Thirty years ago, a 6.9 earthquake rocked California. The Loma Prieta earthquake killed 63 people and caused billions in damage, altering the future of the California coast to this day. On the 30th anniversary of the earthquake, two California TV stations are airing special programs Thursday night at 6:30.
The one-hour documentary takes a look back at the damage that the devastating earthquake caused — and the stories of bravery and survival that shone through despite the destruction. “Hearing the stories of survival from the people whose lives were shaken by the Loma Prieta earthquake was moving and powerful,” said Stacy Owen, KNTV general manager.
New ads posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in San Francisco and Reno in news and sales posted by NBC and KTVN.
New jobs that were posted last week on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings from companies like Meredith, Tegna, Lincoln Broadcasting, and Buckeye Broadband. The openings are in Nashville, New York City, Phoenix, Toledo, and San Francisco.
There are three new jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s MediaJobCenter for a COO/VP in San Francisco, an account executive in Des Moines, Iowa, and a general manager for two Fox stations in Panama City, Fla., and Dothan, Ala.
The new openings, for a general sales manager and a director of sales, are in San Francisco and Columbia, Mo., respectively.
The KRON-ON streaming video platform features 11 hours of KRON’s regularly scheduled live, local news programming, including six hours of live morning news coverage and five hours of live evening news, commercial free via KRON-ON. “Nexstar’s comprehensive cross-platform content development strategy leverages innovative technologies to create new products and services that meet the unique needs of the local communities we serve in San Francisco and across the United States,” said Tim Busch, Nexstar’s president.
America’s Wine Country introduces viewers to some of the growers, innovators and dreamers whose stories shape not only the wine they lovingly craft, but the larger story of wine in the Bay Area. “After watching the film we hope viewers will stop and think about the story behind the label the next time they uncork a bottle of local wine,” said Stacy Owen, KNTV’s general manager.
The NBC and Telemundo stations in San Francisco are hosting an all-day fundraiser today that will help individuals move on from the shelters and will be used to help find temporary and permanent housing, make up for lost work wages, cover transportation and relocation costs as well as extra money for food and gas. “As we all watch the devastating images of individuals and neighborhoods impacted by the wildfires, we all want to help in some way,” said Stacy Owen, KNTV’s general manager.
With a rare Category 5 hurricane bearing down on the Hawaiian Islands, KHON Honolulu got coverage help from owner Nexstar’s Washington bureau and stations in California, Nevada and Pennsylvania. The effort led to an outpouring of support from the community. “I’ve never in my life seen anything like it,” said Kristina Lockwood, KHON’s general manager.