Posts Tagged ‘WJHG’

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

Burch named as News Director at WJHG…

Our friends at report that Jamie Burch will be the new News Director at Panama City’s WJHG. Burch comes from WKRG in Mobile, where he was an executive producer.

Burch replaces Gavin Maliska, who left WJHG this past June to become News Director at WGXA-TV in Macon, GA. Burch will now be the third News Director for WJHG in just a few years. Stay tuned for any further changes.


08 2012

Will WECP bring WJHG down…?

Last week, Florida News Center reported that Gray Television had licensed a new television station, finally bringing a CBS affiliate to the Panama City market. The new station, WECP-LD (a low powered/range station) will be contained in the Panama City studios of Gray owned WJHG-TV. Along with studio space, WECP will share tower and transmitter space with WJHG, creating Panama City’s first duopoly.

While this sounds like a boon for Gray, WJHG and Panama City, WECP comes with a plethora of issues. Sources in the panhandle tell Florida News Center that the weak powered WECP signal, will be a drain on its sister, WJHG. Since the two stations will both share the same transmitter and power, estimates demonstrate that WECP will degrade the WJHG signal by almost 49%.

Of course most viewers in this day and age do not use the actual television signals anymore, opting for cable or satellite instead. However, sources point out that Comcast (the primary cable provider for Panama City) does not have fiber optic links to its local affiliates. Comcast retransmits its local affiliates by receiving the over-the-air signal and then using that to feed to its customers. So, the question is; will the 49% signal degradation by WECP, then effect the Comcast signal as well?

Stay tuned to Florida News Center for any developing changes.

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07 2012

FL NBC affiliates are showing their Ölympic gold!

With less than a week until the 2012 Ölympics (in London this year, for those who might be in a coma) begin, Florida NBC affiliates have dusted off and polished their own gold. Check out the NBC Ölympic custom affiliate logos below.

 WFLA – Tampa WTVJ – Miami  WESH – Orlando
 WPTV – West Palm Beach  WTLV – Jacksonville  WPMI – Pensacola
WBBH – Fort Myers WJHG – Panama City WNBW – Gainesville
WTWC – Tallahassee


 ***This post is for educational, informational and archival purposes only. Florida News Center does not intend to infringe on any copyrights claimed by the International Olympic Committee, NBCUniversal/Comcast or NBC affiliates. This post is for educational, informational an archival purposes only.***


07 2012