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Raycom closes on WWSB/WTXL…

(edited from TVNewsCheck.com) – Raycom Media’s $68.5 million purchase of Sarasota’s WWSB and Tallahassee’s WTXL from Calkins Media Group, closed this week.

“Raycom Media’s Florida portfolio is significantly enhanced by our expansion into the vibrant Suncoast communities and the important State Capital news center of Tallahassee,” said Don Richards, Raycom Media Group VVP.

The acquisition expands Raycom Media’s reach and presence in Florida. It also owns Fox affiliates WFLX in West Palm Beach and WPGX in Panama City…..Cont….

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05 2017

Jane Montreal to mornings at WFTX…

TVSpy.com reports that Jane Montreal has been named the new morning anchor at Fort Myers station, WFTX.

She comes from KSHB-TV in Kansas City, where she was a weekend morning anchor. She has also worked in Los Angeles and Corpus Christi.

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05 2017

Jen Stacey finds work…

TVSpy.com reports that former WINK anchor Jen Stacey has found work.

She will be on the media team for a Fort Myers area entertainment company.

“Boats, Beaches, & Bars…. No.. I’m not talking about Jimmy Buffett’s music set. Instead, that describes my new job. I’m thrilled to FINALLY be able to share the GREAT news about my new venture-leading the Media Team for Phelan Family Brands, a WONDERFUL family-owned, Southwest Florida company who TRULY cares about their employees, and our community. ”

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04 2017

Reality TV winner to WBBH/WZVN…

(from TVSpy.com) – The winner of the TBS reality show, ‘America’s Next Weatherman’, is heading to Fort Myers.

Mackenzie Bart will join Waterman Broadcasting as a meteorologist. She has not been given an assignment yet said Darrell Adams, news director and vice president of news for WBBH/WZVN.

Bart is current working as a weather producer at WBNS, in Columbus, OH as a weather producer.  She announced the move on Twitter this week.

Adams says NBC 2 weather man, Jason Dunning, will replace Haley Webb who left the station to spend more time with her family….Cont….

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04 2017

WTSP gets a makeover….

Viewers in the Tampa market may have noticed an entirely new look and feel at WTSP. The station unveiled a new (tweaked) logo, new graphics package, new news music, new set, new pacing and several new faces on air.

Check out some caps of the new look below. More to come this afternoon, but for now….

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04 2017