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CBS Stations To Make ‘EPIC’ Move In 13 Markets

Wendy McMahon, president, co-head of CBS News and Stations at ViacomCBS, announced that the CBS station group will be hiring to fill a number of newly created positions as executive producers impacting communities (EPIC).

WTAE Pittsburgh Smashes 2,365-Pound Pumpkin For Charity

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Stars Align For Stephen Arnold Music, Cox’s WFXT And WHBQ

The professionals at Stephen Arnold know news music. The creatives at Cox’s TV stations in Boston and Memphis, not so much. The two groups found the perfect collaborative synergy with Stream, a new news music package both stations are using.

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Scripps Literacy Campaign Distributing 200,000 Books To Kids

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KOAT Launches ‘KOATs For Kids’ Donation Drive

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KSWB’s Two-Minute Super News Tease Drives Ratings

KSWB San Diego took advantage of people watching a Fox network program to topically promote its late news and the next day’s morning news. The results were impressive.

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New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a news producer, a traffic coordinator and a digital sales manager for stations owned by Hearst, Nexstar and the Get After It Media network.

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The Great Debate About Local TV’s Recruitment Challenge

Ty Carver’s “Open Mike” opinion piece, Local TV Faces ‘The Great Resignation’ on TVNewsCheck on Oct. 8 started quite the debate. Here Paul Greeley responds specifically to some of Carver’s observations in his op-ed.

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KDKA Turkey Fund Celebrates 40 Years Of Helping Local Families

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Devlin Design Sweeps Set Design Category At Promax Awards

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WFTV Lets It Snow In Orlando For Nationwide PSA

On the hottest day of the year, WFTV made it snow in Orlando. “We had neighbors coming out and saying, whoa, what is going on, is this snow in Florida?” says Anthony Cervantes, WFTV’s director of retail services. It was all for a Toys for Tots PSA.

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New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for an assistant chief engineer, an IT engineer, an IT administrator, an MMJ and an anchor/reporter for stations owned by Gray, Nexstar and Hearst.

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WLS Celebrates Return Of Chicago Theater And Performing Arts

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Promax Unveils Its 2021 Local Award Winners

These awards honor the best examples from TV stations in the U.S. More than 100 judges from stations across the country chose 100 gold and silver award winners in 50 categories.

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Burt Spangler Named WSLS Creative Services Director

WSLS, Graham Media Group’s NBC affiliate in Roanoke, Va., has tapped Burt Spangler to be its new creative services director.

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KSTU’s ‘Goats Gone Wild’ Promo Grabs Viewer Interest

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KMGH And WXIA Earn National Awards For Breaking News And Investigation

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Tears And Hugs Are Plentiful When KVVU’s ‘Surprise Squad’ Arrives

Surprise Squad, an offering from Meredith’s Las Vegas Fox affiliate, has been surprising people with random acts of kindness and good will for 500 episodes over eight years. Viewers are sharing the love, and station executives and program sponsors aim to keep the surprises perpetually coming.

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New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for two general managers, three sales managers, an assistant news director, a producer, a maintenance tech and a master control op.

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NBCUniversal’s ‘Clear The Shelters’ Campaign Finds Homes For 136,000 Animals

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KCCI‘s Michelle Parker Inducted Posthumously Into Iowa Broadcasting Association Hall Of Fame

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New ‘WGN Morning News’ Promo Follows Self-Deprecating Pattern

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How Did WMSN Get Its New News Anchor To Do That?

Linda Hart and her team at WMSN, Sinclair’s Fox affiliate in Madison, Wis., came up with a winning idea to promote its new news anchor through a tie-in to Fox’s popular The Masked Singer.

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Millions Tuned Into WWL’s Streaming Content During Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida roared into Louisiana on Aug. 16, knocking out power to all of New Orleans. During the storm’s approach, landfall and immediate aftermath, WWL, Tegna’s CBS affiliate there, measured more than 15 million video plays on its YouTube channel alone.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a multimedia sales account executive, a digital content director and news directors for Hearst and Nexstar stations in Florida and California.

King And Kong To Broadcast NHL’s New Team Preseason Games

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KLST’s Giant Football Promo Makes A Big Impression

KFSN’s ‘Killer High’ Doc Represents Broadcasting’s Future

KFSN in Fresno, California, created an hour-long documentary examining California’s fentanyl epidemic and released it on streaming platforms a week before its broadcast on television. Why? “That is where we see the future of broadcasting,” says Tim Sarquis, KFSN’s executive producer of content development.

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Wisconsin Broadcasters Name Four To Hall Of Fame