WKTV Seeks Account Executive

UTICA -- NBC affiliate WKTV NewsChannel 2 is looking to fill an opening in the sales department.  Frank Abbadessa, Station Manager and Director of Sales, sends along the following job posting:

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The Biggest Stories of 2011: Your Picks

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- Tomorrow, we'll tally up our web server stats and countdown the top 10 stories of the year, as ranked by number of page views. First, we're adding something new to our "Year in Review" coverage this year: earlier this month, we put out an open call for YOUR opinions on the […]

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POTW: Stuffing the Bus with KISS-FM (2011)

UTICA/ROME -- It's a joint effort between radio and TV stations in the Mohawk Valley, and organizers say this year's "Stuff the Bus" toy drive is on pace to surpass last year's total of 8,000+ toys.  The entire thing wraps up with two events taking place tomorrow -- in New Hartford and in Utica.

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POTW: I Once Caught a Fish THIS Big... (2011)

PULASKI --  If you know anyone who enjoys fishing, chances are they've told you the stories about "the big one" they claim to have caught, or nearly caught... and you wonder if they're really telling the truth or spinning a tall tale.  Well, for one fisherman who used to forecast the weather for Central New […]

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WKTV Sends a GM to Providence... and Gets One Back

UTICA -- A little over a month since Vic Vetters announced plans to leave NBC affiliate NewsChannel 2 (WKTV) for a new job in Providence, the station's parent owner has named a new GM -- who comes to Utica from Providence.  While Vetters went to Providence's NBC affiliate (WJAR), Steve Doerr comes to WKTV from […]

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Amanda Gabeler Returns to Utica TV

UTICA/ROME -- When WUTR and WFXV revived local news last month, they only hired one meteorologist.  So what happens when Jeff Matthews needs a night off?  We found out tonight, when former WKTV chief meteorologist Amanda Gabeler appeared in his place.

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WKTV's Don Shipman Gets Married

UTICA -- Our congratulations to WKTV anchor Don Shipman, who got married over the weekend.  According to the NBC affiliate, Shipman and longtime partner Adam Lawless have been planning their big day for quite awhile -- and New York State's recent legalization of same-sex marriages finally allowed their plans to become a reality.

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Vic Vetters Leaving WKTV for Providence

UTICA -- After 17 years in key leadership roles at NBC affiliate WKTV, Vic Vetters is moving on. According to one national industry news site, Vetters has been named to the General Manager post at NBC affiliate WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island. He officially starts the new job October 3.

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Newscasts Return to WUTR and WFXV Today

UTICA -- After several years without any local newscasts, Eyewitness News HD is set to debut on ABC affiliate WUTR and Fox affiliate WFXV today. As of this writing, that first newscast is one hour away. Traditionally, newscasts on WUTR have struggled to compete with longtime market leader WKTV, but today's launch has the support […]

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Pat Bailey Leaves WKTV to Run Sports Bar

UTICA -- Today is WKTV reporter/anchor Pat Bailey's last day at the NBC affiliate.  Where's he headed next?  He's staying right in town to take a new job outside of broadcasting.  According to the station, Bailey will be running a new sports bar co-owned by recently-retired pro wrestler Matt Hamill.

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