Posts Tagged ‘wesh’

John Soapes named GM at WESH/WKCF…

(edited from TVSpy.com) – 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….

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WESH/WKCF GM to retire…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – 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 →

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Wendy Chioji back to WESH, sort of…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – 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….

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04 2016

Orlando March ’16 Books – WKMG gains…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – 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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Dave Cocchiarella signs at WESH…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – Viewers in the Orlando market may have noticed a familiar face on the air at WESH. Meteorologist Dave Cocchiarella has been at WESH on weekend mornings since December.

He worked at 24hr cable station News 13 for 16 years before departing in February 2015. News 13 noted then that it was Cocchiarella’s choice to leave.

“When we began looking for a meteorologist, we were happy that Dave was available,” said  Kirsten Wolff, WESH news director. “He is a great addition to our weather team.”….Cont….

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