tim Ingram will oversee stations in Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas and Iowa in addition to continuing leading WVIE New Orleans.


Bryce Caldwell Named WTNZ General Manager

The former local sales manager at Media General’s WATE Knoxville is tapped to oversee Raycom’s Fox affiliate in the market.

DMA 59

WBIR, WTNZ Deal Boosts News, Adds HD

Gannett NBC affiliate WBIR and Raycom Fox affil WTNZ have entered into an agreement that will lead to increased local news programming, including a two-hour morning news show that will usher in high-def broadcasts for the stations’ viewers. When the agreement takes effect March 28, WBIR will begin producing WTNZ’s Monday-Friday evening newscasts, which in coming weeks will expand from the current 35 minutes to an hour at 10-11 p.m. WTNZ’s weekend newscasts will remain 35 minutes.

DMA 59

WBIR To Produce HD Newscasts For WTNZ

Both Knoxville, Tenn., stations will be upgrading to high definition around May 1, with Gannett’s WBIR supplying morning, evening and weekend broadcasts for Raycom’s Fox affil WTNZ.