WGHP-8, FOX (TV Station)

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WGHP-8 is a Greensboro, North Carolina television station and an affiliate of the FOX television network.

Station Owner

Fox/News Corporation

Use of Video News Releases and/or Satellite Media Tours

In the 6.30pm news bulletin on June 11, 2005 the station broadcast an edited and re-voiced version of a video news release produced by MultiVu for the American Dental Association on saliva testing for diseases. The broadcast version was a FOX national edit. [1]

According to the "Healthy Housekeeper" website, WGHP aired an SMT titled "Quick & Healthy Housekeeping with Laura Dellutri" on June 8, 2004, at 6:00 AM. [2]

Station Response

In an August 17, 2006, report on the FCC's investigation into unsourced VNRs, the Winston-Salem Journal (which "work[s] cooperatively" with WGHP "to provide local news and other local information") could not get a quote from WGHP staff: [3]

Karen Adams, WGHP's general manager, said she could not comment.
Erica Keane, the vice president of media relationships for Fox television, said: "The Fox television stations' policy is clear - all outside news reporting that is used by a station must be identified as to the source. We are taking the appropriate steps to reiterate this policy to our entire station group". ...
Keane said that, as of yesterday, Fox had not received a letter from the FCC. She declined to make any further comment.

Contact Details

FOX8 WGHP-TV
2005 Francis Street
High Point, NC 27263
Phone (switch):(336) 841-8888
Phone (News):(336) 841-6397
Fax:(336) 841-8051
Web: http://www.fox8wghp.com/

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