Posts Tagged ‘wftx’

Mike Mason to WFTX…

(edited from TVSpy.com) – Mike Mason is coming back to the Fort Myers market. He will once again be working at WFTX.

Mason starts Sunday, May 1. He’s been working as a freelance reporter. Before that, he worked at WGCL – Atlanta, WFTS – Tampa, WLOS – Asheville, and both WBBH and WFTX in Fort Myers…..Cont….

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04 2016

Julian Glover departs WFTX…

(from TVSpy.com) – WFTX reporter Julian Glover says he’s leaving Fort Myers, Fla. to join WAVE in Louisville, Ky. as an anchor.

“After two years in Southwest Florida I will be saying goodbye to Fox 4,” Glover wrote on his facebook page. “I’ll be moving to Louisville, KY to join the anchor team at WAVE 3 News. It’s an amazing opportunity to work at great station with great people.”….Cont….

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03 2015

The FCC approves Scripps-Journal merger…

On Friday the FCC approved the applications of Journal Communications and The E.W. Scripps Co., authoring a merger of the two media companies.

           

The merger deal will move all of Journal’s television and radio station licenses over to Scripps, giving Scripps control over all of the broadcast properties. In Florida, Scripps stations WFTS in Tampa and WPTV in West Palm Beach will gain another sister station, Journal’s WFTX in Fort Myers. Read the rest of this entry →

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12 2014

Amy Wegmann takes the lead at WFTX…

(Press Release from WFTX) – Amy Wegmann, who rejoined the FOX 4 team in July, has been named the new permanent co-anchor of the 6p.m., 10 p.m., and 11 p.m. newscasts.

Ms. Wegmann is a ten year FOX 4 veteran who previously served in positions of reporter, weekend anchor, fill-in free-lance host on FOX 4 Morning Blend, main news anchor, and most recently has Co-Anchored FOX 4 Rising alongside of Miriam Zamorano.

Wegmann will officially transition to FOX 4 News evening broadcasts beginning on September 22, 2014. (Press Release from WFTX)

Readers of Florida News Center might remember that Wegmann was previously lead female anchor at WFTX until she departed the station in of 2012 to help her husband, former WINK-TV anchor and radio talk show host Trey Radel, run for Congress. Radel won his seat in Congress in late 2012, but resigned  that seat at the end of 2013 after being caught in a cocaine buying sting. She went back to WFTX in early 2014, working on the morning shift.

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09 2014

Scripps and Journal shuffle operations….

(edited from TVNewsCheck.com) – The E.W. Scripps Co. and Journal Communications have agreed to merge their broadcast operations and spin off and then merge their newspapers, creating two separately traded public companies.

The merged broadcast and digital media company, based in Cincinnati, will retain The E.W. Scripps Co. name, and the Scripps family shareholders will continue to have voting control. The company will have approximately 4,000 employees across its television, radio and digital media operations and is expected to have annual revenue of more than $800 million.

The new Scripps broadcast company will become the 11th largest TV station group (including Tampa’s WFTS, West Palm Beach’s WPTV, and Fort Myer’s WFTX), according to the TVNewsCheck/BIA/Kelsey ranking, which is based on TV revenue.It will operate 34 TV stations reaching 18% of TV homes. It will also operate 35 radio stations in eight markets, all former Journal properties.

         

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07 2014