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Sweeping up May 2016 in Orlando…

(edited from – In the May TV ratings for Orlando, WFTV was the big winner and WKMG was the main gainer.

Retiring WFTV anchor Bob Opsahl, whose last newscast was 6 p.m. Wednesday, went out a ratings winner. He and Martha Sugalski were the leaders from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in total viewers as well as the 25-to-54 age group for the month.

In news ratings, 25-to-54 is the most important for advertisers. At 6 p.m., WFTV averaged 19,496 viewers in the age group. WKMG drew 13,978, WESH pulled in 13,015 and WOFL attracted 5,333. (The Sentinel has a content-sharing agreement with WOFL.) Read the rest of this entry →


05 2016

John Soapes named GM at WESH/WKCF…

(edited from – John Soapes has been named president and general manager of Orlando’s WESH-WKCF.

Soapes comes to the Hearst sister station WYFF in Greenville, S.C.

Before working at WYFF, he was the general sales manager at WKCF from 2001 until 2011. He started his career as an account executive at WTAT in Charleston, S.C….Cont….


04 2016

WESH/WKCF GM to retire…

(edited from – WESH/WKCF GM Jim Carter, who has guided the NBC affiliate for the last eight years, announced Friday that he will retire this summer.

“It’s been a great run. I’m looking forward to the next part of my life,” said Carter, 66. “It’s been a fun, exciting, terrific 30 years with Hearst.”

Hearst owns the two stations and said Carter’s successor will be announced later. Read the rest of this entry →


04 2016

Wendy Chioji back to WESH, sort of…

(edited from – Former anchor Wendy Chioji will be back on Orlando’s WESH when the quarterly “Surviving & Thriving” specials switch to the station in June.

“Growing Bolder,” which started in 2008, has aired locally on PBS stations WMFE and WUCF before moving to CBS affiliate WKMG-Channel 6. “Growing Bolder” features Chioji as well as WESH alumni Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer.

“It’s an opportunity to bring Wendy back to our station. We feel good about it,” said WESH General Manager Jim Carter. Chioji spent 20 years at WESH before leaving the station in 2008 and moving to Park City, Utah….Cont….


04 2016

Orlando March ’16 Books – WKMG gains…

(from – In the March ratings, WFTV-Channel 9 continued to win many news time slots. But WKMG-Channel 6, which had the most viewers overall at 11 p.m.

WKMG posted gains in many time slots while competitors were generally down from a year ago. The station’s “Getting Results” branding may be paying dividends.

WFTV continued to lead by any measurement from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the ratings period. At 6 p.m. in the 25-to-54 age group, WFTV averaged 20,283 viewers. Read the rest of this entry →

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03 2016