CollectionsTelevision Stations
IN THE NEWS

Television Stations

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
June 27, 1986 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former City Councilman James J. Tayoun, who was defeated last month in his second bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Thomas M. Foglietta, filed suit yesterday accusing Foglietta, a Foglietta aide and three Philadelphia television stations of damaging his career and reputation with defamatory campaign commercials. In the suit, filed in U.S. District Court, Tayoun objected to Foglietta commercials and pamphlets that attempted to link him to conservative U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms (R., N.C.), fundamentalist evangelist Jerry Falwell and "the gun lobby.
NEWS
December 15, 2012
Joe L. Allbritton, 87, who became one of Washington's most influential men by building media and banking empires, has died. Allbritton Communications president Frederick Ryan said Mr. Allbritton died Wednesday of heart ailments at a hospital in Houston, where he lived. Mr. Allbritton's fortune was self-made, beginning with real estate trades and banking investments. By age 33, he was a millionaire. His holdings include eight television stations, including WJLA, the ABC affiliate in Washington whose call letters bear his initials.
NEWS
January 17, 2013 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
THE AMBER ALERT system was activated Tuesday after 5-year-old Na'illa Robinson was abducted from her school, but why wasn't her picture included in the alert when it was broadcast on local TV stations? State Police received the information from local police - including a photo of Na'illa - at 7:58 p.m. Monday and activated the Emergency Alert System (EAS) at 8:28 p.m., State Police spokeswoman Maria Finn said. A limitation of the EAS system is that it isn't built to transmit images, only text and audio, which is what most people in the Philadelphia area and beyond saw come across their television that night, Finn said.
NEWS
January 30, 1986 | By Chris Conway, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
A state Senate committee examining allegations of political meddling in the operation of New Jersey's public television network was urged yesterday to insulate the network from political pressure. Appearing before the panel on its first day of hearings, the network's former chairman and the director of the statewide Coalition for Fair Broadcasting both suggested restructuring the New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority to reduce the chances for political meddling in its affairs.
NEWS
March 19, 2013 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 911 calls poured in. Giocondo "Joe" Navek, a disgruntled former Virtua medical resident, had fired several shots through the driver's-side window of Payman Houshmandpour's silver Audi as the victim pulled out of a parking spot at his Voorhees apartment complex in April. Houshmandpour, also a Virtua resident, died at the scene; Navek sped off in a Nissan. At the Camden County communications center in Lindenwold, a dispatcher gave the description of the suspect and the Nissan and the vehicle's direction to Voorhees police.
BUSINESS
October 1, 1986 | By GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer
The owner of a Jenkintown radio station plans to go to court today in an attempt to outfox Australian media magnate Rupert Murdoch. Lawyers for William L. Fox, who owns WIBF in Jenkintown, will ask a federal judge in Philadelphia to prevent a company controlled by Murdoch from using the name Fox Broadcasting around these parts. William Fox says his company has been known as Fox Broadcasting for 18 years, long before Murdoch started making a name for himself in the United States by buying up TV stations and newspapers.
BUSINESS
July 21, 1986 | By Neill Borowski, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the next three to four weeks, a hand will reach out in the city's Northeast and click on a television set that will offer a cornucopia of entertainment, sports, news and children's programming. Pinch yourself. It's no dream. Citywide cable-television service will be off to a start, albeit a slow one. Comcast Cablevision of Philadelphia Inc. has 30 miles of cable-television wiring up in the Northeast, with 720 to go. It expects soon to link its first subscriber in the area bounded by Roosevelt Boulevard, Rhawn Street, Rowland Avenue and Cottman Avenue.
NEWS
September 16, 1990 | By Larry Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
A group of Western visitors, about to be received by a ranking Saudi official the other day, was being briefed on the ground rules. All topics were fair game, they were told by an aide. But please, please, if you want a productive session, there is one question you should not ask: What impact will the massive American presence in your country have on Saudi society? Like that official, many Saudis have already grown tired of this rather fundamental question - and a little insulted by it. In their view, the unspoken implication of the query is that Saudi society will be overwhelmed and dazzled by the experience of living with more than 100,000 Americans - and will never be the same.
NEWS
May 15, 1996 | by Marc Meltzer, Daily News Staff Writer
John L. Essig, who worked in news for 41 years at WCAU-TV, died Sunday after a long illness. He was 68. "I think Jack Essig was one of those hidden treasures people never see at television stations because he wasn't on the air when I was there," said KYW-TV news anchor Larry Kane, who worked at WCAU-TV for many years. "He was the glue that kept the newsroom together for many years - not just from a business standpoint, but from a personality standpoint. "He made people feel good . . . He believed strongly in the family concept at television stations.
SPORTS
May 29, 1994 | By S.A. Paolantonio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
You can get pro football on your rooftop antenna. It's all over cable TV. And, starting this coming season, the NFL will introduce something called Sunday Ticket, where you will be able to buy a round-trip excursion across the NFL's landscape via satellite - if you have a dish and the dough. But in a few years, these methods of watching the NFL will seem downright prehistoric. The people who bring you Joe Montana and Dan Marino and Randall Cunningham hope you will be watching the game - and playing right along - through a link between your personal computer and your television set. Call it PC-TV.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
BUSINESS
September 9, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, Staff Writer
Telecom carriers bid $864 million for TV airwaves in Philadelphia in the first round of a secretive federal auction that transfers wireless spectrum from NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, and other over-the-air TV networks to wireless carriers for data-consuming smartphones. The auction - the "last, best chance for [wireless] competitors to get spectrum," said telecom analyst Craig Moffett - allows TV broadcasters to voluntarily cash out of their spectrum and close down. TV stations also can relocate broadcasts to new frequencies on the TV dial.
SPORTS
July 29, 2016 | By Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
THREE NORTH DAKOTA TV stations made the trek to Philadelphia for Carson Wentz's first week of Eagles training camp. (Are there more than three TV stations in North Dakota? Was anyone left at home to chronicle progress toward the impending flax and soybean harvests?) Wentz, the quarterback from North Dakota State the Eagles traded up to draft second overall, North Dakota's biggest sports icon since Roger Maris, was not surprised or taken aback. "I know people back home are definitely interested in knowing what's happening out here.
NEWS
September 20, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Community College TV show vies for Emmy Saturday night are the regional Emmys. Among the nominees is CCPTV, the Community College of Philadelphia TV station, for  Drop the Mic , a spoken-word program hosted by poet and CCP associate prof  Michelle Myers  and featuring CCP students.CCPTV is the only college TV show to be so honored. Fingers crossed!   Soca now Pa. Ballet principal Cuban dancer extraordinaire Arian Molina Soca , a guest artist with Pennsylvania Ballet since April, has been named a principal dancer with the company, artistic director Ángel Corella announced at a Q&A Thursday night at the Cosmopolitan Club of Philadelphia.
NEWS
September 15, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The makeup mirror was stowed away. The studio quieted. Cameras focused on the news desk. "Ninety seconds," a tech warned. Coanchors Beccah Hendrickson and Phil Dupont did their special handshake, one they first saw on the remake of the movie Parent Trap . "Hey everybody, let's do the news, huh?" Dupont said in a deep voice. No one but the crew was watching the two Temple University seniors at that moment as they taped a news show for Temple's television station, TUTV.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
HISTORY is seeming to repeat itself for an old Philly newscaster. According to the Illinois Times , former Philadelphia NBC10 anchor Vince DeMentri was fired from his latest gig as an anchor and reporter for WICS-TV, in Springfield, Ill. According to sources, DeMentri, 50, got involved in a fight with a colleague at a Hooters restaurant in Springfield on Feb. 24. Police were called just after midnight with reports of fists flying between...
BUSINESS
December 29, 2014 | By Bob Fernandez and Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writers
The Jersey Shore's NBC40 broadcasts out of a converted Frito-Lay factory off Route 9 in Linwood, home to cerebral weatherman Dan Skeldon, sports nice guy Pete Thompson, and steady news anchor Michelle Dawn Mooney. For thousands of loyal viewers in Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland Counties, NBC40's 6 a.m. news is the first show they watch in the morning, and the station's hyperlocal advertisers seem as familiar as the nearest Wawa. There's Pastor David McGettigan from St. Andrews by the Sea, Doug and Linda from Beachcomber Collectibles, and Bill Kassner of the Chapman Auto Group in Egg Harbor Township.
BUSINESS
March 2, 2014 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
KJWP, a new over-the-air TV station licensed in Wilmington with a Me-TV network affiliation, has been added to Comcast Corp.'s Xfinity cable-TV lineup in the Philadelphia area as part of the basic cable package. KJWP is a designated "must-carry" station, which means under Federal Communications Commission rules that pay-TV operators have to distribute it. It is broadcast as of Saturday on VHF channel 2.1. The station first showed up on Comcast on Thursday and will be available on Verizon Communications Inc.'s FiOS TV in mid-March, Robert McAllan, CEO of PMCM TV L.L.C., which owns and operates the station, said Friday.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
WORD GOT OUT that Alycia Lane was fired from her anchor job in LA last week. It turns out former CBS3 anchor Larry Mendte is also looking for work. Mendte and Lane were embroiled in scandal in 2008 when he was busted for hacking into Lane's email. A spokeswoman at New York's PIX11, where Mendte did commentary pieces that aired locally on PHL17's "Eye Opener," confirmed that Mendte was no longer with the station. When I inquired why, I got no response. Mendte's last report for the channel, on swimmer Diana Nyad , occurred on Sept.
NEWS
March 19, 2013 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 911 calls poured in. Giocondo "Joe" Navek, a disgruntled former Virtua medical resident, had fired several shots through the driver's-side window of Payman Houshmandpour's silver Audi as the victim pulled out of a parking spot at his Voorhees apartment complex in April. Houshmandpour, also a Virtua resident, died at the scene; Navek sped off in a Nissan. At the Camden County communications center in Lindenwold, a dispatcher gave the description of the suspect and the Nissan and the vehicle's direction to Voorhees police.
NEWS
January 17, 2013 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
THE AMBER ALERT system was activated Tuesday after 5-year-old Na'illa Robinson was abducted from her school, but why wasn't her picture included in the alert when it was broadcast on local TV stations? State Police received the information from local police - including a photo of Na'illa - at 7:58 p.m. Monday and activated the Emergency Alert System (EAS) at 8:28 p.m., State Police spokeswoman Maria Finn said. A limitation of the EAS system is that it isn't built to transmit images, only text and audio, which is what most people in the Philadelphia area and beyond saw come across their television that night, Finn said.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|