Posts Tagged ‘WCTV’

Gumbel signs off at WCTV…

(from – For seven years the name Elton Gumbel has gone hand in hand with WCTV Sports. But he’s passing off the baton — taking his final lap — shooting his last shot — and sliding in at home plate.
Today we say goodbye and good luck to our beloved EG.

“We all know that Elton is smart and smooth but what you may not know about Elton is he’s really funny.”
WCTV Anchors and Reporters had a lot to say about Elton….Cont….


07 2012

Gray up in 2Q…

(from – Gray Television released preliminary figures for the second quarter showing revenues will be up about 6%, stripping out dollars from political spending and retransmission consent. Total revenues are projected to increase 24% to $95 million.

The company was helped by about $13 million in political spending as its three Wisconsin stations benefited from special recall elections in the state.

The political dollars sucking up inventory did lead to lesser increases in both local (1%) and national (7%) ad dollars than expected….Cont….

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07 2012

The 1Q revenue numbers are in…

WCTV reporter remembers his famous grandfather…

(from – CBS News legend Mike Wallace passed away on Saturday April 7th at the age of 93. His grandson, WCTV Eyewitness News Reporter Eames Yates, showed a never before seen interview with the news legend.

CBS News legend Mike Wallace won 21 Emmy’s. He was on television for more than 60 years. He was also the grandfather of WCTV’s Eyewitness News Reporter Eames Yates.

6 years ago Yates sat down with him for a candid interview. WCTV broadcast it for the first time ever….Cont….


04 2012

Sheena Parveen (Samanipour) headed to Philly..

(edited from Parveen, a St. Petersburg native who has worked as a weather forecaster at Tampa Fox affiliate WTVT-Ch. 13 on weekend mornings for the past two years, will leave the station Sunday headed for job at WCAU-TV NBC 10 in Philadelphia.

Parveen, 25, known as Sheena Parveen Samanipour while growing up locally, declined to confirm which station she will work for in Philadelphia, saying she expects to reveal more details later this week.

A spokeswoman for WTVT confirmed that Parveen’s last day on air at WTVT will be Sunday….Cont….

//hattip to FTVLive and NewsBlues


11 2011