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PBS: Acting like a network as well as service

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, Bravo, A&E and similar networks ...

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Kenneth Dean’s television contributions honored

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) Gold Circle inductee, he will ...

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WAPT-TV wins Best Newscast for second consecutive year

JACKSON, Mississippi — WAPT-TV was awarded a regional Emmy Award for Best Newscast by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. It’s the second year in a row 16 WAPT News has won the Emmy for Best Newscast, and the fourth Emmy Award ever won by 16 WAPT News, capping off a big year of awards for the station. ...

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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 business has been the scene ...

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Bankrupt Missouri company sells local TV station

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. Louis brothers Michael and Steven ...

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Court refuses to rehear businessmen's defamation case

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 jury in 2009 ruled for ...

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TEC adds DIRECTV to product lineup

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.  

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Hol-Mac's Hammerhead to be featured on 'Motorhead Garage'

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. 20 at 3:30 p.m.

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ABC-affiliated TV station shutting down this month

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 airing programming locally, but the ...

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Coast TV station now affiliated with both ABC and CBS

BILOXI — CBS and WLOX-TV in Biloxi have signed an affiliation agreement. WLOX-CBS will be on a digital sub-channel of WLOX and will be viewed over the air, on cable and satellite, CBS said in a statement. The affiliation is effective April 8. David Vincent, vice president and general manager of WLOX, says it will be a week or more ...

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