Posts Tagged ‘wkmg’

Post-Newsweek is re-named Graham Media Group…

(from TVSpy.com) – Post-Newsweek Stations announced today the company would now be known as Graham Media Group, effective immediately. The name change comes after the sale of The Washington Post to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The company owns five television stations, WJXT in Jacksonville, WDIV in Detroit, KPRC in Houston, KSAT in San Antonio, and WKMG in Orlando.

In a statement, Emily Barr, president and CEO of Graham Media Group, said the new name was a better fit for the company….Cont…..

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07 2014

WFTV pulls ahead in June…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – WFTV-Channel 9 and WESH-Channel 2 split victories in late news for June. But the latest ratings report was mostly good news for WFTV, which surpassed WESH at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. after WESH won very tight races in May in the 25-to-54 age group.

At 6 p.m. in May, WESH was the victor by 28 viewers in the age group, which means the stations basically tied. (All these numbers refer to 25-to-54, unless otherwise noted.)

At 6 p.m. in June, WFTV averaged 32,753 viewers to WESH’s 29,688, WKMG-Channel 6′s 10,765 and WOFL-Channel 35′s 9,701. The June ratings period ended Wednesday.

At 6 a.m. in May, WESH won by 16 viewers in the age group, basically another tie.

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06 2014

David Hall to mornings at WKMG…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – WKMG-Channel 6 has hired a morning anchor from Kansas City, Mo.

David Hall will join the CBS affiliate on June 23 and start co-anchoring with Bridgett Ellison from 5 to 7 a.m. weekdays after June 30.

He has worked as a weekend anchor and reporter at KMBC, the ABC affiliate in Kansas City. Hall has worked as reporter in Savannah, Ga.; Pittsburgh; and Secaucus, N.J. He also has worked in Philadelphia, where he provided color commentary for the Philadelphia Phoenix, the men’s ultimate team there….Cont….

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06 2014

Ginger Gadsden to anchor at WKMG…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – WKMG-Channel 6 has found its newest anchor in St. Petersburg.

Ginger Gadsden joins Orlando’s CBS affiliate on June 16. She will co-anchor the station’s new 5:30 p.m. newscast with Matt Austin and solo anchor at 7 p.m. That 5:30 p.m. newscast debuts July 7.

She was a morning anchor at WTSP-Channel 10, the CBS affiliate in St. Petersburg, for seven years. She left that station in June last year when her contract was up and told that Tampa Bay Times then that she had tired of the morning shift.

“Ginger Gadsden will be a terrific addition to our early evening newscasts,” WKMG General Manager Skip Valet said. “Ginger is a compelling storyteller and an accomplished journalist. Like her co-anchors Matt Austin and Lisa Bell, Ginger is passionate about the news.”….Cont….

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06 2014

Danny Treanor to freelance at WKMG…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – You haven’t seen the last of veteran meteorologist Danny Treanor.

He soon will start freelancing for WKMG-Channel 6, the station announced Thursday. WKMG viewers will see Treanor for the first time on June 2, when he fills in for chief meteorologist Tom Sorrells at 5, 6, 7 and 11 p.m.

Treanor retired in October from News 13 after 10 years with the cable news channel. He has been in the market since 1978. He worked for WFTV-Channel 9 for 18 years….Cont….

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05 2014