Posts Tagged ‘Hearst’

WESH/WKCF GM to retire…

(edited from – WESH/WKCF GM Jim Carter, who has guided the NBC affiliate for the last eight years, announced Friday that he will retire this summer.

“It’s been a great run. I’m looking forward to the next part of my life,” said Carter, 66. “It’s been a fun, exciting, terrific 30 years with Hearst.”

Hearst owns the two stations and said Carter’s successor will be announced later. Read the rest of this entry →


04 2016

Hearst stations partner with The Weather Channel…

(from – Twenty-two Hearst stations (including FL affiliates WESH/WKCF in Orlando and WPBF in West Palm Beach) are partnering with The Weather Channel give viewers expanded weather information and help local business more directly market to consumers.

Local stations will be able to target the user base of The Weather Channel online and mobile applications based on the user’s location or on the weather based on “sophisticated triggers that take into account sales activity in addition to weather conditions.”….Cont….


09 2015

Media General, LIN, Hearst, Sinclair, Meredith bounce around stations…

(from – Media General Inc. and LIN Media today agreed to sell or swap television stations in five markets to comply with FCC ownership rules affecting the merger they announced on March 21. Media General also announced today that in light of the loss of CBS affiliation of LIN’s WISH Indianapolis, it was lowering the per-share price of the deal from $27.82 to $25.97.

Regulatory authorities are requiring the divestiture of stations in the following markets: Birmingham, Ala.; Providence, R.I.-New Bedford, Mass.; Mobile, Ala.-Pensacola, Fla.; Green Bay-Appleton, Wis.; and Savannah, Ga. The companies said they believe that no other market divestitures will be required….Cont…

According to, in Florida the changes go as follows…

Media General will acquire WTTA-TV in the Tampa/St. Petersburg market. Of course Media General already owns WFLA-TV in that Tampa, it’s second largest. We here at Florida News Center predict that WTTA will move to WFLA’s downtown Tampa studios and once again share newscasts.

Meredith Corp will take WALA-TV away from LIN TV, in the Mobile-Pensacola market for a mere $86 million.



08 2014

Aixa Diaz departs WESH, headed to the mother ship…

The Orlando Sentinel reports that WESH anchor-reporter Aixa Diaz is leaving the Orlando station. However, not for good.

She is leaving the station and Orlando to become a correspondent for the Hearst Washington Bureau. Hearst Television Inc. owns WESH and 28 other TV stations, scattered across the country. So Diaz will indeed be back on the airwaves at WESH, as she is needed.

Diaz joined WESH in 2007 from WXII-TV in Winston-Salem, NC.


08 2014

A deal is done, WESH/WMOR/WKCF are back on…

(from – Hearst Television Inc. announced Thursday evening that it has reached a retransmission consent agreement with Time Warner Cable covering carriage of its stations. That means Orlando’s WESH-TV/WKCF-TV and Tampa’s WMOR-TV are now once again restored to Bright House cable customers.

The deal also restores thirteen other Hearst stations: (KETV Omaha, KITV Honolulu, KMBC/KCWE Kansas City, WCVB Boston, WISN Milwaukee, WLKY Louisville, WLWT Cincinnati, WMTW Portland (ME), WMUR Boston/VT, WPTZ Burlington, Vt.-Plattsburgh, N.Y., WTAE Pittsburgh and WXII Greensboro-Winston Salem, N.C….Cont….


07 2012