Craig Ford

Anchor, reporter and assistant news director
for WTVA-TV, Tupelo-Columbus, Miss.

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Peninsula Broadcasting Company launched WBOC-AM in 1940.  The Salisbury, Md., station was a Mutual affiliate.
WBOC-TV, Channel 16, signed on in 1954 as a DuMont Television Network.  It picked up a CBS affiliation in 1955 and later cherry-picked programs from NBC and ABC.  
A.S. Abell Company, owner of The Baltimore Sun newspaper and Baltimore’s CBS affiliate, WMAR-TV, purchased WBOC-AM-TV.  It launched WBOC-FM in 1965.  
In 1980, Thomas Draper purchased WBOC-TV.  The station also received its first direct competition in the Salisbury area.  WMDT-TV signed on as an ABC/NBC affiliate, leaving WBOC-TV to be the full-time CBS affiliate.
WBOC-TV boosted its local news coverage and technical upgrades.  As of 2014, Draper Holdings still owns WBOC-TV.  The station carries Fox on a digital sub-channel.
Here is a 1980s-era WBOC-TV news open:

As of 2014, the old WBOC-AM is WTGM-AM, carrying a sports format.  WBOC-FM became adult contemporary WQHQ-FM. Clear Channel Communications owns both stations.
Source: Wikipedia (WBOC-TV)

fadedsignals:

Peninsula Broadcasting Company launched WBOC-AM in 1940.  The Salisbury, Md., station was a Mutual affiliate.

WBOC-TV, Channel 16, signed on in 1954 as a DuMont Television Network.  It picked up a CBS affiliation in 1955 and later cherry-picked programs from NBC and ABC.  

A.S. Abell Company, owner of The Baltimore Sun newspaper and Baltimore’s CBS affiliate, WMAR-TV, purchased WBOC-AM-TV.  It launched WBOC-FM in 1965.  

In 1980, Thomas Draper purchased WBOC-TV.  The station also received its first direct competition in the Salisbury area.  WMDT-TV signed on as an ABC/NBC affiliate, leaving WBOC-TV to be the full-time CBS affiliate.

WBOC-TV boosted its local news coverage and technical upgrades.  As of 2014, Draper Holdings still owns WBOC-TV.  The station carries Fox on a digital sub-channel.

Here is a 1980s-era WBOC-TV news open:

As of 2014, the old WBOC-AM is WTGM-AM, carrying a sports format.  WBOC-FM became adult contemporary WQHQ-FM. Clear Channel Communications owns both stations.

Source: Wikipedia (WBOC-TV)

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UKRAINE, Avdeevka : A local resident carries a toy bear as a Ukrainian serviceman patrol on September 8, 2014 near a residential building damaged during recent shelling in the Avdeevka, 5 kilometres north of Donetsk . Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday that Kiev had managed to “free” 1,200 people taken captive by pro-Russian rebels during their five-month separatist uprising AFP PHOTO/ANATOLII STEPANOV

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UKRAINE, Avdeevka : A local resident carries a toy bear as a Ukrainian serviceman patrol on September 8, 2014 near a residential building damaged during recent shelling in the Avdeevka, 5 kilometres north of Donetsk . Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday that Kiev had managed to “free” 1,200 people taken captive by pro-Russian rebels during their five-month separatist uprising AFP PHOTO/ANATOLII STEPANOV

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He is to me, and to many, the embodiment of the goodwill that our games inspire. Every day he reminds us of why this game is forever our national pastime.
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, on Vin Scully. On Friday, Selig presented Scully, who has been broadcasting Dodgers games since 1950, with the prestigious Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award. The award recognizes accomplishments and contributions of historical significance to baseball, and has only been bestowed on one other non-player: Jackie Robinson’s wife, Rachel Robinson. (via latimes)

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