Eight CBS Stations To Ditch CW And Go Independent This Fall

The CW is about to lose eight important affiliates: the CBS owned and operated stations that are currently affiliated with the Nexstar-owned network will become independent in September. The  stations are WPSG Philadelphia, WUPA Atlanta, KBCW San Francisco, KSTW Seattle, WTOG Tampa-St. Petersburg, WKBD Detroit, KMAX Sacramento and WPCW Pittsburgh. This will give the CBS stations group 14 CBS Television Network stations and 13 independents.

WUPA Atlanta Brings Back 10 P.M. Newscast

3 CBS-Owned CW Stations Add 10 P.M. News

CBS Television Stations is introducing nightly 10 p.m. news at owned CW affiliates in Detroit, Atlanta and Tampa. None of the stations currently feature newscasts. Each of the three stations is hiring multimedia journalists to create news content. The newscasts will be produced at another CBS-owned station, which will add national news, sports and weather, then sent back to the station where it will air.

Why Is WUPA Atlanta Hiring 2 Reporters When It Has No News Operation?

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CBS O&Os Make Atlanta, Detroit Exec Moves

Tom Canedo to rejoin WUPA as GM; current WUPA Station Manager Tim Bennett will remain in Atlanta as VP-sales manager, southeast region for CBS National Spot Sales. Brian Watson named VP-station manager and sales director at WWJ-WKBD in Detroit.


Tim Bennett Named WUPA Station Manager

The veteran television sales executive has been promoted to VP and Station Manager at CBS-owned WUPA Atlanta, the CW affiliate in the country’s ninth largest market, as well as director of sales at the CBS Television Stations’ national spot sales office in Atlanta.


Jack Walsh Named GM Of WUPA Atlanta

The veteran Atlanta TV executive succeeds Tom Canedo as head of the CBS Television Station group’s CW affiliate.

DMA 8, 14

CW Station Execs In Tampa, Atlanta Add Stripes

Veteran local television station executives Laura Caruso and Tom Canedo have been promoted to VP-general managers of the CBS Television Station group’s CW affiliates in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla. (DMA 14), […]