Posts Tagged ‘WJHG’

Changing News Directors at WMBB…

WMBB news director Heather Kretzer is leaving the Panama City market station.

According to the station’s Facebook page, Kretzer is leaving the station to “focus on her town young children.”

WMBB staff were informed that Tom Lewis had been named as the new news director. If that name sounds familiar to you, Lewis was the primary anchor and news director across town at WJHG. He resigned from the news director job at WJHG in 2010 to focus on anchoring, and then left the station completely in 2014. He is back at WMBB, where he first started in television over 30 years ago.

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02 2016

Former WJHG anchor Joe Moore dies at 72…

(edited from WJHG.com) – 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.com) – 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 WJHG.com) – 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 WJHG.com)Donna 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.

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03 2014