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WLOX
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Biloxi / Gulfport / Pascagoula, Mississippi

<tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">Branding</th><td style="text-align: left;">WLOX News 13</td></tr><tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">Slogan</th><td style="text-align: left;">Building South Mississippi Together</td></tr>

Channels 13 (VHF) analog,
39 (UHF) digital
Affiliations ABC
Owner Raycom Media
Founded October 22, 1962

<tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">Call letters meaning</th><td style="text-align: left;">W BiLOXi, Mississippi</td></tr> <tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">Website</th><td style="text-align: left;">www.wlox.com/</td></tr>

WLOX is the ABC affiliate for Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Its transmitter is located near Perkinston, Mississippi.

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[edit] History

WLOX signed on October 22, 1962, the first TV station on Mississippi's Gulf Coast. WLOX is an ABC affiliate.

Raycom Media is the current owner of WLOX.

Among former WLOX employees is Chuck Scarborough, anchorman for New York's WNBC, and ABC's "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts. Scarborough is a Coast native and Roberts grew up in Pass Christian, Mississippi.

Roberts' sister, Sally-Ann, remains close to the area, working at WWL-TV in New Orleans.

WLOX remained on the air during Hurricane Katrina, even though the studios were heavily damaged in the storm, and continued to broadcast non-stop for more than 12 days afterward. WLOX created an award winning 2 disc DVD set about the storm entitled "Katrina: South Mississippi's Story".

[edit] Current Staff

Management

  • Leon Long - Vice President and General Manager
  • David Vincent - News Director
  • Linda Sherman - Sales Director
  • Tim Beisel - Creative Services Director
  • Todd Durbin - Marketing Director
  • Roger Garrett- Operations Director
  • John Armstrong- Chief Engineer
  • Darlene Duffano- Programming Director

Anchors

  • Karen Abernathy - "The 4 O'Clock Show" and 5 pm
  • David Elliott - "The 4 O'Clock Show," 5 pm, "This Week" and "Sunday Night."
  • A.J. Giardina - Action Reporter/Sports Director
  • Jeff Lawson - weekday evenings
  • Toni Miles - weekends 5:30 pm
  • Rebecca Powers - weekday evenings
  • Karla Redditte - weekends
  • Doug Walker - "This Week"
  • Rhonda Weidner - weekday mornings and noon

Meteorologists

  • Carrie Duncan
  • Rob Knight
  • Mike Reader
  • Tommy Richards

Reporters

  • Trang Pham-Bui- Education
  • Patrice Clark - Jackson County
  • Don Culpepper
  • Marcia Hill
  • Brad Kessie
  • Steve Phillips - Investigative reporter
  • Keli Rabon - Jackson County
  • Jeff Shepard - Sports
  • Al Showers - Hancock County

Photographers

  • Tommy Adams
  • Travis Alford
  • Robert Allen
  • Rodney Billingsley - Sports
  • Pat Gibson
  • Greg McNease
  • Jonathan Sobolewski

Producers

  • Paige Bennett - 6 pm
  • Preston Benson - 5 pm, Weekends
  • Natalie Campen - Executive Producer
  • Meagan Grey - "The 4 O'Clock Show"
  • Karen Monroe - 10 pm
  • Alicia Nicely - weekday mornings and noon
  • Rayanne Weiss - Special Projects

[edit] Newscasts

Monday-Friday

  • Good Morning Mississippi (5:30-7:00AM)
  • WLOX Midday News (11:00-11:30AM)
  • The 4 O'Clock Show (4-4:30PM)
  • WLOX News at 5 (5:00-5:30PM)
  • WLOX News at 6 (6:00-6:30PM)
  • WLOX News at 10 (10:00-10:35PM)

Saturday-Sunday

  • WLOX News at 5:30 (5:30-6:00PM)
  • WLOX News at 10 (10:00-10:30PM)
  • Sunday Night - (10:30-11:00 PM)

[edit] External links

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