PBS member station WKAR Lansing, Mich., is on-the-air with a fully integrated ATSC 3.0 solution from Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark. In late 2017, WKAR ordered a 20kW Parallax UHF transmitter system on channel D33 to replace its existing and aging DTV transmitter. WKAR’s Parallax transmitter was configured as a main-standby in 1+1 redundancy. The transmitter […]
Jennifer Eagan will join Hearst’s ABC affiliate WCVB Boston (DMA 10) as a general assignment reporter on Monday, Oct. 22. Eagan has been a reporter in New England for more than a decade. Eagan joins WCVB from WHDH Boston where she was a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor for more than five years. Before that, she worked […]
Chip Brewster has joined Fox-owned WTVT Tampa, Fla. (DMA 13) as a features reporter. Effective Oct. 1, he will report for various newscasts, including the station’s recently launched 4 p.m. newscast. Most recently, Brewster was a features reporter for KPRC Houston. Prior to that, he worked as a field host, reporter and producer for WITI Milwaukee. […]
The station group promotes him from financial controller at KCBS-KCAL Los Angeles to lead its CBS-CW duopoly in the state capital.
WWAY, WECT and WSFX in Wilmington, N.C., might be off the air soon due to damage from Hurricane Florence as their generators are running out of fuel to power transmitters.
He joins from Sinclair’s CBS affiliate KRCG in Columbia-Jefferson City, Mo., and takes over news leadership in Kalamazoo on Oct. 10.
Rising water forced a North Carolina TV station to evacuate its newsroom in the middle of Hurricane Florence coverage. Hours before the storm made landfall Friday, workers at Sinclair’s ABC affiliate WCTI had to abandon their studio.
Bill Lamb of Block Communications-owned WDRB Louisville, Ky. (DMA 49), will be presented the Kentucky Broadcasters Association’s highest award at its annual convention on Oct. 9. The Kentucky Mic Award is presented to those individuals who have made outstanding personal contributions to the broadcasting profession in Kentucky. It is presented only when contributions are deemed […]
Weigel Broadcasting, Chicago-based parent company of WCIU and a host of other stations and digital networks, just switched on the future of television. On Sunday, Weigel launched “Chicago 3.0,” an experimental next-generation full-power station broadcasting from Willis Tower.
The news leader of Hearst’s Des Moines CBS affiliate will step down at the end of 2018 after 39 years at the station, 29 as news director.