Category: Broadcasting Industry News

Watson Upped to GM at WWJ-TV/WKBD-TV

Brian Watson has been named General Manager of CBS-owned stations WWJ-TV/WKBD-TV (Detroit). Watson has been station manager and director of sales for the station since 2016. He’ll continue to lead the sales team in his new role. Peter Dunn, President of CBS Television Stations told TV Spy: “As we expected, Brian has done a terrific… read more

Murrow Awards Deadline is Thursday

This Thursday, February 9 is the deadline to enter the prestigious 2017 Edward R. Murrow Awards. The deadline includes Murrow, Student Murrow and Kaleidoscope entries, which must be received by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, Thursday, February 9, 2017. Judging will take place in March, with regional winners announced in April and those winners automatically move… read more

P&G Wants MRC Standards for Digital Measurement

At the annual IAB Leadership Meeting on January 29, Procter and Gamble’s Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard told the audience that P&G will accept only the Media Rating Council (MRC) validated viewability standard for media transacting and that the company expects all of its agencies, media suppliers, and platforms to adopt the standard in 2017…. read more

Bill Emkow Named WXYZ/WMYD-TV Digital Director

Bill Emkow has been named the new digital director for WXYZ/WMYD-TV (Detroit). Emkow is an innovative media executive with 19 years of experience growing audience engagement on multiple platforms. Most recently, Emkow was the senior content strategist at the Detroit Free Press, where he created original social media content that generated revenue, including “Talkin’ Lions,”… read more

Alpha Media Promotes Two in Saginaw

All Access reports that Alpha Media/Saginaw has promoted WCEN-FM Program Director/Afternoon Host Joby Phillips, taking on additional program director duties at sister station WGER-FM. Phillips will retain his present WCEN-FM duties. In addition, the company has named former WGER-FM afternoon host Ray Storey as Music Director/Morning Host for the station.  Before joining WGER-FM in 2010,… read more

WJBK-TV Shuffles News Anchors

WJBK-TV/FOX2 (Detroit) has announced a new anchor lineup. Amy Andrews has been promoted to weekday morning anchor. She’ll accompany Jay Towers on the FOX 2 Morning News. Deena Centofanti and Maurielle Lue will team up to anchor The Nine. Raj Roop will take Andrews’ place at 11 a.m. and Lue’s position on The Nine. Lue will… read more

New “We Are Broadcasters” Spots Available

Available to all broadcasters, NAB members or not. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced that new We Are Broadcasters spots are now available for download. The spots highlight why there’s a big difference between broadcast stations and other sources of information, reminding policymakers and audiences that when Americans seek a trusted news source… read more

Nexstar Closes on Media General; Kniowski Promoted

Following the long-awaited FCC approval of the purchase of Media General by Nexstar Media Group, the company closed on the transaction on January 17. With the closing, Nexstar has promoted WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) General Manager (and former MAB Chairman) Diane Kniowski to Senior Vice President and Regional Manager. In this new role, Kniowski will oversee… read more

Ameera David Joins WXYZ/WMYD-TV (Detroit)

Ameera David has joined WXYZ/WMYD-TV as a 7 Action News Anchor/Reporter.  David was the host of “Boom Bust,” RT America’s flagship financial news program. Headquartered in Washington D.C., the show is broadcast daily to 700 million households in over 100 countries worldwide. Before hosting “Boom Bust,” David was a correspondent and anchor for the general… read more

Dan Clark Named WXYZ-TV Sales Manager

Dan Clark has been named Local Sales Manager at WXYZ-TV (Detroit). Clark has been an account executive with the station since May 2012. He has a proven track record as a sales executive and is consistently a top performer in all key revenue streams, including digital and new business development. He was the station’s #1… read more