Posts Tagged ‘Jim Carter’

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

More news on WKCF, WESH shuffles anchors…

(from – Starting Monday, WESH will offer more news and shift many anchors to new time periods. WESH is expanding the 10 p.m. news on sister station WKCF to one hour, where. Stewart Moore and Angela Taylor will anchor.

Here are the big changes: 4:30 to 7 a.m.: Jason Guy and Michelle Imperato

7 to 9 a.m. on WKCF: Brett Connolly and Jazmin Walker

4 to 5 p.m.: Meredith McDonough and Summer Knowles

5 to 5:30 p.m.: Jim Payne and Angela Taylor Read the rest of this entry →


01 2016

The weather is outside at WESH…

(edited from – To differentiate itself from the competition, Orlando’s WESH-Channel 2 has arranged for its meteorologists to deliver forecasts outdoors regularly.

“Weather happens outside, and we’re outside,” said WESH General Manager Jim Carter.

Meteorologists stand under a covered area in front of a monitor and broadcast via an outdoor-protected camera. Read the rest of this entry →


09 2015

WFTV gets desperate with “watch and win”…

(from – The November ratings race intensified this morning when WFTV-Channel 9 started a viewer cash contest from 6:45 to 7 a.m. to catch up with WESH-Channel 2. WFTV will continue to offer $5,000 Tuesday and Wednesday, the final days of the November ratings period.

“It’s intended to drive viewing in that time period. We make no bones about that,” WFTV news director Bob Jordan said.

WFTV is the longtime leader in the 6 a.m. time slot and will win most news time slots in the November ratings period.  But WESH has been growing in the morning and enjoys a slight lead at 6 a.m. in the 25-to-54 age group measured through Friday. WESH has a 2.14 rating to WFTV’s 2.03. The 25-to-54 category is most important to news advertisers.

“There are 20 weekdays in a ratings book,” WESH General Manager Jim Carter said. “Through the first 17, we are winning the adults 25-to-54 race. I’ve not seen them give money away before in a newscast in my two and a half years here. It does seem a bit curious. It’s a dangerous precedent to set.”….Cont….


11 2010

Q&A with WESH/WKCF’s Jim Carter…

(from – Jim Carter, 60, is general manager of NBC affiliate WESH-Channel 2 and CW affiliate WKCF-Channel 18. WESH is making strides in news ratings despite NBC’s troubles. WKCF is among the strongest CW affiliates. Carter spoke to Sentinel television critic Hal Boedeker.

CFB: Where are news ratings improving the most?

We’re making progress throughout the day. In the 6 to 7 a.m. hour, it’s very tight with WFTV. Our 4 p.m. news is holding up against Oprah’s swan song. We’re an alternative, and people are looking for the first news of the afternoon, and we’re providing it. We have our A players in there. It’s a quality newscast. At 10 o’clock on WKCF, the ratings are up 40 percent versus last October.

CFB: Where are you looking for the most improvement?

Eleven o’clock. We’ve got three stations [WESH, WFTV and WKMG] in a very tight race. I’d like to see us move out of the pack and improve there….Cont….


11 2010