Tag Archives: WGN America

NewsNation expands as WGN America sunsets

Nexstar shifts focus from entertainment programming to news  In a long-awaited move, Nexstar announced on Monday they were expanding NewsNation into other dayparts, including prime access and early [..]

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WGN America’s NewsNation scaled back for new Ashleigh Banfield interview show

NewsNation cut back to two hours but more are planned  In a surprising move, WGN America announced Tuesday it was cutting its NewsNation prime-time block by a third [..]

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The Media Notepad: Dish, Nexstar settle differences

Also: Trump Country concedes; Rock 95.5 drops to a ratings low; DMA update On Christmas morning, Dish subscribers received an unexpected present: the return of WGN-TV and WGN [..]

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Media Notepad: WLIT now in Christmas music mode

Also: Fox News wins election night; NBA season to start Dec. 22 IHeartMedia’s WLIT launched its Holly Jolly format (or Christmas music as everyone else calls it) starting [..]

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NewsNation, Shepard Smith hope to bring news viewers back to the middle

    Two new efforts launching on opposite ends of September hopes to appeal to news viewers tired of partisan news Starting today, a revolution is taking place [..]

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“Cops”, “Live PD” canceled as viewers’ taste shift after police brutality protests gain stream

Fallout from George Floyd murder key decision in cancellation Cops ends run after 31 years; reruns pulled as well      Two reality shows have bit the dust [..]

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WGN America to launch “NewsNation” Sept. 1

Ambitious effort comes in the middle of pandemic; CBSN Chicago finally launches During a conference earnings call Wednesday, Nexstar – owner of WGN-TV in Chicago and  former superstation [..]

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Nexstar to launch new Chicago-based national newscast on WGN America

Broadcast group jumps into the cable news game with a different approach to news – the traditional way With the announcement of a new national newscast originating from [..]

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The end of the line for WGN Sports

WGN sports vanishes after a 71 year run Saturday night marked an end of an era as WGN-TV aired its final sports telecast featuring a game between the [..]

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Tribune’s deal with Sinclair dies

And in a surprising twist, Tribune is suing Sinclair for breach of contract Captain Chesapeake isn’t coming to Chicago after all. Blame overpaying a hand in a regulatory [..]

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Sinclair refiles Tribune merger application again

In order to have government regulators approve the merger with Tribune,  Sinclair agree to withdrew controversial plans to sell stations in three markets including Chicago FCC votes to [..]

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Bill O’Reilly headed to Sinclair?

Could be a liability for some local stations Bottom Line With Bill may be coming to a station near you. Reports are surfacing once again regarding Bill O’Reilly [..]

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Sinclair to buy Tribune Media for $4 billion 

Mega deal is the biggest in television history: 42 station-group sold to Maryland-based broadcaster Ends local ownership of WGN-TV and WGN Radio after more than 60 years Sinclair’s [..]

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Peter Ligouri steps down from Tribune Media

Search for new CEO is underway Four years after he arrived, Peter Ligouri is heading toward the exit door. Ligouri told staffers at Tribune Media Wednesday he was [..]

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