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2:32 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

WLKY Wins Most Time Slots in Latest Ratings Report

The ratings from July sweeps are in and WLKY has bested most of its competition in Louisville.

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Local News
1:05 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

The Plunger Man and the Car-Driving Horse: Barry Bernson on His Life in TV News

From the Simpsons to the Onion, the world is full of TV news parodies. Local TV newscasts (and the people who star in them) are easy targets. And among the stereotypes, next to Ted Baxter and the dim bulb weatherman, is the feature reporter. The impossibly-coiffured reporter in the field holding a microphone up to a waterskiing squirrel. But it wasn't always like that.

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Local News
5:02 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

WLKY Begins Cable Negotiations

WLKY-TV posted what was once a fairly routine notice on its website today.

Notice to Insight cable subscribers: WLKY-TV's parent company, Hearst Television, is currently negotiating a renewal of its carriage agreement with Insight.

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Local News
5:17 am
Thu June 7, 2012

WDRB Back On Cable

This is what cable customer previously saw when they surfed to WDRB.

Cable customers in Louisville can once again watch the city's Fox affiliate, WDRB.

The station was previously at an impasse with Time Warner Cable over how much the provider should pay to broadcast WDRB's local and network content. Last week, the contract between the two expired and Time Warner pulled WDRB and its sister station WMYO from the cable lineup.

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Local News
2:55 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Tough Talk Continues Between WDRB and Time Warner

WDRB General Manager Bill Lamb told the Courier-Journal yesterday that his station will likely be back on Time Warner Cable "within days."

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Local News
3:18 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

WDRB Boss to Local Stations: You're Next

WDRB-TV in Louisville is currently without about half of its audience as negotiations continue with Time Warner Cable.

The talks are over how much Time Warner should pay WDRB to broadcast local content. Time Warner says it has offered a rate comparable to what Insight used to pay WDRB, but station officials say it won't cover the necessary costs to keep that station a Fox affiliate.

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Local News
12:07 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Talks Continue Between WDRB and Time Warner

Yesterday, the talks between WDRB -TV and Time Warner Cable went public in a big way.

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Local News
5:34 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Talks Get Tough Between WDRB and Time Warner

WDRB General Manager Bill Lamb in a "Point of View" Editorial

The contract between Time Warner Cable and WDRB-TV in Louisville is on the verge of expiring.

Time Warner pays content providers such as local television stations to carry their programs on cable. Time Warner has reportedly offered WDRB and its sister station WMYO the same fees Insight Communications paid before Time Warner purchased the company. WDRB officials have refused the offer, and the WDRB newsroom posted a story detailing the talks.  

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