The interactive watch party hosted by WCMH, Nexstar’s NBC affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, was also made available to all the Nexstar TV stations. “So if they were watching on desktop, they could click the options with their mouse, or if they were watching on their phone, they could tap the screen to vote,” said Haley Townsend, WCMH’s digital director.
Last week on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center, NBC, NewsNet, Nexstar, NewsHub and Hearst posted new job openings. They are for operations in Boston, Kansas City, Little Rock, Columbus, Ohio, and Cadillac, Mich. Yes, Cadillac, just 50 miles east of Lake Michigan and 50 miles south of Traverse City.
At the Promax Station Summit last week in Las Vegas, attendees filled the room for the session Zero Budget Magic, to see how imagination, and little more, is the only currency allowed in spots submitted from stations across the country. Here are all 40 of them.
TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center last week saw new job postings from Lockwood, Hearst, Sinclair and Dispatch for openings in Kansas, Iowa and Ohio for openings in sales, creative services, IT management, and one for a general manager.
Three Gray Broadcasting TV stations in Alabama and Georgia collaborated on a 12-minute video to show what their stations did before, during and after the tornadoes on March 3. Collin Gaston, WBRC’s general manager, said it’s “a compelling story for Washington on how to handle broadcasters going forward, that there’s good value in local TV and they should be on our side.”
New TV jobs posted on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in news promotion and sales for stations owned by Sinclair, Hearst and Cox in Boston; Columbus, Ohio; Orlando, Fla.; and Nashville.
Matthew Lebowitz, the station’s creative services director, sent me a note about what the station is doing to celebrate. “We wanted to celebrate the 70 year milestone, while keeping our eye on the future,” said Lebowitz.
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.
Great Way To Wake Up, the latest in a series of market-exclusive music branding packages from Stephen Arnold Music, provides an energetic sonic identity to help stations grow their viewership and generate additional revenue during the morning daypart, when audiences watch more live, local programming.
Working at or owning a local TV station is temporary. Many worked there before you, leaving their impression on the viewers who live in the market. WTVM in Columbus, Georgia, is celebrating its 65th anniversary through the eyes of the people who worked there through the ages.