John Soapes named GM at WESH/WKCF…

(edited from TVSpy.com) – John Soapes has been named president and general manager of Orlando’s WESH-WKCF.

Soapes comes to the Hearst sister station WYFF in Greenville, S.C.

Before working at WYFF, he was the general sales manager at WKCF from 2001 until 2011. He started his career as an account executive at WTAT in Charleston, S.C….Cont….

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News at 4 a.m. on WOFL….

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – WOFL’s morning newscast, “Good Day Orlando” now begins at 4 a.m. weekdays, the station announced Tuesday.

The change means that WOFL is now offering six hours of local news from 4 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday.

LuAnne Sorrell and Ryan Elijah are anchoring 4 to 4:30 a.m. Kristin Giannas delivers weather and traffic reports in the half-hour….Cont….

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Mike Mason to WFTX…

(edited from TVSpy.com) – Mike Mason is coming back to the Fort Myers market. He will once again be working at WFTX.

Mason starts Sunday, May 1. He’s been working as a freelance reporter. Before that, he worked at WGCL – Atlanta, WFTS – Tampa, WLOS – Asheville, and both WBBH and WFTX in Fort Myers…..Cont….

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A new look at WFLA…

Viewers watching Tampa’s WFLA may have noticed some changes at the station.

A new graphics package, news music and a slightly tweaked “8” logo were introduced late last week. Notice the old 8 (left) and the more heftier 8 (below).

The station retains general branding and slogans. There were no changes made to the set.

Check out the new changes below…

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WESH/WKCF GM to retire…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – WESH/WKCF GM Jim Carter, who has guided the NBC affiliate for the last eight years, announced Friday that he will retire this summer.

“It’s been a great run. I’m looking forward to the next part of my life,” said Carter, 66. “It’s been a fun, exciting, terrific 30 years with Hearst.”

Hearst owns the two stations and said Carter’s successor will be announced later. Read the rest of this entry →

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