Indianapolis native DuJaun McCoy is back home with a big project. In April, he purchased WISH-TV Channel 8 and sister station WNDY-TV Channel 23 for $42.5 million, becoming the only black owner of a TV station in a Top 50 market.
Entrepreneur who purchased Channel 8 plans upgrades, hiring spree
An Indianapolis native, DuJuan McCoy expects to use his status as a local owner and the wisdom he’s acquired as a national turnaround artist to improve the station’s fortunes.Read More
WISH-TV said the hiring will be part of “an unprecedented news coverage expansion initiative being rolled out over the next several months” by the station’s new owner.
Earlier this month, AT&T blacked out 120 stations operated by Nexstar in a similar dispute over programming costs. Among those stations is WISH-TV Channel 8 in Indianapolis.
DuJuan McCoy, who has agreed to buy the stations, also is the owner and CEO of Bayou City Broadcasting LLC, one of the leading black-owned broadcast TV station affiliate groups in the United States.
Indianapolis station WISH-TV Channel 8 plans to add a 4 p.m. newscast to its broadcast schedule, owner Nexstar Media Group announced Monday.
The deal will see WISH-TV and WNDY-TV split a 20-game slate for Indy Eleven’s 2019 season.
Retired driver and former motorsports broadcaster Derek Daly has amended the defamation lawsuit he filed last week against WISH-TV Channel 8 and the station’s parent company.
Just days after filing a defamation lawsuit seeking more than $25 million from WISH-TV, Derek Daly sits down with IBJ’s Anthony Schoettle to discuss what he says the news station got wrong in a story that accused him of using a racial slur.
The stage is being set for the sale of WISH-TV Channel 8 as its owner prepares to buy two other Indianapolis stations.
The frenzy of deal-making inevitably leads to speculation about the future of WTHR-TV Channel 13—which, incredibly, has been under the ownership of the same family—the Wolfes of Columbus, Ohio—since 1975.
As part of its $4.1 deal to acquire Tribune Media Co., Nexstar Media must sell TV stations in numerous markets to avoid regulatory problems. Those sales are almost certain to involve stations in Indianapolis.
To complete a deal, Nexstar Media Group Inc. and Tribune Media Co. will likely have to sell off one of their Indianapolis stations to comply with FCC regulations.
WISH, the local CW affiliate owned by Nexstar Media Group Inc., announced Thursday that it plans beef up anchor roles for three existing on-air employees.
As wintry weather descends on central Indiana, Channel 8 is filling two openings on its forecasting staff with native Hoosiers—one of whom worked for a local competitor until 2017.
After two years in Indianapolis, Ball State grad Brad Maushart will return to a station where he formerly worked as an intern.
WISH-TV Channel 8 plans to extend its weekend news coverage by a half-hour on Saturdays and Sundays, the station announced this week.