Tag: Nexstar Broadcasting

Multi-station "Protecting Our Children" special nominated for Emmy Award

SYRACUSE -- When you see several TV stations airing the same thing at the same time, you know it's a big deal.  It doesn't happen often.  But last spring, several local stations turned their competition into cooperation.  Together, they produced and simulcast "Protecting Our Children," a one-hour special to raise awareness of child abuse.  Almost […]

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UPDATE: More Layoffs from Nexstar at NewsChannel 9

Updated 12/5 at 7:50pm -- SYRACUSE -- There's new information about the NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) back office layoffs we first reported on Monday, and apparently some additional layoffs involving the ABC affiliate's newsroom.  Trusted sources, speaking on a condition of anonymity, tell that the station dismissed all part-time photographers yesterday.

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National Trades: NBC3 / CW6 Owner Nearing Sale?

Updated 12/3 with a correction -- SYRACUSE -- Barrington Broadcasting, the owner of NBC3 (WSTM) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP), is reportedly nearing a deal to sell all 24 of its television stations in 15 markets nationwide. But it's unclear how the deal could impact the two Syracuse stations -- one national trade publication says the leading […]

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WSYR-TV Upgrade Allows High-Definition 24/7

SYRACUSE -- Although it's been nearly two years since NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) started producing local programming in high-definition, most syndicated fare and commercial breaks continued to air in standard definition.  Those days appear to be over, as the ABC affiliate has upgraded its master control facilities.

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FCC Approves NewsChannel 9 Sale

SYRACUSE -- More than three months after Newport Television announced plans to sell NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) and eleven other TV stations to Nexstar Broadcasting, the deal has obtained the last required level of approval from the Federal Communications Commission.  If both sides hold to their original sales contract, the sale should close any day now.

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Reports Question Cancellation of TV Debate

SYRACUSE and UTICA-ROME -- Plans for a one-hour, two-market televised debate between the two candidates for the 22nd Congressional District have been cancelled, amid controversy in which one candidate, who was refusing to appear for the debate, is being accused of threatening to pull his advertising dollars from Utica's WUTR.

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"Bridge Street" Co-Host Leaving; Ex-WUTR Anchor Arrives

SYRACUSE -- This week, NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) morning traffic reporter and Bridge Street co-host Kaylea Nixon announced she's leaving the station.  It appears that her replacement -- at least for the morning traffic portion -- will be Caroline Gable, who's been absent from local TV since exiting Utica's WUTR in March.

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WSYR 9.2 to Join Me-TV Network

SYRACUSE -- It's something old, yet something new... and coming this fall, it'll be on channel nine-point-two.  The digital subchannel of NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) is going to become an affiliate of the Me-TV network starting in September.  Looking at the network's lineup, it might be best described as something similar to what "Nick at Nite" […]

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Nexstar / Newport TV Deal Moving Forward

SYRACUSE -- Newport Television's proposed sale of ABC affiliate NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) and several other stations to Nexstar Broadcasting is a step closer to completion.  The FCC has reviewed and "accepted for filing" all documents associated with the proposed sale.  But that doesn't mean it's a done deal just yet.

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NewsChannel 9 to be Sold to Nexstar

Updated SYRACUSE -- Confirming yesterday's initial reports of the imminent sale of WSYR-TV and many other stations owned by Newport Television, we've learned today that the ABC affiliate will be sold to Nexstar Broadcasting Group.

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