WXIA-TV

WXIA-TV, virtual channel 11 (VHF digital channel 10), is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The station is owned by Tegna Inc., as part of a duopoly with MyNetworkTV affiliate WATL (channel 36). The two stations share studios at One Monroe Place on the north end of midtown Atlanta; WXIA's transmitter is located in the city's east section, near Kirkwood.

On cable, the station is available on channel 6 on both Comcast Xfinity and Charter Spectrum. WXIA-TV is popularly known within the Atlanta metropolitan area by its longtime on-air brand, 11 Alive, which the station has used since 1976.

WXIA-TV
WXIA 11Alive logo 2019
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
Branding11 Alive (general)
11 Alive News (newscasts)
SloganWhere Atlanta Speaks
ChannelsDigital: 10 (VHF)
Virtual: 11 (PSIP)
Affiliations
OwnerTegna Inc.
(Pacific and Southern, LLC)
First air dateSeptember 30, 1951
Call letters' meaningXI (11 in Roman numerals, former analog channel)
Atlanta/Alive
Sister station(s)WATL
Former callsigns
  • WLTV (1951–1953)
  • WLWA (1953–1962)
  • WAII-TV (1962–1968)
  • WQXI-TV (1968–1973)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 8 (VHF, 1951–1953)
  • 11 (VHF, 1953–2009)
Former affiliations
Transmitter power80 kW
Height303 m (994 ft)
Facility ID51163
Transmitter coordinates33°45′24″N 84°19′55″W / 33.75667°N 84.33194°WCoordinates: 33°45′24″N 84°19′55″W / 33.75667°N 84.33194°W
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websitewww.11alive.com

History

The station signed on the air on September 30, 1951 as WLTV, an ABC affiliate on VHF channel 8 (the second Atlanta station on this channel after WSB-TV moved to channel 2 a year before), and was originally owned by a group of Atlanta businessmen. In 1953, the station was bought by Cincinnati-based Crosley Broadcasting Corporation, who changed its call letters to WLWA (often rendered as "WLW-A"). This aligned their Atlanta property with Crosley's other television stations, who took their call letters from its flagship radio station, WLW. Crosley then moved the station's over-the-air frequency to channel 11 in order to alleviate signal interference with WROM-TV (channel 9) in nearby Rome (which later moved north to Chattanooga, Tennessee as WTVC), with channel 8 being reallocated for non-commercial educational use by the Federal Communications Commission in May 1960 (WGTV was started by the University of Georgia on channel 8 in 1960).

In 1962, WLWA was purchased by Indianapolis businessman Richard Fairbanks, via his WIBC, Inc., as part of a settlement between Crosley and Fairbanks. Crosley had started WLWI (now WTHR) in Indianapolis in 1957, but Fairbanks insisted that the last VHF allocation in Indianapolis should go to a local owner. Eventually, the two companies agreed to what amounted to a trade, in which Crosley kept WLWI while Fairbanks bought WLWA. The Atlanta station's callsign then became WAII-TV, using the slogan "The Eyes of Atlanta" and the calls standing for "Atlanta's 11" (II). The station was sold to Pacific & Southern Broadcasting in 1968 and on March 23 became known as WQXI-TV, aligning it with WQXI (AM) and FM (the calls originally used on channel 36, currently WATL, from 1954 to 1955). Pacific & Southern later merged with Combined Communications. The station assumed the WXIA-TV call letters on December 25, 1973.

On September 20, 1976, WXIA first adopted "11 Alive" as its on-air branding, as part of Combined's practice of using the word "Alive" as part of the brand of most of their stations (two stations not owned by Combined also adopted the "11 Alive" branding that same year, then-independent station WPIX (now a CW affiliate) in New York City—which used the brand until 1986, and NBC affiliate WIIC in Pittsburgh, now WPXI—which used it until 1979). In 1979, Combined merged with the Gannett Company in what became the largest media merger in history up to that time. Following the acquisition, most of the former Combined stations stopped using the "Alive" brand, though WXIA continued to call itself "11 Alive".

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Former 11 Alive logo from 1993 to 2019.

On September 1, 1980, WXIA swapped affiliations with WSB-TV and became an NBC affiliate. This could be traced to ratings: NBC slid to a very poor third place; meanwhile, ABC was in first place for most of the late 1970s and was seeking out affiliates with higher viewership in many markets, including Atlanta. ABC thus jumped at the chance to affiliate with longtime market leader WSB-TV. Some network daytime programs switched stations in August, before the full affiliation switch occurred. In August 1994, Gannett dropped the "11 Alive" moniker as part of the introduction of new on-air graphics for its newscasts and promos; however, the brand was so well established in Atlanta that viewer outcry forced Gannett to restore it after only a month; even so, the "11 Alive" brand was not fully restored until 1996, when the 11 Alive News title was restored for its newscasts (which were retitled 11 News with the removal of the "11 Alive" brand).

On June 5, 2006, Gannett entered into an agreement to purchase WATL from the Tribune Company for $180 million, creating Atlanta's first television duopoly;[2] the sale was finalized on August 7, 2006. WATL occasionally airs NBC programs when WXIA is not able due to extended breaking news and severe weather coverage, or special programming. As a result of the WATL acquisition, WXIA management decided to house the combined operation at WATL's facility at One Monroe Place, leaving WXIA's longtime studios at 1611 West Peachtree Street; WXIA and WATL began broadcasting from the new studios on July 27, 2008.

Around the first week of October 2012, Gannett entered a dispute against Dish Network regarding compensation fees and Dish's AutoHop commercial-skip feature on its Hopper digital video recorders. Gannett ordered that Dish discontinue AutoHop on the account that it is affecting advertising revenues for WXIA and WATL. Gannett threatened to pull both stations should the skirmish continue beyond October 7 and Dish and Gannett fail to reach an agreement.[3][4] The two parties eventually reached an agreement after extending the deadline for a few hours.[5]

On June 29, 2015, the Gannett Company split in two, with one side specializing in print media and the other side specializing in broadcast and digital media. WXIA and WATL were retained by the latter company, named Tegna.[6]

On January 24, 2019, WXIA debuted a new station logo for the first time in 26 years; the "11" in the new logo is similar to Louisville sister station WHAS-TV.[7]

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
11.1 1080i 16:9 WXIA-TV Main WXIA-TV programming / NBC
11.2 480i WXIA-WX Weather Information Zone (WIZ)
11.3 WXIA-JN Justice Network
11.4 Quest Quest

The NBC Weather Plus service was discontinued on December 1, 2008; however, some stations, including WXIA, continued to air national and local radar with Weather Plus branding, supplied by The Weather Channel through the end of December. In January, WXIA rebranded the channel "11Alive Weather" and kept the "L-Bar" with weather information from The Weather Channel, but shifted the remainder of the content to a local radar loop, and eliminated the background music that aired with it. It was later rebranded as the "11Alive Weather Information Zone" or "WIZ" in 2010, along with the weather segments during newscasts on the main channel. This service was also carried on digital cable in the Atlanta area through Charter Communications and Comcast.

In early December 2010, the WIZ was moved to WATL, and aired on channel 36.2, while 11.2 continued to air a static message graphic directing over-the-air viewers to tune there and re-scan if necessary. One month later, on January 10, the channel was removed completely from WXIA, and 11.3 became 11.2, before being reversed the following day. In 2011, Atlanta-based Bounce TV launched on September 26 with WATL 36.2 as its de facto flagship affiliate, with the WIZ channel being restored two weeks later on 36.3. In early October, 11.2 again became Universal Sports and 11.3 was deleted and was reversed again a week later, with WIZ bounced back to its original channel 11.2. In November 2011, 11.3 was deleted leaving 36.3 as the sole channel for Universal Sports until it became a cable channel in 2012. Eventually, WIZ was converted from being presented using internal station weather computers to presentation and programming from The Local AccuWeather Channel. But an agreement with WAGA-TV and AccuWeather, it has made WXIA switch its programming and presentation to WeatherNation TV.

The station added Universal Sports at the beginning of May 2009 on channel 11.3, added it to 36.3 in October 2011, and then deleted it from 11.3 in November 2011. However, it used severe video data compression, which left very obvious blurriness and pixelation during high-motion scenes common in sports. This low-bitrate sacrifice protects the quality of the main HD channel and is unavoidable because Universal Sports transmits its programming via satellite in this highly compressed form (4.48Mbit/s). It was therefore not originally transmitted on sister station WATL (virtual channel 36.3, digital channel 25) because it would look the same there, and that station's bandwidth is being used for mobile television (ATSC-M/H), including WXIA's mobile channels. Additionally, mobile communications work better on higher UHF TV channels than on low VHF ones.

In early 2018, the station added new network Quest on new subchannel 11.4, taking over many of WXIA-DT2's cable slots and leaving that station for the most part exclusive to over-the-air customers.

Analog-to-digital conversion

WXIA-TV originally had the only VHF allotment for digital television in the area, until WGTV (channel 8) was moved from UHF 22 to VHF 12 (now 8). The station shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 11, on June 12, 2009, at 12:30 p.m., as part of the federally mandated transition from analog to digital television.[8] The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition VHF channel 10,[9] using PSIP to display WXIA-TV's virtual channel as 11 on digital television receivers.

Programming

The station previously aired a program called Noonday for many years, beginning with the news at noon and at 12:30 continuing on for the rest of the hour with features, akin somewhat to the Today Show. This program was canceled in 1997, but the half-hour noon newscast was preceded by the hour-long Atlanta & Company, a program which has some similar features, but is partly paid for by the companies featured on it, until 2015, when the noon newscast was canceled. The program then expanded to 90 minutes, currently running from 11 to 12:30 p.m. Syndicated programs carried by the station include Dr. Phil, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy! and Extra among others.

Sports programming

Owing to NBC's longstanding contract with the International Olympic Committee, WXIA was the local broadcaster for the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta. It also carried the Atlanta Braves' World Series victory the previous year (coverage alternated between NBC and ABC as part of The Baseball Network, so WSB had Games 1, 4 and 5, while WXIA received Games 2, 3 and the clinching sixth game; all Braves games on NBC's MLB broadcast contract from 1966 to 1989 and postseason games in select years from 1996-2000 were also broadcast on WXIA). From its switch to NBC in 1980 up to 1997, all Atlanta Falcons involving them playing an AFC team at home were aired on WXIA. Today, the station airs any Falcons contests under NBC's Sunday Night Football banner (afternoon games air either on WAGA or WGCL).

News operation

WXIA presently broadcasts 28 hours, 25 minutes of locally produced newscasts each week (with 4 hours, 35 minutes each weekday, 3½ hours on Saturdays and two hours on Sundays). Unlike most NBC affiliates, the station does not air a midday newscast. It also produces a half-hour primetime newscast at 10 p.m. for sister station WATL, which competes with the longer-running hour-long 10 p.m. newscast on Fox-owned WAGA-TV (channel 5). The station's Doppler weather radar site is located west of Atlanta in far southern Cobb County, south-southwest of Mableton, on the south side of Interstate 20 not far west of Six Flags Over Georgia.

The station began calling its newscasts News Watch in 1963 and began broadcasting news in color for the first time on March 20, 1967. From the early 1970s onward, channel 11's newscasts waged a spirited battle with WAGA for second place behind long-dominant WSB-TV. When WAGA switched to Fox in 1994, WXIA surged to become a solid runner-up, usually finishing well ahead of perennial third-place finisher WGCL-TV; however, by May 2009, WXIA's ratings had been surpassed by WGCL at noon and 11 p.m. The morning news program Today in Atlanta had experienced a 40% ratings drop, leaving them a very distant third behind the local morning shows on WSB and WAGA, and sometimes fourth behind WGCL.

WXIA formerly had a partnership with The Weather Channel to use their weather forecasters and provide local weather forecasts (ironically, NBCUniversal—which owns NBC through parent company Comcast, Atlanta's primary cable television provider—held a majority ownership stake in The Weather Channel until 2018). WXIA became the first Atlanta station to begin broadcasting its local newscasts in high definition on February 2, 2006. As part of the conversion to HD, a new HD-ready news set from Production Design Group, Ltd. was built and the station began using a new graphics package from Giant Octopus.

In February 2010, WXIA began a nightly news segment, "Bull Fighters", which consists of eight reporters/anchors; the segment is usually provided by former WAGA sports reporter Jeff Hullinger. On April 28, 2010, a new 4:30 a.m. newscast called Wake Up with Chesley debuted, featuring meteorologist Chesley McNeil and travel producer Matt Holmes; in addition to news updates throughout the show, McNeil primarily gives weather updates while Holmes gives travel delays and information. On January 29, 2013 on the noon broadcast, WXIA debuted the new Gannett standardized graphics and music ("This is Home" by Gari Media Group); their renovated studio debuted on February 12, 2013. On January 29, 2015, WXIA announced that the 5 p.m. newscast would return for the first time since 2003, when Dr. Phil took over that time slot; that show will now over to the 3 p.m. timeslot.[10] However, the new newscast will come at the cost of ending its noon and 7 p.m. newscasts, which are set to be replaced by an extension of Atlanta & Company and Wheel of Fortune, respectively (the latter makes its return to the station since leaving to WATL in 2007). These changes went into effect on March 2, 2015.[11]

Between July 31 and August 28, 2017, WXIA underwent a significant relaunch of its news department, mirroring a similar move that was made by Tampa Bay sister station WTSP in April of that same year. The station renamed its morning and late-night newscasts as Morning Rush ATL and The Late Feed respectively. Shiba Russell, who came over from NBC O&O station WNBC the previous year, became the solo anchor of Morning Rush ATL, while Vinnie Politan became the anchor of The Late Feed.

Notable current on-air staff

Notable former on-air staff

See also

References

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  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Loose, Ashley (October 5, 2012). "DISH customers may lose Gannett programming, including 12 News KPNX, over AutoHop feature". KNXV-TV. Archived from the original on October 11, 2012. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
  4. ^ Vuong, Andy (October 6, 2012). "Gannett threatening to black out stations in its dispute with Dish". Denver Post. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
  5. ^ Warner, Melodie (October 8, 2012). "Dish, Gannett Reach New Deal". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved October 8, 2012.
  6. ^ "Separation of Gannett into two public companies completed | TEGNA". Tegna. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  7. ^ "Atlanta station gets chunky, less lively new logo design". www.newscaststudio.com. January 24, 2019. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  8. ^ List of Digital Full-Power Stations
  9. ^ CDBS Print
  10. ^ "11Alive takes over 5:00 time slot". WXIA. 11Alive Staff, WXIA. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  11. ^ "WXIA Adds 5PM Newscast, Drops Noon and 7PM Programs". TVSpy. Aneya Fernando. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  12. ^ Ho, Rodney (October 31, 2019). "Exclusive: Vinnie Politan leaving 11Alive after four-plus years". Atlanta Journal Constitution. Atlanta Journal Constitution. Retrieved March 22, 2019.

External links

2006 Georgia's 4th congressional district election

The Georgia 4th congressional district election, 2006 was an election for the United States House of Representatives. The general election was held on November 7, 2006. However, the 4th was a heavily Democratic district, with the Democratic primary viewed as the more important contest. In that primary, DeKalb County Commissioner Hank Johnson upset the incumbent, Cynthia McKinney.

Johnson went on to defeat Republican Catherine Davis, a human resources manager and GOP activist, in November to become the district's Representative.

2010 Southeast Emmy Awards winners

2010 Southeast Emmy Awards

2017 Atlanta mayoral election

The 2017 Atlanta mayoral election occurred on November 7, 2017. Incumbent mayor Kasim Reed, a member of the Democratic Party who had been in office since 2010, was ineligible to run for reelection due to term limits.

A total of 14 candidates qualified for the November 7 non-partisan election. However, no candidate revived a majority, so a runoff was held between Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood, the top two finishers, on December 5. On election night, unofficial results suggested that Keisha Lance Bottoms had narrowly won, but Norwood called for a recount.The election was first certified on December 11, 2017, and had Bottoms winning by a margin of 823 votes. This margin was less than the 1 percent threshold needed to avoid a mandatory recount. The recount, which occurred on December 14, resulted in Norwood gaining five votes and Bottoms losing six in Fulton County, while the vote totals in DeKalb County remained the same. The election was re-certified on December 17 after Fulton County accepted the new results. Norwood officially conceded the race on December 21, and Lance Bottoms was inaugurated as the 60th mayor of Atlanta on January 2, 2018. Had Norwood won, she would've been the first white mayor since Sam Massell.

Bob Neal (Atlanta sportscaster)

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Channel 10 digital TV stations in the United States

The following television stations broadcast on digital channel 10 in the United States:

K10AC-D in Ashland, Montana

K10AD-D in Vallecito, Colorado

K10AF-D in Troy, Montana

K10AH-D in Emigrant, Montana

K10AP-D in Pateros/Mansfield, Washington

K10AW-D in Challis, Idaho

K10BA-D in Orondo, etc., Washington

K10BB-D in Ardenvoir, Washington

K10BD-D in Winthrop-Twisp, Washington

K10BK-D in Big Sandy, Montana

K10BU-D in Lund & Preston, Nevada

K10CG-D in Aztec, New Mexico

K10DK-D in Malott/Wakefield, Washington

K10DL-D in Tonasket, Washington

K10DM-D in Riverside, Washington

K10FC-D in Dodson, Montana

K10GF-D in Miles City, Montana

K10GT-D in Mina/Luning, Nevada

K10HL-D in Virginia City, Montana

K10IX-D in Newberry Springs, California

K10JK-D in Hinsdale, Montana

K10JW-D in Verdigre, Nebraska

K10KB-D in Austin, Nevada

K10KM-D in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

K10KR-D in Coolin, Idaho

K10LG-D in Dryden, Washington

K10LH-D in West Glacier, etc., Montana

K10LM-D in Laketown, etc., Utah

K10LQ-D in Manhattan, Nevada

K10MA-D in Waunita Hot Springs, Colorado

K10MF-D in Cedar Canyon, Utah

K10MG-D in Socorro, New Mexico

K10MZ-D in Dolores, Colorado

K10NC-D in Kenai, etc., Alaska

K10NF-D in Halfway, Oregon

K10NY-D in Ismay Canyon, Colorado

K10OD-D in Weber Canyon, Colorado

K10OG-D in Lompoc, California

K10PL-D in Victoria, Texas

K10PM-D in Breckenridge, Colorado

K10PN-D in Cedar City, etc., Utah

K10PR-D in Thomasville, Colorado

K10PS-D in Pine Ridge, South Dakota

K10PV-D in Santa Barbara, California

K10PW-D in Gallup, New Mexico

K10QH-D in Trout Creek, etc., Montana

K10QJ-D in Mink Creek, Idaho

K10QL-D in Abilene, Texas

K10QR-D in Leamington, Utah

K10QY-D in Silver City, New Mexico

K10QZ-D in Rosebud, etc., Montana

K10RA-D in Coulee City, Washington

K10RB-D in Mesa, Colorado

K10RC-D in Denton, Montana

K10RM-D in Kingman, Arizona

K15FF-D in Salina & Redmond, Utah

K42AD-D in Blanding/Monticello, Utah

K46EO-D in Long Valley Junction, Utah

K47BD-D in Rural Juab County, Utah

KAKE in Wichita, Kansas

KBIM-TV in Roswell, New Mexico

KBNB-LD in San Antonio, Texas

KBRR in Thief River Falls, Minnesota

KBSL-DT in Goodland, Kansas

KCHF in Santa Fe, New Mexico

KENV-DT in Elko, Nevada

KERO-TV in Bakersfield, California

KETZ in El Dorado, Arkansas

KFDA-TV in Amarillo, Texas

KFNE in Riverton, Wyoming

KGTV in San Diego, California

KHPK-LD in De Soto, Texas

KIIO-LD in Los Angeles, California

KLFY-TV in Lafayette, Louisiana

KMCA-LD in Redding, California

KMEB in Wailuku, Hawaii

KMOT in Minot, North Dakota

KNEE-LD in Malaga, etc., Washington

KNIN-TV in Caldwell, Idaho

KOLN in Lincoln, Nebraska

KOLR in Springfield, Missouri

KOPB-TV in Portland, Oregon

KQME in Lead, South Dakota

KRMZ in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

KSAZ-TV in Phoenix, Arizona

KTOO-TV in Juneau, Alaska

KTSD-TV in Pierre, South Dakota

KTTC in Rochester, Minnesota

KTUL in Tulsa, Oklahoma

KTUU-TV in Anchorage, Alaska

KTVL in Medford, Oregon

KTVQ in Billings, Montana

KWCM-TV in Appleton, Minnesota

KWSU-TV in Pullman, Washington

KWTX-TV in Waco, Texas

KXTV in Sacramento, California

KZTV in Corpus Christi, Texas

W10AD-D in Montreat, North Carolina

W10AJ-D in Greenville, South Carolina

W10AL-D in Cherokee, etc., North Carolina

W10BG-D in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

W10CP-D in Towanda, Pennsylvania

WALB in Albany, Georgia

WBIQ in Birmingham, Alabama

WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee

WBUP in Ishpeming, Michigan

WCBB in Augusta, Maine

WDIO-DT in Duluth, Minnesota

WDIQ in Dozier, Alabama

WFSF-LD in Key West, Florida

WGEM-TV in Quincy, Illinois

WHEC-TV in Rochester, New York

WHTM-TV in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

WILX-TV in Onondaga, Michigan

WIS in Columbia, South Carolina

WJXX in Orange Park, Florida

WMAB-TV in Mississippi State, Mississippi

WMED-TV in Calais, Maine

WMEM-TV in Presque Isle, Maine

WNCT-TV in Greenville, North Carolina

WNXY-LD in New York, New York

WOIO in Shaker Heights, Ohio

WPLG in Miami, Florida

WSMV-TV in Nashville, Tennessee

WSWP-TV in Grandview, West Virginia

WTHI-TV in Terre Haute, Indiana

WTNH in New Haven, Connecticut

WTSP in St. Petersburg, Florida

WTTD-LD in Hampton, Virginia

WVFX in Clarksburg, West Virginia

WWCI-CD in Vero Beach, Florida

WWDP in Norwell, Massachusetts

WWTO-TV in La Salle, Illinois

WWUP-TV in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

WXFL-LD in Florence, etc., Alabama

WXIA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia

WYGN-LD in Berrien Springs, Michigan

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

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Freddie Miller (broadcaster)

Freddie G. Miller (February 19, 1929 – November 25, 1992) was a broadcaster and television personality in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Miller worked for Atlanta television station WXIA-TV (then known by call letters including WLWA-TV and WQXI-TV) from the 1950s to the 1970s. His greatest exposure and notoriety came in the years following, for his role on the announcing team of professional wrestling programs broadcast on another Atlanta station, WTBS.

Miller is best remembered by wrestling fans as Gordon Solie's co-host on Georgia Championship Wrestling, which was later renamed World Championship Wrestling. When Vince McMahon, Jr. bought GCW's time slot, Solie left the promotion to remain with Ole Anderson and his renamed Championship Wrestling from Georgia, but Miller stayed on until McMahon sold the promotion and time slot to Jim Crockett, Jr. of Jim Crockett Promotions. Miller conducted some interviews, but his primary duties were to announce upcoming house shows in the segue to commercial breaks, in much the same fashion as was done in the WWF at the time by Howard Finkel. McMahon also used Miller on his flagship show WWF Championship Wrestling for conducting backstage interviews into 1985.

Miller is also remembered for his trademark phrase "Don't miss it...BEEE THERE" (emphasis intentional) when advertising upcoming house shows. He was also the subject of ribbing by the boys for his over-enthusiastic pronunciation of "STOOOOOBENVILLE OHIO", one of the stops on the Georgia circuit. During McMahon's ownership of Georgia Championship Wrestling, Miller served double duty as co-host of Gorilla Monsoon and as ring announcer for in-studio matches. On Black Saturday, July 14, 1984, Miller opened the program, and briefly described the new programming which would be offered through the WWF, then introduced McMahon. This moment has been featured on numerous WWE Home Video releases, most notably The Rise and Fall of WCW.

Miller is also remembered as the host of Stars of Tomorrow and Dance Party – both locally produced shows which featured local talent. He also hosted local showings of horror films on WXIA's version of the Dialing for Dollars franchise.

After leaving GCW, he retired as an on-air personality and later did voice-overs for WCW house shows into the 1990s. Miller made a final on-camera appearance at Clash of the Champions XX: 20th Anniversary. He died from a heart attack on November 25, 1992, at the age of 63.

Jeff Hullinger

Jeff Hullinger is a 19 time-Emmy Award-winning news and sports anchor from Atlanta. He has also been inducted into the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Silver Circle. Jeff is now with WXIA TV NBC Atlanta serving as 5, 6,10,11pm weeknight news anchor/weeknight sports anchor. He has worked as the morning drive news anchor on B98.5 WSB-FM, and the afternoon drive news anchor on News/Talk 750 WSB Radio. His career includes anchoring WAGA TV, being a host for CNN’s TalkBack Live, calling games for ESPN and doing play-by-play for the Atlanta Falcons.

List of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States, 2009

This is a list of people killed by nonmilitary law enforcement officers in the United States in 2009, whether in the line of duty or not, and regardless of reason or method. Inclusion in the list implies neither wrongdoing nor justification on the part of the person killed or the officer involved. The listing merely documents the occurrence of a death. Killings are arranged by date of incident which caused death. Different death dates are, if possible, noted in the description.

The BJS reports 497 homicides by law enforcement officers of people in arrest-related deaths, which does not include bystanders, hostages or those not in the custody of the state.[1]

The table below lists 73 individuals.

For lists of killings from other years, see List of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States.

Lyn Vaughn

Lyn Vaughn is an American broadcast journalist most notable for her stint as a news anchor and reporter at CNN Headline News in Atlanta from December 1984 to June 1998. Her unflappable composure and distinct delivery led to mentions in Esquire and Essence magazines and newspapers all over the country including The New York Times, The Detroit News and, of course, the Atlanta Constitution.

Lyndell Elois Vaughn was born into a family of prominent educators in northern Louisiana in 1951. Skipped to the 3rd grade from the 1st grade after successfully spelling and defining the word "ventriloquist," Vaughn graduated from a boarding school, Holy Rosary Institute, in Lafayette, Louisiana in 1967—Salutatorian at the age of 15. She was accepted into the University of California, Los Angeles at the age of 16 and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science in June 1971.

Vaughn's first job in broadcasting was as a "desk assistant" or paid intern at WCBS Radio in New York, then an all-news format. She moved to Boston in 1974 with several members of the staff when CBS launched the all-news format at its owned and operated station WEEI. Vaughn moved into television in 1979 at CBS-affiliate WNAC, now WHDH-TV. To escape the brutal winters, Vaughn relocated to Atlanta and WXIA-TV in 1982 before joining the fledgling CNNHN in December 1984.

Vaughn resigned from CNNHN in June 1998 for a variety of reasons: 1) she says she was unable to secure financial parity with anchors who had been hired many years later than she, 2) says she wanted a break, and 3) wanted to focus more on her personal life. In 1999, she joined the staff at WTKR-TV in Norfolk, Virginia anchoring the 5 and 11 PM newscasts. "Not a small-city girl," Vaughn returned to Atlanta in 2001 with then fiance Wesley S. Vann of Portsmouth, Virginia.

Having given hundreds or speeches from Anchorage, Alaska to Honolulu, Hawaii and all through the lower 48 states, Vaughn is still called upon to share her candid remarks about the state of the news business and give motivational talks. She works primarily in public information, marketing and cable access TV in Atlanta.

Melissa Long

Melissa Long is a journalist for WXIA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia.

She was previously a news anchor and reporter for CNN.com, HLN and CNN TV. She joined CNN in 2005 and was based in the network's world headquarters in Atlanta. Prior to CNN, Long worked as an anchor and reporter for WROC-TV in Rochester, N.Y. She previously served as an adjunct communications professor at St. John Fisher College and wrote a weekly financial column for the Rochester Insider. Prior to WROC, Long worked at TV and radio stations in Syracuse and Utica, N.Y.On 12 November 2009, CNN.com Live discontinued its anchor coverage. She continued to broadcast on-air for HLN, CNN and CNNI until February 2010.

In March 2010 she became a correspondent for the Sydney and Hong Kong bureaus of Bloomberg TV. In late summer 2011 she became an anchor/reporter for WXIA-TV in Atlanta.

Long obtained her undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and MBA from the University of Rochester.

Monica Woods

Monica Marie Woods-Gray (born August 29, 1972 in South Bend, Indiana) is a meteorologist at an ABC affiliate in Sacramento, California KXTV ABC10. On May 31, 2011, she became the Chief Meteorologist at KXTV and moved to the evening news at 5pm, 6pm and 11pm. She joined the station in April 2001 as a weekend meteorologist and four months later switched to the morning shift in August 2001. Before coming to Sacramento she worked at WXIA-TV 11 in Atlanta, Georgia as the morning/ noon meteorologist anchor from 1999-2001. And before her move to the South East she was the weeknight meteorologist at KTXL FOX40 in Sacramento from 1995-1999. Monica got her first start in TV at WKAG in Hopkinsville, Kentucky where she weathered the weeknight's newscast.

Monica is married to Walter J. Gray also known as Walt Gray, former anchor of the morning and noon newscasts at KCRA-TV in Sacramento and now works at News 10 with his wife. Together they reside in Sacramento with 2 daughters named Abby and Kelly, and a son named Joseph. Her interests include running, swimming and spending time with her family. She is a member of the National Weather Association and holds the NWA Seal of Approval. She is a former president of the local chapter of the American Meteorology Society, which is composed of current and former area weather professionals.

PM Edition Weekend

PM Edition was a weather program on The Weather Channel, an American television station. It focused on weather conditions for the evening commute. It also recapped the day's weather and delivered the forecast for tomorrow.

Samantha Mohr

Samantha Mohr (born September 13, 1961) is an American meteorologist and television personality from Columbus, Georgia. Mohr was crowned Miss Georgia 1985 and competed for the Miss America 1986 title. She is currently on-air talent at WXIA-TV in Atlanta.

Steen Miles

Ollisteen 'Steen' Miles (August 20, 1946 – March 29, 2017) was an American politician from the state of Georgia. A member of the Democratic Party, Miles was a former member of the Georgia State Senate. Sworn into office in 2005, Miles served on the Banking and Financial Institutions committee, as well as the Public Safety and Homeland Security, MARTOC, Special Judiciary, and State Institutions and Property Committees.

Miles was a former television newscaster, working for WXIA-TV. She ran for chief executive officer of DeKalb County, Georgia, in 2000 and 2008, losing both times. She also ran for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia in the 2006 election. In the 2014 primary, she ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for the open United States Senate seat created by Saxby Chambliss's retirement. Miles died on March 29, 2017.

Tracy Humphrey

Tracy Humphrey (born June 19, 1972) is the weekend weather anchor for WXIA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia. She has been a weather anchor for KPIX in San Francisco. She reported the weather for the weekday edition of CBS 5 Eyewitness News from 5-7 and Noon. Tracy joined the station in December, 2007. Prior to KPIX, Humphrey worked for 4 years at WNYW Fox 5 in New York City as the weekend weather anchor and feature reporter. Humphrey also worked at WPHL in Philadelphia, WTVH in Syracuse, WKBW in Buffalo and WJCL in Savannah.

WATL

WATL, virtual channel 36 (UHF digital channel 25), is a MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The station is owned by Tegna Inc., as part of a duopoly with NBC affiliate WXIA-TV (channel 11). The two stations share studios at One Monroe Place on the north end of midtown Atlanta. WATL's transmitter shares a broadcast tower with several other local stations near North Druid Hills, just northeast of the city.

On cable, the station is available in standard definition on Comcast Xfinity channel 13 and Charter Spectrum channel 3, and in high definition on Xfinity channels 813 and 1036 and Spectrum channel 703.

WGCL-TV

WGCL-TV, virtual channel 46 (UHF digital channel 19), is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The station is owned by the Meredith Corporation, as part of a duopoly with independent station WPCH-TV (channel 17). The two stations share studios on 14th Street Northwest (adjacent to Laurent and Mecaslin Streets) in Atlanta's Atlantic Station district; WGCL-TV's transmitter is located near Shepherds Lane and Arnold Avenue in the Woodland Hills section of northeastern Atlanta (near North Druid Hills). On cable, the station is available in standard definition on Comcast Xfinity channel 9 and Charter Spectrum channel 4, and in high definition on Xfinity channel 809 and Spectrum channel 704.

WGCL-TV is the third-largest CBS-affiliated station by market size that is not owned and operated by the network (behind, in ascending order, by KHOU in Houston and WUSA in Washington, D.C., both owned by Tegna, owner of Atlanta's NBC affiliate WXIA-TV, channel 11).

WLTH

WLTH is an AM radio station broadcasting on 1370 kHz in Gary, Indiana east of the Chicago metropolitan area. It is owned by Michilliana Broadcasting, LLC. The station's current format is African-American Talk Radio.

Notable radio alumni of WLTH include Steve King (later of WLS, and now with WGN); Felicia Middlebrooks (now with WBBM); Michael King (now with WXIA-TV); Tommy Williams (later of WSCR); Dinahlynn Biggs over 38 years on air with over 500, 000 listeners of the popular show:The Dinahlynn Biggs Show until June 2017 now on Chicago Radio, R.Veronica Williams (later with Chicago Public Radio WBEZ 91.5 FM later of Radio-One Indianapolis WLTC AM 1310 "The Light"/106.7 WTLC-FM.

Current hosts include: Jeffrey Smith on "Midday News Desk", "The Drive from 2 - 5" Monday thru Friday features Karen Williams and Steve Williams (not related) with Old School music and entertainment news, Verle Harris and Natalie Ammons, Bill Kaye "The BK Report", Jonathan Boose and Scott Cannon (A.K.A. The Khemist) "Issues & Answers" Monday, Dr. Ruth Needleman and Lorell K on "Issues & Answers" Thursdays. Currently on Saturday nights the "Brothers of the Blues" blues radio program is on from 8pm until Midnight.

In September 2013, the station changed its location from Merrillville, Indiana, to its original city of Gary- specifically, 478 Broadway and then moved to 115 W. 5th Avenue in 2016.

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