Posts Tagged ‘wtsp’

Charles Billi parts ways with WTSP…

WTSP anchor/reporter Charles Billi has departed the Tampa station. His last day with the station was Sunday Jan 31st.

Billi officially announced on Facebook yesterday that he had departed the station, but sources tell Florida News Center that he has been off of the air at the station for the past few weeks, sitting out the end of his contract.

When contacted by FNC about his departure, Billi could not offer comment on why he was leaving station. However, multiple sources tell Florida News Center that his contract was not renewed due to mutual creative differences with station management over changes at the station. Read the rest of this entry →


02 2016

WTSP parked in the wrong spot…

(photo c/o Mike McGinnis) – reports that a man on the University of South Florida Tampa campus noticed the WTSP station vehicle below, parked in an electric car charging spot and called the station out on it. The photo below was posted WTSP’s Facebook page.

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01 2016

Burn, baby, burn – 2015 – WTSP to air Yule Log…

For the third year in a row, Tampa’s WTSP will air its verison of the burning “Yule Log.” This year it air from 6-10:00 a.m. on Christmas morning.

WTSP started airing the Yule Log in 2013, competing with similar offerings from 24hr cable channel Bay News 9 (and it’s sister station in Orlando, News 13). However, while 2013 was the first year for WTSP, it became the last year for BN9/News 13. After thirteen years (2001-2013) the cable channels put the fire out and killed the tradition for 2014. Read the rest of this entry →


12 2015

Grayson Kamm to depart WTSP…

(edited from – WTSP reporter Grayson Kamm is leaving the television business to help lead what promises to be an important time for Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry.

Kamm replaces Shannon Herbon, who left MOSI in early December.

“We are Tampa Bay’s community-supported science center, and Grayson’s experience connecting with people from all over our area — along with covering a ton of science and technology stories — make him a great fit,” said MOSI CEO Molly Demeulenaere. Read the rest of this entry →


12 2015

WTSP names new N/D… reports that WTSP has named Bob Clinkingbeard as the station’s new News Director.

Clinkingbeard comes from WFMY-TV in Greensboro, NC where he also severed as N/D. Prior to WFMY, he served in the same role at WOFL in Orlando. Read the rest of this entry →


09 2015