Posts Tagged ‘WJHG’

Former WJHG Chief Met succumbs to cancer…

(edited from AL.com)Jason Kelley, a TV meteorologist who worked at WJHG Panama City and WBRC Birmingham, has died following a battle with cancer – he was 45.

An Alabama native, Mr., Kelley was chief meteorologist at WJHG from 1999 to 2009, and he is best remembered for his coverage during Hurricane Ivan in 2004, when he stayed on the air for more than 24 hours to keep viewers in northwest Florida and South Alabama informed, according to the station.

He is survived by his wife, Pam, and four daughters….Cont….

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07 2016

Brian Goddin departs WJHG…

WJHG anchor Brian Goddin anchored his last newscast without getting to say goodbye to viewers. He submitted his resignation from the Panama City station on Monday morning.

Goddin said on Facebook: “It was a ‘mutual decision’ between me and upper management–that ultimately I made–to no longer continue as morning show anchor and managing editor for WJHG. It was a decision that has been building for some time but, due to several reasons, it is one that I believe will be best for me and my family and the station too.

So far there is no reason for his departure or where he will end up. Stay tuned to Florida News Center for the latest.

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07 2016

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