“Matt’s unique combination of experiences at WBAY, other Green Bay market stations, major markets, news management and social media evangelism made him the choice for a seamless transition to the Post McCarey Era at WBAY News,” WBAY general manager Don Carmichael wrote in a note to station staffers. “Congratulate Matt and help him in every way possible to continue the great tradition of Local News Leadership at WBAY’s Action 2 News.”
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“It has been a privilege and an honor to be part of the great tradition at WBAY-TV. Working for a legacy station like WBAY-TV brings great advantages, but great responsibilities as well. I hope I have lived up to those responsibilities,” McCarey wrote in a note to WBAY obtained by TVSpy. “I’ve been fortunate to work with so many great people since I took that part time production job here in 1965; so many in fact that it would be a disservice to mention even a few for fear of leaving out some deserving co-workers.”
McCarey will officially sign off from the Young Broadcasting (soon, Media General) station in January.
LaCombe comes from WLUC in Marquette, MI, where he was the morning reporter.
“It’s tough to leave home, but I’m excited about what’s ahead of me in Green Bay,” LaCombe told iewers on his facebook page. “I am not really sure what I said in this video, but I want to thank all of you for your support during my time here! Keep in touch on Facebook and Twitter.”
You can watch what he said during his on-air goodbye at WLUC after the jump. Read more
Both their corporate logos include the oculus, but CBS and Time Warner Cable are not seeing eye to eye this morning. In fact, after CBS-owned stations were pulled from TWC systems briefly overnight, CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves said, “We are now at war” with the cable giant.
But after about 15 minutes, after lobbying by CBS, the stations were back on. In all, seven stations including WCBS and WLNY in New York, KCBS and KCAL in Los Angeles and KTVT and KTXA in Dallas/Ft. Worth, are affected.
The new deadline for a deal is Friday at 5pmET.
Time Warner Cable is also in a dogfight with Journal Broadcast group. Five Journal stations, including WTMJ in Milwaukee, WGBA and WACY in Green Bay, KMTV in Omaha, and KMIR and KPSE in Palm Springs have been off Time Warner Cable since last Thursday.
Time Warner customers “are no longer receiving the product they are paying for through your service,” Ellis wrote to Britt.
“I’m reaching retirement age,” Mahoney announced this week on WFRV. “I worked out an agreement with management here, and I’m quite happy, actually.”
Mahoney, who says he will be back to fill in on the station as needed, joined WFRV in 1972. He left in 1973 and worked at stations in Oklahoma City and Milwaukee before returning to WFRV in 1982 as chief meteorologist. [h/t NewsBlues]
The announcement comes a year after McCarren’s departure from crosstown rival WFRV, where he worked for more than 24 years. McCarren played center for the Green Bay Packers for 12 seasons and was voted into the Pro Bowl in 1998. He was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1992.
“I’m really looking forward to calling NBC26 my new TV home. The station has already made significant strides in re-establishing its local sports presence and I will do my best to contribute to that collective effort,” McCarren said in a statement.
“As a former Green Bay Packer player, Larry brings a special kind of insight that is highly focused on local sports in Northeast Wisconsin,” WGBA general manager Joe Poss said.”That will enable NBC26 to provide the best exclusive coverage to Packers fans.”
McCarren begins at WGBA on April 1.
Dodd will start at WGBA after Christmas, she wrote on Twitter.
With just three weeks to go until Election Day, a new NBC News report finds that political ad spending has reached $807 million so far across radio and television, including local, national cable and broadcast networks. According to NBC, that number is projected to reach $1 billion this year.
The most money has been spent in the battleground states of Florida, Ohio and Virginia. The report breaks down the top ten markets in the country for this week based on the number of ads run. Green Bay tops the list, with Denver in second and Cincinnati and Columbus in third and fourth, respectively.
See the full list after the jump. Read more
Last September WFRV Channel 5 anchor Tammy Elliott said, “I’ve always put family first. Right now I’ve chosen to step back in my career to devote more time to my other career–being a mom.” So she left the CBS affiliate in Green Bay.
Now, the Green Bay Press-Gazette is reporting Elliott is stepping back in and returning to TV down the street at ABC affiliate WBAY. Starting Wednesday, Elliott will co-anchor the morning show with longtime anchor Kevin Rompa.
Elliott began her career at WFRV as an intern and worked her way up to main anchor. She decamped for four years to Milwaukee ABC station WISN, before returning to Channel 5.
The Green Bay Packers became the latest NFL team to lose on a highly questionable call by the league’s replacement referees on Monday. WGBA, Green Bay’s NBC affiliate, poked fun at the situation Tuesday morning, bringing in a “replacement weather guy” to handle the forecast.
“It’s pretty bad out there people,” the replacement weather guy said (video above). “200 degrees below we’re looking at, and it’s really going to heat up. It’s going to be like 346 degrees by noon.”
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