A new weather toy for WFLA…

(edited from WFLA.com) – Tampa’s WFLA, will now be able to offer the most advanced, in-depth severe weather and early detection reporting in the country with the new Max Defender 8 radar.

Engineered by Baron with cutting-edge technology, Max Defender 8 is a dual-polarization, million watt, high frequency S-band radar. WFLA-TV is the first broadcast television station to own or operate a radar system at this frequency and the radar has more operating power than radar currently used by the National Weather Service. Read the rest of this entry →

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08 2016

Erick Weber departs WOFL after just a month…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – Morning anchor Erick Weber’s last day on the air at WOFL was July 22. His departure comes just under a month after signing on with the Orlando station.

His disappearance left viewers asking what had happened to the new anchor. The Fox-owned station confirmed his departure Wednesday (today) after his exit had been negotiated.

In a statement, Weber said: “Choosing to leave Fox 35 is an incredibly difficult decision to make. While Fox provided an outstanding opportunity for me, the stress of living 2,500 miles away from my family, who were unable to join me, was far more impactful on me and my work than I anticipated….Cont….

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08 2016

WPMI dumps news on WJTC for syndicated show…

Our friends at SW Alabama TV & Radio report that Mobile/Pensacola market station WPMI has pulled their local newscast from sister station WJTC.

The station has been airing WPMI newscasts from 6:30-7 pm, during NBC Nightly News on WJTC since August of 2013. WPMI is opting to run the syndicated “news” show, Inside Edition in that place instead.

There was no reason given for the scheduling change. Stay tuned for any further information.

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08 2016

Mark Kelly to mornings at WPBF….

WPBF announced that Mark Kelly has been named as the West Palm Beach station’s new morning anchor.

Kelly will start on the air tomorrow, 8/2.

He comes to the anchor desk as a reporter from KPIX in San Francisco. Before that he worked at WSET in the Roanoke, VA market.

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08 2016

WFLA posts wins in July…

In a press release to Florida News Center, Tampa’s WFLA announced that the Tampa station made some great strides in the July ratings book.

WFLA was pleased to brag that the station placed number one against competing newscasts at 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm, and 11pm newscasts, with non-competing newscasts at 4pm and 7pm beating syndicated programming.

Insiders tell us that in the mornings, WTVT still reigns, followed by WFTS and WFLA. Read the rest of this entry →

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08 2016