“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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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
Morgan comes to WREX from WPSD in Paducah, Ky., where he has been an executive producer for the morning newscast since December 2011. Prior to WPSD, he spent four years at WLUK in Green Bay, where he produced news and sports.
Wives of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers have their own daytime talk show on that city’s FOX affiliate, WLUK. ”The Better Half”, a double play on words, promises a look at family life, charity, cooking, health, wellness, fashion and the latest entertainment news.
Hosted by Rachel Manek, morning anchor for WLUK’s “Good Day Wisconsin”, the show stars Betina Driver, wife of Donald Driver, Emily Nelson wife of Jordy Nelson, Courtney Finley wife of Jermichael Finley and Desmond Bishop’s wife, Geeta Bishop.
The show began its run this morning at 9 a.m. on WLUK and will have multiple re-airings throughout the day. If you’re keeping score, the Packers beat the Bear last night. If you’re in the area and want to see the show, you can see a schedule after the jump.
WLUK, the LIN Media-owned Fox-affiliate in Green Bay, debuted a new, HD-optimized set this week (video above).
“For over a year now we have been planning and building out for presenting news and weather in high definition,” WLUK president and general manager Jay Zollar explained, as the station unveiled its new set. “Our goal has been to have a visually appealing newscast but also to construct a studio that provides for lots of flexibility and supports our commitment to providing the best local content, balanced news and severe weather coverage.”
Since 2010, Crowley has been a general assignment reporter for WLUK, the Fox-affiliate in Green Bay. She will be the weekend anchor on WSIL.
Crowley replaces Emily Finnegan, who has anchored the weekend newscasts since May. Finnegan is moving to weekdays, where she will be paired with Edan Schultz on the 10 p.m. newscast. In her new role, she will also focus on consumer-related reporting.
After nearly six weeks, Mediacom customers have access to nine LIN Media-owned stations that have been dark while the two parties negotiate their retransmission agreement.
The stations were restored late Friday night after a deal was struck. Mediacom and LIN Media have been in ongoing negotiations since August 31, but terms of the final deal were not disclosed.
The stations affected were WALA-WFNA in Mobile, WOOD-WOTV in Grand Rapids, WANE in Fort Wayne, WLUK in Green Bay, WTHI in Terre Haute and WLFI in Layfayette, IN, and WAVY and WVBT, both in in Norfolk, VA.
The golfer was on the seventh hole at the Frys.com Open on Saturday when someone burst onto the green and threw a hot dog (with the bun) at him. The WLUK meteorologist was in the middle of his weather report on this morning’s newscast when a (bunless) hot dog was lobbed into his live shot from the bushes behind him (watch the video, above). Read more
Tomorrow marks one month since LIN-owned stations in seven markets went dark for Mediacom subscribers, and the stalemate is showing no signs of progress.
A uniform statement on the LIN-owned stations’ sites says negotiations are ongoing. “Unfortunately, we do not know if, or when, we will reach an agreement,” the statement, which has not been changed all month, reads. “In the meantime, we hope you will continue supporting local television and watch us through alternative means.”
According to Broadcasting & Cable, Mediacom sent a letter to the FCC this week, asking their help in preventing blackouts during retransmission disputes. The FCC has previously claimed they have no authority regarding the issue. Read more
As of 5 p.m.ET yesterday night, LIN Media-owned stations went dark for customers who have Mediacom Cable service, as the two parties failed to renegotiate a retransmission agreement.
“Without fair and equitable treatment, local TV stations will not be able to continue to provide top quality news, sports, entertainment, and other local programming that is most important to you,” a statement on the LIN Media website reads.
The stations affected are WALA-WFNA in Mobile, WOOD-WOTV in Grand Rapids, WANE in Fort Wayne, WLUK in Green Bay, WTHI in Terre Haute and WLFI in Layfayette, IN. LIN-owned stations WAVY and WVBT — both in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia — will remain on the air for another week, the result of a contract extension granted to Mediacom so affected viewers can still receive local news coverage of Hurricane Irene’s aftermath. Read more
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