Posts Tagged ‘WPMI’

The FCC tightens media ownership/”sharing” rules…

(from – 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).


04 2014

Clement Townsend signs off at WPMI…

(edited from – Last Thursday marked a bittersweet day at Local 15 News with the departure of Sports Anchor Clement Townsend.

The stations says that “Clement has been a critical part of the WPMI family for nearly 8 years” at the Mobile/Pensacola station.

Clement will be departing Mobile with his wife and daughter to head to Lynchburg, Virginia for a new opportunity in sports broadcasting….Cont….

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03 2014

Pat Greenwood is leaving WPMI, TV…

(from – WPMI anchor Pat Greenwood is signing off from the Mobile NBC affiliate for a position with the University of South Alabama’s athletic department, The Birmingham News reports.

I’m truly looking forward to the time left at LOCAL 15 and the new adventure ahead at South Alabama!” Greenwood wrote on Facebook….Cont….

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01 2014

Tami Brehse departs WPMI…

Our friends at report that WPMI-TV reporter Tami Brehse has left the Pensacola (Mobile) station. She officially left on October 22nd, announcing via Twitter that she would be joining a South Florida public relations firm.

Brehse joined WPMI in 2011 from KJCT-TV in Grand Junction, CO.


10 2013

WPMI switches up their digital weather sub-channel…

(from – On Sunday, September 15th, WPMI-TV switched to a new weather programming format for their digital sub-channel (virtual channel/radio frequency channel 15-2) that includes broadcasting national weather reports from the national TV programming service WeatherNation with customized weather graphics pertaining to parts of their local broadcast area (including current temperatures, predicted temperatures, heat indexes, and a weather radar map of the broadcast area) appearing near the bottom of the screen along with the current time for the areas and broadcasting local weather reports of their very own during breaks for the national weather reports….Cont….


09 2013

WPMI adds more news and talent…

(edited from -As Florida News Center reported last week, WPMI will begin to produce newscasts for its sister station WJTC. Now WPMI has announced that viewers will notice some new on-air faces and an expanded news schedule beginning next Monday.

Starting September 9, NBC affiliate WPMI will add a 4:30 a.m. newscast anchored by Pat Greenwood. Greenwood will continue to anchor the 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. newscast alongside weather and traffic anchor Deitra Tate and new co-anchor Kelly Jones.  WPMI will also add a half-hour of news at 12:30 p.m. which will be anchored by Jones.

The station has also added newcomer Jordan Early as a social media reporter along with Stephen Quinn who will report from the field….Cont….


09 2013

Kelly Jones to WPMI…

(from - Kelly Jones, a 13-year news veteran, is joining the Local 15 Today morning team effective Sept. 9.

Kelly comes to Local 15 from KCTV in Kansas City where she served as anchor, reporter, and host.

“Kelly brings a lot of energy and experience to the position, and she has a solid reputation for reaching out and being involved in the community. She will hit the ground running and become a big part of our commitment to covering local news that is important to our community,” said Local 15 General Manager Bobby Totsch.

Leading up to her position in Kansas City, Kelly had also been a reporter and anchor in California, Michigan, Montana and Arizona. “I am excited to have such a well-rounded journalist joining our news team,” said Local 15 News Director Bob Noonan. “Kelly brings a great personality plus strong story telling skills.”….Cont….


08 2013

Lightning strike at WALA causes havoc for all locals…

(from – According to WALA-TV, the broadcast tower on top of their broadcast facility in Mobile was struck by two bolts of lighting during the midday period of Thursday, August 1st, one of which caused a satellite dish on the ground near the tower to rotate.

One of the bolts of lightning also affected the local TV reception center for DirecTV and Dish Network located inside the building and caused the streams of programming broadcast by WALA-TV and other TV stations in the Mobile, Alabama-Pensacola, Florida TV market to be unavailable through their satellite TV systems (engineers began working to restore the reception center by the evening of August 1st)….Cont….

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08 2013

Peter Albrecht is back on the air in Mobile…

(from – On Monday, January 14th, an administrator of the official Facebook page for WKRG-TV posted a message on the page welcoming Peter Albrecht to the news department of the station after he was rehired by the station recently. According to the professional Facebook page for Peter Albrecht, he was hired for the positions of investigative reporter and news presenter for the station’s 5:00 p.m. newscast.

Peter Albrecht was originally employed by WKRG-TV from 1990 to 2000. His primary jobs during his original tenure were presenting news and sports reports for the station’s weekend newscasts (from 1990 to 1996) and presenting news reports for the station’s 5:00 p.m. newscasts from Monday through Friday (from 1996 to 2000)….Cont….


01 2013

FL NBC affiliates are showing their Ölympic gold!

With less than a week until the 2012 Ölympics (in London this year, for those who might be in a coma) begin, Florida NBC affiliates have dusted off and polished their own gold. Check out the NBC Ölympic custom affiliate logos below.

 WFLA – Tampa WTVJ – Miami  WESH – Orlando
 WPTV – West Palm Beach  WTLV – Jacksonville  WPMI – Pensacola
WBBH – Fort Myers WJHG – Panama City WNBW – Gainesville
WTWC – Tallahassee


 ***This post is for educational, informational and archival purposes only. Florida News Center does not intend to infringe on any copyrights claimed by the International Olympic Committee, NBCUniversal/Comcast or NBC affiliates. This post is for educational, informational an archival purposes only.***


07 2012