WDRB Renews Fox Affiliation

by Gabe Bullard on August 24, 2011

Louisville television station WDRB has renewed its contract with Fox.

The talks took up most of the year and the terms are private. The station’s affiliation agreement with Fox dictates how the station can broadcast national programming and carry the network name.

Earlier this year, WDRB dropped the Fox41 name from many of its local broadcasts promotional materials. General Manager Bill Lamb told WFPL at the time that the Fox name helped establish the station when the call letters were not widely known. Dropping Fox, he said, gives the station its own identity. He said the move was not an attempt to distance the station from the conservative Fox News Channel.

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WDRB Attempts to Renew Contract With Fox, Establish Own Identity

by Gabe Bullard May 20, 2011

For the last few months, executives at Louisville television station WDRB—commonly called Fox 41—have been renegotiating the station’s contract to remain a Fox Network affiliate. That’s fueled speculation that WDRB is at risk of losing the affiliation. But the station is only planning to drop Fox from its name, and not its airwaves. General Manager […]

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Local NAACP Protests NY Post Cartoon

by Gabe Bullard February 26, 2009

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