Posts Tagged ‘WJHG’

Former WJHG anchor Joe Moore dies at 72…

(edited from – The WJHG family is sad to report that longtime anchor Joe Moore has died. Joe died Wednesday morning at a local hospital from complications following a stroke last Friday. He was 72 years old.

Moore spent 43 years at WJHG, before retiring from the station in May of 2014.

Joseph R. Moore was born on October 20, 1943. He attended John Carol Catholic High School in Birmingham, Alabama. After graduating he attended the University of Alabama.

He came to Panama City in 1967 to start a local FM radio station. In November of 1971 he was hired at WJHG and would spend the next 43 years bringing viewers of Northwest Florida the news. Read the rest of this entry →

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12 2015

It’s 2014, WJHG goes full HD…

(from – WJHG NewsChannel 7 is in the midst of an exciting technical upgrade. This week, much of the on-air signal is transitioning to full high-definition. At times, there may be temporary glitches in video and audio while the transition is completed.

WJHG has engineers working around the clock to guide our on-air product into this exciting era of television. We thank our loyal viewers for their patience as the move to HD is completed. All work should be complete by the end of summer….Cont….

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06 2014

Joe Moore to retire from WJHG after 43 years…

(from – Richard Nixon was Time Magazine’s “Man of the Year.” “Dirty Dozen” was number one at the box office. And a young news anchor splashed on the scene at NewsChannel Seven.

43 years later Joe Moore has decided to trade in the suit and tie for shorts and a t-shirt.

As we say “Happy Retirement” to Joe, we look back on the last four decades of changes–not only in the news business but Joe himself.

If anyone knows what’s going on around town, it’s Joe Moore. Each afternoon and evening you can catch him sharing that knowledge with tens of thousands of people who tune into NewsChannel Seven for the days’ events. Something he’s done for 43 years….Cont….

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05 2014

Anchor Donna Bell named as N/D at WJHG…

(from Bell is leaving the morning show to take on her new role as News Director.

Donna Bell joined WJHG 20 years ago, and has spent 13 years on NewsChannel 7 Today.

But she won’t be going far! Donna will continue to anchor Newschannel 7 at Noon, and will be overseeing the station’s news product.


03 2014

WECP goes on the air next week, WTVY dumped…

(from – Bay County’s first CBS affiliate since the 1960s will be “flipping the switch” Monday, company officials said.

The new station, WECP, will be available over the air — that is, using rabbit ears — on channel 18 at mid-morning. Viewers will need to rescan their TVs to pick up the signal, said Curt Molander, general manager for WJHG, the sister station of WECP and WTVY in Dothan, Ala., which has served as the Panama City market’s CBS affiliate since the early 1960s.

The WECP studios will be located on Front Beach Road with WJHG. Both stations, along with WTVY, are owned by Atlanta-based Gray Television.

WECP’s broadcast towers will be located in Youngstown, so the addition will not affect viewers’ reception of CBS, Molander said. CBS is the “network of record” for Southeastern Conference football and will carry March Madness and the Super Bowl….Cont….


09 2012