MARKET SHARE (DMA 133: COLUMBUS-TUPELO-WEST POINT, MS

WTVA Started By One Man In His Garage

DMA 133: TUPELO, MS

WTVA Promotes Steve Rogers To News Dir.

Heartland Media promotes one of its reporters to oversee news efforts at its NBC affiliate in North Mississippi.

Jobs In St. Louis, Tupelo And Richmond

Meredith’s CBS affil KMOV St. Louis is searching for a director of technology and operations. Heatland Media’s WTVA (NBC-ABC) in Tupelo, Miss., has an opening for a director of engineering. Raycom Media’s CW affiliate, WUPV in Richmond, Va., is in need of a director of new business development.To see all job openings on TVNewsCheck, click here.

DMA 133 (COLUMBUS-TUPELO-WEST POINT, MS)

WTVA Sale to Heartland Media Finalized

DMA 133

Heartland Media Buying WTVA Tupelo

Former Gray CEO Bob Prather’s Heartland Media has added its fifth station with this purchase from the Spain family’s WTVA Inc.

DMA 133

WTVA Tupelo Evacuated On Live TV

The Tupelo, Miss., NBC affiliate was evacuated as an apparent tornado bore down on the city Monday afternoon and the tense seconds leading up to the evacuation were broadcast out to the station’s viewers. WTVA Chief Meteorologist Matt Laubhan was in the studio as major storms approached Tupelo. During his broadcast, Laubhan switched to the station’s tower camera, which showed an ominous cloud approaching the city. He immediately ordered the station’s staff to head to the basement before following behind them.

DMA 133 (COLUMBUS-TUPELO-WEST POINT, MS)

Rentrak Adds 2 Stations in Columbus-Tupelo

The Mississippi NBC and Fox affiliates bring the number of stations using to Rentrak’s Census-Based Local TV Measurement Currency to 182 in 41 markets.

DMA 133

Meteorologist Dick Rice Steps Down At WTVA