“We don’t do what we do to get awards, but it sure feels good when other people take notice and recognize our time, energy and efforts to tell great stories and make a difference,” says Ted Fortenberry, WBLT’s GM.
TV stations make meaningful contributions and connections in a variety of beneficial ways with their communities. Here’s a round-up of how some stations are helping and serving their communities.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a chief meteorologist at a leading station in a terrific southeastern location.
“Our mission is to inform and protect the Jackson community,” said Mike Neelly, WAPT’s general manager. “Expanding our newscasts is just one more way we’re able to do this. This community service will help us in our commitment to delivering facts over fear on all our platforms.”
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.
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.
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.”