In Cincinnati, WLWT, the Hearst NBC affiliate, polls its viewers and Facebook users for their favorites, then sends a news team out to try it out. “We’ve done 3 so far, with a combined 100,000+ views,” said Pete Salkowski, WLWT’s creative services director.
WAPT in Jackson, Miss., promises in a new promo that its news coverage is exciting, urgent and unique. “The goal of all our promo campaigns is to help our viewers understand exactly what that looks like,” said Brett Kenyon, WAPT’s creative services director.
WGAL, Hearst’s NBC affiliate in Lancaster, Pa., is partnering with nearby Millersville University to preserve and digitize 30 years of the station’s news footage from 1949 through 1979. “When I first saw a portion of the archive in WGAL’s basement, I knew they had an unmatched treasure of historically significant material,” said Dr. Daniel Wubah, Millersville University’s president.
The Miss Black America Pageant will air on WAPT, Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Jackson, Miss., this Sunday afternoon from 3:30 to 5. One of those inspired by the pageant was Mississippi native Oprah Winfrey. See why the experience left her with a lasting impression.
My first job at a TV station was as a writer/producer in promotions at WDSU. Then, in 1988, the station was located in the French Quarter. The historic building stretched an entire block from Royal to Chartres streets. The front entrance sat in a beautiful courtyard, said to be the most photographed in the city.
Chronicle: Pittsburgh’s Holiday Traditions highlights the remarkable ways the holidays come alive for families in western Pennsylvania. The hour-long program follows the old customs, new traditions and hidden celebrations of the season.
Easy to recognize with their call letters emblazoned on the sides and their dish on top, perhaps no other hardware involved in the news gathering process says TV news like the news van. So it makes sense to use TV station news vans as part of the marketing. Here are some examples.
KSBW’s 32nd Share Your Holiday event this year pushed the all-time total to $2,181,000 raised for Central Coast families in need. “Our Central Coast Community came together as one, and this year’s results will make a great impact to those in need” said Joseph W. Heston, KSBW’s general manager. “We are all deeply moved and humbled by the kindness of our viewers.”
WCVB, the Hearst ABC affiliate in Boston, raised more than $350,000 to help those still struggling in the aftermath of a gas line disaster in September that caused explosions and more than 80 individual fires in Massachusetts. “We experienced first-hand the staff’s warmth, sincerity, and generosity; and it is clear why WCVB Channel 5 is such a trusted community partner,” said Carol Lavoie Schuster of the Greater Lawrence Disaster Relief Fund team.
WAPT, Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Jackson, Mississippi continued its annual Turkey Drive tradition with record numbers this year. “Mississippi has long been known as one of the most generous states in the nation,” said Mike Neelly, WAPT’s general manager. “When our neighbors need help, we step up to the challenge, and that’s exactly what we saw with this year’s Turkey Drive.”