WROC has again been certified the “Most Accurate Forecasters” in Rochester, N.Y., by WeatheRate, the ninth time 10 years. “In a region that can experience 40-plus degree temperature swings, thunder storms, wind storms and snow storms all within a few days, accuracy is critically important and at times, life-saving,” said Wendy Bello, WROC’s general manager.
Nexstar’s Perry Sook and Tim Busch are greeted to a wild welcome when visiting WGN, Chicago’s Tribune’s station.
Robby Thomas, WBTV’s marketing director, said the station went into the February sweep with a strategic plan. However, said Thomas, that plan changed when an investigation helped expose issues that undermined the public’s confidence in an election.
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“WAAY had a busy day on Wednesday supporting Together for Alabama,” said Suzanne Sullivan, the Huntsville, Ala., station’s creative services director. “We did not raise funds for one particular organization, instead we gathered multiple ways to donate money, time, and supplies and put it all together in one place on our website. So many folks have been asking how they can help.”
WIAT, Birmingham,Ala.’s CBS affiliate, along with other Nexstar stations throughout Alabama, helped tornado recover. “On Wednesday, we asked viewers of our Nexstar stations to join us in supporting those who need our help,” said Jimmy Cromwell, WIAT’s general manager.
Close to 1,100 Alabamians made donations during the one-day fund raising event and several local corporate donors assisted in fundraising efforts. “In times of need the people of Alabama unite around each other and we truly want to thank our audience and corporate partners for their generosity ” said Susana Schuler, WVTM’s general manager.
Yesterday, TV and radio stations across the state held a tornado relief telethon, Together for Alabama, that was coordinated by the Alabama Broadcasting Association. “Broadcasters are always there for the communities they serve and at times like these, we bring everyone together in a way like no other,” said Sharon M. Tinsley, Alabama Broadcasters Association’s president.
In February, WGN Chicago said it ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in almost every weekday newscast in adults 25-54. And the WGN Morning News just celebrated its eighth year as the top-rated morning news in Chicago. “From hard-hitting investigative pieces to light-hearted morning news banter, our goal is to inform, update and entertain,” said Jennifer Lyons, WGN’s news director.
Thanks to KVLY and KXJB, Gray’s NBC and CBS affiliates in Fargo, N.D., Make-A-Wish of North Dakota has more than 500,000 airline miles to help make sick kids’ wishes come true. “It’s an honor to partner with Make-A-Wish and our community. We are grateful for generosity throughout North Dakota,” said Wendy Bernier, the stations’ creative services director.