Posts Tagged ‘wplg’

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

Ross Palombo to depart WPLG….

Our friends at report that WPLG investigative reporter Ross Palombo is leaving the Miami station.

He is headed to San Francisco’s KTVU-TV, where he will anchor the weekend shift and service as weekday political and investigative reporter. Read the rest of this entry →


07 2015

Kelley Mitchell passes away at age 58…

(edited from – In the new era of bold and bloody newscasts, anchor Kelley Mitchell was at the center of the drama.

At WSVN in the 1990s and later WPLG, Mitchell ruled the airwaves with a friendly, perfectionist manner. In working with WSVN anchor mate Rick Sanchez, she chronicled only-in-Miami moments with the gravity they deserved mixed with cheeky irreverence.

“She worked her butt off to understand the topic but would end it with a quip,” Sanchez said.
Soon Mitchell would become the story, sharing with WPLG viewers her battle with breast cancer.

Mitchell died on Sunday night at home with her husband by her side. She was 58. Read the rest of this entry →


05 2015

Man sues WPLG for ruining his name…

(from – A Miami television station broadcast a report falsely identifying a local man as a sex offender, when in fact he isn’t, the man claims in a lawsuit.

Wilfredo Batista says until Nov. 11, 2014, he enjoyed a good name and reputation, but on that Monday, WPLG Local Channel 10 showed an advertisement on its news program saying “that he was a sexual offender and lived at the residence and zip code where only sexual offenders lived.”

In a complaint filed in the Miami-Dade County circuit court, Batista says that prior to broadcasting the defamatory and false statements against him, Read the rest of this entry →



04 2015

Hispanic$ drive the Miami media market…

(from – Miami ranks as the nation’s No. 3 Hispanic TV DMA, and advertisers’ desire to reach those Hispanics is driving a healthy media market.

Spanish-language media often outrates English-language competition.

For example, the local Telemundo-owned station’s 11 p.m. newscast won February sweeps among both viewers 18-49 and 25-54s, beating out the English-language stations, and it has been on top in both demos for an impressive 23 straight months. Read the rest of this entry →

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03 2015