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Tribune Media | WGN Radio Partners with The Athletic


WGN Radio Partners with The Athletic

Adam Hoge Named Manager of Digital Sports Content

CHICAGO (September 5, 2019) –WGN Radio begins a content partnership with The Athletic through the popular WGN podcast Hoge & Jahns, hosted by WGN Radio’s Adam Hoge and The Athletic’s Adam Jahns.

Giving in-depth analysis of Chicago’s pro football team, Hoge & Jahns will now release an additional weekly episode as bonus content only available to subscribers of The Athletic.

The partnership coincides with Adam Hoge’s promotion to Manager of Digital Sports Content for WGN Radio. “The success of Hoge & Jahns is a great example of the innovation Adam will bring to his new role,” said Tabitha Green, Director of Marketing & Digital Innovation. “His passion for sports and expertise in digital storytelling will take us to a whole new level.”

In this new role, Hoge will oversee online strategies and content created by WGN Radio sports journalists.  Hoge will continue to be the station’s Bears insider, traveling with the team throughout the season.

Produced by WGN Radio, Hoge & Jahns is posted at wgnradio.com. Subscribers of The Athletic can access the bonus content at theathletic.com/hogeandjahns.

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For 95 years, WGN Radio AM 720, the 2019 IBA Chicago Market Station of the Year, has been dedicated to being the #1 source of Chicagoland news, information, entertainment and sports. WGN Radio is the official broadcaster of the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago White Sox and Northwestern University. Listen at AM 720, online at wgnradio.com, on your WGN Radio app, smart speakers, or TuneIn. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wgnradio and follow us on Twitter @WGNRadio and Instagram @wgnradio.

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Sara Tieman
312.222.5098 | stieman@wgnradio.com



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Tribune Media | WHO-HD’s 20th Annual RVTV Cy-Hawk Tailgate Hits The Road Monday


WHO-HD’s 20th Annual RVTV Cy-Hawk Tailgate Hits The Road Monday

Channel 13 RVTV Team to celebrate in 5 Iowa towns en route to ISU vs Iowa Game in Ames

RVTV Team to celebrate in Polk City, Ellsworth, Rockwell City, Humboldt and Ames

Big Coverage of Iowa’s Super Bowl on Channel 13 News starts Monday, September 9

DES MOINES, IA (September 5, 2019)– WHO-HD is packing up and hittin’ the road Monday for RVTV 2019, the station’s annual week-long Iowa/Iowa State tailgate party. The Channel 13 RVTV crew will be headquartered in a luxurious Plaza RV parked in the center of each town. This year’s route will make stops in Polk City, Ellsworth, Rockwell City and Humboldt on the way to Ames for the big game Saturday, September 14th. Iowans can watch WHO-HD’s RVTV coverage live all week long on Channel 13 News at 4, 5, 6, & 10 PM starting Monday, September 9th.

Channel 13’s RVTV team is captained by Sports Director Keith Murphy and co-captained by John Sears, Mark Freund, Today in Iowa anchor Andy Fales and Chief Meteorologist Ed Wilson. “Iowa Nice Guy’ Scott Siepker rides along to provide unique essays on each town. The popular fan sites Hawkeye Nation and Cyclone Fanatic also join the caravan with RV’s of their own. Each day begins with a special preview on Channel 13’s Today in Iowa from 5 to 7 AM.

This is the 20th year for Channel 13’s RVTV, and as the tradition grows, so do the celebrations. This year, the team is hearing about festivities planned at each of the tour stops including marching bands, fireworks, police escorts and a very special guest or two.

“We never know quite what to expect, which is part of the fun,” says WHO-HD Channel 13 Sports Director Keith Murphy. “But one thing we can always count on is great Iowa hospitality. RVTV could only work in Iowa where these communities know how to roll out the welcome mat. All fans pick a side in the Cy-Hawk rivalry, but they also remind us we’re all Iowans first. It’s a great experience.”

In addition to Hawkeye-Cyclone pregame coverage from Polk City to Ames, Channel 13’s RVTV coverage will include extra features and behind-the-scenes exclusives on the station’s RVTV web page at www.whotv.com, plus SoundOff Nation on Facebook, and @SoundOff13 on Twitter. Search for the hashtag #RVTV.

For more information contact:
Tim Gardner, Director of Creative Services
515-242-3611

About WHO-HD Channel 13
WHO-HD Channel 13, owned by Tribune Media Company, is celebrating 65 years of broadcast service to central Iowa.  Channel 13 News prides itself on bringing viewers rich, local content.  From investigations to ground-breaking, creative coverage of the big daily story, more Iowans are choosing Channel 13 News.

So far in 2019, WHO-HD has earned 30 awards for journalism excellence, the most of any Iowa station, including:
• 1 National Edward R. Murrow award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for Excellence in Video
• 2 Regional Edward R. Murrow award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for Excellence in Video and Excellence in Sound.
• 11 Eric Sevareid awards including First Place for Best Newscast, Weather, Series and Sports Reporting from the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association (MBJA)
• 17 awards from the Iowa Broadcast News Association (IBNA) including first place for Overall Excellence, Sports Reporting and Weather Coverage

The technology leader, WHO-HD Channel 13 is now utilizing a powerful-new S-Band Doppler Radar…the most advanced technology available in Iowa. In 2010, WHO-HD became the first commercial television station in Iowa to begin broadcasting all local programming in total high definition in 2010.  In addition, WHO-HD was the first station in Iowa to: utilize videotape, broadcast live from news events and protect with live Doppler radar.

About Tribune Media Company
Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching approximately 49 million households, national entertainment cable network WGN America, whose reach is more than 75 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 49 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV and Covers Media Group, an unrivaled source of online sports betting information. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel. For more information please visit www.tribunemedia.com.
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Tribune Media | KTXL/FOX 40 Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto To Debut New News Set and Redesigned Studio


KTXL/FOX 40 Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto To Debut New News Set and Redesigned Studio

Sacramento, CA – September 9, 2018 – KTXL-TV (FOX40), Tribune Broadcasting’s Sacramento television station, will debut a new set during its 5:00pm newscast on Monday, September 9th. The 360°, open and modern concept is the first of its kind in the Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto Market, and signals a new chapter in FOX 40’s mission to provide quality local news coverage.

“Serving our very diverse local community is very important to us, and we are thrilled to present our viewers with a completely redesigned FOX40 News set which will complement our eight hours of local news and our lifestyle show each day,” said Leigh White, FOX 40 VP/General Manager.

The innovative new set uses 360° of studio space instead of the traditional 180° and was designed by Tim Saunders of Broadcast Design International. The circular news desk design is the first and only of its kind in the Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto market, and seats up to 6 people for more interactive conversations between anchors and guests.

Tech specs include: two Panasonic monitor walls; 3×3 with a 16×9 Aspect Ratio measuring approximately 12’x7’. The studio also features modern LED lighting throughout the studio and a hidden Chroma Key screen to maintain a clean and bright studio look.

“Our promise to our viewers is to strive for excellence. This state-of-the-art set lives up to that promise. It’s another opportunity to showcase the quality journalism we’ve always done in an innovative and creative way,” said Monika Diaz, FOX 40’s News Director.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel. For more information, please visit www.tribunemedia.com.

Jessica Bellucci
VP, Communications
Tribune Broadcasting
220 East 42nd Street 10 FL
NY NY 10017
office: 212-210-2626
cell: 917-463-7037
Jbellucci@tribunemedia.com
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