WBOC-16, CBS (TV Station)

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WBOC-16 is a Salisbury, Maryland television station and an affiliate of the CBS television network.

Station Owner

Draper Communications

Use of Video News Releases and/or Satellite Media Tours

In the 6am news bulletin on January 25, 2006 the station broadcast an uncut video news release (VNR) produced by Medialink Worldwide for Siemens AG on the car cockpit of the future. [1]

In the 6am news bulletin on March 1, 2006 the station broadcast an uncut version of a video news release produced by Medialink Worldwide promoting General Mills pancake products.[2]

In the 6am news bulletin on March 2, 2006 the station broadcast an uncut version of a video news release produced by Medialink Worldwide for General Motors Corporation about online car shopping. [3]

Contact Details

WBOC TV (Salisbury, MD)
1729 North Salisbury Boulevard
Salisbury, Maryland 21801
Phone: 410.749.1111
Business Fax 410.749.2361
News Fax 410.742.5190
Web: http://www.wboc.com/

SourceWatch Resources

External links

  • Diane Farsetta and Daniel Price, "Fake TV News: Widespread and Undisclosed: A multimedia report on television newsrooms' use of material provided by PR firms on behalf of paying clients", Center for Media and Democracy, April 6, 2006.