Television stations – Access 21 http://access-21.net/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 01:52:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://access-21.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png Television stations – Access 21 http://access-21.net/ 32 32 2022 ABC Owned TV Stations Pride Month Lineup https://access-21.net/2022-abc-owned-tv-stations-pride-month-lineup/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 01:52:30 +0000 https://access-21.net/2022-abc-owned-tv-stations-pride-month-lineup/ ABC-owned television stations announce their month-long Pride content, community town halls and resources for the LGBTQ community in their markets of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston, San Francisco, Raleigh-Durham and Fresno. In addition, the group of stations will broadcast the Pride parades live on June 12 in Los Angeles and June 26 in […]]]>

ABC-owned television stations announce their month-long Pride content, community town halls and resources for the LGBTQ community in their markets of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston, San Francisco, Raleigh-Durham and Fresno. In addition, the group of stations will broadcast the Pride parades live on June 12 in Los Angeles and June 26 in New York, Chicago, and as part of a first media partnership, San Francisco. The New York and Los Angeles Pride parades will also be broadcast live for the first time on ABC News Live and Hulu. “Our America: Who I’m Meant to Be,” the hour-long Pride documentary, returns with a new lens highlighting intersectionality and exploring how LGBTQ individuals’ identities exemplify who they are. The production is led by LGBTQ and is a spin-off from last year “Our America: Who I’m Meant To Be” Pride Special who amplified the voices of transgender communities across America through first-person narratives. The special will be available to stream WEDNESDAY June 1, on the station group’s connected TV apps, 24/7 streaming channels and linear broadcasting on ABC-owned TV stations.

Watch the trailer for “Who I’m Meant To Be”

ABC7/WABC-TV New York, the most-watched station in the country, broadcasts the three-hour celebration, “New York Pride March 2022”, Live of SUNDAY, June 26 (12:00-3:00 p.m. EDT). FX’s ‘Pose’ Star Angelica Ross Animates Alongside WABC Sam Champion, Ken Rosato and Lawrence Glassberg. NYC Pride pays tribute to Ts Madison, Punkie Johnson, Schuyler Bailar, Dominique Morgan and Chase Strangio during the celebration. The parade will be broadcast live on ABC News Live and Hulu for the first time and will be available to stream on WABC’s 24/7 live streaming channel. In addition to the livestream, a replay of the parade will also be available on Hulu for 30 days after the event. Throughout the month, the station spotlights local LGBTQ leaders and provides resources and local media coverage celebrating Pride, including:

  • “We Belong: Pride 2022,” an hour-long Eyewitness News special celebrating diversity, inclusion and unity within the LGBTQ community, airs SATURDAY, June 25 (7:00 p.m. EDT).

ABC7/KABC-TV Los AngelesSouthern California’s most-watched station, will broadcast exclusively”LA PRIDE 2022″ on SATURDAY, June 12 (11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. PDT), and will be broadcast live on ABC News Live and Hulu For the very first time. The special is co-hosted by actress Raven-Symoné and his wife, Miranda, with KABC’s Ellen Levya, Karl Schmid, Christiane Cordero and Eric Resendiz. Many celebrities join the annual celebration as he returns to Hollywood, the historic location where Los Angeles’ first LGBTQ protest took place more than 50 years ago. In addition to the livestream, a replay of the parade will also be available on Hulu for 30 days after the event. Throughout the month, the station features local LGBTQ leaders and provides resources and local stories celebrating Pride, including:

  • KABC marks the first day of Pride Month with a community town hall discussing LGBTQ teens and mental health on WEDNESDAY, June 1 (4:30 p.m. PDT).
  • “ON THE RED CARPET CELEBRATES PRIDE” broadcasts of LA PRIDE’s “Pride in the Park” event on SATURDAY, June 11 (6:30-7:00 p.m. PDT), hosted by Ellen Levya and Karl Schmid. The event will provide a preview of new Disney content focused on LGBTQ stories and storytellers, including the third and final season of “Love Victor” (coming to Disney+ and Hulu on WEDNESDAY June 15) and Searchlight Pictures’ queer romantic-comedy feature “Fire Island” (coming to Hulu on FRIDAY, June 3).

ABC7/KGO-TV San Francisco is the broadcast partner of “San Francisco Pride 2022: Love Will Keep Us Together” celebration broadcast live SUNDAY June 26. It’s the for the station’s first time as a media partner of the San Francisco Pride Parade. Throughout the month, the station presents stories and local pride events, including the following:

  • A half-hour LGBTQ-led special featuring Bay Area LGBTQ individuals and organizations premiering on SATURDAY, June 25 (6:30 p.m. PDT)and broadcast on SUNDAY, June 26 (10:00 a.m. PDT) leading up to live coverage of the station’s parade.
  • A community roundtable “Allies in Action: Embracing LGBTQ Families” broadcast live in early mid-June.

ABC7/WLS-TV Chicago celebrates Pride Month as a float participant and exclusive broadcast partner for the 51st annual “Chicago Pride Parade 2022″ on SUNDAY, June 26 (12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. CDT). Throughout the month, the station offers continuous coverage of news, stories and local pride events, including the following:

  • “Windy City Weekend Feature,” highlighting the LGBTQ community, airing every Friday (11:30 a.m. CDT) and hosted by Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini
  • The station plans to participate as a broadcast host committee in the 20e anniversary of “OUT of the Office” the WEDNESDAY June 1, a community event to benefit The Legacy Project Chicago, a non-profit organization that provides an LGBTQ-inclusive educational program at no cost to educators.
  • A virtual community town hall with LGBTQ leaders on TUESDAY, June 7 (1:00 p.m. CDT)

6abc/WPVI-Philadelphia participates in the first annual “2022 Stonewall Awards”, available live on SUNDAY June 26; A half-hour “Stonewall Awards” special will air on linear on THURSDAY June 30. Throughout the month, the station offers continuous coverage of news, stories and local pride events, including the following:

  • “FYI Philly” Pride airs SATURDAY, June 4 (7:00 p.m. EDT), with coverage of the youth race the following day on SUNDAY June 5th.
  • WPVI’s long-running diversity-focused community affairs program, “Visions,” shines a light on events happening in the LGBTQ community on SATURDAY, June 18 (7:00 p.m. EDT).

ABC13/KTRK-TV Houston presents “Localish: Houston Pride” on SATURDAY, June 25 (6:30 p.m. CDT). A “Celebrate Pride” collection of more than 40 stories is featured on the station’s connected TV app. Throughout the month, the station offers continuous coverage of news, stories and local pride events, including the following:

  • Town Hall Broadcasts “Protecting Our LGBTQ Youth” THURSDAY, June 16 (7:00 p.m. CDT).
  • In partnership with the Greater Houston LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, KTRK hosts its second annual Pride in Business Awards WEDNESDAY, June 22 (11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. CDT), with anchor Melanie Lawson as emcee.

ABC11/WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham spotlights “Out! Raleigh Pride Festival” on SATURDAY, June 25 (11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EDT), and delivers ongoing media coverage, stories, events and local pride initiatives throughout the month, including the following:

  • A community town hall discussing LGTBQ+ in the military on WEDNESDAY, June 15 (6:30 p.m. EDT).

ABC30/KFSN-TV Fresno sponsor him 32nd Annual Fresno Rainbow Pride Parade. KFSN’s ongoing media coverage of local pride events and initiatives throughout the month includes the following:

  • “Celebrating Pride: A Central California Conversation” Community Roundtable is Available to Stream on Smart TV Apps WEDNESDAY June 1st.
  • Special tunes “Secretly Awesome: Celebrates Pride” SATURDAY June 4 (11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PDT).

Viewers can watch and stream Pride content from ABC-owned TV stations and “Our America: Who I Am Destined To Be,” from WEDNESDAY, June 1by downloading one of the following free news apps: ABC7/WABC-TV New York, ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles, ABC7/WLS-TV Chicago, 6ABC/WPVI-TV Philadelphia, ABC7/KGO-TV San Francisco, ABC13/KTRK-TV Houston, ABC11/WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham and ABC30/KFSN-TV Fresno on Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, and Roku mobile devices or streaming platforms, and on the 24/7 live streaming channels of station groups.

About ABC-Owned TV Stations

The eight ABC stations owned by Disney Media Entertainment & Distribution are multiplatform leaders in local news and information. Collectively #1 in all of US television, reaching 23% of households and over 34 million total viewers and 62 million digital visitors per month, with a record 2.2 billion minutes streamed, the eight stations consist of WABC-TV New York, KABC-TV Los Angeles, WLS-TV Chicago, WPVI-TV Philadelphia, KGO-TV San Francisco, KTRK-TV Houston, WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham, and KFSN-TV Fresno . WABC-New York remained the nation’s No. 1 station for 19 years. The stations also bring locally-sourced stories to more than 17 million viewers across America through its cross-platform lifestyle network, Localish. The resort group has received many prestigious awards. Most recently, in 2022, the station group was recognized as a finalist by fast business World Changing Idea for the creation of “Our America Equity Report”. In 2021, WABC received 17 Emmy® Awards and multiple stations won seven regional Edward R. Murrow awards, including “Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” and the prestigious national “Overall Excellence” award. Entertainment brand “On the Red Carpet” won Broadcast & Cable’s “Best Lifestyle Show” of 2020, stations received five Broadcast & Cable awards, including Best in Local TV Awards 2020 as a Station Group of the Year for innovation and next-generation news reporting, and in the major market category for 2020: Best News Coverage, Best Multi-Platform or Digital Website, Best Investigative Reporting Station Group and Best Public Affairs Programming, exemplifying the strength of the Group and its ever-increasing growth and reach in the multiplatform space.

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15 Nexstar Media Inc. TV Stations Win 31 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for Outstanding Journalism and Outstanding Locally Produced News Programming https://access-21.net/15-nexstar-media-inc-tv-stations-win-31-regional-edward-r-murrow-awards-for-outstanding-journalism-and-outstanding-locally-produced-news-programming/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 14:40:28 +0000 https://access-21.net/15-nexstar-media-inc-tv-stations-win-31-regional-edward-r-murrow-awards-for-outstanding-journalism-and-outstanding-locally-produced-news-programming/ Three resorts rewarded for “overall excellence” Honors achieved include six awards for “excellence in innovation”, five for “digital” and four for “excellence in diversity, equity and inclusion” Two Mission Broadcasting, Inc. TV stations win four Murrow Awards IRVING, Texas (June 1, 2022) – Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: […]]]>

Three resorts rewarded for “overall excellence”

Honors achieved include six awards for “excellence in innovation”, five for “digital” and four for “excellence in diversity, equity and inclusion”

Two Mission Broadcasting, Inc. TV stations win four Murrow Awards

IRVING, Texas (June 1, 2022) – Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), today announced that it has won a total of 31 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA ), including recognition for “Overall Excellence”, “Best Newscast”, Digital” and “Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion”. A total of 15 Nexstar television stations received regional Murrow awards, and eight stations received multiple awards. Additionally, two television stations owned by Mission Broadcasting, Inc., for which Nexstar produces the news, received a total of four Murrow Awards, with KLRT-TV (FOX) in Little Rock, AR (DMA #60) winning. three.

Three Nexstar stations, WXIN-TV (FOX) in Indianapolis, IN (DMA #25), WRIC-TV (ABC) in Richmond, VA (DMA #56) and KGET-TV (NBC) in Bakersfield, CA (DMA #125 ), were recognized for “overall excellence”. Two stations, KGET-TV and KXAN-TV (NBC) in Austin, TX (DMA #37), each received five awards.

“The prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards reflect the exceptional work done by Nexstar’s local teams to deliver critical, accurate and timely information to our viewers across the country,” said Andy Alford, President of Nexstar’s Broadcast Division. Media Inc. “Today, as we celebrate our 31 regional Murrow Awards, we also want to recognize the work done every day by Nexstar’s 5,500 local reporters in 110 local newsrooms across the country. Our journalists have a shared vision, a commitment to localism and a passion for professional excellence, and we are immensely proud of their work.

Commenting on the awards, Susan Tully, Senior Vice President of Local Content Development at Nexstar Media Inc., said, “Nexstar produces over 283,000 hours of local programming each year, and it’s very gratifying that the hard work of our team be honored by RTDNA. ”

Below is the full list of regional Edward R. Murrow awards for Nexstar and Mission Broadcasting TV channels:

REGION 2: SMALL MARKET

Overall Excellence
Overall Excellence from KGET
KGET-TV
Bakersfield, California

Breaking News Coverage
Killed in the line of duty
KGET-TV
Bakersfield, California

Excellence in innovation
cover the numbers
KGET-TV
Bakersfield, California

Writing Excellence
Fentanyl: the counterfeit killer
KGET-TV
Bakersfield, California

New
17 News at Sunrise: Killed in the Line of Duty
KGET-TV
Bakersfield, California

REGION 3: LARGE MARKET

Digital
FOX31
KDVR-TV
Denver, CO

REGION 4: SMALL MARKET

Excellence in innovation
Drought Tour 2021
KELO TV
Sioux Falls, SD

Current affairs documentary
KELOLAND investigates cold cases
KELO TV
Sioux Falls, SD

REGION 5: LARGE MARKET

Excellence in innovation
autumn increased
KTVI/KPLR-TV
St. Louis, Missouri

REGION 5: SMALL MARKET

Digital
KSN Digital News
KSNW-TV (in partnership with The Journal)
Wichita, KS

New
KSN News Midday Kansas dust storm blows through
KSNW-TV
Wichita, KS

REGION 6: LARGE MARKET

Continuous coverage
Texas State Psychiatric Hospital backlog investigation
KXAN-TV
Austin, TX

Digital
KXAN survey – kxan.com
KXAN-TV
Austin, TX

Excellence in innovation
Consequences for Mental Competence: The Hidden and Unreliable Data Texas Tracks…or Doesn’t
KXAN-TV
Austin, TX

Investigation reports
Consequences for Mental Competence: The Hidden and Unreliable Data Texas Tracks…or Doesn’t
KXAN-TV
Austin, TX

Podcast
Catalyst: Season 4 – Police Transparency Update | “Keep Hope Alive”
KXAN-TV
Austin, TX

REGION 7: LARGE MARKET

Overall Excellence
FOX59 News
WXIN-TV
Indianapolis, Indiana

Digital
FOX59.com
WXIN-TV
Indianapolis, Indiana

REGION 7: SMALL MARKET

Feature reports
A reason to fight
WLNS-TV
Lansing, Mich.

REGION 8: LARGE MARKET

Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Charlotte helps Haiti
WJZY-TV
Charlotte, North Carolina

Investigation reports
Last disrespect
WJZY-TV
Charlotte, North Carolina

REGION 9: SMALL MARKET

Investigation reports
KARK 4’s Working 4 You: Denied
KARK-TV
Little Rock, AR

REGION 10: SMALL MARKET

News Series
the forgotten
WPRI-TV
Providence, RI

REGION 11: SMALL MARKET

Breaking News Coverage
Central New York flood
WSYR-TV
Syracuse, NY

Continuous coverage
Botched Bounty Hunter Raid
WIVB-TV
Buffalo, NY

Digital
What’s good about Studio B
WROC-TV
Rochester, NY

Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Seeking racial justice
WIVB-TV
Buffalo, NY

Excellence in innovation
Buffalo’s Story: The Story Happens Here
WIVB-TV
Buffalo, NY

REGION 12: SMALL MARKET

Overall Excellence
WRIC 8News
WRIC TV
Richmond, Virginia

Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The soul of RVA
WRIC TV
Richmond, Virginia

Excellence in innovation
RVA illuminates
WRIC TV
Richmond, Virginia

AWARDS WON BY MISSION BROADCASTING, INC. TV STATIONS

REGION 6: SMALL MARKET

hard news
Forgive my son’s killer – Fighting drunk driving
KPEJ-TV (Mission Broadcasting, Inc.)
Odessa, Texas

REGION 9: SMALL MARKET

Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
“All Hell Broke Loose”: a look at Black Wall Street
KLRT-TV (Mission Broadcasting, Inc.)
Little Rock, AR

hard news
Victory over violence: young people live in the face of great fears
KLRT-TV (Mission Broadcasting, Inc.)
Little Rock, AR

News Series
Justice for Angela
KLRT-TV (Mission Broadcasting, Inc.)
Little Rock, AR

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About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that produces and distributes engaging local and national news, sports and entertainment content, including 283,000 hours of original video content annually . Nexstar has America’s largest local broadcast group of top affiliate networks, with 200 owned or partnered stations in 116 US markets reaching 212 million people. Nexstar’s television assets also include NewsNation, the fastest growing national cable news and entertainment network in the United States, reaching 75 million TV households, popular entertainment multicast networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, and a 31.3% stake in TV Food Network. The company’s portfolio of digital assets, including The Hill and BestReviews, is collectively among the top 10 digital news and information properties in the United States. In addition to providing exceptional content and service to our communities, Nexstar offers large-scale premium cross-platform advertising opportunities for businesses and brands looking to leverage the strong consumer engagement of our compelling content offering. For more information, visit www.nexstar.tv

CONTACT:
Gary Weitman
Executive Vice President and Director of Communications
Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
gweitman@nexstar.tv

Joe Jaffoni or Jennifer Neuman
JCIR
212/835-8500 or nxst@jcir.com


Click here for the PDF version of the press release.

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Big Sky conference games to air on Scripps TV Channels https://access-21.net/big-sky-conference-games-to-air-on-scripps-tv-channels/ Mon, 23 May 2022 14:57:00 +0000 https://access-21.net/big-sky-conference-games-to-air-on-scripps-tv-channels/ Big Sky Conference games will have a prominent presence on local television channels thanks to a new partnership with The EW Scripps Company. Scripps stations in markets with Big Sky schools will broadcast men’s and women’s football and basketball games beginning in the 2022-23 school year. “This partnership with Scripps allows Big Sky fans to […]]]>

Big Sky Conference games will have a prominent presence on local television channels thanks to a new partnership with The EW Scripps Company. Scripps stations in markets with Big Sky schools will broadcast men’s and women’s football and basketball games beginning in the 2022-23 school year.

“This partnership with Scripps allows Big Sky fans to watch games across our entire footprint,” says Curator Tom Wistrcill. “A primary media rights goal for our conference is to maximize the number of people who can watch our teams compete, and this agreement complements our ESPN relationship by providing extensive television coverage with a renowned media company that has connections. existing across the Big Sky.”

The Big Sky Conference will retain the rights to digital distribution and broadcast of programs through the ESPN+ app both inside and outside the league’s footprint, and those broadcasts on Scripps will not be subject to no blackout restrictions.

“We want to deliver content that our audience really cares about, and we know that viewers in this part of the country are passionate about their Big Sky sports,” said Brian Lawlor, President of Local Media for The EW Scripps Company. “When it matters to the community, it matters to us.”

Under the new deal, Scripps will have the rights to broadcast up to 14 conference football games involving Montana and Montana State. Scripps will broadcast the annual “Brawl of the Wild” between the Griz and Bobcats throughout the state of Montana using Scripps Montana CBS stations.

As part of the deal, UM and MSU will each have one home conference football game and one away game that will air during prime time. The Big Sky Conference will schedule the rest of the Montana and Montana State football games to be broadcast in the afternoon, which will air on Scripps Montana CBS, NBC and CW television stations.

Also under the contract, Scripps will have the first right to broadcast up to eight women’s or men’s basketball games involving Montana or Montana State. Additional conference football and men’s and women’s basketball games may be added by mutual agreement between the Big Sky Conference and Scripps.

Additionally, Scripps will be on hand each year to produce content for the Big Sky Football Kickoff, Hall of Fame Ceremony, and Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships.

With this new agreement, Big Sky contests will no longer be shown on ROOT Sports going forward. Additional TV permissions for Big Sky competitions will be announced at a later date.

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Big Sky Conference games to air on Scripps TV Channels | Montana State Bobcats https://access-21.net/big-sky-conference-games-to-air-on-scripps-tv-channels-montana-state-bobcats/ Wed, 18 May 2022 20:45:00 +0000 https://access-21.net/big-sky-conference-games-to-air-on-scripps-tv-channels-montana-state-bobcats/ FARMINGTON, Utah — The Big Sky conference games will have a significant presence on local television channels thanks to a new partnership with The EW Scripps Company, commissioner Tom Wistrcill announced Wednesday. Scripps stations in markets with Big Sky schools will broadcast football and basketball games beginning in the 2022-23 school year. “This partnership with […]]]>

FARMINGTON, Utah — The Big Sky conference games will have a significant presence on local television channels thanks to a new partnership with The EW Scripps Company, commissioner Tom Wistrcill announced Wednesday.

Scripps stations in markets with Big Sky schools will broadcast football and basketball games beginning in the 2022-23 school year.

“This partnership with Scripps allows Big Sky fans to watch games across our entire footprint,” Wistrcill said. “A primary media rights goal for our conference is to maximize the number of people who can watch our teams compete, and this agreement complements our ESPN relationship by providing extensive television coverage with a renowned media company that has connections. existing across the Big Sky.”

The Big Sky Conference will retain digital distribution and streaming rights through the ESPN+ app both inside and outside the league’s footprint. Streams on Scripps will not be subject to any blackout restrictions.

“We want to provide content that our audience is very interested in, and we know that viewers in this part of the country are passionate about their Big Sky sports,” said Brian Lawlor, president of local media for The EW Scripps Company. “When it matters to the community, it matters to us.”

Under the new deal, Scripps will have the rights to broadcast up to 14 conference football games involving Montana and Montana State. Scripps will broadcast the annual “Brawl of the Wild” between the Griz and Bobcats throughout the state of Montana using Scripps Montana CBS stations.

As part of the deal, UM and MSU will each have one home conference football game and one away game that will air during prime time. The Big Sky Conference will schedule the rest of the Montana and Montana State football games to be broadcast in the afternoon, which will air on Scripps Montana CBS, NBC and CW television stations.

Also under the contract, Scripps will have the first right to broadcast up to eight women’s or men’s basketball games involving Montana or Montana State. Additional conference football and basketball games may be added by mutual agreement between the Big Sky Conference and Scripps.

Additionally, Scripps will be on hand each year to produce content for the Big Sky Football Kickoff, Hall of Fame Ceremony, and Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships.

With this new agreement, Big Sky contests will no longer be shown on ROOT Sports going forward. Additional TV permissions for Big Sky competitions will be announced at a later date.

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A History of Phoenix and the Emergence of Television Stations https://access-21.net/a-history-of-phoenix-and-the-emergence-of-television-stations/ Fri, 13 May 2022 14:01:00 +0000 https://access-21.net/a-history-of-phoenix-and-the-emergence-of-television-stations/ Childhood memories of when my parents brought home our first television are etched in my mind. As a fifth grader, this was a big deal! A small screen (who knew how big they would get); limited airtime with only two channels available (now 24/7), but no more numbers on the dial (now more options than […]]]>

Childhood memories of when my parents brought home our first television are etched in my mind. As a fifth grader, this was a big deal! A small screen (who knew how big they would get); limited airtime with only two channels available (now 24/7), but no more numbers on the dial (now more options than I can count); black and white only; test screen images; and snow.

I had my own radio, but a television was so different, and it became a presence in our home. So much so that once my dad brought home the TV he had in his office to watch the two football games that were going to be shown. Good idea, but both channels aired the same game.

By mid-1953, KOY and KOOL had permission to broadcast on channel 10.

There has never been a train station in our town, so there was no behind-the-scenes tour. In fact, for me, it wasn’t until I moved to Phoenix that I finally had that opportunity. And now I’m hooked on learning more about the history of what the studios were like.

1950 seems to be a pivotal year for Phoenix and the television networks. The FCC froze granting new stations, but our local radio stations persisted. By mid-1953, KOY and KOOL had permission to broadcast on Channel 10. Then they received approval that same year from the Phoenix Parks Board to erect a transmission tower on South Mountain. Yes, these towers have been on South Mountain for a long time.

In early October 1953, KOOL-TV planned to broadcast a test pattern.

But the stations still needed writers, producers, cameramen and all the other behind-the-scenes personnel. In early October 1953, KOOL-TV planned to broadcast a test pattern. Nothing fancy about it, and a lot of people enjoyed watching it. But that would only prove that the station could work. Channels 5 and 12 already aired shows such as “Pepsi-Cola Playhouse” and “This Is Your Life”.

Finally, on Sunday, October 25, 1953, KOOL-TV was ON AIR as a joint operation with KOY-TV beginning at 4 p.m. and ending at midnight. To show how things have changed, in November 1953, Governor Pyle tours major radio and television stations delivering his speech to the people of Arizona.

In early October 1953, KOOL-TV planned to broadcast a test pattern.

What a pleasure to read the section of the newspaper that lists all television and radio programs. Most programs were provided by the networks, but those produced locally are often the most remembered. Lew King’s Rangers began as a stage musical talent show before becoming a hit on radio and later television. Did you know that Wayne Newton, Tanya Tucker, Lynda Carter and Marty Robbins were just a few of the homegrown talents on this show? And don’t forget Wallace and Ladmo!

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Lisa White Named Vice President and Chief News Officer for San Francisco Bay Area Businesses of CBS Television Stations https://access-21.net/lisa-white-named-vice-president-and-chief-news-officer-for-san-francisco-bay-area-businesses-of-cbs-television-stations/ Fri, 13 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://access-21.net/lisa-white-named-vice-president-and-chief-news-officer-for-san-francisco-bay-area-businesses-of-cbs-television-stations/ SAN FRANCISCO—Lisa White, a veteran local news executive, has been named vice president and director of local business news for CBS News and Stations in the San Francisco Bay Area, including KPIX-TV (CBS), KBCW-TV (CW), the Bay Area CBS News streaming channel and CBSSF.com. White is stepping into her new role after serving as deputy […]]]>

SAN FRANCISCO—Lisa White, a veteran local news executive, has been named vice president and director of local business news for CBS News and Stations in the San Francisco Bay Area, including KPIX-TV (CBS), KBCW-TV (CW), the Bay Area CBS News streaming channel and CBSSF.com.

White is stepping into her new role after serving as deputy news director at KPIX for 22 years.

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NAB’s Leadership Foundation selects five gray TV stations as finalists for 2022 service… | News https://access-21.net/nabs-leadership-foundation-selects-five-gray-tv-stations-as-finalists-for-2022-service-news/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 20:49:13 +0000 https://access-21.net/nabs-leadership-foundation-selects-five-gray-tv-stations-as-finalists-for-2022-service-news/ ATLANTA, April 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation (“NABLF”) selected five television stations owned by Gray Television, Inc. (NYSE: GTN) shortlisted for this year’s coveted Service to America Awards. NABLF’s Service to America Awards recognize outstanding community service by local broadcasters and annually select local radio and television stations […]]]>

ATLANTA, April 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation (“NABLF”) selected five television stations owned by Gray Television, Inc. (NYSE: GTN) shortlisted for this year’s coveted Service to America Awards. NABLF’s Service to America Awards recognize outstanding community service by local broadcasters and annually select local radio and television stations and a band owner for their exemplary service to their communities. Winners in each category will be announced at an in-person gala in Washington, DC on June 7, 2022.

In the Medium Market category, the three finalists selected by NABLF are gray TV channels:

WMTV-TV (NBC) in Madison, Wisconsin, for its “WMTV Diaper Drive Success” series WIS-TV (NBC) in Columbia, South Carolina, for its “Families Helping Families” series; and WTOC-TV (CBS) in Savannah, Georgia, for its “WTOC Tells Stories of Smart Women and Helps Raise $139,000 to Fight Breast Cancer” series.

In the Small Market category, two of the three finalists selected by the NABLF are gray television stations:

WBNG-TV (CBS) in Binghamton, New York, for its series “WBNG Southern Tier Tuesdays;” and KWQC-TV (NBC) in Davenport, Iowa, for its “TV6 Real Conversations” series.

“We take great pride in our company and industry’s excellent journalism that leads to real results that improve local communities,” said Gray’s Executive Chairman and CEO, Hilton H. Howell Jr. We salute all of our award winners, and in particular Gray Television Stations, for their continued commitment to quality journalism.

About Gray:

Gray Television, Inc. is a multimedia company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. We are the largest owner of local TV channels and premier digital assets in the United States, serving 113 TV markets and reaching approximately 36% of US TV households. This portfolio includes 80 markets with the highest rated TV channel and 100 markets with the first and/or second highest rated TV channel. We also own video program companies Raycom Sports, Tupelo Honey and PowerNation Studios, as well as Third Rail Studios.

Gray Contacts: Website: www.gray.tv Bob Smith, COO, 404-266-8333 Kevin P. Latek, Director of Legal and Development, 404-266-8333

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NAB’s Leadership Foundation Selects Five Gray TV Stations as Finalists for 2022 Service to America Awards https://access-21.net/nabs-leadership-foundation-selects-five-gray-tv-stations-as-finalists-for-2022-service-to-america-awards/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://access-21.net/nabs-leadership-foundation-selects-five-gray-tv-stations-as-finalists-for-2022-service-to-america-awards/ ATLANTA, April 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — National Association of Broadcasters (“NABLF”) Leadership Foundation selected five television stations belonging to Gray Television, Inc. (NYSE: GTN) as finalists for this year’s coveted Service to America Awards. NABLF’s Service to America Awards recognize outstanding community service by local broadcasters and annually select local radio and television stations […]]]>

ATLANTA, April 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — National Association of Broadcasters (“NABLF”) Leadership Foundation selected five television stations belonging to Gray Television, Inc. (NYSE: GTN) as finalists for this year’s coveted Service to America Awards. NABLF’s Service to America Awards recognize outstanding community service by local broadcasters and annually select local radio and television stations and a band owner for their exemplary service to their communities. Winners in each category will be announced at an in-person gala in Washington, DC on June 7, 2022.

In the Medium Market category, the three finalists selected by the NABLF are gray television channels:

  • WMTV-TV (NBC) in Madison, Wisconsin, for its “WMTV Diaper Drive Success” series
  • WIS-TV (NBC) in Columbia, South Carolina, for its “Families Helping Families” series; and
  • WTOC-TV (CBS) in Savannah, Georgia for its series “WTOC tells stories of smart women and helps raise $139,000 to fight breast cancer.”

In the Small Market category, two of the three finalists selected by the NABLF are gray television stations:

  • WBNG-TV (CBS) in Binghamton, New York, for its series “WBNG Southern Tier Tuesdays;” and
  • KWQC-TV (NBC) in Davenport, Iowa, for its “TV6 Real Conversations” series.

“We take great pride in our company and industry’s excellent journalism that leads to real results that improve local communities,” said Gray’s Executive Chairman and CEO, Hilton H. Howell Jr. We salute all of our award winners, and in particular Gray Television Stations, for their continued commitment to quality journalism.

About Gray:

Gray Television, Inc. is a multimedia company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. We are the largest owner of local TV channels and premier digital assets in the United States, serving 113 TV markets and reaching approximately 36% of US TV households. This portfolio includes 80 markets with the highest rated TV channel and 100 markets with the first and/or second highest rated TV channel. We also own video program companies Raycom Sports, Tupelo Honey and PowerNation Studios, as well as Third Rail Studios.

Gray Contacts:

Website: www.gray.tv
Bob Smith, COO, 404-266-8333
Kevin P. Latek, director of legal and development affairs, 404-266-8333

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broadcasters launch NextGen TV on five leading local TV stations in Omaha | Ap Sports https://access-21.net/broadcasters-launch-nextgen-tv-on-five-leading-local-tv-stations-in-omaha-ap-sports/ Tue, 19 Apr 2022 18:02:17 +0000 https://access-21.net/broadcasters-launch-nextgen-tv-on-five-leading-local-tv-stations-in-omaha-ap-sports/ OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 19, 2022– Five of Omaha’s leading local television stations began broadcasting today with NextGen TV, a revolutionary new digital broadcasting technology. Today’s launch includes KETV (ABC), KMTV-TV (CBS), WOWT (NBC), KPTM (FOX) and KXVO (TBD). Based on the same fundamental technology as the Internet and digital applications, NextGen TV can support a […]]]>

OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 19, 2022–

Five of Omaha’s leading local television stations began broadcasting today with NextGen TV, a revolutionary new digital broadcasting technology. Today’s launch includes KETV (ABC), KMTV-TV (CBS), WOWT (NBC), KPTM (FOX) and KXVO (TBD).

Based on the same fundamental technology as the Internet and digital applications, NextGen TV can support a wide range of features under development. In addition to providing broadcasters with a new and improved way to reach viewers with advanced emergency alerts, NextGen TV delivers stunning video with brilliant colors, sharper images and deeper contrast to create a more realistic experience.

NextGen TV adds a new dimension to TV viewing, with dynamic video and a new Voice+ dialog enhancement that puts voices front and center. Cinema-quality sound lets viewers hear every voice clearly and maintains consistent volume across all channels. NextGen TV can also be enhanced with Internet content, allowing viewers to get the most out of live sports, live news and live events in real time, without looking away from the TV screen.

Powered by ATSC 3.0, NextGen TV is the most significant broadcast technology upgrade yet. Features available on NextGen TV vary by device and station as broadcasters roll out the service across the country.

Today’s launch in Omaha follows a decade of development and months of planning and preparation by local stations. KXVO, owned by Mitts Telecasting, has converted to ATSC 3.0 transmissions. KXVO will broadcast its own programming, as well as programming from other participating stations, in the NextGen TV format. All programming from each participating station will continue to be available in the existing DTV format, which all modern televisions can receive.

BitPath, which develops new streaming services, led the planning process and coordinated the efforts of the five television stations.

From Seattle, Washington, to Washington, DC, and Santa Monica Pier on the Pacific Coast to Folly Beach Pier on the Atlantic, the NextGen TV service is already on the air in more than 45 cities across the country . Omaha viewers can learn more about NextGen TV by visiting www.WatchNextGenTV.comwhich offers a guide listing the cities currently offering the service, as well as links to the NextGen TV models available.

On-air viewers without NextGen TVs can simply rescan their TVs to ensure uninterrupted service. Rescanning instructions are available at fcc.gov/rescan. Cable and satellite subscribers do not have to do anything.

About KETV – Hearst Television

KETV is owned by Hearst Television. Hearst Television owns and operates 33 television stations and two radio stations serving 26 media markets in 39 states and reaching more than 22 million American households. Through its partnership with nearly every major network, Hearst Television distributes national content on nearly 70 video channels, including programs from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, Estrella and more. Radio stations are Baltimore’s leaders in news/talk and rock music listening. Its Hearst Media Production Group unit produces original programming on linear and streaming platforms for national and international distribution. Its Very Local app, free to download on home OTT devices and available on popular streaming services, provides 24/7 access to local news, weather and an array of local and regional programming. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s leading companies and has received numerous awards for its distinguished journalism, industry innovation and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst.

About KMTV-TV – Scripps

KMTV-TV is an Omaha station owned and operated by The EW Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP), a diversified media company focused on creating a better informed world. As one of the nation’s largest local television broadcasters, Scripps serves communities with objective, quality local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. Scripps Networks reaches nearly every American through national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Defy TV, Grit, ION Mystery, Laff and TrueReal. Scripps is the nation’s largest broadcast spectrum holder. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, DC, and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held the motto “Give light and people will find their own way” for decades.

About KPTM–Sinclair

KPTM is a leading Omaha station owned and operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBGI), a diversified media company and a leading provider of sports and local news. KPTM is affiliated with the Fox television network. Sinclair owns and/or operates 21 regional sports network brands; owns, operates and/or provides services to 185 television stations in 86 markets; owns several national networks, including Tennis Channel and Stadium; and has television stations affiliated with all major broadcast networks. Sinclair’s content is distributed through multiple platforms, including live multi-channel video program distributors and digital and streaming platforms NewsOn and STIRR. For more information, please visit fox42kptm.com and sbgi.net.

About KXVO – Mitts Telecasting

Mitts Telecasting Company is an independent television broadcasting company. MTC acquired KXVO, Omaha, Nebraska, and sister station KSNB-TV, Lincoln, Nebraska more than 20 years ago. MTC then sold KSNB-TV to Gray Television. During MTC’s management, KXVO served its community as an affiliate of The WB, then The CW Network, and now TBD.

About BitPath

BitPath is building the nation’s first dedicated broadcast data network to deliver innovative new wireless services at a fraction of the cost of cellular systems. Based in Arlington, Virginia, the BitPath network will launch this year and cover dozens of cities. For more information, visit bitpath.com.

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CONTACT: KMTV-TV; Scripps–Michael Perry

michael.perry@scripps.com

KPTM; Sinclair – Michael Padovano

sinclair@5wpr.com

KETV; Hearst Television – Tom Campo

Tom@CampoCommunications.com

BitPath – John Hane

jhane@bitpath.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEBRASKA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CONSUMER ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY TV AND RADIO INTERNET AUDIO/VIDEO

SOURCE: BitPath

Copyright BusinessWire 2022.

PUBLISHED: 04/19/2022 14:02 / DISK: 04/19/2022 14:02

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Broadcasters launch NextGen TV on five major local TV stations in Omaha https://access-21.net/broadcasters-launch-nextgen-tv-on-five-major-local-tv-stations-in-omaha/ Tue, 19 Apr 2022 18:02:00 +0000 https://access-21.net/broadcasters-launch-nextgen-tv-on-five-major-local-tv-stations-in-omaha/ OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Five of Omaha’s leading local television stations began broadcasting today with NextGen TV, a revolutionary new digital broadcasting technology. Today’s launch includes KETV (ABC), KMTV-TV (CBS), WOWT (NBC), KPTM (FOX) and KXVO (TBD). Based on the same fundamental technology as the Internet and digital applications, NextGen TV can support a wide range of […]]]>

OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Five of Omaha’s leading local television stations began broadcasting today with NextGen TV, a revolutionary new digital broadcasting technology. Today’s launch includes KETV (ABC), KMTV-TV (CBS), WOWT (NBC), KPTM (FOX) and KXVO (TBD).

Based on the same fundamental technology as the Internet and digital applications, NextGen TV can support a wide range of features under development. In addition to providing broadcasters with a new and improved way to reach viewers with advanced emergency alerts, NextGen TV delivers stunning video with brilliant colors, sharper images and deeper contrast to create a more realistic experience.

NextGen TV adds a new dimension to TV viewing, with dynamic video and a new Voice+ dialog enhancement that puts voices front and center. Cinema-quality sound lets viewers hear every voice clearly and maintains consistent volume across all channels. NextGen TV can also be enhanced with Internet content, allowing viewers to get the most out of live sports, live news and live events in real time, without looking away from the TV screen.

Powered by ATSC 3.0, NextGen TV is the most significant broadcast technology upgrade yet. Features available on NextGen TV vary by device and station as broadcasters roll out the service across the country.

Today’s launch in Omaha follows a decade of development and months of planning and preparation by local stations. KXVO, owned by Mitts Telecasting, has converted to ATSC 3.0 transmissions. KXVO will broadcast its own programming, as well as programming from other participating stations, in the NextGen TV format. All programming from each participating station will continue to be available in the existing DTV format, which all modern televisions can receive.

BitPath, which develops new streaming services, led the planning process and coordinated the efforts of the five television stations.

From Seattle, Washington, to Washington, DC, and Santa Monica Pier on the Pacific Coast to Folly Beach Pier on the Atlantic, the NextGen TV service is already on the air in more than 45 cities across the country . Omaha viewers can learn more about NextGen TV by visiting www.WatchNextGenTV.comwhich offers a guide listing the cities currently offering the service, as well as links to the NextGen TV models available.

On-air viewers without NextGen TVs can simply rescan their TVs to ensure uninterrupted service. Rescanning instructions are available at fcc.gov/rescan. Cable and satellite subscribers do not have to do anything.

About KETV – Hearst Television

KETV is owned by Hearst Television. Hearst Television owns and operates 33 television stations and two radio stations serving 26 media markets in 39 states and reaching more than 22 million American households. Through its partnership with nearly every major network, Hearst Television distributes national content on nearly 70 video channels, including programs from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, Estrella and more. Radio stations are Baltimore’s leaders in news/talk and rock music listening. Its Hearst Media Production Group unit produces original programming on linear and streaming platforms for national and international distribution. Its Very Local app, free to download on home OTT devices and available on popular streaming services, provides 24/7 access to local news, weather and an array of local and regional programming. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s leading companies and has received numerous awards for its distinguished journalism, industry innovation and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst.

About KMTV-TV – Scripps

KMTV-TV is an Omaha station owned and operated by The EW Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP), a diversified media company focused on creating a better informed world. As one of the nation’s largest local television broadcasters, Scripps serves communities with objective, quality local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. Scripps Networks reaches nearly every American through national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Defy TV, Grit, ION Mystery, Laff and TrueReal. Scripps is the nation’s largest broadcast spectrum holder. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, DC, and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held the motto “Give light and people will find their own way” for decades.

About KPTM–Sinclair

KPTM is a leading Omaha station owned and operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBGI), a diversified media company and leading provider of sports and local news. KPTM is affiliated with the Fox television network. Sinclair owns and/or operates 21 regional sports network brands; owns, operates and/or provides services to 185 television stations in 86 markets; owns several national networks, including Tennis Channel and Stadium; and has television stations affiliated with all major broadcast networks. Sinclair’s content is distributed through multiple platforms, including live multi-channel video program distributors and digital and streaming platforms NewsOn and STIRR. For more information, please visit fox42kptm.com and sbgi.net.

About KXVO – Mitts Telecasting

Mitts Telecasting Company is an independent television broadcasting company. MTC acquired KXVO, Omaha, Nebraska, and sister station KSNB-TV, Lincoln, Nebraska more than 20 years ago. MTC then sold KSNB-TV to Gray Television. During MTC’s management, KXVO served its community as an affiliate of The WB, then The CW Network, and now TBD.

About BitPath

BitPath is building the nation’s first dedicated broadcast data network to deliver innovative new wireless services at a fraction of the cost of cellular systems. Based in Arlington, Virginia, the BitPath network will launch this year and cover dozens of cities. For more information, visit bitpath.com.

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