Posts Tagged ‘Gannett’

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

Gannett and Dish reach an agreement…

(from – Gannett released a simple one sentence statement announcing an agreement with DISH Network this morning:

“Gannett and DISH Network have reached an agreement regarding DISH Network’s continued retransmission of Gannett stations.”

Midnight last night was the deadline before viewers in 19 cities would lose access to the Gannett owned ABC, NBC, CBS and MyNetworkTV stations on the satellite TV provider’s network.  Carriage continued into the overnight hours before an agreement was made this morning. No details of the pact have been released….Cont….


10 2012

Gannett is hopping mad with Dish…

(from – For local DISH Network satellite TV customers, it may be the question of the moment:

Why exactly are they on the verge of losing CBS affiliate WTSP-Ch. 10 and 18 other local TV stations owned by Gannett Broadcasting across the country?

Gannett is telling viewers, through text streams which began running across their station’s TV screens Wednesday, it’s a typical fight over fees the company wants for the right for DISH to retransmit its broadcast signals.

But DISH Network issued a press release Friday saying the dispute is really over its ad-skipping technology, called “Auto Hop.”….Cont….


10 2012