Posts Tagged ‘wala’

WALA is officially sold….

(from TVSpy.com) – Meredith Corporation says it has completed its $86 million acquisition of Mobile, Ala. FOX affiliate WALA.

WALA was one of the ten stations involved in the station group scramble in August that saw five station groups swapping properties to comply with FCC ownership regulations. Meredith bought WALA from LIN Broadcasting which was still in the throes of merging with Media General….Cont….

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12 2014

UPDATE: FCC approves Media General-LIN merger…

UPDATE – 12/22/14 – Media General announced today that it’s merger (or “business combination” as they called it) with LIN Media has now closed. The two companies are now one, as described in our story below.

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12/14/2014 – Media General says its “business combination” with LIN Media has closed, which means the two are now one company.

On Friday the FCC approved the merger applications of Medial General Inc. and LIN Media LLC. The merger should be completed by the end of next week.

The deal, announced in March, creates one of the nation’s largest broadcast television station companies in, which will own and operate or service 71 television stations in 48 U.S. markets. The new mammouth Media General will reach an estimated 23 percent, of U.S. television households.

In Florida that means that changes are coming and new duopolies will be created.

            

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12 2014

Cherish Lombard departs WALA…

WALA anchor and “Studio 10″ host Cherish Lombard is departing Mobile’s WALA-TV. She is headed to anchor at Nashville’s WKRN-TV.

Lombard joined WALA in 2008.

As TVSpy.com reminds us, Lombard became a YouTube sensation thanks to video of her stomach growling ridiculously loud on air. Check out that video, HERE.

 

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10 2014

Letisha Bush departs WALA, joins WJAX/WFOX…

WALA reporter and 4pm anchor Letisha Bush has left the Mobile market station. This past Tuesday was her last day at the station.

Bush stated on her Facebook page that she left WALA to join the Cox-owned duopoly of WJAX/WFOX.

She joined WALA in August of 2011.

//hattip to Examiner.com

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09 2014

New faces in Pensacola/Mobile…

Our friends at Examiner.com report on several new faces for the Pensacola/Mobile market.

Rudy Harper (left) joins WALA-TV as a general assignment reporter. Harper comes from KOAM-TV in Joplin, MO.

Paxton Boyd (right) joins WPMI-TV as the station’s new sports reporter. Boyd comes from KSWT-TV in Yuma, AZ, where he was the station’s sports director.

 

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