Posts Tagged ‘WJXT’

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

Rob Sweeting cuts back, others promoted at WJXT….

(from – The on-air staff of Jacksonville’s most watched evening news is growing again.

General Manager Bob Ellis announced Friday that Tarik Minor and Kent Justice will join Tom Wills, Mary Baer, Rob Sweeting and Joy Purdy on the weekday News4Jax evening newscasts beginning Monday, June 1.

Minor moves from 9 a.m. hour of The Morning Show to co-anchor News4Jax at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. with Joy Purdy, and Justice moves from weekend evenings to co-anchor with Purdy weeknights at 11 p.m.

Anchor Rob Sweeting (right), who has been on WJXT for 30 years, will continue to anchor these newscasts as well on a limited basis and will focus more of his time on the community service aspect of his job on behalf of WJXT. Read the rest of this entry →


05 2015

Independence dominates the May books in JAX…

Jacksonville independent station WJXT has once again demonstrated that a local station does not need a network affiliation to win in the ratings. Check out the May 2015 numbers below for the market.

(edited from WJXT Press Release) – In Morning News, WJXT at 5am is #1 in the time period with a 3.4 household and #1 at 5:30am with a 4.8 household rating.  The 5am newscast beat the combined competition of WTLV/WJXX, WJAX and WFOX by 183% and 5:30am beat them by 167%.  Channel 4 News at 6am is #1 in household ratings in the 6-7am time period garnering a 7.0 household rating and a 24 share (compared to WTLV/WJXX 3.4 RTG/12 SHR, WFOX 1.7 RTG/6 SHR and WJAX 1.6 RTG/5 SHR). The Morning Show (7-9am), is #1 in the time period with a 6.3 HH rating and a 19 share beating out all other newscasts including the national broadcasts of NBC’s Today Show on WTLV (2.3 RTG/7 SHR), CBS This Morning on WJAX (1.7 RTG/5 SHR) and ABC’s Good Morning America on WJXX (2.6 RTG/8 SHR).  Read the rest of this entry →


05 2015