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  • Gray Television to buy Raycom Media for $3.6 billion

    Gray Television to buy Raycom Media for $3.6 billion

    Monday, June 25 2018 8:52 AM EDT2018-06-25 12:52:20 GMT
    Monday, June 25 2018 12:24 PM EDT2018-06-25 16:24:24 GMT

    Once combined, the company will have 142 television stations serving 92 markets, making it the third largest television station group in the U.S.

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    Once combined, the company will have 142 television stations serving 92 markets, making it the third largest television station group in the U.S.

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  • WBTV launches 'On Your Side Tonight with Jamie Boll'

    WBTV launches 'On Your Side Tonight with Jamie Boll'

    Monday, April 2 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-04-02 17:03:06 GMT

    On Tuesday, April 10th at 7:30 p.m., WBTV will launch “On Your Side Tonight with Jamie Boll.” The new program will air weeknights following “WBTV Primetime,” replacing “Access Hollywood.” 

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    On Tuesday, April 10th at 7:30 p.m., WBTV will launch “On Your Side Tonight with Jamie Boll.” The new program will air weeknights following “WBTV Primetime,” replacing “Access Hollywood.” 

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  • WBTV helps collect more than $272k for storm relief

    WBTV helps collect more than $272k for storm relief

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:41 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:41:42 GMT

    The Raycom Media-owned television station hosted an evening telethon during WBTV News on September 14th and continues to collect funds at www.wbtv.com/help.  

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    The Raycom Media-owned television station hosted an evening telethon during WBTV News on September 14th and continues to collect funds at www.wbtv.com/help.  

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  • WBTV's Steve Crump wins awards at NABJ convention

    WBTV's Steve Crump wins awards at NABJ convention

    Thursday, August 17 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-08-17 22:59:32 GMT

    WBTV veteran reporter Steve Crump received three prestigious awards at the National Association of Black Journalists convention last week.

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    WBTV veteran reporter Steve Crump received three prestigious awards at the National Association of Black Journalists convention last week.

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  • Official promotion rules for WBTV Roku giveaway

    Official promotion rules for WBTV Roku giveaway

    Monday, April 24 2017 4:07 PM EDT2017-04-24 20:07:46 GMT

    OFFICIAL PROMOTION RULES: WBTV ROKU GIVEAWAY

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    OFFICIAL PROMOTION RULES: WBTV ROKU GIVEAWAY

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  • WBTV reporter Steve Crump to be honored at African American Catholic Leadership Awards

    WBTV reporter Steve Crump to be honored at African American Catholic Leadership Awards

    Thursday, March 2 2017 12:29 PM EST2017-03-02 17:29:53 GMT

    30th annual African American Catholic Leadership Awards Dinner will recognize people who have been of service to the community and those who have “blazed a trail” in cultural enrichment, education, and formation.

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    30th annual African American Catholic Leadership Awards Dinner will recognize people who have been of service to the community and those who have “blazed a trail” in cultural enrichment, education, and formation.

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  • WBTV introduces new lifestyle program

    WBTV introduces new lifestyle program

    WBTV will launch a new locally-produced lifestyle program on Labor Day – Monday, September 5th.  The show, titled “Morning Break,” will broadcast live from WBTV’s studios in Charlotte weekdays at 9:00 a.m.  It will feature a variety of content focused on the local community in a talk-style format.

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    WBTV will launch a new locally-produced lifestyle program on Labor Day – Monday, September 5th.  The show, titled “Morning Break,” will broadcast live from WBTV’s studios in Charlotte weekdays at 9:00 a.m.  It will feature a variety of content focused on the local community in a talk-style format.

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  • WBTV's Steve Crump honored as NABJ Journalist of the Year

    WBTV's Steve Crump honored as NABJ Journalist of the Year

    Sunday, August 7 2016 10:48 AM EDT2016-08-07 14:48:21 GMT
    WBTV reporter Steve Crump (WBTV/File)WBTV reporter Steve Crump (WBTV/File)

    Steve Crump and WBTV will be honored at NABJ’s Salute To Excellence Gala in Washington, DC on August 6th.

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    Steve Crump and WBTV will be honored at NABJ’s Salute To Excellence Gala in Washington, DC on August 6th.

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  • WBTV addresses violence in the news cycle with primetime special

    WBTV addresses violence in the news cycle with primetime special

    Molly Grantham and Steve CrumpMolly Grantham and Steve Crump
    As a leader in the Charlotte community, WBTV News is proactively addressing recent violence in the headlines.  On Tuesday, August 2nd, at 8:00 p.m., WBTV News will present “WBTV On Your Side:  Community Conversation” on all of its platforms:  WBTV, Bounce and streaming across WBTV digital products. “One of the traits of strong communities and organizations is having the ability and willingness to discuss weaknesses and areas in need of improvement as ...More >>
    As a leader in the Charlotte community, WBTV News is proactively addressing recent violence in the headlines.  On Tuesday, August 2nd, at 8:00 p.m., WBTV News will present “WBTV On Your Side:  Community Conversation” on all of its platforms:  WBTV, Bounce and streaming across WBTV digital products. “One of the traits of strong communities and organizations is having the ability and willingness to discuss weaknesses and areas in need of improvement as ...More >>
  • WBTV anchorwoman Maureen O'Boyle renews contract

    WBTV anchorwoman Maureen O'Boyle renews contract

    Maureen O'BoyleMaureen O'Boyle

    Since returning to her hometown of Charlotte in 2004, O’Boyle’s involvement with local charities has been extensive.  She works with Second Harvest Food Bank, The Sandbox’s “Evening of Believing” prom, Assistance League of Charlotte, American Diabetes Association of Central Carolinas, and many other organizations.

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    Since returning to her hometown of Charlotte in 2004, O’Boyle’s involvement with local charities has been extensive.  She works with Second Harvest Food Bank, The Sandbox’s “Evening of Believing” prom, Assistance League of Charlotte, American Diabetes Association of Central Carolinas, and many other organizations.

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  • WBTV anchorwoman Molly Grantham renews contract

    WBTV anchorwoman Molly Grantham renews contract

    Molly GranthamMolly Grantham
    Molly Grantham has signed a long-term contract extension with WBTV.  Grantham is a two-time Emmy® Award-winning investigative journalist who anchors WBTV News weekdays at 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.  She is also one of the market’s top social media personalities with an audience of more than 90,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  “We are excited to keep Molly as an integral contributor to the WBTV News effort,” said Scott Dempsey, Vic...More >>
    Molly Grantham has signed a long-term contract extension with WBTV.  Grantham is a two-time Emmy® Award-winning investigative journalist who anchors WBTV News weekdays at 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.  She is also one of the market’s top social media personalities with an audience of more than 90,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  “We are excited to keep Molly as an integral contributor to the WBTV News effort,” said Scott Dempsey, Vic...More >>
  • Bobby Collins performs live at Susan G. Komen 'Laugh for the Cure'

    Bobby Collins performs live at Susan G. Komen 'Laugh for the Cure'

    Monday, February 22 2016 5:28 PM EST2016-02-22 22:28:28 GMT
    Monday, February 22 2016 5:34 PM EST2016-02-22 22:34:15 GMT
    WBTV is proud to support Laugh for the Cure, Susan G. Komen Charlotte's unique and clever opportunity to "laugh it off" and raise funds and awareness for breast cancer.  Comic great Bobby Collins will be the headlining comedian at the 2016 Laugh for the Cure event on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the McGlohan Theater in Uptown Charlotte. Emcee for the event is WBTV anchor Molly Grantham. As one of America’s sought-after comic performers,  More >>

    WBTV is proud to support Laugh for the Cure, Susan G. Komen Charlotte's unique and clever opportunity to "laugh it off" and raise funds and awareness for breast cancer.  Comic great Bobby Collins will be the headlining comedian at the 2016 Laugh for the Cure event on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the McGlohan Theater in Uptown Charlotte. Emcee for the event is WBTV anchor Molly Grantham. As one of America’s sought-after comic performers, 

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  • WBTV achieves record audience with Super Bowl 50!

    WBTV achieves record audience with Super Bowl 50!

    Tuesday, February 9 2016 2:04 PM EST2016-02-09 19:04:10 GMT

    The game reached 1,426,000 local viewers.  Since Nielsen began measuring viewing here with LPM (Local People Meter) technology in 2010, no Charlotte television station has ever achieved higher ratings.

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    The game reached 1,426,000 local viewers.  Since Nielsen began measuring viewing here with LPM (Local People Meter) technology in 2010, no Charlotte television station has ever achieved higher ratings.

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  • WBTV morning news #1 in Charlotte area

    WBTV morning news #1 in Charlotte area

    Wednesday, November 25 2015 10:19 AM EST2015-11-25 15:19:05 GMT
    Wednesday, November 25 2015 10:22 AM EST2015-11-25 15:22:43 GMT
    Contact: Scott DempseyVice President, General Manager, WBTV(704) 374-3715WBTV’s Morning News #1 in the Charlotte Area!   WBTV is proud to claim the #1 rated morning news in the Charlotte area according to Nielsen Local People Meters.  As we complete the all-important November measurement period, Nielsen data shows more households and adults watch WBTV News This Morning between 5:00-7:00 a.m. than any other Charlotte television station.  WBTV News This Mor...More >>

    Contact: Scott DempseyVice President, General Manager, WBTV(704) 374-3715WBTV’s Morning News #1 in the Charlotte Area!   WBTV is proud to claim the #1 rated morning news in the Charlotte area according to Nielsen Local People Meters.  As we complete the all-important November measurement period, Nielsen data shows more households and adults watch WBTV News This Morning between 5:00-7:00 a.m. than any other Charlotte television station.  WBTV News This Mor...

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  • WBTV announces Scott Dempsey as new vice president and general manager

    WBTV announces Scott Dempsey as new vice president and general manager

    Wednesday, November 25 2015 10:38 AM EST2015-11-25 15:38:40 GMT
    Wednesday, November 25 2015 10:38 AM EST2015-11-25 15:38:40 GMT
    Raycom Media has named Scott Dempsey as the new Vice President and General Manager at WBTV, Raycom’s CBS Affiliate in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Dempsey replaces former Vice President and General Manager, Nick Simonette, who was recently promoted to Group Vice President at Raycom Media. Dempsey has been Raycom Media’s Vice President and General Manager at WTOC, the CBS Affiliate in Savannah, Georgia since May of last year.  Prior to his appointment as Genera...More >>
    Raycom Media has named Scott Dempsey as the new Vice President and General Manager at WBTV, Raycom’s CBS Affiliate in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Dempsey replaces former Vice President and General Manager, Nick Simonette, who was recently promoted to Group Vice President at Raycom Media. Dempsey has been Raycom Media’s Vice President and General Manager at WTOC, the CBS Affiliate in Savannah, Georgia since May of last year.  Prior to his appointment as Genera...More >>
  • WBTV raises over $13,000 for disaster relief in less than four hours

    WBTV raises over $13,000 for disaster relief in less than four hours

    OCTOBER 19, 2015Thanks to the incredible generosity of the viewers and businesses in and around Charlotte, WBTV-TV has helped raise $13,858 so far for the American Red Cross and their disaster relief efforts in South Carolina on Wednesday evening.  WBTV-TV organized a telethon during its early evening newscasts beginning with WBTV News at 4 p.m. until the conclusion of WBTV Primetime at 7:30 p.m.  The broadcast raised $12,058 in under four hours and a special web link on WBTV...More >>
    OCTOBER 19, 2015Thanks to the incredible generosity of the viewers and businesses in and around Charlotte, WBTV-TV has helped raise $13,858 so far for the American Red Cross and their disaster relief efforts in South Carolina on Wednesday evening.  WBTV-TV organized a telethon during its early evening newscasts beginning with WBTV News at 4 p.m. until the conclusion of WBTV Primetime at 7:30 p.m.  The broadcast raised $12,058 in under four hours and a special web link on WBTV...More >>
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