Posts Tagged ‘wplg’

On set marriage proposal at WPLG…

It is a slow news week in Florida TV, so check out the video below as WPLG meteorologist Trent Aric proposes marriage to anchor Jacey Birch on set. On-air/set marriage proposals some what annoy us (what for whatever reason), but again it is a slow news week in FL. <rolls eyes>

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11 2014

WPLG weather veteran dies at 90…

(from WPLG.com) – Legendary Local 10 meteorologist Walter Cronise has died at the age of 90.

The man South Florida viewers knew as “Uncle Walt” passed away at his home in Jacksonville on Sept. 20.

Cronise arrived at WPLG in Miami in 1969 after serving 25 years in the Navy where his love of meteorology began while flying with the Hurricane Hunters, a unit that flies directly into storms to study their power.

First hired as a freelance weather forecaster when the station’s call letters were WLBW, Cronise became the chief meteorologist a year later and was on the air until his retirement in December 1992….Cont….

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09 2014

Ad spending is down in Miami/FTL…

(from MediaLifeMagazine.com) – Political spending is still expected to ramp up in Miami, but so far this year it has come in lower than originally expected, leading to an overall decrease in TV spending.

Spending in the Miami TV market is down 5 to 7 percent versus the same point last year because of lower-than-expected political spending and non-political advertisers holding back to avoid being caught up in political ad clutter.

“Political spending was expected to be huge but that has yet to materialize, although polls suggest the governor’s race is close,” says Linda Southern, director of local media buying at Lowe Campbell Ewald….Cont….

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09 2014

WPLG debuts new set…

Miami’s WPLG-TV has finally introduced their new set. This new set features a walkable lateral video wall, bright colors, LED color adjustable walls and a huge foot print. This new set replaces the old set, installed in 2009 after the station moved into their new high-def headquarters.

The station retains its current corporate graphics package, shared with other its other sister stations.

  

Check out the time lapse video below as the set is being constructed. Click here for more pictures of the set from (photos above c/o) WPLG’s website.

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07 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