WSFA Montgomery expects to digitize 3,600 hours of the station’s archived news footage going back to the 1950s. Read what important historical events they’ve uncovered so far, and why a state agency came on board to help.
“Viewers often say they are looking for more uplifting content,” says Andrea Walker, one of the hosts of the show. “My hope for this show is that it shines a light on the good we see in people every day in our community.”
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for an account executive, a director of streaming TV, a Microsoft Full Stack engineer, a social media/digital content manager, a digital sales manager, a news producer and a broadcast maintenance technician.
The event will offer voters an opportunity to hear candidates discuss the issues of importance to them ahead of the Birmingham mayoral election on Aug. 24.
Local TV stations continue to hold fund raisers to help food banks in their communities provide food for the hungry, many of whom are seeking help for the first time due to Covid.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a news director, executive producer, news anchor and reporter/MMJ in markets in Virginia, Idaho and Mississippi.
“Our community needs us now more than ever,” said Trisha Rayner, Freestore Foodbank’s VP of externa affairs. “A virtual food drive helps keep everyone safe. For every dollar we can provide 3 meals and $25 helps provide groceries for a family.”
“In terrible times like this pandemic, this was an example of a city and region at its best,” said Erik Schrader, WOIO’s general manager. “I received a text from one of our charities when I asked them about the results. They said it best. ‘It was the generosity of those who had little to give because they have little themselves. That’s Cleveland’.”
“Normally for a big celebration like this, we would gather a bunch of people and put them on the set and bring out a cake and really celebrate,” said Andrew Felix, WEAU’s creative services director. “However, because of COVID-19 and social distancing we had to do things differently.”
WVUE, Gray’s Fox affiliate in New Orleans, together with all the Gray-owned stations in Louisiana, are airing a series of concerts that will feature numerous artists based throughout the state singing from their front porches, living rooms, backyards, or wherever they find themselves quarantined.