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WRAL’s High School Quiz Show Kicks Off 27th Season

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WAVY Norfolk Continues Tradition Of Collecting Coats For Families

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WKMG Orlando Breaks The Traditional Newscast Mold

WKMG, Graham Media’s CBS affiliate in Orlando, Fla., changed its traditional weekday 5:30 p.m. newscast entirely to feature original digital content. On the first day, the program doubled its audience

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KNBC And KVEA Kick Off Campaign To Help Los Angeles Food Banks

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WXIN’s One-Day Event Helps Feed Central Indiana’s Hungry

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WXIX’s New AM News Promos Are Catchy And Promising

WXIX in Cincinnati has some new promos for its morning news that are upbeat and entertaining enough to watch over and over. What if watching the morning news helped you have a perfect day?

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WDIV Detroit Identified A ‘Promotable’ Story — Then Owned It

WDIV, Graham Media’s NBC affiliate in Detroit, saw that a story on its website about an upcoming bridge opening got tremendous engagement. The station doubled down and sent a crew of three people four hours away to make it a promotable event for its broadcast viewers.

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KSHB Provides Shoes To 1,300 Kids In Kansas City

KSHB 41’s community project Gift of Sole raised $100,800 to help buy shoes for over 1,300 children and teens in the Kansas City metro area. Following a week-long donation drive at www.kshb.com, and a first-time in-person gala with hundreds of people in attendance, the money raised for Gift of Sole doubled in 2022, compared to 2021.

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Ben Bates Upped To Marketing Director At WWL New Orleans

Ben Bates has been promoted to marketing director at WWL, Tegna’s CBS affiliate in New Orleans. Prior to WWL, Bates worked in creative services and marketing at stations in Denver, Albuquerque, N.M., and Tegna’s WXIA in Atlanta.

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Drew Fowler Named Marketing Director At Nexstar’s Indianapolis Duopoly

Veteran marketing and creative executive Drew Fowler has been named marketing director for Nexstar Media’s Indianapolis businesses: WXIN (Fox 59), WTTV (CBS 4) and their respective websites.

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The Story Behind WDJT’s ‘Don’t Watch Us’ News Promo

WDJT Milwaukee’s “Don’t Watch Us” news promo calls out the excess of crime coverage in the market and says that’s not us. “Telling someone not to watch your TV station is going to capture their attention,” says Thomas Wegmann, WDJT’s creative services director. And it’s working.

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WDIV Detroit Celebrates 75th Anniversary With Two-Hour Documentary

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ABC Owned Stations Reveal Housing Appraisal Inequalities In New Doc

Our America: Lowballed was triggered by the story of how one Black family “whitewashed” their home — stripped it of family photos, artwork, even toiletries — and had a White friend stand in during an appraisal. The appraised value of their home jumped nearly $500,000 from the previous one.

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New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for two local sales managers, an assistant news director, a multi-media consultant, a creative services producer, a creative services editor, a maintenance support engineer and a building and grounds maintenance person.

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WLAE New Orleans Airing Documentary About A Black Neighborhood Leveled In The 1960s

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WJET Erie Adds Lighthouse Camera To Network

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KOAT Continues 33 Years Of Giving Coats To New Mexico Kids

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Veteran Broadcasters And College Students Put New CBS Affiliate On The Air

WZMQ, Lilly Broadcasting’s new CBS affiliate in Marquette, Mich., spent almost a year turning a 150-year-old building into a 21st century television studio. On Oct. 3, the station started airing nightly newscasts at 6 and 11. “We had to build this whole thing from the ground up,” says Brian Trauring, the EVP at Lilly.

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Weatherman’s Son Stars In WCNC’s New Promo

Brad Panovich, WCNC Charlotte’s chief meteorologist, has had a passion for weather since he was 6 years old. The station found the perfect actor to play Brad as a youngster in a new promo — Panovich’s son Kyler.

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Nexstar Quietly Starts ‘DC News Now’ From Scratch

Nexstar put news operations of two of its stations together at one location in the nation’s capital and branded it as DC News Now. Now, 100 days into the expansion, it has begun a branding campaign that outlines the central points of its news coverage philosophy.

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New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a director general of the largest broadcasting organization in Canada, United States and Mexico, a corporate opening for a director of news management recruitment and station openings in engineering, IT, meteorology, digital and news.

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WWL Documentary Explores Solutions To New Orleans Crime

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WRTV Earns ‘Station Of The Year’ Honor From Indiana Broadcasters

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Ginger Zee’s ‘Boots On The Ground’ Coverage From Hurricane Ian’s Eyewall Was No Vacation

Ginger Zee, chief meteorologist for ABC News, provided her millions of social media followers with behind-the-scenes updates before and during Hurricane Ian as well as live reports on ABC World News Tonight and Good Morning America.

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New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a news anchor, a news director and a senior broadcast operations hub engineer.

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KCCI Editorial Emphasizes Need To Watch Station’s Live Debate

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Gray Launches ‘Atlanta News First’ Brand, Changes Call Letters

Last Friday, Sept. 30, the CBS affiliate in Atlanta owned by Gray went on the air branded as “Atlanta News First,” changing its call letters from WGCL to WANF. But living that brand has been going on since Gray took over the station in December 2021.

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New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include management and staff openings in operations and engineering, IT, digital, news, sales and maintenance support for stations owned by CBS and Nexstar in desirable locations.

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Erik Candiani Named To Lead Branding At CBS Los Angeles

Erik Candiani has been named director of brand strategy & management for KCBS and KCAL, the CBS Los Angeles duopoly. He will be responsible for helping to build and manage a clear brand strategy for the Los Angeles properties.

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‘WGN Morning News’ Ad Campaign: No Coffee Mugs