Mired in third place in the Dayton, Ohio, news ratings, Sinclair’s WKEF and WRGT — combined and branded as “Dayton 24/7 Now” — were encouraged to experiment with new forms of gathering, delivering and promoting news. It’s working.
Dayton, Ohio, had a difficult year in 2019. So when WRGT wanted to do a year-ending message, it needed something special, something that summed up all the area had gone through. It needed a personal touch for the spot, something that would show the town support and love. And it came from Hollywood.