KTNV’s 65th Anniversary Special Reels Off Las Vegas HistoryJune 21st, 2021 by Paul Greeley
KTNV, the Scripps-owned ABC affiliate, produced an hour-long special for its 65th anniversary of broadcasting that’s uniquely Las Vegas. It follows the Sin City’s history of colorful characters, Hollywood celebrities and mobsters through the boom times and the busts, from Elvis and the Rat Pack in the 50s to today. The one constant? The principles of journalism “haven’t changed throughout the decades,” says Emily Atuna, KTNV’s executive producer.
WOI And KCWI Donate $7,000 To Des Moines Food PantriesJune 18th, 2021 by Paul Greeley
“We know the need is great in central Iowa when it comes to on-going food insecurity issues,” says David Loving, WOI’s GM, “and these two great organizations deserve our support for their efforts to make a real difference.”
Get Creative — TVN Is Looking For ‘How To’ IdeasJune 16th, 2021 by Paul Greeley
TVNewsCheck is sharing installments of “How To,” our original video series that solicits innovative, practical and actionable advice from TV experts in news, technology, sales and marketing. TV creatives, put your thinking caps on and tell us what topics you’d like to see explained.
Midland/Odessa Stations Join Together To Help NonprofitsJune 15th, 2021 by Paul Greeley
Usually, TV stations in the same market are fiercely competitive. But occasionally, they can come together and act as one when the need is great. “It was the first time the local stations have come together to help a single cause,” says Don Davis, the GM of KOSA, Gray’s CBS affiliate in Odessa, Texas.
WBRZ Sees A Sure Thing In Sports Betting ProgrammingJune 14th, 2021 by Paul Greeley
As Louisiana moves closer to legalizing online sports betting, WBRZ, Manship’s ABC affiliate in Baton Rouge, is betting heavily that programs dedicated to those who gamble on sports is the next step for the online sports betting industry to transition from advertising on local TV to programming there.
WTMJ Earns Cronkite Award For Pandemic Unemployment InvestigationJune 11th, 2021 by Paul Greeley
During its months-long investigation, the TMJ4 I-Team regularly reported on Wisconsin’s overly complicated and neglected unemployment system, which collapsed under the pressure of the pandemic. It helped 83 people collect nearly $400,000 in unemployment back pay.
TVNewsCheck Launches Weekly ‘Marketing Monday’ NewsletterJune 9th, 2021 by Paul Greeley
TVNewsCheck announces the launch of Marketing Monday, a free weekly newsletter that features the best of Market Share and other marketing articles, delivered to your email inbox every Monday.
WPTV Meteorologist Goes Virtual To Continue Annual Bike Ride For The Red CrossJune 8th, 2021 by Paul Greeley
For the past 23 years, WPTV’s Chief Meteorologist Steve Weagle spends 5 days on a bike riding down coast of Florida to raise awareness for hurricane preparedness and funds for the American Red Cross. This year’s ride was virtual and featured live looks from different locations around the community.
WTVO’s High School Quiz Show Wins By Every MeasureJune 7th, 2021 by Paul Greeley
WTVO in Rockford, Ill., just completed the seventh season of its high school quiz show, Bergstrom Stateline Quiz Bowl. The station has aired 230 episodes so far. “It has been just hugely successful,” says David Rydell, chairman of the Bergstrom Manufacturing company, the show’s title sponsor.
Katharyn Howe DeVille Is Right At Home As KTAL’s New CSDJune 2nd, 2021 by Paul Greeley
DeVille, an LSU grad, won’t have to move, or become familiar with the market as Shreveport is her hometown. “The best thing is that I get to do this in my hometown where I am close to my family,” says DeVille.