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Tracey Rogers Named GM of WMC in Memphis

wmc logoTracey Rogers has been named vice president and general manager of WMC, Raycom’s NBC affiliate in Memphis, the Memphis Business Journal reports.

Rogers was the news director of WMC from 2007-11. She left the station in 2011 to be the vice president and general manager of KAIT, Raycom’s ABC affiliate in Jonesboro, Ark.

“Tracey’s instinct, Memphis market knowledge and proven dedication to her community are her strengths,” Nick Simonette, group vice president for Raycom Media, said in a statement. “She has so much love and respect for the people of the Mid-South and the legacy of WMC-TV 5.”

Rogers replaces Lee Meredith, who left for WAFB in Baton Rouge last month.

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KAIT Says Hello Again to Justin Logan, Goodbye to Sarah Tipton

Meteorologist Justin Logan (pictured right) is on his way back to Raycom’s Jonesboro, AR, ABC affiliate KAIT.

Logan told viewers on facebook, “I have accepted the morning meteorologist position at KAIT-TV in Jonesboro, AR. I’m very excited and truly blessed to receive this promotion and will now have weekends off, which has been a long time coming.”

He is currently the weekend meteorologist for Raycom-owned WTVM in Columbus, GA. Logan worked at KAIT from November 2008 until joining WTVM in July 2011.

He will replace current morning meteorologist Sarah Tipton (pictured left), who is leaving the station after seven years to spend time with her new baby.

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KAIT Celebrates 50 Years of Broadcasting


KAIT, the ABC affiliate for Jonesboro, AR, celebrated 50 years as a broadcast TV station.

Anchors Diana Davis and Craig Rickert hosted a show documenting the station’s history which included showing movies “Johnny Concho” starring Frank Sinatra and “The Indian Fighter” starring Kirk Douglas on July 15, 1963, the first day of broadcasting.

Tracey Rogers, KAIT vice president and general manger tells TVSpy, “The KAIT family is proud to serve the viewers of Northeast Arkansas for 50 years. We were humbled this week by the outpouring of love and support we received from Region 8 as we celebrated this major milestone in our history. I can’t think of a better way to do that than having a big party and inviting all of our viewers.”

KAIT dedicated its early evening newscasts to the milestone. It also had a party for viewers yesterday afternoon and held a reception for past and current employees. You can find photos and videos spanning the station’s 50 year history on its website by clicking here.

Raycom Taps WMC News Director Tracey Rogers as KAIT General Manager

Raycom Media has tapped Tracey Rogers as vice president and general manager of KAIT in Jonesboro, AR.  Rogers is currently the news director at WMC, Raycom’s Memphis station.

Rogers, who has been WMC’s ND since 2007, replaces Tim Ingram at KAIT.  Raycom recently named Ingram vice president and general manager of KFVS in Cape Girardeau, MO.

“Both of these internal promotions further confirm Raycom’s commitment to growing and promoting talent and management within the company,” Raycom stated in a press release announcing Rogers’ promotion. Read more

Tim Ingram Takes Over As VP-GM of KFVS

Tim Ingram has been named vice president and general manager of KFVS, the CBS-affiliate serving Southeastern Missouri, Raycom Media announced. Ingram replaces Mike Smythe, who recently retired after 11 years with the station.

“Following Mike Smythe at KFVS is a huge undertaking,” Ingram said in a statement. “He is a legend in our company and in our industry and leaves immense shoes to fill.”

Ingram joins KFVS after four years as general manager at KAIT, the Raycom-owned ABC-affiliate in Jonesboro, AR. Until a replacement for him is named, he will serve in both roles.

Raycom’s KAIT Makes HD Debut

KAIT, a Raycom-owned ABC-affiliate in Jonesboro, AR, began broadcasting its newscasts in HD this week.

“Over the past couple of years we’ve been putting the pieces in place to produce local news in HD and we couldn’t be more proud,” KAIT vice president and general manger Tim Ingram said.  “Our hope is to provide viewers with an enhanced experience; to provide quality local news programming that rivals that of any television station in the country.” Read more