In CBS, Greenwood-Greenville, Layoffs, Mississippi on May 15, 2012 at 10:55 am
WXVT-TV, the CBS affiliate for the Greenwood-Greenville market in Mississippi, will soon have a new owner, according to federal filings and pending FCC approval. And that owner’s family would control every station in that market if approved.
Is that legal? Apparently it could be.
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In ABC, Biloxi-Gulfport, CBS, Columbus-Tupelo-West Point-Houston, CW, FOX, Greenwood-Greenville, Hattiesburg-Laurel, Jackson, Meridian, Mississippi, MyTV, NBC on January 8, 2011 at 3:37 am
Our third state on the list doesn’t have any Top 50 markets (as defined by Nielsen) but still has several smaller ones statewide.
- The biggest is the state capital, Jackson, at #93. Stations include: WLBT (NBC), WJTV (CBS), WAPT (ABC), WRBJ (CW), WUFX (MyTV) and WDBD (FOX). WLBT leads the ratings war in Jackson. WLBT, WDBD, WJTV and WUFX broadcast newscasts in HD.
- Next in line is the Columbus-Tupelo-West Point-Houston market (as defined by Nielsen), #133. Stations include: WCBI (CBS), WTVA (NBC), WLOV (FOX) and WKDH (ABC). WTVA and WLOV are the only stations in the market that air their newscasts in high definition.
- Biloxi-Gulfport, market #162, is located in the southern part of the state. Stations include: WLOX (ABC) and WXXV (FOX). WLOX is the only station that airs local newscasts in high definition.
- Next is the Hattiesburg-Laurel market, No. 167. Stations include: WDAM (NBC), WHLT (CBS) and WRBJ (CW). None of the stations has newscasts in high definition.
- Meridian follows, in market #186. Stations include WTOK (ABC), WMDN (CBS) and WGBC (NBC). None of the stations have HD newscasts.
- Last in the state, the Greenwood-Greenville market, #187. Stations include WABG (ABC/FOX), WXVT (CBS) and WNBD-LP (NBC). WABG remains the market leader in ratings. None of the stations have high-def newscasts.
(Above was updated February 15, 2012)
That covers another one of several states we’ll be covering. If you work for one of these affiliates and have news about new hires, on-air graphic updates, HD overhauls, or anything that would be of interest to this local news blog, please let us know.. I’m not necessarily talking about station gossip, but that works, too. If someone uttered a profane word on-air, for example, that’d be something. Station sales, downsizing, things like that are also newsworthy. You can do so anonymously, of course, but have to prove you work for the station in question for credibility purposes by sending us an email to email@example.com.