STAY TUNED: Latest NBC 2 addition has impressive credentials
Published 03/09/2012 at 4 p.m.
NBC 2 recently announced that an Emmy Award-winning anchor and reporter will be joining their ranks as a primary weeknight anchor. Peter Busch is currently the weekend anchor at KPHO in Phoenix, Arizona. Busch also reports for the station, winning ...
STAY TUNED: What's news? Readers have definite opinion
Published 02/24/2012 at 3 p.m.
Kenneth from Marco Island writes: "I read with interest your column (Feb. 18, available at naplesnews.com) in which you expressed surprise and dismay that the death of Whitney Houston was the lead item on the evening news on two of ...
STAY TUNED: The tail still wags the dog
Published 02/17/2012 at 4 a.m.
This is one of those what-has-this-world-come-too columns. I, like many of you, was captivated by the life and death of Whitney Houston. It was obvious from the over-saturation of coverage that there were many like-minded folks out there.
STAY TUNED: Southwest Florida's Seidl expands his TV reach
Published 02/11/2012 at 12:47 p.m.
Last April in this column, we spoke with Southwest's Florida's Jay Seidl, who – among other things – is the creative force behind the syndicated TV show "Music Mix USA."
STAY TUNED: Oliver goes from anchor to politics; more reader comments
Published 02/03/2012 at 2:57 p.m.
Chad Oliver has relinquished the morning co-anchor chair at ABC 7. But there's no need to fear; he's not leaving our viewing area. Oliver has moved across the hall (metaphorically) at Waterman. He can now be seen on NBC 2's ...
STAY TUNED: Fox 4’s Amy Wegmann takes leave due to husband Trey Radel’s campaign
Published 01/26/2012 at 8:46 a.m.
Fox 4 anchor Amy Wegmann is taking a leave of absence so that she can aid her husband in his congressional campaign.
STAY TUNED: Run for office from the radio? That's what a reader says
Published 01/20/2012 at 3 p.m. 1 Comment
Readers sound off on Fox News and electoral races, and TV programming in general.
STAY TUNED: ABC 7 adds news, and programs scatter in its wake
Published 01/13/2012 at 1:54 p.m.
ABC 7 has a news news program, but lots of porgrams are moving in the process.
STAY TUNED: DISH vs Waterman; WINK vs technology
Published 01/06/2012 at 4 p.m.
For Waterman Broadcasting, operators of NBC 2 and ABC 7, it was about fair compensation from DISH network and, ultimately, adding ever so slightly to its bottom line. For WINK, it meant spending millions of dollars. For both, it came ...
STAY TUNED: Appointment TV Does it exist anymore?
Published 12/23/2011 at noon
Watching TV during the holiday season always reminds me of my childhood. It gets me to thinking about how my viewing mentality has changed over the years.
STAY TUNED: Rentrak v. Nielsen: There's a new kid in town, everybody's talkin'
Published 12/16/2011 at 3:25 p.m.
Naples Daily News columnist Bill Green looks at another system of rating TV viewership, the challenge it poses to Nielsen and how it sees local channels.
STAY TUNED: Nielsen numbers in a post-Oprah, post-Craig Wolf world
Published 12/09/2011 at 2 p.m.
This week we're talking ratings. Who's winning in what time periods? Thanks to Nielsen, the ratings people, we have the November sweeps numbers from 2011 and 2010. According to their numbers, we'll see who is ahead, who's gaining ground and ...
STAY TUNED: Scrubbing the soaps, learning the ratings game
Published 12/02/2011 at 5:47 p.m.
In local TV news, the November sweeps period just came to an end and one station is already claiming the victory crown in a majority of the time periods.
STAY TUNED: Going Green, as in Tom, without recycling old humor
Published 11/04/2011 at 3:36 p.m.
How does entertainment evolve, from point A, say "Candid Camera," to a point Z, say Comedy Central's "Tosh.0?"; Along the way, an in-your-face comic genius like Tom Green changes all the rules, that's how
STAY TUNED: A WINK and a nod; and a Waterman weather victory
Published 10/28/2011 at 10:02 a.m.
Your questions answered, including sports TV updates, in this week's "Tuned in" column.
STAY TUNED: WINK TV's Jim Farrell dissects Florida's wild weather
Published 10/21/2011 at 12:36 p.m.
Bill Green talks to weather veteran Jim Farrell about Florida's always-fascinating weather patterns.
STAY TUNED: Service on whose terms?
Published 10/15/2011 at 4:55 p.m.
Do you always read a document before signing it? You should. What about those terms and conditions that come with most banking agreements, credit card accounts and services — such as cable TV and Netflix? Do you read those? Does ...
STAY TUNED: Fall TV is here; My TiVo hurts
Published 09/23/2011 at 4:20 p.m.
I’m as giddy as a school girl. Baseball has the World Series; Anna Wintour has Fashion Week; and I have premiere week, that greatest of times when everything rerun is new once more. For reasons unbeknownst to me, I have ...
STAY TUNED: Emmys – Who will win versus who should win
Published 09/16/2011 at 1:37 p.m.
On Sunday night, the biggest and brightest will gather at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles for the 63rd Annual Emmy Awards (8 p.m., Fox). Hosted by “Glee’s” Jane Lynch, it may just be one of the stiffest competitions in ...
STAY TUNED: Movin’ on up, and ‘Dancing’ with questionable stars
Published 09/09/2011 at 1:25 p.m.
Nielsen Media Research, the ratings folks, break the broadcast regions into DMAs (designated market areas). In South Florida, for example, all of Miami-Dade, Monroe and a large portion of Broward County is in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale DMA, which remained market ...
STAY TUNED: Craig Wolf maintains wrongful termination, but no answers yet
Published 09/02/2011 at 3:50 p.m.
It’s been a while since I’ve included reader comments and questions. So that’s where we’ll start this week. Cynthia writes: “I’m confused as to why the TV viewer hasn’t heard more about Craig Wolf and his firing from NBC-2. I ...
STAY TUNED: WINK adds (another) newscast; more changes
Published 08/19/2011 at 3:48 p.m.
Nope. This is not an old column. There’s yet another new newscast on the horizon, and it’s from WINK, the guys and gals who just added a 4 p.m. newscast and three hours of weekend morning news in June.
STAY TUNED: Do you remember the TV show 'Bewitched?' Would you watch an updated version?
Published 08/12/2011 at 4 p.m.
TV reboots are here to stay. Following the success of last year’s “Hawaii-Five-O” update, repeat episodes sold to TNT for a reported $2-million plus per episode before the first season even finished airing. Was it any wonder more would follow? ...
STAY TUNED: Everything old is new again
Published 08/05/2011 at 1:39 p.m.
I’m constantly scanning TV headlines, because you never know where you’ll find an interesting little nugget, like this article from David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun. You tell me. Does this remind you of anyone? “The departure last week of ...
STAY TUNED: Favorite daytime shows moving with ‘syndicated shuffle’
Published 07/29/2011 at 4 p.m.
Monday is August. August! I remember when summer seemed to last forever (thanks, Bryan Adams). But that was a few less pounds and a few more hairs ago. For TV viewers, it means we’re about a month away from the ...
STAY TUNED: Will 'Bob Harden Show' be a 'net gain' with new platform?
Published 07/22/2011 at 1:17 p.m.
In late May we first brought you the news that Bob Harden and WGUF 98.9 had parted ways over a contract dispute, silencing his morning radio show. Well, he’s back, and to paraphrase Ol’ Blue Eyes, he’s doing it his ...
STAY TUNED: Soaps won’t wash on the Internet
Updated 07/16/2011 at 8:20 a.m.
Can soaps work up a lather online? And at what cost? That’s what many readers have been asking since news broke last week that “All My Children” and “One Life To Live” have been marked for a new life as ...
STAY TUNED: Digitizing your TV world; Comcast P&P troubles
Published 07/09/2011 at midnight
Edward of Naples writes: “Mr. Green: In your most recent column, you mentioned that Comcast’s analog-to-digital adapter boxes are free. Technically, you are correct — if you only want up to two adapter boxes. “We have six TVs in our ...
STAY TUNED: Let them eat cake; new face at ABC-7; I want my Me-TV
Published 07/01/2011 at 9:54 a.m.
Batter down your hatches! That’s not a misprint; this war is about baking. Sassy Cakes, 837 Fourth Ave. S., Naples, will be featured in an episode of “Cupcake Wars” airing at 8 p.m. Tuesday on the Food Network. “Cupcake Wars” ...
STAY TUNED: TV musical chairs? Let’s put the new back in new
Published 06/25/2011 at midnight
There have been some crazy changes to the lineup of weather/meterology staff for Waterman, with Robert Van Winkle on vacation for the last three weeks, and Len Jennings, Stacey Deffenbaugh and Jim Reif showing up together again.
STAY TUNED: Couric learns her ABCs; ‘Hospital’ on life support; classic TV comes to SWFL
Published 06/10/2011 at midnight
It’s official, Katie Couric has a deal with ABC. She’ll contribute to the news department and launch a syndicated show in 2012. ABC owned-and-operated stations have been told that the network will clear the 3 p.m. timeslot for the syndicated ...
STAY TUNED: It’s Imus, Ingraham at WGUF; Comcast fattening HD package
Published 06/03/2011 at noon
Last week I told you about the abrupt resignation of local radio personality Bob Harden over a contract dispute. While we threw around some replacement names including Don Imus and Laura Ingraham, WGUF General Manager Roger Harris told us we’d ...
STAY TUNED: Naples radio host Bob Harden missing from the airwaves
Updated 05/27/2011 at 9:32 a.m.
Bob writes: “What happened to the Bob Harden morning radio show? All of a sudden off the air this past week. Homepage for WGUF 98.9 removed his name very very quickly and no mention why or what happened. He was ...
STAY TUNED: Craig Wolf plans to fight NBC-2 dismissal; first look at fall TV lineup
Published 05/20/2011 at 10:33 a.m. 1 Comment
This week the big four TV networks announced their fall schedules, and unless you live under a rock (one that’s not wired for cable), I’m sure you’ve heard some of the news. So I’ll try to stick to analysis, so ...
STAY TUNED: Fall TV: What’s in, what’s out? Do you have an Oprah story?
Published 05/13/2011 at 2:29 p.m.
Monday signals the beginning of upfront week, a time when the major networks announce their new fall schedules, but already some news is starting to trickle down about some bubble shows that just didn’t make the cut.
STAY TUNED: ‘Happy Days’ for Fox-4’s Rob Koebel
Published 05/06/2011 at 2:59 p.m.
Another local television face is moving to a bigger market. Rob Koebel, currently the lead investigative reporter at Fox-4 will join WTMJ (Milwaukee) on May 13; but he’s keeping the same employer. Both stations are owned by Journal Broadcast Group.
STAY TUNED: WINK adds 4 p.m. news; NBC loses Yuccas; Neapolitan on ‘Deal’
Published 04/28/2011 at noon
WINK-TV will start a 4 p.m. newscast, but a little sooner than I expected. According to Russ Kilgore, WINK news director, the new newscast starts June 6.
STAY TUNED: Food Channel releases Gulf documentary
Published 04/22/2011 at noon
The Food Channel is releasing a WebTV video that will be of huge interest to local seafood lovers. The documentary takes a look at the future of seafood following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill that occurred a year ago in ...
STAY TUNED: NBC-2’s Haley Webb returns
Published 04/15/2011 at 12:12 p.m.
NBC-2 welcomed Haley Webb back to the news desk on Monday, and just a couple of hours before her debut, I had the chance to chat with her.
STAY TUNED: Naples resident’s music TV show gets viewers from around the globe
Published 04/09/2011 at 6 a.m.
Naples-raised Jay Seidl has made his dream come true. He has created a nationally syndicated TV show, “Music Mix USA.”
STAY TUNED: WGCU premieres local show for kids, by kids
Published 03/19/2011 at midnight
New children's show for Southwest Florida, created for kids by kids. Fran Drescher, of "The Nanny," lands new pilot; and readers sound off on Craig Wolf's dismissal from NBC-2.
STAY TUNED: Craig Wolf fans owed explanation
Published 03/11/2011 at 10:01 a.m.
Why was Craig Wolf fired? What happens to "Two and a Half Men" and the "Bob & Tom Show"? As many of you read online and in last Saturday’s Daily News, Craig Wolf was abruptly dismissed as NBC-2’s primary anchor ...
STAY TUNED: The badly-needed return of SIMON
Published 03/05/2011 at 2:38 p.m.
“American Idol” fans, are you going through Simon Cowell withdrawal? I know I am. Patrick Nolan will be Parade grand marshal for the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
NBC2 fires longtime TV news anchorman Craig Wolf
Updated 03/04/2011 at 7:53 p.m. 10 Comments
Craig Wolf, a longtime news anchorman at NBC2, was fired Thursday by the Southwest Florida TV station.
STAY TUNED: WINK, fall 2011 and 4 p.m.
Published 02/26/2011 at midnight
Stations across the country are figuring out their post-Oprah game plan, and WINK adds to lineup.
STAY TUNED: Comcast comments come pouring in; calling crook-catchers and tigresses
Published 02/19/2011 at midnight
Comcast customer service gets praised; new lineup announced for Disney Junior; and Reality TV pilot to be shot in Naples.
STAY TUNED: Comcast responds; and why we have split seasons
Published 02/12/2011 at midnight
I was honored, humbled and a bit taken aback to learn that Comcast reads my column. Well, at least one employee does. You may recall I took them to task a few weeks back for their less-than-stellar customer service. Then, ...
STAY TUNED: Is Katie Couric the next Oprah?
Published 02/04/2011 at 4:44 p.m.
Former NBC Universal Chief Executive Officer Jeff Zucker appears to be lining up his next gig — the buzz is that he’s starting a syndicated talk show featuring “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric. Word of a possible Zucker-Couric venture ...
STAY TUNED: Rubbing elbows with the legacy stars: Philbin, Hall, Hart
Published 01/28/2011 at 6 a.m.
It’s hard to complain about work when your assignment is three days in beautiful Miami Beach, rubbing elbows with TV personalities and executives from around the world. The National Association of Television Program Executives conference (NATPE for short) took place ...
STAY TUNED: Regis Philbin and Mary Hart have a lot in common
Published 01/26/2011 at 7:55 p.m.
Regis Philbin began today’s discussion with a clarification: “I’m moving on, not retiring.” Last night at NATPE, the TV execs conference being held in Miami Beach, the “Live” talk show host was honored alongside “Entertainment Tonight” anchor Mary Hart, sports ...