Posts Tagged ‘Gannett’

WLTV/WJXX gets a new set…

While we were cruising the Caribbean this past week, Jacksonville duopoly WTLV/WJXX unveiled a newly updated set.

The new set uses the existing skeleton and footprint of the station’s previous set, which was introduced in February of 2010. The new set uses new background panels, faux beam/pillar covers and high-def TV mounts. The only aspects of the old set that might be noticeable to some viewers (as it was to us) was the use of the previous set news desk. The front of the desk has new background panels, along with a high-def screen for logo/story display, camouflaging the old desk just enough to call it new.

While the set has gotten a facelift, Gannett (pardon TEGNA) corporate graphics and music remain as they were.

Check out the screen captures below.

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04 2015

Gannett before, TEGNA after…

(edited from – Media giant Gannett is splitting into two publicly traded companies. The new one is TEGNA, encompassing Gannett’s 46 TV stations and digital properities. The other will keep the name Gannett and will focus on its publishing companies.

“TEGNA is a nod to the more than 100 year-old history of Gannett. While always reminding us where we came from, the new name also shows our innovative spirit and commitment to being a forward-looking company that empowers people, businesses and communities to grow and thrive,” said Gracia Martore, Gannett president and CEO….Cont….


04 2015

WTLV/WJXX names station manger/dir of sales…

(from – Gannett today named Bill Lancaster VP-station manager and director of sales of its duopoly of WTLV (NBC)-WJXX(ABC) in Jacksonville, Fla. (DMA 48). He succeeds Mark Overstreet who left last month.

Lancaster had previously been vice president of sales for WFMY in Greensboro, N.C.

Lancaster has been with Gannett for more than 20 years, starting as account executive at WFMY. He then moved to WUSA Washington, where he continued as account executive for three years before moving back to Greensboro and assuming the role of national sales manager at WFMY. Lancaster also served as local sales manager and general sales manager at WFMY before being named vice president of sales in 2011….Cont….


10 2014

Rob Mennie named GM at WTLV/WJXX…

Yesterday Florida News Center learned that WTLV/WJXX GM manager Eric Land quickly resigned from the Jacksonville duopoly. Today we learned that Gannett (the owners of WTLV/WJXX) has already found a replacement for Land. Rob Mennie has been named as the new GM at the stations.

Mennie comes from Gannett corporate offices, where he served as Senior VP of news for the entire station group. Before working at the mother ship, he worked at other Gannett stations, WXIA, WUSA, KPNX and WDTN.

Land departs WTLV/WJXX after just two years with the stations.

//hattip to FTVLive & TVSpy


08 2014

Changes at WTSP…

Tampa’s WTSP debuted a new graphics and music package today. The new graphics are black, gray and white based, with color accents based upon the story being discussed. While this new color pallet is generally monotone, the images below demonstrate that WTSP is NOT afraid of color. The set and station logo remain unchanged.

Check out the screen caps and YouTube video below.

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12 2012