Sign Of Spring: WGN Reveals Cubs TV ScheduleFebruary 7th, 2019 by Paul Greeley
You know spring can’t be too far off when WGN announces its 2019 broadcast schedule as the home of the Chicago Cubs. The Tribune independent has televised the Cubs since 1948.
WGN Airing ‘Sold for Sex’ Special TonightJanuary 25th, 2019 by Paul Greeley
The victims of sex trafficking are from every race, religion, neighborhood and ZIP code. Sold for Sex: A WGN News Special shows how some women survived the sex trade.
Tribune’s WDAF Unveils New Set, Graphics And PromosJanuary 23rd, 2019 by Paul Greeley
A new set that resembles a trendy downtown apartment that’s been converted from industrial space is now the workplace for the newscasts at WDAF in Kansas City. “What we ended up with is a mix of old and new, gritty and modern; just like KC,” said Danielle Ray, creative services director.
WGN Drive-Up Toy Campaign Starts Tomorrow MorningDecember 13th, 2018 by Paul Greeley
Expect traffic delays around Chicago’s WGN studios tomorrow morning as viewers will be driving up and dropping off toys as part of WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Toy Drive. Last year, viewers and companies donated over 25,000 toys.
‘WGN Morning News’ Moves To PrimetimeNovember 13th, 2018 by Paul Greeley
The idea of having your morning news team appear at night might seem crazy on the surface of it. But the WGN Morning News is not your typical news program. Chicago’s top-rated morning news team will present a two-hour, live primetime special tomorrow night starting at 7. Expect a few surprises.
WXIN Helps Pay Off $1.5 Million In Medical DebtsNovember 9th, 2018 by Paul Greeley
By donating $15,000 to nonprofit, RIP Medical Debt, WXIN will forgive $1.5 million dollars in medical debt for almost one thousand people. “Every day we tell the stories that affect our viewers and when we can find a way to change the lives of the people we serve, it is a privilege,” said Jamie Aitke, WXIN’s general manager.
WGN Airing ‘Backstory With Larry Potash’ Sunday NightsOctober 26th, 2018 by Paul Greeley
Backstory with Larry Potash on explores the most intriguing tales in history, culture, religion and science from Chicago and beyond. On this Sunday night’s episode, Backstory with Larry Potash reveals a Chicago connection tied to the Tomb of the Unknown Solider.
500 NYC Buses Proclaim WPIX’s Commitment To ViewersOctober 15th, 2018 by Paul Greeley
Images from five high-profile news stories are the basis of a new mobile print campaign for WPIX being seen all over New York City. The station’s coverage of these stories is paying dividends. “I think it has a lot to do with why people are watching PIX and why our ratings are improving,” said David Hyman, WPIX’s marketing and creative services VP.
24-Hour Facebook Live Puts WDAF Over Half Million FansOctober 5th, 2018 by Paul Greeley
WDAF Kansas City wanted to thank its 500,000 Facebook fans with a special day of celebration. Problem was, as the day approached, it didn’t have a half million followers. The solution was a 24-hour Facebook Live marathon. “I don’t know that it’s been done before, but to go 24 hours straight on Facebook Live was quite the feat,” said Danielle Ray, WDAF’s creative services director.
WTTV Gives 10,000 Books To Indianapolis Public SchoolsSeptember 27th, 2018 by Paul Greeley
WTTV collected, organized and distributed 10,000 books to Indianapolis public schools as part of a new program, CBS4 Reads Book Drive. “The community’s reaction to help give students free books in Central Indiana was overwhelming,” said Kerri Cavanaugh, WTTV’s VP of news.