Posts Tagged ‘WJXT’

Post-Newsweek up in 2Q…

(from – Washington Post Co. (owner of WKMG-TV, WJXT-TV, WPLG-TV) reported its second quarter earnings today and revenue from Post-Newsweek stations was up 3% for the period, compared to last year.

Post-Newsweek stations brought in $84.9 million during the second quarter, compared to $82.6 million from the same period in 2010. For the first half of this year, revenue increased 1% to $157.1 million, from $156.1 million in 2010….Cont….

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08 2011

Limbaugh gets it wrong…it was George Winterling!

(from – Rush Limbaugh got it wrong.

And it was at the expense of the grand master of Jacksonville meteorologists, WJXT TV-4’s George Winterling, who has been broadcasting the weather for the news station for almost 50 years.

Limbaugh initially stated during his Wednesday radio show that the heat index was “manufactured by the government” to explain what it feels like when the humidity is added to the temperature, according to his website. He corrected the claim later, saying Winterling came up with the heat index in 1978.

Winterling, who began studying meteorology in 1950 when he joined the U.S. Air Force, said he heard about the gaffe from classmates who listened to Limbaugh’s broadcast. He chuckled a bit as he said that the longtime radio talk-show host, heard locally on WOKV AM-690, throws a lot of stuff out there….Cont….


07 2011

Bob Dunn named VP/GM at WPMI/WJTC…

(from – The There’s a new top dog at WPMI and WJTV.

The sister stations have welcomed Bob Dunn as the new vice-president and general manager. He took over Local 15, the area’s NBC affiliate, and UTV 44 in Pensacola as of April 27. Dunn said his christening was the terrible tornado strikes in northern Alabama so he hasn’t had much time to take a good look at what lies in front of him.

“I liked the energy I saw,” he said of the news staff’s coverage of the disaster.

With WPMI’s news broadcast consistently lagging behind the three other local news stations there is work ahead. Dunn acknowledged that he knows some changes will be coming, but he hasn’t had time yet to really discover what they may be.

“I can see there are things to do, but what place isn’t that way?” he said….Cont….

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05 2011

Arab journalists visit WJXT to learn news, American style…

(from – Journalists from the United Arab Emirates visited Channel 4 on Thursday to learn the inner workings of American journalism.

They also provided their own insight into reaction on the death of Osama bin Laden and the way Americans perceive Islam.

The Arab journalists were in the U.S. when news broke of bin Laden’s death.

Talal Antali said he does not feel comfortable discussing bin Laden, but his colleague, Saeed Mubarak, does. The group needed to hear the questions asked by Channel 4′s Ayesha Faines in Arabic first….Cont….



05 2011

Do not ask for a raise, Wa-Po dips in 1Q…

(from – The Washington Post Co (owners of FL’s WPLG, WJXT, WKMG). today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2011 that included a 2% decrease in revenue for its broadcast division to $72.2 million, from $73.5 million in 2010, while operating income for the first quarter decreased 6% to $19.6 million, from $20.9 million in the first quarter of 2010.

The company said the decline in revenue and operating income is due to the absence of $4.7 million in incremental winter Olympics-related advertising at the company’s NBC affiliates in the first quarter of 2010, and a $1.8 million decrease in political advertising revenue, offset by increases in other categories….Cont….


05 2011

Wa-Po FL stations get a graphics update…

Viewers watching WJXT (Jacksonville), WPLG (Miami) and WKMG (Orlando) may have noticed a new graphics scheme this past week.

The three FL stations are all sister stations, owned by the Washington Post Co. The new graphic update was rolled out of the central graphics hub, which we hear is housed at WPLG’s new High Def headquarters.

Check out the new changes below, from all three stations. Click “MORE” to see the rest of the images.

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05 2011

WJXT anchor & son rescued from the Atlantic…

(from – For a pair of St. Johns County eighth-graders, a Thursday afternoon of surfing turned into a rescue of a father and his two sons caught in a rip current at Vilano Beach.

Jimmy Partel and Ryan Aponte had been on a surfboard and boogie board for several hours when they decided to head back to Aponte’s house across A1A north of Vilano Beach.

“We were tired and walking back when John (Justice) came running out on the beach and crying that his dad and brother were out in the surf,” Ryan Aponte said.

The two 13-year-olds ran into the ocean and headed out toward Kent Justice, an anchorman and reporter for WJXT in Jacksonville, and his son, Jacob, a fifth-grader….Cont….


04 2011

Kouvaris show pulled from Jax radio station…

(from – A shake-up in the programming lineup at local sports station WJXL (1010 AM) started Friday when the “Sam Kouvaris Show” was pulled off the air less than 10 minutes before it was scheduled to run.

The new format, which has yet to be announced publicly other than to several key advertisers on the station, will find the “Lex & Terry Show” returning to Jacksonville and airing on 1010 AM from 6-10 a.m. Monday through Friday. That will replace “Sports Final Radio,” hosted by Jeff Prosser and Dan Hicken, with their show moving to the 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. time slot.

Kouvaris, longtime sports director at WJXT TV-4, hosted his show from 10-11:30 a.m. each day.

That was followed by the “David Lamm Show” (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.), the “Mike Dempsey Show” (1-4 p.m.) and the “Frank Frangie Show” (4-7 p.m.).….Cont….


03 2011

Reporter’s car catches fire at the mall…

(story/photo from – WJXT reporter Hailey Winslow’s car caught fire Monday at the St. Johns Town Center.

Winslow said she was meeting fellow reporter Emily Turner and a friend for lunch at Pollo Tropical when her car started smoking and flames went through the floorboards as she was driving.

Winslow said it just so happened than Channel 4 chief meteorologist John Gaughan came to her rescue. He told her to get out of the car and stay back, and they grabbed as much stuff out of the car as possible.

Flames started engulfing the car, and other people from nearby restaurants came to help out, Winslow said.She said Gaughan’s wife called police as Turner and their friend ran out of Pollo Tropical….Cont….


02 2011

Ask for a raise, Washington Post Co up 28% in 4Q…

(from – The Washington Post Co. today reported that revenue for its television broadcasting division increased 28% in the fourth quarter of 2010 to $102.9 million, from $80.2 million in 2009. Television broadcasting division operating income increased 56% to $45.3 million, from $29 million for the fourth quarter of 2009.

The company said the increases in revenue and operating income were due to improved advertising demand in all markets and most product categories, particularly automotive. The increased revenue and operating income also includes $17.6 million increase in political advertising revenue in the fourth quarter of 2010….Cont….


02 2011