June 11, 2003 |
David Boylan, the general manager of Fox-owned KTTV Channel 11 and KCOP Channel 13, will leave the merged TV stations today to become general manager of ABC affiliate WPLG-TV in Miami, Fla. Boylan, who has been with the Fox Television Stations group for seven years, resigned late last week in order to take the new position. He ran the Fox owned-and-operated stations in Greensboro, N.C., and Tampa, Fla., before taking command at KTTV in 2000. Fox executives have not yet named a replacement.
June 3, 2002 |
KCOP-TV news anchor Rick Chambers got mixed up at the end of last Thursday's newscast. Chambers was attempting to remind viewers that the UPN station's newscast would premiere in its half-hour 11 p.m. time slot today. The move is part of a strategy prompted by the station's owner, News Corp., which also owns KTTV-TV and decided it didn't want to have both its stations competing with news at 10 p.m.
November 16, 2001 |
Channel 13, located at the end of the VHF lineup, has always been sort of out of the loop, the forgotten station. It's probably best known for "Blind Date," or maybe "WWF Smackdown." KCOP certainly has never been much of a sports station, unless you count carrying the Clippers. It televises the L.A. Marathon, but that is a once-a-year event. The station recently cut its weeknight sports segments to one minute, turning them over to news anchors.
September 17, 1999 |
Ladies and gentlemen, Jim Lovisek could not be here today because his spiders couldn't clear customs in time. His eight-legged friends were supposed to be the special guest stars during the July television critics meeting in Pasadena as part of the preview of the fall adventure drama "Peter Benchley's Amazon," which premieres nationally next week, and turns up locally on KCOP-TV on Sept. 26.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1999 |
Cal State Northridge's student-run newscast, "Valley View," has a new look due to a set donated by KCOP-TV Channel 13. Previously, students producing the weekly show had to use a makeshift set with a wooden desk, a couple of nondescript chairs and a gray wall as a backdrop. "We looked like we did it out of a closet," said Rick Marks, CSUN journalism professor. "We look great now. It's just much more professional."
October 29, 1998 |
Advertiser: KCOP-TV Channel 13 News Agency: Colby Effler & Partners, Santa Monica Challenge: Create an identity for the station's local news program. The Ads: Outdoor ads show grainy photos of newsmakers alongside the slogan, "Just one character in the big show." On one ad, Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard Parks is referred to as "the new marshal in town." President Clinton, shown in another ad, is labeled "embattled leader."