Posts Tagged ‘WJXT’

WJXT analyzes Challenger disaster in documentary…

(edited from WJXT Press Release) – January 28, 1986, was a day that shook America to its core.  WJXT marks the 30th anniversary of the disaster with Challenger:  A Rush to Launch airing Tuesday, January 26 at 8pm on WJXT Channel 4 and a special section on its website.  The hour long documentary takes an investigative look into what brought the shuttle down through the voices of those directly affected by the tragedy then and now.

WJXT spent months researching and traveling across the country to dig deeper into little known revelations from that historic day.  In this special program, viewers will hear the minute-by-minute developments the night prior to launch where engineers warned of a potential disaster.  Read the rest of this entry →


01 2016

WJXT takes the Nov 2015 book…

Jacksonville independent station WJXT has once again demonstrated that a local station does not need a network affiliation to win in the ratings. The station has won every news time slot (except for noon/midday) in the November 2015 ratings period

(from WJXT Press Release) – WJXT is again #1 in News for the November 2015 Nielsen ratings period in the Jacksonville television market, winning in every major local news time period for the month.

At 5am is #1 with a 3.6 household rating winning versus all of the combined news competition in the market.  At 530am,  WJXT is #1 with a 5.0 household rating beating WTLV/WJXX (2.0 HH rating).  At 6am WJXT is #1 in household ratings in the 6-7am time period garnering a 7.3 household rating and a 23 share (compared to WTLV/WJXX 4.1 RTG/13 SHR, WFOX 2.1 RTG/7 SHR and WJAX 1.9 RTG/6 SHR). Read the rest of this entry →

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11 2015

New local show to debut on WJXT…

(edited from WJXT Press Release) – WJXT Channel 4 is premiering a new daytime lifestyle and entertainment show called River City Live.  Starting October 26, River City Live will showcase the energetic lifestyle of Jacksonville and surrounding areas.

From 11am – 12pm weekdays, River City Live will highlight everything from live music, unique LOCAL stories, amazing restaurants and recipes, to steals and deals, fashion, fun contests, and anything in between.

Eden Kendall and Mark Payton (right) will serve as the show’s hosts. Read the rest of this entry →


09 2015

Dish and Graham stations battle it out…

UPDATE: 7/23/15 – Graham Statons and Dish Network have reached a deal (shocking!) and all of its stations will remain on Dish until the deal comes up for renewal again and I post this same story again. <rolls eyes>


7/21/15 – (from – Satellite television provider Dish Network is set to drop six local stations from its lineup Wednesday in a retransmission dispute with Graham Media Group.


The stations are Miami ABC affiliate WPLG, Houston NBC affiliate KPRC, Detroit NBC affiliate WDIV, Orlando CBS affiliate WKMG, San Antonio ABC affiliate KSAT and Jacksonville indie WJXT….Cont….


07 2015

Comings and Goings…

Brian Jackson (left) joins Jacksonville independent station WJXT as the the station’s new sports reporter and weekend anchor.

Jackson comes from Washington, D.C. where he worked at Comcast SportsNet. He joined the cable-only regional sports network as an intern, but was eventually hired on as a production assistant. He worked his way up over the last ten years as a producer, reporter, host and sideline reporter.


WKMG reporter Evan Lambert (right) is leaving the Orlando station. He is headed down Interstate 4 to Tampa’s WTVT, where he will also serve as a general assignment reporter.

He joined WKMG in 2012.


06 2015