WVUE, Gray’s Fox affiliate in New Orleans, took a tongue in cheek approach to its Super Bowl Sunday strategy with a series of promos for its 10 o’clock news. “We went hyper local,” said Blaine Strawn, WVUE’s marketing director. “Granted, most viewers outside of New Orleans won’t understand, but we knew our viewers would.”
This past Monday, Jan. 27, was the 75th anniversary of the day when the Soviet Army’s 322nd Rifle Division entered the concentration camp at Auschwitz. Today’s column is one that first appeared on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, titled, To Auschwitz Survivors, Especially One.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center are for openings at the Nexstar station in Spartanburg, S.C., and the Gray stations in Roanoke, Va., and New Orleans.
New jobs posted last week to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center are for a TV station general manager at an undisclosed West Coast location, and the Tegna group in New Orleans needs a national sales manager.
At the Promax Station Summit last week in Las Vegas, attendees filled the room for the session Zero Budget Magic, to see how imagination, and little more, is the only currency allowed in spots submitted from stations across the country. Here are all 40 of them.
Matthew Lebowitz, the station’s creative services director, sent me a note about what the station is doing to celebrate. “We wanted to celebrate the 70 year milestone, while keeping our eye on the future,” said Lebowitz.
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.
Several local TV affiliates in Philadelphia are making sure that Eagles fans are getting as much double coverage of the game as they can handle. Special programming before and after the game, and live reports from New Orleans are just some of the coverage fans can enjoy.
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.
WVUE’s late fringe sports programming is a hit for viewers, beating the kings of comedy, Kimmel, Colbert and Fallon. See how WVUE is promoting these sports specials almost every night of the week.