Posts Tagged ‘wftv’

Devan Coffaro joins WALA….

Devan Coffaro has been hired at Mobile/Penscola’s WALA. She will be the station’s newest reporter.

Coffaro comes to WALA straight out of the University of Central Florida and time spent interning at Orlando’s WOFL, WFTV and WKMG.

//hattip to Southern Alabama TV/Radio

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06 2015

WFTV dominates June….

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – The June ratings brought more good news to ABC affiliate WFTV-Channel 9, which scored big victories in many time periods.

The 25-54 age group at 6 p.m. weekdays reveal WFTV’s strength. WFTV averaged 34,268 viewers to WESH-Channel 2′s 16,552, WKMG-Channel 6′s 14,135 and WOFL-Channel 35′s 6,424. (The Orlando Sentinel has a content-sharing agreement with WOFL.)

WFTV’s dominance was clear as well in households, another way to measure viewing. At 6 p.m., Read the rest of this entry →

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06 2015

WFTV/WRDQ GM to retire, new GM named…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – Shawn Bartelt, general manager at WFTV-Channel 9, on Friday announced her retirement and shared her delight in finishing her career on top.

Bartelt, 61, has been general manager of the ABC affiliate for nine years — “three years longer than anything I’ve done in my life,” she said.

She is also general manager of sister station WRDQ-Channel 27. “Both stations are huge right now,” she said. “It’s best to leave when everything is smooth. The locomotive is going down the tracks.” Read the rest of this entry →

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06 2015

Kenneth Craig to depart WFTV…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – Say goodbye to another first-rate reporter at WFTV-Channel 9. Kenneth Craig is leaving.

“It’s a bittersweet day,” Craig told me in an email Friday. “I’ve been at Channel 9 for four years and today is my last day here. I’m excited about my next chapter. I’m headed to New York City for an opportunity I couldn’t be more thrilled about.” Read the rest of this entry →

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05 2015

WFTV takes #1, makes gains in May…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – WFTV put distance between itself and usual No. 2 WESH-Channel 2 in the four-week period that ended Wednesday. Stations work to win the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers. This story focuses on that age group, unless otherwise noted.

WFTV’s dominance was evident across the board and reflected the success of its news coverage and promotion. WFTV was way out in front in early morning, at noon, in early evening and at 11 p.m.

WFTV said it drew 47 percent of the 25-to-54 audience for all newscasts to WESH’s 24 percent, WKMG-Channel 6’s 16 percent and WOFL-Channel 35’s 13 percent. Read the rest of this entry →

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05 2015