Posts Tagged ‘television’

Locally filmed ‘Ask This Old House’ to air this weekend

BILOXI — A segment of “Ask This Old House” that was filmed in Biloxi premiers this weekend. The show demonstrates how to install a high tunnel to extend the growing season of backyard gardens. Two Mississippi State University horticulture scientists served as consultants for the traveling home improvement show. They helped the crew with region-specific […] [...]

WAPT welcomes Aaron Vogel

by MBJ Staff Published: August 9,2013

Tags: Aaron Vogel, television, WAPT

Aaron Vogel has been named assistant news director at 16 WAPT-TV. Vogel comes to Jackson from Knoxville, Tenn., where he was executive producer at CBS Affiliate WVLT. Before that, he was in news management in Savannah, Ga., and worked as a news producer in Jackson, Tenn. In 2010, Vogel’s team won an Emmy for “Best […] [...]

PBS: Acting like a network as well as service

by Ross Reily Published: July 29,2013

Tags: media, Mississippi, NEWS, PBA, television

NEW YORK — Honey Boo Boo, the management at PBS wants to thank you. You, too, real housewives. And naked castaways, Long Island princesses, breakaway Amish, storage warriors, pawn stars and pickers. People at public television may not want to watch you, but they are happy to see you. When Discovery, The Learning Channel, History, […] [...]

Kenneth Dean’s television contributions honored

by MBJ Staff Published: June 28,2013

Tags: Emmy, Kenneth Davis, television, WLBT

Kenneth Dean’s 50 years of service in the television industry stands apart as unique and special. During his time at WLBT in Jackson, he built the nation’s first bi-racial commercial television station, which became the first black-owned network station in the country. This year, as the only National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) […] [...]

Entrepreneur hoping for ‘something big’ from reality show

MCCOMB — Scott Johnson has a lot on his calendar. The 46-year-old owner of Chilly Willy’s — a sno-ball stand, restaurant, bar and concert hall — is busy preparing to defend his business in a chancery court lawsuit, a misdemeanor criminal trial in justice court and a noise ordinance violation charge in municipal court. The […] [...]

Bankrupt Missouri company sells local TV station

by Associated Press Published: January 21,2013

Tags: acquire, acquisition, bankrupt, bankruptcy, broke, court, media, medium, purchase, sale, sell, station, television, TV

JACKSON — St. Louis, Mo.-based Roberts Cos. is selling a TV station in Mississippi, one of many assets the financially troubled company has on the market. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports a bankruptcy judge approved the sale of WRBJ in Jackson to Trinity Broadcasting Network, a nonprofit religious corporation. Roberts Cos. is led by St. […] [...]

Court refuses to rehear businessmen’s defamation case

by Associated Press Published: October 31,2012

Tags: appeal, builder, building, construction, contractor, court, decision, homebuilder, judge, judicial, judiciary, law, legal, media, ruling, station, television

GULFPORT — The state Court of Appeals has declined to take a second look at its May ruling that a Gulf Coast television station did not defame two businessmen. Gerald “Heath” Hudson of Moss Point and his father, Arthur “Gerald” Hudson of Lucedale, sued WLOX-TV in 2006 in Harrison County Circuit Court. A Harrison County […] [...]

TEC adds DIRECTV to product lineup

by MBJ Staff Published: August 15,2012

Tags: communication, dealer, satellite, telecommunication, telephone, television

JACKSON — TEC is now a local authorized DIRECTV dealer. With DIRECTV’s digital platform, TEC subscribers have access to more than 285 channels. “TEC is very excited to expand our television product offering to customers. We continue adding services that will enhance our customers’ lifestyles,” said Joey F. Garner, TEC executive vice president.   [...]

Hol-Mac’s Hammerhead to be featured on ‘Motorhead Garage’

by MBJ Staff Published: August 15,2012

Tags: automobile, Automotive, broadcast, garage, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, media, part, television

BAY SPRINGS — Hammerhead, a division of Hol-Mac Corporation based in Bay Springs, will be featured on the TV series “Motorhead Garage.” “Motorhead Garage” is a nationally syndicated show that reaches over 990,000 homes across the country on the Fox Sports Network. The episode will air Sunday, Aug. 19 at 10:30 a.m. or Monday, Aug. […] [...]

ABC-affiliated TV station shutting down this month

by Associated Press Published: August 8,2012

Tags: broadcast media, brooadcast, Closing, media, shutting down, television, TV

SALTILLO — A northeast Mississippi television station is going off the air at the end of the month. WTVA-TV reports WKDH-TV, the ABC station, is going off the air. WKDH’s owner, Southern Broadcasting, says it will end broadcasting at 11:59 p.m. Aug. 31 after more than a decade on the air. ABC plans to continue […] [...]

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