Posts Tagged ‘wkmg’

WRDQ challenges WOFL at 10…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – In the August ratings, WFTV-Channel 9 put distance between itself and its rivals during the day and in early evening. WFTV may have benefited from the exit last month of WESH-Channel 2 anchor Martha Sugalski.

In late night, the ratings races were tighter, although WFTV continued to lead at 11.

The biggest change: The 10 p.m. time period has turned into a horse race between longtime leader WOFL-Channel 35 and the WFTV news on sister station WRDQ-Channel 27. Read the rest of this entry →

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08 2014

It is round two for Wendy Chioji…

Former WESH anchor, and most currently WKMG health special reporter, Wendy Chioji announced yesterday that she is once again facing a battle with cancer.

Chioji, originally faced a battle with breast cancer. In the fall and winter of 2013-14, she underwent chemo and radiation therapies, eliminating the cancer at that time. However, a recent follow-up MRI showed that something has returned.

Chioji stated the following on her blog“There are 4-5 small tumors in my chest wall (could be worse… could be in my lungs. How ironic would that be, for me, ME, to get lung cancer?) that weren’t there in April. I only half-heard him say it then, but now, I vividly remember my Huntsman oncology quarterback, Dr Akerley telling me in October that if the radiation/chemo didn’t kill this cancer, that’s all he had up his sleeve. We were hoping the ghastly treatment would buy me more time, but it didn’t.”

The popular anchor left WESH and TV in 2008, after 20 years at the Orlando station. She came back to local TV in 2013, with special health reports for WKMG.

 

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08 2014

Carole Nelson talks Orlando TV history & gossip…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – Listen up, fans of Orlando TV history.

Martha Sugalski’s decision to leave WESH-Channel 2 — and evidently head to another station in town — prompted Hal Boedeker to look for context from Carole Nelson, Orlando’s trailblazing anchorwoman. Nelson started at WFTV-Channel 9, moved to Channel 6, then returned to WFTV in a local career that ran from 1976 to 1990.

Nelson did not disappoint. She fired off an email with names and details from the past. Here’s how Carole Nelson tells it:

“When I made the move [from 9 to 6] it made the top story on the local page along with a picture. It was a nerve-wracking time in my career. Other newsroom reporters and anchors were very unhappy with Elden Hale, the news director, who had replaced Bob Jordan in one of his many moves. We all thought that Elden was taking the station in the wrong direction.

“[WFTV General Manager] Walter Windsor and the Magid consultants wanted me to talk to him. Then the station made a big mistake and forgot to send me a registered letter stating that the station wanted to pick up my option for another year. (The station had the option each year on my contract; I did not)….Cont….

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08 2014

WFTV, WOFL, WKMG post July wins…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – WESH-Channel 2 made the biggest headlines Thursday by announcing that anchor Martha Sugalski had departed.

But WKMG-Channel 6, WOFL-Channel 35 and especially WFTV-Channel 9 could point to ratings victories for July.

Speculation that Sugalski could land at another local station a year from now reflected the intense competition among stations.

In the ratings period that ended Wednesday, WFTV was tops with the 25-to-54 age group in early morning, from 4 to 6:30 and at 11 p.m.

WKMG scored a victory at noon, and WOFL remained the leader at 10 p.m.

These news ratings races are determined by the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers, and the numbers in this post reflect that demographic unless otherwise noted….Cont…..

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08 2014

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