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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 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

In Memphis, WMC Achieves Ratings Success Not Seen in 15 Years

Memphis’s WMC has reason to pop the champagne this weekend. The NBC-affiliate did a clean sweep in February with all of its newscasts finishing #1.

The station says that it’s the first time the feat has been achieved in 15 years.

“We’re encouraged by the growth of these news ratings,” said WMC general manager Lee Meredith. “Coupled with the skyrocketing numbers that we’re seeing on the Internet and on mobile devices, this is very humbling. We never take our viewers for granted.”

CBS-affiliate WREG took the silver in all of its match-ups with WMC, including 10 p.m., which was both stations’ highest-rated newscast of the day.

“I attribute our success to many things, but most importantly we have the right team on the field working for these successes,” WMC news director Tracey Rogers told TVSpy via email.  “They know our mission and carry it out day in and day out and listen to our viewers and what they want to see every night.”