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Weigel Broadcasting Names Three Executives to Movies! Network

Weigel Broadcasting has named three network managers for its Movies! Network, a joint project with Fox Television Stations.

Garth Franklin has been named network creative leader for the Me-TV Network and Movies!. Franklin comes from Mark Cuban‘s companies, where he has been creative director for AXS TV, Magnolia Pictures and HDNet Movies for six years.

William M. Craig, who was most recently the senior promo producer at WMAQ in Chicago, has been named brand director for Movies! Network.

Weigel has also hired Ed Johnson as head of content and scheduling for Movies!. He has worked as programming at TV One, Ovation, SOAPnet, CBS Television Distribution, The WB, Sinclair Broadcast Group and Blair Television. Read more

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Weigel Broadcasting’s Howard Shapiro Dies at 86

Howard Shapiro, the chairman of Weigel Broadcasting, died on Thursday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86.

“A larger-than-life figure in Chicago business and broadcasting for decades, Howard guided Weigel Broadcasting from a struggling single UHF television station in Chicago to a company with more than ten stations in three markets as well as involvement in two national broadcast networks,” the company said in a statement.

Weigel Broadcasting owns and operates stations in Chicago, Milwaukee and South Bend, IN. Read more