In Kansas City, WDAF got some Kansas City fans together outside, in 14 degree weather, to show their colors. “It’s gets cold here, we play in the cold, our stadium is outside and we tough it,” said Danielle Ray, WDAF’s creative services director.
Anne Brown, marketing director for WITI, Nexstar’s Fox affiliate in Milwaukee, offered to share her station’s Super Bowl promos. If any Fox affiliates want to share their creative efforts, please let me know. My phone number and email address are always listed at the top of the column.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings at Sinclair and Nexstar stations for sales management in Las Vegas and Indianapolis, and a creative services director opening for Graham’s station in Roanoke, Va.
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.
Winters can be brutally cold in Milwaukee. Like minus 26 degrees below zero, the coldest temperature recorded there. This year, WITI’s FOX6 Coats for Kids drive is expected to deliver more than 10,000 coats to area children.
Gray’s CBS and Fox affiliates in Wausau, Wis., collected donations totaling more than $100,000 as part of their annual Share Your Holidays campaign. This is the 17th year for Share Your Holidays and brings the total for all the years combined to more than $818,000.
Carol Ward, general manager of WAVY and WVBT said, “It is an incredible asset to have these professionals on our side.” According to Ward: “WAVY is Hampton Roads‘ leading source for news, weather, traffic and sports and it is no doubt due to the daily contribution of Don Roberts, Don Slater and Bruce Rader.”
In one sweeping, unedited shot, the Fox New York O&O’s promo shows off the anchor desk, entertainment nook, cooking station, performance stage, weather station, traffic station and interview couch.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a general manager, a general sales manager and a chief innovation officer for Lockwood Broadcasting, News-Press & Gazette and the Local Media Association, respectively.
“We are a very small company,” said Michael Palmer, WVII and WFXV’s general manager. “We are unencumbered by layers of bureaucracy. So we came up with this idea and we made it happen. I think we came up with a winning formula.”