Steve Riley, the director of marketing for Cox’s Atlanta ABC affiliate, WSB, is retiring after 42 years in local TV news marketing. “It’s been a great ride and I’m so fortunate to have worked for this wonderful company for over four decades, and to retire as a lifelong member of Cox.”
Christian Mengel, the creative services director at KDRV, the ABC affiliate in Medford, Oregon, wants to know what’s happening in your creative services shop. “I’d love to continue reading and seeing things that are happening within creative/marketing departments.”
California Live takes viewers across the state to experience must-see destinations, a diverse culinary scene, thrilling adventures, and everything top-of-mind to Californians. “The show will introduce viewers to newsmakers, celebrities and people who make our state great,” said Steve Carlston, KNBC’s general manager.
Local TV news broadcast companies all around the country, like Tegna, Cox, and the ABC-owned stations, are using Megaphone TV’s live polling, live voting and live trivia on social and on-air to drive and hold viewers during their newscasts. “We look at it as something that helps us connect with our viewers and helps our viewers connect with us, and it gets our viewers to be heard,” said Rhonda LaVelle, WXYZ Detroit’s news director.
My first job at a TV station was as a writer/producer in promotions at WDSU. Then, in 1988, the station was located in the French Quarter. The historic building stretched an entire block from Royal to Chartres streets. The front entrance sat in a beautiful courtyard, said to be the most photographed in the city.
With more than 2,000 posts, Market Share will celebrate 5 years of daily articles about television and its marketing in 2019. I say to people that I believe something interesting is going on at every TV station in every market every day in either news, sales or marketing and I just want to share it. 2019 is going to be an exciting year, let share it together.
A 23-year-old was killed in an industrial accident. Her employer had intentionally disabled safety features on the press she operated, and was fined just $6,300. WPTA’s investigation revealed that the fines for death on the job in Indiana were so low, “it doesn’t cost that much to kill someone.”
The exclusive, three-time Emmy Award-winning broadcast includes live reporting from multiple locations including the Las Vegas Strip, South Point Hotel and the famous Fremont Street Experience, where more than 300,000 revelers will be ringing-in the New Year. “For the second consecutive year we are expanding the reach of Countdown to 2019: Live from Las Vegas to eleven other Nexstar markets,” said Tim Busch, Nexstar’s president
Viewers can watch six hours of family-friendly programming and coverage including the parade, light shows, ice sculptures and fireworks. First Night Boston has announced a philanthropic Charity Partner Program for its 2019 event. Eventgoers will be introduced to four non-profit organizations that empower area girls and women.
For the second consecutive year, KXAS has teamed up with stations across 21 markets throughout Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri, reaching nearly eight million U.S. households to ring in 2019. “The Central Time Zone deserves its own New Year’s Eve TV spectacular,” said Tom Ehlmann, KXAS general manager.