Posts Tagged ‘WKRG’

Nexstar Closes on Media General purchase, what’s next?

(edited from TVNewsCheck.com) – From this day forward, Nexstar Broadcasting Group will be known as Nexstar Media Group.

The name change coincides with Nexstar closing on its acquisition of Media General for $4.6 billion in cash and stock just six days after winning FCC approval.

 The deal swells Nexstar’s portfolio to 171 full-power stations,  in 100 markers covering nearly 39% of TV homes. The new stations include 15 in the top 50 markets.

Florida stations involved in the deal include WFLA/WTTA – Tampa, WMBB – Panama City and WKRG/WFNA – Mobile/Pensacola. Jacksonville’s WCWJ was divested and sold to Graham Media Group, earlier in the year to ensure that the merger deal went through. Read the rest of this entry →

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01 2017

More news on WKRG…

Our friends at Southwest Alabama TV and Radio report that Mobile’s WKRG will expanding it’s news offerings.

Following trends across Florida and the nation, WKRG will now offer morning news beginning at 4:30 a.m. through until CBS News morning programming at 7 a.m.

WKRG will also expand evening newscasts from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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11 2016

Jessica Taloney is back to WKRG & TV…

WKRG’s new morning anchor is no stranger to WKRG viewers in the Mobile/Pensacola market.

Jessica Taloney returned to the anchor desk on Monday Jan 17th as the new host of News 5 This Morning. She will anchor alongside Bill Riales and meteorologist John Nodar, weekdays from 5-7a.m.

Taloney left WKRG and TV in 2012 to take care of her soon-to-delivered baby.  Taloney would give birth to her first child 12 hours after her last newscast in 2012. Read the rest of this entry →

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01 2016

Derek Beasley named Chief Met at WFTX…

Derek Beasley has been named the new chief meteorologist at Fort Myers’ WFTX.

He comes to WFTX after six months on the beach, after departing Pensacola/Mobile station WPMI. As Florida News Center reported, he joined WPMI in 2009 at the station’s chief meteorologist. He quietly left WPMI this past summer, with his position replaced by Chris Dunn.

He will work the week day evening shift on the 6 p.m., 10 & 11 p.m. newscasts.

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12 2015

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 →

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10 2015