Posts Tagged ‘WCJB’

WCJB is SOLD….

(edited from Gainesville.com) – Diversified Communications, the parent company of WCJB-TV20, announced Thursday that it’s selling the station to broadcast giant Gray Television Inc.

WCJB and WABI-TV, a family-owned station in Bangor, Maine, are being bought for $85 million, and the sale is expected to be final in eight to 12 weeks, pending approval by the Federal Communications Commission.

Gray owns or operates 100 TV stations across 54 TV markets, including¬†Florida stations WCTV – Tallahassee and WJHG/WECP – Panama City. Read the rest of this entry →

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02 2017

Chris Chmura departs WTVT…

WTVT consumer reporter Chris Chmura has departed the Tampa station, after 10 years.

He has accepted the same position at NBC O&O KNTV in the San Francisco/San Jose market. He will be that station’s first consumer reporter.

He joined WTVT in 2007. Prior to WTVT he worked up the street at WFLA, the Associated Press, Conus TV News Service and WCJB in the Gainesville/Ocala market.

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03 2016

Kevin Fries named as News Director at WCJB…

TVSpy.com reports that Kevin Fries has been named as the new news director at Gainesville’s WCJB.

Fries replaces Andrea Clenney who left he station to be the news director at WLTZ in Columbus, GA.

Fries starts as news director Monday December 22nd. Merry Christmas to Mr. Fries!

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12 2014

WCJB acts out highlights to avoid broadcast rules…

(edited from TVSpy.com) – Gainesville’s WCJB-TV wanted to show its viewers highlights from the March Madness game between Florida and Dayton.

Since they were unable to show the video, due to broadcast rights restrictions, the station “acted” out what happened.

Check out the video below.

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04 2014

Veteran anchor resigns from WCJB…

(from GainesvilleSun.com) – Bob Williams resigned from WCJB-TV effective Friday after nearly 28 years in various roles, most recently as noon anchor and promotions manager.

Williams, 56, cited family reasons, adding that his decision was not because of any problems at the station.

“It was a hard decision to make, but I felt it was the appropriate thing to do under the circumstances for my family,” he said. “I do have some things I have to take care of.”

Williams moved to WCJB in 1984 from Michigan, bringing two young daughters with him….Cont….

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04 2012