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WILX in Lansing is losing lead anchor Jason Colthorp to WDIV Detroit where he will be an Anchor/Reporter. He has been with WILX since 2000. His last day at WILX is December 28 and he'll start at WDIV after the new year.

 

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2014/12/01/jason-colthorp-leaving/19749083/

They have two new hires basically the same role (Kimberly Gill (reporter/anchor)). Are they adding a new 4p.m. show if they don't already have one or somebody major leaving.

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They have two new hires basically the same role (Kimberly Gill (reporter/anchor)). Are they adding a new 4p.m. show if they don't already have one or somebody major leaving.

 

Good question. They have a 4pm show called "Local 4 News: First At 4" that has been on since 2007. It's a half hour show followed by Inside Edition and then comes the 5-630 news block. Where they are going with these two new hires I don't know although they do have a few folks that are in the twilights of their careers, including Carmen Harlan the lead female anchor at 5, 6 and 11 and Ruth Spencer at 4 (also the consumer reporter).

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last week (
).

 

No, they're nothing spectacular, but for a semi-satellite that covers an area where nothing generally happens, they're alright.

 

Not bad for the market size. Is WORA the first affiliate of any Big Four network to have flagship non-English newscasts?

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Not bad for the market size. Is WORA the first affiliate of any Big Four network to have flagship non-English newscasts?

 

Idk about this one, but WTHR used to do a 10-minute newscast for Spanish speaking viewers called Acanale 13 Eyewitness News en Espanol. It was for online viewers. Not sure if your talking about 100% television though.

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Kai Jackson will be replacing Jeff Barnd for all of Fox 45's, WBFF, afternoon late evening newscasts starting January 19 at 4,5,10 and 11 PM. Kai Jackson will start at WBFF on air beginning January 4 after his non compete expires. Jeff Barnd will become Sinclair's Washington based national correspondent while Jennifer Gilbert will remain co anchor.

 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/tv/z-on-tv-blog/bal-kai-jackson-wbff-returning-to-baltimore-anchor-at-fox-45-20141201-story.html

 

(Cross posting to Sinclair Broadcast Thread)

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Kai Jackson will be replacing Jeff Barnd for all of Fox 45's, WBFF, afternoon late evening newscasts starting January 19 at 4,5,10 and 11 PM. Kai Jackson will start at WBFF on air beginning January 4 after his non compete expires. Jeff Barnd will become Sinclair's Washington based national correspondent while Jennifer Gilbert will remain co anchor.

 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/tv/z-on-tv-blog/bal-kai-jackson-wbff-returning-to-baltimore-anchor-at-fox-45-20141201-story.html

 

(Cross posting to Sinclair Broadcast Thread)

 

And just by reading this accordingly, WBFF's new 4:00 p.m. newscast will start on January 19th, pushing back a week from the original January 12th start.

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Idk about this one, but WTHR used to do a 10-minute newscast for Spanish speaking viewers called Acanale 13 Eyewitness News en Espanol. It was for online viewers. Not sure if your talking about 100% television though.

 

A couple of other stations have produced Spanish newscasts (KUSA for KDEN is the largest market example I can think of at this time; there are some in Texas and California). I'm more focused on stations that don't have news in English at all.

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Not bad for the market size. Is WORA the first affiliate of any Big Four network to have flagship non-English newscasts?

Didn't WTVJ have a seperate Spanish-language newscast back in the 1960s?

 

As for a station where Spanish-language newscasts are the primary newscast, I believe that WORA is the first. XHRIO (when it was a Fox affiliate, that has since been moved to KFXV-LD) had and has English-language newscasts but has its newscasts set up similar to that of Univision affiliate KVNO.

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Didn't WTVJ have a seperate Spanish-language newscast back in the 1960s?

 

They did with Manolo Reyes, back in the '60s when WTVJ was still with CBS on Channel 4. I still think it had its primary newscasts in English though, thanks to the Dean of South Florida television news, Ralph Renick.

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GM John Koski and ND Ken Jobe are gone from WHBQ. Cox wants to bring in their own people (of course)...

http://ftvlive.com/todays-news/2014/12/1/longtime-memphis-gm-and-news-director-out

 

A follow up per the Memphis Daily News:

 

Cox Media Group has tapped Paul Briggs, an 18-year veteran of the media company, to be the new vice president and general manager at Fox 13. He comes to the station from Charlotte, N.C., where he was the general sales manager at WSOC-TV.

 

He’s also worked as general sales manager at Charlotte’s WAXN-TV and as an account executive at WSOC-TV. Briggs replaces John Koski.

 

Meanwhile, Cox’s executive vice president of television, Jane Williams, told The Daily News the company also is looking for a news director to succeed Ken Jobe at the Memphis station.

 

In a statement about Briggs’ new role, Williams said: “We are thrilled that we can tap such phenomenal internal talent like Paul for this important leadership position at one of our newest TV brands.”

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We have a plethora of closings tonight. All were consummated on Monday (12/1).

 

First, the Gray acquisition of KMTF in Helena (sister to NBC station, KTVH) has been closed. IWCC is now down to just the Nevada properties that SInclair have the non-FCC licensed assets to.

 

Second, the Griffin acquisition of KSBI in Oklahoma City (to become the new sister of KWTV) has also been closed.

 

And the big one, (as posted on the Nexstar thread) the Nexstar's acquisition of Grant was completed. KGCW was acquired by a "failed station waiver", and KLJB is now owned by Marshall Broadcasting..

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WOAY in Oak Hill, WV is off the air due to a "catastrophic failure" with their transmitter....

 

http://woay.com/Alerts.aspx?aid=637

 

 

I remember years ago when Newsblues allowed anonymous reports from TV stations. WOAY's account was about how on one of their pieces of transmission equipment, a screwdriver had to be inserted to keep a button pressed in order to keep the station ON THE AIR. It then proceeded to show a picture of a broomstick propped up to keep the button depressed!

 

Maybe someone lost the broomstick ;-)

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WOAY in Oak Hill, WV is off the air due to a "catastrophic failure" with their transmitter....

 

http://woay.com/Alerts.aspx?aid=637

 

 

I remember years ago when Newsblues allowed anonymous reports from TV stations. WOAY's account was about how on one of their pieces of transmission equipment, a screwdriver had to be inserted to keep a button pressed in order to keep the station ON THE AIR. It then proceeded to show a picture of a broomstick propped up to keep the button depressed!

 

Maybe someone lost the broomstick ;-)

 

Ah, WOAY, a station that forgot that PSIP existed. (To be fair it seems that many Mexican non-commercial stations have the same problem, but really, WOAY?)

 

Meanwhile, back in Phoenix, another personality out at KNXV: their traffic presenter. Internal speculation says the position will not be filled.

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WILX in Lansing is losing lead anchor Jason Colthorp to WDIV Detroit where he will be an Anchor/Reporter. He has been with WILX since 2000. His last day at WILX is December 28 and he'll start at WDIV after the new year.

 

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2014/12/01/jason-colthorp-leaving/19749083/

 

Also leaving WILX is Anthony Sabella who is taking a Reporter job in Flint at WJRT.

http://www.wilx.com/news/haveyouseenthis/headlines/Anthony-Sabella-Says-Goodbye-to-WILX-284251271.html

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WBAY general manager Don Carmichael is stepping down after 21 years on the job. General sales manager Steve Lavin has been promoted to the GM position. Carmichael's retirement will take place at the end of the month.

 

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/money/2014/12/03/wbays-don-carmichael-retiring-years-end/19861883/

 

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/money/2014/12/04/steve-lavin-named-gm-wbay-tv/19921095/

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Well ICYMI, there were several FCC approvals yesterday. There was a reasoning behind this.

 

The FCC issued this statement yesterday, stating about making good on their promises to boost minority ownership.

 

The majority of the Gray Spinoffs, the three former Allbritton stations to HSH, the two ComCorp stations to Marshall, and the WEVV deal to Bayou City were among the deals that were greenlighted yesterday.

 

I believe the FCC's starting point in all of this, was their infamous letter they sent to Sinclair, almost one year to the day (12/6/13). I think that moment started to change the atmosphere in this M&A craze.

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Quick hits:

 

> On November 20, the FCC dismissed the acquisition of KBCB by Fox.

> WOAI, KJRH and KLAX received admonishments and, in the case of KLAX, a fine for $2,400. The first two concerned commercial limits in a children's television program that was supplied by the network, and the third was about an untimely licensed renewal.

> Another Pappas asset sold, this time WMMF to Vinions, LLC. This Atlanta company has been buying other LPTVs and may be a spectrum speculator. For this privilege Vinions paid $25,000.

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> On November 20, the FCC dismissed the acquisition of KBCB by Fox.

 

What does "dismissed" mean in this case?

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What does "dismissed" mean in this case?

 

It probably means that KBCB will not be acquired by FOX and that it will remain as a ShopHQ affiliate.

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What does "dismissed" mean in this case?

 

I think Fox requested the app be dismissed. They have no need to purchase the station now because IIRC they renewed their affiliation with KCPQ.

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What does "dismissed" mean in this case?

 

I'm imagining Fox motioned to dismiss the sale.

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WORA will start semi-satelliting WKAQ on January 1st on 5.1. ABC'll stay on 5.2, and a Spaniard programming... thing they're calling Vive will be on 5.3.

 

Unfortunately, that means no room at the inn for WKAQ's "Punto 2" (2.2) nor its WNBC simulcast (2.3).

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