Posts Tagged ‘WPEC’

WTTA adds local news show…

WTTA-TV, the My Network TV affiliate for the Tampa market has added a new local news show entitled Great 38 News Now. The new half hour newscast, airing Sundays at 7pm, focuses on the goings on in the Tampa market and less on the traditional “news” format like other local stations.

The new broadcast is hosted by former Bay News 9 anchor Jenn Holloway and is recorded and produced locally at WTTA’s Tampa studios.

Sinclair Broadcast Group sister station WPEC-TV in West Palm Beach has also started producing daily news updates for the Tampa market. These updates air on WTTA as short segments between programming, three times daily, using anchor and meteorological talent from WPEC.

Check out the promo below for Great 38 News Now for an example.

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08 2014

Police chief fingered the wrong station, everyone is upset…

(from TVSpy.com) – West Palm Beach CBS affiliate WPEC has been cleared by the Riviera Beach police department of disturbing the police chief Friday night, an incident which reportedly led him to call the offending crew racist in an email.

The story, which was first reported by the blog Gossip Extra said Riviera Beach Police Chief Clarence Williams called a WPEC crew racist after they disturbed his neighbors and 87-year-old mother when they showed up at his door Friday night looking for answers about an amber alert hat had been canceled.

Now, both Riviera Beach police and WPEC have turned their attention to Gossip Extra and want the media blog to retract its story….Cont….

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05 2014

Local police chief calls WPEC racist for coverage, disburbing his old mother…

(from Lose Lambiet’s GossipExtra.com) – Riviera Beach Police Chief Clarence Williams has raised the specter of Donald Sterling-style racism in the media’s coverage of the mostly-black Palm Beach County city, and singled out WPEC-TV and its rookie news director Mike McCormick.

It’s another Gossip Extra exclusive you won’t find in The Palm Beach Post: In an internal email destined only to city spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown and attorney Pamela Hanna but obtained by Gossip Extra, Williams takes issue with the presence of a WPEC-Channel 12 crew, including reporter Chuck Weber, in the driveway of his house Friday night after an amber alert for a missing city 2-year-old was lifted.

I’m told the crew in a live broadcast truck showed up in the chief’s driveway in Riviera Beach demanding to know more about the amber alert for 2-year-old Le-Rail Johnson, which was lifted without much of an explanation.

The child was eventually found over the weekend, and is safe….Cont….

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05 2014

The FCC tightens media ownership/”sharing” rules…

(from TheHill.com) – The Federal Communications Commission voted Monday to crack down on cooperation between broadcasters.

In a contentious vote that attracted scrutiny from Republicans in the agency and on Capitol Hill, the FCC approved an order that will keep broadcast companies from sharing resources on advertising sales.

Under current FCC rules, a single broadcast company cannot own more than one of the top four broadcast stations in a media market.

But prior to the agency’s actions on Monday, a broadcast company could use a Joint Service Agreement (JSA) to control advertising sales across multiple broadcast stations. Critics of this practice said it allowed broadcasters to control multiple stations in practice without technically violating the agency’s ownership rules….Cont….

How could this impact Florida? There are seven markets in Florida where a company owns, manages or has influence on more than one TV station in a market: West Palm Beach (WPTV & WFLX), Jacksonville (WAWS & WTEV, WTLV & WJXX), Pensacola/Mobile (WEAR & WFGX, WPMI & WJTC…soon to be WKRG/WALA/WFNA), Fort Myers (WBBH & WZVN), Tallahassee (WTWC, WTLH, WTLF), and Gainesville/Ocala (WGFL, WMYW, WNBW), Orlando (WOFL & WRBW), Miami (WTVJ & WSCV).

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04 2014

Mike McCormick name N/D at WPEC…

(edited from TVSpy.com) – Mike McCormick has been named news director for West Palm Beach’s WPEC-TV

McCormick last worked at WTEV-WAWS in Jacksonville, FL where he had been news director for five years. He has also worked as news director at WPMI-WJTC in Mobile, AL, WKYC in Cleveland and WTLV-WJXX in Jacksonville.

He replaces Cathy Younkin who left the station in early January….Continue for full story….

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01 2014