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WJXT turns 65, celebrates its history…

In honor of its 65th anniversary, Jacksonville’s WJXT-TV has created a new WJXT history page. This new web page contains many historical videos (example below), promos, and general history, giving readers a look into WJXT’s years of yore.

Check out the page (HERE) for more historical WJXT footage.

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//hattip to FNC reader

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09 2014

WRDQ expands 10p.m. newscast to one hour….

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – tarting this week, WFTV-Channel 9 has expanded its 10 p.m. news on sister station WRDQ-Channel 27 to one hour Monday through Friday.

“We’ve been on an upward trend with the 10 p.m.,” said Shawn Bartelt, general manager of WFTV and WRDQ.

In August ratings for 10 p.m., WRDQ and Fox-owned WOFL-Channel 35 were locked in a tight ratings race for the 25-to-54 age group, which is most desired by news advertisers.

WOFL has been the longtime leader in the time slot. But the WRDQ news was reaching more households last month, a major shift in the market….Cont….

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09 2014

Nick Nicholson named as VP/GM at WFTS…

(edited from TVSpy.com) – Nick Nicholson is joining Tampa ABC affiliate WFTS as vice president and general manager.

Nicholson comes from KTVK/KASW in Phoenix, where he was President and GM. He has also held leadership positions in Norfolk, Tuscon, and Dallas/Fort Worth.

Nicholson replaces Rich Pegram who was shown the door last month after 7 years as WFTS GM. Nicholson’s first day in Tampa is Monday.

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09 2014

Ad spending is down in Miami/FTL…

(from MediaLifeMagazine.com) – Political spending is still expected to ramp up in Miami, but so far this year it has come in lower than originally expected, leading to an overall decrease in TV spending.

Spending in the Miami TV market is down 5 to 7 percent versus the same point last year because of lower-than-expected political spending and non-political advertisers holding back to avoid being caught up in political ad clutter.

“Political spending was expected to be huge but that has yet to materialize, although polls suggest the governor’s race is close,” says Linda Southern, director of local media buying at Lowe Campbell Ewald….Cont….

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09 2014

“The View,” Sarasota style…

“Suncoast View” premiered last week for viewers of Sarasota’s WWSB. The local talk show, based on ABC’s “The View,” features morning anchor Stephanie Roberts, veteran reporter Linda Carson, reporter Bobeth Yates and political commentator Regina Hopper.

A WWSB press release says about “Suncoast View”:  “The afternoon chatfest will feature the co-hosts discussing local hot topics in the news, sharing their opinions and engaging in lively conversations on every day issues and subjects such as parenting, relationships, cooking, fashion, entertainment, home & garden and even politics. The program will also include interviews with newsmakers and stories trending on social media.”

The show, which was announced back in July, premiered on September 8th. It airs week days at 4pm.

Check out the show’s second episode, 9/9/14, below…

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09 2014