Posts Tagged ‘WKRG’

Jonathan Owens departs WKRG…

Weekend meteorologist Jonathan Owens has left Mobile’s WKRG. He made the announcement on Sunday’s 10:00 p.m. newscast.

Owens said on Facebook that he is “moving on to pursue business and educational opportunities abroad.” He went on to say that “the news industry has changed a lot since I started working in it and I feel it’s a good move.” Read the rest of this entry →


10 2015

Media General to buy Meredith…

What does this mean for Florida…Media General owns WKRG CBS 5 & WFNA CW, while Meredith owns WALA FOX 10. Read on below…


(Edited from – Media General this morning announced that it is acquiring Meredith Corp. in a cash and stock valued at approximately $2.4 billion.

The transaction, is expected to close by June 30, 2016. Read the rest of this entry →


09 2015

Comings and Goings….

Melissa Constanzer (left) joins Mobile’s WKRG-TV as the station’s new meteorologist.

She comes to the Mobile/Pensacola market from WJFW-TV in Central, MN.


Lee Peck (right) has also landed in the Mobile/Pensacola market, but at WALA-TV. He will be the station’s new reporter/anchor.

He comes to WALA from KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, LA where he was an evening anchor at the station.


06 2015

Jere Hough dies at 75…

Former WKRG chief meteorologist Jere Hough died last week from complications of Alzheimers diease. He was 75 years old.

Hough started at WKRG in 1988, as a morning meteorologist. He left WKRG in 2009, after not being able to secure a new contract with Media General.

//hattip to SW Alabama TV & Radio


03 2015

UPDATE: FCC approves Media General-LIN merger…

UPDATE – 12/22/14 – Media General announced today that it’s merger (or “business combination” as they called it) with LIN Media has now closed. The two companies are now one, as described in our story below.


12/14/2014 – Media General says its “business combination” with LIN Media has closed, which means the two are now one company.

On Friday the FCC approved the merger applications of Medial General Inc. and LIN Media LLC. The merger should be completed by the end of next week.

The deal, announced in March, creates one of the nation’s largest broadcast television station companies in, which will own and operate or service 71 television stations in 48 U.S. markets. The new mammouth Media General will reach an estimated 23 percent, of U.S. television households.

In Florida that means that changes are coming and new duopolies will be created.


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12 2014