Posts Tagged ‘wkmg’

New changes at WKMG…

Viewers in the Orlando market might have noticed a few changes at WKMG. The station debuted a newly tweaked logo and branding campaign on Friday afternoon newscasts.

Gone is the rectangular “6,” as well as the “Local” moniker, which debuted at the station in 2001 as Post-Newsweek owned stations went “Local.” In at WKMG is a new logo (top left) and new moniker “Getting Results.” Read the rest of this entry →


08 2015

More news on WKMG…

The Orlando Sentinel reports that starting Sept 7th, WKMG-Channel 6 will begin airing an hour-long weekday 4 p.m. newscast.

The newscast will feature anchors Matt Austin, Lisa Bell, Ginger Gadsden and chief meteorologist Tom Sorrells.

WKMG is following in the steps of the competition, WFTV & WESH, who also have newscasts at 4 p.m.

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08 2015

WFTV takes Aug, stations spin the numbers…

(edited from – WFTV-Channel 9 was the big winner in early morning, at noon and from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers.

The race at 11 p.m. was tighter, but WFTV was the victor there, too, in the ratings period that ended Wednesday.

At 11 p.m. Monday through Sunday in August, WFTV averaged 20,389 viewers in the age group. Close behind were CBS affiliate WKMG-Channel 6 with 18,104 and NBC affiliate WESH-Channel 2 with 17,794. Read the rest of this entry →


08 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

WKMG News Director is out….

(edited from – WKMG-Channel 6 news director Steve Hyvonen resigned Tuesday after seven years at the Orlando station.

“It’s been a fantastic seven years in Orlando packed with dozens of major news stories,” Hyvonen said in an interview. “Local 6 has some of the most talented people I’ve ever worked with, and I wish the team success moving forward.” Read the rest of this entry →


07 2015