Posts Tagged ‘WCTV’

Gray renews with CBS/FOX through 2019…

(edited from TVNewsCheck.com) – It looks like Tallahassee’s WCTV and Dothan, AL’s WTVY (often viewable in the Panama City market) will remain CBS affiliates for the next five years.

Gray Television today made two announcements of network affiliation renewals, first with CBS and later with Fox.

This morning it announced a comprehensive, long-term agreement that renews all 26 of Gray’s CBS station affiliation agreements in 22 markets.

The agreement includes early renewals for 26 Gray-owned CBS affiliates: WVLT Knoxville, Tenn.; WKYT-WYMT Lexington, Ky.; KWTX-KBTX Waco, Texas; KKTV Colorado Springs, Colo.; KOLN-KGIN Lincoln, Neb.; WCTV Tallahassee, Fla.;  WRDW Augusta,  Ga.; KVLY  Fargo, N.D..;  WIBW Topeka, Kan.; WSAW Wausau, Wis.; WIFR Rockford, Ill.; KNOE Monroe, La.; WSWG Albany, Ga.; WECP Panama City, Fla.; KXII Sherman, Texas; WTVY Dothan, Ala.; WSVF Harrisonburg, Va.; KALB Alexandria, La.; WCAV Charlottesville, Va.; WIYE Parkersburg, W.Va.; KGWN-KSTF Cheyenne, Wyo.; and KNPL North Platte, Neb….Cont….

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08 2014

Heather Peeples named GM at WCTV…

(from Gray TV Press Release) – Heather Peeples is now Vice President and General Manager of CBS affiliate WCTV in Tallahassee, Florida.  Heather has been the station’s General Sales Manager since 2007.  She started in the broadcast industry in 1989 at WTLH in Tallahassee.  Heather spent six years as Account Executive with the Quad Cities Radio Group in Davenport, Iowa, followed in 1997 by various sales and promotional positions at WFLI-TV in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Heather returned to Tallahassee in 1999 first as an Account Executive, then Local Sales Manager, and finally General Sales Manager.

//hattip to TVSpy.com

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07 2013

WCTV is taken over by Chick-fil-A cows….

The Monday noon newscast on WCTV sure looked a lot like a blatant advertisement for the fast food chain Chick-fil-A, as the set was swarmed with the chain’s (highly) trademarked cows (video below). WCTV denies that this stunt was an advertisement for the fast food chain. Station News Director Steve Sanders told media bloger Jim Romensko that they “thought it would be fun to have them on the show,” and that it was “not a free advertisement, it’s just a fun moment.” However, this “fun moment” (complete with cows carrying eight signs with the Chick-fil-A logo) was sure to mention that this coming Friday is Chick-Fil-A “Cow Appreciation Day.”

Jim Romensko reminds us that Chick-fil-A has a long history of supporting anti-gay and anti-gay marriage political candidates/legislation. So does this mean that WCTV is supporting Chick-fil-A and their anti-gay agenda? Again, Steve Sanders said no; “we’re not supporting Chick-fil-A – we’re not saying they’re good, bad, or indifferent.”

The noon newscast “cow” video was quickly pulled from the WCTV website, but remains for our enjoyment c/o of our friends at Google.

While we here at Florida News Center try to stay “indifferent” ourselves on the reporting of news stories, this “Cow Appreciation Day” sure looks like an embedded advertisement to us….and an endorsement of Chick-fil-A and therefore what it stands for. Stay tuned for any further developments.      CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO (BELOW) IN THE EVENT THE EMBEDDED VERSION IS TAKEN OFFLINE

//hattip to NewsBlues.com

 

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07 2013

WTXL promo sign “video bombs” WCTV live shot…

(from TVspy.com) - During a WCTV live shot Friday from the Tallahassee Regional Airport, a promo for rival WTXL flashed on the screen behind reporter James Buechele (picture above; video here).

Buechele was talking about the airport’s potential expansion when the ad in the terminal flipped over to a graphic featuring WTXL anchors Mika Highsmith and Greg Angel. The promo aired twice, both before and after Buechele’s taped package….Cont….(from TVSpy.com)

//story and image c/o of TVSpy.com’s Media Bistro

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06 2013

WCTV N/D bails for New Orleans…

(edited from RickGevers.com) – WCTV News Director Triston Sanders has left the Tallahassee station, to become the Assistant ND for WWL-TV in New Orleans, LA. She’s been ND there for just over two years and had served as the EP before that. She first joined the station as an anchor/reporter, had worked for WINK-TV in Ft. Myers, and had interned for WCTV while attending Florida State University. (edited from RickGevers.com)

So far there is no word on who will replace Sanders at WCTV. Stay tuned to Florida News Center for the latest.

 

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09 2012