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Former Eugene Meteorologist Takes a Swing at Sinclair, the FCC and KMTR

Joseph Calbreath, retired meteorologist for Eugene, OR, NBC affiliate KMTR, is not being shy about giving viewers his take on Fisher Communications‘ acquisition of his former station and the layoffs that followed. In a facebook post riddled with misspellings and grammatical mistakes, Calbreath lets loose on everyone from the FCC to future owner Sinclair Broadcasting Group.
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Layoffs Possible After Sale Of KMTR

Media / Television Industry : TVSpy (last year)

With Fisher Communications taking over at KMTR in Eugene, Ore., “operational and staff” changes are on the way, the Register-Guard reports. KMTR, previously owned by Newport Television, was purchased by Roberts Media, LLC and will b... Read Post

Advertisers Wary of KMTR After Reported Layoffs

Media / Television Industry : TVSpy (last year)

What KMTR called “operational and organizational changes” earlier in the week, some employees of the Eugene, OR, NBC affiliate are now calling a “bloodbath,” The Register-Guard reports and it’s worrying station advertisers. Accordin... Read Post

Fisher Broadcasting to Buy KMTR, Create Duopoly

Media / Television Industry : TVSpy (2 years ago)

Fisher Broadcasting has agreed to purchase the Eugene, OR, NBC affiliate, KMTR, from Newport Television for $8.5 million. The deal will make Fisher the owner of both the NBC affiliate (KMTR) and the CBS affiliate (KVAL) in the Eugen... Read Post


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