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Mark Bunting Takes Over as WKRG VP-GM

Mark Bunting has been named vice president and general manager of Mobile CBS-affiliate WKRG, parent company Media General announced today.

Bunting joined WKRG in 1986 as a radio sales manager and account executive. Most recently, he was the station’s director of revenue, a position he has held since 2007.

“I am excited that Mark will continue to bring his passion and experience in this new role to help make his hometown an even better place to live,” Gene Kirkconnell, group leader for Media General’s Alabama Broadcast Group, said in a statement.

Bunting replaces Joe Goleniowski, who retired in December after 13 years at WKRG.

Steve Alexander’s WKRG Contract Not Renewed

Steve Alexander, a reporter at CBS-affiliate WKRG in Mobile, is leaving the station next month when his contract is up.

“I want to take a moment to thank all of you,” Alexander wrote on Facebook. “My contract at Channel 5 is not being renewed, and my last day at work is November 20.”

Alexander joined WKRG in 2000 from KAVU, the ABC-affiliate in in Victoria, TX. He has also worked at WVUE in New Orleans, KDEB in Springfield, MO and WTVW in Evansville.

Harrisburg’s WSIL Replaces Paper Scripts with iPads

WSIL — the ABC affiliate serving southern Illinois and southeastern Missouri — has replaced paper copies of scripts with iPads.

Getting rid of physical scripts will save the station an estimated $4,000 a year in paper costs, according to the WSIL website. Paper scripts — kept on hand in case of a teleprompter failure — are printed for each anchor and can generate as many as 100 pages for a half-hour newscast.

“After more than 20 years of flipping script paper, it took some getting used to,” 5 p.m. anchor Mark Kiesling said. “But I was sold after the first newscast.” Read more

Video: WKRG Reporter Nearly Thrown Off Camel

“Of course, it does make good TV,” WKRG reporter Debbie Williams said after she was nearly thrown off the back of a camel during a live interview. “You never know what’s going to happen at the zoo” (video above).

WKRG Tests iPad 2 Against Traditional News Camera

Interested to see how the new iPad 2 stacked up against the station’s traditional news cameras, Mobile’s WKRG sent web reporter Lauren Styler out to shoot a news package with the popular tablet. Styler was joined by photographer Gary Arnold, who simultaneously shot the package using one of the station’s Panasonic P2 cameras. The P2 video is above; iPad 2 video after the jump… Read more

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