Gene Kirkconnell

DISH Network Blackout of Columbus, Georgia NBC Affiliate Continues

Station Owner Issues Open Letter To Explain The Situation

1/1DISH Network Logo Show Caption Hide Caption The following open letter from SagamoreHill Broadcasting CEO Louis Wall was provided to WTLZ First News for distribution:   If you are a DISH customer, you realize that DISH Network has blacked out the signal of WLTZ-TV NBC 38. We appreciate your viewership and deeply regret this inconvenience. DISH is distributing false information…

Dish Network Blocks Local NBC Television Station Signal

Customers In Columbus-Opelika Unable to View Finale of NBC's "The Voice"

1/1DISH Network Logo Show Caption Hide Caption DISH Network walked away from a negotiation with SagamoreHill Broadcasting LLC on Monday, May 28, 2018 and blocked from the DISH Network lineup the signal of WLTZ-TV, the company’s NBC affiliate in the Columbus-Opelika television DMA, according to a SagamoreHill spokesperson. On Monday night, DISH customers were unable to watch the first part…

Topical Producer – News Promotion

Produce awesome stuff every day and see it make a difference

1/1WLTZ-TV NBC 38 Show Caption Hide Caption WLTZ-TV seeks a Topical News Producer. Your eye is keen. Be where your cinematic visuals shine. Your ear is attuned. Be where your diamond-sharp copy reverberates. Your instincts are true. Be where your emotionally-magnetic messages compel attention and action. Our SagamoreHill Broadcasting television station in Columbus, Georgia is producing cutting-edge investigative journalism. It’s…

Zell Miller Dies

Former Georgia Governor and U.S. Senator Passes Away After Treatment for Parkinson's Disease

1/1Zell Miller Former Georgia Governor and former U.S. Senator passes away at the age of 86. Show Caption Hide Caption Zell Miller has died. His family released a statement saying the 86 year old former Georgia Governor and U.S. Senator passed away peacefully at his home with family by his side. “The people of Georgia have lost one of our state’s…

Clemency Denied for “Stocking Strangler”

67 Year Old Carlton Gary Set For Execution on Thursday, March 15, 2018

1/1Carlton Gary Convicted serial killer known as the Columbus “Stocking Strangler”. Show Caption Hide Caption The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied clemency for death row inmate Carlton Gary. Attorneys for Gary, known as the Columbus “Stocking Strangler”, had asked the board to commute his death sentence. The lawyers said new evidence proves Gary did not commit…

All Alabama Public Schools Receive Letter Grades From The State


The first report card is out for Alabama public schools under a new grading system which gives every school and school system a letter grade. The Alabama Department of Education released the first report on Thursday. The report showed that 76-percent of the state’s 137 school systems received an A, B, or C grade for performance. The grades are based…

Television & Multimedia Production Assistants

Available Immediately for 2018

The NBC affiliate in Columbus, GA seeks Television Production Assistants to perform duties for live and pre-recorded television broadcasts and webcasts including newscasts, breaking news reports, talk shows, and various other local programming. Experience and technical skills are a plus. But, you don’t have to already know how to do it all. WE WILL TRAIN YOU. Duties include: Ability to…

Auburn Men’s Basketball Fall Practice Begins Tight-Lipped About Pay-For-Play Scandal

Bruce Pearl Speaks for First Time Since FBI Bribery Arrest of Assistant Coach Chuck Person

Auburn Men’s Head Basketball Coach Bruce Pearl said little Friday when it came to the nationwide pay-for-play scandal and arrest of Auburn Assistant Coach Chuck Person on federal corruption charges. “I stand by the statement issued by the university on Tuesday,” said Pearl. “The conduct alleged in this criminal complaint is unacceptable.” “I can’t and I won’t have any further…

Charter Spectrum Says Problems Fixed And You Should Now See WLTZ-TV NBC 38 On Your Cable System

Equipment Failures Blamed For Two Outages

WLTZ-TV 38 went dark this week for many customers of Charter Spectrum Cable. In an email Wednesday, sent to WLTZ-TV management, a representative of Charter Spectrum wrote “We found two separate and unrelated incidents that impacted WLTZ this week. Both have been resolved and we do not anticipate any further issues.” The first outage began on Monday, September 11, 2017…

Enthusiastic Sky Watchers Wowed by Solar Eclipse Across Alabama and Georgia

North America Won't See Another Total Eclipse Until 2024

1/20EclipseShadows_GreerDayna Show Caption Hide Caption 2/20EclipseCollage_PhenixCity_WeaverCathy Show Caption Hide Caption 3/20EclipsePhases_BuenaVista_PfeiferAmanda Show Caption Hide Caption 4/20Ashley Buchanan2 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/20belle Show Caption Hide Caption 6/20Ben Mahaffey Greenville SC Show Caption Hide Caption 7/20Ryan Hearn Cols Show Caption Hide Caption 8/20shoe box Show Caption Hide Caption 9/20taylor Show Caption Hide Caption 10/2017Eclipse_Hadden_Trish24 Trish Hadden watches the 2017 Solar Eclipse….