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More news on WKMG…

The Orlando Sentinel reports that starting Sept 7th, WKMG-Channel 6 will begin airing an hour-long weekday 4 p.m. newscast.

The newscast will feature anchors Matt Austin, Lisa Bell, Ginger Gadsden and chief meteorologist Tom Sorrells.

WKMG is following in the steps of the competition, WFTV & WESH, who also have newscasts at 4 p.m.

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08 2015

WFTV takes Aug, stations spin the numbers…

(edited from – WFTV-Channel 9 was the big winner in early morning, at noon and from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers.

The race at 11 p.m. was tighter, but WFTV was the victor there, too, in the ratings period that ended Wednesday.

At 11 p.m. Monday through Sunday in August, WFTV averaged 20,389 viewers in the age group. Close behind were CBS affiliate WKMG-Channel 6 with 18,104 and NBC affiliate WESH-Channel 2 with 17,794. Read the rest of this entry →


08 2015

Some viewers don’t like Martha Sugalski….

(edited from – Martha Sugalski stirs strong feelings. Viewers either love her or want to avoid her, according Hal Boedeker They can do either when Sugalski, a former anchor at WESH-Channel 2, debuts opposite Bob Opsahl at 6 p.m. Monday on WFTV-Channel 9.

WFTV has to hope there are a lot of viewers like the Facebook reader who gushed about Sugalski: “She alone will be enough for our family to change the channel and move to WFTV-Channel 9. Read the rest of this entry →


08 2015

Martie Salt demoted, but ok with it…

(edited from – WFTV’s Martie Salt (right #1) says she is fine with her new assignment as the station makes room for Martha Sugalski (right #2), former WESH anchor.

“I’m fortunate to be in a career I thoroughly enjoy and in a top role for decades,” Salt, 58, said Friday. “Change is inevitable. I have a new contract. Channel 9 is treating me royally, and I have no complaints.”

In changes that start Aug. 24, Sugalski will anchor at 6 and 11 p.m. on WFTV as well as at 10 p.m. on WRDQ-Channel 27. Read the rest of this entry →


08 2015

Rikki Klaus to depart WESH…

(edited from – Today is reporter Rikki Klaus‘ final day at WESH-Channel 2.

She is leaving for WSB, the ABC affiliate in Atlanta. She is jumping from Orlando, the No. 18 market, to the No. 9 market. (WSB is owned by Cox Media Group, which also owns WFTV-Channel 9.)

Klaus joined NBC affiliate WESH in July 2013 from WPTV in West Palm Beach.

“For almost two years, I woke up before 3 a.m. five days a week to either report or anchor on ‘WESH 2 News Sunrise.’ So, I mostly experienced Orlando before my 5 p.m. bedtime,” she said by email….Cont….


07 2015