Mark Allan Retiring After 25 Years Anchoring At WDTN DaytonSeptember 2nd, 2021 by Paul Greeley
“I have been in people’s living rooms for the past 25 years,” Mark Allan says. “That is an honor, to be their trusted source of what is happening in their city, a responsibility I have taken very seriously and I have done my best.”
Helping Their Communities: It’s What TV Stations DoNovember 30th, 2020 by Paul Greeley
TV stations help their local communities countless ways, year after year. These days, the need for food, warm clothes, toys, and Thanksgiving turkeys is much greater because of the pandemic. And stations are responding to the need.
WDTN’s 39th Year Helping Dayton’s HungryNovember 18th, 2020 by Paul Greeley
Not many TV stations can point to a community project they’ve sponsored for 39 years. And even though this year’s Food for Friends will be slightly different due to COVID-19, kudos to WDTN for keeping a needed tradition like this going for such a long time.
Dayton Kids Have Gotten 500K Coats Thanks To WDTN’s 37-Year CampaignOctober 16th, 2020 by Paul Greeley
The one constant about local television is change. But for the past 37 years, the one constant that hasn’t changed at WDTN is a community campaign called Coats for Kids.
During A Tragic Year, WDTN’s Message Is ‘Stay Strong Dayton’March 28th, 2020 by Paul Greeley
“In less than a calendar year, we’ve had more than a dozen tornadoes in May, a mass shooting in August and a worldwide pandemic in March,” said Jason Doyle, the creative services director at WDTN, Nexstar’s NBC affiliate in Dayton, Ohio.
Hollywood Star Lends His Voice To WRGT Dayton PromoJanuary 9th, 2020 by Paul Greeley
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.
Nexstar Helping Victims Of Tornadoes And Mass ShootingsJanuary 3rd, 2020 by Paul Greeley
The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation donated $190,000 to help victims in three markets: Dallas, Dayton, and El Paso, recover from tornadoes and mass shootings.
WDTN’s 38-Year Food Drive Yields 13 Million ItemsNovember 21st, 2019 by Paul Greeley
Since 1982, the Food for Friends campaign has collected and distributed over 13 million food items to families in need through The Foodbank of Dayton and other food pantries throughout the Miami Valley.
Dayton’s WDTN Tornado Coverage Builds On News BrandJune 5th, 2019 by Paul Greeley
When tornadoes touched down in Dayton, WDTN stayed with viewers throughout, covering the damage, and then set up relief efforts to raise money for the victims. “Our brand mission is Working For You and we’ve never been more proud to say it, and more importantly, live it,” said Jason Doyle, WDTN’s creative services director.
WXIX Helps Dayton Tornado Victims With TelethonJune 4th, 2019 by Paul Greeley
On Memorial Day, May 27th, a record 18 tornadoes touched down in the Dayton area. On Thursday, May 30th, WXIX, Gray’s Fox affiliate in Cincinnati, produced a telethon to help the victims. “Though Dayton isn’t in our DMA, WXIX serves a great deal of the southern Dayton market,” said Dom Nardo, WXIX’s creative services director.