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Former Meridian Met Heads To Oregon For New Job

In ABC, Hirings, Meridian, Mississippi, Weather on May 15, 2012 at 1:46 pm
Megan Parry - WTOK

Megan Parry (Courtesy: Facebook)

Megan Parry, who’s worked as the weekend weather girl at WTOK-TV in Meridian, Miss., started a new job this month, trading the South for the West Coast.

Parry is now the new morning meteorologist at KDRV-TV in Medford, Ore, according to the station’s Facebook fan page.

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Meridian ABC Affiliate Gets New Weekend Weathergal

In ABC, Hirings, Meridian, Mississippi, Weather on December 25, 2011 at 1:10 am
Megan Parry - WTOK

Megan Parry (Courtesy: Facebook)

Though she’s been filling in this week for the station’s chief forecaster (meteorologist?) Stephen Bowers, Megan Parry will now be the new weekend meteorologist for WTOK-TV in Meridian, Miss.

The hire’s so recent, Parry’s bio/photo haven’t been posted to the station’s website yet, but has been confirmed through WTOK’s Facebook fan page (and Parry’s personal page).

Parry is a graduate student in the broadcast meteorology program at Mississippi State University.

Everything You Wanted To Know About Mississippi’s Broadcast Television Markets

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 #94. Stations include: WLBT (NBC), WJTV (CBS), WAPT (ABC), WRBJ (CW), WUFX (MyTV) and WDBD (FOX). WLBT leads the ratings war in Jackson, though in recent years that lead has not been as dominant, with WAPT running a close second. 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/ABC) and WLOV (FOX). All stations broadcast their newscasts in high definition.
  • Biloxi-Gulfport, market #160, is located in the southern part of the state. Stations include: WLOX (ABC/CBS) and WXXV (NBC/FOX). Both stations air local newscasts in high definition.
  • Next is the Hattiesburg-Laurel market, No. 167. Stations include: WDAM (NBC), WHLT (CBS) and WRBJ (CW). Only WDAM has newscasts in high definition.
  • Meridian follows, in market #189. Stations include WTOK (ABC), WMDN (CBS) and WGBC (NBC). Only WTOK has HD newscasts.
  • Last in the state, the Greenwood-Greenville market, #190. Stations include WABG (ABC/FOX), WXVT (CBS) and WNBD-LP (NBC). WABG remains the market leader in ratings. None of the stations has high-def newscasts.
(Above was updated February 1, 2015)

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