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WCJB Acts Out Highlights of March Madness Game to Avoid Broadcast Rules


Gainesville, FL, ABC affiliate WCJB wanted to show its viewers highlights from the March Madness game between Florida and Dayton.

“Since we don’t have rights to the footage, I can’t air any of it until tomorrow without breaking the law and every other rule and regulation known to TV,” sports anchor Zach Aldridge told viewers. “But I still want to show you guys what happened in Memphis toady. So I present the next best thing: TV 20′s version.”

Aldridge along with three staffers put on either red or blue shirts and re-enacted the game in what looked like a conference room.

[SB Nation]

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Sinclair Adds Eight New Age Stations to Broadcast Group

sinclair_304Sinclair Broadcasting has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to buy the broadcast assets of eight stations owned by New Age Media or to which New Age provides services for an aggregate price of $90 million.

Since the eight stations are in three markets: Wilkes-Barre-Scranton, PA, Tallahassee, FL, and Gainesville, FL, Sinclair said it plans to sell the license and “certain related assets” of two stations (WSWB and WTLH) in Wilkes-Barre-Scranton and one (WNBW) in Gainesville, FL, to Cunningham Broadcasting and the license of WTLF in Tallahassee to Deerfield Media. You can see the full list of the stations after the jump.

“We are excited to be adding the New Age stations to our portfolio, growing our presence in Pennsylvania and Florida, and further diversifying our affiliation mix,” David Smith, president and CEO of Sinclair said in a statement. “Through each acquisition we continue to capture operating  efficiencies and scale, as well as increase our cash flow for ongoing opportunities.” Read more

Bob Williams Resigns After 27 Years at WCJB

Citing family reasons, WCJB anchor Bob Williams resigned today after more than 27 years at the Gainesville ABC-affiliate.

“It was a hard decision to make, but I felt it was the most appropriate thing to do under the circumstances for my family,” he told the Gainesville Sun. “I do have some things I have to take care of.”

During his time at WCJB, he has served as a reporter, anchor, news director and community service manager. Most recently, he has been the station’s noon anchor and promotions manager. His last day on the air was yesterday.

VIDEO: Rogue Teleprompter Rolls Through WCJB Studio During Newscast

WCJB sports director Chris Price got a big surprise during a recent newscast when a Teleprompter rolled across the studio during a tease for his sports segment (watch above).

“Uh oh, here it comes,” Price said as the Teleprompter came toward him. “We’re going to be back with more fun stuff. You never know what’s going to happen here on WCJB.”

(h/t Huffington Post)