Posts Tagged ‘WTVY’

Bethany Anderson joins WPMI…

Bethany Anderson joins Mobile’s WPMI as the station’s newest reporter.

Anderosn comes from Nashville’s WKRN-TV, where she was also a reporter. Prior to WKRN, she worked for WTVY-TV, just up the road from WPMI in Dothan, AL.

//hattip to TV Radio SW Alabama


04 2015

Gray renews with CBS/FOX through 2019…

(edited from – It looks like Tallahassee’s WCTV and Dothan, AL’s WTVY (often viewable in the Panama City market) will remain CBS affiliates for the next five years.

Gray Television today made two announcements of network affiliation renewals, first with CBS and later with Fox.

This morning it announced a comprehensive, long-term agreement that renews all 26 of Gray’s CBS station affiliation agreements in 22 markets.

The agreement includes early renewals for 26 Gray-owned CBS affiliates: WVLT Knoxville, Tenn.; WKYT-WYMT Lexington, Ky.; KWTX-KBTX Waco, Texas; KKTV Colorado Springs, Colo.; KOLN-KGIN Lincoln, Neb.; WCTV Tallahassee, Fla.;  WRDW Augusta,  Ga.; KVLY  Fargo, N.D..;  WIBW Topeka, Kan.; WSAW Wausau, Wis.; WIFR Rockford, Ill.; KNOE Monroe, La.; WSWG Albany, Ga.; WECP Panama City, Fla.; KXII Sherman, Texas; WTVY Dothan, Ala.; WSVF Harrisonburg, Va.; KALB Alexandria, La.; WCAV Charlottesville, Va.; WIYE Parkersburg, W.Va.; KGWN-KSTF Cheyenne, Wyo.; and KNPL North Platte, Neb….Cont….


08 2014

WECP goes on the air next week, WTVY dumped…

(from – Bay County’s first CBS affiliate since the 1960s will be “flipping the switch” Monday, company officials said.

The new station, WECP, will be available over the air — that is, using rabbit ears — on channel 18 at mid-morning. Viewers will need to rescan their TVs to pick up the signal, said Curt Molander, general manager for WJHG, the sister station of WECP and WTVY in Dothan, Ala., which has served as the Panama City market’s CBS affiliate since the early 1960s.

The WECP studios will be located on Front Beach Road with WJHG. Both stations, along with WTVY, are owned by Atlanta-based Gray Television.

WECP’s broadcast towers will be located in Youngstown, so the addition will not affect viewers’ reception of CBS, Molander said. CBS is the “network of record” for Southeastern Conference football and will carry March Madness and the Super Bowl….Cont….


09 2012

Will WECP bring WJHG down…?

Last week, Florida News Center reported that Gray Television had licensed a new television station, finally bringing a CBS affiliate to the Panama City market. The new station, WECP-LD (a low powered/range station) will be contained in the Panama City studios of Gray owned WJHG-TV. Along with studio space, WECP will share tower and transmitter space with WJHG, creating Panama City’s first duopoly.

While this sounds like a boon for Gray, WJHG and Panama City, WECP comes with a plethora of issues. Sources in the panhandle tell Florida News Center that the weak powered WECP signal, will be a drain on its sister, WJHG. Since the two stations will both share the same transmitter and power, estimates demonstrate that WECP will degrade the WJHG signal by almost 49%.

Of course most viewers in this day and age do not use the actual television signals anymore, opting for cable or satellite instead. However, sources point out that Comcast (the primary cable provider for Panama City) does not have fiber optic links to its local affiliates. Comcast retransmits its local affiliates by receiving the over-the-air signal and then using that to feed to its customers. So, the question is; will the 49% signal degradation by WECP, then effect the Comcast signal as well?

Stay tuned to Florida News Center for any developing changes.

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07 2012

News Director named at WCTV…

Our friends at report that Tallahassee’s WCTV has named Executive Producer Triston Sanders as their new News Director. She has been executive producer for the past two years at WCTV. She replaces Mike Smith, who left WCTV after 2o years to take over as General Manager at Dothan, AL sister station WTVY. Stay tuned for further updates.


07 2010