QUINCY – Thomas A. Oakley, who helped grow Quincy Media, Inc., into the 13th largest media company in the country, and for nearly seven decades was a driving force for economic development in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri, died Wednesday at his home in Quincy. He was 89. “A mighty oak has fallen, that’s for […]
These words from the longtime news anchor and director of WGEM are much appreciated.
The Muddy River News guys talk about digital media and give a glimpse of what’s to come in 2022.
For the second time in 33 days, WGEM-TV has terminated the employment of one of its male on-air anchors. Dylan Austin, anchor of WGEM’s 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts, was reportedly told Monday by management his services were no longer required. Ben Van Ness, vice president and general manager at WGEM, was asked by […]
QUINCY — Don Dwyer, an anchor on the WGEM Today morning show since January 2019, was terminated from his job Thursday afternoon because he refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Dwyer was told of his dismissal after a noon meeting with his supervisors at WGEM. “I didn’t know it was coming. I followed every protocol […]
So the company that just shelled out nearly a billion dollars for a bunch of local TV stations happily cashed our check yesterday. If you need the money, you need the money, right? I would’ve rather paid one of our homegrown stringers to deliver local stories. I would’ve rather purchased some new equipment to better […]
Like a digital media Rocky Balboa, Muddy River News LLC will have its stumbles and falls. However, we plan to get back up, finish the rounds and stand for something special for our community and local journalism. We have a growing group of quality (and mostly homegrown) staff, stringers and others behind our efforts — […]
ATLANTA – Gray Television announced Monday that it has completed its acquisition of Quincy Media (QMI) and its divestment of ten QMI stations in the seven Gray/QMI overlap markets to Byron Allen’s Allen Media Broadcasting. As a result of these transactions, Gray has become the owner of 12 additional local television stations serving eight new […]