Posts Tagged ‘WAWS’

More news on WFOX, none for WJAX…

(from – More changes are in store for Jacksonville’s Action News stations with the broadcast outlet increasing local news programming this week.

Jim Zerwekh, general manager of WFOX TV-30, announced Wednesday that the station will begin Saturday and Sunday morning news broadcasts this weekend. The local news shows will air from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday. There will be no additional local newscasts on the Action News sister station of WJAX TV-47.

News Director Bob Longo said the news productions will be treated with the same approach as other newscasts during the week….Cont….

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09 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.

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09 2014

WJAX & WFOX go on the air…

The call letter change is official. WTEV-TV (DT) is now WJAX-TV (DT) and WAWS-TV (DT) is now WFOX-TV (DT). The changes were official this past Sunday. Check out the new changes via the YouTube videos below.

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09 2014

WTEV/WAWS get ready to change call letters…

(portions from – Sunday is the day Jacksonville FOX affiliate WAWS officially becomes WFOX and CBS affiliate WTEV becomes WJAX, both Cox Media and Bayshore Television have announced.

Changing the call letters to WFOX-TV better represents FOX30 with the FOX TV network,” WAWS-WTEV VP and GM Jim Zerwekh said in a statement. “FOX30 has historically and continues to be one of the top 10 performing FOX TV affiliates in the country.”

“Changing the call letters to WJAX-TV better identifies the strengths and ties of CBS 47 to the Jacksonville market,” said Bruce Baker managing partner of Bayshore Television….Cont….

Notice to new logo’s for WJAX and WFOX (right). Sources tell Florida News Center to look for more visual changes after the call letter change. Stay tuned…

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09 2014

Mike Barz is looking for work…

Former WTEV/WAWS morning anchor Mike Barz is currently looking for work. He is being represented by the NYC based N.S. Beinstock Talent Agency, which has posted his full resume and video reel.

Check it out the video reel HERE.

As Florida News Center reported back in May, Barz was one of five anchors at the Jacksonville duopoly who were told that their contracts were not being renewed. Cox Media Group, the owners of WTEV/WAWS were “starting over from scratch” to take the station in a different direction.

Good luck to the entire Barz family in the job search.

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08 2014