Posts Tagged ‘wplg’

Andrew Perez departs WALA, headed to WPLG…

WALA-TV reporter Andrew Perez is leaving the Mobile/Pensacola station. He is headed to the same position at Miami’s WPLG-TV.

Perez, a Miami native, joined WALA three years ago. He previously worked off camera at Miami’s WSVN.

So far there is no word on when Perez will start at WPLG.

//hattip to Examiner.com

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04 2014

WPLG is SOLD! Are WKMG & WJXT next?

(edited from TVNewsCheck.com) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is acquring Graham Holding’s WPLG Miami (DMA 16) in a deal that also involves a swap of stock and cash, it was announced this morning.

Berkshire Hathaway is getting the ABC affiliate, part of Graham’s Post-Newsweek Stations group, along with Berkshire shares currently held by Graham, plus cash.

Station broker Larry Patrick said Buffett’s acquisition of a TV station is encouraging. “It should give a tremendous boost to the industry,” he said. “Buffett is recognized as a great value investor in long-term equity. It shows that broadcasting still has a lot of value.”

Speculation has been running high that Graham is interested in spinning off the entire Post-Newsweek group, which also includes WDIV Detroit (NBC), KPRC Houston (NBC), WKMG Orlando, Fla., (CBS) KSAT San Antonio (ABC) and WJXT Jacksonville, Fla. (Ind.)….Cont….

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03 2014

November 2013 Sweeps – Miami/Ft. Lauderdale…

Our friends at FTVLive.com report the following November 2013 ratings results for the Miami/Fort Lauderdale media market. The following results, in the coveted age 25-54 demographics show that WSVN leads nearly every time slot, except the 11:00pm late news race, where WPLG barely squeezes into first place.

6:00 A.M. 6:00 P.M. 10:00 P.M. 11:00 P.M.
WSVN 1.42 12.8 WSVN 1.26 5.9 WSVN 1.65 4.5 WPLG 1.64 5.6
WTVJ 1.19 10.7 WPLG .96 4.5   WSVN .91  3.1
WPLG  .81 7.3 WTVJ .79 3.7   WTVJ .88 3.0
WFOR .39 3.5 WFOR .48 2.2   WFOR .75 2.6
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12 2013

WPLG names Bert Medina as VP/GM…

(edited from WPLG.com) – Post–Newsweek Stations on Friday announced the appointment of Bert Medina as Vice President and General Manager of WPLG–TV, the group’s ABC affiliate in Miami. Effective immediately, he will oversee the station and its digital channels (MeTV and Live Well network), as well at the station’s web and mobile sites and related applications.

Previously, Medina held a variety of executive management positions during his 13-year tenure with Univision. He served as Senior Vice President and Operating Manager of the TeleFutura Television Network, a unit of Univision Communications, where he propelled it to the number two Spanish-language broadcast network (behind its sister network, Univision). Earlier, in Chicago, he served as Vice President and General Manager of Univision’s WGBO and TeleFutura’s WXFT, launching the latter as TeleFutura’s flagship station and positioning them as the number one (WGBO) and number two (WXFT) Spanish-language stations in that market….Cont….

06

10 2013

Scott Padgett is headed to Dallas…

Several media websites are reporting that WPLG meteorologist Scott Padgett is leaving the Miami station. The word is that Padgett is headed to Dallas to work on the morning show at KTVT-TV.

As you may remember, Padgett was moved to the weekend shift to make way for Julie Durda back in April. Stay tuned for any further news. Padgett joined WPLG in 2008.

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07 2013