Evening Headlines — 6/26/13 — WDRB is growing!

Calling it "the beginning of a new adventure," WDRB's President and GM and other dignitaries took part Wednesday in a ceremonial groundbreaking for the expansion of the Louisville Fox affiliate's home in downtown Louisville.

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, and Louisville Metro Council President Jim King attended the groundbreaking, along with Allan Block, Chairman of Block Communications, the owner of the TV station. [WDRB]

We now know what the per-subscriber fee for cable systems lacking retransmission agreements with local broadcast stations is, and it isn't "free". [CommLawCenter]

Twitter lights up after the network airs a segment about blueberry muffins during Texas State Senator Wendy Davis' day-long battle against anti-abortion legislation, while Fox News and MSNBC are also criticized online. [THR]

Greater Media Charlotte announces WLNK-FM Morning Show Co-Host Bob Lacey was among the honorees officially inducted into the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters (NCAB) Hall of Fame on Monday, June 24 for their contributions to broadcasting and to the state of North Carolina. [Radio Online]

Sinclair Broadcast Group CEO David Smith has a vision. It's that broadcasting can go toe-to-toe with cable, satellite, wireless broadband and any other medium in providing multichannel TV that lets advertisers target ads to the individual consumers most likely to buy. That’s why he’s adamant that broadcasters need to adopt ATSC 3.0 as the next-generation TV standard as quickly as possible. Without it,  he says, "we can’t compete." [TVNewsCheck]


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