Tag: TV

College football TV schedule: Week 8

The following schedule is for games from Division I (FBS and FCS) for the dates of Oct. 19-21. Compiled by the National Football Foundation.

College football TV schedule: Week 7

The following schedule is for college football games from Division I (FBS and FCS) for the dates of Oct. 12-14.


College football TV schedule: Week 6

The following schedule is for college football games from Division I (FBS and FCS) for the dates of Oct. 5-11.


College football TV schedule: Week 5

The following schedule is for college football games from Division I (FBS and FCS) for the dates of Sept. 28-30, 2017. Courtesy the National Football Foundation.


College football TV schedule: Week 4

The following schedule is for college football games from Division I (FBS and FCS) for the dates of Sept. 21-24, 2017. Courtesy the National Football Foundation.


College football TV schedule: Week 3

The following schedule is for games from Division I (FBS and FCS) for the dates of Sept. 14-16, 2017. Compiled by the National Foootball Foundation.


College football TV schedule: Sept. 7-9

The following schedule is for college football games from Division I (FBS and FCS) for the dates of Sept. 7-9.


College football TV schedule: Weekend of Sept. 22-24

The following schedule is for games from Division I (FBS and FCS) for the dates of Sept. 22-24, 2016. Compiled by the National Football Foundation.


Raycom’s Brant, Haines chosen as 2016 Francis Award recipients

Tim Brant, longtime Raycom football and basketball play-by-play announcer, and Ken Haines, the former President and CEO of Raycom, are the recipients of this year’s Marvin ‘Skeeter’ Francis Award.

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Governor McAuliffe announces PBS Series will return to Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the PBS Civil War drama series Mercy Street will be returning to Virginia for a second season of filming.

Shentel could lose AMC Networks from cable offerings

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company could be forced to drop the suite of cable TV channels owned by AMC Networks on Dec. 31 unless major changes are made in the proposed contract renewal.

CNN sets viewer record with Republican presidential debate

Wednesday’s Republican presidential debate was the most-watched program in CNN history, drawing an average of 22.9 million viewers during its three hours.

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UVA fall Olympic sports to make at least 13 broadcast appearances

The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced the Olympic sports broadcast coverage for the upcoming fall season. Virginia teams will make 13 regular-season broadcast appearances, with the opportunity of additional coverage during ACC tournaments.

Augusta Free Press hosts WVPT Community Conversation

The role that WVPT has to play in the media markets in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia is adapting with the changing communications times.

First week numbers for Ring of Honor, TNA on Destination America: Not good?

The new power night of pro wrestling programming on Destination America debuted Wednesday night, with Ring of Honor leading in to TNA Impact Wrestling. The numbers are in, and the first week didn’t go all that well.

Canceled, not canceled: What is the real deal with TNA, Destination America?

Executives at TNA are rattling their sabres threatening legal action regarding a recent report that its TV broadcast partner, Destination America, is canceling TNA wrestling programming in September.

Even an hour of TV a day ups risk of childhood obesity, UVA study finds

Children who view television as little as an hour a day are significantly more likely to be overweight or obese and gain more unhealthy weight over time, according to a new study from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Bridgewater College meets Downton Abbey in exhibition to start April 17

The hit PBS television series “Downton Abbey” and life in the Edwardian era provide the inspiration for a new exhibition at Bridgewater College titled “BC Goes Downton: Life Here and Across the Pond from 1900-1920.”

You need to advertise: But can you cut through the ad rep crap and get what you need?

The ad rep sitting across from you will tell you how important it is that you buy the big ad package that he has designed just for you. How do you have any idea of knowing if it’s going to work?

Trevor Noah named next host of The Daily Show: Good move?

The real news in the world of fake news today is that 31-year-old South African comedian Trevor Noah has been named to replace Jon Stewart at the anchor desk at The Daily Show.

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ESPN’s College GameDay to originate from New York Life ACC Tournament

ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm will be telecast live from next week’s New York Life Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Spoiler Alert: Let’s talk House of Cards, Season 3

OK, for starters, I assumed Doug Stamper, left bludgeoned in the woods in rural Maryland at the end of Season 2 of House of Cards, was dead and gone. I’m not spoiling anything saying that out loud since that issue is cleared up early on in the first episode of Season 3.

House of Cards: Not sleeping much this weekend?

Kevin Spacey put it well when talking about the upcoming season three of House of Cards, which drops on NetFlix at 3:01 a.m. Eastern on Friday morning.

Televisions bigger and greener than ever?

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, Americans’ 275 million television sets burn through some 65 billion kilowatt hours of energy each year, representing four to five percent of U.S. household electricity consumption.

Virginia Tech alum to appear on TBS reality series King of the Nerds

A Virginia Tech College of Engineering doctoral alumna is one of 12 competitors appearing on the third season of TBS reality competition television show King of the Nerds.

Governor McAuliffe announces major television series will film in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that PBS has selected Virginia as the filming location for a new Civil War television series that is a blend of hospital drama and family saga.

The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore: 30 minutes best spent doing anything else

It’s hard to imagine Comedy Central whiffing on the replacement for The Colbert Report any worse than it has with The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, which can best be described as cable-access TV with a budget.

Dumb Fox Business report: NFL bracing for ‘record low’ Super Bowl attendance

Fox Business had an awkward report today offering that the NFL is bracing for possible “record low” attendance at this year’s Super Bowl.

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Mitt Romney proceeds to fulfill the definition of insanity

On Friday, Mitt Romney finally told the truth about his interest in a third presidential run to a room full of Republican donors, as if he hadn’t planned for this all along.

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Semifinal Thursday: The first college football playoffs worked

When Alabama went up 21-6 in the second quarter against Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl late Thursday night, it looked like we were on our way to a one-versus-two final that we could have just avoided if not for the push toward four-team playoff.

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GMO foods don’t need labeling, farmers say

On a recent WWBT TV 12 news segment, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation representatives explained that genetically modified crops are no different from conventional crops.

Got news to share? A quick #PR how-to guide

Your business or nonprofit has news to share. Maybe you’re a self-published author or artist with a new book or exhibit ready to debut. The world needs to know, but how do you go about getting the word out? The writers among us have a built-in advantage here, but not as much as you think.

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Eat less and move more: The secret to losing weight, changing your life

People ask me all the time, How did you do it? This time last year, I weighed in at 275 pounds. I’m down to 177 as I write this, just short of 100 pounds off that high, or depending on your perspective, that low, low point.

Scott German: UVA dominance built on defense

The Tony Bennett era at Virginia is in its sixth season. From his introductory press conference in April 2009, the emphasis,of UVA basketball has been the striving for defensive perfection.

Bigger news story: “The Interview,” or Cuba?

Wow, what a news day. U.S. moves to normalize relations with Cuba, and Sony Pictures moves to give North Korea a veto over new releases.

Advertising 101: Exploiting the Information Gap

You are setting up advertising for your business. Seems simple. You have a budget, and you know what you need. TV, radio, print, maybe some Facebook and Google.

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Middle-size farms ‘going away,’ 2012 census figures show

The 2012 Census of Agriculture points to a “hollowing out” of the middle of American agriculture, according to Dr. Bob Young, American Farm Bureau Federation chief economist and deputy executive director for public policy.

Power Hour: AFP leads class on Event Strategy

Need help with your marketing strategy or planning a successful event? Join Augusta Free Press at the Power Hour at Panera Bread in Waynesboro for our series of one-hour business classes.


Small businesses will need to rethink Facebook strategy

The change with Facebook that has been slowly coming for the past two years will solidify in January with the virtual end of so-called organic reach for business messages.

CM Punk a quitter? Admire him for getting out on his terms

CM Punk finally spoke out on his departure nearly a year ago from WWE, and it was worse than a lot of us would have thought.

Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Tuesday. Virginia Tech (5-6, 2-5 ACC) hosts UVA (5-6, 3-4 ACC) on Friday at 8 p.m.

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Randy Forbes: What I’m thankful for on Thanksgiving

In what ways do you appreciate being together on Thanksgiving?

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William and Mary basketball wins third straight, downs Rice, 69-65

The William and Mary men’s basketball team won its third straight, downing Rice, 69-65, at Tudor Fieldhouse on Saturday night.

Reports: Sting to make WWE debut at Survivor Series

The legendary Sting is reportedly set to make his WWE debut at Survivor Series on Sunday night.