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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Our friends at Examiner.com 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.
(from Examiner.com) – 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….
(edited from TVSpy.com) -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….
(from WPMI.com) - 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….
(from Examiner.com) – 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….
(from Examiner.com) – 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….
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.***
(edited from TVNewsCheck.com) – Confirming a Wall Street Journal story yesterday, Newport Television today announced that it is selling 22 of its 27 full-power stations to three buyers — Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and Cox Media Group — for a total of approximately $1 billion.
Providence Equity Partners, the private equity firm that owns Newport, announced last March it was looking to unload the station group. It bought the stations from Clear Channel Communications in 2007 for just over $1.1 billion
Cox Media Group comes out with four stations in two markets, including Jacksonville’s WTEV-TV and WAWS-TV, for an undisclosed price.
Sinclair Broadcast Group is getting six stations in five markets, including Mobile/Pensacola’s WPMI-TV and WJTC-TV, for $412.5 million….Cont….
(edited from RBR.com) – Providence Equity Partners formed Newport Television LLC and acquired radio giant Clear Channel’s television assets about four years ago for a bit more than $1B, and now it’s said to be exploring its options for the group (including Jacksonville’s WTEV/WAWS and Mobile’s WPMI/WJTV). Prominent among those options is selling it.
The group, guided by Sandy DiPasquale, consists of 56 stations in 20 markets. In the mix are affiliates of a full menu of national networks, including ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW, MyNetwork and Telemundo. The group operates numerous digital multicasts, and also has SSAs with various stations which are under separate ownership. The possible sale was noted in a Reuters report.
According to the group’s 2008 release describing its transaction with Clear Channel, it paid $1.012B for the group, including $260M in equity….Cont….