Posts Tagged ‘WJXT’

Dan Hicken to depart WTLV/WJXX…

WTLV/WJXX announced today via Twitter that Sports Director Dan Hicken is leaving the Jacksonville duopoly. Hicken had been with WTLV (later WTLV/WJXX) for twenty seven years prior to this announcement.

So far no official word has been released on why Hicken is leaving the station. However, Sam Kouvaris, the sports director across the street at WJXT tweeted today that Hicken was headed to the “Cox TV stations here in town.” Of course by that Kouvaris means the duopoly of WTEV/WAWS, which was scooped up by Cox in Dec 2012.

So if Sam Kouvaris is correct, does this mean that Dan Hicken might bump current WTEV/WAWS sports director Steve Wrigley for the top spot in sports or will he be replacing one of the other three faces at “Action Sports?” Stay tuned to for the latest.

//hattip to Anonymous


05 2013

Jacksonville reporter reports on the murder of her own father…

(from – The names of 120 officers killed in Florida will be added to the national monument. Channel 4′s Erica Rakow was in Washington D.D. with these families, and has a touching personal story of her own….Watch the reports below….

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05 2013

Comings and goings at WJXT…

Sources tell Florida News Center that Jacksonville’s independent WJXT has lost and gained several personalities as of late.

Reporter Elizabeth Cate (right#1) has moved across the panhandle to Tallahassee. She is the new Press Secretary for the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. A little factoid…she is the daughter of primary WFLA (Tampa) anchor Keith Cate.

Emily Turner (left #1) is headed west to Tuscon, Arizona. She joins KOLD-TV/KMSB-TV as a reporter.

Jason Law (right#2) has joined Cincinnati’s WCPO-TV. He is the station’s new investigative reporter.

Alicia Booth (left #2) has joined WJXT as a reporter. She comes from Cleveland’s WEWS-TV where she was the station’s health reporter.


02 2013

WJXT chief engineer arrested for peeping…

(edited from – Police arrested WJXT chief engineer James Lowery on Sunday night. The 6o-year old was arrested on charges of trespassing, disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest after an incident at his neighbor’s house.

According to the arrest report, a 15-year-old girl told her father a man was looking in the window of their home on Forest Stump Lane.

The report says the father went outside and found Lowery, kneeling against their house and looking in the window. The father stopped the man when he tried to run….Cont….


10 2012

WJXT leads in Jacksonville May books…

(from - In morning news, Channel 4 at 5 a.m. is No. 1 in the time period with a 3.1 household rating beating WTLV (2.4 HH rating). Channel 4 at 6 a.m. is up 30 percent year-to-year as the only station in the market with growth in the time period, and is No. 1 in household ratings in the 6-7a a.m. time period, garnering a 6.0 household rating and an 18 share (compared to WTLV 4.3 RTG/13 SHR and WTEV 1.2 RTG/4 SHR).

The Morning Show (7-9 a.m.), anchored by Staci Spanos, Bruce Hamilton and Richard Nunn, is No. 1 in the time period with a 6.1 HH rating and a 17 share beating out all other newscasts including the national broadcasts of NBC’s Today Show on WTLV (4.2 RTG/12 SHR) and ABC’s Good Morning America on WJXX (1.3 RTG/4 SHR). This marks the 11th straight month of wins in the 7-9 a.m. time period….Cont….

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05 2012