Posts Tagged ‘FCN’

Patty Crosby to depart WTLV/WJXX

(edited from – WTLV/WJXX anchor Patty Crosby announced on “Good Morning Jacksonville” Wednesday she is leaving the duopoly to work for Hospice of Golden Isles in Brunswick.

Crosby joined WTLV in August 1995. “I’m expecting the champagne on Friday, guys,” she told her co-anchor Lewis Turner and meteorologist Mike Prangley.

“It’s a big decision, a big life change, but I’m very excited about it,” she said. Read the rest of this entry →


06 2016

Shannon Ogden to depart WTLV/WJXX…

WTLV/WJXX lead anchor Shannon Ogden is leaving the Jacksonville duopoly at the end of the May sweeps period. He has anchored the station’s weekday evening/night newscasts for the past 10 years.

He is leaving to anchor at KMGH-TV in Denver, CO. His last day at the station will be May 31st. Read the rest of this entry →


05 2016

Roger Weder/Steve Smith retiring from FCN….

(edited from – WTLV/WJXX reporter Roger Weder and meteorologist Steve Smith are set to enter a new phase of their career as they hang up their microphones and head toward retirement.

Weeder has been at FCN since 1985. During his multi-decade stint, he has covered important education and government stories, as well as breaking news in our community.

Smith has been with FCN since 1987, with most of his tenure spent on Good Morning Jacksonville. Read the rest of this entry →


04 2016

Independence dominates the May books in JAX…

Jacksonville independent station WJXT has once again demonstrated that a local station does not need a network affiliation to win in the ratings. Check out the May 2015 numbers below for the market.

(edited from WJXT Press Release) – In Morning News, WJXT at 5am is #1 in the time period with a 3.4 household and #1 at 5:30am with a 4.8 household rating.  The 5am newscast beat the combined competition of WTLV/WJXX, WJAX and WFOX by 183% and 5:30am beat them by 167%.  Channel 4 News at 6am is #1 in household ratings in the 6-7am time period garnering a 7.0 household rating and a 24 share (compared to WTLV/WJXX 3.4 RTG/12 SHR, WFOX 1.7 RTG/6 SHR and WJAX 1.6 RTG/5 SHR). The Morning Show (7-9am), is #1 in the time period with a 6.3 HH rating and a 19 share beating out all other newscasts including the national broadcasts of NBC’s Today Show on WTLV (2.3 RTG/7 SHR), CBS This Morning on WJAX (1.7 RTG/5 SHR) and ABC’s Good Morning America on WJXX (2.6 RTG/8 SHR).  Read the rest of this entry →


05 2015

Jeannie Blaylock celebrates 30 years at WTLV…

This past Monday was a big milestone for Jacksonville veteran anchor Jeannie Blaylock. She marked 30 years at WTLV (14 years with WJXX after both stations were combined to create the First Coast News duopoly).

She joined WTLV as a reporter in 1985, just three years out of college and from her first job in television at KTAB-TV in Abilene, TX.

Check out the tribute from WTLV/WJXX below. Read the rest of this entry →


03 2015