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Ken Barlow Promoted to Morning Chief Meteorologist at KSTP-KSTC

ken barlowKen Barlow has been promoted to morning chief meteorologist at KSTP-KSTC in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Beginning today, he will handle the forecasts for the 4:30 to 7 a.m. newscast on ABC affiliate KSTP and for the 7 to 9 a.m. newscast on independent station KSTC.

Barlow, who joined KSTP in 2011, moves to mornings from the evening shift.

“I know how important weather is to our viewers and I’m looking forward to helping them prepare for their day,” Barlow said in a statement. “On the personal side, I’m excited, after 20 years in TV, I get to have dinner with my family.”

Barlow replaces Patrick Hammer, whose contract was not renewed.

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Hubbard Stations Tap Inergize Digital for Text Messaging Platform

The Hubbard Broadcasting station group will revamp their text messaging alert system with a platform created by Inergize Digital, the two companies announced today.

The text messaging platform allows stations to reach viewers on mobile devices, enabling alerts and interactive campaigns. The platform can be used for breaking news, weather updates, school closings and traffic delays, as well as text-to-win contests.

“Our viewers depend on receiving breaking news alerts on time, while our sales teams require SMS campaigns they can sell to reach digital revenue budgets,” Cory Kampschroer, digtal media director at KSTP, said in a statement. “We are excited at the possibility of generating more revenue.” Read more